Tagged: seizure

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...

The many faces of PRES

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Not always posterior, not always reversible, not always associated with encephalopathy. To give you the actual numbers, 75% of cases have frontal and temporal involvement, and a third affect the...

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...

The Tanzania Experience

FAME. No, I don’t mean the perks of becoming a movie star. I’m talking about the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME), the non-profit hospital and clinic in Karatu, a district in northeastern...