Over 10 million Americans suffer from debilitating chronic pain, according to new data that provides insights into the unrelenting problem of pain in America.
Veronica Hackethal, MD
When should aspirin be given in patients with acute ischemic stroke? Plus 4 other questions to test your knowledge of the new guidelines.
Results presented at the 2018 American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting suggested that 20% of participants achieved pain freedom two hours after a single dose of rimegepant, and 48% achieved pain freedom eight hours after that dose, compared to 12% and 32%, respectively, with placebo.
A young child’s neurological exam was notable for symmetrical decreased muscle strength and absence of deep tendon reflexes in both lower extremities. Learn about the case here.
A 47-year-old man presented with a longstanding history of recurrent transient episodes of muscular weakness. What’s your diagnosis?
Is Tdap vaccination linked to increased ASD risk in children? A study of over 80,000 children provides insights.
Stroke survivors with hypertension who are recommended earlier antihypertensive treatment and lifestyle modification may greatly increase their chances of survival.
Practice guidelines for the management of low-level, minimally conscious states resulting from brain injury include recommendations for assessment, treatment protocol, and supportive approaches.
About 30% of patients with periodic paralysis have unknown genetic mutation, making identification and treatment a challenge. Here: key points on genetics, testing, and subtypes of PPP.
Because symptoms of periodic paralysis may overlap with other neurological or medical conditions and genetic testing is not always routinely available, exercise test methods can be key.