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Expert Opinion: Male Opioid-Induced Hypogonadism in the Management of Chronic Pain

Kevin Donohue, DO, Intekhab Ahmed, MD, Jeffrey Miller, MD, Steven Mandel, MD, Adam Sobel, MD

November/December 2012—Patients on long-term opioid therapy should be actively monitored for signs and symptoms consistent with hypogonadism.

New Guidelines Update Approach to Episodic Migraine Prevention

Stephen D. Silberstein, MD

May/June 2012—Only a small percentage of patients who may be eligible for it report current use of daily preventive migraine medication. New guidelines may increase access.

Vitamin D Status in Chronic Myofascial Pain and Associated Neurological Disorders Episodic Migraine Prevention

Dhanpat Mohnot, MD; Allan V. Kalueff, PhD; VJ DuRapau, Jr., PhD; Sopan Mohnot; Gurdial Arora, PhD; and Adam Michael Stewart, MS

May/June 2012—As low levels of vitamin D are associated with multiple illnesses, new evidence suggests links to neurological diseases.

Sports Concussion and the Clinical Neurologist, Part III

Francis X. Conidi, DO, MS

January/February 2012—The third and final installment in a series on sports concussion explores treatment and the role of the neurologist.

Onabotulinumtoxin A for Headache: An Update

Michael J. Marmura, MD

January/February 2012—A year after FDA approval, a specialist offers an update on neurotoxin therapy for migraine and headache.

Hemicrania Continua: A Question and Answer Review

Randolph W. Evans, MD

January/February 2012—A headache specialist explores the incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of this frequently misdiagnosed headache type.

Onabotulinumtoxin in the Preventive Treatment of Chronic Migraine and Other Headaches

Michael J Marmura, MD

November/December 2010—While BoNTA shows promise in the management of chronic migraine, optimal outcomes will be acheived when clinicians learn which patients are most likely to benefit.

Physical Therapy for Low-Back Pain: How the Neurologist Can Facilitate Optimal Care

John Barbis, MA, PT, OCS and Steven Mandel, MD

June 2009—Despite the frequency with which they order it, neurologists typically don't have formal training on the specifics of physical therapy. Here's how to make good referrals.


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