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An official bi-monthly publication of the American Academy of Neurology, and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Neurology Now® features new information about advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases.

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Read the February 2017/March 2017 issue

Breaking News from the American Academy of Neurology

Which Drugs Effectively Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain?

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. The research is being published simultaneously in the March 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and in a more comprehensive report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (March 27, 2017)

Which Kids Will Take Longer to Recover from Brain Injury?

A new biomarker may help predict which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a preliminary study published in the March 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (March 27, 2017)

Telemedicine Ambulance May Deliver Faster Stroke Care

When experiencing a stroke, people who are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a CT scanner and telemedicine capabilities are evaluated and treated nearly two times faster than people taken in a regular ambulance, according to a study published in the March 8, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (March 9, 2017)

How Can We Predict Whose MS Will Worsen?

In older people with MS, having fatigue and limited leg function is more often seen in people with MS progression than in those without, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (March 2, 2017)

Study: Wireless Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain as Well as Drugs

A preliminary study suggests that a new, wireless patch that you wear on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs. The study is published in the March 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (March 2, 2017)

Women May Be at Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion than Men

Women athletes are 50 percent more likely than male athletes to have a sports-related concussion, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (March 1, 2017)

Good News for Kids with Epilepsy

There’s good news for kids with epilepsy. While several new drugs have come out in the last several years for adults with epilepsy, making those drugs available for children and teenagers has been delayed due to the challenges of testing new drugs on children. But an analysis of all the research published on adults and children shows that the positive results seen in adults appear to be similar in children. The preliminary meta-analysis was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (February 28, 2017)

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