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Exercise and Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease Exercise and Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
This study suggests that exercise may be effective in preserving the cognitive health of older adults at risk of or who have Alzheimer disease, with aerobic exercise providing the most benefit.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Girl With Rare Disease Races Time Via Virtual Tech Girl With Rare Disease Races Time Via Virtual Tech
Pediatric brain disease patients the latest to gather data for clinical trails from the comfort of their own home.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can Marijuana Be the Answer for Pain? Can Marijuana Be the Answer for Pain?
Could marijuana be the next pain reliever of choice?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Bedside Test to Differentiate Dementias? A Bedside Test to Differentiate Dementias?
From the AAN Annual Meeting, Medscape speaks with Dr Aman Deep about his research into differentiating two forms of dementia.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

A Round-Up of Seven New Neurology Studies A Round-Up of Seven New Neurology Studies
Dr Diener reports on a wide range of studies in neurology and critical care medicine published in February and March, 2018.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Linear Link for Physical Activity, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- There is a linear correlation for physical activity (PA) with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study published online April 23 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery& Psychiatry. Anne E. Visser,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Cuts Seizure Severity, Frequency in Resistant Epilepsy Cannabidiol Cuts Seizure Severity, Frequency in Resistant Epilepsy
One of the main components of cannabis, cannabidiol, decreased seizure frequency by 50% to 60% in children and adults with treatment-refractory epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Outcomes and Costs in Revision Cervical Spine Surgery Outcomes and Costs in Revision Cervical Spine Surgery
What do we know about revision cervical spine surgery in terms of costs and outcome measures?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

New AAN Guidelines Advocate Early MS Treatment New AAN Guidelines Advocate Early MS Treatment
New guidelines update guidance on starting, switching, and stopping disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis and recommend an earlier, rather than later, start to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACHIEVE I: Ubrogepant Meets Endpoints for Acute Migraine ACHIEVE I: Ubrogepant Meets Endpoints for Acute Migraine
Phase 3 trial results show that two doses of oral ubrogepant, a novel CGRP-targeting medication, met the primary endpoints of decreasing acute migraine pain and symptoms compared with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Oral Drug Increases SMN Protein in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Oral Drug Increases SMN Protein in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Preliminary results of the FIREFISH study show a 6.5-fold increase in a protein that's diminished in babies with spinal muscular atrophy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is'Blue Light' Really That Bad for Us? Is'Blue Light' Really That Bad for Us?
Marketers tell us that blocking blue light can improve our sleep and neurologic function. But what do the data show?Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

Serial Mini-Concussions: Does the Brain Compensate? Serial Mini-Concussions: Does the Brain Compensate?
Researchers make a call on cumulative subconcussive impacts by comparing college football players to cross-country runners and nonathletes in a functional MRI and oculomotor performance study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Electrocortical Response to Monetary and Social Reward Electrocortical Response to Monetary and Social Reward
Is a common neural system involved in the generation of electrocortical responses to monetary and social reward?Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’
The US researcher – and sci-fi author – on how brain implants will drive the next turning point in human evolutionDr Eric C Leuthardt, 45, is a neurosurgeon at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the co-founder of NeuroLutions, a research laboratory developing directinterfaces between mind and computer. Leuthardt is pioneering the use of electrical brain implants to help restore motor function to the paralysed limbs of stroke victims. He is also helping to develop electrode systems that can directly decode the unspoken “inner voice” of the mind, and use it to direct external action; for ex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Neuroscience Medical research Ethics Health Technology Biology Source Type: news

Wearable Wrist Device Relieves Symptoms in Essential Tremor Wearable Wrist Device Relieves Symptoms in Essential Tremor
Noninvasive peripheral nerve stimulation is safe and effective in reducing tremors in patients with essential tremor, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brainlab releases VersaHD high-res planning algorithm
Brainlab said today it launched a new high-res planning algorithm within its Brainlab Elements software to improve radiation dose conformity for treating brain tumors, and added that the algorithm is a result of its strategic collaboration Elekta (STO:EKTA B). The Munich-based company’s Elements system operates with Elekta’s Agility multileaf collimator to compensate for the width of selected leaves and allow for better conformation to tumor shapes, and to reduce radiation dosing to organs at risk. The new algorithm in the Elements software allows support of virtual leaf width capability with Agility on th...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Radiosurgery Software / IT Brainlab Elekta Source Type: news

MRI Reveals Brain Differences in Children With ADHD MRI Reveals Brain Differences in Children With ADHD
Cerebral morphometric alterations discriminate between children with and without ADHD against a control group.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

tPA in Stroke:'The Facts Are Clear'tPA in Stroke:'The Facts Are Clear '
Thrombolytic treatment for stroke remains controversial among specialties. Here, a neurologist argues for its use.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Medical Groups
Medical groups surveyed for this list have offices in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer or Yolo counties. Not all groups surveyed responded to inquiries. Among them were Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Medical Group, which ranked No. 10 in 2015, the last time our medical group list was published; Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants Medical Group, which ranked No. 11; and Capital Neurological Surgeons, which ranked No. 18. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Headache in Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Headache in Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Headaches associated with SAH may present differently than non-SAH headaches with characteristics such as meningismus and a"stabbing" quality.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Frailty Index as a Predictor of Mortality Frailty Index as a Predictor of Mortality
Research confirms that frailty measured by the Frailty index is a significant predictor of mortality.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Panel Unanimously Backs Cannabis Drug for Severe Epilepsy FDA Panel Unanimously Backs Cannabis Drug for Severe Epilepsy
An FDA advisory committee has voted to support approval of a formulation of cannabidiol as an adjunctive treatment for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age or older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ambulatory 24-Hour BP Monitoring Best Predicts Mortality Ambulatory 24-Hour BP Monitoring Best Predicts Mortality
The largest study ever conducted of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring shows 24-hour measures predict mortality much better than do office measurements and should now be routine, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns
Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Glasgow Coma Scale Gets an Eye-Opening Update Glasgow Coma Scale Gets an Eye-Opening Update
Researchers have found that adding pupil response to the scale more accurately predicts prognosis after TBI, including the likelihood of death, than either measure alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Erenumab Prevents Episodic Migraine in Refractory Patients Erenumab Prevents Episodic Migraine in Refractory Patients
The new phase 3b LIBERTY trial shows erenumab was safe and effective in patients with episodic migraine refractory to at least two previous preventive treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain
For patients with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP), combining neuroscience education with cognition-targeted exercises is more effective than standard physiotherapy for reducing pain and disability and improving mental and physical functioning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What's Hot at AAN 2018? What's Hot at AAN 2018?
' Interaction and innovation'is the theme of this year's AAN Annual Meeting, says the vice chair of the meeting's science committee, who hints of other hot topics to be presented.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Meningiomas: Overview and New Directions in Therapy Meningiomas: Overview and New Directions in Therapy
This comprehensive review summarizes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetics, classification, and diagnosis of meningiomas. What are current and promising therapeutic options?Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mild TBI May Elevate Parkinson's Disease Risk Mild TBI May Elevate Parkinson's Disease Risk
Veterans diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury have a 56% increased risk for Parkinson's disease, a large retrospective cohort study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New brain tumor treatments being investigated at UAB
UAB Medicine is leading an initiative to study brain tumors in dogs, which may lead to further investigations to treat humans. The five-year, $2.6 million project project is funded by the Comparative Oncology Program of the National Cancer Institute. “Brain tumors in dogs and humans are remarkably similar,” said Renee Chambers, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UAB School of Medicine. “They share si milar rates of incidence and mortality, and they share similar symptoms such… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New brain tumor treatments being investigated at UAB
UAB Medicine is leading an initiative to study brain tumors in dogs, which may lead to further investigations to treat humans. The five-year, $2.6 million project project is funded by the Comparative Oncology Program of the National Cancer Institute. “Brain tumors in dogs and humans are remarkably similar,” said Renee Chambers, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UAB School of Medicine. “They share si milar rates of incidence and mortality, and they share similar symptoms such… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Cerebral Microbleeds Do Not Influence Response to BP Reduction in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Cerebral Microbleeds Do Not Influence Response to BP Reduction in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurologists Near the Bottom of the Pay Scale, But Still Happy Neurologists Near the Bottom of the Pay Scale, But Still Happy
With an average annual income of $244,000, most neurologists believe they are fairly compensated and are happy in their chosen profession.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neuroscience Education, Motor Control Training Ease Spinal Pain
Pain neuroscience education, targeted motor control training more effective for chronic spinal pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Opioid Overprescribing Down, but Still Room for Improvement Opioid Overprescribing Down, but Still Room for Improvement
Opioid prescribing rates dropped during a 5-year period. Nevertheless, these drugs continue to be overprescribed in high-risk patients, and naloxone coprescription is suboptimal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prolonged Sitting Tied to Brain Atrophy Prolonged Sitting Tied to Brain Atrophy
The beneficial effects of physical activity on brain health are well documented, but less is known about the impact of sedentary behavior on brain structures that involve memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Resection and Radiosurgery for Large Vestibular Schwannomas Resection and Radiosurgery for Large Vestibular Schwannomas
A combined approach of subtotal resection followed by stereotactic radiosurgery for large vestibular schwannoma is associated with good clinical and functional outcomes and tumor control.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cognitive Ageing and Alzheimer's Disease Cognitive Ageing and Alzheimer's Disease
What role does the cholinergic system, via direct neurotransmission or broader neuromodulatory influence, play in the Alzheimer's disease process?Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes for ACDF With and Without Anterior Plate Fixation Outcomes for ACDF With and Without Anterior Plate Fixation
What benefits might anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with anterior plate fixation offer over the non-plating approach?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Epilepsy Linked to Increased Death From Accidents, Suicide Epilepsy Linked to Increased Death From Accidents, Suicide
A new study focusing on unnatural deaths in people with epilepsy suggests that psychiatric disease and psychiatric medication make a significant contribution to these deaths.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Impact of depressed skull fracture surgery on outcome of head injury patients - Ahmad S, Afzal A, Rehman L, Javed F.
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes in surgically managed patients with depressed skull fractures and associated moderate to severe head injury. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Department of Neurosurgery Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ricca Joins NEA Baptist; Dietsche Advances at FNBC Bank (NEA Movers & Shakers)
Greg Ricca has been hired as a neurosurgeon for NEA Baptist in Jonesboro. Jeremy Dietsche has been promoted to assistant vice president and commercial lending/business development officer for FNBC Bank in Ash Flat. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Robot Dog Lends a Helping Paw to Dementia Sufferers Robot Dog Lends a Helping Paw to Dementia Sufferers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Allergan launches TruTear tear-producing neurostim
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) said today it launched its TruTear neurostimulation device designed to temporarily increase tear production. The FDA-cleared device is designed to be inserted into the nasal cavity to induce the production of natural tears, and is the only such device of its kind, the Dublin-based company said. “TrueTear is the latest in a long line of innovations that have helped make Allergan a leading global eye care company. We are excited to add this drug-free, drop-free treatment option for adult patients with inadequate tear production to our current portfolio.  This milestone truly repr...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Optical/Ophthalmic Allergan Source Type: news

Microbes in the Gut Influence Neurodegeneration Microbes in the Gut Influence Neurodegeneration
Researchers have revised the understanding of microbiota's effect on neurodegeneration and have proposed a new word to describe it: mapranosis.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Unique to Women Stroke Risk Factors Unique to Women
This article explores stroke risk factors experienced exclusively by women, including exogenous estrogens, pregnancy, parity, and menopause.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Endovascular Stroke Therapy: Real-World Outcomes Improving Endovascular Stroke Therapy: Real-World Outcomes Improving
Endovascular therapy for patients with acute ischemic stroke in the real world is at least as effective and safe as in randomized clinical trials, a new registry study from the Netherlands suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TMS Device May Offer Nondrug Option for Migraine Prevention TMS Device May Offer Nondrug Option for Migraine Prevention
An FDA-approved device that delivers transcranial single-pulse magnetic stimulation significantly reduces the number of migraine headache days per month, potentially providing a nondrug prevention option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news