Pros and Cons of Extended-Release Antiepileptic DrugsPros and Cons of Extended-Release Antiepileptic Drugs
Dr Wilner discusses the problem of medication adherence in epilepsy, and the ways in which extended-release treatments may help address it. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2016International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2016
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ISC 2016. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to DementiaProton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Dementia
A new study reinforced results of earlier research showing an association between regular use of these drugs to treat gastrointestinal disorders and dementia risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACTRIMS Forum 2016: Focus on Progressive MSACTRIMS Forum 2016: Focus on Progressive MS
ACTRIMS Forum 2016, the first stand-alone ACTRIMS meeting, will focus on emerging concepts in MS and the latest data on novel treatment approaches. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New EMA Advice for PML Prevention With Tysabri in MSNew EMA Advice for PML Prevention With Tysabri in MS
The European Medicines Agency has released new recommendations on PML prevention with natalizumab in multiple sclerosis. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

The Global Rise of TelemedicineThe Global Rise of Telemedicine
Teaser: (include expert's name as appropriate; 200 characters max) With many regions facing clinician shortages, telemedicine is growing in the United States and around the world. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

What's Hot at ISC 2016?What's Hot at ISC 2016?
After last year's landmark trials making endovascular therapy the standard of care, the stroke community meets in Los Angeles ahead of the Oscars for the International Stroke Conference 2016. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Treatments, New Technologies in Parkinson DiseaseNew Treatments, New Technologies in Parkinson Disease
Dr Brian Fiske from the Michael J. Fox Foundation discusses recent developments in understanding, diagnosing, and treating Parkinson disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Poor Midlife Fitness Linked to Smaller Brain Volume LaterPoor Midlife Fitness Linked to Smaller Brain Volume Later
The connection between poor fitness and brain aging is even more important for patients with heart disease, a new study show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dementia Rates DecliningDementia Rates Declining
New Framingham data show a 20% per decade drop in dementia incidence, most likely due to improved control of vascular risk factors, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Physician Gets 30-Year Sentence for Overdose MurdersPhysician Gets 30-Year Sentence for Overdose Murders
Hsiu Ying 'Lisa' Tseng was the first physician convicted of murder for overprescribing drugs that led to a patient's death, according to the DEA. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Frontotemporal Dementia Linked to Abnormal Eating Frontotemporal Dementia Linked to Abnormal Eating
A new study shows clearly that patients with behavioral variant FTD excessively overeat, particularly sweet foods, while those with semantic dementia have very rigid eating habits. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AAPM Pain Meeting Puts Focus on Primary Care AAPM Pain Meeting Puts Focus on Primary Care
The upcoming meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine promises 'something for everyone,' says the meeting's program chair. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Possible Therapy for Menopausal Cognitive Decline A Possible Therapy for Menopausal Cognitive Decline
Menopausal women taking LDX showed significant improvements in organization and motivation for work, attention, and processing speed. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

New Recommendations on MRI Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis New Recommendations on MRI Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
New revisions to imaging criteria for the diagnosis of MS should lead to more accurate diagnosis of the disease, experts say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Diagnostic Test for Parkinson's?New Diagnostic Test for Parkinson's?
Biopsy of the submandibular gland may help identify Lewy-type synucleinopathy in patients with PD, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Amyloid Pattern in TBI Different Than in Alzheimer's Amyloid Pattern in TBI Different Than in Alzheimer's
Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, researchers learn more about how neuropathology after a traumatic brain injury differs from that seen in Alzheimer's disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Two Misses for Traumatic Brain InjuryTwo Misses for Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr Christoph Diener discusses two negative trials in traumatic brain injury. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Longer Shifts for Residents Not a Safety Risk, Study ShowsLonger Shifts for Residents Not a Safety Risk, Study Shows
Public Citizen rebuked the New England Journal of Medicine for publishing the study, which the watchdog group views as unethical. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

FDA Unveils Sweeping Changes to Opioid PoliciesFDA Unveils Sweeping Changes to Opioid Policies
The FDA will reassess their approach to opioid medications, including the review and approval process and postmarket requirements. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Between Mid-Life and Late Life May Signal MCIWeight Loss Between Mid-Life and Late Life May Signal MCI
New findings suggest that an increasing rate of weight loss from mid-life to late life may help identify persons at risk for mild cognitive impairment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dependent Patients May Benefit From tPA After Stroke Dependent Patients May Benefit From tPA After Stroke
Withholding thrombolysis in stroke patients who were previously dependent on the daily help of others might not be justified, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rivastigmine Prevents Falls in Patients With PDRivastigmine Prevents Falls in Patients With PD
The results are 'very encouraging and exciting' but need to be reproduced in larger trials, lead researcher says. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Seafood Linked to Less AD Pathology Despite MercurySeafood Linked to Less AD Pathology Despite Mercury
Moderate consumption of seafood increases mercury levels, but this wasn't associated with brain neuropathology, a new study suggests; rather, such consumption was linked to lower AD pathology. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Headaches in Women With Migraine Rise in PerimenopauseHeadaches in Women With Migraine Rise in Perimenopause
It's official: women with migraine experienced more frequent headaches during perimenopause than at other times, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Califf for Commish? Opposition Rocks Senate Confirmation ProcessCaliff for Commish? Opposition Rocks Senate Confirmation Process
Among the issues: Does Robert Califf's past work involving industry disqualify him for the top FDA post? Depends on who is asked; some say yes, and others say the relationships may be an asset. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Quantifying the Risk for Prion DiseaseQuantifying the Risk for Prion Disease
A young couple turned prion researchers, along with international collaborators, used big data to help define which variants of the prion protein gene are and are not pathogenic, with 'profound implications' for those at risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Natalizumab Ups JCV Seroconversion, Antibody Index in MSNatalizumab Ups JCV Seroconversion, Antibody Index in MS
New data shed some light on the mechanism behind the PML risk with natalizumab and emphasize the need for regular JC virus testing, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Onzetra Xsail Intranasal Migraine Medication FDA Okays Onzetra Xsail Intranasal Migraine Medication
The product, a low-dose sumatriptan powder delivered intranasally, promises to provide targeted and efficient delivery with the potential for 'fast, consistent relief.' FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Questions About Protocol After Death in French TrialQuestions About Protocol After Death in French Trial
New disclosures about the phase 1 protocol show European regulations for first-in-human studies may not have been followed. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Strenuous Physical Activity Linked to ALS in Older WomenStrenuous Physical Activity Linked to ALS in Older Women
Genes and environment may interact with strenuous physical activity to increase risks, new data suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Abrupt Dip in Hydrocodone Prescriptions After ReschedulingAbrupt Dip in Hydrocodone Prescriptions After Rescheduling
Primary care doctors and surgeons account for most of the change in prescription of hydrocodone combination products, new data suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox for Lower Limb Spasticity FDA Approves Botox for Lower Limb Spasticity
The FDA has approved a new indication for Allergan's Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA): lower limb spasticity seen after stroke and in other neurologic disorders. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Healthy Diet May Improve Sleep QualityHealthy Diet May Improve Sleep Quality
Eating a diet low in fiber and high in saturated fat and sugar is associated with lighter sleep with more arousals, new results show, suggesting that changing diet may help manage sleep problems. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Difference by Race in Recurrent Stroke Risk No Difference by Race in Recurrent Stroke Risk
The increased risk for a first stroke seen in the young black population seems to disappear when it comes to second strokes, new REGARDS data suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

House Committee Sets Concussion Roundtable for January 25 House Committee Sets Concussion Roundtable for January 25
A House committee will host the first of what will likely be several roundtable discussions on concussion. Committee Democrats are also questioning the NFL's influence over NIH concussion studies. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplants Promising in ALSStem Cell Transplants Promising in ALS
Preliminary results of a small open-label trial show 87% of patients with 6 months of follow-up were responders. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A New Drug Class for Migraine PreventionA New Drug Class for Migraine Prevention
Dr Jacobs discusses a new therapeutic class of agents for migraine prevention and some phase 2 results. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Physical, Occupational Therapy Ineffective in Parkinson'sPhysical, Occupational Therapy Ineffective in Parkinson's
The intervention studied may not have been intensive enough or lasted long enough in patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease, researchers speculate. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Biomarker for Multiple-System Atrophy?A Biomarker for Multiple-System Atrophy?
Retinal changes on high-definition optical coherence tomography may help differentiate multiple-system atrophy from Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Optimizing Epilepsy Care During Pregnancy Optimizing Epilepsy Care During Pregnancy
A pregnancy and contraception counseling clinic might be the key to improving knowledge among women of childbearing potential who have epilepsy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Intracerebral Hemorrhage May Mimic Transient Ischemic AttackIntracerebral Hemorrhage May Mimic Transient Ischemic Attack
Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage may present with rapidly resolving deficits resembling transient ischemic attack. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 18, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Declines Approval for Drisapersen in DMDFDA Declines Approval for Drisapersen in DMD
The agency concluded that substantial evidence for effectiveness of drisapersen has not been shown, BioMarin announced. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 18, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Class I Recall of Cranial Image-Guided Surgery System Class I Recall of Cranial Image-Guided Surgery System
Brainlab is recalling the system because of navigation inaccuracies that could lead to serious injuries, even death, the FDA said. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

One Brain Death, Three Serious Injuries in Phase 1 Trial One Brain Death, Three Serious Injuries in Phase 1 Trial
One man is brain dead and three other previously healthy volunteers were seriously injured in a phase 1 drug trial as French authorities investigate what went wrong. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AHA/ASA Statement on Expanding Use of tPA in Stroke New AHA/ASA Statement on Expanding Use of tPA in Stroke
The statement says some of the exclusion criteria are controversial and makes recommendations on how clinicians might use the agent in clinical practice. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

5 Hot Topics in Epilepsy Care5 Hot Topics in Epilepsy Care
Dr Wilner discusses highlights from the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Developing an App to Detect SeizuresDeveloping an App to Detect Seizures
Dr Andrew Wilner interviews Dr Nathan Crone, who is currently conducting a research study using the Apple Watch and iPhone to develop an app that detects seizures in patients with epilepsy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Higher Urate Levels Linked to Lower PD RiskHigher Urate Levels Linked to Lower PD Risk
Researchers don't know why the association between lower plasma urate and higher Parkinson's risk was seen in men but not women. Low levels may be treatable or could at least flag those at risk, they say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Gives Cautious Thumbs Up to Opioid Delivery SystemFDA Panel Gives Cautious Thumbs Up to Opioid Delivery System
An FDA advisory committee recommends approval of implant that promises to reduce problem of diversion and abuse. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news