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Beta2-Microglobulin: A Biomarker for Stroke Risk?

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
Raised levels of the protein were associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke among women in a new study.
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Long-Lasting Effect of Everolimus in Tuberous Sclerosis

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
Researchers observe effects that seem to improve the longer the drug is taken in an open-label extension of the phase 2 EXIST-3 trial.
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First Neurologist President of AHA Now President of AAN

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
Dr Ralph Sacco, the 35th president of the American Academy of Neurology, will be working toward enhancing patient-centered neurologic care and growing the 'pipeline' of much-needed future neurologists.
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Preop Opioid Use Linked to Worse Spine Surgery Outcomes

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
The cause of worse outcomes after lumbar fusion surgery could be multifactorial, ranging from worse baseline pain to effects of the drugs themselves, researchers speculate.
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Alzheimer's Risk Allele Linked to Disease Severity in CTE

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
In addition to disease stage, a new study shows that APOE epsilon 4 was associated with increased risk for dementia and ptau density in those with CTE.
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All NSAIDs Linked to Increased MI Risk

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:31
A new meta-analysis of patient-level data found that the heightened risk for myocardial infarction occurred in the first week with all five commonly used NSAIDs.
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Resuming Anticoagulants After ICH: A Cautious Nod?

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 18:42
Resumption of anticoagulation in patients after ICH was associated with a lower risk for thromboembolic events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, with no apparent heightened risk for recurrence, in a new meta-analysis.
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The Evolving Role of Opioids in Managing Chronic Pain

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 18:42
Dr Roger Chou, coauthor of recent CDC pain management guidelines, speaks about the latest strategies for combatting opioid abuse and misuse.
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Outcomes Better, Not Worse, in Overlapping Neurosurgeries

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
The analysis of nearly 15,000 neurosurgical procedures counters public concerns of compromised outcomes associated with overlapping surgeries.
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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Safe in Early Pituitary Tumor

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
A new study shows no significant difference in endocrinopathies with early vs late treatment of residual recurring nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas; longer follow-up is needed, researchers say.
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Migraine Tied to Hypertension Risk in Women

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
Women who have migraine headaches, particularly migraine without aura, are at increased risk for hypertension, a new study suggests.
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Women at 50% Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
Female athletes may be at significantly higher risk for concussion than their male counterparts, new research shows. However, the reason behind this phenomenon is unclear.
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Further Evidence Parkinson's May Start in the Gut

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
A Swedish study has shown a lower risk for Parkinson's in individuals who have had a vagotomy, supporting the idea that the disease may spread from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve.
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CHERISH: Nusinersen May Improve Motor Function in SMA

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
The phase 3 CHERISH trial showed that children with SMA receiving nusinersen had greater improvements in overall motor function and upper-limb function than did those receiving a sham procedure.
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FDA Clears Cerliponase Alfa for Form of Batten Disease

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
Brineura is the first FDA-approved drug to slow loss of walking ability in children with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease.
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For Headache--Peripheral Nerve Block, Steroids, or Both?

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:59
From the AAN Annual Meeting, Medscape speaks with Dr Matthew S. Robbins about two new studies looking at peripheral nerve blocks and steroid treatment for headache disorders.
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Racial Disparities Found in Access to Neurologic Services

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to visit a neurologist for conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy, a new study found.
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Platelet Function Testing Important With Pipeline Embolization

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Identification of patients who will be poor responders to antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel can help avoid thromboembolic complications after flow diversion procedures for intracranial aneurysm.
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Phase 3 Trials Positive for Erenumab in Migraine Prevention

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Both STRIVE and ARISE phase 3 trials met their primary outcomes, showing greater reductions in monthly migraine days for patients with episodic migraine treated with erenumab vs those receiving placebo.
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American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AANS 2017.
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