Childhood obesity is another potentially modifiable factor to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis.
If an anti-NMDAR patient has evidence of demyelination on MRI, look for other antibodies that may complicate the picture.
A sudden severe headache with emesis brings a 35-year-old man to the ED. Research on his smart phone has satisfied him that this is a post-coital event and therefore, harmless. He refuses a lumbar puncture.
A 35-year-old Asian man presents to the emergency department with a severe headache.
Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.
Chiari 1 malformation was found to be the cause of this man's year's long history of headache and severe neck pain. Here: a quick quiz on this anomaly.
With this tumor, the most frequent complaints are headaches and ataxia; a third of patients have associated cranial nerve palsies and long tract dysfunction. Your dx?
Tango may be not only a vibrant dance of passion but also a therapeutic one. Symptoms and socialization may be improved.
Does smell identification have any predictive value for later Alzheimer disease?
At the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference, one has the impression that the science of multiple sclerosis is moving forward at an unprecedented rapid rate. Live from the floor . . .
Hospitalization rates have declined dramatically in the MS population but remain higher than in the general population. That may be because of the availability of MS disease-modifying treatments.
Information on causes of death for patients with MS is limited, but these researchers came up with some of the underlying causes.
The chances of stroke and ischemic stroke were reduced in women who consumed the most potassium in this study. The differences were greater in those who did not have hypertension.
A significant percentage of patients with MS in the sample screened positive for 1 or more sleep disorders. Most were undiagnosed.
This study identified that suicidal thoughts are common and several potentially modifiable factors may be useful for prevention.