Extractions: The nation's leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system Disorder Quick Links Alzheimer's Autism Cerebral Palsy Chronic Pain Epilepsy Headache Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Stroke Traumatic Brain Injury Browse all disorders Search NINDS... (help) Contact us My privacy A small clinical trial of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who did not respond to interferon alone found that adding the human antibody daclizumab improved patient outcome. Patients who received the combined therapy had a 78 percent reduction in new brain lesions and a 70 percent reduction in total lesions, along with other significant clinical improvements. Fact Sheet
Neurological Disorders Parkinson s Disease and other movement disorders. Pediatric Neurology, Phobia List, Sleep Disorders, Tourette Syndrome. Alzheimer s Disease. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/disorders.html
NINDS - Neurological Disorder Information Neurological disorder information from NINDS, the National Institute of neurological disorders and Stroke. National Institute of http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorder_index.htm
Extractions: by date Latest articles on Neurology Silver dental fillings do contain very small amounts of inorganic mercury, which is not easily absorbed by the human body. Clinical studies have found these fillings to be safe; removing them actually increases your risk of exposure. Most of the anti-Parkinson's drugs available today treat symptoms but can't stop the disease from advancing. "The PRECEPT study is looking at whether or not the investigational drug CEP-1347 can delay progression of the disease," says Dr. Karen Blindauer. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging brain scans, researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are looking for a way to spot patients at high risk for Alzheimer's disease even before they develop symptoms. Even as BSE takes center stage, people are dying of preventable diseases by the hundreds of thousands. Many of us take unreasonable risks with our health that are far more dangerous than the likelihood of eating contaminated beef, says Dr. Russell Robertson.
Neurological Disorders critical reviews of neurological disorders, pain, dementia, head injury, multiple sclerosis, MS, Parkinsons, Parkinson's neurological disorders. In these pages are collected the stories from Bandolier relating to neurological problems. In due course these http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/booths/neurol.html
Extractions: @import "../../styles/advanced.css"; Skip navigation In these pages are collected the stories from Bandolier relating to neurological problems. In due course these will be supplemented by additional material, as resources become available through sponsorship or other means. Polyneuropathy and statins Antidepressants in neuropathic pain Antiepileptic NNTs Back pain guidelines ... Lorenzo's oil for adrenoleukodystrophy and adrenomyeloneuropathy and PDF Oxford Pain Internet Site - source for treatment information Topical capsaicin for neuropathic pain Variant CJD Drugs for multiple sclerosis Specialist nurses for multiple sclerosis Cannabis for spasticity and multiple sclerosis and PDF Intravenous immunoglobulin for MS and PDF Predicting benign multiple sclerosis Expanded Standard Disability Status Scale (EDSS) Geographic variation in multiple sclerosis prevalence ... Multiple sclerosis and interferons Anticonvulsants in head injury Long-term outcome after head injury Risk factors for subarachnoid haemorrhage Skull X-ray for mild head injury?
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Extractions: Annette Funicello stopped being just another teenager in 1955, when she and the rest of the Mousketeers were introduced to America in a national TV special that coincided with the opening of Disneyland. Since that day, she has lived her life in the spotlight. She first noticed signs of what would be diagnosed as multiple sclerosis while working on the 1987 film Back to the Beach. In 1992, she made her diagnosis public, saying "I think you only have two choices in this kind of situation. Either you give in to it or you fight it. I intend to fight." To battle Multiple Sclerosis, she established the Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders at the California Community Foundation in 1993. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be lifelong. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.
Extractions: The physicians at Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders or MIND , combine extensive experience, compassion, and the latest technology in addressing your neurological concerns. MIND believes that the key to quality patient care is the combination of compassion and the appropriate use of the latest and least invasive technology. Neurology is the specialized field of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system. This includes diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. A neurologist is a special type of physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system. Neurologists may serve as a consultant to other physicians as well as providing long-term care to patients with chronic neurological disorders. MIND's neurologists are specially trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders including, but not limited to, dementias, (including Alzheimer's disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) back pain/injuries, cerebral palsy, closed head injury, encephalitis,
Extractions: Welcome to CNDPA Welcome to the Center for Neurological Disorders. We are dedicated to providing excellent, quality healthcare in which we strive to meet or exceed patient needs. New Patient Registration Forms Streaming Videos of Surgical Procedures Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases of, the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. A neurological surgeon may provide either surgical or non-surgical care, depending on the nature of the injury or illness. Neurology NEWS From the Fort Worth Business Press: George Cravens, Healthcare Hero, Founder of the Center for Neurological Disorders George Cravens founded the Center for Neurological Disorders because he saw a need for neurology specialists to be brought together to support primary care physicians. He is a neurosurgeon because he always has been drawn to the challenges associated with trauma care, and because every second can literally make a difference in life or death. Cravens was the first physician in the area to use microneurosurgical techniques and the operating microscope during neurosurgical procedures. continued...
Extractions: Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS), also called acquired epileptiform aphasia, is a rare, childhood neurological disorder characterized by the sudden or gradual development of aphasia (loss of language) and an abnormal electro-encephalogram (EEG). LKS affects the parts of the brain that control speech and comprehension. The disorder usually occurs in children between the ages of 3 and 7. Typically, these children develop normally and then, for no apparent reason, they lose the ability to understand others and to speak. While many of the affected individuals have seizures, some do not. The disorder is difficult to diagnose and may be misdiagnosed as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, hearing impairment, learning disability, auditory/verbal processing disorder, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation, childhood schizophrenia, or emotional/behavioral problems.
UC Davis Mind Institute Information about the Institute, medical research, education and treatment, news and events and related links. Located in Sacramento, California. http://www.mindinstitute.org/
Extractions: Helping to Grow Healthy Minds Families with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders have found few answers to how they can help their children grow into healthy adults. UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute offers these families new hope in unraveling the mystery that has long surrounded autism and autism spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, and other developmental disorders. Inspired by parents wanting to help their children live full lives, the M.I.N.D. Institute brings together diverse groups - parents, educators, physicians and scientists in fields as diverse as molecular genetics and clinical pediatrics, once separated by invisible barriers but all passionate in their quest to find answers. While much work needs to be done, UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute is committed to using an integrated, comprehensive approach in treating and finding cures for these neurodevelopmental disorders. New:
Health Directory: Neurological Disorders Health Directory neurological disorders, including dysautonomia, ataxia, dementia, alternating hemiplegia, spinal cord, chronic fatigue syndrome, tourette syndrome, stroke, parkinson's disease, http://hospital.us/directory/Top/Health/Conditions and Diseases/Neurological Dis
Neurology Comprehensive database of neurological disorders. http://www.fpnotebook.com/NEU.htm
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Understanding Sleep: Brain Basics A comprehensive resources guide about understanding sleep, compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of neurological disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/understanding_sleep_brain_basic
Extractions: Request free mailed brochure Do you ever feel sleepy or "zone out" during the day? Do you find it hard to wake up on Monday mornings? If so, you are familiar with the powerful need for sleep. However, you may not realize that sleep is as essential for your well-being as food and water. Until the 1950s, most people thought of sleep as a passive, dormant part of our daily lives. We now know that our brains are very active during sleep. Moreover, sleep affects our daily functioning and our physical and mental health in many ways that we are just beginning to understand. Nerve-signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters control whether we are asleep or awake by acting on different groups of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Neurons in the brainstem, which connects the brain with the spinal cord, produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine that keep some parts of the brain active while we are awake. Other neurons at the base of the brain begin signaling when we fall asleep. These neurons appear to "switch off" the signals that keep us awake. Research also suggests that a chemical called adenosine builds up in our blood while we are awake and causes drowsiness. This chemical gradually breaks down while we sleep.
Extractions: An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital disorder characterized by a complex, tangled web of arteries and veins. An AVM may occur in the brain, brainstem, or spinal cord and is caused by abnormal development of blood vessels. The most common symptoms of AVM include hemorrhaging (bleeding), seizures, headaches, and neurological problems such as paralysis or loss of speech, memory, or vision. Is there any treatment?
Neuron Fact Sheet Educational booklet about how neurons develop, function, and die, prepared by the National Institute of neurological disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/NINDS_Neuron.htm
Extractions: Request free mailed brochure Until recently, most neuroscientists thought we were born with all the neurons we were ever going to have. As children we might produce some new neurons to help build the pathways - called neural circuits - that act as information highways between different areas of the brain. But scientists believed that once a neural circuit was in place, adding any new neurons would disrupt the flow of information and disable the brains communication system. In 1962, scientist Joseph Altman challenged this belief when he saw evidence of neurogenesis (the birth of neurons) in a region of the adult rat brain called the hippocampus. He later reported that newborn neurons migrated from their birthplace in the hippocampus to other parts of the brain. In 1979, another scientist, Michael Kaplan, confirmed Altmans findings in the rat brain, and in 1983 he found neural precursor cells in the forebrain of an adult monkey.
NINDS Back Pain Information Page Brief information sheet compiled by the National Institute of neurological disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/backpain_doc.htm
Extractions: Back pain is a symptom that can arise from many causes. It can range from a dull, annoying ache to absolute agony. Many cases of back pain are caused by stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. Sedentary jobs and lifestyles may create a vulnerability to this type of stress or damage. Obesity, which increases both the weight on the spine and the pressure on the discs, is another factor. Strenuous sports such as football and gymnastics can also damage the back. Is there any treatment?