Epigenetics and Alzheimer Risk
What does epigenetics have to do with risk for Alzheimer disease? Are our epigenetics immutable? What are the therapeutic implications? Those questions answered in this podcast.
Lithium in Drinking Water Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
A new study is the first to assess the relationship between lithium in drinking water and incidence of dementia.
Migraine, CV Risk, and Vasoconstrictive Rx
Migraine—especially migraine with aura—is a CV risk factor, which makes the prescription of ergots or triptans potentially problematic. What’s the best approach?
New Approaches to MS: Highlights from ECTRIMS
Three new things about multiple sclerosis presented at ECTRIMS 2017 are highlighted in this slideshow.
Disability After Stroke
A new study with longitudinal follow-up looked at disability trajectories after stroke compared with myocardial infarction.
Concussions in Adolescence and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
A study of over 80,000 patients confirmed another strong reason to prevent young people from repetitive head blows.
Reach for Levetiracetam in Early-Onset Nonsyndromic Epilepsy?
Most neurologists reach for levetiracetam monotherapy for children with early onset, nonsyndromic epilepsy initially. This study questions that practice.
Cannabidiol for Seizures
Marijuana has been employed since ancient times for the treatment of epilepsy. However, rigorous scientific data supporting its efficacy has been essentially nonexistent until recently.
Stroke Prevention Over the Last 10 Years: Gender Gap Still Needs Work
Researchers evaluated gender differences in hospitalization for stroke among patients with atrial fibrillation. Key results and take-home points here.
Impulse Control Disorder in Parkinson Disease: 3 Questions
Delirium, psychosis, impulse control disorders: these are among the psychiatric problems associated with dopaminergic medications that control PD motor symptoms. Take the quiz.
Alzheimer Disease: New Drugs in the Offing?
What medications are in the pipeline that may help slow or even prevent the development of Alzheimer disease?
Medicine in the News in November
Exposure to airborne particulate matter from fires in California to plague in Madagascar: here are quiz questions about medical matters that have made world headlines.
Virtual Housecalls for Patients With Parkinson’s?
Virtual housecalls to patients with Parkinson's disease are not only feasible and efficient, but patients appear to like them. Details from a national study tell the story here.
Cognitive Change is Predicted by Beta Amyloid and Subjective Belief in Decline
In this video, Dr. Lazzara discusses a new study that identified patients at greatest risk of memory loss and global loss of cognitive function.
The Consequences of Sleep Deprivation
Do you consider sleep deprivation to be a possible contributor to your patients’ symptoms? Do you routinely ask your patients about sleep deprivation?