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May 13, 2022

FDA Approves Oral Form of ALS Drug Edaravone FDA Approves Oral Form of ALS Drug Edaravone

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an orally administered version of edaravone (Radicava ORS) for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Edaravone is […]
May 12, 2022

Ultra-High Dose Drug Slows Functional Decline in Early ALS Ultra-High Dose Drug Slows Functional Decline in Early ALS

An ultrahigh-dose of methylcobalamin slows functional decline by 43% in patients with early-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research shows. The 50-mg dose was administered twice-weekly […]
May 12, 2022

Exenatide Linked to Less Hyperglycemia After Stroke Exenatide Linked to Less Hyperglycemia After Stroke

Treatment with the diabetes drug exenatide was associated with a significant decrease in hyperglycemia in acute stroke patients, a new study shows. The research could offer […]
May 11, 2022

Knowing How the Brain Reacts to Smells May Help Fight Disease Knowing How the Brain Reacts to Smells May Help Fight Disease

You know that complicated equations can predict what story pops up in your news feed or which TikTok video you’ll watch next. But you might not […]
May 9, 2022

No Benefit to Early Tracheostomy in Severe Stroke No Benefit to Early Tracheostomy in Severe Stroke

Early tracheostomy offers no significant improvement in survival without severe disability than the standard approach to tracheostomy in patients on mechanical ventilation following a severe stroke, […]
May 9, 2022

Mask Wearing May Cause Mental Distress in People With Autism Mask Wearing May Cause Mental Distress in People With Autism

The study covered in this summary was published on Medrxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Mask wearing was significantly […]
May 9, 2022

Periodontitis May Be Linked With Systemic Diseases Periodontitis May Be Linked With Systemic Diseases

Periodontitis is a major inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa that progressively affects the integrity of the tissues supporting the teeth. It is associated epidemiologically with […]
May 9, 2022

Neurology, Psychiatry Studies Overlook Sex as a Variable Neurology, Psychiatry Studies Overlook Sex as a Variable

A large percentage of studies in neurology and psychiatry over the past decade have failed to account for differences between the sexes, according to a team […]
May 6, 2022

‘Brain Age’ Gap Predicts Post-Stroke Outcomes ‘Brain Age’ Gap Predicts Post-Stroke Outcomes

The difference between a stroke patient’s brain age and chronologic age may help clinicians predict which patients are likely to have worse outcomes, a new study […]
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