Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Accuracy of Unenhanced MRI in the Detection of New Brain Lesions in...

Gadolinium-based contrast material is typically used for follow-up imaging of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to detect new brain lesions. As magnetic...

Melanoma as a possible cause of autoimmune encephalitis

1. A woman developed anti-AMPA receptor encephalitis in the setting of metastatic melanoma.2. Following a short delay, she responded well to vemurafenib and cobimetinib....

Midlife diet unlikely to affect dementia risk

1. In this prospective cohort study, a healthier diet in midlife did not affect the risk of developing dementia compared to unhealthier diets.2. Patients...

Quick Take: Antiplatelet Therapy vs Anticoagulation Therapy in Cervical Artery Dissection: The Cervical Artery...

Cervical artery dissection is a common cause of ischemic stroke in young patients. Whether antiplatelet (AP) therapy or anticoagulation (AC) therapy is more effective...

Early intensive treatment of multiple sclerosis associated with slower progression of disability

1. In this prospective cohort study of patients with multiple sclerosis, upfront use of highly-efficacious disease modifying therapies (DMTs) compared with moderate intensity with...

Addition of IV acetaminophen with propofol or dexmedetomidine reduces risk of post-operative delirium in...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, post-operative scheduled intravenous (IV) acetaminophen combined with propofol or dexmedetomidine reduced risk of post-operative delirium in older patients...

Children with autism have more sleep problems

1. A case-control study comparing parent-reported sleep problems demonstrated increased odds for sleep problems among children with ASD compared to children in the general...

Individualized exercise program linked to faster recovery following pediatric sport-related concussion

1. In this randomized control trial of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), a progressive sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise program was linked to a shorter time...

EEG-guided anesthetic administration unlikely to reduce post-operative delirium

1. In this randomized controlled trial, EEG-guided anesthetic administration during surgical interventions did not reduce the incidence of delirium compared to anesthetic administration as...

Intensive blood pressure control may decrease risk of mild cognitive impairment

1. In this randomized controlled trial, intensive blood pressure lowering in elderly patients reduced the risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) compared to...
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