Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Association of Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder With Metabolic and Cardiovascular...

Individuals with Tourette syndrome (TS) and other chronic tic disorders (CTD) are at an increased of developing cardiometabolic disorders, in part due to the...

The LEAP trial: levodopa not associated with a disease-modifying effect in Parkinson’s disease

1. During an 80-week trial period of patient’s with early Parkinson’s disease (PD), there was no difference in the severity of symptoms between patients...

Quick Take: Association of a Schizophrenia-Risk Nonsynonymous Variant With Putamen Volume in Adolescents A...

Deviations from normal brain development may be implicated in certain psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. In this cohort study, investigators obtained genotype data and brain...

Health care use stable after feeding tube placement in children with neurologic impairment

The 5-year survival rate in neurologically impaired children after feeding tube placement was 75.8%. There were no significant differences in unplanned hospital days 2...

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation reduces transcranial doppler velocities in children with sickle cell anemia

1. In this nonrandomized controlled intervention study, matched sibling donor stem cell transplantation (MSD-HSCT) was associated with lower transcranial doppler velocities (TCDs) at 1...

Quick Take: Association of Rituximab Treatment with Disability Progression Among Patients with Secondary Progressive...

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is the second most common type of multiple sclerosis, a demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system. Previous studies...

Disease modifying therapies likely to reduce conversion to secondary progressing multiple sclerosis

1. In this case-control cohort study, treatment with glatiramer acetate, interferon-beta, fingolimod, alemtuzumab, and natalizumab all led to reduced conversion to secondary progressive Multiple...

Greater prenatal alcohol exposure trajectories linked to impaired growth and neurodevelopment

1. Five trajectories of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) were described and compared; greater PAE was associated with reduced birth weight and length, as well...

Quick Take: Risk of Depression and Anxiety in Adults With Cerebral Palsy

The motor disturbances seen in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) may also be comorbid with other issues including behavioural disturbance, cognitive difficulties, sensory impairments,...

Relatives of patients with depression demonstrate impaired cognitive function

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, there were significantly lower cognitive functioning scores for those who were first-degree relatives of patients with a...
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