Five things you may not know from recent studies on stroke. . .
Stroke: 5 New Findings
Here: 5 new things to know about stroke -- its link with perioperative A-fib; the danger of cocaine; rehab possibilities with an Alzheimer drug; reducing stroke risk with potassium; and a potential screen for occult A-fib after cryptogenic stroke.
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.
Migraine and Parkinson Disease: New Study Finds a Link
In this podcast, Ann Scher, PhD, lead author in a recently published study, gives a succinct overview of the details and briefly discusses what the findings may suggest.
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