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Editorial Message and Issue Highlights–Vol. 15, No. 1–2, January-February 2018

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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the January-February 2018 issue of Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience (ICNS). This is a milestone year for us as it marks the beginning of our 15th year of publication! We are pleased to continue serving you, our valued readers and colleagues, by providing peer-reviewed, evidence-based information on the latest innovations in both […]

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Lower-extremity Dynamometry as a Novel Outcome Measure in a Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Feasibility Trial of Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for HIV-associated Myelopathy

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by Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD, MS; Mary Catherine George, MM, PhD; Alexandra Nmashie, MD; Donald Weisz, PhD; and David M. Simpson, MD Drs. Robinson-Papp, George, Nmashie and Simpson are with the Department of Neurology and Dr. Weisz is with the Department of Neurosurgery—all from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New […]

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The Benefit of Mirtazapine in the Treatment of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a Young HIV-positive Patient: A Case Report

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by Carola Mullins, MD; Jorge Miranda, MS; Hugo Sandoval, PhD; Luis Ramos-Duran, MD; and Silvina B. Tonarelli, MD Drs. Mullins , Sandoval, and Ramos-Duran are with the Department of Radiology, Dr. Miranda is with the Paul Foster School of Medicine, and Dr. Tonarelli is with the Department of Psychiatry— all with Texas Tech University Health […]

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Cognitive Impairment Associated with Cancer: A Brief Review

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by J. Cara Pendergrass, PhD; Steven D. Targum, MD; and John E. Harrison, BSc (hons), PhD, Cpsychol, CSCI Drs. Pendergrass and Targum are with Bracket Global and Clintara LLC, A Bracket Company, in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Harrison is with the Alzheimer’s Center and Department of Neurology, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, […]

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Wants Talk Psychotherapy but Cannot Talk: EMDR for Post-stroke Depression with Expressive Aphasia

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by Jeffrey Guina, MD, and Cathryn Guina, BSN, RN, CNRN Dr. Jeffrey Guina is with the Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and the 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Ms. Cathryn Guina is with the Neuroscience Institute Stroke Program, Kettering Memorial […]

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“Vetting” Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals

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by Ann L. McNary, JD Ms. McNary is a Senior Risk Manager at PRMS, Inc. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2017;15(1–2):49–51 This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to our readers on managing legal risks associated with medical practice. We invite questions from our readers. The answers are provided by PRMS, Inc. (www.prms.com), a manager of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Pneumocephalus: Is the needle size significant?

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Dear Editor: Pneumocephalus was first described in 1866, and the term was coined in 1914.[1] It is also known as a pneumatocele or intracerebral aerocele and may be classified as simple or tension pneumocephalus. The most common causes are craniofacial trauma, neoplasm, infection, surgical intervention, and barotrauma. Pneumocephalus has been documented most often following lumbar […]

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