Deciding Who Gets Donor Organs: How Important Is Cognition? Deciding Who Gets Donor Organs: How Important Is Cognition?
Experts are recommending that independent boards be struck to help create checks and balances in how scarce organ resources are allocated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alemtuzumab Linked to CNS Inflammation Alemtuzumab Linked to CNS Inflammation
Two cases of what is suggested may be'the first recognised cases of severely exacerbated CNS inflammation after alemtuzumab therapy in multiple sclerosis,'have been reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

USPSTF Finds Evidence Insufficient for Sleep Apnea Screening USPSTF Finds Evidence Insufficient for Sleep Apnea Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that evidence does not support screening of asymptomatic adults, provoking concern that it might discourage identification of those at high risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Four New and Promising Neurology Studies Four New and Promising Neurology Studies
Dr Christoph Diener spotlights potentially practice-changing data in concussion, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and glioblastoma.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Unhealthy Lifestyle Doesn't Worsen Stroke Outcome Unhealthy Lifestyle Doesn't Worsen Stroke Outcome
Obesity, smoking, and heavy drinking increase stroke risk but don't negatively affect stroke outcomes, although being underweight does, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury New Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury
A review of the latest advances in diagnosing and managing traumatic brain injury.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

CD27: A Biomarker for Progression to MS? CD27: A Biomarker for Progression to MS?
Levels of soluble CD27 in cerebrospinal fluid could be used to help gauge which patients with a first demyelinating attack will develop MS and how aggressive their disease may be, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Home Sleep Testing as Good as Laboratory Testing for Apnea Home Sleep Testing as Good as Laboratory Testing for Apnea
According to a new study, data from home sleep testing were as good as data from laboratory-based testing for helping clinicians diagnose and manage obstructive sleep apnea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

2016 Stroke Research Highlights 2016 Stroke Research Highlights
Dr Christoph Diener focuses on the 2016 studies that most expanded our understanding of stroke prevention and treatment.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Linked to Increased Headache Risk Low Vitamin D Linked to Increased Headache Risk
Data from 2600 Finnish men showed that those with the lowest levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D were more than twice as likely to report chronic headaches as those with the highest levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Another Abuse-Deterrent Opioid (Vantrela ER) Gets FDA Nod Another Abuse-Deterrent Opioid (Vantrela ER) Gets FDA Nod
The agency has approved an extended-release hydrocodone product (Vantrela ER) formulated with abuse-deterrent technology, Teva announced. 
 
FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Brain Iron May Predict Progression in Alzheimer's Brain Iron May Predict Progression in Alzheimer's
Brain ferritin level could be a biomarker for disease progression in patients with the APOE epsilon-4 Alzheimer's risk allele, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Drug'Transforming' Outlook in Spinal Muscular Atrophy New Drug'Transforming' Outlook in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Latest results from a phase 3 study of nusinersen show large improvements in motor function and survival, with some infants never predicted to sit up being able to walk. But can Biogen justify the high cost of the drug?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Insight into Amyloid Deposition and Sleep-Wake Cycle New Insight into Amyloid Deposition and Sleep-Wake Cycle
Results of a new study shed fresh light on the relationships between A β production and clearance throughout the day and night.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Yoga May Ease Pain, Up Function in Chronic Low Back Pain Yoga May Ease Pain, Up Function in Chronic Low Back Pain
Yoga may improve function and lessen pain in patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain, a new Cochrane review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery
Surgical patients with migraine are at increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke and hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

First Guideline on Presurgical Brain Mapping for Epilepsy First Guideline on Presurgical Brain Mapping for Epilepsy
The first evidence-based guideline has been released comparing two procedures for brain lateralization prior to epilepsy surgery and for predicting postsurgical language and memory deficits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Future Risks of Traumatic Brain Injury Future Risks of Traumatic Brain Injury
Three prospective cohort studies explore the risk for future brain disorders associated with traumatic brain injury.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

New Imaging Approach the Future of TIA Diagnosis? New Imaging Approach the Future of TIA Diagnosis?
A new understanding of processes involved in inflammation of the cerebral blood vessels during a transient ischemic attack may eventually lead to a new diagnostic test for patients with this condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nordic Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Nordic Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
High vs low adherence to a Nordic-style diet, including cabbages, apples and pears, and root vegetables, was associated with a 14% lower risk for total stroke in a new Danish cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Albumin May Predict Prognosis in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Albumin May Predict Prognosis in Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Low serum levels of albumin after immunoglobulin treatment strongly relate to worse clinical outcome in GBS, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Managing Parkinson's Disease During Ramadan Managing Parkinson's Disease During Ramadan
A new review highlights the perils of missing doses of the short-acting drug levodopa during fasting among Muslim patients with PD and advises on alternatives and options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Morphine Sulfate (Arymo ER) for Chronic Pain FDA Okays Morphine Sulfate (Arymo ER) for Chronic Pain
The new extended-release morphine sulfate C-II uses novel technology that makes it difficult to misuse and abuse, the company said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

High-Risk EEG Patterns in Critically Ill May Predict Seizures High-Risk EEG Patterns in Critically Ill May Predict Seizures
A new study has identified certain characteristics in the electroencephalograph (EEG) of critically ill patients that are associated with an increased risk for seizures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diagnostic Test'100%' Accurate New Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diagnostic Test'100%' Accurate
A new test algorithm combining samples of cerebrospinal fluid and nasal swabbing should lead to definitive diagnosis of this prion disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Opicapone Helps Control Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson's Opicapone Helps Control Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson's
A new study shows adding this once-daily COMT inhibitor to levodopa therapy had significant therapeutic benefits and was well tolerated and easy to dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Connected Brain Lesions May Cause Delusional Misidentification Connected Brain Lesions May Cause Delusional Misidentification
Thinking loved ones are imposters or that strangers are actually loved ones in disguise may be caused by lesions connected to both the familiarity and belief regions of the brain, says new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dementia Risk Rises With Proximity to Major Roads Dementia Risk Rises With Proximity to Major Roads
A new large population study suggests a role for pollution related to heavy traffic in contributing to dementia, but not Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Specific Brain Lesion Linked to Post-Stroke Epilepsy Specific Brain Lesion Linked to Post-Stroke Epilepsy
Stroke patients with damage in a particular area of the deep gray matter appear to be more likely to develop epilepsy, new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cognitive Function, Sleep Cycle Recovery Linked After TBI Cognitive Function, Sleep Cycle Recovery Linked After TBI
The findings could have implications for the development of interventions,'optimizing functional recovery in both acute and chronic disorders of consciousness,'write the researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Keeping New Year's Resolutions: What Works for Your Patients? Keeping New Year's Resolutions: What Works for Your Patients?
January 1 is a day when countless people simultaneously devote themselves to improved health. Three psychologists weigh in on how to make it stick this year.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Positive Results for neuroAD Device in Mild Alzheimer's Positive Results for neuroAD Device in Mild Alzheimer's
Combining transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive training, the system showed cognitive improvement with no reports of serious adverse events or seizure, although only in patients with mild, not moderate, AD. The results have been submitted to the FDA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurology News Quiz 2016: Test Your Knowledge Neurology News Quiz 2016: Test Your Knowledge
Physicians gone bad, fighting the opioid epidemic, and approval of a device to treat insomnia were among the most read stories by neurologists this year. Test your news knowledge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sauna Use Linked to Lower Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk Sauna Use Linked to Lower Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk
The study, which included more than 2300 middle-aged men in Finland, showed that frequent sauna users were 66% less likely to develop dementia and 65% less likely to develop Alzheimer's than occasional users.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Puzzle of Impaired Consciousness in Absence Epilepsy Solved? Puzzle of Impaired Consciousness in Absence Epilepsy Solved?
Intense abnormal activity in well-known brain networks that occurs early in a seizure may be the key to impaired consciousness in children with absence epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury and Blood Pressure -- A Paradigm Shift Traumatic Brain Injury and Blood Pressure -- A Paradigm Shift
For patients with acute traumatic brain injury, the higher the prehospital systolic blood pressure the better -- a finding that challenges the conventional wisdom that there is a clinically meaningful threshold, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Sodium Linked to Cognitive Deficits in MS Brain Sodium Linked to Cognitive Deficits in MS
Total sodium concentrations in gray matter has a stronger tie to cognition than does brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Year in Migraine Research The Year in Migraine Research
Dr Christoph Diener highlights the most interesting studies from 2016, and looks forward to future findings on drugs targeting calcitonin gene-related peptides.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

New Studies Refine Treatment Options in Cerebral Bleeding New Studies Refine Treatment Options in Cerebral Bleeding
Dr Christoph Diener highlights data on intensive blood pressure lowering in cerebral hemorrhage and reduced anti-factor Xa activity in patients with acute major bleeding.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Physical Activity Better Than Rest After Youth Concussion Physical Activity Better Than Rest After Youth Concussion
In a study that could change concussion management, researchers find a benefit to early physical activity after acute concussion in children and adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ocrelizumab Reduces MS Progression: Phase 3 Trials Published Ocrelizumab Reduces MS Progression: Phase 3 Trials Published
Results from the OPERA 1, OPERA 2, and ORATORIO trials published in NEJM show significant benefits for both relapsing MS and primary progressive MS, a condition that currently has no approved treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Promising Topline Results for Pimavanserin in AD Promising Topline Results for Pimavanserin in AD
A phase 2 study showed that the drug, already approved for Parkinson's disease psychosis, reduces psychosis in patients with Alzheimer's disease and did not impair cognition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Pushes Review Date for Ocrelizumab in MS FDA Pushes Review Date for Ocrelizumab in MS
Although the FDA's decision on the hotly anticipated drug was expected to come next week, the agency has decided to extend the process until the spring, the manufacturer says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AHA/ASA Scientific Statement on Depression After Stroke New AHA/ASA Scientific Statement on Depression After Stroke
The statement says that depression in patients who have had a stroke is an'underrecognized, underinvestigated, and undertreated problem.'A separate review addresses post-traumatic stress disorder in stroke survivors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Tool May Predict Dementia Risk Up to 10 Years Later New Tool May Predict Dementia Risk Up to 10 Years Later
The'detailed and visually easy to interpret individual risk profiles'from the novel machine-learning tool could possibly help in the design of dementia prevention interventions, note investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Infantile Spasms Not Diagnosed, Treated in Timely Fashion Infantile Spasms Not Diagnosed, Treated in Timely Fashion
A new survey of parents of children with infantile spasms finds long delays in diagnosis for many that delayed early treatment and can adversely affect outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hope for Patients With Locked-In Syndrome Hope for Patients With Locked-In Syndrome
Dr Laurie Barclay details findings of a case report that may have applicability in other neurodegenerative conditions.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Common Analgesics May Increase Risk for Hearing Loss Common Analgesics May Increase Risk for Hearing Loss
Use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen, but not aspirin, was associated with increased risk of hearing loss among participants in the Nurses'Health Study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Listen Up! Forging Therapeutic Alliances With Your Patients Listen Up! Forging Therapeutic Alliances With Your Patients
Dr Andrew Wilner explains how a simple therapeutic listening technique has aided his practice since residency.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Albuminuria Linked to Increased Dementia, Cognitive Impairment Albuminuria Linked to Increased Dementia, Cognitive Impairment
A new meta-analysis shows that individuals with albuminuria had a 35% higher risk for cognitive impairment than those without albuminuria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news