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November 16, 2020

Pre-op Brain Games Cut Postsurgical Delirium Risk Pre-op Brain Games Cut Postsurgical Delirium Risk

Playing cognitive games prior to surgery reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older adults in a dose-dependent manner, new research suggests. Results of a randomized […]
November 16, 2020

VNS May Improve Upper-Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke VNS May Improve Upper-Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) plus rehabilitation provided greater functional improvements compared with sham stimulation plus rehabilitation for patients with moderate to severe arm impairment after ischemic […]
November 12, 2020

Neurologist as Patient: Poor Care Could Have Led to Quadriplegia Neurologist as Patient: Poor Care Could Have Led to Quadriplegia

When Steven Horowitz, MD, began experiencing neck and arm pain, numbness, and tingling following a bike ride several years ago, he immediately sought care at an […]
November 12, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer’s Risk Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer’s Risk

Abdalla Z. Mohamed Patients with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk for dementia-related pathology, including more amyloid deposition and less cortical […]
November 11, 2020

The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large reductions in the number of patients with acute stroke presenting to hospital, increased in-hospital stroke mortality, and many post-stroke patients […]
November 11, 2020

FDA Class I Recall: Stryker Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers FDA Class I Recall: Stryker Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers

Stryker Neurovascular is recalling more than 1200 Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers because of a risk that the core wire may break or separate when the device […]
November 10, 2020

Disabling Stroke Reduced With Ticagrelor After Minor Stroke, TIA Disabling Stroke Reduced With Ticagrelor After Minor Stroke, TIA

Additional results from the THALES trial have shown that one month’s dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor (Brilinta; Astra Zeneca) plus aspirin is associated with a reduction […]
November 10, 2020

Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to a Threefold Increased Dementia Risk Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to a Threefold Increased Dementia Risk

Late-onset epilepsy is linked to a substantial increased risk of subsequent dementia. Results of a retrospective analysis show that patients who develop epilepsy at age 67 […]
November 10, 2020

High-Profile MS Neurologist Struck by Motorcycle High-Profile MS Neurologist Struck by Motorcycle

A noted UK neurologist and multiple sclerosis (MS) researcher has sustained significant injuries after being struck this weekend by a motorcycle “traveling at high speed,” according […]
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