October 2015




Spotlight On: Neuralgic Amyotrophy

By Nens van Alfen, MD, PhD

Recent Developments



Innovations in Neuroscience

Promising Directions in Relapse-Impact Prevention in Multiple Sclerosis

Current immunomodulatory treatments for MS are not reliable to prevent long-term disability, but future agents focusing on remyelination and axonal and neuronal repair could reverse this course.

By Martina Novotna, MD, Moses Rodriguez, MD, and Orhun H. Kantarci, MD

Feature Article

Recreational Marijuana and Cognitive Decline: What Every Clinical Neurologist Needs To Know

The first installment of a two-part series exploring the impact of recreational and medical marijuana on cognitive function and neurological disorders.

By Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

Expert Opinion

An Unusual Case of Descending Paralysis Caused by West Nile Virus

Clinicians should consider a diagnosis of West Nile Virus in patients with acute flaccid paralysis, particularly those who come from areas where WNV is endemic.

By Craig R. Grossman MD, Alexandra Walczyszyn MD, Steven Mandel MD, Dialecti Voudouris, MD, Lynn Ratner, MD, Nicky Bhatia, and Souheil Samaha, MD

Financial Planner

Fourth Quarter Tax Saving Tips: What to Do Now to Save $10,000-$25,000 or More on Your 2015 Taxes

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

Video Case Solution

Spinal Accessory Nerve Injury

By Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA

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