Neurology

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Prenatal antidepressant exposure may increase risk of poor motor development

A meta-analysis of 18 studies examining the association of prenatal antidepressant exposure with motor development in children showed a small overall effect of worse...

Lack of superiority of rivaroxaban for secondary prevention of embolic stroke of undetermined source

1. At a median follow-up of eleven months, rivaroxaban was not superior to aspirin for prevention of secondary stroke after an initial primary embolic...

MRI pattern selects patients with unknown stroke time who benefit from thrombolysis

1. Stroke patients with unknown time of stroke onset and DWI-FLAIR mismatch indicative of a stroke within the prior 4.5 hours who were randomized...

Cannabidiol plus conventional antiepileptics reduces drop seizure frequency in the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

1. Amongst adults and children with the Lennox-Gastaut (LG) syndrome, addition of cannabidiol to a conventional antiepileptic regimen reduced drop seizure frequency compared to...

Fremanezumab effective in preventing episodic migraine

1. In this randomized controlled trial, Fremanezumab slightly decreased the amount of headache free days in those with episodic migraines compared to placebo. 2. Fremanezumab...

Sickle cell trait not linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke

1. In this meta-analysis of prospective population-based studies, sickle cell trait (SCT) was not associated with any difference in risk of first ischemic stroke. 2....

Understanding in-hospital mortality after stroke in pediatric patients

1. The rate of in-hospital mortality after arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) in pediatric patients was shown to be about 2.6%. 2. Post-stroke mortality in pediatrics...

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...
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