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Dysarthria and Positive Myasthenia Serology in a 75-Year-Old Man

Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

May 2014—A 75-year-old man presented with six-month history of speech difficulty, dysphagia, and fatigue that was more pronounced in the evenings. There was no diplopia or ptosis. He d…

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

April 2014—Originally described in 2005, Anti-NMDA Receptor encephalitis is a syndrome characterized clinically by viral prodrome, followed by the onset of psychiatric symptoms, memory c…

Cervical Myelopathy

Pierce J. Ferriter, MD; Steven Mandel, MD; Gerard DeGregoris, MD; Eli Kamara, MD; and Steven M. Aydin, MD

April 2014—Diseases of the spine have become more common because of the aging population. Degeneration of the disks and vertebral bodies is a common finding; MRI detected cervical lesion…

Impaired Driving Related to Medications and Neurological Diagnoses

A Q&A with Amanda Hetland

January/February 2014—Researchers investigated the degree to which various common agents, including benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, may affect driving ability. Therapy selection and patient counseling are key to safe use.

Neurologic Tremor Disorders: Causes, Therapies and Possible Future Treatments

Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD

July/August 2013—Treatment options for tremor range from pharmacotherapy to possibly deep brain stimulation.

Overview of Adult Onset Cerebellar Ataxia

Pravin Khemani, MD

March/April 2013—The ataxias are clinically heterogenous disorders caused by pathological processes affecting the cerebellum and cerebellar pathways resulting in impaired coordination. The cer…

 
 

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