Spotlight on Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease is the prototypical and, by far, most common dementia. In this clinical summary, Dr. David S Geldmacher, Director of the Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, presents an overview of the disease including clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, etiology, and diagnostic workup. Also included is information on recent results from clinical trials of exercise and treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms.

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MedLink Neurology authors are always at work to bring you broad and up-to-date coverage of neurology topics. We are pleased to highlight clinical summaries that have been recently added or updated and to introduce the authors who write these authoritative articles. We hope you enjoy these overviews and appreciate the contributions of our more than 450 authors who keep MedLink Neurology the premier information resource for neurologists.

Spotlight on Combined third, fourth, and sixth nerve palsies

Diplopia is a common complaint of patients with diseases of the central nervous system and usually is helpful for localization of pathology. A minority of patients complaining of diplopia have signs that indicate involvement of multiple ocular motor nerve palsies. These must be differentiated from single ocular motor nerve palsies, neuromuscular junction, myopathic disorders, and supranuclear disorders. Their recognition is also important because the differential diagnosis includes a higher frequency of mass and inflammatory lesions in the vicinity of the cavernous sinus, which may require urgent therapy. In this clinical summary, Dr. Heather Moss of the University of Illinois at Chicago discuss the manifestations, etiology, diagnosis, and management of multiple ocular motor palsies.

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MedLink Neurology authors are always at work to bring you broad and up-to-date coverage of neurology topics. We are pleased to highlight clinical summaries that have been recently added or updated and to introduce the authors who write these authoritative articles. We hope you enjoy these overviews and appreciate the contributions of our more than 450 authors who keep MedLink Neurology the premier information resource for neurologists.