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ANA Investigates

Feb 27, 2024

Brain death is one of the most controversial and ethically complex topics in neurology, but it's a regular part of our clinical practice. Late last year, a new set of guidelines was published that address some of the thorniest technical and ethical issues in the clinical determination of brain death. For this...


Jan 30, 2024

Small fiber neuropathy is one of those conditions in neurology that can feel frustratingly intangible. Even for patients with severe neuropathic pain and autonomic symptoms, in about half of cases, the usual lab testing doesn't reveal a cause. There's increasing evidence that autoimmunity may be a factor in some of...


Dec 26, 2023

The recent FDA approval of lecanemab, an amyloid-sequestering agent, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer disease. Critics of the drug have pointed to its cost, risks, and treatment burden. Now that lecanemab is being administered in clinics across the country - how is it changing the lives...


Nov 28, 2023

Chronic pain can be incredibly challenging -- for patients, of course, and also for their physicians. On this episode of ANA investigates, Dr. Adeline Goss talks to Dr. Prasad Shirvalkar of UCSF about a new possible strategy for treating chronic pain: deep brain stimulation. Series 5, Episode 2

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Oct 24, 2023

The brain and its vasculature used to be considered separate domains. But in the last decade, we’ve learned more about the interplay between brain cells and vascular cells. Pathological studies are revealing a surprising degree of overlap between cerebrovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease. All of this has...