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FDA Approves Amifampridine for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Monday, December 03, 2018—The FDA has approved amifampridine (Firdapse, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Coral Gables, FL) tablets for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in adults. This…

Warning Issued for Possible Stroke Risk When Starting Alemtuzumab

Friday, November 30, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about possible risk of stroke and neurovascular injury for patients starting treatment with alemtuzumab (Lemtrada, …

MS Minute: Late-Breaking Data From ECTRIMS—Evobrutinib Safety and Efficacy

Daniel Kantor, MD, FAAN, FANA

November/December 2018—A potential new first-in-class treatment affects Bruton’s tyrosine kinase.

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…

Possible Therapy for Polio-Like Illness Is Not Effective

Tuesday, November 13, 2018—In new research on a potential treatment for acute flaccid myelitis, the antidepressant fluoxetine showed no efficacy. The study, published in the November 9, 2018 online issu…

 
 

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