Clinicians should use caution when prescribing this medication in patients with heart disease because of risk of severe adverse effects and even death. Test your skills in this FDA quiz.
Do individuals hospitalized with head injury have new headaches or exacerbations of pre-existing headaches more often than others?
A study suggests an increase in the risk for pseudotumor cerebri syndrome with current users of fluoroquinolones. When is medical attention warranted?
Does the atypical antipsychotic clozapine carry high risk for the development of drug-induced parkinsonism? What are DSM-5 criteria for the diagnosis of neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism? These questions and more in this T/F quiz.
In patients with epilepsy who live in western societies, suicide rates are increasing. Does culture play a role? Here's a study of Asian populations.
Research points to a genetic etiology for 5 major psychiatric disorders. Do these disorders have shared genes?
What neuropsychiatric conditions are relatives of people with ALS at risk for? Are other genes involved besides C9orf72?
Many people with dementia continue to drive years after diagnosis. Findings from a systematic review of motor vehicle collisions and driving impairment related to dementia suggest the time to raise concerns over driving safety should be made earlier than originally thought.
These technologies show promise in predicting dementia years before clinical symptoms develop; diagnosing concussion and other brain injuries; and more.
There has been long-running controversy regarding the association between statins and PD risk. Two studies with conflicting results are examined here.