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What is the first line treatment for temporal arteritis?
High-dose steroids because it's an inflammatory response
Why is an anecdotal or expert opinion lowest on the research hierarchy?
Can be a single person or a group of experts giving an opinion, but there is no research
What is the screening test for temporal arteritis?
Elevated ESR and CRP as well
Which condition causes bilateral stiffness lasting 30 minutes or more located in the shoulders, neck, hips, and torso; more common in women >50 and closely related to temporal arteritis?
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
Are routine eye exams covered by Medicare part B?
In trigeminal neuralgia, which cranial nerve is affected?
What is the treatment for trigeminal neuralgia?
Anticonvulsants (phenytoin) and muscle relaxants (gabapentin, topiramate)
Who monitors and disciplines the nurse practitioners?
What presents as an abrupt onset of facial paralysis due to dysfunction of the motor branch of the facial nerve (7)?
- Additional sx: Tear production on the affected side stops
- Causes: viral, autoimmune, pressure from tumor or vessel
What presents as idiopathic and severe one-sided headache marked by recurrent, brief, lacerating pain behind one eye accompanied by tearing and clear rhinitis?
- Presents in males 30-40 yrs of age
- Higher rate of suicide r/t intense pain
- Tx: high dose 100% Oxygen 12L/min for 15 minutes, sumatriptan by intranasal or IM
What is reliability?
Repeatable, reproducible, consistent
Symptoms of tension headache?
Band-like tightness headache, dull and constant, tensing of neck muscles
What does the dependent variable depend on?
What is described by transient episode of neurological dysfunction caused by focal ischemia without acute infection of the brain?
TIA (mini stroke or minor stroke)
What does the FAST mnemonic stand for?
Face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call 911
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