Update on Stroke Risks
Two new studies shed light on risk factors for stroke and MI, and a third suggests neurologic use s for Zolpidem that don’t involve treating insomnia.
Parkinson Disease: Functional Assessment, Gene Disruptions, and More
New Parkinson disease studies offer insights into topics such as LRRK2 G2019S transgene activity, preclinical drug development, and neuroprotection in Parkinson disease.
Anti-epileptics in Pregnancy?
What are the risks of anti-seizure meds in pregnancy? Benefits?
What’s in a Name? The Seizure Classification Update and What It All Means
The conventional classification of seizure types needed a makeover. To employ the 2017 ILAE classification, a clinician should follow some general rules.
The Neglected Diagnosis: Mood Disorders in Patients With Epilepsy
Which came first? Epilepsy or depression? The author sheds light on a complex relationship.
Caloric Vestibular Stimulation Device Prevented Episodic Migraine
This study showed that a novel CVS device provided effective, well-tolerated adjuvant prophylactic therapy for a group of adults with episodic migraine.
Do Dairy Products Increase Risk of Parkinson Disease?
The largest study to date of a potential link between dairy intake and Parkinson disease found that risk varies depending on fat content and total intake. Details here.
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.
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.
New Parkinson Disease Treatment
Patients with Parkinson disease experiencing “off” episodes on levodopa/carbidopa now have another treatment option.
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