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October 9, 2020

In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency

The problem of a rare enzyme disorder being mistakenly diagnosed as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is highlighted in a new case report involving a child. […]
October 7, 2020

Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson’s Trial Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson’s Trial

Remote telemedicine visits were feasible, reasonably reliable, and acceptable to individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a 1-year, phase 3 clinical trial has shown. The trial was […]
October 6, 2020

Old Drug Turned ‘Cash Cow’ as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial Old Drug Turned ‘Cash Cow’ as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial

For a dad whose infant son was afflicted with a rare seizure disorder, a drug invented in 1952 was indispensable for his boy. It was also […]
October 5, 2020

No Migraine ‘Rebound’ Stopping Clopidogrel After ASD Closure No Migraine ‘Rebound’ Stopping Clopidogrel After ASD Closure

Patients being treated with dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) consisting of clopidogrel plus aspirin following atrial septal defect (ASD) closure can safely discontinue clopidogrel after 3 months without […]
October 2, 2020

COVID-19 Risks No Higher in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis COVID-19 Risks No Higher in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 infection in patients with multiple sclerosis seems to align with that seen in the general population, new US data […]
October 1, 2020

Serum NfL May Flag Subclinical Disease in Pregnant MS Patients Serum NfL May Flag Subclinical Disease in Pregnant MS Patients

Among women with multiple sclerosis (MS), levels of serum neurofilament light (sNfL) are higher during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The increase in sNfL is independent […]
September 30, 2020

Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Stroke may be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19 in younger patients, […]
September 30, 2020

Troubling Sleep Disorder in Athletes a Sign of CTE? Troubling Sleep Disorder in Athletes a Sign of CTE?

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is surprisingly common in athletes and may signal chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) caused by brainstem tau and Lewy body […]
September 29, 2020

CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline

Kristen George, PhD The presence of hypertension or diabetes in African American adolescents as young as 12 years old is associated with a higher risk for […]
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