Neuromuscular Disorders

Patients May Become Immune to Botulinum Toxin Treatments

Patients May Become Immune to Botulinum Toxin Treatments

Findings seen among people with dystonia or spasticity treated with botulinum toxin type A.

CDC: US Prevalence of ALS Was 5.2 Per 100,000 in 2015

CDC: US Prevalence of ALS Was 5.2 Per 100,000 in 2015

Total of 16,583 cases identified in 2015 using National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry.

New Diagnostic Criteria for Neurosarcoidosis: What You Need to Know

New Diagnostic Criteria for Neurosarcoidosis: What You Need to Know

The new guidelines will facilitate the design and development of clinical trials to test new therapies to minimize the burden of neurologic disability produced by neurosarcoidosis.

Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson Disease

Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson Disease

Healthy human appendix contains intraneuronal -synuclein aggregates, truncation products.

Patient Distressed by Overturn of California End of Life Option Act

Patient Distressed by Overturn of California End of Life Option Act

Patient with ALS describes assisted death as last element of control, while losing control over his body.

Sensor Array May Detect De Novo Parkinson Disease in Breath

Sensor Array May Detect De Novo Parkinson Disease in Breath

Sensitivity, specificity, accuracy values of 79, 84, and 81% for detecting PD from controls.

Weighing the Risks of Deep Brain Stimulation

Weighing the Risks of Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS has been known to generate other movement-related disorders such as dyskinesias, blepharospasm, and hypokinesia.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Update for the Primary Care Clinician

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Update for the Primary Care Clinician

Patients with ALS require multidisciplinary care and rehabilitative interventions; maximizing independent function and quality of life are the goals.

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

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An inverse relation was observed between epilepsy and cerebral palsy and 5-minute and 10-minute Apgar scores.

Long-term memory enhanced by electrical stimulation of the amygdala

Long-term memory enhanced by electrical stimulation of the amygdala

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Modulate electrical stimulation of the amygdala may improve declarative memory without provoking any emotional reaction.

Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The corticosteroid was approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years and older.

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