Vaccines Raise MS Risk Sooner But Not Later
New study findings do not suggest a need for a change in vaccine policy, but even a small increased risk could have an effect on public health.
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: When to Discuss
The possibility of SUDEP should serve as a powerful motivator for improved adherence and active attempts at seizure control with new medications, neurostimulation, and epilepsy surgery.
The Sports Neurologist: A Welcome Addition to the Sideline
Previously, the football sideline was the sole domain of orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers. Neurologists are now part of a growing team of physicians with an interest in treating athletes.
Orexin and Alzheimer: A Link to Impaired Sleep
Increased orexin in this disorder is associated with disease severity, total tau protein levels, sleep impairment, and cognitive deterioration.
Imploding or Exploding: Headache Direction May Help Select Treatment
Knowing the direction of the headache's origin, while clinically difficult to ascertain on a consistent basis, has shown some predictive value for migraines.
Use a Saliva Test to ID Neurodegenerative Disease?
Why ask patients to “spit in a cup”? Statistically significant protein differences have been found in Alzheimer disease saliva, and trends have been observed for Parkinson disease.
Acupuncture and MS: The Literature Is Lacking
Studies suggest that acupuncture can improve MS-related symptoms, but poor design makes it difficult to draw robust conclusions.
Age at Onset Predicts Disease Progression in MS
This, the least common MS disease course, carries the worst prognosis. Treatments are urgently needed to prevent or delay the rapid disease progression.
Neurostimulation for Epileptic Seizures: Who, When, and Where?
Choosing a technique for a particular drug resistant patient is a judgment call based on the results of the patient’s monitoring, clinician experience, and many other factors.
Migraine: 5 New Things To Know
Five recent studies offer new insights on migraine headaches-- its pathophysiologic underpinnings and various modes of therapy.
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