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AAN Guideline: Plasma Exchange Effective in Treating Severe MS Relapses, Neuropathies

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology recommends using plasma exchange to treat people with severe relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) and related diseases, as well as those with certain kinds of nerve disorders known as...
11-Jan-2011 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sports Neurologist Named AAN Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Advocate of the Year

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has named sports neurologist Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, MPH, of Ann Arbor, Mich., as the AAN Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Advocate of the Year. Kutcher received his award at the Palatucci...
14-Jan-2011 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Last Call for Entries: Public Asked to Submit Videos to 2011 Neuro Film Festival

People who have loved ones affected by a brain disorder or have been affected by a disorder themselves still have the opportunity to share their story by submitting a short video to the 2011 Neuro Film FestivalSM competition at...
11-Jan-2011 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Spike Reported in Number of People with HIV Having a Stroke

New research suggests that people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be up to three times more likely to have a stroke compared to those not affected with HIV. The study is published in the January 19, 2011, online issue of...
11-Jan-2011 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Women with MS More Likely to Have MS-Related Gene Than Men

Women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have a gene associated with multiple sclerosis than men with the disease and it is this gene region where environment interacts with the genetics, according to a study published in the...
28-Dec-2010 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers: Pay More Attention to Epilepsy

Epilepsy, a common and serious neurologic disorder that affects millions of people, is not getting the public attention and funding for research it deserves, according to an editorial on a study published in the January 4, 2011, print issue of...
21-Dec-2010 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eating Less Healthy Fish May Contribute to America’s Stroke Belt

People living in the “stroke belt” states eat more fried fish than people living in the rest of the country, which may contribute to the high rate of death from stroke in those states, according to a study published in the December 22, 2010,...
14-Dec-2010 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Second Brain Death Exam May Be Unnecessary, Hurt Organ Donation Rates

Requiring a second exam on a person who is considered brain dead may be unnecessary, according to a study on the impact of a second brain death exam on organ donation rates. The research is published in the December 15, 2010, online issue of...
7-Dec-2010 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Neurotrauma Experts Available

The American Academy of Neurology has neurotrauma experts available for interviews to discuss critical care and recovery.
10-Jan-2011 1:55 PM EST

Experts Available on Head Trauma and ALS

The American Academy of Neurology has neurology experts in Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis and head injury available to speak about the latest findings regarding the two conditions in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.
17-Aug-2010 2:55 PM EDT

Neurologist Available to Speak About Stroke

A stroke spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology is available to speak about stroke related to Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son suffering a mild stroke.
12-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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