Archives for April 2014

What’s the Cause of These Nail Findings?

A patient is transferred out of the intensive care unit after a 3-week course of sepsis. You are asked to identify and explain why his nails have these lesions. The patient has never noticed them before. Do you know what these are called and their cause? (Answer below) Scroll down for the answer This patient

Dr. Neil Schwartz Teaches the Neuro Exam

Dr. Neil Schwartz is a Stanford neurologist and the Program Director of Stanford’s Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Schwartz is an excellent teacher within the Stanford community and led this week’s Stanford 25 session on the neurology exam. Take Home Points from Dr. Schwartz: “Brain lesions, such as stroke, that affect the cortical-spinal tract: — Have