Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care. ALS is one of many neurologic conditions that can present as weakness and today on MedNet, we are going to show you how to approach the patient with weakness in order to diagnose and direct treatment. Joining our moderator to discuss upper motor neuron causes of weakness is Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Samantha LoRusso. And then to discuss lower motor neuron causes of weakness, Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. Bakri Elsheikh.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the physical exam findings that accompany upper motor neuron weakness; and RECOGNIZE typical
patterns of upper motor neuron weakness and know what imaging should be obtained.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Upper motor neuron verus lower motor neuron
  • Initial steps in the approach to the weak patient
  • When to admit the patient to the hospital for urgent evaluation
  • Pronator drift testing
  • Fasciculations
  • Management of the patient with increased muscle tone
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Guillian Barré syndrome

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