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Hometown Highlights: Clinical Experience Treating Adults With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Lauren Elman, MD

November/December 2018—Treating adult patients with antisense oligonucleotide therapy proven effective in children presents unique challenges.

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.

Moving the Mouse With the Mind

With Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD

November/December 2018—Braingate technology allows patients with tetrapalegia to move a computer cursor by thinking about it.

Video-Case Report: Progressive Neuropathy With Cerebellar Ataxia

Asseel Albayati, MD; Safa AlJammali, MD; Mohammed AlKhero, MD; and Aziz Shaibani, MD

November/December 2018—Investigation of antibody titers is essential for patients who have neuropathy with cerebellar ataxia and do not respond to IVIG treatment.

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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