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November 10, 2020

Disabling Stroke Reduced With Ticagrelor After Minor Stroke, TIA Disabling Stroke Reduced With Ticagrelor After Minor Stroke, TIA

Additional results from the THALES trial have shown that one month’s dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor (Brilinta; Astra Zeneca) plus aspirin is associated with a reduction […]
November 10, 2020

Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to a Threefold Increased Dementia Risk Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to a Threefold Increased Dementia Risk

Late-onset epilepsy is linked to a substantial increased risk of subsequent dementia. Results of a retrospective analysis show that patients who develop epilepsy at age 67 […]
November 10, 2020

High-Profile MS Neurologist Struck by Motorcycle High-Profile MS Neurologist Struck by Motorcycle

A noted UK neurologist and multiple sclerosis (MS) researcher has sustained significant injuries after being struck this weekend by a motorcycle “traveling at high speed,” according […]
November 9, 2020

Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons

Most neurosurgeons have faced at least one malpractice lawsuit during their career, leading many to adopt defensive medicine tactics and some to consider leaving the practice, […]
November 9, 2020

Local Hospitals Still Have a Role in Treating Severe Stroke Local Hospitals Still Have a Role in Treating Severe Stroke

For patients suspected of having a large-vessel occlusion stroke, direct transfer to a comprehensive stroke center capable of endovascular therapy that is farther away than a […]
November 9, 2020

New ‘Wake-up’ Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis New ‘Wake-up’ Stroke Analysis Strengthens Case for Thrombolysis

Evidence supporting the use of thrombolysis for selected stroke patients with unknown time of onset has been strengthened with data from a new individual patient meta-analysis. […]
November 9, 2020

TDP-43 Protein Declines Years Before Death in Alzheimer’s TDP-43 Protein Declines Years Before Death in Alzheimer’s

Brain levels of TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43), a key factor in the neurodegeneration that occurs with Alzheimer’s disease, begin declining nearly two decades prior […]
November 6, 2020

Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes Small Complicated Carotid Plaques May Be Culprit in Some Strokes

The presence of certain complicating features on plaques in the carotid artery are an under-recognized cause of ischemic stroke, a new study suggests. The CAPIAS (Carotid […]
November 6, 2020

FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention FDA Broadens Ticagrelor Indication to Stroke Prevention

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiplatelet agent ticagrelor (Brilinta) to reduce the risk for stroke in patients with acute ischemic stroke […]
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