Monthly Archive: July 2016

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

History. It was almost a footnote the way Carl Wernicke described the first cases that would later be recognized as Wernicke’s encephalopathy. Characterized by a triad of acute confusion, ophthalmoparesis, and ataxia, this clinical...

Drug-drug interactions in epilepsy

A silent threat. You’d be surprised how often physicians forget the way medicines behave as chemicals in the body. There is no simple rule to follow–every drug has a unique half life, mechanism of...

Still worsening after stroke?

800,000. That is the number of strokes that occur in the US every year. In approximately one-third of these cases, the  patient’s symptoms will continue to deteriorate several days after onset. And the risk of neurologic deterioration...