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Retired/Replaced Guidelines

AAN guidelines can be retired for any of the following reasons:

  • The technology discussed in the guideline may be outdated
  • The conclusions and recommendations in the guideline may be unsafe
  • The guideline has been replaced by a more recent publication
  • There is a lack of resources to update the guideline

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 54 guidelines found

Update: NSAIDs and Other Complementary Treatments for Episodic Migraine Prevention in Adults

April 2012

Retired by the AAN Institute Board of Directors on September 16, 2015.


Diagnosis and Prognosis of New Onset Parkinson Disease

April 2006

Retired by the AAN Institute Board of Directors on March 9, 2016.


Medical Treatment of Infantile Spasms

May 2004

Retired and replaced by "Evidence-based Guideline Update: Medical Treatment of Infantile Spasms" (June 2012).


Utility of MRI in Suspected MS

September 2003

Retired by the AAN Institute Board of Directors on March 8, 2016.


Steroids, Acyclovir, and Surgery for Bell's Palsy

April 2001

Replaced by "Update: Steroids and Antivirals for Bell Palsy" (November 2012).


Evidence-based Guidelines for Migraine Headache

September 2000

Replaced by "Update: Pharmacologic Treatment for Episodic Migraine Prevention in Adults" (April 2012).


Clinical Utility of Surface EMG

July 2000

Retired by the AAN Board of Directors on December 9, 2006.


The Role of Corticosteroids in the Management of Acute Monosymptomatic Optic Neuritis

June 2000

Retired by the AAN Board of Directors on January 2007.


Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Brain Tumors

May 2000

Retired by the AAN Institute Board of Directors on June 4, 2012.


Risk of Driving and Alzheimer's Disease

January 2000

Retired and replaced by "Update: Evaluation and Management of Driving Risk in Dementia" (April 2010).


Electrodiagnostic Studies in Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow

September 1999

Retired by the AAN Institute Board of Directors on March 8, 2016.


Reassessment: Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy

September 1999

Replaced by 2013 publication. Reaffirmed on October 17, 2003. Supplement to "Assessment of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy" (July 1997).


The Care of the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

April 1999

Retired by the AAN Board of Directors on November 9, 2009. Replaced by 2009 updates: "The Care of the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Drug, Nutritional, and Respiratory Therapies" and "The Care of the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Multidisciplinary Care, Symptom Management, and Cognitive/Behavioral Impairment".


Management Issues for Women with Epilepsy

October 1998

Retired by the AAN Board of Directors on November 9, 2009. Replaced by 2009 updates "Management Issues for Women with Epilepsy - Focus on Pregnancy: Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Blood Levels, and Breastfeeding", "Teratogenesis and Perinatal Outcomes" and "Obstetrical Complications and Change in Seizure Frequency".


Evaluation and Management of Intracranial Mass Lesions in AIDS

January 1998

Retired by the AAN Board of Directors on March 8, 2016.


Dermatomal Somatosensory Evoked Potentials

October 1997

Retired on July 20, 2007.


Practice Advisory on the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Riluzole

September 1997

This statement was retired by the AAN Board of Directors on November 9, 2009.


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