July/August 2014




Treatment of Seizures in Patients with Significant Drug Interactions and Co-Morbidities

How can clinicians optimize treatment of seizures for individuals with cardiovascular disease or glioblastoma?

By Lola Morgan, MD and Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD

MELAS: A Tricky Disease with an Easy Diagnostic Test

MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) is a multisystem disorder with onset typically in childhood. Mutation in mitochondrial DNA gene MT-TL1 is cause of the disease in 80 percent.

By Dorota Jasinska and Jerzy Boczon


Preventing Blood Clots in Stroke Patients

An Interview with Dr. Martin Dennis on the Clots 3 Study

By Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC and Michael Wong, JD

The Time Is Now

To help diagnose tumors, a new technology allows surgeons to visualize in real time the location of the biopsy needle.

A Q&A with Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD



Special Report: A Touching Movement

A quadriplegic man moved neuromodulation a step forward.

By Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

I Object! Questions Facing Physicians’ Rights to Dispute Sunshine Data

Will your practice be prepared when CMS posts Sunshine disclosures later this year?

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd

Study Shows Promise for LRRK2 Inhibitor Approach to Parkinson’s

Research is focusing on the LRRK2 gene as a means of neuroprotection.

By Michael J. Fox Foundation Staff

Perampanel: Novel Mechanism for the Management of Epilepsy

An epilepsy specialist reviews the role of a new AMPA receptor agonist for epilepsy.

By Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

How To Protect Against Losing Assets In A Divorce

Tips for minimizing potential financial pain from a marital split.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM

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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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