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Risk of Dementia Increased Among Female Veterans with TBI, PTSD, Depression

Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions, according to a study published in the December 12, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Previous […]

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People with Dystonia and Spasticity May Become Immune to Botulinum Toxin Treatment

People with disorders that cause muscle tightness and contractions can get relief from treatment with botulinum toxin. But a new study shows that about 15 percent of people treated with botulinum toxin type A for dystonia or spasticity can develop an immune response to the treatment itself, which can make the treatment less effective or […]

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October 23 2018 Issue

1. Featured Article: “‘Is there a neurologist on this flight?’ An update” 2. What’s Trending: paraneoplastic neuronal intermediate filament autoimmunity Dr. Jason Crowell talks with Dr. Joseph Sirven about his NCP paper entitled “‘Is there a neurologist on this flight?’ An update.” In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Stacey Clardy focuses her interview […]

Primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: A comparative study

1. Featured Article: Primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: A comparative study 2. What’s Trending: Cannabis and chronic neuropathic pain Dr. Andy Southerland talks with Dr. Anne Ducros about her paper on primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Heather […]

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October 16 2018 Issue

1. Featured Article: Primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: A comparative study 2. What’s Trending: Cannabis and chronic neuropathic pain Dr. Andy Southerland talks with Dr. Anne Ducros about her paper on primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Heather […]

October 9 2018 Issue

1. Featured Article: Neurology: Clinical Practice: Presentation and management of community onset vs. hospital onset first seizures 2. What’s Trending: Acute viral encephalitis In the first segment, Dr. Katherine Zarroli talks with Dr. Emma Foster about her paper comparing the presentation and management of patients with community- and hospital-onset first seizures attending the same hospital. […]

Drug Pricing (Delayed Recall – October 2018)

This month’s Delayed Recall episode includes interviews on drug pricing. The episode starts with Dr. Jason Crowell’s interview with Dr. Gordon Smith from September 26, 2017 on orphan drug pricing. Following this clip, we have the full-length interview from the December 5, 2017 episode where Dr. Ted Burns speaks with Dr. John Mytinger on the […]

October 2 2018 Issue

1. Featured Article: Nusinersen in spinal muscular atrophy type 1 patients older than 7 months: a cohort study 2. What’s Trending: MRI-guided thrombolysis for stroke with unkown time of onset (WAKE-UP study) In the first segment, Dr. Ted Burns talks with Dr. Laurent Servais about his paper on safety and efficacy of nusinersen treatment in […]

September 25 2018 Issue

1. Antiepileptic Drug Clearances during Pregnancy and Clinical Implications for Women with Epilepsy 2. AAN Position Statement: Lawful physician-hastened death In the first segment, Dr. Derek Bauer talks with Dr. Paula Emanuela Voinescu about her paper on antiepileptic drug (AED) clearances during pregnancy and the relationship between AED serum concentration and seizure frequency. In the […]

September 18 2018 Issue

1. Cerebello-spinal tDCS in ataxia: A randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled, crossover trial 2. What’s Trending: Emerging therapies for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy Dr. Jeff Ratliff talks with Dr. Alberto Benussi about his paper on cerebellar anodal and spinal cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation as a therapeutic approach for reducing symptoms in patients with […]