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New national studies show combined hormone replacement therapy boosts stroke, dementia

...e strokes with 5.6 years follow-up, adjudicated by neurologists with 258 patients instead of the 212 published las... year," Heiss said. "The refined classification by neurologists allowed us to analyze the findings by types of stroke." Heiss and colleagues found estrogen-plus-pro...

Inherited gene may place some at higher risk of post-traumatic injury seizures

... had seizures. ApoE first came to the attention of neurologists in 1993 when it was found to be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Since then, the gene, which is the major lipid-carrying protein in the central nervous system, has been linked to the development of dementia in boxe...

Abnormally high number of Lou Gehrig's disease cases identified among Gulf War veterans

...rans all under 45 who were diagnosed with ALS by neurologists between 1991 and 1998. None of them have a family history of ALS or other neurodegenerative diseases, and all of the cases have progressed to advanced stages. Eleven have died of the disease. In order to calculate the number of expected ALS cases amo...

Genetic screening recommended to detect new neurodegenerative disorder in men over age 50

...t population, yet it is being misdiagnosed because neurologists who see adults with movement disorders are not aware that they need to look for a family history of fragile X in grandchildren or to check for the presence of the premutation in the fragile X gene," said Randi Hagerman, medical director of the UC Dav...

Genes influence memory in families with Alzheimer's disease

...y of Neurology, an association of more than 18,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as stroke, ...

Neurologists create a font of human nerve cells

...aboratory. Such a supply has long been one goal of neurologists anxious to replace dead or dying cells with healthy ones in a host of neurological diseases. In this study, appearing in the March issue of Nature Biotechnology , the scientists then used the cells to partially repair damaged spinal cords in labora...

Gene mutation found for a form of juvenile-onset motor neuron disease

...sis of nerve damage, genetic studies may also help neurologists classify and diagnose motor neuron diseases. "A number of patients with motor neuron problems lack a specific diagnosis," Chance said. For example, one of the families he studied was mistakenly thought to carry a different kind of neuromuscular diso...

Researchers show 'clot-busting' at stroke site is viable option

...ate researchers noted. "A team of radiologists and neurologists must be available around the clock and be ready for that rapid response," Slivka said. "When blood flow to the brain is compromised, the brain won't tolerate it for very long. Time is critical. The faster we can dissolve the clot to re-establish blo...

OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS

... and a team of OHSU and Portland VA Medical Center neurologists published a study showing treatment with low doses of estrogen protects mice from developing EAE, but the mechanism of the effect hadn't been fully characterized. And earlier this year, researchers in the United Kingdom found that human pregnancy ele...

Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center

...ogists, nephrologists, cardiovascular specialists, neurologists and certified diabetes educators. The treatment team is further complemented by dietitians and mental-health practitioners. Additionally, UCI Medical Center offers access to specialized services of interest to people with diabetes, such as pancreas ...

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