Top all-time neurology review articles

Well-researched reviews make the unwieldy number of research articles, and the rapid accumulation of knowledge, manageable. For this reason I set out to make a list of the most useful neurology review articles.

To do this I searched the database of references I compiled in the process of creating a neurology checklists app called neurochecklists. My search revealed more than 300 review articles, winnowed down eventually to the 150 most useful neurology review articles. Not an easy undertaking as this list had to cover the diverse range of neurological diseases, procedures, and interventions.


150 is a rather large number, and for a blog, an impossible one. I therefore went ahead to see if I could pin down what I think are the Top 50 neurology review articles. Here is the alphabetical list (disease, authors, and year), with links to their Pubmed abstracts.

Top 50 Neurology Review Articles

  1. Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Choi and Mohr, 2005
  2. Autoimmune encephalopathy, Vincent et al, 2011
  3. CADASIL, Adib-Samii et al, 2010
  4. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA), Rannikmae et al, 2013
  5. Cerebral aneurysms, Clarke, 2008
  6. Cerebral microbleeds, Cordonnier et al, 2007
  7. Cervical Artery Dissection (CAD), Debette and Markus, 2009
  8. Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT), Pareyson and Marchesi, 2009
  9. Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS), Miller et al, 2012
  10. Cramps, Katzberg et al, 2010
  11. Dementia in the young, Rossor et al, 2010
  12. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Bushby et al, 2010
  13. First seizure, Krumholz et al, 2007
  14. Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Seelar et al, 2011
  15. Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), van Doorn et al, 2008
  16. Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis (HSP), Salinas et al, 2008
  17. Huntington’s Disease (HD), Novak and Tabrizi, 2010
  18. HyperCKaemia, Morandi et al, 2012
  19. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), Biosse et al, 2012
  20. Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), Gilhus, 2011
  21. Lyme neuroborreliosis, Halperin et al, 2007
  22. Meningitis, Bhimraj, 2012
  23. Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Miller et al, 2009
  24. Movement disorders emergencies, Munhoz et al, 2012
  25. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment, Castro-Borrero et al, 2012
  26. Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Jayam Trouth et al, 2012
  27. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) myasthenic crisis, Wendell and Levine, 2011
  28. Myotonic Dystrophy, Turner and Hilton-Jones, 2014
  29. Narcolepsy, Leschziner, 2014
  30. Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Palace et al, 2012
  31. Neurosarcoidosis, Joseph and Scolding, 2009
  32. Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Massano and Bhatia, 2012
  33. Paroxysmal dyskinesias, Erro et al, 2014
  34. Periodic Paralysis (primary), Finsterer, 2008
  35. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), Roth and Ferbert, 2011
  36. Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Carew et al, 2009
  37. Primary angiitis of the CNS, Hajj-Ali, 2011
  38. Primary CNS Lymphoma, Schlegel, 2009
  39. Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS), Rice et al, 2013
  40. 40. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), Hunt and Giovannoni, 2012
  41. REM sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD), Boeve, 2010
  42. Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome (RCVS), Sattar et al, 2010
  43. Stroke in the young, Larrue et al, 2011
  44. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), So et al, 2009
  45. Syncope, Weiling et al, 2009
  46. Thunderclap headache (TCH), Ducros, 2013
  47. Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA), Zeman and Butler, 2010
  48. Venous Sinus Thrombosis (VST), Piazza, 2012
  49. Viral encephalitis, Solomon et al, 2007
  50. Wilson’s disease, Bandmann et al, 2015


Here is the full list of my top 150 review articles.

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