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Fungal Infections of the CNS: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches

Fungal Infections of the CNS: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches

While immunocompromised patients are the most susceptible to CNS fungal infections, they can also occur in immunocompetent patients undergoing invasive procedures such as neurosurgery and in patients exposed to contaminated devices or drugs.

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Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure

Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure

People who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging than those who feel their age or older than their age.

Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life

Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life

Advance care planning in frail older adults does not increase patient activation or quality of life.

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Angelman Syndrome Treatment

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Angelman Syndrome Treatment

Delay or lack of speech, seizures, and walking/balance disorders are some of the symptoms associated with AS.

Anti-CD47 Antibody Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Multiple Myeloma

Anti-CD47 Antibody Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Multiple Myeloma

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to Surface Oncology's lead investigational candidate SRF231, a potential treatment for patients with multiple myeloma.

FDA: Individual Blood Donations No Longer Need to Be Tested for Zika Virus

FDA: Individual Blood Donations No Longer Need to Be Tested for Zika Virus

Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus.

Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain

Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain

Anticonvulsant drugs are ineffective for chronic low back pain and can cause harm, despite a recent increase in prescribing.

Drug Used for Reversal of Neuromuscular Block Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Drug Used for Reversal of Neuromuscular Block Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection, a cholinesterase inhibitor, is indicated to reverse the effects of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockers after surgery.

Menkes Disease Treatment Granted Fast Track Status by FDA

Menkes Disease Treatment Granted Fast Track Status by FDA

CUTX-101, a subcutaneous injectable formulation of copper histidinate, is designed to supplement blood and brain copper levels in patients with Menkes disease.

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread the Zika virus.

Cannabis Use Linked to Psychosis Symptoms in Adolescents

Cannabis Use Linked to Psychosis Symptoms in Adolescents

Cannabis use is associated with psychosis symptoms during adolescence.

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