January/February 2014



Tax Planning

Fringe Benefit Plans: Valuable Planning Tools You Haven’t Heard Of

Fringe benefit plans lack many of the restrictions of qualified plans, and, therefore, are relatively inexpensive to implement.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Carole C. Foos, CPA

Expert Opinion

Iatrogenic Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy

By Mark A. Fritz, MD, Bryan J. Kang, MD, Timothy P. Fox, MD, Nicky Bhatia, MD, and Steven M. Mandel, MD



Assessing the Interplay of Sleep, Hormones, and Depression

As research continues, new directions in therapy appear to be emerging.

A Q&A with Axel Steiger, Prof. Dr. med.

Impaired Driving Related to Medications and Neurological Diagnoses

Researchers investigated the degree to which various common agents, including benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, may affect driving ability. Therapy selection and patient counseling are key to safe use.

A Q&A with Amanda Hetland


Health Law Update: What’s Next?

The Independent Payment Advisory Board was tasked with achieving savings in Medicare but has now been gutted by Congress and may never become operational.

By Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

Movement Disorders Focus

Raising Urate With Inosine to Potentially Slow Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

Results of the Phase II SURE-PD study show inosine is safe and tolerable and raises urate levels, which have been inversely related to Parkinson’s progression. Still, patients are cautioned against self-medicating before the next phase of this research effort is completed.

By Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc and Michael A. Schwarzschild, MD, PhD

Dementia Insights

Cognitive Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

By Ronald Devere MD FAAN

Video Case Challenge

By Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

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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.