Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

High school football participation not linked with late life cognitive impairment or depression

1. In this study of a cohort of high school students from Wisconsin enrolled in 1957, participation in high school football was not associated...

Radiofrequency denervation not effective in chronic low back pain

1. This series of multi-center, non-blinded randomized control trials found that there was either no improvement or no clinically important improvement in chronic low...

Electroacupuncture linked to improvements for stress urinary incontinence

1. Electroacupuncture was found to result in less urinary leakage for women with stress urinary incontinence compared to sham electroacupuncture after 6 weeks. Evidence Rating...

Small and very small unruptured intracranial aneurysms may have little risk for rupture

1. Poor-quality evidence suggests unruptured intracranial aneurysms have low growth and rupture rates. 2. Very small unruptured intracranial aneurysms are associated with little or no...

Liver cirrhosis linked to increased risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke

1. In this retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients, history of liver cirrhosis was associated with increased risk of stroke compared with patients without...

Structured protocol adherence linked to improved efficiency and favorable outcomes in stroke at stroke...

1. Adherence to a structured protocol improved efficiency in time to mechanical thrombectomy for patients with suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke presenting to a primary...

PCSK9 inhibitor significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular events: The FOURIER trial

1. In addition to significantly lowering levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), evolocumab reduced the composite risk of cardiovascular events in atherosclerotic patients...

Midlife vascular risk factors linked with higher brain amyloid in later life

1. In this prospective cohort study, the presence of vascular risk factors during midlife were associated with higher brain amyloid in later life. 2. Higher...

Higher incidence of stroke and greater prevalence of stroke risk factors in younger adults...

1. Rates of hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke increased significantly for men and women aged 18-54 over the study period from 2003 to 2012. 2....

Low dose hydrocortisone not associated with adverse neurodevelopment in extremely preterm infants

1. Among extremely preterm infants, low-dose hydrocortisone was not associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:...
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