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Guidance for Antibiotic Use in Myasthenia Gravis

Guidance for Antibiotic Use in Myasthenia Gravis

As infection may also lead to worsening symptoms in patients with myasthenia gravis, clinicians must balance prompt and adequate treatment of infection with the risk that some antibiotics can aggravate the condition.

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Study Identifies Area Postrema Syndrome Identification Criteria in NMOSD

Study Identifies Area Postrema Syndrome Identification Criteria in NMOSD

Investigators sought to determine how prevalent and severe intractable nausea, vomiting, or hiccups are in patients with AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD.

Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Brain Infection, Death From  Balamuthia mandrillaris

Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Brain Infection, Death From Balamuthia mandrillaris

The use of tap water in a nasal-flushing Neti pot likely led to a Seattle woman's death from a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection.

Rituximab Effects in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders

Rituximab Effects in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders

Investigators sought to determine whether rituximab would have long-term effects on total and specific immunoglobulins in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.

Neuropsychological Deficits Common in Pediatric Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Neuropsychological Deficits Common in Pediatric Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Investigators examined neuropsychological outcomes of children who survived pediatric cardiac arrest.

CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018

CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018

The number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis in the United States this year appears to have peaked and is expected to decline for the remainder of 2018.

Assessing for Periodic Paralysis With Long Exercise Test Effective

Assessing for Periodic Paralysis With Long Exercise Test Effective

A recent study supports the use of the long exercise test to diagnose periodic paralysis.

Diagnosing Retinal Vasculopathy With Cerebral Leukoencephalopathy: Case Report

Diagnosing Retinal Vasculopathy With Cerebral Leukoencephalopathy: Case Report

Investigators reviewed a case study of 2 brothers with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukoencephalopathy to learn more about this rare disease.

Reducing Residential Lead Exposure May Lower Lead Blood Levels

Reducing Residential Lead Exposure May Lower Lead Blood Levels

Clinicians and public health practitioners should advise expectant parents on ways to prevent childhood lead exposure.

Access to In-Home Support Soon to Be Available for Seniors

Access to In-Home Support Soon to Be Available for Seniors

In-home services such as help with household chores and caregiver respite will be available to seniors with private Medicare Advantage plans in more than 20 states next year.

No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis

No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis

The antiviral agent fluoxetine is well tolerated but is not effective for patients with proven or presumptive enterovirus D68-associated acute flaccid myelitis.

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