Category: General Neurology

April Fools!

So much going on in this episode, it’s out of control. It’s a 3-parter, all in 1 episode. To celebrate April Fools Day, I’ve selected 3 topics that may fool you. So don’t be....

Neurology 101: CSF profiling

Before the lumbar puncture, fluid from the nervous system was extracted via surgical means–often at great risk to the patient, and often with little benefit. When Heinrich Quincke finally described a dramatically safer technique...

Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy metal poisoning often enters the neurologic differential diagnosis when a patient presents with a constellation of abdominal pain, polyneuropathy, encephalopathy or coma. Because the constellation of symptoms is so widespread, and often the...

Women & Epilepsy

There’s more to it than simply avoiding valproic acid in pregnancy. A lot more. From menses to menopause, women who suffer from epilepsy are at increased risk of a number of complications from their...

Nitrous oxide myeloneuropathy

Whippets, derived from the brand name “Whip-it” is the recreational trade name for inhaled nitrous oxide (N2O) chargers that can give you a brief, euphoric, high. And although it has been touted in the...