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Nervous System Diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in a Young Man

The neurodegeneration of ALS is relentlessly progressive and presently incurable. Only one medication has been shown to extend life. Here, a case study, including videos.

Nervous System Diseases

Ecstasy ingestion should be high on the list of differential diagnoses for young patients who present with acute, unexplained encephalopathy.

Test yourself on symptoms of Löfgren syndrome, comorbdities of Down syndrome; complications of diabetes, and more in this week’s quiz.

This week’s quiz questions challenge you to determine the cause of an infant’s “strange breathing” based on a chest film, to come up with the most common cause of chronic cough in children, to be a dermatologic detective, among other things.

Neurofibromatosis, neuroretinitis, neurologic complications of Down syndrome, Lhermitte-Duclos disease, neurosarcoidosis—find insights here for defeating nervous system disorders.

PCOS

PCOS; Charles Bonnet syndrome; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... questions about these 3 conditions and 2 others: see how accurately you can answer this week’s quiz questions.

Aerobic exercise not only improves cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with stroke but also may have a beneficial effect on neuroplasticity and improve motor recovery.

The results of a new study indicate that a simple self-management intervention may improve patients’ cognitive performance.

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