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Detecting Atrial Fibrillation: How Long Should Patients Be Monitored?

A Q&A with John Rogers, MD

June 2016—Gathering evidence appears to show significant benefit for long-term monitoring in atrial fibrillation detection.

Stroke as Initial Manifestation of Neurosyphilis in an HIV Positive Patient

Shamin Masrour, DO, Kent Ellington, MD, and Myriam Abdennadher, MD

May 2016—With neurosyphilis on the rise, young patients who present with ischemic strokes should be tested for HIV and syphilis.

A Candid Look at Stroke Guidelines

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

April 2016—Summary, significance, and the reasons why the SNIS published its own guidelines.

The Emerging Role of Neurotoxins for the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity

A Q&A with David M. Simpson, MD

November/December 2015—One expert addresses the evolving standards of care and strategies for enabling patients to receive optimal care.

The Science Behind the Powerful Benefits of Having a Purpose

Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD And Sara Mehr

September 2015—Purpose in life is one of the main components of Quality of Life.

Antiplatelet Therapy and Lacunar Stroke: Still a Match

With Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD

June 2015—A new meta-analysis does not support dual-antiplatelet therapy, but monotherapy may help.

Two Steps Can Reduce the Incidence of Secondary Stroke

Mark Reiter, MD, MBA, FAAEM and Brian Fengler, MD, FAAEM

April 2015—Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the US with over 800,000 cases per year, but there are steps that can improve outcomes.

Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Part 2

Alicia M. Zha, MD and Brendan J. Kelley, MD

March 2015—Cognitive impairment after acute stroke is likely under-appreciated despite its impact.


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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.