Neurology

Reports of high-impact neurology studies by medical professionals

Neuroleptic use associated with increased Parkinson’s risk in the elderly

Image: PD. A Thorazine ad from the 1950s. Key study points: 1. The risk of Parkinson’s disease in an elderly cohort was increased more than three-fold...

Obesity phenotypes in midlife linked to cognitive decline in old age

Image: CC/PLoS Key study points: 1.     Obese-metabolically normal and obese-metabolically abnormal patients had similar cognitive levels during baseline and cognitive decline after 10 years 2.     In the...

Periprocedural anticoagulation: Heparin bridging therapy associated with increased risk of bleeding

Image: CC Key study points: 1.    Patients on long-term warfarin who undergo periprocedural bridging with heparin have a >5x increased risk of overall bleeding and >3x...

BG-12 reduces relapse rates in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis [NEJM]

Image: CC/CWilliams Key study points: 1.     In patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, twice-daily and thrice-daily BG-12 significantly reduced relapse rates and improved radiologic outcomes. 2.     The...

Acupuncture helpful for chronic pain: new meta-analysis [Arch Intern Med.]

Image: CC/RenatoGanoza Key study points: 1.      Acupuncture provides a statistically significant and clinically relevant benefit for chronic pain relief over usual medical care. 2.      The benefit...

Addition of neuroleptics Droperidol or Olanzapine provide more rapid sedation of agitated patients than...

Image: CC Key study points: 1.     Administration of IV droperidol or olanzapine as an adjunct to midazolam is an effective method of sedation that not associated...

Minor Strokes, TIAs increase risk of disability [Stroke]

Image: CC/L. Henry Key study points: 1.      15% of patients with minor strokes/TIAs were disabled within 3 months. 2.      In addition to positive CT/CT angiography and ongoing...

[Neurology] Heavy alcohol intake and intracerebral hemorrhage: Characteristics and effect on outcome

Image:CC/Silktork Primer: Heavy alcohol consumption has long been considered a risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), yet there exists little research regarding the effect of...

[THE LANCET] Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood linked with leukemia and brain...

Image: CC/rosiescancerfund Computed tomography (CT) imaging is a quick and easily accessible diagnostic tool, and its use has increased over the past decade. Compared to...

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