Author | Richard Robinson

Articles

Survival in ALS Plus FTD Influenced by Timing of Symptom Onset

May 02, 2009

What is the prognosis for patients with frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease? A new study suggests the answer depends not on which occurs first, but whether cognitive and motor symptoms develop simultaneously.

Orthostatic Hypotension Increases the Risk of Alzheimer Disease

May 01, 2009

Alzheimer disease (AD) is more than twice as likely to develop in elderly persons with orthostatic hypotension (OH) as in those without OH, according to a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Weight Loss Lowers Intracranial Hypertension, Controlled Study Shows

April 30, 2009

Losing weight can significantly reduce intracranial pressure and the complications it causes, including headache and optic nerve anomalies.

Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Options for Treatment

April 30, 2009

New treatment options for pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. While oral medications from 2 different drug classes appear effective, injection of botulinum toxin does not.

Essential Tremor Increases Risk of Dementia

April 29, 2009

Elderly persons with essential tremor (ET) are almost twice as likely to have dementia as those without ET, according to a new study from Elan Louis, MD, professor of neurology, and colleagues at Columbia University in New York.

Natalizumab for MS May Reactivate Herpes Viruses

April 29, 2009

Multiple sclerosis patients treated with natalizumab risk reactivation of latent herpes virus infections.