Did Lou Gehrig have ALS? Reports Claiming ALS Caused by Head Trauma Lacks Scientific Validation
A recent study in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology suggesting that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be attributed to “repetitive head trauma experienced in collision sports” lacks scientific epidemiological evidence to support this claim. In a review of the 12-patient study, several experts specializing in motor neuron diseases challenge the findings as entirely pathological and without clinical merit. Their editorial, which aims to dispel doubts of Lou Gehrig’s ALS diagnosis, is now available online in Muscle & Nerve.
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Botox vs. Topiramate for treatment of Chronic Migraine
A multi-center double-blind pilot study showed similar response rates of onabotulinumtoxin A and topiramate in treating patients with chronic migraine. Both were well tolerated and neither had serious side effects.
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1 in 6 people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. Learn more
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Nanette Stroebele, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Christian H. Nolte, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Angelina Bockelbrink and Stefan N. Willich
According to the World Health Statistics 2008, one of the leading causes of death in the world in 2030 will be stroke. It is among the leading causes of adult long-term disability and loss of quality-adjusted life years in western countries.
Increased knowledge of stroke risk factors in the population may lead to improved prevention of stroke. Reducing the time from stroke onset to hospital presentation through better awareness of stroke warning signs in patients and family members can provide better treatment.
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The International Journal of Stroke concentrates on the clinical aspects of stroke with basic science contributions in areas of clinical interest. Learn more.
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New Wiley Open Access Journal: Brain and Behavior
Brain and Behavior, a Wiley open access journal, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, providing rapid publication of high-quality research across neurology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. The journal will start taking submissions soon giving priority to contributions that are sound research reports, accessible to a broad readership and that enhance understanding of the brain and behavior. The journal will publish its first articles in Spring 2011. Learn more.
The International Journal of Stroke is pleased to announce the launch of Early View: articles published online in advance of print. Read the latest Early View articles here.
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