September/October 2013



Publisher’s Letter

New Logo, Same Great Content

Cover Stories

Comprehensive Stroke Certification What Does Does it Take?

The Ochsner Medical Center Experience

By Gabriel A. Vidal, MD and Bethany Jennings, APRN, NP-C

Marijuana Use and Ischemic Stroke

By Reza Behrouz, DO, Alex Perchuk, MD, Ali R. Malek, MD


Decreasing Progression, Increasing Function

A small Phase I ALS study is getting big results with stem cell treatment.

By Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

A Survey of Neurologists on Career Satisfaction and Burnout

By Randolph W. Evans, MD and Christina L. Upchurch, MA


Expert Opinion: Bickerstaff’s Brainstem Encephalitis: A Rare Variant Of The Anti-Gq1b Antibody Syndrome

By Shameem, MD; Niket Sonpal, MD; Muhammad Hamid, MD; Stuart Orsher, MD; Nicky Bhatia, MD; David M. Waitzman, MD, PhD; Steven Mandel, MD

A Web First Look

Parkinson’s Study Looks for Prodromal and Disease Progression Biomarkers

WEB FIRST LOOK: A Summary by the Parkinson’s Progression Marker’s Initiative*


Contact Info

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Wendy Terry

About Practical Neurology

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.