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Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: a case study and illness overview

Authors: Brian Ford MD, Alex McDonald MD, Shilpa Srinivasan MD, DFAPA

This review on anti-N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis provides a case presentation and the timeline of symptoms seen over the course of the illness. Key findings in the literature about anti-NMDAR encephalitis are highlighted to facilitate diagnostic consideration and treatment.

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From medications to surgery: advances in the treatment of motor complications in Parkinson’s disease

Authors: Kanae Jennifer Nagao MBBS (Hons), FRACP, Neepa J Patel MD

This review provides an overview of the pharmacologic and surgical therapies currently available and under investigation for the treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease.

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Mitochondrial disorders and drugs: what every physician should know

Authors: Daniele Orsucci MD, Elena Caldarazzo Ienco MD, Gabriele Siciliano MD, PhD, Michelangelo Mancuso MD, PhD

Keywords: coenzyme Q10, drugs, mitochondria, mtDNA, mitochondrial diseases, toxicity Citation: Orsucci D, Caldarazzo Ienco E, Siciliano G, Mancuso M. Mitochondrial disorders and drugs: what every physician should know. Drugs in Context 2019; 8: 212588. DOI: 10.7573/dic.212588 Contributions: All authors contributed

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Use of botulinum toxin for movement disorders

Authors: Carlos Henrique Ferreira Camargo MD, MSc, PhD, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive MD, MSc, PhD

The aim of this review is to present the new and well-established uses of botulinum toxin for movement disorders.

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Therapy of episodic ataxias: case report and review of the literature

Authors: Daniele Orsucci MD, Laura Maria Raglione MD, Monica Mazzoni MD, Marco Vista MD

This paper presents
an illustrative case report followed by a perspective review of genetic ataxias.

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