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Variants in three estrogen-related genes linked to Parkinson's disease in women

...n's," says Walter Rocca, M.D., M.P.H., Mayo Clinic neurologist and epidemiologist, and lead study investigator. "So, a gene variant that would decrease estrogen production or activity would put those women at greater risk for the disease." The study associated variants in the following three genes with develop...

Mild cognitive impairment prevalent in elderly population

...t," says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and study investigator. "These data have major implications for the future of the health care system and the aging of America." Dr. Petersen adds that the increased risk for mild cognitive impairment with fewer years of education found in this study...

Hopkins study suggests commercially available antibiotic may help fight dementia in HIV patients

...lls by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine neurologist Jeffrey Rumbaugh, M.D., Ph.D. Results of the lab study with ceftriaxone are expected to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 58th annual meeting on April 5 in San Diego, Calif. Rumbaugh added that, although ceftriaxone is FDA approved ...

Ovary removal surgery elevates risk for dementia

...dividual. Walter Rocca, M.D., M.P.H., Mayo Clinic neurologist and epidemiologist, and lead study author, proposes two possible theories to explain the increased risk: 1) low estrogen due to the ovary removal leads to decreased protection of a woman's brain from cognitive decline, or 2) the ovariectomy is innoce...

Lack of basic research putting patients at risk

... diagnose and treat patients appropriately, writes neurologist Professor Peter Rothwell. But in the field of neurology alone, many examples exist where a lack of basic data is the main barrier for effective treatment in routine practice. For instance, little is known about the reliability of diagnosing stroke an...

Rare form of Alzheimer's disease found in Camelford resident

...cident, the woman, then aged 58, was referred to a neurologist for repeated headaches, difficulties in finding words and doing simple sums, and hallucinations, symptoms she had had for several months. Her condition progressively worsened and she died in April 2004. A post-mortem examination revealed little out o...

Researchers discover link between expectancy, visual cues and the desire to smoke

...s and smoking cues," explained Dr. Alain Dagher, a neurologist who specializes in functional brain imaging. "Our findings confirm the importance of expectancy in the neural response to these cues, and lend support to the theory that these cues act on brain areas involved in arousal and attention, particularly th...

OHSU research reveals possible future target for delaying or stopping Alzheimer's

... study co-author Joseph F. Quinn, M.D., a clinical neurologist at the Layton Center for Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Research at OHSU and an associate professor of neurology, and cell and developmental biology in the OHSU School of Medicine. "In fact, OHSU is involved in a study funded by the National Institute o...

Mayo Clinic study finds coma grossly misrepresented in the movies

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new study by a Mayo Clinic neurologist finds that, overall, motion pictures inaccurately represent the comatose state. Findings will appear in the May issue of the journal Neurology. "What we found was there were only two movies that were accurate," says Eelco Wijdicks, M.D. "Generally, t...

Mayo Clinic finds physical proof of mild cognitive impairment

...e," says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and study investigator. "These early findings led us to believe that these people were on the road to developing Alzheimer's, but they weren't there yet. They have only a few of the features of Alzheimer's in their brains. Just like they clinically l...

Study suggests tension headache may actually be TMJD

...cally will propel the individual to a physician or neurologist for consultation. "Knowledge about the intersection between jaw pain and headache is not well established, and consequently, jaw pain may be ignored in the differential diagnosis," Ohrbach added. "This can be most unfortunate for the individual, be...

Results of clipping and coiling of aneurysms are similar over time

A study led by UCSF neurologist S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, has shown that coiling of ruptured brain aneurysms is very effective during long-term follow-up, similar to outcomes with surgical clipping. Although results of a previous trial suggested that coiling was superior to surgi...

New x-ray delivery method could improve radiation therapy

...." And according to collaborators David Anschel, a neurologist at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven Lab, and Pantaleo Romanelli, a neurosurgeon from NEUROMED Medical Center, the technique may also have applications in treating a wide range of benign and malignant brain tumors and other functional brain disor...

Clues help identify psychological seizures

...r an accurate diagnosis early on is crucial," said neurologist Selim Bendadis, MD, of the University of South Flo...priate diagnosis early on," said the study author, neurologist Steve S. Chung, MD. "In our experience, family members can accurately describe whether a patient's e...

Study concludes that pesticide use increases risk of Parkinson's in men

...rkinson's," says Jim Maraganore, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and study investigator. "What we think may be happening is that pesticide use combines with other risk factors in men's environment or genetic makeup, causing them to cross over the threshold into developing the disease. By contrast, estrogen may pro...

REM sleep behavior disorder found to be precursor of brain-degenerating diseases later in life

...kert, M.D., Mayo Clinic sleep medicine specialist, neurologist and the study's lead researcher. "From our finding...generating illnesses, and consider a referral to a neurologist if any signs appear Dr. Tippmann-Peikert also stresses the importance of diagnosing RBD as early as...

REM sleep behavior disorder at young age linked to antidepressant use

...Tippmann-Peikert, M.D., sleep medicine specialist, neurologist and study investigator. This acting out results from a loss of normal muscle paralysis in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the dream stage of sleep, which normally prevents enacting one's dreams. RBD patients generally act out their dreams in a defens...

UCI epilepsy researcher receives nation's top neuroscience prize

...r. Tallie Z. Baram, a UC Irvine School of Medicine neurologist and one of the world's top epilepsy researchers, has received a Senator Jacob Javits Award in the Neurosciences, the nation's most prestigious prize for cutting-edge research into brain disorders. Javits awards are given annually by the National Inst...

Hopkins scientists use embryonic stem cells, new cues to awaken latent motor nerve repair

...ervous systems," says Douglas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist who led the Hopkins team. "It's a remarkable advance that can help us understand how stem cells can begin to fulfill their great promise," says Elias A. Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health. "Demonstrating restoration of function ...

Device effective in zapping the pain out of migraines

...ead pain, nausea and vomiting. Yousef Mohammad, a neurologist at OSU Medical Center who presented the results, says that the patients in this study reported a significant reduction in nausea, noise and light sensitivity post treatment. "Perhaps the most significant effect of using the TMS device was on the two...

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