FDA Warns Intravascular Device Coatings May Peel FDA Warns Intravascular Device Coatings May Peel
The FDA has warned that coatings on intravascular medical devices, such as guidewires, catheters, and introducers, may separate, potentially causing serious injuries to patients. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Factors Differ Between Younger Men and WomenStroke Risk Factors Differ Between Younger Men and Women
Modifiable risk factors for ischemic stroke in younger patients differ between men and women and may be important for secondary prevention. Nonetheless, both sexes generally have favorable outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neuromyelitis Optica Linked to High Miscarriage Risk Neuromyelitis Optica Linked to High Miscarriage Risk
Women who have neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder are at an increased risk for miscarriage and preeclampsia during pregnancy, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bilingualism Tied to Better Post-stroke Cognition Bilingualism Tied to Better Post-stroke Cognition
Being able to switch from one language to another is thought to boost executive function and contribute to cognitive reserve and may provide cognitive advantage after a stroke. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends EU Approval for Brivaracetam CHMP Recommends EU Approval for Brivaracetam
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends marketing approval for brivaracetam (Briviact, UCB Pharma SA) as adjunctive therapy for partial-onset seizures. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Recommends Approval of Pitolisant (Wakix) for Narcolepsy EMA Recommends Approval of Pitolisant (Wakix) for Narcolepsy
Pitolisant is a first-in-class drug that increases histamine release in the brain to enhance wakefulness and alertness. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Change in Humor May Be Early Sign of Dementia Change in Humor May Be Early Sign of Dementia
An altered sense of humor -- switching away from subtle comedy to obvious simple jokes or laughing at inappropriate situations -- could be an early sign of dementia, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Has Benefits in Patients With Dementia Cataract Surgery Has Benefits in Patients With Dementia
Cataract surgery improves vision, cognitive function, and neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Unusual Headache SyndromesUnusual Headache Syndromes
This review explores some of the more unusual headache disorders whose pathophysiology is still not clearly understood, but which may not be as uncommon as previously thought. Headache (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Diagnosing Stroke in Acute DizzinessDiagnosing Stroke in Acute Dizziness
A new study shows a combination of readily available clinical information can help risk-stratify stroke patients presenting with dizziness. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Evidence Signals Cardioembolic Origin of Cryptogenic StrokeEvidence Signals Cardioembolic Origin of Cryptogenic Stroke
Most cryptogenic strokes appear to have a cardioembolic cause, according to a study of thrombi extracted from cerebral arteries. Thrombus composition suggests anticoagulation for secondary prevention. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Leaves Long-term ImpairmentPediatric Ischemic Stroke Leaves Long-term Impairment
Pediatric ischemic stroke has high mortality and leaves most survivors with long-term neurologic impairment, a study shows. Problems may involve motor function, epilepsy, and refractory epilepsy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood-Brain Barrier Safely Breached Blood-Brain Barrier Safely Breached
Doctors have been able to safely penetrate the blood-brain barrier and deliver a chemotherapy drug directly into the brain of a woman with glioblastoma. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Three-Minute Test for Lewy Body Dementia Three-Minute Test for Lewy Body Dementia
A one-page tool includes 10 questions covering motor and nonmotor symptoms that may help differentiate Lewy body dementia -- in the news since the death of Robin Williams -- from other dementias. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Focus More on % LDL Reductions: New JUPITER DataFocus More on % LDL Reductions: New JUPITER Data
Clinicians need to pay more attention to percent reduction in LDL cholesterol, rather than just focusing of actual LDL levels, Dr Paul Ridker says. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Limb Pain May Be Unrecognized Manifestation of MigraineLimb Pain May Be Unrecognized Manifestation of Migraine
Children and adults may have limb, chest, or other pain as a manifestation of migraine syndrome. A recent study shows an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern of the condition in one extended family. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Amid Class 2 Watchman Recall, CMS Proposes Limits on CoverageAmid Class 2 Watchman Recall, CMS Proposes Limits on Coverage
While the CMS proposes reimbursement only for afib patients not on warfarin, the FDA warns of blood-leakage risks if the device's hemostasis valve is "tightened with the dilator in place." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Aerobic Exercise Has Disease-Modifying Effect in MCI Aerobic Exercise Has Disease-Modifying Effect in MCI
Aerobic exercise boosted blood flow in the brain, reduced phosphorylated tau levels, and improved cognitive function in adults with mild cognitive impairment and prediabetes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Visual Outcomes in Idiopathic Intracranial HypertensionVisual Outcomes in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
A new study looks at risk factors for poor visual outcome in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Migraine Linked to Increased Infarction in Ischemic StrokeMigraine Linked to Increased Infarction in Ischemic Stroke
Migraineurs may have increased brain tissue vulnerability after a stroke, with higher numbers having complete infarction without a significant penumbra of still-viable tissue. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Connectivity May Predict Coma RecoveryBrain Connectivity May Predict Coma Recovery
A new study suggests loss of connectivity between two key brain areas may predict outcome in comatose patients, regardless of etiology. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Loss of Consciousness at SAH Onset Important Risk Marker Loss of Consciousness at SAH Onset Important Risk Marker
Frontline workers should ask patients presenting with severe headache and possible subarachnoid hemorrhage if they lost consciousness, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Even Mild Memory Problems Exact Economic Toll Even Mild Memory Problems Exact Economic Toll
A novel analysis highlights the financial hit individuals and families take when the diagnosis is amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rate of Benzodiazepine Use in Alzheimer's 'Alarming'Rate of Benzodiazepine Use in Alzheimer's 'Alarming'
People with behavioral and psychological symptoms related to dementia are being prescribed benzodiazepines, even though this contradicts recommended practice, researchers report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Social Media Drives Traffic to AD Education, Recruitment WebsiteSocial Media Drives Traffic to AD Education, Recruitment Website
Adults were 'easily and fairly cost-effectively recruited' to an online AD education and recruitment website via advertising on social media. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dopamine Agonists Linked to Impulse Disorder but Not SeverityDopamine Agonists Linked to Impulse Disorder but Not Severity
Among nondemented patients with Parkinson's, the presence but not the severity of impulse control disorders was associated with the use but not the dose of dopamine agonists, a study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Smell Test May Predict Treatment Response in Alzheimer'sSmell Test May Predict Treatment Response in Alzheimer's
An olfaction test has the potential to identify patients with mild cognitive impairment who are likely to benefit from a cholinesterase inhibitor. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Does Physical Activity Affect Cognition?Does Physical Activity Affect Cognition?
Dr Jacobs reviews the results of a study evaluating the relationship between aerobic exercise and cognitive outcomes. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Gives 'Tentative' Approval to Abuse-Deterrent Xtampza ERFDA Gives 'Tentative' Approval to Abuse-Deterrent Xtampza ER
Final approval of the extended-release chronic pain medication is pending the outcome of patent litigation, the company reports. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Less White Matter Damage Statins Linked to Less White Matter Damage
In older adults with suboptimal cognition, statins may have a benefit on white matter in the brain, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Smell Test Offers Hope of Early Parkinson's DiagnosisSmell Test Offers Hope of Early Parkinson's Diagnosis
Patients with Parkinson's disease have a distinct smell that may be exploitable in a test that could not only diagnose the disease early but also follow disease progression, say UK researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

XXII World Congress of Neurology (WCN)XXII World Congress of Neurology (WCN)
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from WCN 2015. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

No Cognitive Benefit of Raloxifene in Women with Alzheimer's No Cognitive Benefit of Raloxifene in Women with Alzheimer's
The selective estrogen receptor modulator failed to improve cognition in a small study of women with AD, although the possibility of a small cognitive benefit can't be excluded, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Predicting Progressive Atrophy in Mild Cognitive ImpairmentPredicting Progressive Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Dr Barclay reviews a study aiming to determine how beta-amyloidosis and neurodegeneration predict regional progression of hypometabolism and atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Concern Over Online Access to Sleep DrugsConcern Over Online Access to Sleep Drugs
A group of experts in clinical toxicology are calling for more action from regulatory authorities to stop the purchasing of certain hypnotic drugs -- in particular zopiclone -- from websites that do not require a prescription. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mirror Therapy Needs Time to Work in Severe Phantom PainMirror Therapy Needs Time to Work in Severe Phantom Pain
Mirror therapy can rapidly relieve many amputees' phantom limb sensations, but the more severe the initial pain, the more time may be required for the therapy to work, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Researchers Unite to Speed Prevention Research Alzheimer's Researchers Unite to Speed Prevention Research
The Collaboration for Alzheimer's Prevention (CAP) brings prevention researchers together to share information and work toward a common goal. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Meta-analysis Confirms Endovascular Benefits in Stroke Meta-analysis Confirms Endovascular Benefits in Stroke
The quality of the evidence in support of endovascular treatment for certain patients with acute ischemic stroke is high, a new meta-analysis has found. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Positive Results With Cannabidiol in EpilepsyMore Positive Results With Cannabidiol in Epilepsy
Six-month data on an investigational cannabidiol product in children with intractable epilepsy are encouraging, investigators say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Everolimus Results Improve for SEGA in Tuberous Sclerosis Everolimus Results Improve for SEGA in Tuberous Sclerosis
The EXIST-1 extension trial shows that rates of response to treatment with everolimus improved after 4 years in patients with subependymal giant cell astrocytoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Electrical Stimulation Promising for Motor Function in KidsElectrical Stimulation Promising for Motor Function in Kids
New research suggests that the stimulation is safe and effective in healthy children and could perhaps help those with hemiparesis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Telomere Shortening a Cause of Alzheimer's Disease?Telomere Shortening a Cause of Alzheimer's Disease?
A novel genomic analysis suggests shorter telomere length is causally associated with a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 31, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

End-of-Life Dementia Costs More Than Heart Disease, CancerEnd-of-Life Dementia Costs More Than Heart Disease, Cancer
A new study shows that spending on dementia exceeds a quarter-million dollars per person over the last 5 years of life, half as much again as costs related to other disorders. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Do Cerebral Microbleeds Up the Risk for Bleeding After tPA?Do Cerebral Microbleeds Up the Risk for Bleeding After tPA?
Can patients with cerebral microbleeds on MRI receive tPA for acute ischemic stroke? Neurologist Dr Alberts discusses the latest Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

An Overlooked, Easy-to-Treat Cause of Epilepsy An Overlooked, Easy-to-Treat Cause of Epilepsy
This cases illustrates a common, easily manageable cause of epilepsy that often goes undiagnosed. Cleveland Clinic (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

A Case of Super-Refractory Pediatric Status EpilepticusA Case of Super-Refractory Pediatric Status Epilepticus
An interesting case of epilepsy reflects the importance of keeping an open mind. Cleveland Clinic (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

CMSC Wants Control of MS Treatment to Stay With PrescribersCMSC Wants Control of MS Treatment to Stay With Prescribers
A new position statement from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers concludes that prescribers, not insurers, should drive decisions about disease-modifying and symptomatic treatments. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Earlier Treatment Needed for ICH After tPA in Stroke Earlier Treatment Needed for ICH After tPA in Stroke
The first multicenter study to look at treating post-thrombolysis symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage has not shown any significant benefit, but the authors suggest that earlier treatment with higher doses of fibrinogen may be better. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Buccal Buprenorphine (Belbuca) in Chronic PainFDA Okays Buccal Buprenorphine (Belbuca) in Chronic Pain
Endo Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval for buprenorphine buccal film for the treatment of chronic pain. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Etiology of Ischemic Stroke Differs in Marijuana UsersEtiology of Ischemic Stroke Differs in Marijuana Users
Whereas the main cause of ischemic stroke in nonusers was cardiogenic embolism, intracranial stenosis was responsible for nearly 50% of ischemic strokes in those who smoked marijuana regularly. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news