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Carbidopa is given concurrently with levodopa to reduce the risk of which of the following side effects?
Which of the following medications is associated with sudden irresistible attacks of sleep?
A 22-month-old girl presents with her mother for abnormal movements and loss of milestones. The mother describes the patient frequently and repetitively squeezes and twists her hands, and has lost some of her developmental milestones including fine motor skills and verbal speech. She has stopped walking as well. On examination of growth curves, her head circumference percentile appears to have fallen off of the curve. The patient has no other past medical problems, no past trauma, or past infections, and had been developing normally up until now. Of the following, which is most likely true?
A 7-year-old boy with a history of right facial port-wine stain and mild developmental delay presents to the emergency room for seizures. An MRI brain is performed and the T1 with contrast sequence is shown below. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A two-month-old boy is brought to the Emergency Room by his mother because of lethargy for the past 3 hours. His mother states that earlier today the child rolled off the couch and hit his head on the hardwood floor. Physical exam shows excessive somnolence, tense anterior fontanelle, and fundoscopic exam shows bilateral retinal hemorrhages. A non-contrast CT of the head shows subdural hematomas of varying ages. A CT head is ordered and pending. Otherwise, what is the next most appropriate step in the management of this patient?
A 68-year-old man presents with word-finding difficulties and speech hesitancy. His wife notices that he struggles to name objects and sometimes mispronounces words. On examination, he can name objects but has significant difficulty repeating long sentences. While his spontaneous speech is slow, it is grammatically correct. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis.
Which of the following symptoms seen with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is the most responsive CSF shunt placement?
A 16-year-old male is brought to the emergency room by his parents for generalized weakness. The patient states that he woke up in the morning that day with flaccid paralysis of his arms and legs which was so significant that he couldn’t get out of bed. In typical teenage boy fashion, he wasn’t very worried about this at the time and went back to bed. It wasn’t until 4 hours later when he woke up again with the same degree of weakness that he became concerned and screamed for his parents to help. The patient denies any recent drug or alcohol use. The only interesting thing from the previous night was that he partook in and won a pizza-eating contest with his friends. The patient’s father admits to having had similar episodes to this when he was younger. If the patient’s symptoms are due to a genetic disorder, a mutation in which of the following genes is most likely responsible?
Which of the following medications used in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can worsen comorbid Tourette syndrome if present?
A 56-year-old male with a past medical history of smoking presents to the clinic with the chief complaint of a 1-month history of progressive muscle weakness. Interestingly, he notes that his strength seems to improve with repeated use. The physical examination is notable for proximal muscle weakness of the bilateral lower extremities and areflexia in all extremities. Serology and electrodiagnostic testing confirm the diagnosis. What is the first-line therapy for symptomatic management?