A retrospective study based on an administrative database compared more than 50,000 admissions with traumatic brain injury (TBI) with more than 100,000 admissions for other traumatic injury, and found that TBI in individuals older than 55 years of age led to a 44% increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease in the ensuing 5-7 years.
In several randomized, sham-controlled trials, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation was shown to be effective in reducing the motor manifestations of Parkinson’s disease, with minimal side effects.
Traditionally, the ischemic forearm exercise test has been used to help in the diagnosis of glycogen storage diseases of muscle, but this test is fraught with dangerous complications. A non-ischemic forearm test has been proven to be highly sensitive and specific, with minimal side effects, and should replace the traditional test.
The accurate diagnosis of cardioembolic stroke is extremely important since secondary prevention for this disorder, with antithrombotic therapy, is different than for other patients who might be treated with antiplatelet therapy. Read More