Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Rivaroxaban and warfarin have similar safety and efficacy in mild atrial fibrillation-related ischemic stroke

1. In this randomized controlled trial, rivaroxaban and warfarin were similar in safety and efficacy when used to prevent early recurrence of stroke in...

Cardiovascular benefits of intensive systolic blood pressure control may outweigh risks of chronic kidney...

1. The benefits of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) control to cardiovascular and all-cause mortality may outweigh the increased risk of incident chronic kidney...

Sleep disordered breathing linked to impaired cognitive function

1. In this meta-analysis of available studies, prospective data demonstrated that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment. 2....

Lower target for blood pressure control linked to better cognition

1. In this prospective observational study of patients being treated for hypertension, lower systolic blood pressures were associated with slower cognitive decline. 2. The magnitude...

Zika virus exposure detected in patients presenting with new neuroinflammatory conditions

1. In this prospective cohort study from Brazil, most patients admitted with new parainfectious/neuroinflammatory conditions including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), meningoencephalitis, or transverse myelitis had...

On the Move exercise program improved mobility in older adults

1. This cluster-randomized, single-blind intervention trial showed that the On the Move exercise program, a program focusing on timing and coordination of movement, was...

Low-dose aspirin reduces incidence of preterm preeclampsia in high-risk pregnancies: The ASPRE trial

1. Low-dose aspirin significantly reduced the incidence of preterm preeclampsia in women identified as high-risk for preeclampsia using a screening protocol that combined maternal...

Limited evidence available to determine effectiveness and safety of cannabis to treat chronic pain

1. There is some evidence that cannabis reduces neuropathic pain, but there is inadequate evidence for other pain types. 2. Possible harms of cannabis use...

Midlife smoking, diabetes, and hypertension associated with late life dementia

1. Based on results of the Atherosclerotic Risk in Communities (ARIC) prospective cohort, midlife vascular risk factors associated with dementia included smoking, diabetes, prehypertension,...

Cerebral embolic protection devices not effective in surgical aortic valve repair

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that cerebral embolic protection devices did not significantly reduce the risk of CNS infarction among patients with calcific...
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