World Federation of Neurology News

31 Oct 2017

The September / October issue of World Neurology is now available online

We are pleased to present the September/October 2017 issue of World Neurology, subsequent to the remarkably successful World Congress of Neurology XXIII held Sept. 16-21 in Kyoto, Japan. This issue opens with WFN President Professor Raad Shakir’s report from the World Congress. Dr. Wolfgang Grisold and Dr. Lewis also summarize many of the key events from the congress, including some representative photographs from this attendance record-breaking event. To round out the congress reports, this issue also offers an enthusiastic report from one of the many young bursary awardees who participated in the congress.

29 Oct 2017

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 382 now available

Vol. 382, November 2017 now available

8 Oct 2017

eNeurologicalSci (eNS) latest issue

Vol. 8, September 2017 available online

Neurology News

16 Nov 2017

Neurologic Diseases Found to Be the Largest Cause of Disability Worldwide

In an analysis of data for 195 countries, the Global Burden of Disorders Study Group found that neurological disorders caused 250.7 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in 2015, an increase of 7.4 percent from 1990. Stroke was reported to be one of the leading causes of DALYs worldwide. Neurological diseases are the world’s largest cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), or years of healthy life lost to due to death or disability, according to a systematic analysis performed for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, the most current overview of the way neurological diseases are affecting people around the world

11 Nov 2017

Stroke Study Expands Window of Clot Removal Treatment for Some Patients

Trial ended early after procedure demonstrates significant benefit. A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels – known as thrombectomy - may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they come in to the emergency room beyond the 6-hour treatment window that current guidelines endorse, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by an international team of physicians and researchers led by UPMC and Emory University. 

4 Nov 2017

Effect of aerobic exercise on hippocampal volume in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Hippocampal volume increase in response to aerobic exercise has been consistently observed in animal models. However, the evidence from human studies is equivocal. In  this review to identify all controlled trials examining the effect of aerobic exercise on the hippocampal volumes in humans, it is found that aerobic exercise interventions may be useful for preventing age-related hippocampal deterioration and maintaining neuronal health.