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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.

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.

Serum testing for NMDAR and other autoantibodies is fraught with pitfalls, and careful clinical consideration is important.

What emerged is that Devic’s is a distinct syndrome that results in widespread destructive lesions in the spinal cord that are not strictly demyelinating in their onset. Interesting questions remain.

Recent studies have suggested that H1N1 influenza might be the trigger for some patients, but a number of interesting questions remain.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has captured the fun-loving kid in Americans of all ages. But for neurologists who treat persons with ALS there is far more challenge than fun.

Neurologists are often tapped by the media to explain complex conditions to a nonphysician audience. As part of a marketing strategy, offering your expertise to local media outlets helps them report accurately and burnishes your reputation.

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