Dr. Michael Shy to lead $6.25 million NIH research program on Charcot Marie Tooth

The National Institutes of Health announced recently a second phase of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network totaling $117 million which includes funds for 19 research consortia. Wayne State University received a five-year, $6.25 million research consortium grant from the Continue reading Dr. Michael Shy to lead $6.25 million NIH research program on Charcot Marie Tooth

Scientists Develop A New Diagnostic Approach For Carriers Of Recessive Genetic Disorders

Scientists Vivian Cheung and Warren Ewens from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new approach for the diagnosis of medical disorders that are inherited in a recessive manner. Their method is based on identifying subtle but distinct differences in Continue reading Scientists Develop A New Diagnostic Approach For Carriers Of Recessive Genetic Disorders

Medication-induced exacerbation of neuropathy in Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Weimer LH, Podwall D. Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, The Neurological Institute, 710 West 168th Street, Unit 55, New York, NY 10032, USA. Toxin or medication-induced worsening of preexisting peripheral neuropathy is a generally accepted Continue reading Medication-induced exacerbation of neuropathy in Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases

Servera E, Sancho J, Zafra MJ, Catala A, Vergara P, Marin J: Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2005;84:851-857. OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the usefulness of continuous noninvasive mechanical ventilation and mechanical coughing Continue reading Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases

New Patient Magazine from American Academy of Neurology to Launch in April

Why would the leading international professional association of neurologists get into the business of publishing a magazine ­ Neurology Now ­ for patients and their caregivers? Patients are overwhelmed and confused by the barrage of inaccurate information from unreliable sources. Continue reading New Patient Magazine from American Academy of Neurology to Launch in April