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01.08.2015 | Leitthema

Recognising brainstem problems in the emergency department using the rule of 4 of the brainstem

verfasst von: FRACP Prof. P. Gates

Erschienen in: Notfall + Rettungsmedizin | Ausgabe 5/2015

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Abstract

This paper describes using the rule of 4 of the brainstem to help emergency physicians readily identify patients with brainstem problems. It is a simple set of four rules that demystify the brainstem. It is not designed to discuss patients presenting with coma, of which brainstem problems are only one of the many causes. It will also discuss cerebellar infarction and haemorrhage, because although not strictly part of the rule of 4, these are medical emergencies that can, at times, easily be missed.
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Metadaten
Titel
Recognising brainstem problems in the emergency department using the rule of 4 of the brainstem
verfasst von
FRACP Prof. P. Gates
Publikationsdatum
01.08.2015
Verlag
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Erschienen in
Notfall + Rettungsmedizin / Ausgabe 5/2015
Print ISSN: 1434-6222
Elektronische ISSN: 1436-0578
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10049-015-0034-8