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Rethinking the 'Cause' of Depression

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:47
Dr Stephen Strakowski proposes a novel way to think about depression etiology and discusses what it means for treatment.
Medscape Psychiatry

Wide Variation in ED Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:10
European emergency departments vary widely on how they define mild traumatic brain injury and use related guidelines, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Sleep Important for Recovery in Comorbid Depression, Insomnia

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:10
Short sleep duration may be a risk factor for refractory depression in patients with comorbid depression and insomnia, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Changes in Peripheral Blood Cells Linked to Increased CHD

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:10
Genetic changes in peripheral blood cells previously linked to blood cancers are now associated with increased coronary heart disease in humans and accelerated atherosclerosis in mice.
Medscape Medical News

Dementia and Sleep Dysfunction: Tips for Practice

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:20
Dr Richard Isaacson discusses the relationship between Alzheimer disease and impaired sleep.
Medscape Neurology

When Drugs and Surgery Don't Work, an Option in Epilepsy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
Dr Wilner and epileptologist Dr Jobst discuss two recent studies reporting favorable results of neurostimulation in patients with intractable epilepsy.
Medscape Neurology

Robust Association Between Migraine and Sleep Apnea

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
Results from the CaMEO study suggest that if migraine and sleep apnea are linked, then treating the apnea might reduce headache frequency.
Medscape Medical News

Siponimod Effective, Safe in Secondary Progressive MS

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
EXPAND trial results show that the selective S1P receptor modulator reduced the risk for confirmed disability progression by 21% at 3 months and 26% at 6 months and was safe.
Medscape Medical News

CHMP Recommends Cladribine (Mavenclad) for Multiple Sclerosis

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:09
The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends approval of cladribine to reduce relapses and delay disease progression in highly active relapsing MS.
International Approvals

FDA Clears Betrixaban (Bevyxxa) for VTE Prophylaxis

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:58
Betrixaban is the first and only anticoagulant for hospital and extended-duration prophylaxis of VTE in hospitalized, acutely medically ill patients at risk for VTE.
FDA Approvals

Lying Flat vs Sitting Up: No Difference in Stroke Outcomes

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:58
The HeadPoST study -- showing no difference in disability outcomes in stroke patients who were laid flat vs those sitting up for the first 24 hours -- has now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Medscape Medical News

Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) 2017

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:58
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAN 2017.
Medscape Neurology

PPIs Linked to Lower Cognitive Decline in Latest Study

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:33
A new observational study has smoothed the waters somewhat over concerns about a possible increased risk for dementia with proton-pump inhibitors.
Medscape Medical News

Extended-Release Amantadine Effective for Dyskinesia in PD

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:54
A phase 3 study shows a once-daily formulation of amantadine is superior to placebo in reducing severity and duration of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's.
Medscape Medical News

EAN Meeting to Explore Outcome Measures in Neurology

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:38
Outcome measures are the overarching theme of the European Academy of Neurology meeting, which promises a broad range of highlights, including an appearance by Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
Medscape Medical News

Elevated Brain Amyloid Linked to Later Cognitive Decline

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:17
A new analysis using ADNI data suggests increased brain amyloid on imaging or in cerebrospinal fluid is associated with later cognitive decline, indicating it may be possible to intervene before symptoms begin.
Medscape Medical News

Visual Test May Flag Risk for Parkinson's Dementia

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:47
A new study suggests that patients with Parkinson's disease did worse than controls on an online test of visual processing related to object recognition.
Medscape Medical News

SAMURAI: Lasmiditan Reduces Pain in Acute Migraine

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:46
Patients with acute migraine taking the novel 5HT-1F agonist lasmiditan were more likely to have freedom from pain 2 hours later than those taking placebo, results of a phase 3 trial show.
Medscape Medical News

Mild-to-Moderate Sleep Apnea Ups Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:19
Early detection and treatment of sleep apnea are important to prevent future cardiometabolic diseases in young and middle-aged adults, researchers say.
Medscape Medical News

Horse Riding, Music Therapy Benefit Late-Stage Stroke

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:04
Rehabilitation programs that involve a multisensory intervention improved gait, balance, strength, and cognition in late-stage stroke survivors.
Medscape Medical News

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