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December 15, 2020

Psychogenic Seizures Tied to Sexual Assault, Stroke Psychogenic Seizures Tied to Sexual Assault, Stroke

Individuals who have experienced sexual trauma have more than a tenfold increased risk of developing psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNESs) and are also more likely to suffer […]
December 15, 2020

FDA Approves Shorter Infusion Time for MS Drug Ocrelizumab FDA Approves Shorter Infusion Time for MS Drug Ocrelizumab

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a shorter infusion time for ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for patients with relapsing or primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), […]
December 14, 2020

COVID-19 Neurologic Fallout Not Limited to the Severely Ill COVID-19 Neurologic Fallout Not Limited to the Severely Ill

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Serious neurologic complications in patients with COVID-19 are not limited to the […]
December 14, 2020

Encouraging Results for New Epilepsy Drug Encouraging Results for New Epilepsy Drug

Cenobamate (Xcopri), a new epilepsy drug, is safe and effective up to 1 year, new research shows. Post hoc analyses from an open-label study showed that […]
December 11, 2020

The ‘Wondrous Map’: Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later The ‘Wondrous Map’: Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton announced completion of what was arguably one of the greatest advances of the modern era: the first draft sequence of […]
December 10, 2020

Novel Alzheimer’s Protein a ‘Great Hope’ for the Future Novel Alzheimer’s Protein a ‘Great Hope’ for the Future

Dr Randall J. Bateman A novel form of tau protein may be an accurate way to diagnose and track early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), offering new hope […]
December 9, 2020

New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy

A new type of laser therapy is safe and effective for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 150 children, more […]
December 9, 2020

Wearable Device Clears a First ‘Milestone’ in Seizure Detection Wearable Device Clears a First ‘Milestone’ in Seizure Detection

A wrist-worn device that uses machine learning accurately detects different seizure types in findings that have the potential to revolutionize the management of patients with epilepsy. […]
December 9, 2020

Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease

New clinical practice guidelines on Lyme disease place a strong emphasis on antibody testing to assess for rheumatologic and neurologic syndromes. “Diagnostically, we recommend testing via […]
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