Author Archive | Richard Cole

Pediatric Migraine

Pediatric Migraine and Stroke

Pediatric Migraine and Stroke TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Managing the pediatric headache is often complicated and understanding the risk factors faced by the pediatric patient is essential. This case demonstrates adolescent miganeurs seem to have an increase risk of ischemic stroke. However, that younger children with migraines do not share that risk profile. Abstract IMPORTANCE Our understanding […]

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Stomach Medicine Found to Cause Dementia

Stomach Medicine Found to Cause Dementia TAKE- HOME MESSAGE Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disorders (GERD) and ulcers. A recent article published in JAMA Neurology has found that PPIs have been identified as being at risk for causing dementia. Chiropractic physicians may discuss this complication with their patients and […]

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Brain Volume

Fitness Predicts Brain Volume

Fitness Predicts Brain Volume TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Cognitive decline is a significant health problem plaguing millions of aging seniors. Prevention of cognitive decline is a goal of many and is attempted using diet and lifestyle modification This article provides proof that poor cardiovascular (CV) fitness is predictive of decreased brain volume two decades later in life. […]

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Encephalopathy and Delirium from Antibiotics

Encephalopathy and Delirium from Antibiotics TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Antibiotics, as a class of drugs, are under-recognized as a cause of deliriumand other brain problems. Researchers from Harvard Medical School conducted a comprehensive review of the clinical, radiologic, and electrophysiologic features of antibiotic-associated encephalopathy (AAE). They analyzed case reports on 391 patients over 70 years who were […]

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Exercise Improves Mood, Cognition, and Sleep in Parkinson’s

Exercise Improves Mood, Cognition, and Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease Open Access here TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Parkinson’s patients suffer with mood disorders, cognition and sleep disorders as components of their condition. This paper demonstrates how and why regular exercise is a major aid in managing the concurrent symptoms of mood disorders, poor cognition and impaired sleep. Overall, […]

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Neck Pain and Headache

Neck Pain and Headache TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Headaches remain a significant disorder suffered by the public. The estimated global one-year period prevalence for headache is about 10% for migraine and about 38% for tension-type headache (TTH) This study measures the high association between neck pain and pure TTH (88.4%) and TTH plus migraine (89.3%) This finding does […]

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

New Form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Identified

New Form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Identified TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a dystrophy with an ever-growing list of genetic etiologies. The authors describe a new type of CMT that presents as an axonal motor and sensory neuropathy caused by mutations in the microrchidia family CW-type zinc finger 2 (MORC2) gene. Two types of this […]

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Apathy, Depression, and White Matter Changes

Apathy, Depression, and White Matter Changes TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Apathy and depression are common morbidities related to cerebrovascular disease. Clinically, the two are often difficult to differentiate, and there is clear overlap. The authors used MRI imaging to assess the relationship between white matter disruption and depression, apathy, and cognitive impairment. Then they investigated particular brain […]

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Coconut Oil in Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

Coconut Oil in Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a complex  disease  that  progresses  over  many  years,  such  as diabetes,  heart  disease  and  other  chronic A number of factors may increase or decrease an individual’s chances of developing the AD, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and metabolic diseases. Coconut may be […]

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Open Letter to Non-Member Neurologists

Dear Neurologist, The International College of Chiropractic Neurology (ICCN) is reaching out to chiropractic physicians credentialed in neurology with an offer for membership in our organization.    The ICCN was formed as and evidence informed neurology association and credentialing board for chiropractic neurologists.  We are currently accepting neurologist for membership credentialed by the following boards:  […]

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