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.

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FDA Approves First 3D Printed Tablets

Aprecia announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Spritam (levetiracetam) tablets as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Harmful Weight Loss Seen With Some Dementia Drugs

Use of certain medications indicated for the treatment of dementia could lead to harmful weight loss in older adults, researchers are reporting.

Seniors Twice as Likely to Receive Psychiatric Meds Than Younger Adults

Research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society states that older adults have far higher rates of psychotropic use compared to younger adults, but they are also less likely to receive psychotherapy or care from psychiatrists.

Hippocampal Insulin Resistance Linked to Neuroplasticity

Hippocampal insulin resistance may be a key mediator of cognitive deficits, independent of glycemic control.

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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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