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PML Reported in Patient Receiving Ocrelizumab

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
But the case could be attributable to 'carryover' from the patient's previous treatment with natalizumab, the company said.
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Brain Gadolinium Deposition Varies With Contrast Agent in MS

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Gadolinium accumulation in the brain is greater with linear GBCAs than with macrocyclics. Multiple sclerosis experts recommend avoiding linear compounds and using gadolinium-enhanced MRI only when necessary.
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Cannabidiol Cuts Seizures in Dravet Syndrome

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
The liquid cannabidiol product Epidiolex reduced seizure frequency by 39% in children with Dravet syndrome in the first randomized controlled trial.
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Handheld Device May Help Predict Bleeding After Head Injuries

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
The mobile EEG device, which was cleared by the FDA last year to assess for TBI, showed a sensitivity rate of 92% or greater for predicting which patients have brain bleeding after injury.
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Long-Term Opioids for Neuropathy Linked to Adverse Events

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Long-term opioid therapy for neuropathic pain, defined as opioid use for 90 days or more, is associated with a higher risk for opioid dependency and overdose with no improvement in functional status.
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Biomarkers in Saliva May Spot Alzheimer's Early

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
A pilot study using metabolomics provides preliminary evidence that salivary metabolites may be helpful for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
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Survival Rates Differ Widely in Parkinson's, MSA, Lewy Bodies

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Although patients with multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism had a 10-fold greater risk for death than the control group, mortality in Parkinson's disease was 'only moderately increased.'
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Anesthesia as Safe as Conscious Sedation in Stroke Thrombectomy

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Two new randomized studies have provided reassurance on the safety of general anesthesia for patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute stroke.
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'Power Over Pain' Intervention Tackles Perception of Cancer Pain

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
The three-component intervention called Power Over Pain - Coaching provides tools to promote the perception of pain control and improve function in African American patients with cancer pain.
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No Harm Seen in MRI Gadolinium Retention in Brain, FDA Says

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Nearly 2 years of study yield no evidence of adverse events, but the FDA continues to recommend that clinicians use gadolinium-based contrast agents sparingly.
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Opioid Oversupply Common After Surgery

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Most patients have unused opioid pills after treatment of surgical pain, while few report awareness of proper storage or disposal practices.
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Four Studies on Stroke Treatment and Prevention

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Dr Diener discusses recent stroke studies that highlight prevention efforts and where we are falling short.
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Brain Stimulation Helps Kick Chronic Knee Pain

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Transcranial direct-current stimulation provides benefit over sham stimulation in reducing pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, randomized results show.
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FDA Approves Tocilizumab (Actemra) for Giant Cell Arteritis

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
The FDA has expanded the approved use of subcutaneous tocilizumab (Actemra, Hoffman LaRoche) to include treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis.
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American Pain Society (APS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APS 2017
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EU Regulators Propose Restrictions on Vancomycin

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Clinicians should no longer prescribe vancomycin capsules to treat staphylococcal enterocolitis, but many other uses for the warhorse antibiotic are still appropriate, the European Medicines Agency said.
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Probucol Reduces Events in Stroke Patients at Risk for ICH

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
The novel lipid-lowering/antioxidant drug may offer a potential new secondary prevention option in these patients at risk for both major forms of stroke, PICASSO investigators suggest.
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NOR-TEST: Tenecteplase Similar to Alteplase in Stroke

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
The newer thrombolytic given as a bolus dose showed functional and safety outcomes similar to those of alteplase infusion in the NOR-TEST trial.
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Laser Thermal Therapy Effective for Brain Tumors, Epilepsy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Researchers report success with MRI-guided laser interstitial thermotherapy to treat tumors considered inoperable, as well as intractable epilepsy.
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CMSC 2017: All About Teamwork in MS

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
A team approach to multiple sclerosis is the overarching theme of this year's Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers annual meeting, celebrating its 31st anniversary.
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