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Brain Imaging Targets ADHD Differences

Brain Imaging Targets ADHD Differences

A brain imaging study has pinpointed exactly where the brains of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder differ from those of other children.
Medical and Surgical Management of Spinal Epidural Abscess

Medical and Surgical Management of Spinal Epidural Abscess

While surgical management continues to be the mainstay of treatment for spinal epidural abscess, strictly medical management has been used in select patients. How do outcomes compare?
Lipomyelomeningocele: Pathology, Treatment, and Outcomes

Lipomyelomeningocele: Pathology, Treatment, and Outcomes

An overview of lipomyelomeningocele, a rare but complex congenital defect that may present with neurological deficits secondary to a tethered spinal cord.
Financial Help for Spinal Surgery

Financial Help for Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery can be expensive depending on the severity of your injury and what type of surgery you have. Even if you have insurance, you may need financial help for spinal surgery costs and recovery. There are ways to get financial assistance or negotiate your medical bills for spinal surgery.
ADHD and Hyperactivity-Health Tools

ADHD and Hyperactivity-Health Tools

Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. ADHD: Should My Child Take Medicine for ADHD?
Dix-Hallpike Test for Vertigo

Dix-Hallpike Test for Vertigo

Illustration copyright 2004 Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.comIn this test, the person is seated. The health professional lowers the person’s head to the table and turns the head to one side. The health professional watches the person’s eyes for nystagmus, wh
Caregiving: How to Get the Help You Need

Caregiving: How to Get the Help You Need

Caregiving can be hard, but you don't have to do it alone. These WebMD tips can show you how to ask for the help you need -- from friends, family, and community members.
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

In this review the authors discuss current and potential future methods of treating intracerebral hemorrhages with minimally invasive techniques.
Improving the Diagnostic Accuracy in Parkinsonism

Improving the Diagnostic Accuracy in Parkinsonism

Separating Parkinson's disease from the various causes of atypical parkinsonism can be a challenge in clinical practice. What criteria can be used to help differentiate them?
What Conditions Led to the Rise of the Feudal System?

What Conditions Led to the Rise of the Feudal System?

Feudalism was conceived in 1066 by the King of England, King William I, known by most as William the Conqueror. King William I had two very big problems. The first was he could not stop the people from rebelling against him, and second, he couldn't take care of the vast expanse of land England had a
Radiological Evaluation of Cervical Spine Involvement in RA

Radiological Evaluation of Cervical Spine Involvement in RA

Cervical spine involvement is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. What radiological method is best used to diagnose cervical instability?
Dementia and Driving Don't Mix

Dementia and Driving Don't Mix

Approximately 4 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease, and it is estimated that the number could increase. Many still drive, posing a risk to others and themselves with a "substantially increased accident rate", according to the American Academy of Neurology.
What Are the Chief Symptoms of ALS?

What Are the Chief Symptoms of ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the nerve cells of a patient's brain and spinal cord. The disease is progressive, leading to the breakdown of motor neurons. Patients experience a rapid loss of muscle strength and control, not only in the...
The Evidence for Symptomatic Treatments in ALS

The Evidence for Symptomatic Treatments in ALS

While amyotrophic lateral sclerosis remains a progressive and invariably fatal disease, much can be done to improve the patient's quality of life. What symptomatic interventions are available?
Ask the Experts - Feasible Treatment Plan After Partial AVM Resection?

Ask the Experts - Feasible Treatment Plan After Partial AVM Resection?

When is the most suitable period for postoperative angiography and the most suitable and feasible plan of treatment?
Cerebral Cavernous Malformations and Epilepsy

Cerebral Cavernous Malformations and Epilepsy

Learn about pathophysiological concepts related to epilepsy associated with cerebral cavernous malformations; seizure disorders observed; and the natural history, prognosis, and therapeutic options.
Ask the Experts - Methotrexate Plus Interferon beta-1a for Patients...

Ask the Experts - Methotrexate Plus Interferon beta-1a for Patients...

Are there any data to support the use of methotrexate plus interferon beta-1a (IFNb-1a) in worsening relapsing-remitting MS?
Sciatic Pain Therapy

Sciatic Pain Therapy

Sciatic nerve pain is caused by the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and largest nerve in the body. When the sciatic nerve is compressed by inflammation or a deteriorated disk, you feel pain. The pain can feel like shooting pain or electrical jolts from the lower back down the back of the leg. Pa
Imaging of High-Risk Carotid Artery Plaques

Imaging of High-Risk Carotid Artery Plaques

Can carotid plaque characteristics as determined by MRI help to predict future risk of cerebrovascular events?
Enhancing Neuroplasticity and Regeneration After Stroke

Enhancing Neuroplasticity and Regeneration After Stroke

Novel therapeutic strategies for treatment of ischemic stroke, such as enhancement of neuroplasticity and neuronal regeneration therapy via stem cell transplantation, are highlighted in this review.