November/December 2012




Identifying Candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Appropriate patient selection, pre-operative assessments, and careful patient counseling are all essential components to successful DBS in PD.

By Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD

New Study Offers Insights on STN vs. GPi Bilateral DBS for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

The newly published results of the NSTAPS study, a randomised controlled trial, found that STN DBS offered greater improvement in motor symptoms and effects on disability.

A Q&A With Rob M. A. De Bie, MD And Vincent J. J. Odekerken, MD

Distinguishing Essential Tremor From Parkinson’s Disease

Healthcare professionals don’t always recognize the many differences in the presentation, course, and treatment of ET and PD.

By Joseph Jankovic, MD

Restless Legs Syndrome: An Update

The past six months have seen new research and new treatment guidelines for RLS. We take a closer look here.

By Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor


Expert Opinion: Male Opioid-Induced Hypogonadism in the Management of Chronic Pain

Patients on long-term opioid therapy should be actively monitored for signs and symptoms consistent with hypogonadism.

By Kevin Donohue, DO, Intekhab Ahmed, MD, Jeffrey Miller, MD, Steven Mandel, MD, Adam Sobel, MD

Business Adviser: System Breaches and Note Cloning Charges: Recent EHR Controversies to Watch

As practices move toward EHRs, practical issues like system security and fraud (willful or accidental) warrant consideration.

By Mark Kaufmann, MD

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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.