Neurologic Disorders Resource Center

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Malaria Drugs: Future for Parkinson's Disease? ...

Anti-malarial drugs may be a potential treatment option for Parkinson's disease.

Driving Straight' and Dementia

Drivers with dementia who have more difficulties driving straight and making left and right turns are more likely to fail road testing.

Trans Fats Bad for the Memory

A new study reports that greater consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) is strongly linked to worsening memory in men aged 45 and older, compared to men who consume no dTFA.

Omega-3s and Alzheimer's Risk

Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids may benefit some patients at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Placebo Effect in Marijuana-Dementia Study?

Low-dose oral tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia

Seizure Drug Boosts MS Patient Eyesight

New research suggests that a medication indicated to treat seizures could also reduce the risk of nerve damage and blindness in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Air Pollution's Effects on the Brain

Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.

New Qudexy XR Monotherapy Age Range

The FDA has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Qudexy XR (topiramate; Upsher-Smith) extended-release capsules for monotherapy in patients ages 2 to less than 10 years old with partial onset (POS) or primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures.

News

New Memory Test May Help ID At-Risk Patients for Alzheimer's

Researchers have developed a new test that can help determine at-risk patients for Alzheimer's disease. The findings are published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Study: Most Cerebral Palsy Cases Not Due to Birth Asphyxia

Cerebral palsy is likely due to multiple prenatal factors, with the contribution of birth defects exceeding that of other major factors.

Alvogen Launches Generic Exelon Patch

Alvogen announced the launch of Rivastigmine Transdermal System, the generic version of Novartis' Exelon patch.

Why T2DM Patients Appear to Have Greater Risk of Alzheimer's

Individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may be more prone to developing the neuropathology associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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Neurological Complications Caused by "Skinny Jeans"

Neurological Complications Caused by "Skinny Jeans"

So-called "skinny jeans" (slim-fitting jeans tapered at the ankle) are a fashion statement to many but could also be a health risk when combined with excess squatting, according to a case report published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Prescription Drug Interaction with Ginseng Leads to DRESS Syndrome

Prescription Drug Interaction with Ginseng Leads to DRESS Syndrome

A case study in Pharmacotherapy describes the first known instance of a drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome likely induced by a drug interaction between lamotrigine and ginseng.

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures induced by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use are rare and are more likely to be linked to larger doses and severe symptoms (such as those present in serotonin syndrome), but a new case study in the journal Pharmacotherapy described a patient that developed seizures after vilazodone treatment was initiated.

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