Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience

Providing evidence-based information in a practical, easy-to-read format for practicing clinicians, investigators, industry scientists, and other entities involved in the field of neuroscience

VOLUME 18, ISSUE 7–9, JULY-SEPTEMBER 2021

Letter to the Editor: Beyond Robotics and Virtual Reality: It’s Time to go Back to the Patient!

Letter to the Editor: Beyond Robotics and Virtual Reality: It’s Time to go Back to the Patient!

Dear Editor: There is great scientific activity regarding robotics, virtual reality (VR), telehealth, and digital medicine.1–2 A “mischievous” point of view could tell that they are running after the real life, like the poor boy’s finger in the Harlem Dam hole. Evidence-based medicine, cost/efficacy ratio, and consensus papers are trying to put the hat over […]

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Letter to the Editor: Beware of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in COVID-19 Pandemic

Letter to the Editor: Beware of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome in COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Editor: I read with great interest the recent article by Buttar et al1 detailing fatal consequences of the chronic neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) from the United States. The authors prescribed the challenges of treating psychiatric patients with the possibility of NMS. They also indicated that ethnic groups concerning metabolic enzyme polymorphisms for antipsychotics, such […]

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Letter to the Editor: Adjunct Ketamine in Electroconvulsive Therapy

Letter to the Editor: Adjunct Ketamine in Electroconvulsive Therapy

Dear Editor: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment that involves the electrical stimulation of the brain under general anesthesia. This treatment modality has been utilized worldwide for over 80 years.1 According to the American Psychiatric Association, ECT is indicated for major depression, mania, and schizophrenia.2 Unfortunately, there are occasions in which a psychiatrist is […]

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Editorial Message and Issue Highlights–Vol. 18, No. 4–6, April–June 2021

Editorial Message and Issue Highlights–Vol. 18, No. 4–6, April–June 2021

[Protected] Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the April–June 2021 edition of Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience (ICNS). For 2021’s second quarterly issue of ICNS, we start with the case report of a 76-year-old female patient with pudendal neuralgia who also exhibited minimal improvement over the years. In “Pudendal Neuralgia: The Need for a Holistic Approach—Lessons from a […]

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Pudendal Neuralgia: The Need for a Holistic Approach—Lessons From a Case Report

Pudendal Neuralgia: The Need for a Holistic Approach—Lessons From a Case Report

by Simon Gabriël Beerten, MD, MSc, and Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, MD, PhD Dr. Beerten is with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at KU Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Calabrò is with IRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo in Messina, Italy. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this study. DISCLOSURES: The author has no […]

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A Rare Case of Fahr’s Syndrome in a Patient with Secondary Hypoparathyroidism and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

A Rare Case of Fahr’s Syndrome in a Patient with Secondary Hypoparathyroidism and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

[Protected] by Eirini Beneki, MD, MSc; Xenofon Papazarkadas, MD, MSc; Achillefs Karras, MD,MSc; Konstantinos Kalantzis, MD, MSc; and Konstantinos Tsatiris, MD, MSc Drs. Beneki and Tsatiris are with the Department of Cardiology at Karditsa General Hospital  in Karditsa, Greece. Dr. Papazarkadas is with the Department of General Surgery at the Hospital of Valais (CHVR) in Sion, […]

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Schizophrenia

Anatomical Association Between Schizophrenia and Cerebellum

Anatomical Association Between Schizophrenia and Cerebellum

by Rajashekar Reddy Yeruva, MD; Yafei Shang, MD; Ben Schoenbachler, MD; Sharon Nuss, MS; and Rif S El-Mallakh, MD Dr. Yeruva is with Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. Drs. Shang, Schoenbachler, El-Mallakh, and Sharon Nuss are with the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. FUNDING: No funding […]

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Capturing Clinical Symptoms with Ecological Momentary Assessment: Convergence of Momentary Reports of Psychotic and Mood Symptoms with Diagnoses and Standard Clinical Assessments

Capturing Clinical Symptoms with Ecological Momentary Assessment: Convergence of Momentary Reports of Psychotic and Mood Symptoms with Diagnoses and Standard Clinical Assessments

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Role of Norepinephrine in Schizophrenia: An Old-fashioned but New Story from Emergency Medicine

Role of Norepinephrine in Schizophrenia: An Old-fashioned but New Story from Emergency Medicine

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Risk Management

Risk Management: The Standard of Care

Risk Management: The Standard of Care

by Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD Ms. Vanderpool  is Director of Risk Management at Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS) FUNDING: No funding was provided for the preparation of this article. DISCLOSURES: The author is an employee of PRMS. PRMS manages a professional liability insurance program for psychiatrists. This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to […]

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Maintenance and Destruction of Treatment Records

Maintenance and Destruction of Treatment Records

[Protected] by  Ann L. McNary, JD Ms. McNary is a Senior Risk Manager at PRMS, Inc. FUNDING: No funding was provided for the preparation of this article. DISCLOSURES: The author is an employee of PRMS Inc., a risk-management consulting company for health care providers. This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to our readers […]

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Risk Management: Myths and Misconceptions: Terminating Treatment

Risk Management: Myths and Misconceptions: Terminating Treatment

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July–September 2021 Digital Edition

July–September 2021 Digital Edition

| July 1, 2021

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Cerebellar Atrophy Associated with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Virtual Reality Rehabilitation: A Case Report

Cerebellar Atrophy Associated with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Virtual Reality Rehabilitation: A Case Report

| July 1, 2021

by Emanuele Lo Voi, PhD; Giorgio Carmelo Basile, MD; Alessia Bramanti, PhD; Giuseppe Paladina, Annalisa Militi, MD; Daniele Bruschetta, MD; Angelo Alito,MD; Filippo Cavallaro; Salvatore Bertino, MD; and Demetrio Milardi, MD, PhD Drs. Lo Voi, Bramanti, and Paladina are with the IRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo in Messina, Italy. Drs. Basile, Militi, Bertino, and Milardi […]

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Facial Diplegia with Preserved Reflexes: An Unusual Case of Anti-GD1b Antibody Associated Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Facial Diplegia with Preserved Reflexes: An Unusual Case of Anti-GD1b Antibody Associated Guillain-Barré Syndrome

| July 1, 2021

by Riwaj Bhagat, MD, and Martin Brown, MD Dr. Bhagat and Dr. Brown are with the University of Louisville, Department of Neurology in Louisville, Kentucky. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this study. DISCLOSURES: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ABSTRACT: Anti-ganglioside D1b (GD1b) Immunoglobulin G (IgG) […]

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