A brain imaging study has pinpointed exactly where the brains of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder differ from those of other children.
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?
An overview of lipomyelomeningocele, a rare but complex congenital defect that may present with neurological deficits secondary to a tethered spinal cord.
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.
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?
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 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.
In this review the authors discuss current and potential future methods of treating intracerebral hemorrhages with minimally invasive techniques.
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?
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
Cervical spine involvement is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. What radiological method is best used to diagnose cervical instability?
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.
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...
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?
When is the most suitable period for postoperative angiography and the most suitable and feasible plan of treatment?
Learn about pathophysiological concepts related to epilepsy associated with cerebral cavernous malformations; seizure disorders observed; and the natural history, prognosis, and therapeutic options.
Are there any data to support the use of methotrexate plus interferon beta-1a (IFNb-1a) in worsening relapsing-remitting MS?
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
Can carotid plaque characteristics as determined by MRI help to predict future risk of cerebrovascular events?
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.