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FDA Accepts Application for Genetic Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

Wednesday, December 05, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Biologics License Application for onasemnogene abeparvovec-xxxx (AVXS-101, Zolgensma; AveXis, Bannockburn, Illinoi…

Dystonia and Spasticity Patients May Become Immune to Toxin Treatment

Tuesday, December 04, 2018—People with dystonia or spasticity can get relief from botulinum toxin type A, but a new study published online in Neurology shows that 15% of people treated with th…

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…

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…

Neurostimulation-Enabled Prosthetic Hand Delivers Sensory Input

Tuesday, November 06, 2018—In a first-in-human trial of the neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system, promising results have been announced by the Florida Interenational University, investigator Ran…

Phase 3 Results for Eculizumab for Treatment of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis

Tuesday, October 16, 2018—At the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) in Washington, DC, October 10-12, results were presented from the phase 3 REGAIN trial (NCT…

AANEM Meeting Highlights Precision Medicine, Access to Care, and Technology for Neuromuscular Diseases

Monday, October 15, 2018—The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 34th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, DC October 10-12. The theme of the meeting was precision m…

 
 

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