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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Head

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Head

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of your head.
Predicting Alzheimer's: PET Scan Plus Memory Test Works Best

Predicting Alzheimer's: PET Scan Plus Memory Test Works Best

About half of older people with memory loss who meet the clinical definition of mild cognitive impairment will develop Alzheimer’s disease within five years, but predicting who will and will not progress to dementia remains a challenge.
Pediatric Urodynamics: Basic Concepts For the Neurosurgeon

Pediatric Urodynamics: Basic Concepts For the Neurosurgeon

The authors review the various urodynamic tests, which help guide therapy for the neurosurgeon, and discuss interpretation pitfalls with respect to interobserver variability.
Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Despite intensive research, no currently available therapy for Parkinson's disease has shown continuing long-term efficacy. Where do we stand with gene therapy as a disease-modifying approach?
Impact of Experience on Outcomes in the SAMMPRIS Trial

Impact of Experience on Outcomes in the SAMMPRIS Trial

Did technical factors, including training background and previous experience with the Wingspan stent, contribute to the high complication rate in the SAMMPRIS trial?
How to Heal Temporary Shoulder Nerve Damage

How to Heal Temporary Shoulder Nerve Damage

If you suffer from shoulder nerve pain, you might have what is known as axillary nerve dysfunction. This is a form of peripheral neuropathy in which the axillary nerve, which supplies the deltoid muscles in your shoulder, is damaged. Thus, you can experience numbness in your shoulder or weakness, tr
Multiple Sclerosis Diet and Exercise

Multiple Sclerosis Diet and Exercise

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of multiple sclerosis diet and exercise including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

WebMD shares details about this rare form of epilepsy.
Neuroimaging in Dementia

Neuroimaging in Dementia

This comprehensive review examines the tools available to the neuroradiologist for evaluating patients with cognitive impairment or dementia, as well as the implications of radiologic findings.
Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your Future

Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your Future

Planning ahead, including for insurance and finances, is key when you have a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Get tips to get started from WebMD.
Seizure Control After Subtotal Lesional Resection

Seizure Control After Subtotal Lesional Resection

The authors present surgical strategies for optimizing outcomes in cases of seizures associated with intracranial lesions.
Early Intervention May Help Autistic Toddlers

Early Intervention May Help Autistic Toddlers

A new, home-based program for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that combines behavioral change techniques in a playful environment boosted the children's IQ, language ability, and social interaction skills more than a community-based program, according to a new study.
Deterioration of Parkinson's Disease During Hospitalization

Deterioration of Parkinson's Disease During Hospitalization

A substantial number of Parkinson's disease patients deteriorate during hospitalization. Why?
Earthquake Highlights Problem of Global Epilepsy

Earthquake Highlights Problem of Global Epilepsy

Dr. Andrew Wilner discusses the severe lack of epilepsy resources in post-earthquake Haiti.
Craniotomy or Decompressive Craniectomy for ICH?

Craniotomy or Decompressive Craniectomy for ICH?

Do large decompressive craniectomies offer improved clinical outcomes over craniotomies after surgical evacuation of supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage?
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
ADHD Alternative Treatments

ADHD Alternative Treatments

WebMD explains alternative treatments for ADHD, including the Feingold Diet, neurofeedback, omega-3 supplementation, chiropractic treatment, and working memory training.
Upper Limb Spasticity: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Upper Limb Spasticity: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The causes, symptoms, and treatment of upper limb spasticity, which causes stiff, flexed arm muscles.
Neuropathies Induced by Immunosuppressive Treatment

Neuropathies Induced by Immunosuppressive Treatment

Immunosuppressive agents may trigger the development of immune-mediated neuropathies.
Systematic Review of Stroke Thrombolysis Service Configuration

Systematic Review of Stroke Thrombolysis Service Configuration

Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is a highly effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke, but routine provision is challenging for emergency responders in isolated rural communities.