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Here's How You Can Treat Berry Aneurysms

Cerebral aneurysms sometimes rupture, leading to dangerous bleeding known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Sometimes invasive surgical interventions are required to prevent this kind of bleeding. Learn more here.

Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Autism

Autism and several other related disorders are grouped under the heading of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). These disorders all have similar symptoms.In addition, there are several medical conditions that can be confused with autism because of similar symptoms. Some of these medical ...

Standardizing MRI in Monitoring MS

Andrew Wilner and Daniel Pelletier discuss the key elements of a protocol to improve the utility of MRI in following progression of disease in patients with MS.

Carpal Tunnel Exercises After Surgery

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when an action is performed repeatedly while putting stress on and compressing the median nerve, which runs along the wrist. While the symptoms are unpleasant and can be devastating to experience, it is possible to minimize or even cure this ailment by undergoing sur

Ask the Experts - Teratogenic Risks of Antiepileptic Drugs

How would you manage a patient with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) who wants to become pregnant? If a patient is already 6 weeks pregnant and taking valproic acid, and therapeutic abortion is not an option, what would you do? Is any data available from the Pregnancy Epilepsy Registry?

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in MS

While natalizumab-associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy remains a rare occurrence, it is still a serious cause for concern. How can the risk be assessed and mitigated?

Your Intro to Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre is an autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nervous system that causes weakness, numbness, and other symptoms. Guillain-Barre can be a life-threatening syndrome that leads to total paralysis, including the muscles required to breathe.

Advances Made Toward Alzheimer’s Blood Test

Molecules developed in the lab to seek out antibodies associated with disease could lead to simple blood tests for Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and a host of other diseases, researchers say.

Signs & Symptoms of Multiple Scelerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and debilitating disorder that attacks the central nervous system (CNS). MS is an autoimmune disease that can present symptoms similar to other disorders. Specialized testing is required to diagnose MS accurately.

Chemical Proof for Punch Drunk Effect

A new study shows repeated blows to the head cause an increase of chemicals in the fluid that circulates around the brain and spinal cord, which are markers for brain and nerve cell injury.

He Warned Me

Eight years ago, Dr. Pasupuleti, my neurologist at the time, reluctantly gave me a prescription for a wheelchair. "When I give my patients this, they almost never walk again," he told my mom and me.

The Evolution of Posterior Cervical and Occipitocervical Fusion

The cervical spine presents a challenge to the spinal surgeon because of its limited biomechanical strength, the paucity of some osseous structural elements, the neural and vascular structures contained within the spine, and the frequent variation in anatomy among patients.yb

What Happens When You Have a Traumatic Brain Injury

The term traumatic brain injury covers a wide spectrum of severity, from minor concussions to severe injuries requiring neurosurgery. Treatment of traumatic brain injury must be tailored to the individual. Learn more here.

Dysautonomia Signs & Symptoms Diagnosis

Dysautonomia is a serious medical condition, one in which the autonomic nervous system, which controls many of the body's involuntary functions, fails. The National Dysautonomia Research Foundation reports that more than 1 million people suffer from a primary autonomic system disorder.