Nervous System Diseases

Neurology, Rheumatology, and the Gut Microbiome: Two Specialists Discuss
July 16, 2021

A neurologist and a rheumatologist sat down with Patient Care editors to talk about their focus on balance in the gut microbiome as an essential element of clinical care.

FDA Awards Accelerated Approval to Aducanumab for Alzheimer Disease
June 07, 2021

The FDA approved today the first drug that targets the pathophysiolgic process responsible for Alzheimer disease and the first drug since 2003 to be approved for any Alzheimer treatment.

FDA Warns Lamotrigine May Cause Arrhythmias in Persons with Heart Disease
April 02, 2021

Healthcare providers are advised to weigh carefully the risks vs benefits of continuing lamotrigine therapy and not to substitute with another drug from the class.

Seen in the ED: Dysphagia & Floppy Neck
March 12, 2021

Gradually worsening weakness in the shoulders, neck, and face of 4-5 days' duration is the presenting complaint of a man in his 60s. ED physician Brady Pregerson, MD, asks, "What's your diagnosis?"

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Cognitive Decline
June 21, 2016

In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the impact of PPI use on incident dementia in the elderly.

Migraine Matters: 6 Meeting Highlights
June 16, 2016

This brief slide show toplines key research from the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, June 1-4, 2016.

PPIs and Dementia: Is Causality Really There?
April 15, 2016

"Keep calm and carry on" suggests a thoughtful gastroenterologist whose patients continue to ask for reassurance.

More Headache, Less Migraine With Dementia
November 10, 2015

An association was found between headache or non-migrainous headache and later dementia. Not so for migraine.

Senses in Primary Care Top 10: The Eyes Have It
July 15, 2015

Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs-particularly eye and ear disorders-are prime diagnoses that bring patients to your primary care practice.

Insomnia and Autism Fuel a Vicious Cycle
July 13, 2015

Insomnia is the predominant sleep disorder seen in autism spectrum disorder. The deficits of each condition compound those of the other.