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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Regular Sleep Linked to Happiness, Calm in College Students

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 23:28
A new study suggests sleep regularity is as important as sleep duration for the happiness and well-being of college students.
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Prochlorperazine Bests Hydromorphone for Acute Migraine

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:45
Prochlorperazine was twice as effective as the opioid hydromorphone for treating patients with acute migraine in emergency departments, while the opioid was associated with twice the adverse events.
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Frameless Stereotaxic Surgery Can Go Off Course, FDA Warns

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 06:07
Surgeons using frameless stereotaxic navigation systems need to address accuracy problems with this technology that have led to serious injuries and death, the agency said.
News Alerts

AHA Issues 'Presidential Advisory' on Harms of Saturated Fat

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 02:35
The advisory has been issued to 'set the record straight' after a period of high-profile claims that saturated fat is healthy, authors say.
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Targeting Alzheimer Disease Risk Reduction to Each Patient

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 23:00
Dr Richard Isaacson reviews approaches to reducing Alzheimer disease risk with tailored approaches to patient care.
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Drones Cut Response Time in Cardiac Arrest

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
Deploying an unmanned aerial system carrying a defibrillator reduced the time for emergency medical services to arrive on the scene of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by more than 16 minutes.
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Linked to Persistent Teen Depression

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
Adolescents with treatment-resistant depression should be screened for sleep-disordered breathing, new research suggests.
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Program Delays Nursing Home Admission in Parkinson's

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
A multidisciplinary rehabilitation program offers an array of services customized to the individual patient with Parkinson's disease, improving activities of daily living, in a new study.
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