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Exercise May Reduce Stroke Severity

Wednesday, September 19, 2018—In a study published in the online issue of Neurology (September 19, 2018), researchers have shown that people who exercise have lower stroke severity if and when they do…

Neuromodulation Effective for Dysphagia in Patients Who Experience Stroke and Reduces Length of Hospital Stay

Friday, September 07, 2018—Despite improvements in stroke care and patient outcomes, approximately 16% of patients who experience a stroke have a tracheostomy and ventilatory support. Dysphagia can sign…

New 7th Generation Mechanical Thrombectomy Device Launched by Penumbra

Tuesday, September 04, 2018—The Penumbra JET 7 and Penumbra JET D reperfusion catheters are no commercially available in the US, manufactured by and available from Penumbra (Alameda, CA). Both catheters …

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Physician Perspective

September 2018—A roundtable discussion with Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH; Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD; and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Startup Perspective

September 2018—A roundtable discussion with Chase Spurlock, PhD, IQuity; Michal Izrael, PhD, Kadimastem Ltd; Kevin Hrusovsky, Quanterix; and J. Michael Ryan, MD, Rodin Therapeutics

Neurologists Wanted!

Rachel Gottlieb-Smith, MD

September 2018—A recently graduated resident and new professor recommends ways to attract medical students to the specialty of neurology.

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Neil Majmundar, MD; and Priyank Khandelwal, MD

September 2018—The evidence shines a light on the need for stroke education for both clinicians and the public.

Vasculitis Presenting as a Hypertensive Crisis With Back Pain

Elizabeth Sharp, MD; Michael Colin, MD; Peter Sayegh, MD; Julia Blanter, MD; Jared Steinklein, MD; and Asaff Harel, MD, MSc

September 2018—Because laboratory and imaging studies may not be sensitive enough to detect central nervous system vasculitis, maintain a low threshold for further evaluation when clinical suspicion is high.


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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.