CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Early life cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans are associated with worse cognitive function later in life, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs? Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs?
Concerns raised over an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in MS patients on anti-CD20 B-cell depleting drugs such as ocrelizumab and rituximab following presentation of new data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's? Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's?
Drs Adam Boxer, Samuel Gandy, and Rudolph Tanzi discuss the potential impact of a breakthrough study of plasma phospho-tau217. (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Novel AI-Based Platform Diagnoses Dystonia From MRI Scans Novel AI-Based Platform Diagnoses Dystonia From MRI Scans
An artificial intelligence-based deep learning platform, DystoniaNet, diagnosed the neurological disorder from MRI scans with close to 99% accuracy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nerve Damage Linked to Prone Positioning in COVID-19 Nerve Damage Linked to Prone Positioning in COVID-19
COVID-19 patients with ARDS who require mechanical ventilation spend many hours in a prone position, which can cause lasting nerve damage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups
Pregnant or nursing women and young children are among those who should not receive fillings containing mercury, owing to the potential harmful effects of the release of mercury vapor over time.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Advice for Pediatric Migraine Lifestyle Advice for Pediatric Migraine
This article provides practical advice for counseling children and teenagers with migraine.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information
Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Survey IDs Barriers to Minority Participation in PD Research Survey IDs Barriers to Minority Participation in PD Research
Lack of awareness of research, lack of awareness of the disease, and financial issues are major barriers to minorities'participation in Parkinson's disease research studies, a survey shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alemtuzumab: Prior Autoimmunity Does Not Predict Adverse Events Alemtuzumab: Prior Autoimmunity Does Not Predict Adverse Events
There's no evidence to support the idea that previous autoimmunity before or after alemtuzumab predicts subsequent rare but serious autoimmune events recently linked to the drug, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ECT for Bipolar Disorder: Across-the-Board Symptom Relief ECT for Bipolar Disorder: Across-the-Board Symptom Relief
Electroconvulsive therapy achieved response rates of more than 80% for all symptoms of bipolar disorder and remission rates of more than 60% for several features, results of a large study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Are Cases of SUDEP Declining? Why Are Cases of SUDEP Declining?
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with Dr Daniel Friedman about how expanded coverage and increased awareness may be reducing sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Study uses novel MRI technique to find biomarker for parsonage-turner syndrome
(Hospital for Special Surgery) Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have received an NIH grant to use an MRI technique known as magnetic resonance neurography, or MRN, to study Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a painful nerve disorder that can lead to severe weakness and paralysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans
The first trial of its kind in humans has concluded that low-level infrared light therapy not only is safe after mild TBI but also positively affects the brain in a measurable manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Disrupted Glycosylation Causes Neurodegeneration Disrupted Glycosylation Causes Neurodegeneration
This paper discusses dysfunction of glycosyltransferases as a factor and potential therapeutic target in neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Alzheimer, Huntington, and Parkinson disease.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Flecainide Plus Modafinil Relieves Sleepiness in Parkinson's Flecainide Plus Modafinil Relieves Sleepiness in Parkinson's
A phase 2 study shows low-dose flecainide added to modafinil relieved excessive day-time sleepiness for some patients with Parkinson's disease without affecting cognition or motor symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Safety Concern With Fingolimod to Ocrelizumab Switch in MS Safety Concern With Fingolimod to Ocrelizumab Switch in MS
A new study has suggested that some patients who make this switch may experience"double immunosuppression" – very low levels of both T and B cells, and therefore be at increased risk for infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SSRIs Linked to'Small But Significant' Increase in Violent Crime SSRIs Linked to'Small But Significant' Increase in Violent Crime
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may increase risk for committing violent crime -- even up to 12 weeks after drug discontinuation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CGRPs Promising for Prevention of Chronic Cluster Headache CGRPs Promising for Prevention of Chronic Cluster Headache
Treatment with CGRP monoclonal antibodies may reduce the frequency of chronic cluster headache attacks in patients with an inadequate response to other preventive medications, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from MDS 2020Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS
Researchers have identified five cognitive phenotypes among patients with multiple sclerosis, which can help drive tailored rehabilitative strategies, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lower Rituximab Dose as Effective, Safer in MS Lower Rituximab Dose as Effective, Safer in MS
Further data suggest that a lower dose of rituximab may offer similar effectiveness with a better safety profile than a higher dose commonly used.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention? Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention?
The SSRI escitalopram appears to lower amyloid-beta levels in cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively normal older adults, suggesting a potential role for these drugs in preventing Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Genetic Abnormalities Common in Autism-Spectrum Disorder Genetic Abnormalities Common in Autism-Spectrum Disorder
About one in eight children diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) have pathogenic findings after genetic testing, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Optimal Dose of Fingolimod for Multiple Sclerosis Confirmed Optimal Dose of Fingolimod for Multiple Sclerosis Confirmed
The 0.5-mg dose of fingolimod provides a greater reduction in annualized relapse rate vs both the 0.25-mg dose of fingolimod and the 20-mg dose of glatiramer acetate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Enhanced Recovery and Outcomes in Posterior Fusion Patients Enhanced Recovery and Outcomes in Posterior Fusion Patients
In what ways have enhanced recovery after surgery protocols impacted outcomes of posterior lumbar fusion patients?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure was associated with a lower odds of incident Alzheimer's disease and other dementia in a large retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

B Cell Test Predicts Alemtuzumab Autoimmunity in MS B Cell Test Predicts Alemtuzumab Autoimmunity in MS
Analyzing B cell counts before treatment could help select patients for the drug, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sense of Time Can Be Skewed by Repeated Exposure to a Fixed-duration Stimulus Sense of Time Can Be Skewed by Repeated Exposure to a Fixed-duration Stimulus
Although we are normally very good at estimating time - say, of an eighth note or a sixteenth note - our brain's sense of time can be distorted when it is bombarded over and over again with a stimulus that is of a fixed duration, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Loss Unleashes Anger Sleep Loss Unleashes Anger
In a series of studies, researchers found that sleep loss consistently increased anger in response to environmental frustration, competitive interactions, and everyday moments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CoreLink Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion Instrument Set With 3D Printed Instruments
CoreLink's new OLIF offering includes approach-specific instruments for lower lumbar spine anterolateral access and fusion. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CoreLink, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of spi... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Product Launch CoreLink, Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical Score Predicts Poor Pain Control After Spine Surgery
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- A score based on seven variables can accurately predict the probability of poorly controlled pain after elective spine surgery, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Michael... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Startling' Decline in BP Control Among American Adults'Startling' Decline in BP Control Among American Adults
After decades of improvements in blood pressure control, the past few years have seen declining trends, possibly owing to the introduction of more relaxed targets in 2014.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens' Sleep Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens' Sleep
Immersive virtual reality and slow breathing techniques may help promote bedtime relaxation and improve overall sleep quality in adolescents, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECNP 2020.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

High Plasma GFAP Level Predicts Disability in Progressive MS High Plasma GFAP Level Predicts Disability in Progressive MS
A high level of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in the blood may predict worsening disability in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Omega-3s to Prevent Alzheimer's: Who Benefits? Omega-3s to Prevent Alzheimer's: Who Benefits?
Drs Richard Isaacson and Hussein Yassine discuss omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for the prevention of Alzheimer ’ s disease.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Masitinib Impresses in'Nonactive' Progressive MS Masitinib Impresses in'Nonactive' Progressive MS
The drug, with a completely new mechanism of action for multiple sclerosis, slowed disability in nonactive primary and secondary progressive forms of the disease, where there is no current treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Holds Promise of Earlier Diagnosis Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Holds Promise of Earlier Diagnosis
There is now no doubt that a prodromal phase of MS exists for several years before the first demyelinating event occurs, latest evidence shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS
Measuring levels of neurofilament light chain is an effective way of detecting disease activity and the need to optimize treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis, independent of other measures, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

App for MS Aims to Capture Elusive Signals of Progression App for MS Aims to Capture Elusive Signals of Progression
Investigators in Switzerland are testing an application for smartphones that they hope will elucidate subtle signs of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) -- beyond what standard imaging and clinical biomarkers can tell them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lessons for Patients With MS and COVID-19 Lessons for Patients With MS and COVID-19
Two lessons about managing patients with MS and COVID-19 have emerged: Combined PCR and serology helped avoid disease reactivation in asymptomatic carriers during the pandemic peak, and infected MS patients could stay on MS drugs during COVID-19 treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Satralizumab Reduces Risk of Severe NMOSD Relapse Satralizumab Reduces Risk of Severe NMOSD Relapse
Compared with placebo, satralizumab reduces the risk of severe relapse in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Exposure to DMT May Delay Disability Accumulation in Primary Progressive MS Exposure to DMT May Delay Disability Accumulation in Primary Progressive MS
For patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, longer exposure to disease-modifying therapy may delay the time at which a patient is restricted to a wheelchair.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS
Even low levels of exposure to cardiovascular risk factors are important in MS and might affect brain volume loss, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In MS, Serious AEs More Common in Rituximab vs Ocrelizumab In MS, Serious AEs More Common in Rituximab vs Ocrelizumab
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

For BP Screening, Shorter Rest Time Yields Similar Results For BP Screening, Shorter Rest Time Yields Similar Results
The recommended 5-minute rest period before obtaining a clinic blood pressure (BP) measurement can be shortened without sacrificing accuracy, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECTRIMS 2020Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS
A study has found that patients with multiple sclerosis who smoke have an increased risk of higher plasma neurofilament light levels (pNfL), which increase disease activity and reduce response to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Portable Low-Field MRI Promising in Critically Ill Patients Portable Low-Field MRI Promising in Critically Ill Patients
A new study shows a bedside magnetic resonance imaging device can safely and accurately identify neurological abnormalities in complex clinical settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news