EDAS Surgery Shows Promise for Intracranial Stenosis EDAS Surgery Shows Promise for Intracranial Stenosis
A phase 2a study provides preliminary evidence that EDAS surgery to reroute brain arteries, used to treat moyamoya disease, may also reduce recurrent stroke in patients with intracranial stenosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Novel Treatment Approach for PML A Novel Treatment Approach for PML
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, caused by the JC virus, has no known treatment. A new study offers a novel approach using T-cell infusions from the more treatable BK virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Antiarrhythmic for Muscle-Contraction Disorders CHMP Backs Antiarrhythmic for Muscle-Contraction Disorders
The EMA committee has recommended marketing authorization for the first treatment for adults with nondystrophic myotonia, a group of rare muscle contraction disorders characterized by pain and fatigue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Newly Appreciated Aspect of Multiple Sclerosis A Newly Appreciated Aspect of Multiple Sclerosis
Drs Stephen Krieger and James Sumowski discuss developments in understanding and managing the cognitive deficits associated with MS.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Safe to Stop MS Disease-Modifying Therapy After Age 60? Safe to Stop MS Disease-Modifying Therapy After Age 60?
To add more evidence to the controversial debate over stopping immunomodulatory therapy for multiple sclerosis after age 60, researchers focus on quality of life, walking performance, and relapse rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data
However, using a smartphone for electrocardiography in hospitalized stroke patients'is only one of several methods, and it's probably not going to be a gold standard,'but rather an add-on, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults
This report highlights various public health programs and opportunities for promoting health and well-being in older persons and their caregivers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa
This article spotlights the Neurosurgery Education and Development Foundation and the work they are doing to provide neurosurgical care and improve neurosurgical education in East Africa.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel Anti-B-Cell Therapy Looks Promising in MS Novel Anti-B-Cell Therapy Looks Promising in MS
A new and novel oral therapy for multiple sclerosis, which inactivates rather than depletes B cells, has shown promising results in its first efficacy study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Satralizumab Slashes Relapse Rate in Neuromyelitis Optica Satralizumab Slashes Relapse Rate in Neuromyelitis Optica
First results from a phase 3 study suggest the biologic agent in development could improve outcomes among people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hologram-Guided External Ventricular Drain Insertion Feasible
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Hologram-guided external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion is feasible, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Ye Li, M.D., Ph.D., from Capital Medical University in Beijing, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Many patients with MS try cannabis products to alleviate symptoms of pain, spasticity, and bladder dysfunction. A large meta-analysis suggests that these agents are mildly efficacious.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain
A comparison of the anticonvulsants gabapentin and pregabalin suggests gabapentin may be superior for pain reduction in chronic sciatica. But at least one expert has concerns about this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson's Kinetigraph Provides Clues for Better Therapy Parkinson's Kinetigraph Provides Clues for Better Therapy
The Parkinson's Kinetigraph measures movements and assesses medication compliance in the home setting. It has provided data that have changed patient management in a third of cases, a trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Positive Topline Results for Migraine Drug in Two Safety Studies Positive Topline Results for Migraine Drug in Two Safety Studies
With positive efficacy data, two safety studies show that oral ubrogepant, a novel CGRP-targeting medication, is safe and well tolerated for treating acute migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease? Can Neuroimaging Predict Dementia in Parkinson's Disease?
Dementia affects half of Parkinson disease patients within a decade of diagnosis. Can neuroimaging detect early signs of cognitive involvement?Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy
Monitoring patients with severe epilepsy in residential care facilities during the night was associated with a much lower rate of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Duration May Influence Stroke Risk Based on Race, Gender Sleep Duration May Influence Stroke Risk Based on Race, Gender
Short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people, depending on race and an individual's sex, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Centrally Mediated Pain Common in Parkinson's Disease Centrally Mediated Pain Common in Parkinson's Disease
Pain is common in Parkinson's disease, but peripheral factors may not be to blame. Central factors are an important cause of pain so may require centrally acting drugs, a large study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Boosts, Smoking Clouds Cognition in MS Vitamin D Boosts, Smoking Clouds Cognition in MS
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Carpal Tunnel Surgery a Chance to Catch Amyloid Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Need for cardiac imaging may be flagged by tenosynovial tissue biopsy (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Radiolabeled Peptide Offers Surgical Method for Assessing NETs
Radioguided surgery using gallium 68 dota peptides offers a highly sensitive method for detecting neuroendocrine tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Views for Two New Opioids FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Views for Two New Opioids
An FDA advisory committee gives the nod to a sublingual opioid, but amid loud criticism around safety, while narrowly recommending against approval for an intravenous preparation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Reviews for Two New Opioids FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Reviews for Two New Opioids
An FDA advisory committee gives the nod to a sublingual opioid, but amid loud criticism around safety, while narrowly recommending against approval for an intravenous preparation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UCLA neurosurgeon named to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Linda Liau, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon-scientist and chair of the neurosurgery department at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been elected by her peers to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.Membership honors people who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, commitment to service and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.A scientist in UCLA ’sJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Liau has devoted the past 25 years to developing and refining treatment strategi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Effective as First Line in Aggressive MS Stem Cell Transplant Effective as First Line in Aggressive MS
Stem cell treatment for MS is now becoming safe and highly effective for certain patients with very active disease, latest data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

iPad 9-Hole Peg Test Correlates With MS Imaging iPad 9-Hole Peg Test Correlates With MS Imaging
Testing manual dexterity over time using tablet-based technology could streamline the clinical monitoring of people with multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Burning Debate' on McDonald Diagnostic Criteria in MS'Burning Debate' on McDonald Diagnostic Criteria in MS
New McDonald diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis were the focus of a debate here at the ECTRIMS 2018 congress that spilled over onto Twitter.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nonopioid Approaches to Pain: The Hunt Is On Nonopioid Approaches to Pain: The Hunt Is On
As the US opioid epidemic continues to grow, the need to find safe, effective, nonaddictive, nonopioid strategies for managing pain is increasingly urgent, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Tool Aids CT Decision-Making in Kids With Mild TBI New Tool Aids CT Decision-Making in Kids With Mild TBI
A new shared decision-making tool decreases head CT decisional conflict in parents of kids at intermediate risk for traumatic brain injuries -- and increases their trust in clinicians, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ECTRIMS 2018: Expect'New Insights and Complexity' in MS ECTRIMS 2018: Expect'New Insights and Complexity' in MS
Dr Krieger provides a from-the-floor view of ECTRIMS 2018.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF
A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce that risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Dementia Autoimmune Dementia
This review summarizes the available evidence concerning the diagnosis and care of autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitis patients with associated cognitive impairment.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnancy Rates Increasing in Women With Multiple Sclerosis Pregnancy Rates Increasing in Women With Multiple Sclerosis
Pregnancy rates in women with MS are increasing, confirming the well-established'down-up trend'for reduced relapse risk during pregnancy and the abrupt increase in relapse risk after delivery, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Natalizumab or Fingolimod After First-Line Drugs in MS? Natalizumab or Fingolimod After First-Line Drugs in MS?
A new propensity score analysis suggests natalizumab may have the edge over fingolimod for patients who experience relapse on first-line drugs, especially patients with more active disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Treadmill Walking Speeds Up Cognition in MS Treadmill Walking Speeds Up Cognition in MS
A new study found that treadmill walking produced a statistically and clinically significant improvement in cognition in patients with multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Familial MS May Have a More Aggressive Course Familial MS May Have a More Aggressive Course
Familial multiple sclerosis, defined as having a first-, second-, or third-degree relative with the disease, may have a more aggressive course than sporadic cases, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ivy League Football Concussions Drop With New Kickoff Rule Ivy League Football Concussions Drop With New Kickoff Rule
Adjusting the line for Ivy League football kickoffs is one of the latest moves tackling the high number of player concussions. A new study reports dramatic results after the new rule was put into play.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Severe Constipation Tied to Faster Progression in Parkinson's Severe Constipation Tied to Faster Progression in Parkinson's
About one third of patients with Parkinson's have constipation at diagnosis. For those who do, constipation severity at baseline predicts faster disease progression, a studyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Deteriorating Cognition 5 Weeks After a Heroin Overdose: A Case Deteriorating Cognition 5 Weeks After a Heroin Overdose: A Case
A 32-year-old woman with a history of opioid abuse presents with increasing confusion after a recent overdose. Can you diagnose her?Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Case Challenge Source Type: news

Epidural Stimulation Boosts CV Function in Spinal Cord Injury Epidural Stimulation Boosts CV Function in Spinal Cord Injury
In this study, customized epidural stimulation targeting cardiovascular function raised blood pressure, improving quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SpineEX(R) Announces FDA Clearance of Sagittae(R) Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Devices
FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SpineEX, Inc., a medical device company that aims to provide innovative and minimally invasive implants, high-value disposables and instrumentation for spinal fusion surgeries, an... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, FDA SpineEX, Sagittae, lumbar, interbody fusion, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ketogenic Diet Helps Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson's Ketogenic Diet Helps Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson's
Both a low fat, high carbohydrate diet and a ketogenic diet improve Parkinson's symptoms, but the ketogenic approach benefited patients'nonmotor symptoms significantly better, a randomized trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiac Interoceptive Learning Modulated by Emotional Valence Cardiac Interoceptive Learning Modulated by Emotional Valence
This study explored the impact of differently valenced exteroceptive information on the processing of interoceptive signals.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

UCLA researchers identify common molecular mechanism in two skeletal disorders
FINDINGSA rare and as-yet-unnamed skeletal disorder shares a common “signaling pathway” with another rare skeletal disorder called Jansen metaphyseal chondrodysplasia. (A signaling pathway is a group of molecules in a cell that work together to control one or more cell functions.) The findings point to the mechanisms that control both normal and disordered devel opment of the skeleton, and could even lead to a novel target for cancer drugs.  BACKGROUNDSkeletal disorders, or dysplasias — such as brittle bones or very short limbs — can arise from genetic mutations that affect the development...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is Alzheimer Disease Caused by an Infection? Is Alzheimer Disease Caused by an Infection?
Infectious causes of AD are not so far-fetched and should be investigated further.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Survival from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours improved with surgery
Research, presented at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society symposium, suggests that patients with a stage II-IV pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour will survive longer if they have surgery to remove their tumour. Medpage Today  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Trial of Navigated rTMS for Motor Recovery in Stroke Trial of Navigated rTMS for Motor Recovery in Stroke
Does low-frequency rTMS delivered to the noninjured hemisphere improve motor gains after hemiplegic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pay No Attention to 'Dr. Death' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch botched 33 of the 37 spinal surgeries he performed in Dallas in just a year and a half. Texas tort reform may have prevented the public learning more about his butchery. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What is Hemiephysiodesis?
Discussion Angular deformities of the lower extremities are common problems and can be idiopathic, congenital or acquired. Idiopathic knee deformities are usually managed by monitoring and family reassurance as these often improve with time or are minimal and do not cause problems. Those ≤ 10 degrees are considered non-problematic. Genu varus usually peaks between 1-3 years and if problematic can cause waddling gait, lateral thrust and ligamentous laxity. Genus valgus usually peaks around 3-6 years and if problematic can cause circumduction gait, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability. Treatment options are m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news