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Anticoagulant for patient w/ history of stroke/TIA: (1) first (2) due to Afib (3) co-morbid CAD (4) repeat while on ASA

(1) ASA (2) Warfarin (3) Clopidogrel (4) Aggrenox (aspirin/extended-release dipyriadmole)/Clopidogrel


Classic s/sx carotid artery stenosis

Carotid bruit, TIA, amaurosis fugax, CVD; Vertigo & syncope not caused by carotid artery stenosis


Indications for carotid endarterectomy

(1) Symptomatic carotid stenosis of 70-99% occluded (if 100% stenosed, body compensated - benefits of surgery not there) (2) Symptomatic 50-69% (marginal benefit, more benefit w/ men & performed within 2 weeks of Stroke/TIA) (3) 80-99% stenosis, expected live > 5 yrs; surgeon w/ low complication rate


Non-surgical tx for carotid artery stenosis

BP 50; TG


5 main Lacunar infarct syndromes

All absent cortical signs: (1) Pure motor hemiparesis (2) Pure sensory stroke (3) Ataxic hemiparesis (4) Sensory motor stroke (5) Dysarthria clumsy hand syndrome



(1) Discontinue all anticoagulants; Reverse any anticoagulants (2)


Meds or med withdrawal cause seizure

(1) Buproprion (Wellbutrin) - lower seizure threshold (2) Buspirone - lower seizure threshold (3) Enflurane (think: E for epileptic) (4) Withdrawal for benzos, barbs, alcohol, & anticonvulsants (5) Pheophylline overdose (used for COPD, asthma 2nd/3rd line, low therapeutic index) (6) B6 deficiency (no B6, no GABA, no inhibitory = excess excitation; typically caused by Isoniazid)


Meds used as prevention for following recurrent seizures: (1) Gran Mal/Tonic Clonic (2) Simple partial (3) Absence (4) Myoclonic

(1) Valproic acid (aka Valproate), Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Lamotrigine, or Topiramate (may be used in combination w/ each other) (2) Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine, Phenytoin... 2nd line - Valproic Acid, Topiramate (3) Ethosuximide... 2nd line - Valproic Acid (4) Valproic Acid


Med(s) matching: (1) side effect of Gingival hyperplasia (2) Tx Absence seizures (3) Tx Trigeminal neuralgia (4) side effect of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (short list)

(1) Phenytoin (2) Ethosuximide (3) Carbamazepine (4) Anticonvulsants (Ethosuximide, Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, & Phenytoin), also Antibiotics (penicillin, sulfa drugs), Sulfa drugs, allopurinol


Drugs known for inducing cytochrome P450 (i.e., speed metabolism of other drugs, like Warfarin & OCPs):

BCGPQRS: Barbiturates, Carbamazepine, Griseofulvin, Phenytoin, Quinidine, Rifampin, St. John's wort (OTC herb)... also, Ethanol


Arnold-Chiari malformation - Definition & Type I v. Type II

Downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils and medulla through foramen magnum; Type I - most common, often asymptomatic, headaches and/or cerebellar sx; Type II - usually accompanied by other neurologic abnormalities; Types up to IV - larger size, more neurologic abnormalities


Neurologic abnormalities assoc. w/ Arnold-Chiari malformation

(1) Hydrocephalus (2) Syringomyelia (3) Myelomeningocele


CP p/w & assoc. w/

Spastic paresis of any/all limbs with clonus, Persistence of primitive reflexes, Tendency to drool, Athetosis, Choreiform, Involuntary grimacing, Delayed psychomotor development, Ataxia, Atonic (hypotonia); Encephalopathy - lethargy, decreased spontaneous movement, hypotonia, suppressed primitive reflexes; Assoc. w/ Epilepsy, Mental retardation, & Sensory impairment

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