October 2009



Highlights from the International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Recently presented findings in AD have clinical implications now and in the long-term.

By Ronald Devere, MD

Optic Neuritis: Update on Diagnosis, Management, and Long-term Follow-up

Specialists share insights on diagnostic tools, prospects for neuroprotective therapies, and the risk of MS.

By Paul Winnington, Editorial Director

Assessing and Responding to Apparent Aspirin Resistance

Aspirin resistance is a controversial issue with important clinical implications for neurologists and patients.

By James C. Grotta, MD

The Benefits of Application Service Providers

As the details of healthcare reform take shape, an ASP may provide a cost-efficient way for clinicians to go digital.

By Mark Kaufmann, MD

How Accurate is Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Among Patients over 80?

A mixture of multiple pathologies may contribute to dementia in most elderly beyond the age of 80.

By Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD

Diagnosing Small Fiber Neuropathy Through the Use of Skin Biopsy

A simple test can easily determine the presence of small fiber neuropathy. Here’s what you need to know.

By David S. Saperstein, MD and Todd D. Levine, MD

Co-existent Optic Nerve Drusen in a Patient with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Pseudotumor cerebri occurs in about one in 1,000 people, and a “cause” is often difficult to identify.

By Lenworth N. Johnson, MD

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By Paul Winnington Editorial Director

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Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.