Headaches Associated with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)


HEADACHES ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com Introduction Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV2 is a global pandemic, which has already affected about 2.6 million people in about 200 countries. Healthcare workers working in high-risk areas (such as emergency room, isolation wards, ICU, etc)Continue reading “Headaches Associated with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)”

HOW DOES COVID 19 AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM


How does COVID 19 affect Nervous System? Covid 19, caused by SARS CoV2 virus, is a global pandemic, which has infected about 1.88 million people in about 200 countries, resulting in about 1,16,800 deaths. Covid 19 predominantly affects respiratory system. Common symptoms include fever, cough, breathing difficulty, fatigue and chest pain. Severe cases manifest withContinue reading “HOW DOES COVID 19 AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM”

SMARTPHONE USE and PRIMARY HEADACHES


Smartphone use has increased over time. Smartphone is used for multiple functions other than phone, such as browsing internet, playing games, watching movies/videos, chatting, as a camera, etc. Life without smartphone is unimaginable. The impact of smartphone use on primary headache syndromes is not well known. In a recent research study, headache characteristics were comparedContinue reading “SMARTPHONE USE and PRIMARY HEADACHES”

Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)


IDIOPATHIC INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION What is Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)? IIH is a condition characterized by raised intracranial pressure (ICP) of unknown etiology. It is also known as benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri. What are the common symptoms of IIH? The commonest symptom of IIH is headache. In some cases, visual blurring or double visionContinue reading “Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)”

Natural Progression of Neurocysticercosis Without Treatment


Single lesion of neurocysticercosis (tape worm infection of brain) is a common cause of seizures. In most of these cases, only anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are advised. Anti-helminthic treatment with albendazole is usually not recommended, as most of these lesions spontaneously resolve over time. This is in contrast to patients with multiple brain lesions in NCC,Continue reading “Natural Progression of Neurocysticercosis Without Treatment”