Neurology Information Center


Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

The guideline highlights the incidence, risk factors, and preventive approaches of SUDEP.

Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures in certain epilepsy patients

Cannabidiol appears to reduce seizures for some patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

FDA approves first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk test

The test will provide information on an individual's genetic predisposition to 10 diseases or conditions.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a clinical practice guideline

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery foundation has released an updated clinical guideline for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

FDA approves Ocrevus to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis

The FDA approved Ocrevus to treat adults with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and relapsing forms of the disease.

Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a new clinical practice guideline

Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Antithrombotic drug use linked to higher risk of subdural hematoma

A higher incidence of subdural hematomas is associated with the increased use of antithrombotic drugs, particularly vitamin k antagonists among older patients.

Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia: a new clinical practice guideline

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the new pharmacologic guidelines be used in conjunction with other AASM guidelines for insomnia.

Children more likely to have a headache before a stroke than adults

Although ischemic strokes are still very rare in children, 46% of pediatric ischemic stroke patients over 3 years of age said they had a headache before the stroke.

Stem cell therapy may be effective for multiple sclerosis

Younger age, relapsing forms of MS, fewer prior immunotherapy treatments, and lower baseline EDSS score were factors associated with better outcomes for stem cell transplantation.

Neurology Opinion

Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders

Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.

Clinical Feature

Managing concussion in primary care

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Increasing evidence has shown a link between pesticide exposure and the risk for Parkinson's disease. How real is this link on the golf course?

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.

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