A Downside to Smartphone Alerts A Downside to Smartphone Alerts
Dr Alan Jacobs discusses a study in college students which concluded that strategies should be taken to curtail our constant digital stimulation.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Drug Targeting Brain Metabolism Improves Cognition Drug Targeting Brain Metabolism Improves Cognition
Some experts are calling preliminary results of a phase 2 trial of an agent designed to regulate glucose metabolism in the brain a'game changer. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Evidence Supports Early Start to Therapy in MS More Evidence Supports Early Start to Therapy in MS
11-year BENEFIT follow-up suggests that immediate vs delayed treatment at first signs of multiple sclerosis reduces risk for second event and decreases relapse rate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Unique Gender Profiles of Alzheimer Disease The Unique Gender Profiles of Alzheimer Disease
Metabolic profiles in women might indicate the best therapeutic approach to treat Alzheimer disease.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Thymectomy Bests Medical Therapy in Myasthenia Gravis Thymectomy Bests Medical Therapy in Myasthenia Gravis
' The trial ends an 80-year controversy'about benefits of thymectomy for patients with major myasthenia gravis but no thymus tumor, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In Search of Lost Time: The Clock Test In Search of Lost Time: The Clock Test
Dr Andrew Wilner discusses how a deceptively simple exercise--having a patient draw the time on a clock--can have incredible diagnostic power.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

FDA Panels Back Abuse-Deterrent Arymo ER for Severe Pain FDA Panels Back Abuse-Deterrent Arymo ER for Severe Pain
Two advisory committees voted 18-1 that the new drug should be approved. They also voted overwhelmingly for labeling it as an abuse deterrent by oral, nasal, and intravenous routes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Successes and Snags in Brain Stimulation for Pain Successes and Snags in Brain Stimulation for Pain
Although recent studies show a notable effect, maintaining the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation for pain has been a challenge.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

' Striking' Link Between Sleep Disturbances and Stroke'Striking' Link Between Sleep Disturbances and Stroke
Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome may'represent both a risk factor and a consequence of stroke,'a new literature review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Dysport for Lower-Limb Spasticity in Kids FDA Clears Dysport for Lower-Limb Spasticity in Kids
Dysport is the first, and only, FDA-approved botulinum toxin for the treatment of pediatric lower-limb spasticity.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

WHO Outlines Global Dementia Research Priorities WHO Outlines Global Dementia Research Priorities
Dementia prevention, risk reduction, and delivery of high-quality care are global dementia research priorities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Edoxaban Benefits AF Patients With Previous Stroke/TIA Edoxaban Benefits AF Patients With Previous Stroke/TIA
A subgroup analysis of the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial has shown that patients with AF and a history of previous ischemic stroke/TIA have generally greater absolute benefits from the new oral anticoagulant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A'Three-Peat': Mayo Clinic Ranked Top Neurology Hospital Again A'Three-Peat': Mayo Clinic Ranked Top Neurology Hospital Again
Repeating its achievements in 2014 and 2015, the Mayo Clinic once again sits on top in the annual US News& World Report rankings of neurology and neurosurgery hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurologists Need More Guidance to Deal With Brain Death Neurologists Need More Guidance to Deal With Brain Death
Neurologists need more guidance when it comes to managing families after a patient is declared brain dead, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AAN Guidance on Treating Stroke Patients With PFO New AAN Guidance on Treating Stroke Patients With PFO
A new update warns clinicians against routinely offering percutaneous PFO closure to patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke outside of a research setting. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Advance Directives in Dementia: When to Discuss? Advance Directives in Dementia: When to Discuss?
Advance directives can greatly improve care of patients with cognitive impairment. When is the right time to bring up this important topic and what resources are available? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Ask the Expert Source Type: news

New Initiative Halts Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Patients New Initiative Halts Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Patients
It is possible to stop antipsychotic use in long-term care patients with dementia without a reemergence of behavioral and psychological symptoms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Benefit of Stroke Centers Negated After 90 Minutes of Travel Benefit of Stroke Centers Negated After 90 Minutes of Travel
Stroke patients treated at designated stroke centers had a lower case fatality rate, but only if it took less than 90 minutes to reach the facility, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Neurology-Focused Guidance Released on Child-to-Adult Care New Neurology-Focused Guidance Released on Child-to-Adult Care
A new consensus statement from the Child Neurology Foundation, endorsed by the AAN, spells out eight best practices for a successful transition from child to adult neurologic care. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Checklist Tests Behavior Change as First Sign of Dementia New Checklist Tests Behavior Change as First Sign of Dementia
Mild behavioral changes, not memory problems, may be a harbinger of cognitive decline, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleepwalking: The Science, Cures, and Consequences Sleepwalking: The Science, Cures, and Consequences
Dr Michael Howell discusses his research into sleepwalking, from its earliest descriptions to the newest research linking it to such conditions as restless legs syndrome. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Gene Variant Protects Against Alzheimer's Gene Variant Protects Against Alzheimer's
Researchers have identified a genetic variant linked to reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease, even in people with other elevated genetic risks for this disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAIC 2016. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Mental Stimulation May Offset Impact of Poor Diet on Cognition Mental Stimulation May Offset Impact of Poor Diet on Cognition
A'Western'-style diet heavy on red meat, processed foods, sugary drinks, and baked goods is associated with cognitive decline, but mental stimulation may help offset this negative effect. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Change to MRI Criteria Would Diagnose MS Earlier Change to MRI Criteria Would Diagnose MS Earlier
A new proposal to change the current MRI criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis to include the symptomatic lesion has been put forward in hopes of identifying patients earlier. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Oral Relistor for Opioid-Induced Constipation FDA Okays Oral Relistor for Opioid-Induced Constipation
The agency has approved a more convenient tablet form vs subcutaneous injections for patients with noncancer pain who have opioid-induced constipation. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

All Smokers, but Especially Women, Face Increased SAH Risk All Smokers, but Especially Women, Face Increased SAH Risk
Authors of a new study say they were'a bit surprised that vulnerability to smoking may explain, at least in part, the previously reported increase in SAH risk in women.' Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Birth Season and MS RiskMore Evidence Links Birth Season and MS Risk
The risk for multiple sclerosis was 24% higher for individuals born in a particular month, a new population study concludes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Birth Season and MS Risk More Evidence Links Birth Season and MS Risk
The risk for multiple sclerosis was 24% higher for individuals born in a particular month, a new population study concludes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Topline Results Show Stem Cell Transplants Safe in ALSTopline Results Show Stem Cell Transplants Safe in ALS
New phase 2 results support the benefits of stem cell therapy (NurOwn, Brainstorm) vs placebo in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Topline Results Show Stem Cell Transplants Safe in ALS Topline Results Show Stem Cell Transplants Safe in ALS
New phase 2 results support the benefits of stem cell therapy (NurOwn, Brainstorm) vs placebo in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ROCKET AF Controversy: New INR Analysis Backs Primary Results ROCKET AF Controversy: New INR Analysis Backs Primary Results
In response to a letter-to-the-editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, investigators released results from additional analyses they say are consistent with the trial's original findings. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ROCKET AF Controversy: New INR Analysis Backs Primary ResultsROCKET AF Controversy: New INR Analysis Backs Primary Results
In response to a letter-to-the-editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, investigators released results from additional analyses they say are consistent with the trial's original findings. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to PD, Not DementiaTraumatic Brain Injury Linked to PD, Not Dementia
Sustaining a traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness is associated with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body accumulation, but not Alzheimer's disease or dementia, in a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to PD, Not Dementia Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to PD, Not Dementia
Sustaining a traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness is associated with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body accumulation, but not Alzheimer's disease or dementia, in a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experts Warn Against DIY Brain Stimulation Experts Warn Against DIY Brain Stimulation
In response to reports of the general public using 'do-it-yourself' transcranial electrical stimulation to 'zap themselves smarter,' several experts have warned of the possible dangers of this practice Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Insurance Coverage Worsening for MS Drugs Insurance Coverage Worsening for MS Drugs
A new survey suggests the 'skyrocketing' costs of multiple sclerosis therapies are causing problems with insurance coverage, leading to some patients not getting treatment or skipping doses to cut costs. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Gene May Affect Brain, Even in Childhood Alzheimer's Gene May Affect Brain, Even in Childhood
APOE epsilon genotyping may identify children who could eventually benefit from early interventions or preventive measures, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Gene May Affect Brain, Even in ChildhoodAlzheimer's Gene May Affect Brain, Even in Childhood
APOE epsilon genotyping may identify children who could eventually benefit from early interventions or preventive measures, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Far-Reaching Opioid Bill Goes to Obama for SignatureFar-Reaching Opioid Bill Goes to Obama for Signature
The bipartisan bill aims to combat the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, but Congressional action is still needed to fund it. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Low Coenzyme Q10 Linked to Multiple System AtrophyLow Coenzyme Q10 Linked to Multiple System Atrophy
Even patients without a genetic mutation associated with the disorder had low levels of coenzyme Q10, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alere to Withdraw Anticoagulation Monitors From MarketAlere to Withdraw Anticoagulation Monitors From Market
The Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR monitoring systems will be withdrawn from the market because of the potential for the monitors to give inaccurate INR results. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

New Consensus Guidance on Myasthenia Gravis New Consensus Guidance on Myasthenia Gravis
The new international expert consensus is intended to be a guide for clinicians caring for patients with myasthenia gravis worldwide. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Ultrasound Device (ExAblate Neuro) for ETFDA Okays Ultrasound Device (ExAblate Neuro) for ET
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat refractory essential tremor. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New Approach May Revolutionize Epilepsy Surgery New Approach May Revolutionize Epilepsy Surgery
Researchers have created what seems to be a groundbreaking method for identifying regions of the brain that trigger seizures in patients with epilepsy, a finding that could revolutionize surgery for the disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PRAC to Review Risks of Modified-Release ParacetamolPRAC to Review Risks of Modified-Release Paracetamol
The agency will consider measures to minimize risk and reduce harm of overdose with modified- and prolonged-release paracetamol products. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New Guidance on Use of Nonstatin Cholesterol-Lowering DrugsNew Guidance on Use of Nonstatin Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
The American College of Cardiology has released new expert recommendations on the role of nonstatin therapies for LDL cholesterol lowering in the management of cardiovascular disease risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MRI Study Moves Closer to Accurate Migraine Classification MRI Study Moves Closer to Accurate Migraine Classification
Dr Catherine Chong speaks with Dr Andrew Wilner about her group's functional MRI research illuminating the patterns and brain regions underlying chronic migraines. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Does Menopause Mean More Migraines?Does Menopause Mean More Migraines?
Dr Alan Jacobs reviews a study that determines whether migraine frequency increases in women during menopausal transition. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

New Alzheimer's Biomarker Classification System Proposed New Alzheimer's Biomarker Classification System Proposed
The new system includes different measures of amyloid, tau, and neurodegeneration and would provide immediate simple information about a patient's risk profile. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news