General Neurology

Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults

Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults

Hospitalization is associated with lower white matter integrity among older adults.

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Two bills that allow US pharmacists to disclose drug prices to customers to help them save money are expected to be signed today by President Donald Trump.

Popular Heroin Inhalation Method Tied to Leukoencephalopathy

Popular Heroin Inhalation Method Tied to Leukoencephalopathy

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"Chasing the dragon" is an increasingly popular method of heroin inhalation among drug users.

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

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Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

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Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

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The new guidelines place a substantial emphasis on the importance of introducing high-quality rehabilitation early in these patients.

Thoughts on Brain Death: The Last Time I Felt Like a Healer

Thoughts on Brain Death: The Last Time I Felt Like a Healer

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Finding the balance of empathy and professionalism is a skill that not enough of us recognize as essential, and even fewer seek to teach.

Glial Cell Therapy Gets FDA's Orphan Drug Designation for Transverse Myelitis

Glial Cell Therapy Gets FDA's Orphan Drug Designation for Transverse Myelitis

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The Company has obtained Investigational New Drug clearance for Phase 1/2a trials of Q-Cells in both TM and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Chiari Malformation: Wading Through the Confusion

Chiari Malformation: Wading Through the Confusion

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Meta-analyses are only as good as the quality of the primary data, which is mostly low to medium evidence in the case of Chiari malformation.

AANEM 2018: Key Programming on Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

AANEM 2018: Key Programming on Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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The 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting is taking place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Brain Death: The Art of Explaining Ambiguity

Brain Death: The Art of Explaining Ambiguity

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Attempting to engage on an intellectual level about the heady concept of brain death while in the throes of bereavement can often lead to mistrust and confusion.

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. .

Positive Results for Soliris in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Trial

Positive Results for Soliris in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Trial

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In the PREVENT study, the safety and efficacy of Soliris was compared to placebo in patients with AQP4 auto antibody-positive NMOSD (N=143).

Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average

Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average

On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost, according to a report from The Moran Company, commissioned by the PhRMA.

Prevalence of Autoimmune Encephalitis in Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Explored

Prevalence of Autoimmune Encephalitis in Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Explored

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A significant risk factor for autoimmune encephalitis was antibody detection within a 3-week period of herpes simplex encephalitis.

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

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Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

Prices for drugs under shortage increase more than twice as quickly as expected in the absence of a shortage.

Optimization of cardiovascular health metrics associated with better cerebrovascular structure and function in young adults

In this cross-sectional study, young adults with a greater number of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors at recommended levels was associated with higher cerebral vessel density and caliber and higher cerebral blood flow.

Updated Contraindications, Dosing for Gaucher Disease Treatment Cerdelga

Updated Contraindications, Dosing for Gaucher Disease Treatment Cerdelga

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Cerdelga is indicated for the long-term treatment of adult patients with Gaucher disease type 1 who are CYP2D6 extensive metabolizers, intermediate metabolizers, or poor metabolizers as detected by an FDA-cleared test.

Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns

Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns

Formal mindfulness-based stress reduction appears to be both feasible and acceptable to surgical interns.

Decline of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Mortality Linked With Increased Vaccinations

Decline of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Mortality Linked With Increased Vaccinations

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Age-specific mortality from subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, the neurodegenerative disease caused by the measles virus, is reflective of changes in measles age distributions, and the condition could disappear in the United States if measles vaccination rates remain high.

Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified

Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified

Diabetes and smoking are vascular risk factors associated with hippocampal calcification in older patients with memory issues.

Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money

Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money

Promoting generic substitution and therapeutic interchange can save money compared with spending on brand-name combination medications.

Doctors' Intuition Linked to Number of Imaging Tests Ordered

Doctors' Intuition Linked to Number of Imaging Tests Ordered

Doctors' intuition plays a role in determining how many imaging tests are ordered for a patient.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Aortic Stiffness Linked to Worse Cerebral Hemodynamics in Older Adults

Aortic Stiffness Linked to Worse Cerebral Hemodynamics in Older Adults

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The investigators sought to explore how aortic stiffening is linked to resting cerebral blood flow and cerebrovascular reactivity in older adults.

Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education

Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education

Surgical residents feel strongly that personal financial education should be offered during medical training.

Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients

Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients

Patients report that doctors are routinely not discussing known risk factors for common causes of death.

DEA Proposal Will Significantly Cut Opioid Manufacturing in 2019

DEA Proposal Will Significantly Cut Opioid Manufacturing in 2019

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Last year, the DEA proposed a 20% reduction in the manufacturing of controlled substances for 2018 compared to 2017.

Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The Environmental Protection Agency must remove the pesticide chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days, a federal appeals court ordered yesterday.

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