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June 15, 2020

Adherence to BP Meds Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk in the Elderly Adherence to BP Meds Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk in the Elderly

Good adherence to antihypertensive treatment is linked to a significant reduction in mortality risk among the elderly, even for the frailest of these patients, new research […]
June 12, 2020

Chronic PTSD Linked to Altered REM Sleep Without Atonia Chronic PTSD Linked to Altered REM Sleep Without Atonia

Patients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for altered REM sleep without atonia (RSWA), new research suggests. Atonia is the normal temporary […]
June 12, 2020

Women With Stroke Still Less Likely to Receive Thrombolysis Women With Stroke Still Less Likely to Receive Thrombolysis

Women who experience acute stroke are still less likely to receive intravenous (IV) thrombolysis compared to men, new research suggests. However, this gender gap appears to […]
June 11, 2020

Relapsing, Progressive MS Classifications Should Be ‘Abandoned’ Relapsing, Progressive MS Classifications Should Be ‘Abandoned’

Most disability accumulation in relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) is not associated with overt relapses, challenging the current clinical distinction of relapsing and progressive forms of the […]
June 10, 2020

ICH Rates Rising in the Elderly ICH Rates Rising in the Elderly

A new analysis shows that rates of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have not fallen during recent years, as has been seen with ischemic stroke, and rates appear […]
June 9, 2020

Function in MS May Vary Significantly Within EDSS Scores Function in MS May Vary Significantly Within EDSS Scores

The variability in functional performance within and between levels of disability measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) call into question the reliability of the […]
June 9, 2020

New Data Show No Link Between Cannabis and Stroke New Data Show No Link Between Cannabis and Stroke

A new study that used admission urine toxicology tests to ascertain drug use found no independent association between recent cannabis use and the incidence of acute […]
June 8, 2020

Does CSF Antibody Testing Confirm Coronavirus in the Brain? Does CSF Antibody Testing Confirm Coronavirus in the Brain?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Testing for antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may confirm that COVID-19 […]
June 8, 2020

Huntington’s Disease Biomarkers Appear Years Before Symptoms Huntington’s Disease Biomarkers Appear Years Before Symptoms

Early signs of neurodegeneration appeared in young adult carriers of the Huntington’s disease gene mutation approximately 24 years before the clinical onset of symptoms, according to […]
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