Concussions in Adolescence and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
A study of over 80,000 patients confirmed another strong reason to prevent young people from repetitive head blows.
Cannabidiol for Seizures
Marijuana has been employed since ancient times for the treatment of epilepsy. However, rigorous scientific data supporting its efficacy has been essentially nonexistent until recently.
Cognitive Change is Predicted by Beta Amyloid and Subjective Belief in Decline
In this video, Dr. Lazzara discusses a new study that identified patients at greatest risk of memory loss and global loss of cognitive function.
Treatment of Acute Migraine Pain in the Emergency Department
A new study makes the case for alternatives to opioids in the treatment of migraine.
Concussion Update: 5 Important Facts
Causes of concussion include direct trauma, rapid acceleration-deceleration, and blast injury. Dr. Wilner discusses recent literature.
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.
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?
Migraine Prevention: Promising New Drug
Peter Goadsby, MD discusses the efficacy, safety, & tolerability of the CGRP inhibitor erenumab in a phase III trial of participants with episodic migraine.