Authors


Lisa A. Brenner, PhD

Latest:

TBI and Suicide: From Science to Prevention Strategies

Conceptualizing risk among patients with traumatic brain injury requires clinicians to consider multiple factors including neuroanatomic and cognitive dysfunction, and psychosocial impairment.


Riley P. Grassmeyer, MS

Latest:

TBI and Suicide: From Science to Prevention Strategies

Conceptualizing risk among patients with traumatic brain injury requires clinicians to consider multiple factors including neuroanatomic and cognitive dysfunction, and psychosocial impairment.


James P. Kelly, MD

Latest:

TBI and Suicide: From Science to Prevention Strategies

Conceptualizing risk among patients with traumatic brain injury requires clinicians to consider multiple factors including neuroanatomic and cognitive dysfunction, and psychosocial impairment.


Bharat R. Narapareddy, MD

Latest:

The Growing Epidemic of TBI in Older Patients

Despite advances in neurology, a silent epidemic of older adults who sustain a TBI is growing. The authors provide tools and tips for a geriatric approach to treatment.


Lisa N. Richey

Latest:

The Growing Epidemic of TBI in Older Patients

Despite advances in neurology, a silent epidemic of older adults who sustain a TBI is growing. The authors provide tools and tips for a geriatric approach to treatment.


Matthew E. Peters, MD

Latest:

The Growing Epidemic of TBI in Older Patients

Despite advances in neurology, a silent epidemic of older adults who sustain a TBI is growing. The authors provide tools and tips for a geriatric approach to treatment.


Brandon Lucke-Wold, MD, PhD, MCTS

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for TBI: Key Points for Clinicians

The CAM options described here may help prevent trauma-related neurodegeneration over the long term.


Wael Ibrahim, MD

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Effective Treatment of Essential Palatal Tremor and Coexistent Bipolar Disorder: A Case Report

Clicking sounds in the patient’s ears were initially thought to be auditory hallucinations, but a thorough neurological examination revealed the true cause.


Lauren C. Frey, MD

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Epilepsy Surgery, Part 1: Refractory Seizures and Presurgical Evaluation

At least 30% of patients with epilepsy have seizures that are incompletely controlled by medical therapy; thus, nonpharmacological options are important for comprehensive care.


Angela Seabright, DO

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AAN Guidelines on Use of fMRI for Presurgical Mapping in Epilepsy

Patients with drug-resistant seizures should have an epilepsy center evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and determine the epilepsy syndrome and possible candidacy for neurosurgery. Guidelines here.


Katherine Foxhall, PhD

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A History of Migraine: Gender Ratio

Around three times more women than men have migraine. This marked difference in prevalence is one of the most well-known features of the illness. Here's what history tells us.


Jori E. Fleisher, MD, MSCE

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Benefits of Martial Arts on Movement Disorders

This podcast discusses preliminary evidence about the effects of karate on quality of life and several measures of gait, balance, and mobility in patients with PD.


Joseph Kaizer

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Music Therapy Unites the Arts and Medicine to Help Patients

Two medical students who are conservatory-trained musicians describe a memorable performance at a center for older adults with dementia.


Esther Kim

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Music Therapy Unites the Arts and Medicine to Help Patients

Two medical students who are conservatory-trained musicians describe a memorable performance at a center for older adults with dementia.


Cesar Ochoa-Lubinoff, MD, MPH, FAAP

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Phase 2 Trial for Angelman Syndrome Underway

In this podcast, Heidi Moawad, MD interviews Cesar Ochoa-Lubinoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, about recent encouraging clinical trial results in patients with Angelman syndrome.


Amir Bishay, MD

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Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease

The profound consequences of the results guide decisions about testing. Who should be tested? And, just as important, who should not?


William S. Baek, MD, FAAN

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Connecting With Neurology Patients Through Music

An interview with a neurologist who found that merely writing medical articles cannot express the impact an illness can have on patients, both literally and emotionally.


Alex Kolevzon, MD

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Developing Targeted Therapeutics in Angelman Syndrome

The genomic revolution has led to increasing opportunities to address complex neurodevelopmental conditions, taking a genetics-first approach.


Deepa Burman, MD

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New Treatment for Rare Autoimmune Disease

A new treatment for NMOSD has been found to reduce relapse, decrease re-hospitalizations, and hinder the need to treat acute attacks with corticosteroids and plasma exchange.


Lary C. Walker, PhD

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Prion-like Molecular Mechanisms in Alzheimer Disease

Although Alzheimer disease is not infectious by any common definition of the term, research over the past 20 years has confirmed long-standing speculation that the molecular mechanism driving neurodegeneration is fundamentally the same in Alzheimer disease and the prototypical infectious proteopathy-prion disease.


Jessica Ailani, MD

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A Time to Recognize and Enhance Understanding of Migraine Disorders: Jessica Ailani, MD

The director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center talked about recognizing the struggles of patients with migraine disorders and the importance of bringing awareness of available treatments to this patient population. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Alicia Bigica

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FibroGen's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Antibody Pamrevlumab Falls Short in Phase 3

The study did not meet its primary end point of change from baseline in Performance of the Upper Limb 2.0 score at 1 year.


Jenna Payesko

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FDA Rejects Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug Golodirsen, Citing Safety Concerns

The regulatory agency cited 2 concerns in the complete response letter: the risk of infections related to intravenous infusion ports and renal toxicity.


Uma Menon, MD, MBA

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Unusual New Onset Seizures in a Healthy, Young Adult Male

A 23-year-old male college student presents with first generalized tonic-clonic seizure followed by episodes of violent psychosis.


Matt Hoffman

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Understanding the Significant Role of Secondary Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

Secondary symptoms of PD can be as debilitating as the primary motor symptoms, often leading to increased disability, reduced independence, and a higher burden on caregivers.


Lauryn Currens, MD

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Using the Ketogenic Diet to Treat Intractable Epilepsy in Case of Glycine Encephalopathy

A boy diagnosed with glycine encephalopathy in the newborn period was initiated on the ketogenic diet at 11 years-old for the treatment of medication refractory epilepsy.


Mayte Sánchez van Kammen, MD

Latest:

Understanding Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Rare But Sometimes Fatal

The prognosis of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is favorable compared with other types of stroke: almost 80% of patients with CVT recover without functional disability. Nevertheless, 5% to 10% of patients die in the acute phase.


Susanna M. Zuurbier, MD, PhD

Latest:

Understanding Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Rare But Sometimes Fatal

The prognosis of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is favorable compared with other types of stroke: almost 80% of patients with CVT recover without functional disability. Nevertheless, 5% to 10% of patients die in the acute phase.


Jonathan M. Coutinho, MD, PhD

Latest:

Understanding Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Rare But Sometimes Fatal

The prognosis of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is favorable compared with other types of stroke: almost 80% of patients with CVT recover without functional disability. Nevertheless, 5% to 10% of patients die in the acute phase.


Laura C. Spetlz, MD

Latest:

Case Report: New Onset Paroxysmal Episodes in an Infant

A newborn presents with new onset episodes of lateral gaze deviation with extremity stiffening.

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