Some'Novel' Surprises in Epilepsy Data Some'Novel' Surprises in Epilepsy Data
Epilepsy expert Dr Joseph Sirven shares his highlights from this year's AAN annual meeting with Dr Andrew Wilner.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Attacks on American Agents Leave Baffling Battle Scars Attacks on American Agents Leave Baffling Battle Scars
The incidents are under investigation as public servants and some members of their families undergo medical care. One theory is agents are caught in the crosshairs of harmful spying devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Passes At-Home Test External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Passes At-Home Test
An at-home external trigeminal nerve stimulation device effectively relieves migraine after 2 hours of use, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

DEA: Companies Had'Systematic Failure' in Monitoring Pills DEA: Companies Had'Systematic Failure' in Monitoring Pills
Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the Office of Diversion Control for the DEA from 2006 to 2015, testified Tuesday in Charleston in a landmark civil case brought by Cabell County and the city of Huntington.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy
Language skills of 2-year-olds whose moms took anti-epilepsy drugs during pregnancy are similar to those with healthy mothers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Botox, CGRP a Dynamic Duo for Migraine? Botox, CGRP a Dynamic Duo for Migraine?
The addition of a CGRP to Botox treatment for migraine appears to have a synergistic effect, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Benefit of Fremanezumab in Posttraumatic Headache No Benefit of Fremanezumab in Posttraumatic Headache
A phase 2 study of fremanezumab showed no benefit in persistent posttraumatic headache.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Visits for Headache Yield High Patient Satisfaction Telemedicine Visits for Headache Yield High Patient Satisfaction
Patients overwhelmingly found telemedicine care for headache a satisfactory and beneficial experience during the pandemic, according to a study from the American Headache Society's 2021 annual meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Data Suggest Cause of Post-COVID Vaccine Blood Clots New Data Suggest Cause of Post-COVID Vaccine Blood Clots
Dr Christoph Diener's monthly journal review takes a closer look at rare neurologic side effects of COVID vaccines and the latest in epilepsy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Mild Stroke: Better at Lower BP? Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Mild Stroke: Better at Lower BP?
A new analysis from the POINT trial suggests that a strategy of mild blood-pressure reduction combined with dual antiplatelet therapy may further lower early risk for stroke recurrence, say the authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Next-Generation DBS System for Movement Disorders FDA Clears Next-Generation DBS System for Movement Disorders
Medtronic's SenSight DBS system combines steering capability with next-generation brain sensing capability to more precisely target motor symptoms in patients with movement disorders.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

What's Behind Brain Fog in Treated Hypothyroidism? What's Behind Brain Fog in Treated Hypothyroidism?
Large survey believed to be the first to explore the common phenomenon and identify potential avenues of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cortical Thinning in Teens'Definitively' Tied to Psychosis Cortical Thinning in Teens'Definitively' Tied to Psychosis
A large study shows widespread lower cortical thickness in people at high risk for psychosis, consistent with that seen in people with an established psychotic disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Not Your Ordinary Neuropathy Not Your Ordinary Neuropathy
A woman with type 2 diabetes initially presented with polyuria and a 9.5 A1c level. An exam reveals hyperesthesia of both feet. What is the most likely cause of her neuropathic symptoms?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care
About 46% of patients with migraine hesitate to seek treatment because they believe the disorder is not serious, that the cost of care is prohibitive, or that the physician won't take their condition seriously.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Your Weirdest Dreams Could Be Making You Smarter Your Weirdest Dreams Could Be Making You Smarter
The unusual sights and sounds we experience in our dreams might not be random, and could play a role in the way we learn, according to new scientific findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Meds a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment Schizophrenia Meds a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment
Total cumulative anticholinergic burden is a key contributor to cognitive impairment in schizophrenia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Over the Long Haul Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Over the Long Haul
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus remains effective for motor symptoms of Parkinson's'disease more than 15 years after device implantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

After Sports Concussion, Physical Activity Lowers Anxiety in Teens After Sports Concussion, Physical Activity Lowers Anxiety in Teens
Teens who did more moderate physical activity after a sports-related concussion had lower anxiety than those who did less, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events
Botulinum toxin is said to be the most lethal substance known. Inhaling just 1-3 nanograms of toxin per kilogram of body mass constitutes a lethal dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Long and Shared History of Electricity and Medicine The Long and Shared History of Electricity and Medicine
Two pioneering 18th-century researchers had a bitter philosophical disagreement about electricity and frog legs. One would win, but history would prove them both correct.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Hundred-Year History of Electricity in Medicine The Hundred-Year History of Electricity in Medicine
Two pioneering 18th-century researchers had a bitter philosophical disagreement about electricity and frog legs. One would win, but history would prove them both correct.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Rimegepant Indication to Include Migraine Prevention FDA Expands Rimegepant Indication to Include Migraine Prevention
The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the indication for rimegepant (Nurtec ODT, Biohaven) to include prevention of migraine in adults.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 29, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Neurologists Brace, Prepare for Long-COVID Fallout Neurologists Brace, Prepare for Long-COVID Fallout
At least 1 in 3 patients are affected by post-acute neurologic sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Enough to Wreck Their Rest: $10,322 for a Sleep Study Enough to Wreck Their Rest: $10,322 for a Sleep Study
The University of Miami Health System charges a truck driver six times what Medicare would pay for an overnight test.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How to Help Vaccinated Patients Navigate FOGO (Fear of Going Out) How to Help Vaccinated Patients Navigate FOGO (Fear of Going Out)
Many people face new anxieties as we begin transitioning back to the'real world. 'Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Fast Tracks Testing of Drug for Impaired Cognition FDA Fast Tracks Testing of Drug for Impaired Cognition
The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental agent for treating cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Obesity Paradox Challenged: Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition Obesity Paradox Challenged: Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition
A new international cohort study suggests weight gain in older adults does not preserve cognition, in findings that challenge the"obesity paradox."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults
Adults between 18 and 25 with epilepsy face higher risk for mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, and suicidality vs the general population, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Doc Who Died of COVID Leaves Family $20M Baseball Card Collection Doc Who Died of COVID Leaves Family $20M Baseball Card Collection
One item -- a 1933 Babe Ruth card -- could draw the largest bid ever for a single card. Neurologist Thomas Newman's many passions also included family, playing trombone and piano, golf, and running.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Psychiatric Disorder Prevalence Higher in Adult Cerebral Palsy Psychiatric Disorder Prevalence Higher in Adult Cerebral Palsy
Adults with cerebral palsy, especially those with intellectual disabilities, are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder than the general population, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychosis, Depression Tied to Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Psychosis, Depression Tied to Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's
Depression and psychosis are significantly associated with neuronal loss and gliosis, but not with Lewy body scores, in Parkinson ’s disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The End of Happy Hour? No Safe Level of Alcohol for the Brain The End of Happy Hour? No Safe Level of Alcohol for the Brain
Compared to abstinence, any level of alcohol intake is associated with poorer brain health, new research suggests; some groups may be more vulnerable than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery
Incomplete resection and very early epilepsy onset are among the predictors of seizure recurrence following epilepsy surgery, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acts of Kindness, Empathy Bolster Mental Health Acts of Kindness, Empathy Bolster Mental Health
How acts of kindness and compassion can benefit both our physical and mental health.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Fall Prevention Advice for Patients With Parkinson's Fall Prevention Advice for Patients With Parkinson's
Tai chi's emphasis on balance and strength may make it an excellent option for older adults.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Time to Reevaluate Parkinson's Disease Subtyping, Experts Say Time to Reevaluate Parkinson's Disease Subtyping, Experts Say
An international task force says it is time to reevaluate current subtyping of Parkinson's disease, which it says has dubious clinical applicability and biological relevance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Long-term Use of Prescription Sleep Meds Unsupported by New Data Long-term Use of Prescription Sleep Meds Unsupported by New Data
Perimenopausal women are using prescription sleep medications for long periods of time despite no evidence of efficacy, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Depot Buprenorphine a Shot in the Arm for Opioid Addiction? Depot Buprenorphine a Shot in the Arm for Opioid Addiction?
Adults in treatment for opioid dependence report high satisfaction with buprenorphine injection, in new findings that could help improve treatment and management of patients with opioid dependence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

AAN Pushes for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth AAN Pushes for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth
Telehealth won't replace in-person neurologist care, but the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated that telehealth is essential and effective, the AAN says in a new position statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

HOST-EXAM: Clopidogrel Beats Aspirin as Monotherapy After Stenting HOST-EXAM: Clopidogrel Beats Aspirin as Monotherapy After Stenting
For patients who had completed a period of dual antiplatelet therapy, clopidogrel alone was linked to lower rates of both ischemic events and bleeding compared to aspirin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Racial Disparities in Endovascular Therapy for Stroke Persist Racial Disparities in Endovascular Therapy for Stroke Persist
Although the use of this beneficial treatment for ischemic stroke has increased in all racial and ethnic groups, Black and ethnic minority patients are still less likely to receive it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Assessing Cognitive Nuances Between ADHD and Autism Assessing Cognitive Nuances Between ADHD and Autism
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder often coexist in children and adults, but range of cognitive abilities can vary widely, experts note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Deeper Sleep, Slower Heart Rate Tied to Sudden Death in Epilepsy Deeper Sleep, Slower Heart Rate Tied to Sudden Death in Epilepsy
Deeper sleep and slower heart rate following seizures may work synergistically to increase the risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Decreased COVID Antibody Response in MS Patients Taking Ocrelizumab Decreased COVID Antibody Response in MS Patients Taking Ocrelizumab
Antibody, but not T-cell, response appears to be attenuated in patients with MS who take the disease-modifying therapy ocrelizumab during COVID-19 infection, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Wireless System Remotely Monitors, Adjusts DBS in Parkinson's Wireless System Remotely Monitors, Adjusts DBS in Parkinson's
A new device remotely conveys information about brain activity in patients with Parkinson's disease, enabling more precise fine-tuning of deep brain stimulation (DBS).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Recurrent Stroke'Alarmingly High' With Carotid Web Recurrent Stroke'Alarmingly High' With Carotid Web
Ischemic stroke patients with a carotid web – a protrusion in the carotid artery – have unacceptably high rates of recurrent stroke and may need more intensive secondary prevention, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How Has COVID-19 Affected People With Migraine? How Has COVID-19 Affected People With Migraine?
Lifestyle changes and stresses as a result of the pandemic, as well as the virus itself, have made an impact on patients with migraine.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

TMS'Surprisingly Effective' for Resistant Depression TMS'Surprisingly Effective' for Resistant Depression
In a large new registry study of patients who received transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), efficacy rates matched those of drug therapy, without the side effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

TBS Modulates Placebo, Nocebo Experiences TBS Modulates Placebo, Nocebo Experiences
Noninvasive brain stimulation has the potential to boost a patient's placebo experience or blunt the nocebo experience, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news