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American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2015

AAN 2015 Coverage Sensory Cortex Hyperexcitability Predicts Shorter Survival in ALS

Sensory Cortex Hyperexcitability Predicts Shorter Survival in ALS

Investigators assessed patients with sporadic ALS to determine the relationship between somatosensory cortex excitability and survival prognosis.

AAN 2015 Coverage Switching to Oral Fingolimod From Injectable Treatment Linked to Fewer MS Relapses

Switching to Oral Fingolimod From Injectable Treatment Linked to Fewer MS Relapses

As injectable disease-modifying therapies can be inconvenient for patients with MS, fingolimod offers an oral treatment option that is associated with significantly lower risk for relapse.

AAN 2015 Coverage NBT System Gets FDA Clearance for Depression Treatment

NBT System Gets FDA Clearance for Depression Treatment

The system is currently being assessed for its use in stroke rehabilition in the Phase 3 supplemental study 'E-FIT', involving 60 patients.

AAN 2015 Coverage Interactive Checklist, Financial Incentive Improves Stroke Quality Care

Interactive Checklist, Financial Incentive Improves Stroke Quality Care

The checklist included reminders for time-sensitive measures.

AAN 2015 Coverage Topical NSAID Gel May Relieve Migraine Pain

Topical NSAID Gel May Relieve Migraine Pain

The topical gel may be suitable for patients who experience gastrointestinal side effects from oral NSAIDs.

AAN 2015 Coverage High-Dose Biotin Drug Improves Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

High-Dose Biotin Drug Improves Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Investigational multiple sclerosis drug MD1003 delivers 300 mg/day of biotin, a huge increase the usually recommended dose of 30-100 mcg/day.

AAN 2015 Coverage APOE ε2 Linked to Milder Alzheimer's Pathology, Cognitive Impairment

APOE ε2 Linked to Milder Alzheimer's Pathology, Cognitive Impairment

Compared with APOE ε4, APOE ε2 seems to have an indirect effect on cognition by influencing AD pathology.

AAN 2015 Coverage Diary App Helps Track Disease Progress in Parkinson's Patients

Diary App Helps Track Disease Progress in Parkinson's Patients

The app's data easily exports so that physicians have access to accurate, long- and short-term outcomes for patients.

AAN 2015 Coverage Better Migraine Knowledge Needed Among Primary Care Providers

Better Migraine Knowledge Needed Among Primary Care Providers

Uncertainty about when to order imaging studies, existing guidelines on migraine preventive treatments common.

AAN 2015 Coverage Virtual Reality Offers Window Into Parkinson's Psychosis

Virtual Reality Offers Window Into Parkinson's Psychosis

Common Parkinson's hallucinations replicated using Oculus Rift headset.

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