Women Accumulate Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Faster

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Summary: Study reports tau accumulation in the temporal lobe was 75% higher in women than men.Source: Lund UniversityAlzheimer’s disease seems to progress faster in women than...

The Changing Guidelines on the Role of MRI in Multiple Sclerosis Management

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The 2021 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MAGNIMS), Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres (CMSC), North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis Cooperative (NAIMS), provided updated consensus...

140 extraordinarily deceptive manifestations of epilepsy – The Neurology Lounge

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Epilepsy is a very common neurological disorder, and many people feel confident they can recognise an epileptic seizure when they see one. In the popular imagination,...

How AI Could Help Screen for Autism in Children

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Summary: A new machine-learning algorithm could help practitioners identify autism in children more effectively.Source: USCFor children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), receiving an early diagnosis can...

The Power of Touch: How Physical Contact Can Reshape the Clinical Exam ─ Part...

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This is Part 2 of a 2-part series related to the power of touch in the clinical medical environment. In Part 1, we review the history and...

Predictors of α-Synucleinopathies in Isolated Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder

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Reliable biomarkers may have an important role in predicting conversion to clinically manifest α-synucleinopathies in patients with isolated rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), and...

Bittersweet Effects of Stevia Uncovered

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Summary: The natural sweetener Stevia disrupts communication between different bacteria in the gut.Source: Ben-Gurion University of the NegevAccording to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of...

Brain structures and networks responsible for stimulation‐induced memory flashbacks during forniceal deep brain stimulation...

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Congratulations to Drs. Wissam Deeb, Leonardo Almeida, Kelly D. Foote  and Michael S. Okun on the publication of “Brain structures and networks responsible for stimulation‐induced memory...

Exercise Can Help Older Adults Retain Their Memories

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Summary: Regular exercise may help reduce declines in episodic memory for older adults.Source: University of PittsburghWe all know exercise is good for us, but that still...

Robust α-synuclein pathology in select brainstem neuronal populations is a potential instigator of multiple...

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Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an insidious middle age-onset neurodegenerative disease that clinically presents with variable degrees of parkinsonism and cerebellar ataxia. The pathological hallmark of...

A Placebo‐Controlled Trial of Rasagiline » Department of Neurology » College of Medicine »...

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Congratulations Drs. David J. Arpin, Trina Mitchell, Winston T. Chu,Hanzhi Gao MS, Christopher W. Hess, Irene A. Malaty, Nikolaus R. McFarland, Catherine C. Price, Aparna Wagle...

Do you have Brain Inflammation? How to know and what to do

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Do you have any of the symptoms of brain inflammation, also called neuroinflammation, listed below? Brain inflammation doesn’t hurt like an inflamed ankle would. Instead it...

β2-Adrenoreceptor Medications Associated With Lower Risk for Parkinson Disease

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The following article is part of conference coverage from the 2022 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. Neurology Advisor’s staff will be reporting breaking news...

Special programs this holiday season! » Department of Neurology » College of Medicine »...

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Upcoming programs and events Support GroupsAlzheimer’s Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for you to share stories and discuss challenges and possible...

FDA Committees Vote on Novel Therapy for Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee jointly voted on ALKS 3831 (olanzapine/samidorphan; Alkermes),...

The 52 variants of CMT… and their practical checklists – The Neurology Lounge

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Jean-Marie Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth will be confounded to see what has become of the disease they described hundreds of years ago. Charcot-Marie...

The Glymphatic System: Importance of Sleep for Clearance of Brain Protein Waste

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The glymphatic system, which is most active during sleep, clears the brain of protein waste products, and degradation of this system over time may be linked...

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Test That Provides Rapid Results at Home

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Lucira Health for its at-home molecular test intended to detect severe acute...

Cognitive Fatigue and Circadian Cortisol Regulation in Multiple Sclerosis

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Cortisol levels are increased in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with healthy controls, with slightly higher levels among those with MS without than those with...

Multi-Strain Probiotic Reduces Constipation in Parkinson Disease

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A multi-strain probiotic consisting of 8 different commercially available bacterial strains reduced constipation in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD), according to study results published in Neurology. Constipation...

Long-Term Outcomes of New Onset Super Refractory Status Epilepticus

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Findings from a case series suggest that the majority of patients with new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) had the more severe new-onset super refractory status epilepticus...

FDA Approves Shorter Infusion Time for MS Drug Ocrevus

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for a shorter 2-hour infusion time for Ocrevus® (ocrelizumab; Genentech) for patients...

Unmedicated, Untreated Brain Illness Is Likely in Mass Shooters

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Summary: A new analysis of medical evidence of domestic mass shooters in the US reveals the majority of those who commit mass shootings have underlying and...

Stem Cell-Derived Neurons Provide Clues Into Parkinson Disease

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Human midbrain dopamine neurons transplanted into the nigra were able to be specifically projected to the dorsal striatum. These and other findings in a recent study...

Later High School Start Time Linked to Decreased Adolescent Migraine Frequency

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High school students with migraine report a lower headache frequency if their school starts at 8:30 am or later, a starting time recommended by the American...

COVID-19 Emerging as a Multi-Organ Disease Requiring Multidisciplinary Care

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It is now evident that COVID-19 is not simply an illness of the pulmonary system, but a disease that can have a long-lasting impact on organ...

Vimpat Approved for Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vimpat® (lacosamide; UCB) as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients 4 years of...

Severe White Matter Lesions Predict Poor Functional Outcomes After Acute Ischemic Stroke

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An association between ventricular function and vascular loading and outcomes was observed in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) undergoing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), according to...

Expert Consensus Statement: Determining Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria

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Experts in brain death/death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC) have convened to publish a consensus statement on global recommendations for determining brain death/death (BD/DNC) by neurologic criteria,...

Learning a New Language Changes the Brain’s Division of Labor

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Summary: Learning a new language as an adult alters hemisphere specialization for comprehension, but not for production.Source: SfNLearning a language later in life changes how the...

T25FW, 9HPT Are More Reliable Clinical Outcome Measures for Secondary Progressive MS

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Timed 25 foot walk (T25FW) and 9-hole peg test (9HPT) may be more reliable clinical outcomes measures in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), compared...

40 very practical and handy neurology checklists

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Neurochecklists now contains >3,300 checklists on all aspects of neurology. https://pixabay.com/en/brain-anatomy-neurology-medical-1132229/ Many checklists come to the rescue only to fill a knowledge gap. By Samurai Gandhi – Own work,...

ACIP Meets to Discuss Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine; Pause on Use Still in Place

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on April 14, 2021 to discuss the recent cases of cerebral...

Is Neuromarketing Next for Tourism?

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In a previous blog post, we explored how one of the most successful EEG departments in the nation borrows customer satisfaction tips from the hospitality industry.But,...

Shared Underlying Pathways Found for Fatigue and Depression in MS

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Proinflammatory cytokines, tryptophan catabolites, and the gut-brain axis may have key roles in the mechanisms underlying chronic fatigue and symptoms associated with major depressive disorder (MDD)...

Our Attention Is Captured by Eye-Glance

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Summary: When people make eye contact with another person, their attention is immediately solicited and this causes a distortion in temporal perception. However, the shift in...

A First Look at How the Psychedelic Salvinorin A Works in the Brain

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Summary: As with other psychedelics, salvinorin A increased activity across the brain. However, salvinorin A use resulted in more random and disconnected signaling in the default...

Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Gets EUA; First Doses Shipped

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Pfizer and BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine, BNT162b2, for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease...

Caring for Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in widespread disruptions in care for patients with ongoing medical needs. To reduce the risk of virus exposure, many...

Chronic Migraine and Medication Overuse Headache Impact Patients’ Quality of Life

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In the United States, outpatients with chronic migraine (CM) with medication overuse headache (MOH) experience frequent headaches and have a very high-frequency intake of acute treatments,...

Ophthalmologists Vital in Mitigating Systemic Risks for Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy

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Ophthalmologists play an essential role in mitigating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks associated with moderate to severe nonproliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, according to research published in...

The best drugs for depression and memory

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We all want to feel good, and many people turn to outside sources to produce those feelings. Those sources can include alcohol, prescription medications (anti-depressants or...

Maternal Use of Anti-Seizure Drugs, Risk of Autism and ADHD in Offspring

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Maternal use of valproic acid during pregnancy may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, while lamotrigine...

5 Dietary Factors Affecting Glaucoma Risk

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. As glaucoma is insidious, and it cannot be cured and its effects cannot be reversed, ophthalmologists are well positioned to...

AS03-Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine Increases Narcolepsy Incidence, Clinically Similar to Sporadic Cases

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Immunization with the AS03-adjuvanted H1N1 influenza vaccine was associated with an increased incidence of narcolepsy, but narcolepsy associated with vaccination had similar clinical features as sporadic...

Details Behind the Body’s Response to Stress Revealed

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Summary: Study reveals how key proteins regulate the brain’s response to stress in the hippocampus.Source: McLean HospitalThe biological mechanisms behind stress-related psychiatric conditions, including major depressive...

Resilience Is Dynamic, Not a Static Character Trait

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Summary: Resilience fluctuates because it encompasses the way individuals respond to a variety of circumstances over time.Source: North Carolina State UniversityA new study finds that resilience...

Dexmedetomidine Oral Film Under Review for Agitation With Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for BXCL501 (dexmedetomidine) for the acute treatment of agitation associated with...

The Role of Renin-Angiotensin System in the Pathophysiology of Migraine

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While it does not influence migraine severity, the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has an important role in the pathophysiology of migraine. Serum levels of angiotensin converting enzyme...

Case Study: Teenage Patient With COVID-19 Experiences Severe Encephalopathy

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A recently published case study described a case of severe encephalopathy associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a pediatric patient who developed clinical features characteristic...

Why Our Movement Disorders Specialists Love Botulinum

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When you hear the word Botox, we know what you’re thinking. In the public...

Researchers Look to Building Better Prediction Model for Episodic Migraine Attacks

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A multivariable predictive model including self-prediction and common migraine trigger factors was only slightly better than random for predicting episodic migraine attacks, suggesting that more work...

Apitegromab Fast Tracked for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to apitegromab for the treatment of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Apitegromab is a selective...

New Guidelines for the Management of Lyme Disease

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The Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Rheumatology collaborated to provide new clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis,...

Digital Health Information Divide Puts Many Older Adults at a Disadvantage

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Many individuals aged 60 years or older lack access to digital health information (DHI), and this lack of access varies widely by race, ethnicity, and income,...

Lecanemab Gets Breakthrough Tx Status for Alzheimer Disease

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Propranolol Reduces Temporomandibular Disorder Pain in People With Migraine

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Propranolol is more effective in reducing temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain in people with migraine compared with people without migraine, according to research published in Cephalalgia. Building on...

Technology Has Broken Healthcare Barriers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 has prompted clinicians to change how they deliver care and to reallocate resources toward the most urgent needs on a global scale.1 Patients with diseases...

Addressing Sleep Disturbances of Parkinson Disease

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Among the various nonmotor symptoms affecting patients with Parkinson disease (PD), sleep disturbances are estimated to affect 40% to 90% of this population, and a study...

Improvements in Depression Linked to Improvements in Fatigue, Pain in MS

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Reducing depressive symptoms early may result in better improvements in functional impairment related to fatigue and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to study...

Clinical Characteristics, MRI Markers Predict Worsening Cognition Over 10 Years in MS

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Baseline age, disability, whole brain volume (WBV), and T2 lesion volume were significant predictors of long-term worsening information processing speed (IPS) in patients with multiple sclerosis...

Origin of a Deadly Brain Cancer Identified

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Summary: Researchers have identified a cancer-causing mutation in the PDGFRA gene that drives cell mutation and growth when activated. The findings have implications for the treatment...

New Case Definition Proposed for Acute Fulminant Cerebral Edema in Children

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Study researchers proposed a case definition for acute fulminant cerebral edema (AFCE) based on a clinical profile of patients from the California Encephalitis Project (CEP), according...

Remote Ischemic Post-Conditioning With IVT May Improve Acute Ischemic Stroke Recovery

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Repeated remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) combined with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) can promote nerve function recovery and improve prognosis in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to...

Misperception of Sleep Quality Is Common in Patients With Insomnia

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People with insomnia frequently misperceive how much and how well they sleep each night, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Data is...

Coronavirus and Tourette Syndrome – Tourette Association of America

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The coronavirus pandemic has certainly caused 2020 to become one of the most challenging years many of us have ever experienced. We, in the Tourette community,...

Low self-worth and no motivation? Check your dopamine

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When a person has low self-esteem, low motivation, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and is prone to temperamental outbursts, it’s common to pin that on some...

Late-Onset Epilepsy Associated With Increased Risk for Subsequent Stroke

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People who are diagnosed with late-onset epilepsy (LOE) at age 30 years or older have a significantly increased risk for future stroke, a study in Epilepsy...

International Headache Society Position Statement on Health Technology Assessment for Migraine

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The first Health Technology Assessment for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Attacks and Prevention has been published in Cephalalgia by the Clinical Trials Subcommittee of the...

The 7 most hazardous occupations to the nervous system – The Neurology Lounge

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A critical part of history taking in medicine is establishing the occupation of the patient. This is because occupational activities and work place exposures are often...

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Delivered by Smartphone App Acceptable for Migraine

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A smartphone application (app) delivering guided progressive muscle relaxation was an acceptable form of therapy for migraine and was associated with small to moderate declines in...

Using Sleep EEG to Root Out Dementia

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As we age, our brain changes in predictable ways.MRI studies have, for years now, consistently been used to establish a person’s brain age. When someone’s brain...

Galcanezumab May Improve Quality of Life in Episodic and Chronic Migraine

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Migraine substantially impacts patients’ daily activity and quality of life (QoL), suggesting the assessments of these domains should be incorporated into treatment approaches as well as...

Genetic Variants Linked to Lacunar Stroke and White Matter Hyperintensity

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A dozen loci were found to be associated with lacunar stroke during a pooled genome-wide association study (GWAS), according to study results published in The Lancet...

Provider Confusion Often the Cause of Patient Access Rights Violations

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Significant changes are occurring in the enforcement of patients’ access rights to their health information in a reasonable timeline. On February 12, 2021, the Office for...

Meningeal Lymphatic Drainage May Help Improve Alzheimer Disease Outcomes

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Modulation of meningeal lymphatic function may positively influence the outcome of immunotherapy for Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a recent study. Passive immunotherapy is emerging as...

Significant Negative Association Between Educational Attainment and Depression Among Children

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Lower educational attainment among children and adolescents was associated with symptoms of depression. These findings, from a systematic review and meta-analysis, were published in the Journal...

Why People Make Healthy Claims but Indulge in Unhealthy Behaviors

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Summary: When asked questions about sensitive behaviors, such as alcohol consumption or over-eating, people tend to respond in ways they consider socially correct while downplaying their...

Steroids Not Indicated for Every Patient with MS-Related Optic Neuritis

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Despite its side effects, intravenous methylprednisolone is still used by many ophthalmologists and neurologists to treat multiple sclerosis (MS)-related demyelinating optic neuritis, according to researchers. However,...

Patients with MS and Depression During Pregnancy Have Prolonged Depressive Symptoms

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Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who experience depression onset during pregnancy had more prolonged depressive symptoms, often lasting into the postpartum period, according to an editorial...

The Appropriate Diagnostic Category of Sleep-Related Dissociative Disorders

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Sleep-related dissociative disorders (SRDD) should be included in the field of sleep medicine and should be represented in the parasomnias section, according to study results published...

Certain Sleep Disorders Associated With Lower Gray Matter Volume

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Cortical arousal, a component of sleep apnea, is associated with lower grey matter volume in the left frontal pole, a new study in the Sleep journal...

Predicting Epilepsy From Neural Network Models

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Summary: An innovative new model helps predict how damaging conditions in the brain can be triggered by complex dynamics in branching neural networks.Source: SpringerWithin the staggeringly...

Early Coagulopathy Increases Mortality Risk in Children With TBI

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Early coagulopathy increases the risk of mortality and poor functional outcomes in both adults and children with traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to study results published...

Leuprolide Acetate: Potential Treatment for Alzheimer Disease in Women

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In the United States, Alzheimer disease (AD) is among the top 10 leading causes of mortality. In 2014, approximately 5 million Americans had AD, a statistic...

A Conversation About Racial Disparities in Health Care With Dr Scharles Konadu

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A Conversation About Racial Inequities in Health Care With Dr Scharles Konadu Scharles Konadu, MD, is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Gastroenterology Specialty...

Lowest Optimal Cutoffs to Predict Future â-Amyloid Accumulation and Cognitive Decline

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Researchers have identified the lowest optimal cutoff values for detecting â-amyloid (Aâ) accumulation as assessed by positron emission tomography (PET), with these cutoff values offering sufficient...

Fluid Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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There are substantial practice variations in fluid management in patients with traumatic brain injury in the intensive care unit (ICU), with a new study published in...

Aggressive Policing as a Public Health Issue

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The medical field has paid increased attention to the negative health impacts of systemic racism, discrimination, poverty, and other societal forces that are known to cause...

Index for Multiple Chronic Conditions Predicts Post-Stroke Outcomes

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A new index for multiple chronic conditions (MCC) was effective for predicting post-stroke functional outcomes and disability/dependency in patients with ischemic stroke, according to study results...

SARS_CoV_2 Can Infect Neurons and Damage Brain Tissue

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Summary: SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can directly enter the nervous system. The virus can infect the brain, causing alterations in blood vessels and directly...

Childhood TBI Causes Widespread and Persistent White Matter Disruption

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Following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (msTBI) in children, white matter disruption was widespread, persistent, and impacted by demographic and clinical factors, according to study...

The Preferred Jobs of Serial Killers and Psychopaths

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Summary: Researchers investigate why people with psychopathic traits, and those who engage in acts of mass killing, tend to gravitate to certain careers.Source: The ConversationThe startling...

Teen depression explodes along with smart phone use

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Although depression continues to rise among the population as a whole, it is rising most dramatically among teens, and smart phones may be largely to blame....

Examining the Links Between Migraine and Major Depressive Disorder

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Patients with migraine headaches are at greater risk for major depressive disorder (MDD), and a recent review published in Cureus suggests that the strong relationship between...

Brain Injury Biomarkers Associated With Outcomes of Premature Infants

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High levels of neurofilament light (NfL), a brain injury biomarker, during the first weeks of postnatal life are associated with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and Bayley...

Preeclampsia May Be a Risk Factor for Later-Life Stroke

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After adjusting for time-varying covariates, preeclampsia may be an independent risk factor for later-life stroke in women who have had 1 or more pregnancies, according to...

How to Supplement Neurology Income with VA Work

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Todd Barnes knows the business of neurology. With an MBA and more than 20 years of experience he has become an expert in navigating the financial...

HIPAA Needs to Keep Up With Information Technology

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Major updates with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule are expected in the coming months, and many stakeholders are hoping for some...

New Children’s Book Helps Kids Prepare for EEGs

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Linda Wilder hadn’t been an EEG technologist long when she saw a need to help children prepare for neurodiagnostic exams.Her new book, Catch Brainwaves That ZOOM:...

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