July/August 2015


In this Issue

Levodopa 2.0

A look at the latest therapies for Parkinson's Disease.



Concussion Management: What to Know Now

A specialist provides a comprehensive overview of the management of post-concussion symptoms.

By Tad Seifert, MD

Sports Concussion Guidelines

There are several differences among the AAN and Zurich Consensus Statement concussion guidelines.

By Francis X. Conidi, DO

Sports-Related Concussions: Are Youths At Greater Risk?

Evidence points to a potential role for education to mitigate the risk of concussion injuries in youth sports.

By Bryan Bechtel, Special Contributor


Access to Newer AEDs and Specialists are Key to Seizure Control

A new report shows that some patients still lack access to care resources.

By Beatriz Duque Long

Board Re-Certification: Reform or Reboot

A neurologist has been leading the charge to reform MOC in neurology. He talked to Practical Neurology® about the issue.

With Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAHS


Tax Planning: Common Physician Financial Planning Mistakes: Are You Making One (or Both!)?

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM

Epilepsy Essentials: Reproductive Endocrine Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy

By Michelle Dougherty, MD and Jyoti A. Pillai, MD

Expert Opinion: A Review of the Evaluation and Treatment of Heel Pain, Part 2

A panel of specialists review various diagnoses for heel pain in follow-up to last month’s overview of heel pain assessment.

By Kevin H. Trinh, MD; Eduardo Chen, MD; Dana Sutton, MD; Gerard DeGreGoris, III, MD; Eddie Papa, DO; Fergie- Ross; Montero-Cruz, DO; Shoji Ishigami, MD; Nicholas A. Ciotola, DPM, MA; Matvey Yagudayev, DPM PGY-1; William D. Spielfogel, DPM, FACFAS; Pierce J. Ferriter, MD; Steven Mandel, MD; Steve M. Aydin, DO

Video Case Solution

Last month’s case presented a 32-year-old man with ptosis since childhood and visual impairment since the age of 29.

By Aziz Shaibani, MD

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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.