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Forward Thinking: Advances in Neurology

November/December 2017—A review of notable neurological developments in 2017 and a preview of the year ahead.

Huntington’s Disease: A Therapeutic Update

Leonel Estofan, MD and Jill Giordano Farmer, DO, MPH

November/December 2017—An expanding research and therapeutic landscape has increased awareness and treatment of Huntington’s disease.

Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Joseph Jankovic, MD

September 2017—Recognizing the full spectrum of phenomenology of tics and various behavioral comorbidities is critical to diagnosis.

Technology and Parkinson’s Disease: New Solutions for Old Problems

Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani, MD and Jill Giordano Farmer, DO, MPH

July/August 2017—From digital innovations to practical solutions, technology can offer the possibility of improved quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Tardive Dyskinesia: A New Treatment for an Old Disorder

Laxman Bahroo, DO and Rita Gandhy, MD, MPH

June 2017—A recently approved treatment can safely treat tardive dyskinesia without the need to alter a patient’s psychiatric medication.

Levodopa: 50 and Fabulous

Jill Giordano Farmer, DO, MPH

May 2017—The gold standard of Parkinson’s disease management has just entered its Golden jubilee. In the 1960s, Arvid Carlsson linked the depletion of striatal dopamine with Park…

Precision Medicine: How Advancements in Imaging, Delivery, and Patient Comfort are Increasing the Relevance of Deep Brain Stimulation

Gian D. Pal, MD, MS

March 2017—One of greatest challenges of managing Parkinson’s disease is finding the right balance of what the patient needs at a given time. When patients are early in the disease…

Minimally Invasive Brain Intervention: What all the FUS is About

Paul S. Fishman, MD, PhD

March 2017—Brain surgery has been used for the treatment of movement disorders for roughly half a century. Beginning in the 1960s, thalamotomies were performed with either cryo-probes th…


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