Neurology Updates

Neurology Updates

Here you will find regular scientific news from our Scientific Panels. We cover all areas of neurology, including rare diseases. The most recent news are displayed below. You will find all news of different areas sorted into the subsections of the respective scientific panel. Enjoy reading!

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| Infectious diseases  

Late Breaking News

Zika is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes Mosquitoes. There are multiple neurologic manifestationsof this condition. The South American epidemic…

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| Neuroimmunology  

The progress made over the past 15 years in the field of autoimmune encephalitis has transformed the diagnostic approach to these disorders and led to…

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| Neuroimaging  

The following updates were focused specifically on clinically relevant neuroimaging studies in patients with Parkinson’s disease and in migraine…

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| Stroke  

In 2015 acute stroke therapy has taken an important step forward with a series of trials which have shown a better functional outcome of patients with…

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| Palliative Care  

The Palliative Care Scientific Panel aims to encourage the development of palliative care for people with neurological disease.  There are increasing…

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| Neuro-ophthalmology and -otology  

Isolated ocular myasthenia gravis is often a diagnostic challenge, as most common ancillary tests, such as acetylcholine receptor autoantibodies and…

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| Epilepsy  

Brivaracetam was approved for adjunctive treatment of partial epilepsy with focal and secondary generalised seizures by the EMEA in January 2016.…

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| ALS and frontotemporal dementia  

In this work the therapeutic value of a diaphragm pacemaker  is examined on a trial in patients with amyothropic lateral sclerosis. Patients underwent…

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| ALS and frontotemporal dementia  

The current diagnostic criteria for ALS, the El Escorial Criteria, have met with criticism by the community (Agosta F, Al-Chalabi AFilippi MHardim…

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| Muscle & Neuromuscular Junction Disorders  

The use of statins in neurocardiovascular conditions has widely increased over the decades. Based on extension of indications major side effects of…

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| Coma & Chronic Disorders of Consciousness  

In the last decade, patients clinically diagnosed in the vegetative state who are able to perform mental imagery tasks [1-2] have been still…

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| Rare Neurological Diseases | Higher Cortical Functions  

Advances in understanding memory mechanisms have crucial implications for cognitive neurology, and it is very good news that current studies combining…

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