Efficacy of acute medication matters beyond just treating a single migraine. It may increase the risk of worsened disease.
Nervous System Diseases
These agents lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease, but they may actually increase the risk of Parkinson disease. Caution advised.
The ultimate cause is found in only about half of patients, so improved understanding of the prognostic and diagnostic features is of high priority.
This treatment may be superior to current treatment for patients with severe multiple sclerosis that is not responding well to standard treatments.
Drugs often involve multiple daily doses with complex dosing regimens, but interventions that have been applied generically to patients with chronic diseases can be applied to these cases as well.
Favorable long-term results for patients with hard-to-treat epilepsy who undergo brain surgery offer good information for decision-making and counseling.
Scientists are testing alternative therapeutic approaches that may delay disease progression and even protect and regenerate neurons.
Anticholinergics could confer an increased risk, one dependent on the dose and amount of use. Give them to older patients or consider alternatives?
A new study indicates that infection with Helicobacter pylori might lower the risk of multiple sclerosis, at least in women. Pharmaceutical products could provide a novel means of treatment.
Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.