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You are consulted to the psychiatric hospital to see a 48-year-old female with schizophrenia who has been under psychiatric care for 2 weeks after ingesting hundreds of pennies over a prolonged period. You are asked to address her new complaints of numbness in her feet and trouble walking. On exam, she had a broad-based gait and a positive Romberg. What could explain these findings?
You are asked to see a 2-month-old infant girl with hypotonia, macroglossia, failure to thrive, and cardiomyopathy. Muscle biopsy is done due to the hypotonia, and shows PAS+ vacuolar myopathy. What is the best treatment approach?
A 17-year-old female with a past medical history of anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome presents to the emergency room after a transient clinical episode. Her mother states that they were eating dinner when her daughter dropped to the floor and began having generalized shaking movements of her arms and her legs. She was unresponsive during the event and her eyes were closed. The event lasted approximately 30 seconds and there was no post-ictal confusion. In the emergency room, the patient has another event, where pelvic thrusting and asynchronous movements were appreciated for 2 minutes before resolution. The patient stated that she remembered having no control of her body during the event in question. Based on the most likely diagnosis, which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?
A 72-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension presents with an acute onset of right upper and lower extremity weakness. The sensory exam is normal. Right homonymous hemianopia is also appreciated. Which of the following vessels is most likely affected?
An 18-year-old male with a history of IV drug use was found unresponsive on a park bench by police. He was intubated by EMS and sent directly to the emergency room. The patient is comatose on examination. CT scan of the head is shown below. What is the likely diagnosis?
A 30-year-old woman has visual evoked potentials performed that show a right eye P100 latency of 140 msec and a left eye P100 latency of 103 msec. Which of the following is the most likely cause?
A 45-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest after a heroin overdose. He received 30 minutes of CPR with an eventual return of spontaneous circulation. After being cooled per post-arrest protocol the patient was rewarmed. 48 hours after being warmed the patient remained in a persistent comatose state with minimal brainstem reflexes. To evaluate the degree of hypoxic-ischemic injury an EEG was ordered. Which of the following EEG patterns carries the worst prognosis after a hypoxic-ischemic injury?
A 67 y.o. female with HTN and atrial fibrillation on coumadin was in the Neuro ICU in a comatose state after a large intracranial hemorrhage. After a couple of days of monitoring, she had a new finding on her physical exam that prompted stat imaging, which showed signs of uncal herniation. Surgery was not performed due to goals of care preferences, and she, unfortunately, passed away from her ailment. An autopsy was requested. The image below shows compression on a cranial nerve from the herniation. Through which anatomic structure does this nerve pass to exit the skull?
Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody therapy that targets which of the following proteins?
A 50-year-old male presents to the emergency room with a three-day history of double vision and difficulty walking. Neurological examination reveals decreased eye movements. Strength in the limbs is relatively preserved but all reflexes are absent. There is also marked limb clumsiness. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following dermatomes are correctly matched with their associated anatomical location?
Identify the structure (blue arrow) shown below:
A 42-year-old woman with major depressive disorder and anxiety who has recently completed treatment for gambling addiction presents with a unilateral upper extremity resting tremor and the feeling that she is “stiff all of the time”. Her husband remarks that she has become much more soft-spoken lately and that five years ago she began acting out her dreams. Which of the following medications should be avoided in this patient?
A 37-year-old female with a past medical history of obesity presented to the emergency room with a severe headache and visual disturbances. The funduscopic exam shows bilateral papilledema. An MRI of the brain shows an empty sella and MRV was normal. A lumbar puncture was performed. The opening pressure was 38 and there were no WBCs or RBCs appreciated in the CSF. What is the most appropriate therapy for her disease?
A 4-day-old full-term baby is brought to the hospital for two episodes of generalized stiffening and apnea for less than 1 minute followed by a return to baseline. The physical exam is unremarkable and CTH is negative. The mother reports having similar episodes shortly after birth. What is the most likely cause of the episodes?