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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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IV Fluid Specs Do Not Influence Neuro Outcomes in Kids w/DKA

IV Fluid Specs Do Not Influence Neuro Outcomes in Kids w/DKA

Neurologic outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis are similar regardless of the rate of administration or the NaCl content of intravenous fluids.

White Matter Hyperintensities in RCVS Vary Over Time

White Matter Hyperintensities in RCVS Vary Over Time

White matter hyperintense lesions in patients with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome change over time in a manner that parallels disease severity.

Should Genealogy Data Be Used for Criminal Justice Purposes?

Should Genealogy Data Be Used for Criminal Justice Purposes?

Informed consent, privacy, and justice concerns are 3 issues that should be addressed before the use of online genealogy data in criminal cases becomes widely adopted.

Accumulation of Brain Pathologies Linked to Reduced Activity in Older Adults

Accumulation of Brain Pathologies Linked to Reduced Activity in Older Adults

Brain autopsies of participants of the Rush Memory Aging project (n=428) were studied to identify the association between brain pathologies and total daily physical activity and mortality.

Lenti-D Gets Breakthrough Tx Designation for Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy

Lenti-D Gets Breakthrough Tx Designation for Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy

The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to Lenti-D for the treatment of patients with cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy.

Possible Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects With Certain HIV Meds

Possible Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects With Certain HIV Meds

The Agency has received reports of serious neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord in babies born to women who received dolutegravir for HIV treatment.

FDA: New Med Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

FDA: New Med Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

These Medication Guides should be provided the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection at an MRI center; hospital patients are not required to receive a Medication Guide.

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Evidence on whether the implementation of prescription drug monitory programs increases or decreases opioid-related overdoses was found to be "largely insufficient".

Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices

Lightning, which can result in strong electromagnetic fields, can interfere with deep brain stimulation devices.

Ventriculomegaly, Polymicrogyria Predict Epilepsy Risk Among Pediatric Patients With Cytomegalovirus Infections

Ventriculomegaly, Polymicrogyria Predict Epilepsy Risk Among Pediatric Patients With Cytomegalovirus Infections

Investigators retrospectively reviewed the patients' medical records and MRI images and assessed the associations between the MRI findings and neurologic outcomes, specifically neurodevelopmental achievement, epilepsy, and sensorineural hearing loss.

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