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November 9, 2020

Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons

Most neurosurgeons have faced at least one malpractice lawsuit during their career, leading many to adopt defensive medicine tactics and some to consider leaving the practice, […]
November 9, 2020

Local Hospitals Still Have a Role in Treating Severe Stroke Local Hospitals Still Have a Role in Treating Severe Stroke

For patients suspected of having a large-vessel occlusion stroke, direct transfer to a comprehensive stroke center capable of endovascular therapy that is farther away than a […]
November 9, 2020

New ‘Wake-up’ Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis New ‘Wake-up’ Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis

Evidence supporting the use of thrombolysis for selected stroke patients with unknown time of onset has been strengthened with data from a new individual patient meta-analysis. […]
November 9, 2020

TDP-43 Protein Declines Years Before Death in Alzheimer’s TDP-43 Protein Declines Years Before Death in Alzheimer’s

Brain levels of TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43), a key factor in the neurodegeneration that occurs with Alzheimer’s disease, begin declining nearly two decades prior […]
November 6, 2020

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes

The presence of certain complicating features on plaques in the carotid artery are an under-recognized cause of ischemic stroke, a new study suggests. The CAPIAS (Carotid […]
November 6, 2020

FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiplatelet agent ticagrelor (Brilinta) to reduce the risk for stroke in patients with acute ischemic stroke […]
November 6, 2020

Vascular Comorbidity in MS Linked to Atrophy, Functional Decline Vascular Comorbidity in MS Linked to Atrophy, Functional Decline

Vascular comorbidities, including diabetes and hypertension, are linked to significantly lower measures of neurologic function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) vs patients without these comorbidities, […]
November 6, 2020

Gantenerumab Affects Key Alzheimer’s Biomarkers: DIAN-TU Gantenerumab Affects Key Alzheimer’s Biomarkers: DIAN-TU

New data from the phase 2/3 Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network-Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) trial shows notable improvements in key Alzheimer’s biomarkers with one of the study’s novel […]
November 5, 2020

COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk for Parkinson’s COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One of the neurologic complications of COVID-19 may be the development of […]
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