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Ethical Considerations in New Coma Research

Ethical Considerations in New Coma Research

Research on therapies that may rouse a patient in a persistent vegetative state needs to include the ethical considerations of waking a patient in a state of incomplete recovery.

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CNS Abnormalities Common in Erdheim-Chester Disease

CNS Abnormalities Common in Erdheim-Chester Disease

Cognitive change, diplopia, dysarthria, dysphagia, focal sensory deficit, focal motor deficit, headache, and imbalance, were noted in 47% of the cohort.

Are Casual Observers Able to Accurately Localize Areas of Facial Paralysis?

Are Casual Observers Able to Accurately Localize Areas of Facial Paralysis?

Ability to identify facial paralysis increases with the severity of the condition.

US Will Produce Radioisotope for MRI, FDA Says

US Will Produce Radioisotope for MRI, FDA Says

The FDA announced the approval of the RadioGenix System.

Aging-Related Brain Changes No Different in HIV Positive, Negative

Aging-Related Brain Changes No Different in HIV Positive, Negative

HIV-positive patients with virological suppression did not have different rates of aging-relating cognitive decline compared with HIV-negative patients.

Fentanyl Use Associated With Amnesia: Case Report

Fentanyl Use Associated With Amnesia: Case Report

Another case of unusual amnestic syndrome that includes bilateral hippocampal lesions on MRI has been described.

FDA Reviewing NDA for Hereditary aTTR Amyloidosis Gene-Silencing Therapy

FDA Reviewing NDA for Hereditary aTTR Amyloidosis Gene-Silencing Therapy

The FDA has accepted Alnylam's New Drug Application for patisiran, and investigational drug for treating hereditary aTTR amyloidosis, for priority review.

Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects Saw Increase in 2016

Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects Saw Increase in 2016

In the second half of 2016, there was an increase in the number of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection.

Zika Vaccine Fast-Tracked by FDA

Zika Vaccine Fast-Tracked by FDA

TAK-426, and investigational drug for Zika virus, has been granted Fast Track desgination by the FDA.

Hepatitis C Drug May Treat Zika Virus

Hepatitis C Drug May Treat Zika Virus

The HCV treatment, sofosbuvir was found to be effective in treating the Zika virus.

Spastic Arm Paralysis Improved With C7 Nerve Transfer

Spastic Arm Paralysis Improved With C7 Nerve Transfer

Patients who underwent C7 nerve transfer and rehabilitation experienced better functional improvement than those who underwent rehabilitation alone.

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