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The synthetic vitamin D analogue alfacalcidol significantly improved fatigue among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, researchers from Israel reported at the 2014 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. In this video discussion, Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Steven P. Ringel, MD; Neurology Today Associate Editor Robert G. Holloway Jr., MD, MPH; and John R. Corboy, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Colorado-Denver and co-director of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center at Anschutz Medical Campus, discuss the implications of these findings as well as their limitations. The full story appears in the July 3 issue of Neurology Today. Read the abstract for more information: http://bit.ly/vitDMS.
Neurology Today editors interview Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Serena Bianchi, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Simonyan’s laboratory, about their imaging studies showing structural differences between different phenotypes and genotypes of spasmodic dysphonia.
Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, FAAN, and Associate Editor Robert Holloway, MD, MPH, FAAN, discuss the challenges of measuring the value of neurodiagnostic tests, with a dearth of available data on efficacy.
Read the full story in Neurology Today: http://bit.ly/NT-ANADiagnosticTests.
A meta-analysis of 5 trials found that the procedure was more effective for stroke, the sooner it was performed, but remained effective up to 7.3 hours after symptom onset – significantly longer than the current guideline window of 6 hours. Neurology Today Editor-in-chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, FAAN, and Associate Editor Robert Holloway, MD, MPH, FAAN, discuss what the findings mean for stroke treatment and minimizing time to reperfusion.
Read the full story in Neurology Today: http://bit.ly/NT-ANAEndovascular.
A 5-year follow-up study found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus improved motor function for people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease compared to medical treatment alone. The study’s principal investigator David Charles, MD, FAAN, professor and vice chairman of neurology at Vanderbilt Neuroscience Institute, discusses the advantages and complications of treating patients in early stages of the disease with the Neurology Today editors.
Read the full story in Neurology Today: http://bit.ly/NT-DBSEarlyParkinsons.
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