Monthly Archive: November, 2017

WESAN 2017: The Full Brochure, The Final Countdown

Here it is-the full WESAN 2017 brochure   Check out the full bios of all 13 speakers and topics   WESAN 2017 Brochure   Be patient as it downloads-it is loaded! _________________________________________________________________________ And… Continue reading

The 7 most ruthless bacterial infections of the nervous system

This is a follow up to our previous post, the 7 most devastating viral neurological infections. The list of bacteria that invade the nervous system is endless, but some stand out because of… Continue reading

Does thrombolysis add any value to mechanical thrombectomy after stroke?

Mechanical thrombectomy outcomes with and without intravenous thrombolysis in stroke patients: a meta-analysis. Mistry EA, Mistry AM, Nakawah MO, et al. Stroke 2017; 48:2450-2456. Abstract Background: Whether prior intravenous thrombolysis provides any additional… Continue reading

Is head injury a risk factor for multiple sclerosis?

Concussion in adolescence and risk of multiple sclerosis Montgomery S, Hiyoshi A, Burkill S, Alfredsson L, Bahmanyar S, Olsson T. Ann Neurol 2017; 82:554-561 Abstract Objective: To assess whether concussion in childhood or… Continue reading

What is the value of temporal artery biopsy in the diagnosis of GCA?

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a nasty inflammatory disorder that affects the large arteries. Because it characteristically involves the temporal artery, this form of vasculitis is also referred to as temporal arteritis. It… Continue reading