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Schwannoma Tumor Treatment

Schwannoma Tumor Treatment

Schwannoma tumors are slow-growing tumors that grow from inside the nerve sheath. Unlike other neural tumors that arise from the nerve sheath, schwannomas form from schwann cells of the individual nerve fibers. While most schwannomas occur randomly, specific conditions such as von Recklinghausen's d
Concussion Is Confusing Us All

Concussion Is Confusing Us All

Is it time to retire the term concussion? The authors of this commentary argue that there's little consensus on its meaning, and it may limit effective treatments of post-traumatic problems.
Fish Oil Prevents Alzheimer's Plaques

Fish Oil Prevents Alzheimer's Plaques

Why does fish oil help prevent Alzheimer's? Your brain needs a fish-oil fatty acid to make a plaque-fighting protein, UCLA researchers find.
Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency

These cases indicate that selected patients with sacral insufficiency fractures may benefit by balloon kyphoplasty.
Odor Identification Deficits in MCI and Alzheimer's Disease

Odor Identification Deficits in MCI and Alzheimer's Disease

This study explores the relationship between olfactory impairment, cognition, and brain structure volumes in the healthy elderly, compared to patients with MCI or early Alzheimer's disease.
Nerve Damage Symptoms in an Arm

Nerve Damage Symptoms in an Arm

Arm nerve damage may occur when the shoulder nerve is damaged. The radial nerve may be damaged by some type of trauma or extended nerve pressure. Arm nerve damage may be minor and require little or no treatment. However, it may also be more serious and require more vigorous treatment such as physi
NSAIDs and Alzheimer’s: Jury Still Out

NSAIDs and Alzheimer’s: Jury Still Out

New research suggests that all NSAIDs are equal for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but questions remain about the risks vs. benefits of the drugs for prevention.
Encephalitis-References

Encephalitis-References

A list of resources for information on Encephalitis.
Glossary of Alzheimer's Disease Terms

Glossary of Alzheimer's Disease Terms

A guide to terms associated with Alzheimer's disease and what they mean.
Ask the Experts - What Can Be Used to Treat Persistent Headache Caused...

Ask the Experts - What Can Be Used to Treat Persistent Headache Caused...

What treatment would you recommend for the aseptic meningitis?
Quality of Life After Hemicraniectomy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults

Quality of Life After Hemicraniectomy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults

Hemicraniectomy is performed as a life-saving procedure when death is imminent from intracranial hypertension, but little is known about the functional outcomes for these patients on long-term follow-up.
Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer: What Are the Implications?

Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer: What Are the Implications?

Recent studies have indicated that patients with Alzheimer's show a reduced risk of cancer, while cancer survivors are less likely to develop AD. What underlying mechanisms might explain this?
Factors behind the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Factors behind the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a form of autoimmune disease that often causes irreversible impairments at different levels of the nervous system. At present, multiple sclerosis can neither be prevented, nor completely cured. However, the existing treatments are used to slow
Closure on CLOSURE for Patent Foramen Ovale?

Closure on CLOSURE for Patent Foramen Ovale?

Is PFO closure more beneficial than medical therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke? Dr. Mark Alberts describes the results of the CLOSURE study.
Knowledge of Skull Base Anatomy in Pre-Columbian Cultures

Knowledge of Skull Base Anatomy in Pre-Columbian Cultures

With their expertise in human sacrifice and decapitation, the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian societies contributed significantly to anatomical knowledge, especially of the skull.
Recognition of Nonepileptic Events

Recognition of Nonepileptic Events

In this article, the clinical features suggestive of various types of nonepileptic paroxysmal events, together with useful diagnostic tests, will be reviewed.
Heart Events Rare in Kids on ADHD Drugs

Heart Events Rare in Kids on ADHD Drugs

New research shows serious cardiac events to be rare in children who take ADHD drugs, but safety questions about the drugs' long-term use remain.
Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity in Achondroplasia

Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity in Achondroplasia

One of the chondrodysplasias, achondroplasia has an autosomal-dominant pattern of inheritance.
Epilepsy and Extratemporal Cortical Resection

Epilepsy and Extratemporal Cortical Resection

WebMD explains extratemporal cortical resection, a brain surgery that can reduce or eliminate epileptic seizures.
An Unusual Cause of Mononeuritis Multiplex

An Unusual Cause of Mononeuritis Multiplex

Mononeuritis multiplex is a well-recognized clinical presentation with a wide range of possible causes, but the diagnosis in this South Asian man proved quite surprising.