Patients With Epilepsy Want to Know About Death Risk Patients With Epilepsy Want to Know About Death Risk
Almost all patients who were surveyed believe they have the right to know their risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), despite the reticence of some doctors to discuss it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Liver Cirrhosis Tied to Increased Stroke Risk Liver Cirrhosis Tied to Increased Stroke Risk
A study challenges the notion that ischemic stroke does not occur in patients with liver cirrhosis and calls for heightened awareness of the risk for hemorrhagic stroke in these patients, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ocrelizumab Not Linked to Serious Infection Risk in MS Ocrelizumab Not Linked to Serious Infection Risk in MS
Further OPERA and ORATORIO results show similar or even lower rates of severe infection in patients receiving the study drug vs interferon or placebo, researchers say, as well as better patient-reported outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy, Stroke, and More Stroke: New Data Epilepsy, Stroke, and More Stroke: New Data
Dr Diener reviews recent findings on epilepsy and hypothermia, along with the risk for bleeding associated with anticoagulant medications.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia
A new study linking autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and later dementia strengthens the hypothesis that Alzheimer's may have an autoimmune component, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Early Statins No Better Than Later Start After Stroke Early Statins No Better Than Later Start After Stroke
No benefit was seen in early vs later statin treatment following stroke, according to a new trial; however, the mild severity of strokes and relatively low numbers are seen as key limitations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cilostazol: An Option for Ischemic Stroke After ICH? Cilostazol: An Option for Ischemic Stroke After ICH?
The antiplatelet agent cilostazol showed promising results among this difficult-to-treat group in the PICASSO trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Remote Electric Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain Remote Electric Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain
A device that provides remote electrical stimulation via a discreet armband and smartphone application safely reduces pain among patients with migraine, according to a new trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Amantadine Formulation May Improve Walking in MS New Amantadine Formulation May Improve Walking in MS
Phase 2 results show significant walking speed improvement in patients with MS who received an investigational formulation of amantadine hydrochloride ER and'warrant further development,'say investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Retinal Degeneration Ongoing in Pediatric MS Retinal Degeneration Ongoing in Pediatric MS
Children with multiple sclerosis showed more progressive ganglion cell layer thinning than healthy kids or those with monophasic demyelination -- and there was more retinal atrophy in girls than in boys.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Subdural Hematoma Rates Rise With Higher Antithrombotic Use Subdural Hematoma Rates Rise With Higher Antithrombotic Use
Cases of subdural hematoma have increased over the past 15 years in concert with the increased use of antithrombotic drugs, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplantation May Decrease MS-Related Fatigue Stem Cell Transplantation May Decrease MS-Related Fatigue
Although treating fatigue shouldn't be the main reason for performing this procedure, it is an added bonus, say investigators. But they caution that it requires'utmost discretion. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Exercise Promotes Cognitive Recovery After Stroke Exercise Promotes Cognitive Recovery After Stroke
Structured physical activity can improve brain function after stroke even when started in the chronic stroke phase and lasting as few as 12 weeks, research showsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vagal Nerve Stimulation Improves Arm Function After Stroke Vagal Nerve Stimulation Improves Arm Function After Stroke
An implanted device that stimulates the vagus nerve has shown promising results in improving arm function in stroke patients in a second small clinical study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Genetic Lead in ADHD A Genetic Lead in ADHD
Dr Alan Jacobs reports on the first functional evidence of gene variants with implications for the pathology of ADHDMedscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

MS Risk Allele May Influence Disability Over 15 Years MS Risk Allele May Influence Disability Over 15 Years
Fifteen years after a first clinically isolated syndrome event, carriers of the HLA-DRB1*1501 allele had greater disability progression and more severe brain atrophy than noncarriers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Midlife Vascular Risk Factors Drive Dementia Later in Life Midlife Vascular Risk Factors Drive Dementia Later in Life
Vascular risk factors present in midlife raise the risk for dementia later in life, new research confirms. Diabetes is associated with an Alzheimer's risk as high as that seen with carrying the APOE epsilon-4 allele.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor May Best Aspirin in Stroke of Atherosclerotic Origin Ticagrelor May Best Aspirin in Stroke of Atherosclerotic Origin
Ticagrelor was not superior to aspirin for preventing stroke recurrence in the SOCRATES trial, but subgroup analysis suggests it may be more effective in strokes related to ipsilateral atherosclerotic stenosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Resuming Oral Anticoagulation Benefits Even After Lobar ICH Resuming Oral Anticoagulation Benefits Even After Lobar ICH
Restarting oral anticoagulation after lobar or nonlobar ICH was associated with lower mortality, improved functional outcome, and decreased ischemic stroke risk, a new meta-analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TARDIS: Triple Antiplatelet Therapy No Benefit in Stroke, TIA TARDIS: Triple Antiplatelet Therapy No Benefit in Stroke, TIA
Triple antiplatelet therapy was not superior to guideline-recommended aspirin/dipyridamole or clopidogrel alone to prevent recurrent stroke in patients with recent stroke or TIA in the TARDIS trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis
True acupuncture beat out sham acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture in reducing migraine frequency and severity in patients without aura, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Harm, No Benefit for Alzheimer's From Hormone Therapy No Harm, No Benefit for Alzheimer's From Hormone Therapy
Twenty-year data from more than 8000 women showed no significant link between postmenopausal estrogen and risk for Alzheimer's, although there was a beneficial signal for early use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Aspiration Matches Stent Retriever for Stroke Reperfusion Aspiration Matches Stent Retriever for Stroke Reperfusion
Aspiration of clot was as effective as using stent retrievers in achieving successful reperfusion in the ASTER trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ICH Survivors at High Risk for Depression, Then Dementia ICH Survivors at High Risk for Depression, Then Dementia
Depression is not an isolated phenomenon following hemorrhagic stroke but may identify those who are likely to develop dementia, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Combating Burnout: A Neurologist's Perspective Combating Burnout: A Neurologist's Perspective
Dr Andrew Wilner discusses how burnout is affecting his field of neurology and what can be done about it.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Sitting Up or Lying Flat: Similar Outcomes in Acute Stroke Sitting Up or Lying Flat: Similar Outcomes in Acute Stroke
Positioning patients either lying flat or sitting up in the first 24 hours of hospitalization showed no difference in disability or safety outcomes, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PREMIER: Flow Diversion Effective for Small Aneurysms PREMIER: Flow Diversion Effective for Small Aneurysms
Results of a new trial show high occlusion and low retreatment rates of intracranial aneurysms approximately 7 mm in size with the Pipeline Embolization Device, already approved for larger aneurysms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Link Between Cardiac Disease and Brain Injury New Link Between Cardiac Disease and Brain Injury
Visualization of cortical microinfarcts on MRI is opening up new research avenues into cognitive dysfunction, with links to subclinical cardiac disease in the spotlight.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Football Players May Escape Motor Problems Football Players May Escape Motor Problems
A new study finds that former NFL players with repetitive head injuries had relatively normal performance on motor tests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What's Hot at ISC 2017? What's Hot at ISC 2017?
Following hard on the heels of Super Bowl LI, the International Stroke Conference 2017 will hit Houston with a wave of new stroke research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACTRIMS Forum 2017: Focus on Diet, Genetics, Microbiome in MS ACTRIMS Forum 2017: Focus on Diet, Genetics, Microbiome in MS
The organization's second stand-alone meeting will be held over 3 days in Orlando, Florida, and will concentrate on factors in multiple sclerosis susceptibility and the clinical course.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Induces Sustained MS Remission Stem Cell Transplant Induces Sustained MS Remission
In newly published data from the HALT-MS trial, patients with relapsing-remitting MS who underwent stem cell transplantation had high rates of event-free and progression-free survival 5 years later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Endovascular Therapy in Stroke: Who Should Do What? Endovascular Therapy in Stroke: Who Should Do What?
As endovascular therapy becomes the standard of care for stroke, experts advocate the division of labor between stroke neurologists and neurointerventionalists before and during treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parasitic Worm May Cause Childhood Seizure Disorder Parasitic Worm May Cause Childhood Seizure Disorder
Nodding syndrome among villagers in remote regions of East Africa may be triggered by an autoimmune reaction to infection with the Onchocerca volvulus worm, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Imaging Shows Brain Changes After Space Travel Imaging Shows Brain Changes After Space Travel
Neuroimaging of astronauts before and after space missions showed effects of zero gravity on gray matter and signs of neuroplasticity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Test May Distinguish Parkinson's From Atypical Disorders Blood Test May Distinguish Parkinson's From Atypical Disorders
A blood test for neurofilament light chain (NfL) protein levels was just as accurate as the less convenient cerebrospinal fluid NfL test in distinguishing PD from atypical parkinsonian disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Two More Phase 3 Trials of Alzheimer's Drug Idalopirdine Fail Two More Phase 3 Trials of Alzheimer's Drug Idalopirdine Fail
Following September's announcement of failure in its first phase 3 trial of the drug, two more trials didn't reach significant efficacy and don't support'regulatory submission,'reports Lundbeck.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rare Amnestic Syndrome Case Cluster Reported Rare Amnestic Syndrome Case Cluster Reported
A unique cluster of 14 cases of amnesia with unusual MRI findings that may be related to opioids or other substances is being investigated in Massachusetts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Crafting, Playing Games Linked to Decreased MCI Risk Crafting, Playing Games Linked to Decreased MCI Risk
In a cohort of almost 2000 older individuals, engagement in certain types of mentally stimulating activities was associated with reduced risk for incident mild cognitive development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Positive Top-Line Results for Inhalable Parkinson's Treatment Positive Top-Line Results for Inhalable Parkinson's Treatment
The phase 3 SPAN-PD trial of CVT-301, an inhalable formulation of levodopa, met its primary endpoint of improved motor impairment vs placebo at 12 weeks, according to its manufacturer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Aspirin May Relieve Tension Headache, but Evidence Sparse Aspirin May Relieve Tension Headache, but Evidence Sparse
A new Cochrane review finds only a handful of controlled studies have looked at aspirin vs placebo in patients with frequent episodic tension-type headaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AAN Survey Shows 60% of US Neurologists Report Burnout AAN Survey Shows 60% of US Neurologists Report Burnout
Significant contributors to burnout included long hours and large amount of clerical work; a lower burnout risk was associated with job autonomy and, surprisingly, a subspecialty in epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heading in Soccer Linked to CNS Symptoms Heading in Soccer Linked to CNS Symptoms
New study linked intentionally hitting a soccer ball with the head to pain and dizziness -- symptoms that could signal a concussion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Oks First Newborn Screening Tool for Lysosomal Disorders FDA Oks First Newborn Screening Tool for Lysosomal Disorders
The Seeker System begins with a heel prick and ends with an automated analysis of enzyme activity in dried blood spots.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

DHA Supplements Linked to Less Progression to Alzheimer's DHA Supplements Linked to Less Progression to Alzheimer's
Researchers hope results of a new review of the current evidence will stimulate further studies of DHA in patients genetically at risk for Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Late-Life Hypertension Linked to Lower Dementia Risk Late-Life Hypertension Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
Participants who developed hypertension in later years were up to 63% less likely to have dementia after age 90, according to a new cohort study of the'oldest old. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Transient Smartphone Blindness' Misdiagnosed as MS?'Transient Smartphone Blindness' Misdiagnosed as MS?
Temporary vision loss after using a smartphone while lying in bed is a real phenomenon and highlights that symptom misinterpretation'can lead one down the wrong diagnostic path,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MicroRNAs Could Be Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis MicroRNAs Could Be Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers have found correlations between certain microRNA molecules and indicators of disease severity in patients with MS, suggesting they could be used as biomarkers in tracking disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Outpatient Program Improves Function in Chronic Headache Outpatient Program Improves Function in Chronic Headache
Intensive interdisciplinary program improved headache severity, disability, and psychological distress and helped patients'reclaim their lives,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dimethyl Fumarate for MS: Liver Injury Warning Strengthened Dimethyl Fumarate for MS: Liver Injury Warning Strengthened
The prescribing information for the oral medication has been updated to include a warning of potential liver injury that could require hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news