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Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk

... 10,000 people each year, Kittner said. However, neurologists and other doctors should encourage their patients who have migraine with associated visual symptoms to minimize other stroke risk factors, he said. More work is also needed regarding whether patent foramen ovale mediates the association between prob...

UCLA Stroke Center receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award

...ays a week, to provide brain imaging scans; having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations; and using clot-busting medications when appropriate. To receive the award, the UCLA Stroke Center consistently complied for 90 days with the requirements in the GWTGStroke program. These include aggressiv...

New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases

...alt the process of death. In collaboration with neurologists they have also been able to access biological samples of patients who have given their consent and donated them to research. Biological samples such as, fundamentally, blood, given that changes in blood plasma that may indicate alterations at the bra...

MS patients not receiving medications to slow disease progression, research shows

...am studied patient visits to family practitioners, neurologists or internists between 1998 and 2004 across the Uni...percent). About 62 percent of patients visiting neurologists and 92 percent seen by family practitioners/internists were not using immunomodulatory agents (IMAs)...

Natural, soy-based substance might help fight MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find

...(MS)-like disease. Using an animal model of MS, neurologists at Jefferson Medical College found that giving doses of a substance called Bowmann-Birk Inhibitor Concentrate (BBIC) dramatically improved the animals ability to move and walk. The scientists, led by A. M. Rostami, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of...

American College of Physicians publishes 'Stroke'

...questions that are frequently asked by internists, neurologists in-training, medical students, stroke patients, caregivers, and the general population. "Stroke" is "a clearly written modern manual of stroke diagnosis and treatment," according to Martin A. Samuels, MD, FANN, FACP, Chairman and Neurologist-in-Chi...

Mediterranean neurosciences in Albania

...th the University of Tirana enabling many Albanian neurologists to study in Italy as well as many international specialists to work in Albania. "We are very excited about the results we achieved", commented prof. Zerbi. "The Albanian scientific community proves it has risen to truly high levels and the entry in t...

New treatments for epilepsy may benefit patients at University of Virginia

...be enough to stop a seizure," Fountain said. UVa neurologists are also participating in a clinical trial of a de...o get epilepsy and another not? Fountain and other neurologists say a specific cause remains a mystery. But they do know that people who have had brain tumors, brai...

Projected costs of stroke in the United States top $2 trillion dollars

...y of Neurology, an association of more than 19,000 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 Parkinso...

Projected costs of stroke highlight need for increased NIH funding

...y of Neurology, an association of more than 19,000 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, ...

New data demonstrate effectiveness of LAMICTAL (lamotrigine) as adjunctive therapy

... study findings are important since physicians and neurologists continue to have limited treatment options available for generalized seizures in this age group." PGTC seizures usually occur without warning and are associated with wide-ranging physical and behavioral changes with potentially life-threatening co...

REM sleep behaviour disorder is an early marker of neurodegenerative diseases

... page to the article, and a reflection by Canadian neurologists Dr. Ronald Postuma (Department of Neurology of the Montreal General Hospital de Qubec) and Dr. Jacques Montplaisir ( Centre D'Etude du Sommeil in the Hospital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal ). This article is based in a descriptive study conducted since...

Telemedicine solutions to optimise healthcare

... to a specialist, now just 11 per cent are because neurologists are able to diagnose the patient remotely and dete...ey need specialised care." Not only does this save neurologists time and healthcare systems money, but the quality of care patients receive improves. "The reliabili...

Depression in MS patients clue to better treatment

...t prove beneficial. Physicians, psychologists, and neurologists who are involved in prescribing interferon beta drugs need to be careful about following up and seeing how the patients are doing in terms of their depressed mood, according to the Penn State researcher. "Suicide is a big risk in MS patients. You cer...

Mayo Clinic study finds coma grossly misrepresented in the movies

... enormous caricature. Patients in a coma and their neurologists are portrayed inaccurately, and so are almost all awakenings after coma. This was not only true for Hollywood motion pictures, but also for international films." Dr. Wijdicks, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, and his son, Coen Wijdicks, currently a graduat...

MIST study explores link between migraines and hole in heart

... evaluated at monthly intervals over six months by neurologists unaware of which group the patients had been assigned to. If PFO closure works as hoped, it could help an estimated one in three patients with severe migraine, Dr. Wilmshurst said. Dr. Wilmshurst and co-principal investigator Dr. Andrew Dowson, dir...

Stanford doctors spotlight fatal flaw in multiple sclerosis drug trial

...ncet by two Stanford University School of Medicine neurologists - serves as a telling case study of what can go wrong in clinical trials. In their article, Annette Langer-Gould, MD, and Lawrence Steinman, MD, warn of the pitfalls of testing a drug with unknown side effects in patients who would do fine without th...

University Eye Institute at UH sees start of multiple sclerosis eye care center

...Enhancement. MS Eye CARE also works with treating neurologists at collaborating medical facilities that include t...group, Texas Children's Hospital and other outside neurologists who are caring for MS patients. "There is a finite window of opportunity in detecting MS," said Ma...

Study shows relationship between oral and cardiovascular health

... Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine and neurologists at the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University Medical Center, took this research one step farther. "Our research brings in the microbiological factors that may connect the two diseases," explained Dr. Desvarieux. "We analyzed bacteri...

Prescriptions for headache almost twice as likely in middle aged women as men of same age

...gists, but the authors note that the proportion of neurologists in the UK is around one tenth of that in other developed countries....

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