5 New Neurology Studies to Know 5 New Neurology Studies to Know
Dr Christoph Diener discusses findings from recent neurology studies published in April 2019.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

' Game Changer' for Schizophrenia on the Horizon?'Game Changer' for Schizophrenia on the Horizon?
A potentially first-in-class psychotropic agent for schizophrenia that does not work through dopamine gets breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Stenting: Who Is at Risk? Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Stenting: Who Is at Risk?
A new prospective study of this rare but severe complication finds female sex, older age, and history of kidney disease ups the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How Video Games Change the Brain How Video Games Change the Brain
Three gamer neurologists talk about the benefits and drawbacks of video games on brain health.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Ban'Reprocessing' of Spinal Surgery Screws, Experts Say Ban'Reprocessing' of Spinal Surgery Screws, Experts Say
As mounting research shows that the practice of'reprocessing'spinal surgery screws leads to contamination, some countries are outlawing them, but the US appears to be foot-dragging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Midazolam Nasal Spray (Nayzilam) for Seizure Clusters FDA OKs Midazolam Nasal Spray (Nayzilam) for Seizure Clusters
Nayzilam is the first FDA-approved nasal option for treating seizure clusters that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure pattern in patients aged 12 years or older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Improving Stroke Outcomes Through Mobile Care, At Least in NYC Improving Stroke Outcomes Through Mobile Care, At Least in NYC
Mobile thrombectomy on the go may be effective in treating stroke due to large vessel occlusions.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Latest Data on Evobrutinib, New MS Therapy Targeting B Cells Latest Data on Evobrutinib, New MS Therapy Targeting B Cells
Further data from the phase 2 trial of show a significant reduction in enhancing MRI lesions with one of the doses tested but increases in liver enzymes may be an issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) First-Line in Blepharospasm FDA OKs IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) First-Line in Blepharospasm
The FDA has approved broadening the indication for incobotulinumbtoxinA as first-line therapy for blepharospasm, based on a phase 3 trial presented at the recent American Academy of Neurology meeting.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin Effective for BEB in Toxin-Na ï ve Patients Botulinum Toxin Effective for BEB in Toxin-Na ï ve Patients
IncobotulinumtoxinA is indicated for patients with blepharospasm who previously received onabotulinumtoxinA — but a new phase 3 study suggests it's also effective as first-line therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Video Game May Help Identify Preclinical Alzheimer's Video Game May Help Identify Preclinical Alzheimer's
Spatial navigation ability as measured by a virtual reality computer game can potentially identify people at high genetic risk of risk developing Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

LEGATO-HD: Laquinimod Misses Primary Aim in Huntington's LEGATO-HD: Laquinimod Misses Primary Aim in Huntington's
No significant changes on a clinical motor rating scale emerged after 1 year, but researchers report some intriguing differences on brain imaging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Treatment for Huntington's Shows Early Promise Novel Treatment for Huntington's Shows Early Promise
The first-in-human trial of investigational agent RG6042 (aka, HTTRx) provides details about safety and other factors behind its potential in early Huntington's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Using Donor Cells Safe in PML Immunotherapy Using Donor Cells Safe in PML
Pilot results in a small number of patients with PML suggests safety of an approach using adoptive cellular immunotherapy generated from cells taken from a healthy related donor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Drug Eases Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disability in Phase 3 Trial Novel Drug Eases Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disability in Phase 3 Trial
A novel, fixed-dose, three-drug combination therapy has provided"first evidence of meaningful improvement" in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A disease in a new phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Studies in Neurology: April 2019 New Studies in Neurology: April 2019
Dr Christoph Diener discusses new studies in neurology investigating acute ischemic stroke, carotid stenosis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and cognitive decline.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Once-Daily Opicapone Adds'On Time' in PD Phase 3 Studies Once-Daily Opicapone Adds'On Time' in PD Phase 3 Studies
A new COMT inhibitor in development with more convenient dosing is evaluated for safety and efficacy in people with Parkinson's disease and motor fluctuations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heart Meds May Prevent Vascular Dementia After Stroke Heart Meds May Prevent Vascular Dementia After Stroke
Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate have neuroprotective potential after lacunar stroke, which carries a high risk for vascular dementia and cognitive decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AAN Guideline on Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders New AAN Guideline on Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders
The first guideline for US neurologists advocates Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) as first-line therapy for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Female Athletes at Greater Risk for Post-Concussion Injuries Female Athletes at Greater Risk for Post-Concussion Injuries
Subsequent musculoskeletal injuries, especially knee and ankle sprains, are more likely to occur after a concussion in female collegiate athletes than in their male counterparts, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Safe, Effective in the Elderly Medical Cannabis Safe, Effective in the Elderly
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

DUOGLOBE Interim Results: Intestinal Gel Cuts PD'Off' Time DUOGLOBE Interim Results: Intestinal Gel Cuts PD'Off' Time
Researchers release additional results looking at levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to help lessen motor fluctuations and dyskinesia in people with advanced Parkinson's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PREVENT: Eculizumab May Lower Relapse Risk in NMOSD PREVENT: Eculizumab May Lower Relapse Risk in NMOSD
Use of eculizumab resulted in significantly greater relapse reduction over placebo in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMSOD), new findings from the phase 3 PREVENT trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 5, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Edge for Levetiracetam Over Phenytoin for Status Epilepticus No Edge for Levetiracetam Over Phenytoin for Status Epilepticus
Both levetiracetam and phenytoin are reasonable second-line treatment options for pediatric status epilepticus, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experimental Agent Shows Promise in Slowing Genetic Form of ALS Experimental Agent Shows Promise in Slowing Genetic Form of ALS
Researchers successfully target elevated levels of a harmful protein, offering hope to people with a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Drug Disappoints in Slowing Parkinson's Blood Pressure Drug Disappoints in Slowing Parkinson's
Despite previous research suggesting the calcium channel blocker isradipine may slow progression of Parkinson's disease, results of a new phase 3 placebo-controlled study suggest this is not the case.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

States Weigh Banning a Widely Used Pesticide That EPA Won't States Weigh Banning a Widely Used Pesticide That EPA Won't
Lawmakers in several states are trying to ban widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos, but the Environmental Protection Agency is fighting to keep it on the market.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ketogenic Diet Safe, Feasible in MS Ketogenic Diet Safe, Feasible in MS
A small study shows the diet promotes weight loss and is associated with improved fatigue and depression as well as reduced serologic proinflammatory adipokines in multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Seizures Cut in Half After CBD Use in Dravet Syndrome Seizures Cut in Half After CBD Use in Dravet Syndrome
Two doses of a purified form of cannabidiol can significantly cut seizure frequency in kids with Dravet syndrome, new research says. Doses above 10 mg/kg/day"should be tailored to individual safety."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pain Clinics' Docs Needlessly Tested Hundreds of Urine Samples Pain Clinics' Docs Needlessly Tested Hundreds of Urine Samples
A Tennessee-based chain of pain clinics accused of defrauding Medicare and other health insurers billed for hundreds of unnecessary urine drug tests and other dubious health services.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What's Hot at AAN 2019? What's Hot at AAN 2019?
' Philly Spectacular'is the theme of this year's AAN Annual Meeting, says the event's science committee chair, adding that more than 15,000 attendees are expected at the'robust and spirited'event.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Improvements Sustained 10 Years After Cervical Disc Replacement Improvements Sustained 10 Years After Cervical Disc Replacement
Longer follow-up of patients with the Mobi-C cervical disc show maintenance of scores for pain, neck disability, and neurologic status, with no worsening of radiographic adjacent segment degeneration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Tainted Losartan With Ties to Hetero Labs Recalled More Tainted Losartan With Ties to Hetero Labs Recalled
Teva Pharmaceuticals is just the latest company this month to recall losartan products after detecting nitrosamines in the active pharmaceutical ingredient made by Hetero.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Personal Encounters With'God' Confer Mental Health Benefits Personal Encounters With'God' Confer Mental Health Benefits
Individuals often report lasting, positive changes in their psychological health after spontaneous or psychedelic-induced'God'experiences, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Indication for PCSK9 Alirocumab (Praluent) FDA Expands Indication for PCSK9 Alirocumab (Praluent)
The decision allows the cholesterol-lowering drug to be prescribed to reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Biomarker Detection Improves in Alzheimer's and CTE Biomarker Detection Improves in Alzheimer's and CTE
Dr Alan Jacobs discusses the clinical implications of an ultrasensitive technique for detecting tau protein.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Let's Hit the Brakes on Escalation-vs-Induction Debate in MS Let's Hit the Brakes on Escalation-vs-Induction Debate in MS
Dr Stephen Krieger on the flaws inherent in applying a one-size-fits-all approach to a disease as heterogeneous as MS.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

The Ever-Changing MS Treatment Landscape The Ever-Changing MS Treatment Landscape
After being involved in some of the most pivotal trials in multiple sclerosis, Dr Cohen looks ahead to what may be next.Cleveland Clinic (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Neurologists' Income Up, Most Happy With Career Choice Neurologists' Income Up, Most Happy With Career Choice
Neurologists'average annual income is $267,000, up from $244,000 in 2018, but only half feel they are fairly compensated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Genetic Clue Behind ADHD? A Genetic Clue Behind ADHD?
Dr Alan Jacobs discusses results from a recent genome-wide association meta-analysis.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

SCS with Closed-Loop System Superior to Open-Loop SCS with Closed-Loop System Superior to Open-Loop
The first randomized phase 2 trial to evaluate outcomes for spinal cord stimulation finds an advantage for an investigational closed-loop system over open-loop.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain'Pacemaker' Remodels Neural Networks to Stop Seizures Brain'Pacemaker' Remodels Neural Networks to Stop Seizures
Closed-loop brain stimulation appears to reduce focal seizures via indirect changes to neural networks over time, rather than through direct, acute suppression of ictal activity, as previously thought.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

One in Five MS Patients Misdiagnosed One in Five MS Patients Misdiagnosed
Multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis is associated with considerable patient risk and immense healthcare cost through the inappropriate prescribing of drug treatments, authors of a new study say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurosurgeons Are Working Harder, for Less: Here's Proof Neurosurgeons Are Working Harder, for Less: Here's Proof
A new study shows Medicare compensation for the 20 most commonly performed neurosurgery procedures fell by more than 25% between 2000 and 2018.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Riluzole Does Not Improve Function After Degenerative Disc Surgery Riluzole Does Not Improve Function After Degenerative Disc Surgery
A 6-week course of riluzole did not have a significant effect on the primary outcome of change in function at 6 months beyond surgical decompression, but was associated with less neck pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Risky AEDs Still Prescribed to Women of Childbearing Age Risky AEDs Still Prescribed to Women of Childbearing Age
Despite warnings that use of certain antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy carry significant risks for poor outcomes in children, the drugs are still being used at concerning levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Headache Treatment Protocols: One Size Does Not Fit All Headache Treatment Protocols: One Size Does Not Fit All
Dr Robert Cowan discusses the reasons why treatment plans for migraine headache should be tailored to each patient.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

Acetaminophen May Blunt Empathy Acetaminophen May Blunt Empathy
Previous research suggests acetaminophen may blunt empathy for others undergoing negative experiences. A new study suggests it may also affect empathy for others who are having positive experiences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Aneurysm Recurrence Reduced by Hydrogen Coil in HEAT Trial Aneurysm Recurrence Reduced by Hydrogen Coil in HEAT Trial
The randomized HEAT trial shows the second-generation hydrogel coil was superior to the bare platinum coil in reducing aneurysm recurrence rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Class I Recall of Brainlab 3D Surgical Navigation Software Class I Recall of Brainlab 3D Surgical Navigation Software
The software used with Brainlab's Spine& Trauma Navigation System could display inaccurate information that may prevent the surgeon from accurately navigating surgical tools during surgery.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news