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15-02-2017 | Parkinson's disease | Main feed | Article

Blood-based NfL differentiates PD and parkinsonian disorders

A simple blood test for neurofilament light chain protein could help physicians distinguish atypical parkinsonian disorders from Parkinson’s disease, study findings show.

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Neurology 2017; Advance online publication

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22-02-2017 | Neurology | News | Article

Selective sodium channel blocking shows promise in trigeminal neuralgia

Phase II study findings provide a basis for further investigation of a Nav1.7 selective sodium channel blocker in trigeminal neuralgia.

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Lancet Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

16-02-2017 | Stroke | News | Article

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Arterial spin labeling detects post-stroke collateral blood vessels to aid prognosis

 Collateral blood vessels detected on arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging are significantly associated with good neurologic outcomes in patients after acute ischemic stroke.

14-02-2017 | Multiple sclerosis | News | Article

Alemtuzumab compares favorably with other potent immunotherapies for MS

Researchers suggest that alemtuzumab is comparable to natalizumab for controlling multiple sclerosis activity and superior to fingolimod and interferon beta.

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Lancet Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

08-02-2017 | Stroke | Highlight | Article

Prolonged ECG monitoring improves post-stroke atrial fibrillation detection

Research suggests that all patients aged 60 years or older who have had a stroke, irrespective of the suspected cause, could benefit from enhanced and prolonged monitoring for atrial fibrillation.

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Lancet Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

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