Apple Devices Identify Early Parkinson's Disease Apple Devices Identify Early Parkinson's Disease
Smartwatch motion sensors, cognitive tasks, and motor exams can differentiate between patients with early, untreated Parkinson's disease and healthy controls, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pandemic-Related Stressors Identified in Parkinson's Disease Pandemic-Related Stressors Identified in Parkinson's Disease
Although all stressors studied yielded high scores, social stressors such as loss of social contacts and conflict at home exceeded those for"care stressors," such as problems accessing medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experimental Botulinum Toxin More Effective in Cervical Dystonia? Experimental Botulinum Toxin More Effective in Cervical Dystonia?
An investigative formulation of a botulinum neurotoxin may have a longer duration of beneficial effect for patients with cervical dystonia, new results from a phase 3 trial suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Synthetic Triglyceride Shows Potential in Huntington Disease Synthetic Triglyceride Shows Potential in Huntington Disease
The synthetic triglyceride triheptanoin may restore brain energy and decrease caudate atrophy in Huntington disease -- and improve motor function for up to a year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Does Migraine Cause Poor Sleep or Vice Versa? Does Migraine Cause Poor Sleep or Vice Versa?
Results of a large meta-analysis provides a clearer picture of how migraines affect sleep patterns in children and adults with the disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Transcranial Brain Stimulation: No Benefit for Stroke Rehab Transcranial Brain Stimulation: No Benefit for Stroke Rehab
Transcranial direct-current stimulation provided no additional benefit for upper extremity recovery, compared with sham stimulation, in a randomized trial of patients with mild to moderate stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Latest on Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines The Latest on Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines
Dr Stephen Krieger on how effective vaccines are in these patients, who should receive boosters, and when.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Sexual Assault in Women Tied to Increased Stroke, Dementia Risk Sexual Assault in Women Tied to Increased Stroke, Dementia Risk
Brain changes are associated with dementia and stroke in women who suffer traumatic experiences, especially sexual assault.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A New Name for BPD? A New Name for BPD?
Some psychiatrists believe that how borderline personality disorder is characterized is all wrong.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Alzheimer's Prevention? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Alzheimer's Prevention?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increased cerebral blood flow and improved cognition in a small study of older adults with memory problems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Friedreich's Ataxia Treatment Shows Extended Benefit Friedreich's Ataxia Treatment Shows Extended Benefit
A treatment that protects against inflammation may also help in slowing progression of Friedreich's ataxia out to more than 2 years, a new phase 2 trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parent-Led Intervention for Infants May Decrease Autism Symptoms Parent-Led Intervention for Infants May Decrease Autism Symptoms
A therapy that aims to work with each child's differences, rather than counter them, may support development during the early childhood years, a researcher said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vermont State Police Gets Mental Health Programs Director Vermont State Police Gets Mental Health Programs Director
"This is a crucial position within the Department of Public Safety and for the Vermont public safety community...."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved
A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family. Its profits would go to fight the opioid epidemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mds 2021 mds 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from MDS 2021Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Sublingual Film Well-Tolerated for Parkinson'Off' Episodes Sublingual Film Well-Tolerated for Parkinson'Off' Episodes
Even without the use of antiemetic drugs, apomorphine sublingual film was well tolerated to treat Parkinson'off'episodes, the most common adverse event being mild nausea, a study has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor of Net Clinical Benefit After Stroke, TIA: THALES Ticagrelor of Net Clinical Benefit After Stroke, TIA: THALES
A new analysis of data from the THALES trial separates out the reduction in ischemic events from the increase in bleeding events and shows the benefit outweighs the risk in a ratio of four-to-one.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Diroximel Fumarate (Vumerity) for MS EMA Panel Backs Diroximel Fumarate (Vumerity) for MS
Diroximel fumarate is similar to dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) in efficacy but has a unique chemical structure that may induce less irritation to the gastrointestinal tract.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nonopioid Med Promising for Neuropathic Pain Nonopioid Med Promising for Neuropathic Pain
Top-line phase 2 data suggest vixotrigine, Biogen's investigational oral sodium channel blocker, eases pain caused by diabetes-associated small fiber neuropathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy
CBD gel, added to antiseizure medication, may help reduce seizures and improve quality of life in children with developmental and epileptic encephalopathies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine
Researchers are studying a possible bridge to successful recovery: A vaccine that could blunt the drugs'ability to cause harm.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Too Little, Too Much Sleep Tied to Impaired Cognition Too Little, Too Much Sleep Tied to Impaired Cognition
Short sleep duration is associated with impaired memory whereas long sleep is associated with impaired executive function, new research suggests. However, only one is linked to increased amyloid burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ADHD a New Risk Factor for Alzheimer's? ADHD a New Risk Factor for Alzheimer's?
Relatives of individuals with ADHD are at increased risk for dementia, suggesting shared familial risk between the two brain disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Aspirin and Heparin Increase Bleeding Risk During EVT Aspirin and Heparin Increase Bleeding Risk During EVT
New data from MR CLEAN-MED show that aspirin and heparin, alone or in combination, double the risk for symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage when given during endovascular therapy (EVT) for ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Data Supporting Cannabis for Childhood Epilepsy Remain Scarce Data Supporting Cannabis for Childhood Epilepsy Remain Scarce
Although cannabis-based medicinal products have shown early promise in refractory childhood epilepsy, that should not supplant acceptable standards of evidence, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Flying Stroke Team to Rural Patients Doesn't Beat Transfer Flying Stroke Team to Rural Patients Doesn't Beat Transfer
A cohort study shows that flying interventionalists to provide EVT for rural stroke patients did not improve functional outcome in comparison with transfer to an interventional center, but more study is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mobile Stroke Units Linked to Reduced Stroke Disability Mobile Stroke Units Linked to Reduced Stroke Disability
In an observational study of patients with acute ischemic stroke, treatment in a mobile stroke unit was associated with better functional outcomes than treatment by emergency medical services.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Positive Topline Results for Novel Parkinson's Treatment Positive Topline Results for Novel Parkinson's Treatment
Two novel compounds offer the potential for direct treatment of GBA1 Parkinson's disease by guiding misfolded forms of the GCase enzyme to their proper shape and restoring enzymatic activity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Tool More Accurately Predicts Aneurysm Rupture Risk New Tool More Accurately Predicts Aneurysm Rupture Risk
The triple-S prediction model, which includes aneurysm size, site, and shape, is helpful in estimating absolute 1-year risk for rupture and guide treatment decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MR ASAP: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin in Stroke MR ASAP: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin in Stroke
Giving transdermal nitroglycerin to stroke patients in the ambulance within 3 hours of symptom onset was not shown to be of any benefit in the MR ASAP trial, which was stopped early owing to futility.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine
Trudhesa uses a proprietary technology to deliver DHE to the upper nasal space, bypassing the gut and potential absorption problems, and can be taken anytime during an acute migraine attack.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MS Plus Depression May Up Risk for Death, Vascular Disease MS Plus Depression May Up Risk for Death, Vascular Disease
The effects of depression and multiple sclerosis on all-cause mortality"are synergistic," investigators note."The take-home message...is the importance of treating depression in this population."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Implanted Stimulator a'Paradigm Shift' for Low Back Pain? Implanted Stimulator a'Paradigm Shift' for Low Back Pain?
The minimally invasive ReActiv8 device is safe and effective for patients with mechanical low back pain for whom spinal surgery is not indicated, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neuropsychiatry Affects Pediatric OCD Treatment Neuropsychiatry Affects Pediatric OCD Treatment
As treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has evolved in recent years, more attention is being given to the neuropsychiatric underpinnings of the condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Tranexamic Acid Fails to Prevent ICH Growth: TRAIGE Tranexamic Acid Fails to Prevent ICH Growth: TRAIGE
In a prospective, randomized trial, the rate of hematoma growth did not differ significantly between patients with intracerebral hemorrhage who received tranexamic acid and those who received placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

X Marks the Spot: Chromosome Genes Protective Against AD? X Marks the Spot: Chromosome Genes Protective Against AD?
Nineteen genes on the X chromosome are associated with less cognitive decline in women than in men. On the other hand, three genes in men are linked to tau burden, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Amulet Bests Watchman for LAAO But Not for Bleeding: AMULET-IDE Amulet Bests Watchman for LAAO But Not for Bleeding: AMULET-IDE
The device met all three primary endpoints in the first head-to-head comparison, but eyebrows were raised over procedural complications and high bleeding rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low-Intensity Ultrasound Safe, Effective in Mild Alzheimer's Low-Intensity Ultrasound Safe, Effective in Mild Alzheimer's
Temporarily opening the blood-brain barrier with low-intensity ultrasound and injected microbubbles may result in reduced amyloid plaque and less cognitive decline, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dapagliflozin in HFrEF May Cut Arrhythmias, Sudden Death: DAPA-HF Dapagliflozin in HFrEF May Cut Arrhythmias, Sudden Death: DAPA-HF
Response to the positive findings was tempered, however, by the post hoc nature of the analysis, choice of primary outcome, and inconsistencies among key subgroups.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Vagus Nerve Stimulation System for Stroke Rehab FDA OKs First Vagus Nerve Stimulation System for Stroke Rehab
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its kind vagus nerve stimulation system to treat moderate-to-severe upper extremity motor deficits associated with chronic ischemic stroke.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

California Delays Decriminalizing Psychedelic Substances California Delays Decriminalizing Psychedelic Substances
The bill's author said that he will keep working to persuade the public and legislators that it's a good idea.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurodegenerative Nature of Schizophrenia Makes Case for LAIs Neurodegenerative Nature of Schizophrenia Makes Case for LAIs
Although oral antipsychotics are effective in hospital, owing to enforced compliance by staff, patients should be switched to long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) upon discharge, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Motor Tics in Tourette's Linked to Cervical Spine Disorders Motor Tics in Tourette's Linked to Cervical Spine Disorders
Motor tics in patients with Tourette's syndrome can increase the risk for cervical spine disorders and related neurological conditions, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nonmotor Symptoms Common in Parkinson's Nonmotor Symptoms Common in Parkinson's
Nonmotor symptoms often include sleep disorders, depression, cognitive changes, and psychosis ― all of which patients may not be aware of can be related to Parkinson's, experts note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Plaque Stability on Statins Bolstered by'Good' Calcification Plaque Stability on Statins Bolstered by'Good' Calcification
There's both'good'and'bad'cholesterol, so could the same be said of calcium? Building on previous research, an imaging study suggests statins avert plaque rupture partly by'densifying'calcifications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Walking the Dog and Fetching Happiness in Your Practice Walking the Dog and Fetching Happiness in Your Practice
An argument for treating your solo practice like...your dog?Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Young Black, White Athletes Differ in Concussion Recovery Young Black, White Athletes Differ in Concussion Recovery
Young Black athletes who suffer concussions while playing sports are quicker to return to school and are less likely to adjust their daily routines than young White athletes, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Gene Therapy Promising for Rare Neurologic Disorder Novel Gene Therapy Promising for Rare Neurologic Disorder
Targeting the putamen with a novel gene therapy may lead to sustained improvement in motor and nonmotor functions in children with the ultra-rare genetic disorder AADC deficiency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ATV Crash Data Show Helmets'Clearly' Protect the Brain ATV Crash Data Show Helmets'Clearly' Protect the Brain
Kids who wear helmets and are involved in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are significantly less likely to sustain a severe brain injury than their peers who forgo helmets, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can Fecal Transplant Reverse Signs of Brain Aging? Can Fecal Transplant Reverse Signs of Brain Aging?
Early research suggests that transplanting fecal microbiota may attenuate age-related immune, cognitive, and behavioral degeneration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news