Category Archive: GENERAL

Is measles infection a risk factor for brain tumours?

Measles may be a risk factor for malignant brain tumors. Lehrer S, Green S, Rendo A, Rosenzweig KE. Brain Tumor Res Treat 2015; 3:65-67. Abstract BACKGROUND: A possible risk factor for brain tumor… Continue reading

What is the radiological hallmark of secondary progressive MS?

Cervical spinal cord atrophy: an early marker of progressive MS onset. Zeydan B, Gu X, Atkinson EJ, et al. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2018; 5:e435. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess whether cervical spinal cord atrophy… Continue reading

How does endometriosis increase the risk of multiple sclerosis?

Identification of shared molecular signatures indicate the susceptibility of endometriosis to multiple sclerosis. Katiyar A, Sharma S, Singh TP, Kaur P. Front Genet 2018; 9:42. Abstract BACKGROUND: Women with endometriosis (EMS) appear to… Continue reading

How effective is aminophylline for post dural puncture headache?

Aminophylline for treatment of postdural puncture headache: a randomized clinical trial. Wu C, Guan D, Ren M, et al. Neurology 2018; 90:e1523-e1529. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of IV aminophylline… Continue reading

What are the important causes of small fiber neuropathy?

Associated conditions in small fiber neuropathy-a large cohort study and review of the literature. de Greef BTA, Hoeijmakers JGJ, Gorissen-Brouwers CML, Geerts M, Faber CG, Merkies ISJ. Eur J Neurol 2018; 25:348-355. Abstract… Continue reading

How does the 10/20 rule differentiate syncope from seizures?

Differentiating motor phenomena in tilt-induced syncope and convulsive seizures. Shmuely S, Bauer PR, van Zwet EW, van Dijk JG, Thijs RD. Neurology 2018; 90:e1339-e1346. Abstract OBJECTIVE: We assessed motor phenomena in syncope and… Continue reading

Is normal pressure hydrocephalus a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?

Concurrent Alzheimer’s pathology in patients with clinical normal pressure hydrocephalus Pomeraniec IJ, Taylor DG, Bond AE, Lopes MB J Neurosurg Sci 2018 (Epub ahead of print) Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus… Continue reading

Does influenza vaccination reduce the risk of stroke?

The association of adult vaccination with the risk of cerebrovascular ischemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis Tsivgoulis G, Katsanos AH, Zand R, et al. J Neurol Sci 2018; 386:12-18. Abstract Background: There is… Continue reading

Does diabetes reduce the risk of migraine?

Diabetes is associated with decreased migraine risk: a nationwide cohort study Antonazzo IC, Riise T, Cortese M, et al. Cephalalgia 2017 (Epub ahead of print). Abstract Background: Results from studies on diabetes and… Continue reading

Is magnesium an effective migraine preventative?

Magnesium in migraine prophylaxis-is there an evidence-based rationale? A systematic review von Luckner A, Riederer F. Headache 2018; 58:199-209. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to systematically evaluate the existing evidence base on… Continue reading