Survival in ALS Plus FTD Influenced by Timing of Symptom Onset
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
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
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
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
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
Multiple sclerosis patients treated with natalizumab risk reactivation of latent herpes virus infections.
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