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Which of the following is not a side effect of topiramate?
A 36-year-old woman was recently started on natalizumab for management of her multiple sclerosis. Over the next several months, she develops progressive weakness, incoordination, and speech disturbances before passing away six months after initiating natalizumab. Testing for which of the following pathogens should have been performed prior to natalizumab initiation to prevent this outcome?
A 62-year-old woman presents to your clinic with complaints of dizziness. She states that about 2 weeks ago she had some dental work done including a root canal, and ever since then has had spells of extreme dizziness. She describes that the room spins and she becomes sick to her stomach. The sensation is improved by sitting very still. It completely resolves in between episodes, and episodes happen about once or twice a day. She noticed that it happens consistently when she tries to back out of the driveway in the early morning. She had a CT head one day ago that was read as normal. On exam, she has inducible nystagmus. The otoscopic exam is normal. Which of the following is the most accurate statement?
A 38-year-old man with a past medical history of HIV, depression, and asthma presents after experiencing a first-time seizure. He was last seen normal about 45 minutes ago by his husband, who witnessed him seizing for about 10 minutes. A CTH is performed and normal. A lumbar puncture is performed and reveals the findings below. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the patient’s symptoms?
An 8-year-old boy with no significant past medical history is brought to the clinic due to difficulties in school. His mother states that over the past year, she has received multiple phone calls from his teacher about his lack of concentration in class. On multiple occasions when asked a question, the patient would blankly stare at the wall and ignore the teacher, but then would return to his normal, talkative self immediately after each episode. An EEG is ordered, which shows 3 Hz generalized spike and wave discharges. The patient would most likely benefit from a medication targeting what?
A 72-year-old man with a history of right-sided carotid stenosis was transferred from an outside hospital to your institution to have a carotid stent placed after experiencing a mild right-hemispheric ischemic stroke. The patient was sent to the angiography lab and had a carotid stent placed, however, it was done so on the unaffected (left) side. What is this an example of?
A patient with end-stage amyotrophic lateralized sclerosis (ALS) presents to the emergency room from a nursing home alone. His vitals show hypoxemia and he appears tachypneic on examination. On examination, he is also paraplegic with significant weakness in the upper extremities and mild dysarthria. His mental status examination appears intact. Between short breaths, he says that he does not wish to be intubated. This is consistent with the end-of-life discussions documented in the outpatient clinic notes. As his hypoxemia worsens his wife arrives at the bedside and with urgency asks you to intubate the patient. What is the most appropriate response?
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease may have hypometabolism in which of the following brain regions?
A 68-year-old female presents with a one-year history of progressive memory problems and deteriorating mobility. Upon further questioning the patient notes incontinence. A physical exam reveals a wide-based gait with shuffling steps. A brain MRI shows widening of the temporal horns of the lateral ventricles. Which of the following is the best next step in management?
Which of the following is not part of Gerstmann’s syndrome?