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Podcast: Better Diagnosing Encephalitis

Dr Arun Venkatesan talks about the Johns Hopkins Encephalitis Center, and what we're ...

Date: 11/26/2010

Dr. Arun Venkatesan talks about the Johns Hopkins Encephalitis Center, and what it’s doing to better diagnose and treat encephalitis.

Program notes:

0:03   Encephalitis center at Johns Hopkins
1:07   About 1 in 100,000 people get encephalitis each year
1:30   Tools haven’t been sufficient to advance understanding
2:20   Patients with encephalitis are generally pretty sick
3:03   We’ve adopted a number of new ideas and techniques to help
4:02   Tests may not have been ordered rationally
4:50   Something that may have been missed
5:15   West Nile virus infection encephalitis
5:52   Best way to improve outcomes it to treat well while acute
6:36   If you continue to have seizures it’s not good for the brain
7:17   We’re moving more into an era of specialty care so a center makes sense
7:51   Pathogen discovery
8:23   Characterizing the immune response
9:01   We think we have the best chance within the first week or so
9:30   End

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