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Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

November/December 2018—There is clear evidence for promoting wellness practices to all patients with neurologic disorders.

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…

Possible Therapy for Polio-Like Illness Is Not Effective

Tuesday, November 13, 2018—In new research on a potential treatment for acute flaccid myelitis, the antidepressant fluoxetine showed no efficacy. The study, published in the November 9, 2018 online issu…

Neurostimulation-Enabled Prosthetic Hand Delivers Sensory Input

Tuesday, November 06, 2018—In a first-in-human trial of the neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system, promising results have been announced by the Florida Interenational University, investigator Ran…

Phase 3 Results for Eculizumab for Treatment of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis

Tuesday, October 16, 2018—At the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) in Washington, DC, October 10-12, results were presented from the phase 3 REGAIN trial (NCT…

AANEM Meeting Highlights Precision Medicine, Access to Care, and Technology for Neuromuscular Diseases

Monday, October 15, 2018—The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 34th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, DC October 10-12. The theme of the meeting was precision m…

Thymectomy May be Effective Only For Some Forms of Myasthenia Gravis

Friday, October 12, 2018—Although randomized trials demonstrate that treatment with thymectomy has benefits for patients with nonthymomatous antiacetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody positive general…

Patisiran and Inotersen Continue to Show Efficacy and Safety in Open-Label and Expanded-Access Trials for Patients With Hereditary Transthyretin-Mediated Amyloidosis

Friday, October 12, 2018—Results from an open-label extension of the multi-center, randomized, double-blind phase 3 APOLLO study (NCT01960348) of patisiran (Onpattro; Alnylam, Cambridge, MA) and from …

 
 

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