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Trigeminal neuralgia is an uncommon disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of lancinating pain in the trigeminal nerve distribution. Typically, brief attacks are triggered by talking, chewing, teeth brushing, shaving, a light touch, or even a cool breeze. The pain is nearly always unilateral, a...
Mar 1, 2008 Issue
AAN Releases Recommendations for Treating Lyme Disease Neuroborreliosis [Practice Guidelines]
The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released recommendations for treating Lyme disease, a multisystem, tick-borne infection that often affects the nervous system (neuroborreliosis).
Guidelines on physician reporting of medical conditions that may affect driving competency are available from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
Neck pain caused by blunt trauma from a motor vehicle collision, fall, or other injury is a common occurrence. Many patients who decline ambulance transport after an injury will present to their primary care physician rather than the emergency department. Two clinical rules have been developed and v...
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
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).
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...
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.
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...