FDA Issues New NSAIDs Warning for Second Half of Pregnancy FDA Issues New NSAIDs Warning for Second Half of Pregnancy
The agency links potential for low amniotic fluid and kidney issues in unborn children with over-the-counter and prescription NSAIDs, with the exception of 81 mg aspirin.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment
DaxibotulinumtoxinA for treatment of cervical dystonia met the primary and secondary endpoints in the ASPEN-1 phase 3 trial, Revance Therapeutics reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prodrugs Infusion Beats Oral PD Therapy for Motor Symptoms Prodrugs Infusion Beats Oral PD Therapy for Motor Symptoms
A continuous subcutaneous infusion of foslevodopa/foscarbidopa controlled the motor symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease better compared with oral levodopa/carbidopa, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Biomarker in the Eye May Flag Neurodegeneration Risk Biomarker in the Eye May Flag Neurodegeneration Risk
Neurofilament light chain is detectable in the vitreous humor of the eye, and greater levels of NfL are linked to higher levels of amyloid-beta and tau proteins, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson's Trial Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson's Trial
Remote visits were feasible, reliable, and well accepted by patients in a Parkinson's disease clinical trial when compared with in-person visits. They also saved time for patients and investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Old Drug Turned'Cash Cow' as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial Old Drug Turned'Cash Cow' as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial
Acthar was a"premium-priced product" with a"robust cash flow profile" that would help the company"achieve aspirational goals with a single transaction," according to internal discussions.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Migraine'Rebound' Stopping Clopidogrel After ASD Closure No Migraine'Rebound' Stopping Clopidogrel After ASD Closure
Some concern has been raised that stopping DAPT too soon may increase migraine risk, but a new study offers reassuring findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Serum NfL May Flag Subclinical Disease in Pregnant MS Patients Serum NfL May Flag Subclinical Disease in Pregnant MS Patients
Serum levels of neurofilament light increase among women with MS during pregnancy and the postpartum period.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anticoagulation for COVID-19: More Harm than Good? Anticoagulation for COVID-19: More Harm than Good?
The risk for fatal hemorrhagic stroke adds questions to the routine use of prophylactic anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19, according to Dr Andrew Wilner.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Clinical Case Source Type: news

Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's? Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's?
Drs Adam Boxer, Samuel Gandy, and Rudolph Tanzi discuss the potential impact of a breakthrough study of plasma phospho-tau217. (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups
Pregnant or nursing women and young children are among those who should not receive fillings containing mercury, owing to the potential harmful effects of the release of mercury vapor over time.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Alemtuzumab: Prior Autoimmunity Does Not Predict Adverse Events Alemtuzumab: Prior Autoimmunity Does Not Predict Adverse Events
There's no evidence to support the idea that previous autoimmunity before or after alemtuzumab predicts subsequent rare but serious autoimmune events recently linked to the drug, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ECT for Bipolar Disorder: Across-the-Board Symptom Relief ECT for Bipolar Disorder: Across-the-Board Symptom Relief
Electroconvulsive therapy achieved response rates of more than 80% for all symptoms of bipolar disorder and remission rates of more than 60% for several features, results of a large study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Are Cases of SUDEP Declining? Why Are Cases of SUDEP Declining?
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with Dr Daniel Friedman about how expanded coverage and increased awareness may be reducing sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Flecainide Plus Modafinil Relieves Sleepiness in Parkinson's Flecainide Plus Modafinil Relieves Sleepiness in Parkinson's
A phase 2 study shows low-dose flecainide added to modafinil relieved excessive day-time sleepiness for some patients with Parkinson's disease without affecting cognition or motor symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SSRIs Linked to'Small But Significant' Increase in Violent Crime SSRIs Linked to'Small But Significant' Increase in Violent Crime
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may increase risk for committing violent crime -- even up to 12 weeks after drug discontinuation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CGRPs Promising for Prevention of Chronic Cluster Headache CGRPs Promising for Prevention of Chronic Cluster Headache
Treatment with CGRP monoclonal antibodies may reduce the frequency of chronic cluster headache attacks in patients with an inadequate response to other preventive medications, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from MDS 2020Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS
Researchers have identified five cognitive phenotypes among patients with multiple sclerosis, which can help drive tailored rehabilitative strategies, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Optimal Dose of Fingolimod for Multiple Sclerosis Confirmed Optimal Dose of Fingolimod for Multiple Sclerosis Confirmed
The 0.5-mg dose of fingolimod provides a greater reduction in annualized relapse rate vs both the 0.25-mg dose of fingolimod and the 20-mg dose of glatiramer acetate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure was associated with a lower odds of incident Alzheimer's disease and other dementia in a large retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECNP 2020.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

High Plasma GFAP Level Predicts Disability in Progressive MS High Plasma GFAP Level Predicts Disability in Progressive MS
A high level of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in the blood may predict worsening disability in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Omega-3s to Prevent Alzheimer's: Who Benefits? Omega-3s to Prevent Alzheimer's: Who Benefits?
Drs Richard Isaacson and Hussein Yassine discuss omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for the prevention of Alzheimer ’ s disease.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS
Measuring levels of neurofilament light chain is an effective way of detecting disease activity and the need to optimize treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis, independent of other measures, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

App for MS Aims to Capture Elusive Signals of Progression App for MS Aims to Capture Elusive Signals of Progression
Investigators in Switzerland are testing an application for smartphones that they hope will elucidate subtle signs of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) -- beyond what standard imaging and clinical biomarkers can tell them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lessons for Patients With MS and COVID-19 Lessons for Patients With MS and COVID-19
Two lessons about managing patients with MS and COVID-19 have emerged: Combined PCR and serology helped avoid disease reactivation in asymptomatic carriers during the pandemic peak, and infected MS patients could stay on MS drugs during COVID-19 treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Satralizumab Reduces Risk of Severe NMOSD Relapse Satralizumab Reduces Risk of Severe NMOSD Relapse
Compared with placebo, satralizumab reduces the risk of severe relapse in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Exposure to DMT May Delay Disability Accumulation in Primary Progressive MS Exposure to DMT May Delay Disability Accumulation in Primary Progressive MS
For patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, longer exposure to disease-modifying therapy may delay the time at which a patient is restricted to a wheelchair.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In MS, Serious AEs More Common in Rituximab vs Ocrelizumab In MS, Serious AEs More Common in Rituximab vs Ocrelizumab
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

For BP Screening, Shorter Rest Time Yields Similar Results For BP Screening, Shorter Rest Time Yields Similar Results
The recommended 5-minute rest period before obtaining a clinic blood pressure (BP) measurement can be shortened without sacrificing accuracy, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ectrims 2020 ectrims 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECTRIMS 2020Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS
A study has found that patients with multiple sclerosis who smoke have an increased risk of higher plasma neurofilament light levels (pNfL), which increase disease activity and reduce response to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Biomarker May Predict Parkinson's Disease Progression Blood Biomarker May Predict Parkinson's Disease Progression
Although the biomarker, neurofilament light chain (NfL), is not especially specific, it is the first blood-based biomarker for Parkinson's disease. Researchers analyzed data from 176 people with PD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lowering Rituximab Dose in Patients With MS Safe, Effective Lowering Rituximab Dose in Patients With MS Safe, Effective
A new study has found that reducing rituximab dosage from 1,000 mg every 6 months to 500 mg every 6 months is a safe and stable choice for patients with multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Man Behind the Brain: Harvey Cushing's Legacy The Man Behind the Brain: Harvey Cushing's Legacy
Cushing was the father of modern neurosurgery, and his contributions still resonate in a cutting-edge field.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes' Return to Play Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes' Return to Play
Two plasma biomarkers, total tau protein and glial fibrillary acidic protein, were notably associated with predicting when athletes should return from sports-related concussions, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Three Doctors on Benzodiazepines and Dementia Risk Three Doctors on Benzodiazepines and Dementia Risk
Drs Ghaemi, Larson, and Maust on why key studies to date have had difficulty establishing causation.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

The New Neuroscience of Stuttering The New Neuroscience of Stuttering
After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations ― and new treatments may be on the horizon.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SSRIs Risky After Intracerebral Hemorrhage SSRIs Risky After Intracerebral Hemorrhage
SSRIs effectively treat depression following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but also increase risk for recurrent hemorrhagic stroke, particularly in patients at high risk for repeat ICH.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy May Underlie Dysautonomia in ME/CFS Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy May Underlie Dysautonomia in ME/CFS
A significant proportion of patients with ME/CFS and dysautonomia may have potentially treatable underlying autoimmune-associated small-fiber neuropathy, pilot data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

It's Tough to Get a Good Night's Sleep in Outer Space It's Tough to Get a Good Night's Sleep in Outer Space
Astronauts experience shorter sleep duration, more wakefulness, and changes in the structure of sleep cycles while in microgravity in findings that may have implications for space travel and here on earth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Elon Musk Updates Status of Neuralink's Brain-Machine Interface Elon Musk Updates Status of Neuralink's Brain-Machine Interface
Elon Musk's company Neuralink is making headway in developing a transformational implantable brain-machine interface to revolutionize the treatment of a host of neurologic conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novel Therapy an Alternative to ECT for Resistant Depression? Novel Therapy an Alternative to ECT for Resistant Depression?
In a single-center study, magnetic seizure therapy produced remission from suicidal ideation in 50% of patients with treatment resistant depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Choroid Plexuses May Play a Role in Migraine Choroid Plexuses May Play a Role in Migraine
Levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 in cerebrospinal fluid could serve as a biomarker of the mechanisms underlying migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TNF Inhibitors Linked to Inflammatory CNS Events TNF Inhibitors Linked to Inflammatory CNS Events
Use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with autoimmune diseases may increase risk for inflammatory demyelinating and non-demyelinating central nervous system events, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Healthy Diets Inversely Linked to Early Parkinson's Symptoms Healthy Diets Inversely Linked to Early Parkinson's Symptoms
Adherence to a healthy eating pattern like the Mediterranean diet is inversely linked to prodromal features of Parkinson's disease, including constipation and depressive symptoms, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Ofatumumab (Kesimpta) for Relapsing Forms of MS FDA OKs Ofatumumab (Kesimpta) for Relapsing Forms of MS
The FDA has approved ofatumumab (Kesimpta) as the first self-administered, targeted B-cell therapy for adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New Guidelines Recommend Topicals for Musculoskeletal Injuries New Guidelines Recommend Topicals for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Topical NSAIDs were among most effective for immediate and continued pain and symptom relief for non-low back musculoskeletal pain, according to new ACP/AAFP guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked to Development of Myasthenia Gravis COVID-19 Linked to Development of Myasthenia Gravis
Three patients with no prior neurologic or autoimmune disorders developed myasthenia gravis within a week after onset of fever from SARS-CoV-2 infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news