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At Neurology & Stroke Associates we're fascinated by the complexity of the human brain and always working to expand our knowledge to provide better treatment options for neurological conditions of all kinds.

Below you'll find useful articles to expand your neurological knowledge and gain a better understanding of diagnostic testing and clinical applications.



Making Medical Strides in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is more common than we like to think. The MS foundation estimates that there are 2.5 million people afflicted with MS worldwide. It can affect anyone, but is most commonly seen in women between the ages of 20-40. Dr. Mangeshkumar was first exposed to this decades ago during his neurology residency at world renown Queen's Square in London. Since then, treatment options and methods of diagnosing have grown exponentially. Currently, there are 15 disease modifying drugs on the market and 2 specifically for MS flare management. Most importantly, Dr. Mangeshkumar has had over 30 years of experience with MS and is board certified in neuroimaging as well.
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Mild Cognitive Impairment: Baseline and Longitudinal Structural MR Imaging Measures Improve Predictive Prognosis

To assess whether single-time-point and longitudinal volumetric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging measures provide predictive prognostic information in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Radiology, June 2011.



An Expanded Role for Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Memory Impairment

Authors Rahul Desikan et al from UCSD and UCSF describe a strategy to incorporate newly available imaging markers in the workup of memory problems, emphasizing that evidence of neurodegeneration can be an important piece of the puzzle to guide further management and testing, while helping to avoid overuse of more expensive biomarker tests. The paper highlights the way in which advanced neuroimaging tools such as CorTechs Labs' NeuroQuant® volumetric MRI analysis system can provide information key to an improved understanding of the patient's clinical status. (AJNR Am J Neuroradiology originally published online on June 13, 2013, 10.3174/ajnr.A3644)



Amygdala Volume Changes in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Assessment of military veterans with PTSD and trauma-exposed control subjects, with sufficient power to perform a definitive assessment of the effect of PTSD on volumetric changes in the amygdala and hippocampus and of the contribution of illness duration, trauma load, and depressive symptoms. November 2012.



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