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Stroke also in list of common childhood ailments

...olds, etc. However, very recently, researchers and neurologists have found that stroke is also among one of the mo...ad a stroke. Dr. Donna said that many parents and neurologists are not aware of the risk of strokes in the very young. This results in the strokes being diagnosed ...

Treating Stroke Patients in Rural Areas

...ion for Acute Ischemic Stroke (REACH). REACH lets neurologists hear and see the patients in real time. The neurologists also have immediate access to computerized tomography (CT) scan images taken to help pinpoint the ca...

Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease

...roblems with PET in the early 1990s. The patients' neurologists first predicted the progression of the disease wit...s showed adding a PET scan improved the ability of neurologists to accurately predict future problems by as much as 30 percent. For example, clinical assessments le...

A New Addition Could Help Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

...el that the drug is likely to find favor with both neurologists and geriatricians as a useful addition to Parkinson’s disease therapeuics....

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

...d Ravindranath. A source of some satisfaction for neurologists like K.S. Anand, who heads the neurology department at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, is that there is greater awareness about Alzheimer's among medical practitioners and the public. "An active lifestyle, healthy diet with plenty of greens and hig...

Shaking Legs Syndrome Is Curable

...the people had come to us after consultations with neurologists and other specialists. RLS is generally secondary to other problems. It is not very common as an isolated problem," said Suri. A common indication of the problem is periodic leg movement and restlessness even during sleep. In around 70 percent of th...

Mystery behind Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Unraveled

...onal pain syndrome patients should be evaluated by neurologists who specialize in nerve injury. They should also be treated with medications or other procedures that has been proved effective for other nerve-injury pain syndromes....

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Trial Criteria to Be Redefined

...rial in 2002 has been brought back to focus by two neurologists from Stanford University//. The authors warn about the dangers associated with drug testing, more so when the adverse effects of the experimental drug is unknown. The drug natalizumab, marketed under the brand name was granted fast track status by ...

Blend Of Sleep And Wake States To Explain Near Death Sensation

...ing due to a blend of sleep and wake states. While neurologists feel that the phenomenon is far to complicated to be studied scientifically, others view it as an evidence of life after death. From the study, researchers have found that individuals who have near death experiences were more likely to experience a...

Molecular Basis Of ALS Found

...al sclerosis (ALS).// Two separate teams including neurologists and biochemists worked on how the mutated form of superoxide dismutase (SOD1) protein renders people vulnerable to formation of intermolecular aggregates. This mutated protein is associated with a familial form of ALS. The findings, which have impl...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Seeks Help of Stem Cells

...alth, Welfare and Sport after allegations from top neurologists in the Netherlands about their work. There is also controversy over how the cord blood stem cells are supplied. In spite of all this the treatment offers some hope for Patricia and she is prepared to take the risk. Before beginning treatment at t...

Clues To Identify Psychological Seizures

...y of Neurology, an association of more than 19,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheim...

Prion Disease Agent Causes Heart Damage

...called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, after the German neurologists Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt and Alfons Maria Jakob, who first diagnosed it. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease most commonly strikes older people, and it causes neurologic abnormalities, dementia, memory loss, hallucinations, seizures, and eventually death. New ...

New Method For Measuring Dyskinesia In Parkinson's Being Developed

...son's disease is being developed// and a couple of neurologists have been granted $134,000 by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for this purpose. “The development of a Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale will provide a critical research tool for any future clinical trial,” says Dr. Christopher G. Goetz, Director of Mov...

Decline in Concentration, Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

...wareness of a patient's functional decline informs neurologists what areas of the brain are being affected as mild... done so, says Dr. Petersen. Although previously neurologists have speculated that executive function may be next to wane following memory as one develops Alzheim...

Analysis Shows Lamictal As An Effective Additional Therapy For Treatment of Grand Mal Seizures

... study findings are important since physicians and neurologists continue to have limited treatment options available for generalized seizures in this age group.” PGTC seizures usually occur without warning and are associated with wide-ranging physical and behavioural changes with potentially life-threatening co...

Epilepsy Treated with Implanted Devices

...be enough to stop a seizure," Fountain said. UVa neurologists are also participating in a clinical trial of a de...o get epilepsy and another not? Fountain and other neurologists say a specific cause remains a mystery. But they do know that people who have had brain tumors, brai...

Slow brain waves integral in coordination of complex activity

...ity of California, Berkeley, and neurosurgeons and neurologists at UC San Francisco (UCSF) is getting to resolve this mystery. UCSF neurosurgeons place 64-electrode grids on the surface of the brain's temporal and frontal lobes to locate regions where epileptic seizures originate. These grids allowed UC Berkel...

Child-Proof: Brain Mapping Safer for Children than Previously Thought

...e very low risk of complications we see, pediatric neurologists should not hesitate to order the procedure, and we can say to them that we have research showing this procedure is indeed very safe in children.” The most dreaded complication of the procedure is accidental damage to a blood vessel that can cause a...

Soy’s Restorative Powers Confirme

... Using an animal model of MS(Multiple Sclerosis), neurologists at Jefferson Medical College found that giving doses of a substance called Bowmann-Birk Inhibitor Concentrate (BBIC) dramatically improved the animals’ ability to move and walk. Over 400,000 Americans acknowledge having MS, though nearly one millio...

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