From the first hand-held vagus nerve stimulator for episodic cluster headache to a TMS therapy system for depression, we highlight 5 new technologies.
Parkinson Disease Diagnosis: MDS Criteria
Researchers tested the accuracy of the Movement Disorder Society’s criteria for diagnosing Parkinson disease.
Sports-Related Concussion: Barriers to Reporting
The top three reasons for not reporting a concussion was similar between males and females.
Vertebral Artery Stenosis: Medical or Surgical Tx?
A meta-analysis compared medical therapy with medical therapy plus angioplasty for the treatment of symptomatic vertebral artery stenosis.
Menstrual Migraine: Therapeutic Approaches
This large population subset can potentially benefit from therapies that are more directly targeted to hormonally-influenced migraine headaches.
Impact of Music Therapy on Alzheimer Symptoms
Medications to treat dementia can improve behavioral symptoms, but have risks. Music therapy, however, offers a low-cost, nonpharmacological option.
Neurological Disorders: Language & Behavior Issues
Studies discussed include neuropsychiatric symptoms leading to mild cognitive impairment and gesture comprehension and language in children with autism.
Endovascular Therapy: Every Minute Counts
To estimate just how much treatment delays impact the effectiveness of endovascular therapy, researchers constructed a model using data from various sources.
Acoustic Stimulation, Sleep, and Memory
Patients underwent one night of a sham stimulation followed by pink noise stimulation delivered during slow wave activity.
Cannabis, Stroke, and Heart Failure
An abstract presented at ACC 2017 explored the cardiovascular effects of cannabis use.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Potential Biomarker
Blood protein analysis of plasma total tau has diagnostic use in Alzheimer disease. Could the same hold true for CTE?
Aging and Dementia: AAN 2017
Studies examined the impact of blood pressure trajectories on dementia risk and explored the relationship between sleep apnea and Aβ accumulations.
Interesting Neuro: Stroke Warning & Cluster Headache
May news includes ground-breaking FDA approvals, predictions of Alzheimer disease, and a possible biomarker for mild traumatic brain injury.
Neuro News Roundup: Migraine & MS Risks
Research includes impact of body weight on migraine risk, effect of sleep on MS relapse, and side effects of statins in stroke survivors.
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