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Emerging Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Creates New Brain Circuits

Friday, November 30, 2018—A recent study found that gene therapy in development for treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease creates new circuits in the brain associated with improved movemen…

Treating Stress to Improve Neurologic Outcomes

Graham R. Huesmann, MD, PhD; and Riley Bove, MD

November/December 2018—Research on the interaction between hormones and seizures supports the importance of helping patients manage stress.

Healthy Cognitive Aging

Elizabeth Londen, PhD; Thomas Preston, PhD, ABBP-CN; and Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD, ABBP-CN

November/December 2018—There are evidence-based tools for staying sharp throughout the lifespan.

Wellness and Neurology

Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

November/December 2018—There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…

Digital Health Coach Assists Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, November 16, 2018—Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD), as well as their caregivers and families, can utilize a new app called a “digital health coach” for continu…

Study Confirms Benefits of Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018—A prospective, multi-center clinical study of 42 patients with brain lesions that recurred after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for metastatic brain tumors showed p…

Effect of Pimavanserin for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis Found Larger in Patients with Impaired Cognition

Friday, November 02, 2018—A post hoc analysis of data from the 6‐week phase 3 trial (NCT01174004) of pimavanserin (Nuplazid; Acadia Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA) in patients with Parkinson’s …

 
 

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