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How to Know it When You See It: Diagnosing Neuralgic Amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner Syndrome)

John W. Norbury, MD, Nens van Alfen, MD, PhD, Kelly M. Harrell, PhD, MPT, Carrie A. McShane, MD, Daniel P. Moore, MD, Steven Mandel, MD

November/December 2015—An understanding of the basic science, clinical presentation, and treatment options for neuralgic amyotrophy is necessary to facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment.

An Unusual Case of Descending Paralysis Caused by West Nile Virus

Craig R. Grossman MD, Alexandra Walczyszyn MD, Steven Mandel MD, Dialecti Voudouris, MD, Lynn Ratner, MD, Nicky Bhatia, and Souheil Samaha, MD

October 2015—Clinicians should consider a diagnosis of West Nile Virus in patients with acute flaccid paralysis, particularly those who come from areas where WNV is endemic.

Hirayama Disease

Aziz Shaibani, MD

September 2015—Last month’s case presented a 21-year-old shrimp peeler who developed weakness of his fingers five years earlier that progressed to a point where he was unable to perfor…

Your Attention, Please: ADHD Linked With Epilepsy

With Alan Ettinger, MD

March 2015—New research shows adult epilepsy patients report ADHD at higher rates than the general public. How does this affect seizure control?

Monomelic Amyotrophy (Hirayama’s Disease)

Azis Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

November/December 2014—Last month’s case presented weakness and atrophy of the right hand muscles in a 47-year-old man.

Video Case Challenge: Weakness and Atrophy of the Right Hand Muscles in a 47-Year-Old Man

Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

October 2014—A 47-year-old man presents with a 13-year history of weakness and atrophy of the right hand muscles. Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery did not help. CK level and CSF examinatio…

In The Pipeline: Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier to Fight Tumors

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2014—Researchers have for the first time shown that an oncolytic virus, wild-type reovirus, infects and replicates in brain tumors following intravenous administration. Researchers…

Brain Stimulation and Robotics-Assisted Motor Training: Moving Past Brain and Nerve Injury

A Q&A with Dylan Edwards, PhD, PT

June 2014—In part II of this series, a researcher explains how technology is supporting recovery.

 
 

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