The relevance of gender in Parkinson’s disease: a review Picillo M, Nicoletti A, Fetoni V, Garavaglia B, Barone P, Pellecchia MT. J Neurol 2017; 264:1583-1607. Abstract Background: Since the official and systematic inclusion of sex and gender in biomedical research, gender differences have been acknowledged as important determinants of both the susceptibility to develop neurodegenerative diseases in general population and the… Read More How is Parkinson’s disease different in women and men?
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an iconic neurological disorder. It is classical in its presentation, weakness setting in with exertion and improving with rest. This fatigability is demonstrable in the laboratory when repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) of the muscles results in a progressively decremental response. Clinically, myasthenia gravis is often a benign disorder which restricts itself… Read More What is so distinctive about anti-MUSK myasthenia gravis?
The Neurology Lounge strives hard to keep to the straight and narrow path of clinical neurology. But every now and then it takes a peek at what is happening at the cutting edge of neuroscience. And what can be more cutting edge then biomarkers, with their promise of simplifying disease identification, making prompt and accurate… Read More What are the promising CSF biomarkers of MND?
Some general neurologists get away with not having to think too much about multiple sclerosis (MS). This is because they have an ‘MSologist‘ at hand to refer all their patients with ‘demyelination‘. Many general neurologists however care for people with MS because they do not have a ‘fallback guy‘ to do the heavy lifting for […]… Read More What is the impact of Vitamin D on the complicated course of MS?
The Neurology Lounge launched in August 2015. And it is now well into its third year. 2017 has been a busy one for the blog. It has surely been a hard slog. But with >20,000 visitors. And >30,000 post views. It’s been well worth it. Most posts have attracted encouraging attention. But some have done… Read More The 20 most viewed blog posts on The Neurology Lounge in 2017