Neurology

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Millennials: Expert Q&A

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Millennials: Expert Q&A

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As the most effective treatment for a patient with multiple sclerosis is one that is specifically tailored to the patient's individual needs and preferences, recognition of the unique characteristics, preferences, and trends shared by the millennial generation should drive innovative solutions.

Age of First Football Tackles Tied to Neurobehavioral Symptom Onset

Age of First Football Tackles Tied to Neurobehavioral Symptom Onset

Youth exposure to tackle football may reduce resiliency to late life neuropathology, according to research.

Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: Recommendations for Improvement

Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: Recommendations for Improvement

Parkinsonism syndromes are associated with progressive disability and increased mortality, with symptom burden comparable to that of advanced cancer.

AHA/ASA Ischemic Stroke Management Guidelines: Expert Takeaway

AHA/ASA Ischemic Stroke Management Guidelines: Expert Takeaway

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The 2018 guideline updates represent interdisciplinary discussion regarding the management of ischemic stroke.

Pharmacist Participation in Stroke Response Could Reduce Door-to-Needle Time

Pharmacist Participation in Stroke Response Could Reduce Door-to-Needle Time

The presence of a pharmacist during acute ischemic stroke is associated with significantly shorter door-to-needle times.

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

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The American Academy of Neurology has released updated guideline recommendations for mild cognitive impairment.

Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders High Among Surgeons and Interventionalists

Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders High Among Surgeons and Interventionalists

The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders appears to be high for surgeons and interventionalists.

Autism Prevalence Stabilizing Among Children and Adolescents in the United States

Autism Prevalence Stabilizing Among Children and Adolescents in the United States

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children and adolescents was 2.41% from 2014 to 2016.

Patients With Rheumatic Diseases May Have Higher Risk for Dementia

Patients With Rheumatic Diseases May Have Higher Risk for Dementia

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis had a higher risk of dementia than those without rheumatic diseases.

Stress Linked to Poor Outcomes for Acute Treatment of Chronic Migraine

Stress Linked to Poor Outcomes for Acute Treatment of Chronic Migraine

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High stress levels were associated with poor acute treatment outcomes in patients with chronic migraine.

High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise Safe, Feasible in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise Safe, Feasible in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Researchers examined the feasibility and safety of high-intensity treadmill exercise in patients with de novo Parkinson's disease who were not taking medication.

When Should Patients With Dementia Stop Driving?

When Should Patients With Dementia Stop Driving?

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No formal mechanisms exist in to require cessation of driving for reasons associated with dementia, so the treating neurologist is often relied upon to initiate discussions of driving.

About 15 Million Adults Expected to Have Alzheimer Disease by 2060

About 15 Million Adults Expected to Have Alzheimer Disease by 2060

Results highlight the need for secondary preventions for persons with existing AD brain pathology who are likely to develop clinical disease during their lifetime.

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

An overall diet quality score was constructed based on the estimated intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, added sugars, and red/processed meats.

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Increased Risk for Epilepsy

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Increased Risk for Epilepsy

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Researchers observed a direct correlation between the presence and severity of multiple sclerosis and the risk for epilepsy.

More Men Than Women Have a Caregiver Among Patients With Parkinson's Disease

More Men Than Women Have a Caregiver Among Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Among patients with Parkinson's disease, more men than women have a caregiver.

Early ART Prevents Brain Volume, Cognitive Performance Deterioration in HIV

Early ART Prevents Brain Volume, Cognitive Performance Deterioration in HIV

Changes over time in brain volume and cognitive performance were similar between patients with HIV and controls.

Should We Close the Book on Patent Foramen Ovale Closure in Migraine?

Should We Close the Book on Patent Foramen Ovale Closure in Migraine?

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Recent research has suggested that patent foramen ovale closure surgery might be a preventive measure against future migraine attacks.

Stroke Linked to Accelerated Functional Decline and Disability

Stroke Linked to Accelerated Functional Decline and Disability

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Researchers examined the effects of ischemic stroke on disability trajectories over an extended period of time.

Acupuncture Reduces Pain Intensity in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture Reduces Pain Intensity in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Neuropathic pain showed benefit from acupuncture through a reduction in shock-like pain and in intensity.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Confirmed With PET Imaging in Professional Football Player

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Confirmed With PET Imaging in Professional Football Player

Researchers have reported the first case of postmortem confirmation of CTE using PET imaging.

Childhood Abuse Linked to Migraines and Neuroticism Later in Life

Childhood Abuse Linked to Migraines and Neuroticism Later in Life

Presence of neuroticism was associated with migraine diagnosis after controlling for current depression, stress, and childhood abuse.

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries on Mental Health

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries on Mental Health

Mental health assessments may be a helpful aspect to the presport evaluation if those in need have access to care.

Cerebrospinal Fluid and MRI Findings May Predict Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

Cerebrospinal Fluid and MRI Findings May Predict Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

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Abnormal cerebrospinal fluid and magnetic resonance imaging findings are highly predictive of Alzheimer disease dementia risk in patients with mild cognitive impairment.

Outcomes With Early vs Delayed Statin Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Outcomes With Early vs Delayed Statin Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Results of early statin therapy within 24 hours of hospital admission are similar to delayed statin intervention for reducing 90-day disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Changing the Culture of Publication Bias in Neurology Research

Changing the Culture of Publication Bias in Neurology Research

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The need for data transparency carries an ethical and moral obligation and requires nonselective and unbiased publication of clinical results.

Examining the Link Between Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Examining the Link Between Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders

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Researchers are examining theories on the interplay between the GI tract and the brain.

Clinical Update: Utilizing Ischemic Preconditioning in Ischemic Stroke

Clinical Update: Utilizing Ischemic Preconditioning in Ischemic Stroke

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One of the most promising avenues of research is the concept of hypoxic conditioning, or ischemic preconditioning, in which brief periods of oxygen deprivation to the brain have been shown to provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Overlapping Surgery Does Not Compromise Patient Safety in Complex Neurosurgical Cases

Overlapping Surgery Does Not Compromise Patient Safety in Complex Neurosurgical Cases

For patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, overlapping surgery is not associated with morbidity, mortality, or worsened functional status.

Palliative Care in Huntington Disease: What Every Clinician Should Consider

Palliative Care in Huntington Disease: What Every Clinician Should Consider

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Palliative and hospice care play an important role in the long-term management of Hungtington disease, including ongoing symptom relief measures, caregiver support, and end-of-life care.

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