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November 19, 2020

Blood Pressure Treatment Reduces Bleeding in ICH Blood Pressure Treatment Reduces Bleeding in ICH

Lowering blood pressure for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) does not improve functional recovery, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows, although it does reduce hematoma growth […]
November 18, 2020

Childhood Lead Exposure Exacts a Heavy Toll on the Adult Brain Childhood Lead Exposure Exacts a Heavy Toll on the Adult Brain

Higher exposure to lead in childhood is associated with altered brain structure in midlife, new research shows. Investigators found that elevated blood lead levels when persons […]
November 17, 2020

Newborn Hearing Test Promising for Early Detection of Autism Newborn Hearing Test Promising for Early Detection of Autism

Oren Miron A commonly used newborn hearing test shows promise in the early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research shows.   Results from one of […]
November 16, 2020

Pre-op Brain Games Cut Postsurgical Delirium Risk Pre-op Brain Games Cut Postsurgical Delirium Risk

Playing cognitive games prior to surgery reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older adults in a dose-dependent manner, new research suggests. Results of a randomized […]
November 16, 2020

VNS May Improve Upper-Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke VNS May Improve Upper-Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) plus rehabilitation provided greater functional improvements compared with sham stimulation plus rehabilitation for patients with moderate to severe arm impairment after ischemic […]
November 12, 2020

Neurologist as Patient: Poor Care Could Have Led to Quadriplegia Neurologist as Patient: Poor Care Could Have Led to Quadriplegia

When Steven Horowitz, MD, began experiencing neck and arm pain, numbness, and tingling following a bike ride several years ago, he immediately sought care at an […]
November 12, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer’s Risk Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer’s Risk

Abdalla Z. Mohamed Patients with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk for dementia-related pathology, including more amyloid deposition and less cortical […]
November 11, 2020

The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large reductions in the number of patients with acute stroke presenting to hospital, increased in-hospital stroke mortality, and many post-stroke patients […]
November 11, 2020

FDA Class I Recall: Stryker Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers FDA Class I Recall: Stryker Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers

Stryker Neurovascular is recalling more than 1200 Trevo XP ProVue Retrievers because of a risk that the core wire may break or separate when the device […]
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