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National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings.Read more
Drew, a 65-year-old man from Connecticut, was diagnosed with a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF), which is a rare vascular malformation of the spinal cord that only affects 1 in every 200,000 people.
SDAVFs are underdiagnosed because symptoms can be vague and mirror many other types of medical problems. If left untreated, SDAVFs can result in permanent spinal cord injury.
Despite the uncommon diagnosis, a multidisciplinary care team from Nuvance Health, including primary care, neurology, radiology, and neurosurgery correctly and expeditiously identified and surgically treated Drew’s SDAVF.Read more
An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.Read more
The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, will launch its first podcast on October 13 during its 144th Annual Meeting in St. Louis.Read more
In a media roundtable at 11 a.m. U.S. Central on Tuesday, October 15, leading neuroscientists will summarize key science being presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting (ANA2019). Reporters may attend in person or dial in.Read more
Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change the diagnosis for 20 percent of those currently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed with MCI, according to a new study published online in the journal Neurology.Read more
A special type of PET scan used for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson’s could be revolutionary for drug development and treatment.Read more
Longtime AANEM member Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami is being honored for a long career sharing her knowledge and passion for neurology with students.Read more
Mount Sinai researchers have identified elemental signatures in baby teeth that are unique to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and cases when both neurodevelopment conditions are present, which suggests that the metabolic regulation of nutrients and toxins play a role in these diseases, according to a study published in Translational Psychiatry in September.Read more
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego researchers describe new use of leukemia drug, nilotinib, to treat subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly pediatric brain cancer.Read more