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CVD Mortality Down But Still Varies Widely Across the US

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Although cardiovascular disease mortality has fallen steeply since 1980, significant and worsening disparities in CVD death rates are still found across counties nationwide, new research shows.
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More Than Ever, Doctors Need More Time to Learn

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Faced with back-to-back appointments, and with barely any time for lunch, Dr Andrew Wilner feels that doctors need more time to stay up-to-date.
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Ocrelizumab Benefits Early and 'Quite Persistent' in MS

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Pooled data from the OPERA studies show that onset of efficacy occurred within 8 weeks for patients receiving ocrelizumab, while preliminary results from its extension phase show continued benefit.
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Stem Cells in MS Show Promise

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
The results of this trial suggest that RCTs to assess safety and efficacy of autologous hematopoietic SCT in multiple sclerosis are warranted, says Dr Barclay.
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DAWN: Thrombectomy Effective Up to 24 Hours After Stroke

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
The DAWN trial showed impressive results in selected stroke patients presenting late and should substantially expand the population eligible for endovascular treatment.
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New AAN Guideline on Neuroprotection After Cardiac Arrest

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
An expert panel recommends therapeutic hypothermia or targeted temperature management in comatose patients resuscitated after nontraumatic cardiac arrest, among other strategies to reduce brain injury.
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3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2017

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESOC 2017
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Certain Magellan Diagnostics Lead Tests May Give False Results

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
US federal health officials recommend retesting for certain children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.
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Finally, Success Reducing Recurrent Stroke With PFO Closure

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Two new clinical trials showing a reduction in recurrent strokes with the closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) look set to change clinical practice.
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Higher Ranks of Neurosurgery Still Male Dominated

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
Despite some progress, the vast majority of higher academia positions in neurosurgery are held by men.
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Tool May Predict Surgical Outcome in Unruptured Aneurysm

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:24
The aneurysm severity tool shows accuracy in predicting outcomes after microsurgery for unruptured aneurysms at discharge.
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New Gene Mutation Linked to Memory Loss in Those at Risk for AD

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
A gene mutation associated with accelerated loss of memory and thinking skills in people who are at risk for Alzheimer's disease may point to a new therapeutic target, researchers say.
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Phase 3 Topline Results Positive for Galcanezumab in Migraine

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
In the EVOLVE-1, EVOLVE-2, and REGAIN trials, patients with episodic or chronic migraine who received the injectable treatment had significant reductions in monthly migraine days compared with those receiving placebo.
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New Guideline Recommends Opioids Only as a Last Resort

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
Canada has released a new guideline advising physicians to significantly curtail opioid prescribing and only use the drugs as a 'last resort' in patients with chronic noncancer pain.
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CONCERTO: Laquinimod for RRMS Fails to Meet Primary Endpoint

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
The phase 3 trial showed no significant differences between the active treatment and placebo for confirmed disability progression, although positive results were found on several secondary endpoints.
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Benefits Sustained After Endovascular Treatment for Stroke

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
In this large extended follow-up trial, long-term clinical outcomes support use of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke.
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From Boston, Two New Stroke Studies

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
Can a computer qualify someone for endovascular therapy? Should children be given tPA? Dr Mark Alberts on new stroke data.
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Music Therapy May Reduce Depression in Dementia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
New review shows that participating in group or individual music therapy sessions reduces depressive symptoms but not aggression or agitation in patients with dementia.
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Valbenazine Approval Highlights Lessons for Researchers

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
A New England Journal of Medicine editorial notes that the recent FDA approval of valbenazine for tardive dyskinesia shows how to effectively and quickly develop a much-needed treatment.
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Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Fractures Reduces Pain, Opioid Use

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
A prospective study shows improvements at 12 months in pain and quality-of-life outcomes with balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures.
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