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‘Rapid, easy’ tool records concussion symptoms

January 24, 2019
A smartphone-supported tool allowed for “rapid and easy” recording of concussion symptom reporting behavior, according to findings…

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Blood-brain barrier breakdown may indicate early Alzheimer's disease

January 24, 2019
People with early cognitive dysfunction developed brain capillary damage and blood-brain barrier breakdown in the hippocampus independent of…

Dextromethorphan-quinidine: What PCPs need to know

January 18, 2019
The FDA approved combined dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect, a condition characterized by…

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Frailty impacts susceptibility to dementia

January 18, 2019
Study findings published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer’s dementia and…

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Moving more in old age may protect memory, thinking

January 16, 2019
Older adults with higher levels of physical activity and movement had better memory and thinking skills regardless of whether they had dementia…

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Neurofunctional domains relevant for assessing alcohol use disorder

January 16, 2019
Three correlated neurofunctional domains — incentive salience, negative emotionality and executive function — were relevant for alcohol…

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Tourette syndrome, chronic tic disorder increase risk for cardiometabolic disorders

January 14, 2019
Patients with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder have an increased risk for CV and metabolic disorders, according to a study published in…

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Multiplayer tackle drills lead to most severe head impacts

January 14, 2019
Multiplayer tackle drills led to the highest frequency of head impacts, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery

Optometry must follow neurology’s standard of care in retinal artery obstruction

January 10, 2019
Neurologists consider an acute retinal artery obstruction a true medical emergency and classify it as a stroke. Scott C.

FDA News

FDA grants marketing authorization to concussion tool

January 7, 2019
The FDA recently granted Oculogica marketing authorization for its EyeBOX concussion test, the first noninvasive, baseline-free tool to assist in…

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1 in 5 kids with flu had neurological symptoms during 2016-2017 season

January 3, 2019
Neurologic manifestations of influenza, including seizures and encephalopathy, occurred in nearly 20% of children presenting to a Colorado hospital…

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Risk for stroke should be reassessed annually in patients with atrial fibrillation

December 31, 2018
Reassessing CHA2DS2-VASc scores for stroke risk annually may improve risk predictions and inform oral anticoagulant prescribing in patients with…

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Fruits, vegetables, may stave off memory decline in older men

December 27, 2018
Older men who consumed high amounts of vegetables, fruits and fruit juice had significantly lower odds of scoring “moderate” or…

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‘Room for improvement’ in diagnosing dementia in primary care

December 21, 2018
Dementia was misclassified in 35.7% of cases in primary care, despite the use of at least one of the most frequently recommended tests to assess for…

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Migraine may lower risk for type 2 diabetes in women

December 17, 2018
Women with active migraine were at lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to findings recently published in JAMA Neurology. “Because…

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Multiple hits over time can cause concussion

December 14, 2018
The number and severity of head impacts — not just a single large head impact — may cause concussion, according to findings recently…

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Stroke risk differs by race, sex groups

December 14, 2018
The disparity of stroke risk in men vs. women varied by race and age, researchers reported in JAMA Neurology. In addition, stroke risk factors varied…

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Dementia incidence increased 117% globally from 1990 to 2016

December 13, 2018
The incidence of dementia increased by 117% between 1990 and 2016, according to data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors…

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Music intervention may improve mood, agitation in dementia

December 4, 2018
After engaging in a person-centered music intervention, individuals with dementia showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation…

Perspective

CDC: Heart disease, cancer leading causes of death in 2017

November 29, 2018
The 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017 were the same as 2016, with heart disease and cancer topping the list, according to a…