Scott Edward Sparks

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Acute ischemic stroke in a pediatric population is uncommon and has a different etiology from the adult population. We describe a case of acute ischemic stroke for which emergent, physician-sonographer–performed transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) changed his outcome.The patient in this case presented with left-sided hemiparesis,with subsequent CT(More)
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive, multiple congenital anomaly syndrome with cognitive impairment and a distinct behavioral phenotype that includes autistic features. SLOS is caused by a defect in 3β-hydroxysterol Δ7-reductase which leads to decreased cholesterol levels and elevated cholesterol precursors, specifically 7- and(More)
BACKGROUND We have constructed a simple, inexpensive simulation model for ultrasound guided nerve blocks. To date there are no low cost, high fidelity models for nerve block simulations. The models that do exist are expensive and vaguely resemble actual anatomy. As ultrasound guided nerve blocks become more common in medical education it is essential to(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) often present to the Emergency Department with a multitude of complaints. Abnormal vital signs and a chief complaint of pain can produce a diagnosis ranging from a cardiac etiology to an infectious source. OBJECTIVES Our goal is to discuss a case in which an ESRD dialysis patient presented with a(More)
Thoracic aortic dissection is a lethal disease, and emergency department diagnosis is limited by imperfect diagnostic testing and limited resources;however, this case report illustrates the nonspecific presentation of thoracic aortic dissection and the use of emergency physician use of transthoracic echocardiography with the addition of suprasternal notch(More)
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