Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Cognitive dysfunction is common in lacunar stroke patients

Image: CC/GGeek. Lacunar Infarct Key study points: Lacunar strokes are a common occurrence in patients with vascular risk factors and can lead to a wide range...

Music therapy reduces anxiety and sedative requirements in the ICU

Image: PD 1. Conscious, intubated patients in the intensive care unit frequently experience significant anxiety, which can affect their clinical condition and often requires significant...

New guidelines for stroke prevention in women highlight sex-specific risk factors

1. The 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) guidelines for preventing stroke in women highlight hypertension, atrial fibrillation and migraine...

Valganciclovir treatment associated with increased survival in glioblastoma multiforme

Image: PD  1. Of more than 250 cases of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) reviewed by authors, all were cytomegalovirus (CMV) positive except 1. Overall 2 year survival...

Limited cardiovascular effect of diet and exercise in obese type II diabetics

Image: PD 1. There was a no difference in cardiovascular outcomes between obese type II diabetic patients engaged in lifestyle intervention (intense diet and exercise) versus...

Arterial stiffening associated with β-Amyloid deposition

Image: PD  1. Increased measures of systemic arterial stiffness were found to be significantly associated with a greater extent of β-Amyloid deposition in the brains...

Deep Brain Stimulation appears safe and may be effective for refractory anorexia nervosa [Physician...

Image: PD 1. According to a pilot phase 1 trial, subcallosal cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) appears to be generally safe for the treatment of...

Haloperidol for ICU delirium: No effect on duration or incidence versus placebo

Image: PD 1. For ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation, no decrease in duration or incidence of delirium or coma was found with prophylactic haloperidol versus...

PET scans accurately identify amyloid deposition after traumatic brain injury

Image: PD  1. Amyloid plaques, similar to those found in Alzheimer’s disease were found in traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims.  2. PET scans accurately identified amyloid...

Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) therapy may alter B cell function in multiple sclerosis

1. Glatiramer acetate is an immunomodulatory drug used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. 2. Glatiramer acetate appears to alter the production of cytokines...

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