General Neurology

Zika Virus Associated With High Risk for Neurologic Complications in Adults

Zika Virus Associated With High Risk for Neurologic Complications in Adults

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Rates of neurologic complications increased in the months after the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets May Benefit Cognition in Black Patients

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets May Benefit Cognition in Black Patients

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Findings from this trial challenge current recommended systolic blood pressure targets for older adults.

No Association Between Cardiovascular Drugs and Cognitive Impairment

No Association Between Cardiovascular Drugs and Cognitive Impairment

There is no association between use of cardiovascular medication and cognitive impairment in older adults.

No Neurologic Benefit for Longer Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

No Neurologic Benefit for Longer Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

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Further research in a larger cohort may be required to detect any changes in treatment effect in this patient group.

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Weak Immune System

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Weak Immune System

The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women because of their already dampened immune system.

KCNB1 Mutations Associated With Variable Neurodevelopmental Disorder Phenotypes

KCNB1 Mutations Associated With Variable Neurodevelopmental Disorder Phenotypes

De novo KCNB1 missense and loss-of-function variants are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Low Quality Evidence Plagues FDA Modifications of High Risk Devices

Low Quality Evidence Plagues FDA Modifications of High Risk Devices

Many studies that support the FDA's approval of medical device modifications are not controlled.

Swallowing Exercise May Improve Chronic Dysphagia

Swallowing Exercise May Improve Chronic Dysphagia

A swallowing exercise program may help long term head and neck cancer survivors with chronic dysphagia.

Hippocampal Plasticity Impacted by Video Game Genre

Hippocampal Plasticity Impacted by Video Game Genre

Video games affect the hippocampus based on the navigation strategy employed.

Deletion, Duplication at 16p11.2 Linked to Neuroanatomic Anomalies

Deletion, Duplication at 16p11.2 Linked to Neuroanatomic Anomalies

Carriers of a deletion or duplication at 16p11.2 have neuroanatomic abnormalities that are associated with cognitive and behavioral impairment.

Ketamine Update: Usage, Benefits, and Current Research

Ketamine Update: Usage, Benefits, and Current Research

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Ketamine was found to alleviate a number of pain-related conditions, and a number of clinical trials investigating its efficacy are ongoing.

Market Competition Influences Generic Drug Price

Market Competition Influences Generic Drug Price

The changes in price of generic drugs is being influenced by market competition levels.

 WHO Makes Revisions to Essential Medicines List

WHO Makes Revisions to Essential Medicines List

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WHO has updated its Essential Medicines List to include new recommendations for which drugs should be used in common infections and serious conditions.

Meningitis Vaccine Recalled

Meningitis Vaccine Recalled

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GlaxoSmithKline has recalled its Menveo vaccine.

Guided Exercise May Benefit Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Guided Exercise May Benefit Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Guided self-help exercise programs could help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Is Whole-Genome Sequencing Really Necessary?

Is Whole-Genome Sequencing Really Necessary?

Whole-genome sequencing reveals that some people are at risk for rare genetic diseases, however, the implications are still unknown.

FDA Makes Push to Improve Generic Drug Availability

FDA Makes Push to Improve Generic Drug Availability

The FDA will give priority reviews to new generic drugs until there are at least 3 on the market.

Are Mood Disorders Indicative of Premature Aging?

Are Mood Disorders Indicative of Premature Aging?

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Putative pathogensis insights have grown tremendously in the past 10 years.

Smartphone Use May Be Cutting Into Cognitive Capacity

Smartphone Use May Be Cutting Into Cognitive Capacity

Two experiments show presence of devices is associated with reduction in cognitive capacity

Zika Infection Evident in Placental, Fetal Tissue

Zika Infection Evident in Placental, Fetal Tissue

Colleagues analyzed results of tissue testing for pregnancy-related Zika infection in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Brain Inflammation Observed in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Brain Inflammation Observed in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Researchers found inflammation 32% higher in 6 brain regions that play a role in OCD.

Medication Errors, Falls Responsible for Adverse Events in Nursing Homes

Medication Errors, Falls Responsible for Adverse Events in Nursing Homes

The most serious adverse events were caused by medication errors, falls, or delayed or inappropriate intervention.

Age Impacts Likelihood of Discharge Against Medical Advice

Age Impacts Likelihood of Discharge Against Medical Advice

Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients.

Zika Virus Risk: The Latest Numbers

Zika Virus Risk: The Latest Numbers

Surveillance also spotted an increase in mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus and chikungunya virus.

Diabetes, Obesity Linked to Cortical Atrophy

Diabetes, Obesity Linked to Cortical Atrophy

The researchers found that global mean cortical thickness was lower in the overweight/obese T2DM group.

1 in 20 Pregnant Women With Zika Infection Have Children With Birth Defects

1 in 20 Pregnant Women With Zika Infection Have Children With Birth Defects

Zika-related birth defects might occur following Zika infection during any trimester of pregnancy.

Persons of Color Less Likely to See a Neurologist

Persons of Color Less Likely to See a Neurologist

Without access to outpatient care, individuals may face much higher medical costs.

Lead Tests May Have Inaccurate Results, FDA Warns

Lead Tests May Have Inaccurate Results, FDA Warns

The FDA has issued a warning regarding the accuracy of lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics.

Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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For survivors of nontraumatic cardiac arrest, brain injury becomes a major factor in disability and long-term survival.

Obesity Linked to Brain Function Abnormalities in Diabetics

Obesity Linked to Brain Function Abnormalities in Diabetics

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In addition to brain imaging, patients underwent cognitive tests to assess memory, executive function, and psychomotor speed.

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