Investigators sought to determine how prevalent and severe intractable nausea, vomiting, or hiccups are in patients with AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD.
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.
Systemic vascular health measured as a composite of recent cardiovascular and metabolic chronic conditions was associated with medial temporal lobe thinning, widespread cerebral hypoperfusion, and poor microstructural integrity.
Investigators sought to determine whether rituximab would have long-term effects on total and specific immunoglobulins in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.
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.
Investigators examined neuropsychological outcomes of children who survived pediatric cardiac arrest.
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.
A recent study supports the use of the long exercise test to diagnose periodic paralysis.
Investigators examine the association between LAD and vascular brain injury on brain MRI.
Investigators reviewed a case study of 2 brothers with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukoencephalopathy to learn more about this rare disease.
Neurology Advisor spoke with Jacob Levitt, MD, for his unique medical and patient perspectives on PP.
Clinicians and public health practitioners should advise expectant parents on ways to prevent childhood lead exposure.
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.
In this retrospective cohort study, birth at earlier gestational age (GA) was associated with worse survival rates and increased hospitalization rates in the first 10 years of life, with respiratory diagnoses being the most common reason for admission.
More than one-third of pediatric patient safety reports in 2012 to 2017 that were related to electronic health record use were attributed to usability issues.
The antiviral agent fluoxetine is well tolerated but is not effective for patients with proven or presumptive enterovirus D68-associated acute flaccid myelitis.
Pediatric MS is predominantly inflammatory in nature, with a presentation that is similar to a number of other conditions.
The announcement comes in the wake of results from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey which showed a 78% increase in current e-cigarette use among high school students from 2017 to 2018.
The FDA has issued a safety communication regarding the risks associated with implanted pumps for intrathecal administration of pain medications.
The authors found that the compounds known as phenylindanes inhibited the aggregation of the amyloidgenic proteins beta-amyloid and tau.
Nusinersen, an antisense oligonucleotide that increases functional SMN protein production from SMN2, was clinically effective for improving motor function.
The designation was granted to Revive Therapeutics, a company that specializes in cannabis-based pharmaceuticals.
This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.
The new software enables patients to fine-tune the power level and modify programs that were pre-programmed by their clinician to control pain.
Abstaining from cannabis is associated with improvements in memory and verbal learning in adolescents and young adults.
The results highlight the importance of evaluating and monitoring cognitive function in individuals with recent critical illness or major infections, especially if they are already at risk for dementia.
The new guidelines will facilitate the design and development of clinical trials to test new therapies to minimize the burden of neurologic disability produced by neurosarcoidosis.
Higher serum cortisol level is associated with lower brain volumes and impaired memory in asymptomatic younger to middle-aged adults.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
The patient's past medical history was significant for CKD on nightly peritoneal dialysis, T2D mellitus, peripheral neuropathy, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypertension, and chronic pain.
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