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January 14, 2021

Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke

Patents who experience an ischemic stroke and who have a large-vessel occlusion but only mild symptoms are at “substantial” risk for early neurologic deterioration after thrombolysis, […]
January 14, 2021

FDA Clears First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussion FDA Clears First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussion

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first rapid handheld blood test for suspected mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), the company has announced. The […]
January 12, 2021

Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson’s Disease Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Higher intake of vitamins C and E was associated with a reduced risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in an analysis of a national cohort study. Higher […]
January 11, 2021

Orthostatic Headache? Consider Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension Orthostatic Headache? Consider Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

For many patients with debilitating headaches caused by spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH), their condition is not diagnosed or treated because of a lack of awareness about […]
January 11, 2021

Positive Topline Data for Lilly’s Donanemab in Early Alzheimer’s Positive Topline Data for Lilly’s Donanemab in Early Alzheimer’s

Donanemab (Eli Lilly), an investigational antiamyloid therapy, significantly slowed decline in a composite measure of cognition and daily function in patients with early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease […]
January 9, 2021

Positive Phase 3 Trial in hATTR Amyloidosis With Polyneuropathy Positive Phase 3 Trial in hATTR Amyloidosis With Polyneuropathy

The investigational RNAi therapeutic vutrisiran (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals) met its primary and secondary endpoints in a phase 3 study of adults with hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR) with […]
January 8, 2021

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new study […]
January 7, 2021

Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson’s Disease Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers have identified changes in the eye in patients with Parkinson’s disease that can be seen with noninvasive, inexpensive imaging equipment, raising hopes that this could […]
January 7, 2021

Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A commonly used treatment for chronic subdural hematoma appears to be doing more harm than good, a new randomized trial has shown. The results show that […]
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