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
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a nasty inflammatory disorder that affects the large arteries. Because it characteristically involves the temporal artery, this form of vasculitis is also referred to as temporal arteritis. It usually affects people over the age of 50 years and manifests with sudden onset headache, scalp pain, and a thick, tender temporal… Read More What is the value of temporal artery biopsy in the diagnosis of GCA?
Statins are famous, and their fame lies in their ability to bust cholesterol, the villain in many medical disorders such as heart attack (myocardial infarction) and stroke. Some may add that statins are infamous, and this is partly because of their side effects such as muscle pain. Love them or hate them, we can’t get… Read More Do statins really increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease?