Can anticoagulation harm patients with atrial fibrillation who are on dialysis? Results from a meta-analysis may surprise you.
ACC 2017: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials
Research includes safety of digoxin with atrial fibrillation, comparison of cerebral embolic protection devices, and cerebral microbleed triggers.
ACC 2017: CV Risk Factors
Research includes a possible link between Zika & CV issues, CV effects of cannabis use, and neurocognitive impairment with PCSK9 variants.
Intracranial Hemorrhage with SSRI Use
Is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use associated with an increased risk of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage?
Interesting Neuro: Tumor Tx and Stroke Recovery
March news includes possible brain tumor therapies, a study exploring mechanisms underlying demyelination-induced seizures, and VNS post stroke.
Carotid Artery Stenosis: Rates of Surgery
Does clinician reimbursement structure (fee-for-service vs salary-based) affect type of care for patients with carotid artery stenosis?
Top 10 Neurology Apps
Ten general and disease-specific apps for neurologists include assessment scales, anatomical diagrams, and interactive clinical decision support.
ISC 2017: Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Research included the impact of diet on cognitive decline and the degree of a link between depression & dementia post intracerebral hemorrhage.
Ischemic Stroke & Thrombectomy: Time to Treat
What is the ideal time frame in which to perform endovascular thrombectomy after large-vessel ischemic stroke?
Role of Sleep Disturbances in Stroke
Many stroke patients experience sleep disturbances, but are these disorders risk factors of stroke? Dr. Lazzara reports on a recent study.
Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: How to Treat?
In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara examines carotid-artery stenting vs. carotid endarterectomy to treat asymptomatic carotid stenosis.
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