Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Children with autism have more sleep problems

1. A case-control study comparing parent-reported sleep problems demonstrated increased odds for sleep problems among children with ASD compared to children in the general...

Individualized exercise program linked to faster recovery following pediatric sport-related concussion

1. In this randomized control trial of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), a progressive sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise program was linked to a shorter time...

EEG-guided anesthetic administration unlikely to reduce post-operative delirium

1. In this randomized controlled trial, EEG-guided anesthetic administration during surgical interventions did not reduce the incidence of delirium compared to anesthetic administration as...

Intensive blood pressure control may decrease risk of mild cognitive impairment

1. In this randomized controlled trial, intensive blood pressure lowering in elderly patients reduced the risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) compared to...

Quick Take: Association of Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder With Metabolic and Cardiovascular...

Individuals with Tourette syndrome (TS) and other chronic tic disorders (CTD) are at an increased of developing cardiometabolic disorders, in part due to the...

The LEAP trial: levodopa not associated with a disease-modifying effect in Parkinson’s disease

1. During an 80-week trial period of patient’s with early Parkinson’s disease (PD), there was no difference in the severity of symptoms between patients...

Quick Take: Association of a Schizophrenia-Risk Nonsynonymous Variant With Putamen Volume in Adolescents A...

Deviations from normal brain development may be implicated in certain psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. In this cohort study, investigators obtained genotype data and brain...

Health care use stable after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment

The 5-year survival rate in neurologically impaired children after feeding tube placement was 75.8%. There were no significant differences in unplanned hospital days 2...

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation reduces transcranial doppler velocities in children with sickle cell anemia

1. In this nonrandomized controlled intervention study, matched sibling donor stem cell transplantation (MSD-HSCT) was associated with lower transcranial doppler velocities (TCDs) at 1...

Quick Take: Association of Rituximab Treatment with Disability Progression Among Patients with Secondary Progressive...

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is the second most common type of multiple sclerosis, a demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system. Previous studies...

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