The Latest Journal Articles in Neurology

1Acupuncture efficacy on ischemic stroke recoveryStroke, April 28, 2015  Clinical Article
2Risk of stroke in chronic heart failure patients without atrial fibrillationCirculation, April 28, 2015  Clinical Article
3Efficacy and adverse effects of memantine treatment for Alzheimer's disease from randomized controlled trialsNeurological Sciences, April 28, 2015  Review Article
4Detoxification in medication-overuse headache, a retrospective controlled follow-up study: Does care by a headache nurse lead to cure?Cephalalgia, April 28, 2015  Clinical Article
5The relationship between the pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score and proximal artery occlusion in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillationEuropean Journal of Neurology, April 28, 2015  Clinical Article
6Medicinal value of asiaticoside for Alzheimer’s disease as assessed using single-molecule-detection fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, laser-scanning microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and in silico dockingBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 28, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
7New insights into psychogenic nonepileptic seizures 2011–2014Seizure - European Journal of Epilepsy, April 28, 2015  Review Article
8Effect of row needling in muscle regions combined with seven-star needle tapping on cognitive function and quality of life in patients with post-stroke upper limb spasticityJournal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, April 28, 2015  Clinical Article
9Personal experiences of electronic measurement of medication adherence in elderly stroke survivorsDrugs & Therapy Perspectives, April 28, 2015  Clinical Article
10Do cognitive interventions improve general cognition in dementia? A meta-analysis and meta-regressionBMJ Open, April 28, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
1Long-term exposure to air pollution may harm your brainAmerican Heart Association News, April 28, 2015
2Understanding the barrier protecting the brainMcGill University News, April 28, 2015
3Neuroscientists identify brain circuitry responsible for increased anxiety in smokers trying to quitUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School News, April 28, 2015
4Study describes brain circuitry for selecting among sensationsBrown University News, April 28, 2015
5Scientists map tinnitus in human brain during surgeryThe Hearing Review, April 28, 2015
6Fragile X syndrome: Building a case for a treatment strategyEmory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center News, April 28, 2015
7Study sheds new light on brain's source of powerUniversity of Rochester Medical Center, April 28, 2015
8Prenatal stem cell treatment improves mobility issues caused by spina bifidaUC Davis Health System, April 28, 2015
9Researchers find alarming rise in cost of MS drugs over past two decadesOregon Health & Science University, April 28, 2015
10Discovery may open door for treating fragile X carriersWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News, April 28, 2015

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Moderate exercise has a positive effect on DPN

As reported in Diabetes and Its Complications, moderate exercise (40%-60% heart rate reserve) for 8 weeks resulted in significant improvement in nerve conduction velocity (peroneal and sural nerves) in patients with T2DM and clinical neuropathy (n=87) as compared with standard care.

L-carnitine levels have clinical significance in non-APOE4 carriers with mild AD

As reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the CSF L-carnitine levels are decreased in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are non-APOE4 carriers. Further, the L-carnitine levels are correlated with Aβ42 and the MMSE score. It is suggested that L-carnitine supplementation may be beneficial in non-APOE4 carriers with mild AD.

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