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Brain Health in Contact Sports: Putting It All on the Line

Brain Health in Contact Sports: Putting It All on the Line

For adolescents, contact sports increase the risk of brain health complications.

Expert Analysis: Tenecteplase Yet to Prove Itself vs Alteplase

Expert Analysis: Tenecteplase Yet to Prove Itself vs Alteplase

Despite disappointing results, tenecteplase's story in stroke treatment might not be over.

Patient Advocacy Groups and Conflict of Interest: Should You Be Wary?

Patient Advocacy Groups and Conflict of Interest: Should You Be Wary?

A survey showed 67.3% of patient advocacy organizations received industry funding, while 11.9% received more than half of their funding from industry.

Beyond Solanezumab: Q&A With Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD

Beyond Solanezumab: Q&A With Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD

Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD, discusses the implications of Eli Lilly's failed solanezumab trial on the future of Alzheimer's disease research.

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her choice to opt out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Pushing the Limits of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Recent research found benefits in outcome outweighed any increase in hemorrhagic complications in patients with large infarcts.

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Glyburide Promising for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Although the study did not demonstrate efficacy of glyburide, differences were seen in the amount midline shift at 3-4 days.

Is It Time to Reconsider Therapeutic Coma for Refractory SE?

Is It Time to Reconsider Therapeutic Coma for Refractory SE?

Key opinion leaders weigh in given recent findings that increased use of therapeutic coma in status epilepticus may not be linked with improved outcomes.

Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

The greatest hurdle in developing effective treatments for TBI lies in the varied and dynamic pathophysiology and incomplete understanding of factors leading to poor outcome.

HIPAA Compliance: Should You Encrypt Patient Health Information?

HIPAA Compliance: Should You Encrypt Patient Health Information?

HIPAA doesn't require providers to encrypt devices or electronic information, but one could say it is strongly encouraged.

Guideline Update: Management of Recurrent Stroke With Patent Foramen Ovale

Guideline Update: Management of Recurrent Stroke With Patent Foramen Ovale

Despite 3 large randomized trials and updated guidelines, the question of PFO closure remains a complex entity.

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

Huma Sheikh, MD, discusses some of her top picks from presentations made at the 2016 AHS annual meeting.

Blood Pressure Management Is Only Part of the Story in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Blood Pressure Management Is Only Part of the Story in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

A joint medical and surgical approach may ensure the best outcome.

Should Stroke Patients of Asian Descent Get Less tPA?

Should Stroke Patients of Asian Descent Get Less tPA?

The idea of low-dose tPA will likely not be abandoned despite recent findings.

More Choices of Antiplatelet Agents for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke

More Choices of Antiplatelet Agents for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke

Ticagrelor may have an opportunity to shine in patients already on aspirin or clopidogrel.

Is It Possible to Make Football Safer?

Is It Possible to Make Football Safer?

Changing the stigma around and frequency of injury in football requires a collaborative, educational effort involving all stakeholders.

Hot Topics in Stroke With Advisory Board Member Albert Favate, MD

Hot Topics in Stroke With Advisory Board Member Albert Favate, MD

Dr Albert Favate addresses some of the hottest topics concerning stroke care and patient management.

What Neurologists Should Know About Concussion, the Film

What Neurologists Should Know About Concussion, the Film

Dr Conidi discusses some of the major points addressed in the blockbuster film that could impact clinical practice.

What to Expect at the 2015 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

What to Expect at the 2015 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

Ruben Kuzniecky, MD, outlines what to expect at this year's American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting.

Developments in Interventional Stroke Treatment

Developments in Interventional Stroke Treatment

Interventional stroke treatment continues to rapidly evolve as health care providers implement new protocols to ensure more rapid, successful treatment.

Rethinking Concussion Assessment: Advances in Brain Network Activation

Rethinking Concussion Assessment: Advances in Brain Network Activation

Technology called Brain Network Activation allows health care professionals to evaluate brain network function after traumatic brain injury and during recovery.

Time is Brain: Variations in Acute Stroke Care are Harmful

Time is Brain: Variations in Acute Stroke Care are Harmful

New recommendations for the treatment of acute stroke put emergency physicians and neurology stroke specialists at odds.

Advancements in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

Advancements in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

The ongoing INTREPID clinical trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Vercise™ DBS System.

The Argument Against ICD-10 Implementation

The Argument Against ICD-10 Implementation

Steven Croft, MD, lays down his reasons why ICD-10 will do more bad than good for physician and patient communities.

Highlights from AHS 2015: cGRP, Neuroimaging Pique Interest

Highlights from AHS 2015: cGRP, Neuroimaging Pique Interest

The meeting was abuzz with excitement about a new potential treatment targeted directly at migraines.

What to Look Forward to at the American Headache Society Scientific Meeting

What to Look Forward to at the American Headache Society Scientific Meeting

Huma U. Sheikh, MD, shares her thoughts on sessions of interest from the upcoming AHS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Altering Time for Alzheimer's: The Hebrew Home's RiverSpring at Night Program

Altering Time for Alzheimer's: The Hebrew Home's RiverSpring at Night Program

The RiverSpring at Night program accommodates the altered sleep cycles of Alzheimer's dementia patients with a drug-free approach to nighttime activities and comprehensive care.

Autism Awareness: Perspectives from a Researcher and Parent

Autism Awareness: Perspectives from a Researcher and Parent

Michael Ronemus, PhD, was forced to step out from behind the microscope when his own son was diagnosed with autism.

Report on Opioids During Pregnancy Harms Pain Community

Report on Opioids During Pregnancy Harms Pain Community

Lynn Webster, MD, calls out media reports on a new study that claims opioid use during pregnancy may be harmful to infants.

Providing Epilepsy Care to Patients in Need: Project ECHO

Providing Epilepsy Care to Patients in Need: Project ECHO

A multidisciplinary team of providers come together to address epilepsy cases of patients with limited access to care.

Concussion Detection: The Most Serious Decision in Sports?

Concussion Detection: The Most Serious Decision in Sports?

All too often, physicians, coaches, and athletes are swayed into making a quick conclusion about concussion risk after a hard hit.

Can People Be Predisposed to Insomnia?

Can People Be Predisposed to Insomnia?

Results of a twin study showed that insomnia was moderately heritable, but in childhood, it was thought to be a result of behavior.

Building the Imaging Dataset for the Human Connectome Project

Building the Imaging Dataset for the Human Connectome Project

Kamil Ugurbil, PhD, is leading the monumental 5-year Human Connectome brain imaging project that's making use of 7T MRI technology.

The Changing Landscape of Asperger Syndrome

The Changing Landscape of Asperger Syndrome

Changes made to autism spectrum disorders in DSM-5 have implications for how Asperger's is diagnosed and treated.

MR CLEAN: Clearing a New Path for Stroke Treatment

MR CLEAN: Clearing a New Path for Stroke Treatment

The long-awaited results of the MR CLEAN trial are sure to affect the future of acute stroke treatment.

Bias Against Pharma-Funding Research is Detrimental

Bias Against Pharma-Funding Research is Detrimental

Prejudice against pharma-funded research could have an ill effect on the health-care industry.

The Search for Genes that Cause Autism

The Search for Genes that Cause Autism

The latest genetic theory suggests autism's sporadic nature might be due to de novo mutations arising in the parental germline.

Human Connectome Imaging Advances Could Improve Neurological Care

Human Connectome Imaging Advances Could Improve Neurological Care

More powerful MRI helps researchers map brain fiber pathways to better understand diseases like Alzheimer's, autism, MS, and TBI.

Incorporating Wellness Interventions in Your Practice

Incorporating Wellness Interventions in Your Practice

Emphasizing the importance of exercise, good nutrition and meditation as treatment adjuncts can benefit patient outcomes.

Robin Williams and Missed Signs of Lewy Body Dementia

Robin Williams and Missed Signs of Lewy Body Dementia

Williams' suicide emphasizes the importance of support for patients with Lewy Body Dementia and their families.

Brittany Maynard's 'Death with Dignity' Poses Challenge to Hippocratic Oath

Brittany Maynard's 'Death with Dignity' Poses Challenge to Hippocratic Oath

Brittany Maynard's physician-assisted suicide has reignited the "death with dignity" debate that challenges the ethical standards of the medical profession.

Untreated ADHD May Manifest as Other Health Problems

Untreated ADHD May Manifest as Other Health Problems

ADHD is often found in patients complaining of other illnesses, yet the former often goes untreated in those circumstances.

Hypnotherapy as a Natural Treatment of Insomnia

Hypnotherapy as a Natural Treatment of Insomnia

Hypnotic suggestion nearly doubled slow wave sleep in suggestible females, researchers found.

The Importance of Early Screening for Speech Delay

The Importance of Early Screening for Speech Delay

Screening for speech deficiencies at each visit can identify potential delays and target interventions to achieve milestones.

Consider Nocturnal Seizures as a Parasomnia Differential

Consider Nocturnal Seizures as a Parasomnia Differential

Nocturnal seizures can easily be confused with parasomnias, including confusional arousals, cataplexy and REM sleep-behavior disorder.

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