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Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease

Christina R. Maxwell, PhD, MTR; and Jill Farmer, DO, MPH

May 2018—Given limited treatments available, investigating potential benefits of cannabinoids can offer cautious optimism over controversy.

Evaluation of Patients With Tremor

Steven J. Frucht, MD

May 2018—A careful history and directed examination are usually sufficient to diagnose and manage most patients presenting with tremor.

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Laxman Bahroo, DO; Mazen T. Elkurd, DO; and Fernando Pagan, MD

May 2018—New treatments were approved in 2017 for tardive dyskinesia, Parkinson’s dyskinesia, and Huntington’s chorea.

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Brian M. Grosberg, MD; Sheena A. Mehta, PA-C; Peter H. Liu, PhD; Randall Owens, MD; and Anne Williamsom, PhD

May 2018—Carcinoma of the tongue is a rare secondary cause.

Treating Patients With Essential Tremor with Wristwatch-Style Neuromodulation

Monday, April 30, 2018—Using a wrist-worn neuromodulation device (Cala Health Inc, Burlingame, CA) that stimulates the radial and median nerves, people with essential tremor may find some relief fro…

OnabotulinumtoxinA: Safety and Efficacy for Treating Children With Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy

Thursday, April 26, 2018—At the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), researchers Heakyung Kim, Jill Meilahn, Chengcheng Liu, Henry G. Chambers, and Rozalina Dimitrova presented results evaluating the …

First Results in Humans for Antisense Oligonucleotide Treatment of Patients with Huntington’s Disease

Tuesday, April 24, 2018—At the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Los Angeles, researchers Sarah Tabrizi, Blair Leavitt, Holly Kordasiewicz, and others presented their results using antisense o…

Topline Results From Phase 2a Study for Cannibinoid for Treating Tourette Syndrome

Monday, April 09, 2018—Therapix Biosciences (Tel Aviv, Israel) has announced results from its investigator-initiated phase 2a study at Yale University led by Michael Bloch and James Leckman to test …


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