High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery
Authors recommend that surgeons gradually stretch the spine when using the magnetic rod system in kids with scoliosisMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EEG Signature Predicts Antidepressant Response EEG Signature Predicts Antidepressant Response
A novel artificial intelligence algorithm can accurately predict which patients will respond positively to the antidepressant sertraline, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Milestone' Discovery Offers Hope for Life-Threatening Disorders'Milestone' Discovery Offers Hope for Life-Threatening Disorders
The discovery that an antibody is linked to a wider range of autoimmune diseases than previously thought offers new hope for children with life-threatening neurologic disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Best Treatment for Post-Stroke Depression Still Unclear Best Treatment for Post-Stroke Depression Still Unclear
Choosing the best treatment option for post-stroke depression is still more art than science, with little evidence to support one approach over another, a new Cochrane review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AI Blood Test Predicts Neurodegenerative Disease Progression AI Blood Test Predicts Neurodegenerative Disease Progression
A novel machine-learning tool that uses genetic data from patient blood samples can strongly predict the progression and severity of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Maybe Memorizing the Krebs Cycle Was Worthwhile After All Maybe Memorizing the Krebs Cycle Was Worthwhile After All
Mitochondrial disorders are often difficult to diagnose and treat due to their multisystem nature. As scientists better understand mitochondrial function, effective treatments are beginning to emerge.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Are FDA Panel Votes on Psych Drugs Tainted by Speakers' COIs? Are FDA Panel Votes on Psych Drugs Tainted by Speakers' COIs?
Members of the public who receive expenses from pharmaceutical study sponsors to attend FDA advisory panel meetings to testify about new psychiatric drugs are highly likely to give a positive opinion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Data Rank Neurologic Diagnoses by Suicide Risk New Data Rank Neurologic Diagnoses by Suicide Risk
A small but significant increase in risk for death by suicide occurs in the months immediately following diagnosis of specific neurologic disorders, results of a large, population-based study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Clearance for OTC Pain Device FDA Expands Clearance for OTC Pain Device
The FDA has expanded marketing clearance for the ActiPatch, an over-the-counter electromagnetic neuromodulation device, for the adjunctive treatment of musculoskeletal pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Migraine Brain Imaging Marker May Aid Diagnosis Migraine Brain Imaging Marker May Aid Diagnosis
The marker, identified with functional MRI, could become a diagnostic tool for migraine, and help with the discovery of neural mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can AI Help Map Decline in Brain Function? Can AI Help Map Decline in Brain Function?
Can a new machine-learning technique transform cross-sectional data into longitudinal data? Perry Wilson breaks down the study.Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Exoskeleton Could Support Enhanced Physical Therapy in MS Exoskeleton Could Support Enhanced Physical Therapy in MS
Expanding the potential uses of an exoskeleton to enhance rehabilitation in people with neuromuscular disabilities, researchers are studying the device in people with advanced multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Most Neurologists Sued at Least Once for Malpractice Most Neurologists Sued at Least Once for Malpractice
Nearly two thirds of neurologists/neurosurgeons have been named in at least one malpractice suit, findings from the newly released Medscape Neurologist Malpractice Report 2019 show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

LDL and Stroke Prevention: How Low to Go LDL and Stroke Prevention: How Low to Go
Dr Christoph Diener reviews a new study looking at cholesterol management in secondary stroke prevention, plus other recent studies in neurology.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Biomarkers Pave the Way for Concussion Blood Test Biomarkers Pave the Way for Concussion Blood Test
Researchers have identified at least two blood biomarkers that, in the future, could be included in a test to diagnose concussion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cannabis for Sleep: Short-Term Benefit, Long-Term Disruption? Cannabis for Sleep: Short-Term Benefit, Long-Term Disruption?
Patients suffering from chronic pain who take medicinal cannabis to initiate and maintain sleep experience short-term benefit, but long-term use may ultimately disrupt slumber.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Recasting Endovascular Coils to Seal Post-LAAO Leaks Recasting Endovascular Coils to Seal Post-LAAO Leaks
The novel approach shows promise, but questions persist as to why these leaks occur in the first place and whether their closure will mitigate stroke risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel Approach Shows Early Promise in Boosting Memory in AD Novel Approach Shows Early Promise in Boosting Memory in AD
Very early research suggests a novel, noninvasive brain stimulation technique guided by ultrasound may improve memory in Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lead Exposure Risk in US Children Far From Gone Lead Exposure Risk in US Children Far From Gone
Despite long-standing public health efforts to eliminate lead exposure, researchers still find risks persist, pointing to decreased brain volume and lower cognitive function in children living in lower income areas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pharmacy Chains Sue Ohio Physicians Over Opioid Prescribing Pharmacy Chains Sue Ohio Physicians Over Opioid Prescribing
The suit is in response to litigation against pharmacies by Ohio counties; individual physicians not named in the action.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 18, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Reduced Alcohol Intake Drives Significant Drop in AF Burden Reduced Alcohol Intake Drives Significant Drop in AF Burden
The generally accepted association between alcohol consumption and AF is'proven'in a randomized trial, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stroke During Pregnancy May Be on the Rise in US Stroke During Pregnancy May Be on the Rise in US
Stroke risk factors are also increasing in young women and more needs to be done to identify and treat high-risk patients in early pregnancy, authors of a new study urge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Major Financial Impact, Disability Tied to Post-TBI Epilepsy Major Financial Impact, Disability Tied to Post-TBI Epilepsy
Epilepsy that develops following traumatic brain injury (TBI) significantly increases the risk for disability and boosts healthcare costs, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Earlier Intervention After Concussion Linked to Faster Recovery Earlier Intervention After Concussion Linked to Faster Recovery
Patients should seek specialty care, including targeted treatments for specific symptoms, as soon as possible after head injury, the author of a new study says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Doctor Duo Counters Misperceptions on Addiction Doctor Duo Counters Misperceptions on Addiction
A married pair of physicians found that they had different perspectives on the opioid crisis -- so they wrote a book about it together.Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

First Direct Comparison of Stem Cells vs Drugs in MS Underway First Direct Comparison of Stem Cells vs Drugs in MS Underway
The first trial that will directly compare the safety and efficacy of stem cell transplantation to the best available drugs in the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis has launched.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Primary Progressive MS: That 10% Primary Progressive MS: That 10%
Patients and doctors see signs of progress in a relentless form of multiple sclerosis.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

First-time Marathon Training May Reverse Aortic Aging First-time Marathon Training May Reverse Aortic Aging
The study emphasizes the importance of lifestyle to modify the aging process, particularly as benefits were greatest in older, slower runners.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Anxiety's Genetic Roots Revealed Anxiety's Genetic Roots Revealed
A genome-wide association study has uncovered six novel gene variants associated with anxiety that also suggest a significant genetic overlap with depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Fine Balance: Report Aims to Curb Opioid Epidemic, Manage Pain A Fine Balance: Report Aims to Curb Opioid Epidemic, Manage Pain
A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine aims to address the US epidemic of opioid misuse and overdose while ensuring effective pain management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Amyloid Accumulation Doesn't Always Precede Cognitive Decline Amyloid Accumulation Doesn't Always Precede Cognitive Decline
A new study calls into question whether amyloid accumulation always precedes cognitive changes in people at risk for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mothers on Antiepileptic Meds Can Safely Breast-feed Mothers on Antiepileptic Meds Can Safely Breast-feed
Clinicians often warn mothers taking AEDs not to breast-feed, but a new study provides reassurance that AED transmitted through breast milk does not cause high blood concentrations in the baby.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 4, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Simple Tool Predicts Survival, Aids Care Planning in Dementia Simple Tool Predicts Survival, Aids Care Planning in Dementia
It is important for clinicians to discuss care strategies with dementia patients and their families. This new tool offers more precise prediction regarding life expectancy to inform these discussions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Newly Approved Insomnia Drug Bests Zolpidem in Phase 3 Newly Approved Insomnia Drug Bests Zolpidem in Phase 3
In a case of unusual timing, the FDA approved lemborexant to treat insomnia the same week that investigators published phase 3 safety and efficacy findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

From Flame to Inflammation: How Smoking Likely Worsens MS From Flame to Inflammation: How Smoking Likely Worsens MS
Researchers evaluate the evidence to explain why cigarette smoking is particularly risky among people with multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 25, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mixed Results With Leukemia Drug in Parkinson's Mixed Results With Leukemia Drug in Parkinson's
The authors say low doses of nilotinib were'reasonably safe'in this phase 2 trial, an assessment questioned by authors of an accompanying editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Treatments Are Reshaping Migraine Treatment, Prevention Novel Treatments Are Reshaping Migraine Treatment, Prevention
Dr Christoph Diener on the advantages that ditans, CGRP antagonists, and monoclonal antibodies have over earlier treatments.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Ubrogepant (Ubrelvy) for Acute Migraine Treatment FDA OKs Ubrogepant (Ubrelvy) for Acute Migraine Treatment
Ubrogepant is the first drug in the class of oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists approved for the acute treatment of migraine.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for Insomnia FDA Approves Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for Insomnia
The orexin receptor antagonist will be available in 5-mg and 10-mg tablets after DEA scheduling.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TCAR Direct Access Carotid Stenting Lowers Stroke Risk TCAR Direct Access Carotid Stenting Lowers Stroke Risk
Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) could rejuvenate the whole field of carotid stenting, the lead author of a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Levetiracetam Oral Solution Recalled in US Levetiracetam Oral Solution Recalled in US
Lannett Company has recalled two lots of the anticonvulsant because of microbial contamination, which was identified during an evaluation of a raw material used to manufacture the product.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Rates Still Lower in Women With Epilepsy Breastfeeding Rates Still Lower in Women With Epilepsy
Women with epilepsy are significantly less likely than their counterparts without the disorder to initiate and continue breast-feeding, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AED for Post-Stroke Epilepsy Linked to Increased Death Risk AED for Post-Stroke Epilepsy Linked to Increased Death Risk
A first-line drug for patients who develop post-stroke epilepsy appears to increase mortality risk in these patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer's Disease Outcomes Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer's Disease Outcomes
Focused light therapy may improve sleep quality, depression, and agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

AAN Makes a Call on Telemedicine Across Neurology AAN Makes a Call on Telemedicine Across Neurology
Going beyond the well-studied use of telemedicine in acute stroke care, the American Academy of Neurology assesses evidence supporting the technology for a wide range of conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Folate in Young Women With Epilepsy: Start Early, Remind Often Folate in Young Women With Epilepsy: Start Early, Remind Often
A new epilepsy outcomes study showed that black women are half as likely to take folic acid as women in other racial groups, but more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and pregnancy complications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Negative Phase 2 Trial Data Ends Development of PSP Drug Negative Phase 2 Trial Data Ends Development of PSP Drug
Phase 2 trial results show gosuranemab did not meet primary or key secondary endpoints in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy, leading to discontinuation of the drug's development for PSP.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Golodirsen (Vyondys 53) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy FDA OKs Golodirsen (Vyondys 53) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Golodirsen is the first treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients with a confirmed mutation amenable to exon 53 skipping.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Okays First Newborn Screening Test for Duchenne MD FDA Okays First Newborn Screening Test for Duchenne MD
The FDA has approved the marketing of the GSP Neonatal Creatine Kinase-MM kit to aid in the screening of newborns for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Aspirin Key to Expanding Access to Effective Migraine Treatment? Aspirin Key to Expanding Access to Effective Migraine Treatment?
Aspirin is an effective option for acute treatment and prevention of recurrent attacks, particularly among patients who can't tolerate or afford newer, much more expensive medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news