Nov 1, 2005 Issue
AAN Releases Recommendations for Managing Essential Tremor [Practice Guidelines]

Evidence-based recommendations for the initiation of pharmacologic and surgical therapies for patients with essential tremor have been released by the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Management of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus [Article]

Gait instability, urinary incontinence, and dementia are the signs and symptoms typically found in patients who have normal pressure hydrocephalus. Estimated to cause no more than 5 percent of cases of dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus often is treatable, and accurate recognition of the clinic...

Jul 15, 2004 Issue
Treatment of Infantile Spasms [Practice Guidelines]

Mar 15, 2004 Issue
Memantine (Namenda) for Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease [STEPS]

Memantine is well tolerated, but its clinical benefits for the treatment of moderate to severe AD appear modest. The reduction in caregiver time requires confirmation in another trial. As with other drugs for AD, memantine does not reverse deterioration.

Oct 15, 2003 Issue
Tremor [Article]

Tremor, a rhythmic, involuntary, oscillatory movement of body parts, is the most common movement disorder. Tremors are classified as rest or action tremors. Rest tremor occurs when the affected body part is completely supported against gravity. Action tremors are produced by voluntary muscle contrac...

Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Spinal Epidural Abscess: A Diagnostic Challenge [Article]

Epidural abscess of the spinal column is a rare condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Risk factors for epidural abscess include immunocompromised states such as diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, cancer, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, as well as spinal procedures including epidural ane...

Sep 1, 2000 Issue
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Common Cause of Spinal Cord Dysfunction in Older Persons [Article]

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in older persons. The aging process results in degenerative changes in the cervical spine that, in advanced stages, can cause compression of the spinal cord. Symptoms often develop insidiously and are characterized b...

Jul 1, 2000 Issue
Restless Legs Syndrome: Detection and Management in Primary Care [Article]

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic movement disorder that is often associated with a sleep complaint. Patients with RLS have an irresistible urge to move their legs, which is usually due to disagreeable sensations that are worse during periods of inactivity and often interfere with sleep. ...

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Classification of Tremor and Update on Treatment [Article]

Tremor is a symptom of many disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, orthostatic tremor, cerebellar disease, peripheral neuropathy and alcohol withdrawal. Tremors may be classified as postural, rest or action tremors. Symptomatic treatment is tailored to the tremor type. Combinati...

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig's Disease [Article]

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular condition characterized by weakness, muscle wasting, fasciculations and increased reflexes. Approximately 30,000 Americans currently have the disease. The annual incidence rate is one to two cas...

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