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A Tale of Two Patients: A Prion Disease 30 Years Later

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:43
Dr Andrew Wilner compares two patients with Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and looks at how knowledge has changed around prion disorders.
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Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:43
Leaders in psychiatry and neurology meet to discuss factors contributing to physician burnout and what can be done to promote wellness in the medical profession.
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FDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable Pain

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:34
The FDA has approve the Intellis spinal cord stimulation platform for the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs associated with a variety of conditions.
FDA Approvals

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Relieves Migraine Pain

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:11
One hour of external trigeminal nerve stimulation relieved the pain of episodic or chronic migraine at 1 hour and 24 hours and was well tolerated, a study shows.
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FDA Panel Mulls New Data for Pain Patch in Kids

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:59
An FDA advisory committee weighed results of new study of Butrans transdermal opioid in pediatric patients and whether label changes should be made.
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FDA Grants New Indication for Two Antiepileptic Drugs

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:59
Brivaracetam (Briviact) gets a monotherapy indication for partial-onset seizures in children 16 years and older, and eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) is now approved for partial-onset seizures in children as young as 4 years.
FDA Approvals

New European Guidelines for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:21
The guidelines, which cover both the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis, are based purely on scientific evidence and make several new recommendations, rated as 'clear' or 'weak.'
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More Evidence Links Vitamin D Deficiency to MS

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:02
A new study shows vitamin D deficiency is associated with a twofold increase in multiple sclerosis risk.
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PFO Closure Reduces Stroke Recurrence

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:16
Three new studies provide evidence that closure of patent foramen ovale in select patients after stroke reduced the stroke recurrence rate compared with medical therapy.
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Online CBT Effective for Insomnia, Psychosis

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:16
Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) not only improves insomnia but also appears to reduce paranoia and hallucinations.
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AHA/ASA Advisory Outlines Seven Steps to Brain Health

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:29
Seven 'simple' steps previously used to promote cardiovascular health have now been chosen as metrics to define optimal brain health, according to a new AHA/ASA advisory.
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10% of Opioid Users Receive the Vast Majority of Prescriptions

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:22
On the basis of findings that prescription opioid use in the US is concentrated among a relatively small group of individuals, a new report argues for focused vs population-wide policies.
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Young Adults With Autism at High Risk for Psychiatric Disorders

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:09
Patients with autism who are entering adulthood use more psychiatric healthcare services than the general population or their peers with other developmental disorders.
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Hormone Therapy: No Excess Mortality in 18-Year WHI Follow-up

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 04:38
Cardiovascular mortality, total cancer mortality, and all-cause mortality all remained statistically similar among women who did and did not use hormone therapy.
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New Diagnostic Codes Lessen Stigma for Transgender People

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:23
Changes in the DSM-5 and ICD-11 are meant to improve accuracy and reduce stigma but retain access to care, says Dr Jack Drescher.
Medscape Psychiatry

FDA Panel Calls for Warning Labels on Gadolinium

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:51
An FDA advisory committee voted 13 to 1, with 1 abstention, to recommend safety labeling changes for gadolinium-based contrast agents used during MRI.
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Dementia Incidence on the Decline

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:51
Dementia incidence rates decreased significantly among individuals born after 1929. But reduced cardiovascular disease and increased education levels don't fully explain this decline.
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New Headache Diagnostic Criteria Will Coordinate with ICD-11

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:00
The new International Classification of Headache Disorders-3, now under development, will allow more consistent diagnoses and better clinical trials, as well as coordinating with ICD-11.
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Opioid Misuse Still Largely a Prescription-Related Problem

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:00
Prescription and illicit opioid use continues unabated in the United States, while treatment rates for opioid abuse and substance use disorders remain staggeringly low.
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18th Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC) 2017

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:33
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IHC 2017
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