The 20 most interesting neurological questions of 2018

It’s what we do every year… Plough through myriads of papers… Scrutinise methods and results… And hone in on the conclusions. We chart the hard work of neurologists… The mysteries they decipher… The riddles they solve… The conundrums they unravel. We extract only what is good enough… For inclusion in Neurochecklists. We disseminate the major breakthroughs… […]

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The 20 most viewed posts on The Neurology Lounge in 2018

With almost 25,000 visitors…

and almost 35,000 post views…

the highest since this blog launched…

It appears The Neurology Lounge has had a busy year.

 

Two bloggers. Mike Licht on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/2744489459

But compared to the previous whirlwind years

2018 was a relatively blog-quiet year.

Dominated by older posts

And a sprinkling of new ones.

 

John Meynard Keynes blogging. Mike Licht on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/7276886256

This is neither because of a flagging spirit

nor a waning passion.

 Neurochecklists, my other task-master…

Demanded more and more of my time.

 

 

Revising, refining, retuning…

Simplifying, clarifying, edifying

In pursuit of the ideal neurology database.

As that task is now nearly done

2019 beckons back to the blogging arena.

 

Blogging when the children have gone to bed. Mike Licht on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/8479881057

But just before looking forward

In this season of looking backward

Let’s spare some time to take account.

How did the old expositions fare?

How did the new compositions rank?

 

Number-04. StefanSzczelkun on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefan-szczelkun/3931901057

Here are your top 20 most viewed blog posts of 2018

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20. Advances in the management of giant cell arteritis

19. mTORopathy: an emerging buzzword for neurology

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Stay in touch with The Neurology Lounge in 2019

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The 20 most popular neurochecklists blog posts of 2018

2018 started a 100 posts ago. A busy year for the blog. How time flies! A year of asking questions… And seeking answers… One blog post at a time. So which of our blog posts… Old or new… Attracted the most attention in 2018? Here are the 20 most popular neurochecklists blog posts […]

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Does valproate affect male reproductive function?

Effects of valproate on reproductive endocrine function in male patients with epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Zhao S, Wang X, Wang Y, et al. Epilepsy Behav 2018; 85:120-128. Abstract BACKGROUND: Valproate (VPA) is a broad spectrum antiepileptic drug (AED) that is generally used as a first line agent for most idiopathic and symptomatic generalized epilepsies. Many […]

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Is gadolinium necessary in multiple sclerosis follow up brain scans?

Gd contrast administration is dispensable in patients with MS without new T2 lesions on follow-up MRI Karimian-Jazi K, Wildemann B, Diem R, et al. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2018; 5:e480. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic value of gadolinium (Gd) contrast administration in MRI follow-up examinations of patients with MS if the T2 lesion load […]

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Is physical activity a risk factor for MND?

Multicentre, cross-cultural, population-based, case-control study of physical activity as risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Visser AE, Rooney JPK, D’Ovidio F, et al; Euro-MOTOR consortium. JNNP 2018; 89:797-803. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between physical activity (PA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in population-based case-control studies in three European countries using a validated and […]

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What factors predict bleeding from cerebral amyloid angiopathy?

The Edinburgh CT and genetic diagnostic criteria for lobar intracerebral haemorrhage associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy: model development and diagnostic test accuracy study. Rodrigues MA, Samarasekera N, Lerpiniere C, et al. Lancet Neurol 2018; 17:232-240. Abstract BACKGROUND: Identification of lobar spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is important because it is associated […]

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