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Seeking Breakthroughs: The Industry Perspective

September 2018—A roundtable discussion with Gregory Went, PhD, Adamas Pharmaceuticals; Lynn Kramer, MD, Eisai; Paulo Fontoura, MD, PhD, Genentech/Roche; Justin Gover, BSc, MBA, GW Pharmaceuticals; Marc Kamin, MD, SK Life Sciences; and Mike Davis, BSc, MBA, UCB

Seeking Breakthroughs—We Want You!

Shamik Bhattycharyya, MD, MS

September 2018—The challenges we must overcome to find breakthrough treatments in neurology are many and the potential is great.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Headache

Peter McAllister, MD

September 2018—The stigma associated with words headache and migraine carries over to those stricken in a way that no other neurologic condition does.

NIH Announces Launch of Studies to Understand Acute to Chronic Pain Transition

Tuesday, August 28, 2018—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new program to study how acute pain transitions into chronic pain and to identify biologic characteristics underlying th…

Intrathecal Baclofen More Effective Than Oral Medication for Treating Pain in Patients With Poststroke Spasticity

Thursday, August 16, 2018—Results from the SISTERS trial (NCT01032239) show that intrathecal administration (ITB Therapy; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) of baclofen (Lioresal Intrathecal; Saol Therapeutic…

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

Monday, July 30, 2018—In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safel…

Going Off the Grid to a Noninsurance-Based Practice

Peter McAllister, MD; and Angelo Termine, MSM, MBA

July/August 2018—A personal journey of surviving and thriving.

What Do Clinicians Need to Know About CGRP-Related Headache Treatments?

July/August 2018—Answers from neurologists attending the American Headache Society 60th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, June 28-July 1, 2018.


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Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.