Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Prevalence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants changes over time

1. In preterm infants followed over a 3.75-year study period, the overall prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) decreased from 16% to 12%, the prevalence...

A Zika vaccine could virtually eliminate prenatal infections

1. Zika virus shown to be of moderate to high efficacy in eliminating prenatal infections. 2. Vaccine provides 90% coverage and is targeted for immunization...

Isolated vomiting not linked to clinically important TBI in children

1. Isolated vomiting (vomiting without other predictors of traumatic brain injury as defined by 3 high-quality clinical decision rules ) was not associated...

Racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health persist in U.S. adults

1. Trends from 1988 to 2014 data suggest that for U.S. adults, cardiovascular health has worsened, and health disparities in race/ethnicity and nativity continue...

Extremely preterm children more likely to develop motor impairment

1. This prospective cohort study showed that children born extremely premature (EP) or at an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) were more likely to...

Flucytosine plus fluconazole is noninferior to amphotericin B in treating cryptococcal meningitis

1. Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis with two weeks of flucytosine and fluconazole was noninferior to two weeks of amphotericin B. 2. Addition of flucytosine to...

Early intrauterine Zika infection linked to birth defects among infants in the US French...

1. A prospective cohort including pregnant women in the US French Territories with PCR-confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infection found a 7% overall risk of...

Human neural stem cell grafts in rhesus monkeys improve motor function after spinal cord...

1. Following cervical spinal cord injury, rhesus monkeys were grafted with human neural progenitor cells. 2. Over the course of 9 months, grafted human neural...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel have similar major bleeding rates following thrombolytic therapy

1. Use of ticagrelor resulted in similar rates of major bleeding compared to clopidogrel in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis. Evidence...

Intensive blood pressure control not linked to changes in cerebral perfusion in patients with...

1. In patients with severe cerebral small vessel disease, a strategy of intensive blood pressure control did not significantly alter whole brain blood flow...
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