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Elekta: New Data on Stereotactic Neurosurgery Devices Presented at AANS

Monday, April 24, 2017—Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® radiosurgery system has been highlighted in more than 15 scientific presentations at the American Association of Neurological Surgeo…

First Treatment for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved in US

Wednesday, April 12, 2017—The FDA approved the selective VMAT2 inhibitor Ingrezza (valbenazine, Neurocrine Biosciences), making it the first treatment approved in the US to treat adults with tardive dy…

New Therapy for Chorea Associated with Huntington’s Disease Wins FDA Approval

Tuesday, April 04, 2017—The FDA approved Austedo (deutetrabenazine, Teva Pharmaceuticals) tablets for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington’s disease (HD), making it just the secon…

Novel Adjunct Agent Approved for Parkinson’s "Off" Periods

Wednesday, March 22, 2017—The FDA approved Xadago (safinamide, Newron Pharmaceuticals) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbi…

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…

“It’s Not in Your Head”: Navigating the Challenges of a Functional Movement Disorder Diagnosis

A Q&A with Katie Kompoliti, MD

March 2017—Though separate scientific disciplines, neurology and psychiatry frequently cross paths and require both expertise and care from physicians of varying backgrounds. Functional …

In-Focus: Movement Disorders

March 2017—Gene Panel Analysis Expedites Diagnosis of Dystonia Gene panel analysis facilitates molecular diagnosis in complex cases of dystonia, leading to a good diagnostic yield, qu…

 
 

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