Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

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:...

Childhood lead exposure linked with lower socioeconomic status and cognition in middle age

1. In this prospective cohort study, New Zealand children with increased lead levels in their blood had significantly lower cognitive skills and socioeconomic status...

Association between maternal body mass index in early pregnancy and incidence of cerebral palsy

1. This retrospective cohort study found that among Swedish women with singleton children, maternal overweight and obesity were significantly associated with incidence of cerebral...

Suboptimal dietary habits linked to deaths from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes

1. Over 45% of deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes in US adults in 2012 was due to suboptimal dietary...

Ischemic stroke from cervical artery dissection associated with history of migraine

1. In this case-control study of ischemic strokes in younger adults, stroke from cervical artery dissection (CEAD) was associated with increased prevalence of history...

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism and hypothyroxinemia in pregnancy does not impact child IQ

1. In pregnant women, treating subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia with levothyroxine did not significantly impact cognitive outcomes in children up to age 5 years of age...
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