Tagged: seizure

Fun facts about syncope

Syncope (n.) from the Greek, for “cessation.” As in, cessation of consciousness. I wanted to talk about syncope today because I was reminded of a funny thing that happened several years ago. While in...

First seizure of life

Don’t freak out, but 8-10% of Americans will have at least one seizure in their lifetime. That being said, there is a less than 3% chance of developing epilepsy. The question is, who makes...

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...