Mumbai man accidently swallows denture during epileptic seizure, saved by docs

Last week doctors at KEM Hospital dealt with a patient in the emergency department who had accidentally swallowed his dentures due to an epileptic fit. They performed an emergency procedure to remove the dentures which was obstructing the man’s airway

Mumbai man accidently swallows denture during epileptic seizure, saved by docsAjay Jog, (name changed) a 27-year-old man rushed to KEM hospital and admitted himself into the emergency department. While asleep, he suffered a seizure and upon waking he realised that he swallowed one of his dentures. He was having difficulties breathing and reached the hospital as fast as he could. Speaking to My Medical Mantra […]

Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsy

Epilepsy or seizures is one of the most common neurological disorders in India, with a prevalence of 5 per 1000 people; translating into a burden of more than 5 million cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide

Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsyEpilepsy is one of the oldest disorders of the brain, affecting more than 60 million people worldwide. It has no age, racial, or geographical boundaries. It’s sudden and dramatic appearance has mystified mankind since a long time, no wonder it is surrounded by prejudices and myths. Seizures, sometimes called ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’ can be frightening […]

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. It occurs differently in every child and needs an accurate diagnosis as it can lead to multiple disabilities in children. On the eve of World Epilepsy, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre organised a free check-up camp, to aid those with complex epilepsy

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’As a prelude to World Epilepsy Day 2017, a city hospital organised a free check-up camp to aid those with complex epilepsy. The event witnessed the participation of 49 adults and 39 children suffering from complex epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. […]