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Which of the following is the most likely cause of the findings seen on this gross pathology image?
A 78-year-old male with a past medical history of diabetes presents to the clinic with a 2-year history of progressive lower extremity numbness and pain. He describes the pain as “pins and needles”. Physical examination reveals loss of pinprick sensation to the ankles bilaterally, mute Achilles reflexes, and moderate difficulty with tandem gait. A diagnosis is made based on examination and clinical history. What is the mechanism of action of the most appropriate first-line therapeutic agent?
Where is the anatomic origin of the normal EEG sleep structure seen in the 3rd second of this recording?
A 27-year-old man presents after having an unprovoked generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Which of the following should he be told regarding his clinical situation?
A 55-year-old male presents with progressive worsening new headache over several months. He did not wish to seek medical attention but now presents because his family reports his facial expressions “look different”. On exam, he has impaired upgaze, light near dissociation, and convergence retraction nystagmus. An MRI is done and shows a lesion. Where is the lesion likely located?
A 24-year-old male with no known past medical history experienced a first-time generalized tonic-clonic seizure while at work. She is now in the emergency room and back to her neurological baseline. Bloodwork was unremarkable. A routine EEG and MRI of the brain were normal. Which is the most appropriate next step in management?
Exposure to which of the following in utero is associated with low birth weight?
A lesion to which of the following arteries could produce the ischemic findings shown in the MRI below (Brain MRI, axial cuts. Left: DWI sequence. Right: ADC sequence).
An 83-year-old man presented with an acute onset of difficulty walking and nausea about 12 hours prior to being seen in the emergency room. Examination revealed vertigo and truncal ataxia. An MRI was performed to evaluate for stroke. The FLAIR axial MR image is shown below. What is the vascular territory damaged in the imaging provided?
A 65-year-old man with a past medical history of chronic liver disease and diabetes presents with progressive falls and a tremor. On exam, he is rigid throughout with significant gait instability, a tendency to turn his head to the right, and a hypertrophied left sternocleidomastoid muscle. He fails initial treatment with carbidopa-levodopa. His brain MRI reveals T1 hyperintensities of the bilateral globi pallidi. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following headaches is most likely to respond to a combination of caffeine and lithium?
The cell marked by the blue arrow is derived from which germ layer?
A 43-year-old man with obesity and hypertension presents with complaints of excessive daytime sleepiness, gasping awakenings, and witnessed periods of not breathing during sleep. A polysomnogram is performed and confirms the presence of sleep-disordered breathing. What feature would point to a central rather than obstructive cause?
You are caring for a 19-year-old male in the neurocritical care unit after drowning. His brain MRI is pending clinical stability. Which finding on brain MRI is most likely after a severe global hypoxic injury?
A neurology consult is placed on a full-term newborn male after being delivered by an uncomplicated vaginal delivery with good APGAR scores. The physical exam reveals a midline lesion in his lumbar region. Based on the pathology shown below, which of the following would most likely also be present on head imaging?
Deep brain stimulation has been effective in the management of Parkinson’s disease when it targets which of the following structures?
Which of the following brain metastases has the highest risk of intracranial hemorrhage?
A 61-year-old male with no past medical history presents to the clinic with difficulty moving for the past year. He states that it takes him a lot longer to do daily tasks such as walking to the mailbox and that it is getting worse. He is accompanied by his daughter who states that she notices that he shuffles his feet when walking. On physical exam, the patient is observed to have a 4-6 Hz resting tremor in his hand. Pathologic examination of this patient’s brain tissue would most likely show which of the following?
A 66-year-old female comes to the EMG lab with the chief complaint of muscle cramps in the right lower extremity. She started having symptoms after treatment with a cholesterol-lowering medication but despite discontinuing the medication her symptoms persisted. Reflexes are 2+ in upper and lower extremities, except 1+ in the right Achilles. Nerve conduction studies of both lower extremities were normal. An EMG was performed and shown below. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A pediatric neurology consult was placed for a 5-day-old, full-term newborn with macrocephaly. When formally measured his head circumference was 46 cm. A tense fontanelle was appreciated on examination. A bedside ultrasound was performed and the only abnormality appreciated was significant hydrocephalus. What is the most likely etiology of the patient’s symptoms?
Carbidopa is given concurrently with levodopa to reduce the risk of which of the following side effects?
A 30-year-old female with no known past medical history comes to the emergency room after a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Her friend says that she has been behaving oddly over the past couple of days and has been complaining of a headache. An axial T2 brain MRI is shown below. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
An 8-year-old girl is noted to have staring spells during class by her teacher. In the office, you are able to provoke an event by having her blow repeatedly into a pinwheel. What is the most likely underlying pathology of her disease?
A 35-year-old male with a history of intravenous drug use was found unresponsive with a used syringe at his side. After 30 minutes of CPR, there was a return of spontaneous circulation. A CTH was performed (shown below). Which of the following is appreciated on imaging?
A 65-year-old female with 40 pack-year history presents with a 2-week history of generalized weakness that improves with repeated testing. You are concerned for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding LEMS and/or myasthenia gravis (MG)?
A 76-year-old man with a five-year history of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease presents to your office accompanied by his daughter. She remarks that he has started talking to his wife who passed away 5 years ago. She also frequently finds him frightened, looking around the room at “small people” who are not there. Which of the following is a treatment of choice that is correctly paired with its associated monitoring parameters?
A 75-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes presents to the emergency department with a sudden onset of loss of sensation in the buttocks, perineum, and inner surfaces of both thighs, and urinary and fecal incontinence. On physical exam, he has loss of pain and light touch in the area described, as well as a loss of sphincter tone, and hyperreflexia in the lower extremities. Strength is mildly decreased in the distal lower extremities, without atrophy. What structure is most likely injured?
A chronic alcoholic is admitted to the hospital for altered mental status. An MRI is performed and shown below. What symptoms/signs are most likely seen on examination?
A 37-year-old retired nurse is being evaluated in the emergency room for excessive diarrhea. She has been in the emergency department multiple times in the past for similar complaints and diagnostic testing has repeatedly been unremarkable. While casually talking to the nursing staff, the patient accidentally knocks over her purse and several bottles of laxatives fall out. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Based on the findings on the muscle biopsy (trichrome stain) shown below, which of the following is most likely seen on examination of this patient?
A 51-year-old woman with a past medical history of migraines and irritable bowel syndrome comes to the physician because of abnormal shaking of both hands for the past two months. The shaking improves after two glasses of wine. Examination shows symmetric hand tremors that worsen when the patient reaches for objects in front of her. What is the mechanism of action of the most appropriate first-line treatment?
Which of the following enzymes are deficient with Fabry Disease?
Which of the following drug-mechanism pairs is incorrect?
A 24-year-old man comes to the emergency room with severe left-hand pain after a fall at home. The patient refuses to allow the nurse or doctor to do a physical exam. A hand X-ray is unremarkable. She insists that all she needs is a note for two weeks of paid leave from her job. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 9-year-old boy with no significant past medical history was referred to get an EEG because of declining school performance and concern for staring vs. daydreaming episodes. Hyperventilation was performed and shown below. His EEG was otherwise unremarkable. Based on the available data which is the most appropriate next clinical step?
A 6-year-old female is seen in the clinic for decreased balance and numbness in her fingers and toes. Her father, who is with her at the clinic visit, states that she was developmentally normal until 2 years of age, at which time she began to have frequent falls. During the past year, she has also developed slurred speech. The neurological exam reveals truncal ataxia, ataxic gait, scanning speech, and decreased sensation to vibration and pinprick in her extremities. The ocular exam reveals irregular capillary dilation of the retina and skin. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Paraphasic and semantic errors in speech can occur secondary to a lesion in which of the following regions?
A 4-year-old male is brought to your clinic by his father who states that he has been experiencing random jerky movements of his arms and his neck for the past year. His father states that the jerky movements have not gotten worse over time but tend to appear more when the boy is agitated or under stress. The movements cease when he is asleep. The patient has otherwise been meeting all of his developmental milestones. Genetic testing reveals a mutation in TITF1, a thyroid transcription factor. What is the diagnosis?
Which of the following comorbidities are responsible for the lesion appreciated in the image below?
A 90-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with an acute change in mental status. On examination, she is alert but is not answering questions or following commands. Speech is fluent, but not interpretable. Comprehension is severely impaired. Interestingly she was able to repeat full sentences without much difficulty. Which of the following is the most likely territory of ischemic damage?
Which is the following potentials on EMG has an irregular firing pattern?
The electrical fields that generate the cortical activity appreciated on electroencephalogram (EEG) are the result of which of the following?
Identify the pathological abnormality shown in the image below.
A 34-year-old man was admitted to the hospital and intubated after a severe motor vehicle accident leading to multiple bone fractures two days ago. Despite weaning IV sedation, the patient continues to be unarousable to stimulation. An MRI was performed and DWI imaging is shown below. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 16-year-old male is seen in the clinic for burning and tingling sensations in his upper hands and feet. Additionally, he is a soccer player and states that he does not sweat during physical activity. On physical exam, he has diffuse red-blue papules in his gluteal region, around his navel and nipples, and on his buccal mucosa. There is no family history of skin lesions. This patient likely has a defect in which protein?
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?
Sleep spindles are first seen at what gestational age (GA)?
A 61-year-old male with a past medical history of GI cancer status post gastric resection at age 57, consequently on parenteral nutrition, presents to your clinic for a second opinion. He complains of slow movements and rigidity in his arms and legs that have slowly progressed over the last year. He denies tremors or cognitive change. He saw a different neurologist who started him on carbidopa/levodopa 6 months ago but the response has been minimal and he continues to get worse. You decide to perform a brain MRI and you see bilateral hyperintensity of the globus pallidi on the T1-weighted image. What treatment should you add?
A 57-year-old male undergoes a cervical decompression laminoplasty for myelopathy, and on postoperative day #2, he complains of severe left shoulder pain. On examination, he has weakness with abduction of the left arm at the shoulder and flexion of the left arm at the elbow. This patient’s lesion localizes to which nerve root?