Seizure versus syncope

One of the most common but difficult management problems in medicine is that of patients who present with a paroxysmal loss of consciousness. All too often the underlying diagnosis remains elusive. This has a cost both in terms of mortality and ongoing morbidity and in terms of the financial burden associated with hospitalisation and repeated investigations. We describe a practical approach to this clinical dilemma, which is rooted in adherence to basic principles of history talcing and examination, formulation of a reasonable differential diagnosis, followed by an intelligent use of specific investigations and selection of an appropriate treatment. We also discuss the effect of sudden unexpected deadi in epilepsy and sudden cardiac dead». Despite a careful and thorough approach to the patient with a “seizure versus syncope” problem, many will require repeated assessment before a diagnosis is made. >>> leia o artigo >>>

Deixe uma resposta

Preencha os seus dados abaixo ou clique em um ícone para log in:

Logotipo do WordPress.com

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta WordPress.com. Sair / Alterar )

Imagem do Twitter

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Twitter. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Facebook

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Facebook. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Google+

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Google+. Sair / Alterar )

Conectando a %s