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Eye-Movement Tracker Approved for Diagnosing Concussion

Thursday, January 10, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted a de novo request for marketing authorization of an algorithm-driven eye-movement tracking system (Eyebox; Oculogica, New York, NY…

Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

Wednesday, January 09, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is moni…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Case Report: Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis

Lakshmi Leishangthem, MD; Pooja SirDeshpande, MD; Saman Zafar, MD; Ylec Mariana Cardenas, MD; Aparna Prabhu, MD; and David Roby, MD

January 2019—The borderline of neuromyelitis optica and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Reliability of Ultrasound Measurements in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Friday, December 28, 2018—In a study published in the journal Muscle & Nerve, researchers suggest diagnostic ultrasound may provide a reliable biomarker for amyotrophic lateral scle

Emerging Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Creates New Brain Circuits

Friday, November 30, 2018—A recent study found that gene therapy in development for treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease creates new circuits in the brain associated with improved movemen…

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

Cassandra Kazl, MD; and Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc

November/December 2018—Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.

Lewy Body Dementia

Arash Salardini, MD

November/December 2018—The second most prevalent form of dementia has effective symptomatic treatments available.


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