Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic,...

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine is commonly used in treating depression and emotional lability after stroke. Results from previous small trials have...

Quick Take: Effect of Total Intravenous Anesthesia vs Volatile Induction With Maintenance Anesthesia on...

Emergence agitation, characterized by confusion, disorientation, crying, moaning, shouting, or screaming after general anesthesia, can lead to serious adverse events including increased injury, pain,...

Quick Take:Effect of Cerebellar Stimulation on Gait and Balance Recovery in Patients With Hemiparetic...

Impairments in gait and balance are not uncommon after stroke, and are associated with poorer functional recovery. The contralesional cerebellum is strongly implicated in...

Quick Take: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has a poorly understood etiology, with some evidence suggesting that environmental contaminants and air pollution may be potential risk factors....

Quick Take: Effect of Pregabalin on Radiotherapy-Related Neuropathic Pain in Patients With Head and...

The management of acute, radiotherapy-related nociceptive and neuropathic pain in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancers remains an ongoing challenge. Pregabalin, an...

Quick Take: Association of Hippocampal Glutamate Levels with Adverse Outcomes in Individuals at Clinical...

Neural hyperactivity in the hippocampus has been shown to play a role in psychosis, as it has been thought to lead to an increase...

Parents of children with autism report greater difficulty accessing health care

1. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) was estimated to be 2.5% in children 3-17...

Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury linked with increased risk of suicide

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, history of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury was associated with a two-fold increased risk of suicide.2....

Preterm birth associated with lower high school academic performance

1. In this retrospective cohort study, birth at earlier gestational age (GA) was associated with worse survival rates and increased hospitalization rates in the first...

Quick Take: Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study

Pre-eclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension accompanied by signs of organ dysfunction in the setting of pregnancy. Unfortunately, the risks associated with pre-eclampsia...

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