Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Acetaminophen reduces recurrence of febrile seizures in children within same fever episode

1. Rectal acetaminophen reduces rates of second febrile seizure (FS) in children during the course of the same febrile illness when given rectally soon...

Fingolimod shows superior efficacy to interferon beta-1a in pediatric multiple sclerosis: the PARADIGMS trial

1. Among pediatric patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, fingolimod was associated with a lower annualized rate of relapse and lower incidence of new lesions...

PET imaging of tau may help distinguish Alzheimer Disease from other neurodegenerative disorders

1. In this cross-sectional study, the tau marker flortaucipir accurately distinguished Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) dementia from other non-AD neurodegenerative disorders about 90% of the...

Despite guidelines, use of CT for head trauma in children remains unchanged

1. The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) published clinical prediction rules in 2009 to identify children with head trauma for whom computed...

Transcranial direct current stimulation linked to improved object naming post-stroke

1. In this randomized trial of patients with aphasia, use of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) demonstrated improved object naming compared to sham...

Supraglottic airway resuscitation likely more or just as effective as endotracheal intubation for out-of-hospital...

1. In an American, randomized controlled trial, supraglottic airway (SGA) resuscitation was associated with marginally better neurological outcomes and 72-hour survival compared to endotracheal...

Improved cardiovascular health associated with lower incidence of dementia in older adults

1. In this prospective cohort study, older patients with more optimal cardiovascular (CV) health metrics had a lower rate of developing dementia in a...

Optimization of cardiovascular health metrics associated with better cerebrovascular structure and function in young...

1. In this cross-sectional study, young adults with a greater number of modifiable cardiovascular (CV) risk factors at recommended levels was associated with higher...

Pregabalin may increase the risk of death when coprescribed with opioids

1. Patients coprescribed opioids and pregabalin had significantly increased odds of opioid-related death compared to opioid prescription alone. 2. More than half of Ontario residents...

Traumatic brain injury associated with higher rate of suicide

1. In this retrospective study, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was associated with a doubling in deaths by suicide, especially within the 6 months post-TBI.  2....
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