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

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

Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Lower School Performance Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Lower School Performance
Children whose mothers took valproate or multiple antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy do worse on compulsory school tests at age 7 years compared with unexposed offspring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EU Body Endorses Restrictions on Valproate in Pregnancy EU Body Endorses Restrictions on Valproate in Pregnancy
The CMDh, a body representing European Union member states, has endorsed new measures to limit prenatal exposure to valproate, according the European Medicines Agency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Grilled Meats, Fish Linked to Hypertension Grilled Meats, Fish Linked to Hypertension
Rates of hypertension are increased among consumers of high levels of red meat, poultry, or fish cooked with grilling or high-temperature methods.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Facts, Figures, and Faces of Migraine The Facts, Figures, and Faces of Migraine
Headache specialist Dr Lawrence C. Newman discusses how his patients experience migraine and what promising therapies are on the horizon.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Why Migraine? Why Now? Why Migraine? Why Now?
Three leading clinicians discuss why this is an exciting time in migraine care.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Trump Highlights Drug Prices, Opioid Crisis in State of the Union Trump Highlights Drug Prices, Opioid Crisis in State of the Union
The president also urged Congress to pass a right-to-try law granting the terminally ill access to experimental therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Dramatic Benefit of Stimulation on Dysphagia After Stroke Dramatic Benefit of Stimulation on Dysphagia After Stroke
Results of the PHAST-TRAC trial of electrical stimulation of the pharynx for dysphagia after intubation for stroke are being described as'ground-breaking,'with almost 60% of patients responding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Drug Deposited Directly Into the Brain Effective in Epilepsy Drug Deposited Directly Into the Brain Effective in Epilepsy
A microinfusion device that continuously delivers valproate directly to the brain is safe and effective in patients with severe, refractory focal epilepsy, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medicare to More Closely Scrutinize Opioid Prescribing Medicare to More Closely Scrutinize Opioid Prescribing
Medicare will more closely scrutinize opioid prescribing and dispensing beginning in 2019, following through on a proposal outlined in a major 2016 law aimed at addressing the opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-term Use of Daclizumab Safe, With Caveats Long-term Use of Daclizumab Safe, With Caveats
Although the open-label extension study of 1500 patients with MS showed relatively positive safety results for daclizumab, investigators urge caution for those with elevated liver enzymes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Good News for Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy More Good News for Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy
A very-high-fat diet not only curbs seizures but also improves quality of life and other outcomes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Threefold Increased Stroke Risk Tied to Certain Antipsychotics Threefold Increased Stroke Risk Tied to Certain Antipsychotics
Second-generation antipsychotics increase risk for cardiovascular events, especially in the elderly. But are there differences in risk between these agents?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
A longitudinal study of cognitively normal older adults shows that biomarkers of increased amyloid burden increased over time in those with sleep apnea and in proportion to the severity of the condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Peer Review: Work or Hobby? Peer Review: Work or Hobby?
Dr Andrew Wilner asks whether busy clinicians should receive compensation for participating in peer review.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

' Striking' Impact of Adolescent Drinking on the Brain'Striking' Impact of Adolescent Drinking on the Brain
This study points to a trajectory in gray matter decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ANA 2017: 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association ANA 2017: 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ANA 2017Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Blink Reflex Recovery Cycle May Distinguish PSP From CBD Blink Reflex Recovery Cycle May Distinguish PSP From CBD
For indeterminate diagnoses, the R2 blink reflex recovery cycle can help distinguish between progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Child's Age a Key Factor for Accurate ADHD Diagnosis Child's Age a Key Factor for Accurate ADHD Diagnosis
A Finnish study confirms a'relative age effect'in the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), raising concern that ADHD may be overdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry
Leaders in psychiatry and neurology meet to discuss factors contributing to physician burnout and what can be done to promote wellness in the medical profession.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN) XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN)
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from WCN 2017Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

DOJ Launches Pilot Program to Crack Down on Pill Mill Docs DOJ Launches Pilot Program to Crack Down on Pill Mill Docs
A federal pilot program will focus on opioid-related healthcare fraud and identifying and prosecuting individuals who are contributing to the prescription opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs
Cannabidiol can change serum levels of several commonly used antiepileptic drugs in both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Boosting Brain Ketone Metabolism: A New Approach to Alzheimer's Boosting Brain Ketone Metabolism: A New Approach to Alzheimer's
Strategies that increase the brain's uptake of ketones as an approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment are showing promising preliminary results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change
A new report on dementia prevention, intervention, and care has recommended a comprehensive package of evidence-based actions, including management of nine key lifestyle factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TBI Tied to Severe, Long-Term Headaches in Veterans TBI Tied to Severe, Long-Term Headaches in Veterans
Traumatic brain injury in veterans is associated with a significantly increased risk of severe, long-term headaches, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PPIs Linked to Lower Cognitive Decline in Latest Study PPIs Linked to Lower Cognitive Decline in Latest Study
A new observational study has smoothed the waters somewhat over concerns about a possible increased risk for dementia with proton-pump inhibitors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What's Hot at AHS 2017? What's Hot at AHS 2017?
With several new treatments reaching the end of positive phase 3 trials, and a better understanding now of the problem,'we're entering a new era'in the field of headache and migraine, said one expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Wearable Device May Best Holter in AF Detection After Stroke Wearable Device May Best Holter in AF Detection After Stroke
A new wireless patch device enabling prolonged monitoring in patients with cryptogenic stroke detects more AF than does standard 24-hour Holter monitoring, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rupture Risk Low for Small Cerebral Aneurysms Rupture Risk Low for Small Cerebral Aneurysms
A new review shows the risk for growth and rupture of small and very small intracranial aneurysms is low, but because the evidence is poor, optimal management is still unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AAN Guideline on Neuroprotection After Cardiac Arrest New AAN Guideline on Neuroprotection After Cardiac Arrest
An expert panel recommends therapeutic hypothermia or targeted temperature management in comatose patients resuscitated after nontraumatic cardiac arrest, among other strategies to reduce brain injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Preop Opioid Use Linked to Worse Spine Surgery Outcomes Preop Opioid Use Linked to Worse Spine Surgery Outcomes
The cause of worse outcomes after lumbar fusion surgery could be multifactorial, ranging from worse baseline pain to effects of the drugs themselves, researchers speculate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Risk Allele Linked to Disease Severity in CTE Alzheimer's Risk Allele Linked to Disease Severity in CTE
In addition to disease stage, a new study shows that APOE epsilon 4 was associated with increased risk for dementia and ptau density in those with CTE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

All NSAIDs Linked to Increased MI Risk All NSAIDs Linked to Increased MI Risk
A new meta-analysis of patient-level data found that the heightened risk for myocardial infarction occurred in the first week with all five commonly used NSAIDs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is It Time to Rethink Low Vitamin D as a Contributor to MS? Is It Time to Rethink Low Vitamin D as a Contributor to MS?
From the 2017 AAN Annual Meeting, Medscape speaks with Dr Annette Langer-Gould about her research questioning the long-believed link between MS and vitamin D deficiency.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Subclinical Seizures Linked to Memory Loss? Subclinical Seizures Linked to Memory Loss?
Case reports suggest silent hippocampal seizures may contribute to cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer's disease, offering a potential new therapeutic target, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Circadian Body Temp Linked to Consciousness After Brain Injury Circadian Body Temp Linked to Consciousness After Brain Injury
Circadian rhythms may be an important therapeutic target in patients with a disorder of consciousness after brain injury, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Concussive Blast Mild TBI Symptoms May Worsen Over Time Concussive Blast Mild TBI Symptoms May Worsen Over Time
New research suggests battlefield concussive blast injury may be associated with a progressive, evolving disease process.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Spine Injuries Lower, Not Higher, With Motorcycle Helmet Spine Injuries Lower, Not Higher, With Motorcycle Helmet
An analysis of motorcycle injuries over 5 years shows that contrary to previous thought, helmet use is associated with lower, not higher, rates of cervical spine injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary Review Reduces Unnecessary Lumbar Surgeries Multidisciplinary Review Reduces Unnecessary Lumbar Surgeries
With the input of a multidisciplinary team of specialists, nonsurgical options emerge for the majority of lumbar fusion surgery recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

White Cell Count May Predict Ischemia After SAH White Cell Count May Predict Ischemia After SAH
Systemic inflammation is seen as a possible culprit increasing the risk for delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alemtuzumab: Durable Efficacy at 6 Years in MS Alemtuzumab: Durable Efficacy at 6 Years in MS
Extension studies confirm durability of the drug's effects in patients with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, but safety is still an issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In Stroke, a Major Reduction in Door-to-Needle Time In Stroke, a Major Reduction in Door-to-Needle Time
Dr Mark Alberts reviews two studies from AAN 2017 which found that door-to-needle time for tPA in acute stroke can be reduced--often drastically.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Medtronic to Update Device Label After Spinal Surgery Deaths Medtronic to Update Device Label After Spinal Surgery Deaths
After numerous reports of patient injuries, including two deaths, the company is warning against using non-Medtronic instruments with its NavLock Tracker during surgical procedures, the FDA announced.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

No Benefit of Aspirin in Preventing Dementia No Benefit of Aspirin in Preventing Dementia
A new review of the literature has found no evidence that low-dose aspirin protects against cognitive decline or dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Alterations Linked to PTSD, FND Brain Alterations Linked to PTSD, FND
Distinct cingulo-insular alterations were associated with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and functional neurologic disorders, as well as the magnitude of lifetime adverse events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Resuming Anticoagulants After ICH: A Cautious Nod? Resuming Anticoagulants After ICH: A Cautious Nod?
Resumption of anticoagulation in patients after ICH was associated with a lower risk for thromboembolic events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, with no apparent heightened risk for recurrence, in a new meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Outcomes Better, Not Worse, in Overlapping Neurosurgeries Outcomes Better, Not Worse, in Overlapping Neurosurgeries
The analysis of nearly 15,000 neurosurgical procedures counters public concerns of compromised outcomes associated with overlapping surgeries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Safe in Early Pituitary Tumor Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Safe in Early Pituitary Tumor
A new study shows no significant difference in endocrinopathies with early vs late treatment of residual recurring nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas; longer follow-up is needed, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news