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Fungal Infections of the CNS: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches

Fungal Infections of the CNS: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches

While immunocompromised patients are the most susceptible to CNS fungal infections, they can also occur in immunocompetent patients undergoing invasive procedures such as neurosurgery and in patients exposed to contaminated devices or drugs.

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Possible Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects With Certain HIV Meds

Possible Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects With Certain HIV Meds

The Agency has received reports of serious neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord in babies born to women who received dolutegravir for HIV treatment.

FDA: New Med Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

FDA: New Med Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

These Medication Guides should be provided the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection at an MRI center; hospital patients are not required to receive a Medication Guide.

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Evidence on whether the implementation of prescription drug monitory programs increases or decreases opioid-related overdoses was found to be "largely insufficient".

Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

Lightning, which can result in strong electromagnetic fields, can interfere with deep brain stimulation devices.

Ventriculomegaly, Polymicrogyria Predict Epilepsy Risk Among Pediatric Patients With Cytomegalovirus Infections

Ventriculomegaly, Polymicrogyria Predict Epilepsy Risk Among Pediatric Patients With Cytomegalovirus Infections

Investigators retrospectively reviewed the patients' medical records and MRI images and assessed the associations between the MRI findings and neurologic outcomes, specifically neurodevelopmental achievement, epilepsy, and sensorineural hearing loss.

Negative Fateful Life Events Linked to Advanced Brain Aging

Negative Fateful Life Events Linked to Advanced Brain Aging

Negative fateful life events in midlife are associated with advanced predicted brain aging.

Atraumatic Needles Reduce Headache Incidence Following Lumbar Puncture

Atraumatic Needles Reduce Headache Incidence Following Lumbar Puncture

Investigators assessed the impact of atraumatic vs conventional needles on patient outcomes after lumbar puncture.

Later Natural Menopause Can Benefit Future Verbal Memory

Later Natural Menopause Can Benefit Future Verbal Memory

Women who have a later natural menopause maintain a small benefit in verbal memory compared with women with earlier menopause.

Untrimmed Toenails: A Marker of Functional Status in Older Patients?

Untrimmed Toenails: A Marker of Functional Status in Older Patients?

For older patients, toenail length can provide important insight into a patient's functional status.

Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors

Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors

Noting that aging humans are thought to exhibit waning neurogenesis and exercise-induced angiogenesis, researchers examined whole-autopsy hippocampi from healthy humans.

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