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HAPPIN Study Seeks Patients with Idiopathic Neuropathy

First Choice Neurology is launching the HAPPIN Study (Hereditary Amyloid Polyneuropathy Prevalence in Idiopathic Neuropathy). It is the nation’s first research study of the prevalence of hereditary amyloid neuropathy. Doctors at First Choice Neurology will be evaluating a large group of patients with idiopathic neuropathy to determine if they possess a hereditary marker for amyloid…

Early Intervention Provides Hope to Children Diagnosed with Epilepsy

Article was written by South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report Adam and Monica Adache knew something wasn’t right when their daughter, Maya, had a seizure at only six months old. When those seizures continued to happen, they became extremely concerned. During one episode, she also had a high fever and her pediatrician recommended she…

Dr. Brian Costell Talks About Why He Joined First Choice Neurology

Dr. Brian Costell joined First Choice Neurology because it was a single-specialty neurology group and not a multi-specialty group. Dr. Costell said, “Being a part of a single-specialty neurology group, we gain all of the knowledge of working together and basically doing the same job for the same goal. Our other option was to join…

Raising Funds and Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS

First Choice Neurology is always well represented at Walk MS, year after year. Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause, to end Multiple Sclerosis forever. Last Saturday, Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Calderon along with staff members of First Choice Neurology participated in the Coral Gables Walk MS. It was a beautiful…

Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy

What is Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy? Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is an inherited disease that causes progressive sensorimotor and autonomic nerve disorder. Peripheral nerve degeneration (polyneuropathy) begins in small fibers, resulting in sensory symptoms of numbness, burning, and tingling — typically in the feet. This progresses to larger nerve fibers, which leads to muscle weakness and…

BAN2401 Phase 3 Clinical Trial Starting April 2019

We are enthusiastic about the results of the BAN2401 phase 2 clinical trial for dementia. The study assessed changes from baseline to 18 months in biomarkers measuring the underlying disease pathophysiology, including changes in amyloid accumulated in the brain as measured by amyloid PET (positron emission tomography). The clinical endpoints of Alzheimer’s Disease Composite Score…

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

There are an estimated 2.8 million people treated for traumatic brain injury or brain injuries in the United States each year. Children are at the highest risk of brain injuries. A brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. The most…

Parkinson’s Disease Study from The Michael J. Fox Foundation

A new online Parkinson’s disease study is available from The Michael J. Fox Foundation by Fox Insight. Fox Insight is an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments. By joining Fox Insight you can help shape the future of Parkinson’s research…

Selecting the Right Health Insurance Plan

By Dr. Antonio Mesa Selecting the right health insurance plan is a very important decision that can have a major impact on a person’s health and quality of life. The ideal plan covers all the services one needs at a reasonable price. Unlike articles written by marketing departments, this article discusses how a physician would…

Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Mejia on Univision

Univision interviewed Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Mejia on July 25 to discuss cannabis treatment. Medical marijuana: how this child uses controversial treatment to deal with seizures. Neurologist Carlos Ramírez-Mejia explained on Univision how the regular treatment of cannabis received by Bruno helped him control the more than 300 seizures he suffered daily. Similarly, he detailed how this plant…

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