Neurology

Gender and Multiple Sclerosis: How It Influences Prognosis and Future Treatment

Gender and Multiple Sclerosis: How It Influences Prognosis and Future Treatment

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A rapid increase in the female-to-male ratio of MS incidence has been observed through several population studies.

Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Reduced Following ACA Implementation

Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Reduced Following ACA Implementation

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Following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cost-related medication nonadherence significantly decreased among adults who survived stroke.

No Evidence to Support Periodic Driving Reassessment for Parkinson Disease

No Evidence to Support Periodic Driving Reassessment for Parkinson Disease

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This study compared driving performance measures from on-the-road, driving simulator, and real-life crash studies in patients with Parkinson disease.

Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Migraine

Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Migraine

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Men were not only less likely to consult a doctor for their migraines than women, they were also less likely to be diagnosed with migraine.

New Guideline for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Management

New Guideline for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Management

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Gradually increasing academic pursuits requires careful planning among the medical, school, and family units to enable prompt return and avoidance of prolonging school absence.

Primary Periodic Paralysis: A Physician's Personal Experience as a Patient

Primary Periodic Paralysis: A Physician's Personal Experience as a Patient

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Neurology Advisor spoke with Annabelle Baughan, a retired hematologist-oncologist, who discussed her personal experience with Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

Parkinson Disease and the Gut: Treatment Potential Abounds

Parkinson Disease and the Gut: Treatment Potential Abounds

Current evidence highlights the potential role of cross-talk between the enteric and central nervous systems and the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease.

The Role of Public Education Campaigns in Increasing Patient Response to TIA and Minor Stroke

The Role of Public Education Campaigns in Increasing Patient Response to TIA and Minor Stroke

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The UK FAST campaign attempted to bolster patient response to both transient ischemic attack and minor stroke.

Ethical Challenges of Nusinersen: Considerations When Counseling on Treatment

Ethical Challenges of Nusinersen: Considerations When Counseling on Treatment

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Although regarded as a miracle drug to some, nusinersen comes with some troublesome strings attached.

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome Associated With Brain Upward Shift

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome Associated With Brain Upward Shift

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Study results demonstrate that the eyes are gateways into the effects of space flight on the brain.

Following World Cup, FIFA Must Make Concussion Treatment a Priority

Following World Cup, FIFA Must Make Concussion Treatment a Priority

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Following the close of the 2018 World Cup, FIFA must consider how to better handle concussions moving forward.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

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Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

United States High School Students Report Sport-Linked Concussion

United States High School Students Report Sport-Linked Concussion

The odds of reporting a concussion increased significantly with the number of sports teams on which a student played among all sex, grade, and racial/ethnic subgroups.

Herpesvirus Abundant in Alzheimer Disease Brain, New Study Finds

Herpesvirus Abundant in Alzheimer Disease Brain, New Study Finds

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While hundreds of published reports have made an argument for an association between Alzheimer disease and bacteria and viruses, the suggestion of a viral contribution to Alzheimer disease has not always been well received by the greater research community.

FDA to Review Sublingual Tx for Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson's Disease

FDA to Review Sublingual Tx for Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson's Disease

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The film is a new formulation of the dopamine agonist apomorphine, intended for rapid conversion from the OFF to the ON state; it has been studied to treat motor OFF episodes up to 5 times a day.

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Millennials: Expert Q&A

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Millennials: Expert Q&A

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As the most effective treatment for a patient with multiple sclerosis is one that is specifically tailored to the patient's individual needs and preferences, recognition of the unique characteristics, preferences, and trends shared by the millennial generation should drive innovative solutions.

Age of First Football Tackles Tied to Neurobehavioral Symptom Onset

Age of First Football Tackles Tied to Neurobehavioral Symptom Onset

Youth exposure to tackle football may reduce resiliency to late life neuropathology, according to research.

Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: Recommendations for Improvement

Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: Recommendations for Improvement

Parkinsonism syndromes are associated with progressive disability and increased mortality, with symptom burden comparable to that of advanced cancer.

AHA/ASA Ischemic Stroke Management Guidelines: Expert Takeaway

AHA/ASA Ischemic Stroke Management Guidelines: Expert Takeaway

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The 2018 guideline updates represent interdisciplinary discussion regarding the management of ischemic stroke.

Pharmacist Participation in Stroke Response Could Reduce Door-to-Needle Time

Pharmacist Participation in Stroke Response Could Reduce Door-to-Needle Time

The presence of a pharmacist during acute ischemic stroke is associated with significantly shorter door-to-needle times.

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

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The American Academy of Neurology has released updated guideline recommendations for mild cognitive impairment.

Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders High Among Surgeons and Interventionalists

Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders High Among Surgeons and Interventionalists

The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders appears to be high for surgeons and interventionalists.

Autism Prevalence Stabilizing Among Children and Adolescents in the United States

Autism Prevalence Stabilizing Among Children and Adolescents in the United States

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children and adolescents was 2.41% from 2014 to 2016.

Patients With Rheumatic Diseases May Have Higher Risk for Dementia

Patients With Rheumatic Diseases May Have Higher Risk for Dementia

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis had a higher risk of dementia than those without rheumatic diseases.

Stress Linked to Poor Outcomes for Acute Treatment of Chronic Migraine

Stress Linked to Poor Outcomes for Acute Treatment of Chronic Migraine

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High stress levels were associated with poor acute treatment outcomes in patients with chronic migraine.

High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise Safe, Feasible in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise Safe, Feasible in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Researchers examined the feasibility and safety of high-intensity treadmill exercise in patients with de novo Parkinson's disease who were not taking medication.

When Should Patients With Dementia Stop Driving?

When Should Patients With Dementia Stop Driving?

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No formal mechanisms exist in to require cessation of driving for reasons associated with dementia, so the treating neurologist is often relied upon to initiate discussions of driving.

About 15 Million Adults Expected to Have Alzheimer Disease by 2060

About 15 Million Adults Expected to Have Alzheimer Disease by 2060

Results highlight the need for secondary preventions for persons with existing AD brain pathology who are likely to develop clinical disease during their lifetime.

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

An overall diet quality score was constructed based on the estimated intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, added sugars, and red/processed meats.

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Increased Risk for Epilepsy

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Increased Risk for Epilepsy

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Researchers observed a direct correlation between the presence and severity of multiple sclerosis and the risk for epilepsy.

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