Reviewing DBS for Parkinson’s Disease | Opinion Article

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with Parkinson’s disease has been shown to improve levodopa-responsive symptoms, dyskinesia, and tremor. A consensus review of key issues was designed to assist patients and physicians who are considering DBS.

Autism Checklist at 12-Months May Facilitate Treatment | Medical Blog

A simple 24-item checklist may help physicians identify children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) as early as 1-year old, triggering earlier and potentially more effective treatment. The

Updated Guidelines for Secondary Stroke Prevention | Opinion Article

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) released updated guidelines to prevent subsequent stroke in survivors of ischemic strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). They include new recommendations for treating metabolic syndrome, stenting of the carotid artery, and atrial fibrillation, among other updates.

Key Points From New Alzheimer’s Guidelines | Medical Blog

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been updated in the April 19 online issue of Alzheimer’s &

New Guidelines on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Summary | Medical Blog

Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is estimated to affect 16% of the more than 25 million people who have diabetes in this country. Unfortunately, the condition is often

Updated Guidelines: Primary Stroke Prevention | Opinion Article

New guidelines released for the primary prevention of stroke reviews evidence on established and emerging risk factors for stroke. Clinicians are now urged to address primary prevention of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke because the risk factors and prevention strategies for these events largely overlap.

The Diabetes Type 3 Enigma: Can Alzheimer’s Drug Help? | Medical Blog

Diabetes Type 3—a “brain specific” disease—is far from understood and very much uncharted territory in the medical community. Diagnosis and treatment strategies remain in the early stages,

Guidelines Update: Managing Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage | Feature

Updated guidelines for the treatment of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in adults by the AHA and ASA stress that ICH is a treatable disorder, and the overall aggressiveness of care is directly related to mortality from this disease.

Conference Highlights: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2011 | Conference Coverage reports that the SCCM annual congress addressed important issues in the management of critically ill and injured patients, including CNS disorders in pediatric patients, early metabolic

Antipsychotic Use in Children | Opinion Article

The use of antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents has been debated largely because these agents are increasingly being used for non-psychotic disorders and off-label indications.

Making the Case for Statins | Feature

National guidelines recommend patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack be put on lipid-lowering therapies such as statins during hospitalization and continue this treatment, even after they are discharged.

Infamous Study Linking Autism to Vaccines Called a “Fraud” | Medical Blog

The study that triggered worldwide controversy over childhood vaccinations linked to autism was found to be based on widely discredited research, according to a new report published in

Howard Schubiner, MD
Howard Schubiner, MD

Reducing the Pain of Fibromyalgia | Feature

The chronic pain syndrome of fibromyalgia afflicts nearly 2% of women and a smaller proportion of men, and is both enigmatic and controversial. Many patients with fibromyalgia

Public Awareness of Specialized Stroke Hospitals | Opinion Article

When managing stroke, time is brain. Every minute that stroke therapy is delayed can make a major difference in outcomes for patients. Appropriate treatment of stroke requires

A New Strategy to Manage Charcot Foot | Opinion Article

Charcot foot, a diabetes-associated neuropathic osteoarthropathy, has gotten increased recognition as a debilitating disease that frequently leads to severe disability and poor quality of life.

Guidelines for Intracranial Neurointerventional Procedures | Feature

Due to the rapid advancement in endovascular intervention, a scientific statement by the AHA and the ASA has been developed to address available evidence which supports the use of intracranial endovascular neurointerventional procedures.

American Academy of Neurology 2010 Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) held its 2010 annual meeting from April 10 to 17 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Key Practices to Treating OCD | Feature

A recent evidence-based review has demonstrated that obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is often unrecognized and undertreated. Recommendations have been released to assist physicians in recognizing various presentations of OCD and treatments for these variances.

Brain Pacemakers Improve Epilepsy Treatment | Opinion Article

According to the Epilepsy Foundation of America, epilepsy is the third leading neurological disorder, affecting more than 3 million Americans, and more than 200,000 new cases are

Preventing CVD in Women: A Focus on Lifetime Risk & Lifestyle | Feature

In 1999, the American Heart Association (AHA) published its first Guide to Preventive Cardiology in Women. The guide synthesized the most recent clinical research data and highlighted

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