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The Bright Lights: Will New AD Therapy Really Shine?

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

January/February 2013—Investigational drug studies are being hyped with promising results in dementia. Can the therapies live up to lofty expectations?

Medication Overuse Headache


January/February 2013—New evidence suggests that opioid overuse headache may involve activation of glial cells, in particular astrocytes and microglia, which creates a pro-inflammatory state that leads to pain facilitation.

Interventional Neuromuscular Ultrasound

John W. Norbury, MD; Michael S. Cartwright, MD, MS; Francis O. Walker MD; Steven Mandel, MD; Daniel P. Moore, MD

January/February 2013—The favorable cost profile of ultrasound compared with MRI makes it a valuable tool for obtaining anatomic information in patients with neuromuscular problems.

Distinguishing Essential Tremor From Parkinson’s Disease

Joseph Jankovic, MD

November/December 2012—Healthcare professionals don’t always recognize the many differences in the presentation, course, and treatment of ET and PD.

A Matter of Time: An Update on Interventional Stroke Research

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

September/October 2012—New advancements suggest enhanced opportunities to improve outcomes and save lives. Experts weigh in.

Periodic Limb Movements: Diagnosis and Clinical Associations

Roberto Vetrugno, MD, PhD and Pasquale Montagna, MD

March/April 2009—Growing evidence suggests an association between PLMs and multiple other conditions. Specialists review recent data and offer guidance on diagnosis and management.

Leading the Way to Better Epilepsy Care Through Expert Consensus

Paul Winnington, Editorial Director

January 2009—When epilepsy specialists "compared notes" on diagnosis and management, clear themes emerged. Among resulting recommendations are the need for MRI scans and an emphasis on effective questioning and education.

Continual Growth?

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2009—As continuous EEG evolves and becomes more efficient, it could improve patient care and present opportunities for specialized neurologists.


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Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.