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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PAST ARTICLES

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

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 Case […]

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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

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, Switzerland. […]

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PSYCHOTHERAPY ROUNDS

Bringing It in the Room: Addressing the Impact of Racism on the Therapeutic Alliance

Bringing It in the Room: Addressing the Impact of Racism on the Therapeutic Alliance

by Anjuli S. Maharaj, DO, PGY-3 in Psychiatry; Nita V. Bhatt, MD, MPH; and Julie P. Gentile, MD Dr Maharaj is with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Fairborn, Ohio. Dr. Bhatt is the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Fairborn, Ohio. […]

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Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Muslim Women

Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Muslim Women

by Zainab Saherwala, DO; Sabina Bashir, BA; and Danielle Gainer, MD Drs. Saherwala and Gainer and Student Doctor Bashir are with Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this study. DISCLOSURES: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ABSTRACT: Providing culturally competent care […]

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A Flash of Hope: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

A Flash of Hope: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

by Danielle Gainer, MD; Sarah Alam, BS; Harris Alam; and Hannah Redding, BA Dr. Gainer, Sarah Alam, and Ms. Redding are with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Fairborn, Ohio. Harris Alam is with University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of […]

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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

by Philip D. Harvey, PhD; Michelle L. Miller, MS; Raeanne C. Moore, PhD; Colin A. Depp, PhD; Emma  M. Parrish, BS; and Amy E. Pinkham, PhD Dr. Harvey is with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, and Research Service at Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Ms. […]

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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

Dear Editor: A number of hypotheses have been put forth regarding the etiology of schizophrenia, including dopamine hypothesis and glutamate hypothesis.1 However, a lesser known theory is that elevated norepinephrinergic signaling plays a causative role in schizophrenia.2 We treated a patient with septic shock schizophrenia who developed delusions and hallucinations following continuous norepinephrine infusion. This […]

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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

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 on […]

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Risk Management: Myths and Misconceptions: Terminating Treatment

Risk Management: Myths and Misconceptions: Terminating Treatment

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 on […]

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Cognition

Frontiers in Detecting Consciousness: The Growing Use of EEG Analysis

Frontiers in Detecting Consciousness: The Growing Use of EEG Analysis

Dear Editors: There is growing scientific interest regarding the use of electroencephalogram (EEG) and multivariate analysis as a means to classify states of consciousness. A recent work assessed the validity of 28 potential EEG markers of consciousness, using the Disorders of Consciousness (DoC)-Forest (the name of the algorithm) tool, to establish states of awareness in […]

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Increased Levels of Protein-methionine Sulfoxide in Plasma Correlate with a Shift from a Mild Cognitive Impairment to an Alzheimer’s Disease Stage

Increased Levels of Protein-methionine Sulfoxide in Plasma Correlate with a Shift from a Mild Cognitive Impairment to an Alzheimer’s Disease Stage

by Yue Deng, MSc; Brianna M. Marsh, BSc student; and Jackob Moskovitz, PhD Mr. Deng, Ms. Marsh, and Dr. Moskovitz are with the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Funding: Support for the studies were provided by the KU ADC P30 AG035982 and the Landon […]

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Does Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

by Hoda A. Hussein, MD; Lamiaa I. Daker, MD; Nermeen A. Fouad, MD; Azza Elamir, MD; and Shereen R. Mohamed, MD Dr. Hussein is with the Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Daker is with the Neurology Department, Dr. Fouad is with the Rheumatology Department, and Drs. Elamir and Mohamed are with the Medical Biochemistry Department—all with […]

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CNS Summit 2021 Abstract Supplement Digital Edition

CNS Summit 2021 Abstract Supplement Digital Edition

| October 1, 2021

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CNS Summit 2021 Abstracts of Poster Presentations

CNS Summit 2021 Abstracts of Poster Presentations

| October 1, 2021

A message from the editor Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the annual CNS Summit Abstracts of Poster Presentations supplement to Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. We are pleased to provide you with this reference guide to some of the innovative research presented during the CNS Summit 2021 event. The supplement is also available online by visiting www.innovationscns.com. […]

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July–September 2021 Digital Edition

July–September 2021 Digital Edition

| July 1, 2021

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