Terminological exactitude: changing the names of established neurological disorders

This is a quick post to highlight changes and proposed changes to some neurological terms. It is not unusual for such changes to occur every now and then. We have, for example, seen benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) changed to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), and Hallavorden Spatz disease transformed into pantethonate kinase associated neurodegeneration (PKAN). One recent important change in… Read More Terminological exactitude: changing the names of established neurological disorders

Quelling the frenzy of restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) does what it says on the can. Victims need to only sit or lie down for a few seconds before creepy-crawly sensations literally drive them up the wall. The discomfort is as insatiable as the urge to move is uncontrollable. It is, literally again, a nightmare; a frantic evening quickly followed by a… Read More Quelling the frenzy of restless legs syndrome

What inspiring things are people saying about Neurochecklists?

It is no secret that The Neurology Lounge is affiliated with Neurochecklists. It is difficult to imagine that visitors to this blog would have missed this ‘subtle‘ gif on the front page: It is hard to see how they could have bypassed this ‘understated‘ screenshot at the end of each blog post: It is even harder to believe that they missed the ‘discrete‘ blog… Read More What inspiring things are people saying about Neurochecklists?

What are the remarkable drugs which have transformed the treatment of MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common and blighting neurological disease. It frequently targets young people, often with disabling effects. It may affect any part of the central nervous system, and it manifests with relapsing or steadily progressive clinical features. Research is improving our understanding of MS at a breathtaking pace. Just as one is getting comfortable with the status… Read More What are the remarkable drugs which have transformed the treatment of MS?

What are the advances in the management of cluster headache?

Cluster headaches are nasty, excruciatingly severe, headaches. They are not called suicide headaches without good reason. Cluster headaches are typically one-sided, localised around the orbit. The eye on the affected side classically turns red and waters. The nostril follows suit by either running or blocking up. The episodes last between 45 minutes to 3 hours during which the hapless… Read More What are the advances in the management of cluster headache?