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Six Life-Threatening Obstetrical Emergencies

Topics Today I’ll review the obstetrical symptoms of vaginal bleeding, decreased fetal movement, contractions, fluid loss, headache, and that ominous catch-all, “I just don’t feel very well. What these all have in common, is that they are common, usually innocent, and occasionally life-threatening. The other thing they all have in common is that they are a [...]  
Mike Hughey, MD
over 8 years ago
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Headaches at a Glance - Usman Ahmed

Teaching resource designed for Peninsula Medical School Students, who sit an exam called the AMK. This exam is an MCQ based exam and covers a number of clinical scenarios. This booklet specifically looks at the common causes of headaches.  
Usman Ahmed
over 7 years ago
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Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull

Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull For more latest tech news and product reviews SUBSCRIBE to http://www.youtube.com/user/TechyGUYS When a Dutch woman with a rare condition needed a new skull, surgeons 3D-printed one for her and put it on her brain like a cap. An entire human cranium can now be added to the growing list of 3D-printed body parts that includes a fingertip, a hand, prosthetic eyes, arms, a jaw, and even a new foot for a duck. The plastic skull was made by an Australian firm and placed on the brain of a Dutch woman at Utrecht University's University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The operation, which lasted 23 hours, took place about three months ago, and Dutch News just reported that the patient has returned to work -- plastic noggin and all. "The patient has her sight back entirely, is symptom-free, is back to work, and it is almost impossible to see that she's ever had surgery," lead neurologist Ben Verweij said in a statement. Prior to the procedure, the woman's skull was more than three times thicker than a normal skull due to a rare condition. The increased thickness caused the woman's skull to press on her brain, leading to severe headaches and vision loss. Although the report doesn't name the condition, Camurati-Engelmann disease is among the ailments that can cause skull bones to thicken. "Implants used to be made by hand in the operating theater using a sort of cement which was far from ideal," Verweij said of the procedure, according to Dutch News. "Using 3D printing we can make one to the exact size. This not only has great cosmetic advantages, but patients' brain function often recovers better than using the old method." Verweiji says that although portions of skulls have been swapped out in the past, this is the first time an entire cranium has been replaced in a patient. And I bet this is the first time you've ever seen a plastic skull get attached to a real live brain. Let me know what you think in the comments below. TAGS play station 4, play station, play station 2 emulator, play station emulator, play station 3, free play station emulator, play station network, sony play station, play station 2, xbox one, xbox, xbox 360, xbox live, xbox 360 iso, xbox emulator, xbox 360 game, gta 5 cheat xbox, xbox iso, gta 5 cheat xbox 360, xbox 360 deal, microsoft, microsoft office, microsoft window, microsoft security essentials, microsoft office 2000, 2003 edition microsoft office professional, 2003 microsoft office student, microsoft word, 2007 microsoft office system, microsoft window xp, download microsoft word, microsoft window media center, microsoft internet explorer, 2007 download microsoft word, microsoft excel, microsoft account, microsoft outlook, microsoft corporation, microsoft window 7, microsoft surface, microsoft office word, microsoft download, microsoft online, microsoft office 2010, explorer internet microsoft update, microsoft power point, microsoft update, download microsoft office, microsoft xbox 360, microsoft computer training, apple, apple store, apple itunes music store, apple itunes, apple ipad, apple iphone, apple ipod, apple laptop, apple vacation, apple ipad mini, apple fix, apple logo, apple tv, apple support community, apple software download, apple iphone 5c, apple iphone 5s, apple iphone 4, apple iphone 5, samsung galaxy, samsung, samsung galaxy s4, samsung galaxy s3, viber for samsung, samsung flight, samsung galaxy note, samsung phone, att samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy note 3, samsung kies, samsung galaxy s iii, sprint samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy s2, samsung galaxy tab 3, samsung galaxy s 4, samsung tablet, samsung galaxy tab, samsung galaxy s, att samsung, samsung galaxy note 2, samsung galaxy s5, samsung galaxy tab 2, samsung galaxy mega, samsung galaxy s3 mini, samsung galaxy s4 mini, samsung galaxy s ii, how to screen shot on samsung galaxy s4, mobile samsung, sony, sony video game, sony tv, sony vaio, sony xperia, sony play station, sony ericsson, sony xperia z, sony laptop, sony entertainment network, sony camera, sony xperia z1, sony tv live, sony psp wall, sony vegas, sony vaio laptop, sony computer, sony style, sony mobile,  
Nicole Chalmers
over 4 years ago
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Neurosurgeons Successfully Implant 3D Printed Skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands suffering from chronic bone disorder had increased thickness of the skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches.  
YouTube
over 4 years ago
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Medication Overuse Headache

 
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 4 years ago
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Migraine

To distinguish from a TIA: - TIA’s have sudden onset, with maximum deficits immediately. Headache is rare. In migraine, the deficits may occur gradually, and almost always accompanied by headache. In both cases aura may be present It can occur in recurrent episodes (similar to tension headache) or in one off, irregular instances. Incidence – 8-12%. M:F – 1:2    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 4 years ago
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Summary of Headaches

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almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 4 years ago
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Tension Headache

‘Tension headaches’ Account for about 40% of all headaches Symptoms usually bilateral Tight band sensation Pressure behind the eyes May have a throbbing sensation Not sensitive to head movement No feeling of need to vomit  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 4 years ago
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Subarachnoid Haemorrhage - SAH

This is bleeding into the subarachnoid space. The classical sign is a sudden onset intense headache (“feel like I’ve been hit on the back of the head Doc”).   The bleeding occurs as the result of rupture of aneurysm (80%) and AV malformations (15%). In the remainder of cases, no cause can be identified. Trauma is also a major cause, but is not considered true SAH.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 4 years ago
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Triptans for symptomatic treatment of migraine headache

A 30 year old woman has debilitating, pulsating right sided headaches up to twice a month for several years. Her pain builds up rapidly and usually lasts 24 hours. She has to lie down during episodes, which are associated with sensitivity to light, severe nausea, and occasional vomiting. Over the counter analgesics such as ibuprofen or paracetamol were initially helpful in relieving pain, but not recently. She asks if any treatments may help with her headaches and allow her to return to her usual activities sooner.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Education special: Headache

Stream Education special: Headache by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
over 4 years ago
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Education special: Headache

Stream Education special: Headache by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
over 4 years ago
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Altitude Sickness in Climbers and Efficacy of NSAIDs Trial (ASCENT): Randomized, Controlled Trial of Ibuprofen Versus Placebo for Prevention of Altitude Illness

To study the effectiveness of ibuprofen versus placebo in preventing acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude headache (HAH).  
sciencedirect.com
over 4 years ago
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Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Comparison of Acetazolamide Versus Ibuprofen for Prophylaxis Against High Altitude Headache: The Headache Evaluation at Altitude Trial (HEAT)

High altitude headache (HAH) is the most common neurological complaint at altitude and the defining component of acute mountain sickness (AMS). However, there is a paucity of literature concerning its prevention. Toward this end, we initiated a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in the Nepal Himalaya designed to compare the effectiveness of ibuprofen and acetazolamide for the prevention of HAH.  
sciencedirect.com
over 4 years ago
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A 45 year old patient with headache, fever, and hyponatraemia

A 45 year old man was admitted to hospital with rapid onset headache, fever, confusion, photophobia, and hypotension. His wife confirmed a six month history of frequent headaches relieved by analgesics.  
bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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A 45 year old patient with headache, fever, and hyponatraemia

A 45 year old man was admitted to hospital with rapid onset headache, fever, confusion, photophobia, and hypotension. His wife confirmed a six month history of frequent headaches relieved by analgesics.  
bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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An unusual headache

A 68 year old woman presented to the emergency department with a 10 day history of gradual onset left temporal headache and scalp tenderness, which had increased in severity over this period. She had a 40 year history of migraine, for which she had been prescribed sumatriptan. She described her presenting headache as different from her usual migraine. She was otherwise well with no recent illness or head injury. On examination she was normotensive and her temperature was also normal. There was no evidence of meningism. Her temporal arteries were pulsatile and non-tender on palpation. She had no neurological deficit and no papilloedema on fundoscopy. Her left temporomandibular joint was tender.  
bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Focal neurological deficits after trauma

A 38 year old woman developed headache (without neck pain) and weakness of her left upper and lower limbs after a concussive head trauma with scalp lacerations in a motor vehicle crash. On examination (more than 4.5 hours after the trauma), she was conscious, alert, and in cardiac sinus rhythm. There was no carotid bruit. She scored 7 points on the National Institute of Health stroke scale (maximum possible score 42). Positive neurological findings included mild blunting of the left nasolabial fold; left hemiparesis, with extensor muscles being weaker (3/5) than flexors in the left upper limb (4+/5), flexors being weaker (4 to 4+/5) than extensors in the left lower limb (4+ to 5/5), and distal more than proximal weakness in the left arm and leg. She also had brisk deep tendon reflexes in the limbs on the left side; a left extensor plantar response; left hemianopia; and left hemisensory (including the face) hypoaesthesia for pain, cold, and touch. Eyelid ptosis or paresis of extraocular movements were not present, and pupillary size and light reaction were normal.  
bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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A 45 year old patient with headache, fever, and hyponatraemia

A 45 year old man was admitted to hospital with rapid onset headache, fever, confusion, photophobia, and hypotension. His wife confirmed a six month history of frequent headaches relieved by analgesics.  
bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Are headaches associated with hypertension?

Some people say there is an association between headaches and hypertension. However, I had a lecturer who said that hypertension in the general public is not associated with headaches. Which is correct?  
Alex Catley
about 6 years ago