April 2015


In this Issue

Fresh Thinking

New findings and updated approaches to headaches, gene testing, sleep, and more.



Emerging Research: Epilepsy and Behavioral/Intellectual Disabilities and the Challenge of SUDEP

Researchers shared new findings at the AES meeting this winter.

Seizures and Surgery: From Prophylaxis to Quality of Life

The impact of epilepsy surgery on Quality of Life cannot be overlooked, while use of prophylactic AEDs remains controversial.

With Kimford J. Meador, MD and Janette Greenhalgh, PhD

Viewpoints: The Neurology of FDR

Did the only person ever elected to the presidency four times have Guillain-Barré syndrome and epilepsy?

By Randolph W. Evans, MD


Helmets, Sensors, and More: A Review

From football to bicycle, helmets provide defense against traumatic brain injuries. How good are they?

By Francis X. Conidi, DO, MS

Pay Attention: Neurology and ADHD, Part 1

What do neurologists need to know about ADHD? A specialist gives an overview on childhood presentations. Next month: A look at adult patients.

A Q&A With Janine Rosenberg, PhD

Two Steps Can Reduce the Incidence of Secondary Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the US with over 800,000 cases per year, but there are steps that can improve outcomes.

By Mark Reiter, MD, MBA, FAAEM and Brian Fengler, MD, FAAEM

Post-traumatic Pan-Syringomyelia, Case Report and Review of Literature

Post-traumatic syringomyelia, a complication associated with severe pain and sensory and motor findings, may start months or years after a spinal cord injury.

By Fabian H. Rossi, MD; Welwin Liu, MD; Elisa Marie Rossi; Elizabeth Gonzalez; and Emmanuel Cleto, MD



Tax Planning: Do I Really Need an Investment Advisor?

The Nine Reasons Physician-Investors Underperform Without Professional Management

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Robert G. Peelman, CFP®

Physician Counsel: Open Payments Errors Could Put Physicians in a Bad Light

As the Open Payments website becomes more user-friendly, physicians must ensure their disclosures are accurate or risk misinterpretation.

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd

Video Case Solution: Glomus Jugulare

Last month’s case presented a 41-year-old woman with a one-year history of tinnitus and left otalgia.

By Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

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