Practical Neurology

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  • When Is 'Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension' No Longer Idiopathic?
    This unusual case of ICH turned out to have a very definite cause, highlighting the importance of keeping an open mind in the management of patients with existing diagnostic labels.
  • Postpartum Headache: Diagnostic Considerations
    Headache is common after childbirth, and while usually benign, clinicians must be vigilant for serious or life-threatening causes in the postpartum period. Here's what to look for.
  • The Neurology of Sjogren's Syndrome and the Rheumatology of Peripheral Neuropathy and Myelitis
    Neurological symptoms occur in approximately 20% of patients with Sjogren's syndrome, and may even be the presenting manifestation. When should you consider Sjogren's in your differential diagnosis?
  • Transient Ischaemic Attacks: Mimics and Chameleons
    Suspected transient ischemic attack remains an important diagnostic challenge for physicians. Learn about common TIA mimics as well as the less commonly encountered chameleons in this review.
  • Neurology and Detective Writing
    Neurological practice, like detective work, often depends on identifying clues. This interesting review explores this literary tradition, from neurologist-authors to the influence of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Test Them All
    In this commentary, the authors propose blanket HIV testing for patients presenting to neurologists with dementia -- even in the absence of obvious risk factors.
  • Migraine
    This primer on migraine will help the clinician untangle the myriad sensory, autonomic, motor, perceptual and cognitive symptoms which are associated with migraine, its mimics, and its chameleons.
  • Neuropathic Pain
    This review offers a comprehensive overview of the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropathic pain, focusing on some of the most frequently encountered neuropathologic conditions.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults
    This review outlines the current best management of adult patients with traumatic brain injury -- from initial assessment and management, through imaging, surgical options, and rehabilitation.
  • Rare Neurological Diseases
    This review offers practical tips on how to approach the diagnosis and treatment of rare neurological diseases, with a focus on the use and monitoring of orphan and experimental drugs.
  • Mimics and Chameleons in Motor Neurone Disease
    Motor neurone disease -- or ALS as it is known in the USA -- can have considerable variation in clinical course, and some chameleon-like presentations. How can a definitive diagnosis be made?
  • When the Going Gets Tough
    Advanced device-aided therapies for Parkinson's disease can help ameliorate L-dopa induced motor complications, but how does one decide which therapy is most appropriate -- and who should get it?
  • Neuroimaging in Dementia
    This comprehensive review examines the tools available to the neuroradiologist for evaluating patients with cognitive impairment or dementia, as well as the implications of radiologic findings.
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease
    Are new criteria for mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease truly useful in aiding our understanding of the progression of cognitive decline? Or do they merely add unnecessary complexity?
  • An Unusual Cause of Mononeuritis Multiplex
    Mononeuritis multiplex is a well-recognized clinical presentation with a wide range of possible causes, but the diagnosis in this South Asian man proved quite surprising.
  • Septic Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Due to Sphenoid Sinusitis in a Young Patient Following a Road Traffic Accident
    Was this young patient's recent auto accident related to her worsening neck pain, headache, and photophobia?
  • Alzheimer's Disease
    Distinguishing Alzheimer's disease from other causes of cognitive impairment is crucial for proper management. This review provides a practical guide for the differential diagnosis of AD.
  • Higher Visual Function
    This fascinating review provides a neurobiological perspective on visual agnosias -- disorders that impair the perception and recognition of color, words, objects, and faces.
  • Epilepsy: Mimics, Borderland and Chameleons
    Is it epilepsy, or something else? This review explores the many different syndromes that may present as epilepsy mimics and their converse, epilepsy chameleons.
  • Spasticity: Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management
    Spasticity is a frequent symptom of many common neurological disorders. How does it manifest, and how -- and when -- should it be treated?
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