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March 2, 2021

Delirium Common, Costly After Mitral, Tricuspid Valve Repair Delirium Common, Costly After Mitral, Tricuspid Valve Repair

Delirium occurred in nearly 1-in-10 elderly patients after percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve repair and signaled longer hospital stays and worse survival, a new study shows. […]
March 2, 2021

Most Migraine Patients Fail to Reap the Benefits of Exercise Most Migraine Patients Fail to Reap the Benefits of Exercise

The majority of patients with migraine do not get the recommended amount of weekly exercise, but those who do gain benefits that extend to fewer migraine days […]
March 1, 2021

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS

Vitamin D deficiency detected at the time of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with cognitive impairment and may also affect disability, according to new […]
March 1, 2021

First Oral SMA Treatment Gets EMA Panel Thumbs Up First Oral SMA Treatment Gets EMA Panel Thumbs Up

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended marketing authorization for risdiplam (Evrysdi), the first treatment that […]
March 1, 2021

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally not […]
February 26, 2021

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic brain […]
February 26, 2021

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS

Elevations in serum neurofilament light chain levels (sNfL) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are significantly linked to worse neurologic function, clinical disability, and lower brain […]
February 25, 2021

FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antisense oligonucleotide casimersen (Amondys 45, Sarepta Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular […]
February 25, 2021

Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer’s Onset Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer’s Onset

Depression and anxiety are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research shows. Investigators found the age of onset of AD is about 2 […]
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