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Umair Hamid MD

Umair Hamid MD

Neurology Resident at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

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    Cardiac Dysfunctions in Neurocritical Care

    A variety of brain disorders affect cardiac function, causing increased mortality as well as short- and long-term complications

    Transverse Myelitis

    Inflammatory disorder in which injury to spinal cord results in rapid onset of neurological symptoms such as weakness, sensory loss and autonomic dysfunction.

    Hemiplegic Migraine

    Hemiplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine with aura. Hemiplegia in hemiplegic migraine is an aura symptom i.e. patients experience unilateral weakness in addition to the migraine headache attack

    Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is also referred to as pseudotumor cerebri. Elevated intracranial pressure with unknown pathogenesis. Syndrome of intracranial hypertension without structural brain or CSF abnormalities and without identifiable cause.

    Status Epilepticus - Management, Prognosis, and EEG utilization

    Status epilepticus (SE) is defined as ≥5 minutes of continuous clinical and/or electrographic seizure activity or recurrent seizure activity without recovery (returning to baseline) between seizures

    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening neurological disorder requiring emergent care. It is associated with the use of antipsychotic agents also called neuroleptics. The incidence rate for NMS in patients taking antipsychotics is 0.02 to 3%

    Myasthenia Crisis

    Myasthenia crisis is a complication of myasthenia gravis. It is defined as worsening of myasthenic weakness requiring intubation or noninvasive ventilation. Myasthenia crisis has a mortality rate of 5%

    Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP)

    Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) or AIDP is an autoimmune disorder that affects peripheral nerves myelin or axons.