March/April 2013



Findings on the Path to a Brain Map

New research in AD, Parkinson’s, and mood disorders.

The Brain Activity Map: Answers for Alzheimer’s and More?

An ambitious new research goal seeks to better understand how the brain works. Will the project succeed, and what will it actually show?

By Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

Alzheimer’s: Bad Blood Runs Deep

A new study says damaged blood vessels loaded with amyloid worsen cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease. What are the implications?

By Q&A with Costantino Iadecola, MD

Alzheimer’s Association: Trends, Biomarkers, and New Approaches to Diagnosis

The latest data report from the association highlights the current and future burden of AD and outlines proposed new approaches to diagnosis.

Annual Meeting Research: Dementia Biomarkers Draw Attention

Researchers continue to focus on the role of biomarkers in diagnosis and prognosis.

VZV Vaccination for the Prevention of PHN

A majority of individuals age 50 or older could potentially avoid shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia.

By Stephen K. Tyring, MD, PhD


Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy: A Disguised Diabetic Neuropathy

This disabling complication of upper extremity hemodialysis access is under diagnosed.

By Valentina Rodriguez, MD; Dipal Shah, MD; Vanya Grover, DO; Steven Mandel, MD; David Fox, MD; and Nicky Bhatia, MD

In The Pipeline: Dimethyl Fumarate for First-Line Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in the European Union (EU) has endorsed Tecfidera.

Online Preview: Insights on Medication Overuse Headache

An excerpt from exclusive on-line content from Practical Neurology.


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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.