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March 26, 2021

FDA OKs Neuromodulation Device to Improve Gait in MS FDA OKs Neuromodulation Device to Improve Gait in MS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS, Helius Medical Inc) for the short-term treatment of walking impairments as a […]
March 26, 2021

Short Trip to Comprehensive Center Worth It in Large-Vessel Stroke Short Trip to Comprehensive Center Worth It in Large-Vessel Stroke

For patients suspected of having a large-vessel occlusion stroke, direct transport to a comprehensive stroke center for endovascular treatment may be preferable to initial transport to […]
March 26, 2021

Radially Adjustable ‘Tigertriever’ Safe, Effective in Stroke Radially Adjustable ‘Tigertriever’ Safe, Effective in Stroke

A radially adjustable stent retriever provided a high rate of substantial reperfusion and was associated with low rates of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage and death in a […]
March 25, 2021

Time Is of the Essence: DST Up for Debate Again Time Is of the Essence: DST Up for Debate Again

Seasonal time change is now up for consideration in the U.S. Congress, prompting sleep medicine specialists to weigh in on the health impact of a major […]
March 25, 2021

Canadians Investigating Outbreak of Creutzfeld-Jakob Lookalike Canadians Investigating Outbreak of Creutzfeld-Jakob Lookalike

The Canadian province of New Brunswick is grappling with a cluster of patients suffering from a mysterious neurologic disease that to date has afflicted more than […]
March 24, 2021

Kallikrein Formulation Appears Safe in Ischemic Stroke Kallikrein Formulation Appears Safe in Ischemic Stroke

A recombinant formulation of human tissue kallikrein (KLK1) is safe and tolerable in patients with acute ischemic stroke, phase 2 results suggest. KLK1 is an endogenous […]
March 24, 2021

Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion? Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion?

Researchers have identified a group of microRNA biomarkers in saliva that successfully diagnosed concussion in professional male rugby players — a potential game-changer, given that it […]
March 24, 2021

Triple Threat: Three Common Symptoms Add Up to One Rare Condition Triple Threat: Three Common Symptoms Add Up to One Rare Condition

When a 39-year-old previously healthy woman with blurred vision, hearing loss, and migraine presented to the emergency department (ED) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, […]
March 24, 2021

Direct Thrombectomy in Stroke: Which Groups May Benefit? Direct Thrombectomy in Stroke: Which Groups May Benefit?

A new pooled analysis of two smaller trials testing the new approach of dropping thrombolysis before thrombectomy in patients with large vessel occlusion stroke has shown […]
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