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November 2, 2020

More Bad News for Valproate in Pregnancy More Bad News for Valproate in Pregnancy

Use of valproic acid during pregnancy is associated with twice the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as a twofold increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity […]
October 30, 2020

Sublingual Apomorphine Alleviates Parkinson’s OFF Episodes Sublingual Apomorphine Alleviates Parkinson’s OFF Episodes

Apomorphine sublingual film (Kynmobi, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals) was efficacious and generally safe and well tolerated for the on-demand treatment of OFF episodes in Parkinson’s disease, long-term follow-up […]
October 29, 2020

A Skin Test for Parkinson’s Diagnosis? A Skin Test for Parkinson’s Diagnosis?

It may be possible to diagnose Parkinson’s disease with a skin test, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers used a chemical assay to detect […]
October 29, 2020

Medtronic to Pay $9.2M Settlement for Kickbacks, False Reports Medtronic to Pay $9.2M Settlement for Kickbacks, False Reports

Medtronic USA Inc. has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and failure to fully report payments made to a neurosurgeon, […]
October 29, 2020

COVID-19 Diagnosed on CTA Scan in Stroke Patients COVID-19 Diagnosed on CTA Scan in Stroke Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A routine scan used to evaluate some acute stroke patients can also […]
October 29, 2020

ODCI Gene Linked to New Neurodevelopmental Disorder ODCI Gene Linked to New Neurodevelopmental Disorder

A mutation of the ODC1 gene, which plays a key role in polyamine metabolism, has been implicated in a syndromic neurodevelopmental disorder first described in 2018 […]
October 28, 2020

Halting Antiseizure Medication Poses No Harm in Infants Halting Antiseizure Medication Poses No Harm in Infants

Maintaining antiseizure medication in infants who have had acute symptomatic neonatal seizures has been standard practice, but a prospective, observational, comparative effectiveness study calls that practice […]
October 28, 2020

Newer DMTs More Effective vs Injectables in Pediatric MS Newer DMTs More Effective vs Injectables in Pediatric MS

Among patients with pediatric-onset relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), newer disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) reduce clinical and radiological disease activity more effectively than older injectable therapies. Nevertheless, all DMTs […]
October 28, 2020

Ataluren Delays Disease Milestones in Nonsense Mutation DMD Ataluren Delays Disease Milestones in Nonsense Mutation DMD

Long-term treatment with ataluren delays loss of ambulation and may delay decline in pulmonary function in patients with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD), according to […]
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