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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.

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…

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.

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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