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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

Migraine Tied to Hypertension Risk in Women Migraine Tied to Hypertension Risk in Women
Women who have migraine headaches, particularly migraine without aura, are at increased risk for hypertension, a new study suggests.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

Women at 50% Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion Women at 50% Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion
Female athletes may be at significantly higher risk for concussion than their male counterparts, new research shows. However, the reason behind this phenomenon is unclear.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

Further Evidence Parkinson's May Start in the Gut Further Evidence Parkinson's May Start in the Gut
A Swedish study has shown a lower risk for Parkinson's in individuals who have had a vagotomy, supporting the idea that the disease may spread from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CHERISH: Nusinersen May Improve Motor Function in SMA CHERISH: Nusinersen May Improve Motor Function in SMA
The phase 3 CHERISH trial showed that children with SMA receiving nusinersen had greater improvements in overall motor function and upper-limb function than did those receiving a sham procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Cerliponase Alfa for Form of Batten Disease FDA Clears Cerliponase Alfa for Form of Batten Disease
Brineura is the first FDA-approved drug to slow loss of walking ability in children with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

For Headache--Peripheral Nerve Block, Steroids, or Both? For Headache--Peripheral Nerve Block, Steroids, or Both?
From the AAN Annual Meeting, Medscape speaks with Dr Matthew S. Robbins about two new studies looking at peripheral nerve blocks and steroid treatment for headache disorders.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Found in Access to Neurologic Services Racial Disparities Found in Access to Neurologic Services
Blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to visit a neurologist for conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy, a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Platelet Function Testing Important With Pipeline Embolization Platelet Function Testing Important With Pipeline Embolization
Identification of patients who will be poor responders to antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel can help avoid thromboembolic complications after flow diversion procedures for intracranial aneurysm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Phase 3 Trials Positive for Erenumab in Migraine Prevention Phase 3 Trials Positive for Erenumab in Migraine Prevention
Both STRIVE and ARISE phase 3 trials met their primary outcomes, showing greater reductions in monthly migraine days for patients with episodic migraine treated with erenumab vs those receiving placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AANS 2017.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

T Cells Targeting Epstein-Barr Virus -- A New Treatment for MS? T Cells Targeting Epstein-Barr Virus -- A New Treatment for MS?
This new approach -- based on the theory that the Epstein-Barr virus plays a causative role in MS -- has shown encouraging results in a preliminary study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Linked to Depression Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Linked to Depression
Getting 6 hours of sleep per night, just 1 less than'optimum sleep duration,'was associated with 60% to 80% greater risk for depression, hopelessness, and nervousness, report investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Adult Antiepileptics for PGTC Seizures Effective in Children Adult Antiepileptics for PGTC Seizures Effective in Children
New research bolsters the argument for extrapolating to children the data from adult studies of drugs, even for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news