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Guidelines Update: Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The new guidelines include a step-by-step diagnostic algorithm for use in the clinical setting, as well as a special emphasis on neurobehavioral impairment.

Bridging the Gap: Male Migraine Diagnosis

Neurologists should collaborate with other specialties in order to increase awareness of migraine prevalence in men.

Emerging Risk Factor: MS Gut Bacteria

It has been proposed that the gut microbiome may be an important environmental risk factor in MS.

Making the Diagnosis: Myoclonic Epilepsy

Myoclonic seizures may be easily mistaken for a possible tic disorder if the proper patient monitoring is not conducted during diagnosis.

Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

It's important for pediatric neurologists to spend time preparing the patient for the transition to adult care.

Differential Diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia

According to a 2010 report based on a survey of caregivers of people with DLB, 78% of cases were initially misdiagnosed.

Metabolic Syndrome in Epilepsy

Medication, plus a relatively sedentary lifestyle, places people with epilepsy at great risk of metabolic syndrome and its various complications.

Re-Examining Infectious Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD, suggests that perhaps it's time to check our bias at the door.

Managing Bladder Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

One of the biggest hurdles is getting the patient to be honest and open with you about bladder problems.

Guideline Update: Management of Recurrent Stroke With Patent Foramen Ovale

Guideline Update: Management of Recurrent Stroke With Patent Foramen Ovale

Despite 3 large randomized trials and updated guidelines, the question of PFO closure remains a complex entity.

HIPAA Compliance: Should You Encrypt Patient Health Information?

HIPAA Compliance: Should You Encrypt Patient Health Information?

HIPAA doesn't require providers to encrypt devices or electronic information, but one could say it is strongly encouraged.

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Latest in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Linked to Exposure to PCB Chemicals During Pregnancy

Although PCB chemicals were banned int he 1970s, they still linger in the environment.

Modified Checklist With Follow-Up Effective for Autism Diagnosis

Administration of the M-CHAT/F can be done by minimally trained PCPs.

Gender, Race Impact Familial Autism Risk

The rate of autism diagnosis was 11.3% for those with an older sibling with autism, and .92% for those without.

Latest in Neuromuscular Disorders

Thymectomy Helps Improve Strength in Myasthenia Gravis

Patients who underwent surgery also experienced lower distress levels from treatment-related symptoms.

M. pneumoniae Infection Associated With Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Anti-GalC IgG may contribute to the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Deflazacort Wins Priority Review for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Deflazacort is intended to help improve muscle strength and other functional outcomes in DMD regardless of genetic etiology.

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