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Psychogenic Seizure: 5 Strategies to Assess and Treat
Is it a seizure or something else? Here are 5 tips to assess and treat psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
TPA: How Fast is Fast?
What is the shortest time within which you have given a patient TPA?
What’s in a Name? The Seizure Classification Update and What It All Means
The conventional classification of seizure types needed a makeover. To employ the 2017 ILAE classification, a clinician should follow some general rules.
Axon Registry: Will It Improve Care?
Initial measures in the Axon Registry will assess care for Parkinson disease, epilepsy, distal symmetric polyneuropathy, dementia, headache, multiple sclerosis, and sleep apnea.
The Neglected Diagnosis: Mood Disorders in Patients With Epilepsy
Which came first? Epilepsy or depression? The author sheds light on a complex relationship.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the treatment of choice for decompression sickness, and it has shown some promise in trials of small numbers of patients with peripheral neuropathy and those with head trauma.
Taking a New Look at Resistant Atherosclerosis
The notion of “resistant atherosclerosis,” points to possible breakthroughs in research and treatment.
Vertebral Artery Stenosis: Medical or Surgical Tx?
A meta-analysis compared medical therapy with medical therapy plus angioplasty for the treatment of symptomatic vertebral artery stenosis.
Acoustic Stimulation, Sleep, and Memory
Patients underwent one night of a sham stimulation followed by pink noise stimulation delivered during slow wave activity.
Cannabis, Stroke, and Heart Failure
An abstract presented at ACC 2017 explored the cardiovascular effects of cannabis use.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Potential Biomarker
Blood protein analysis of plasma total tau has diagnostic use in Alzheimer disease. Could the same hold true for CTE?
Do Dairy Products Increase Risk of Parkinson Disease?
The largest study to date of a potential link between dairy intake and Parkinson disease found that risk varies depending on fat content and total intake. Details here.
Emerging Strategies for Migraine Therapy
Here’s a quick overview of what’s new—and what may be coming—in preventive treatments strategies for migraine.
How Safe is Long-term Antiplatelet Rx After a Vascular Event?
Here is new evidence that people aged 75 and older who take aspirin-based antiplatelet treatment for secondary prevention should also take PPIs.
Baclofen Overdose: What Neurologists Need to Know
This case serves as a reminder to consider Baclofen overdose in the differential of select patients who present with unresponsiveness and respiratory distress.
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