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Ischemic Stroke Risk in Young Adults More Pronounced in African Americans

New findings suggest pronounced ethnic differences in ischemic stroke subtypes in young adults. In a study published in BMC Neurology (October 29, 2015), authors conducted a p…

Study to Test Effectiveness of App to Track Concussions

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center are testing whether a new free mobile app for iPhone and Apple Watch can help those with concussions better track their symptoms duri…

Blocking Inflammation Slows Alzheimer’s Development

Blocking inflammation in the brain may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study published in Brain (January 6, 2016). To understand migrogl…

High Levels of Urate in Blood Associated with Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Men who have high levels of urate in their blood may be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in Neurology (January 13, 2016). Urate is …

Investigational Parkinson’s Agent Impresses in Phase 3 Trials

Results from the Phase 3 EASE LID clinical trial suggest that the investigational compound ADS-5102 (amantadine HCl) is effective in the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskines…

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Open Payments Update: Will More Data + More Errors = More Physician Peril?

An early look at samples from the full 2014 Open Payments records suggests that physicians must be ready to review and dispute their records before they go public.

Open Payments Errors Could Put Physicians in a Bad Light

As the Open Payments website becomes more user-friendly, physicians must ensure their disclosures are accurate, or risk misinterpretation.


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Launched in January 2002, Practical Neurology strives to enhance quality of care and improve the daily operation of neurology practices. Each month, our experts explain the real-world significance of recent advances in neurologic science and offer step-by-step advice on how to overcome the clinical and business challenges neurologists face. Our straightforward, how-to articles give neurologists tools they can put into practice right away.

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