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September 16, 2021

Nonopioid Med Promising for Neuropathic Pain Nonopioid Med Promising for Neuropathic Pain

Top-line results from a phase 2 study suggest vixotrigine (BIIB074, Biogen), a nonopioid investigational oral pain medication, reduces chronic neuropathic pain caused by small fiber neuropathy […]
September 16, 2021

CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy CBD Gel a Promising Adjunct for Kids With Severe Epilepsy

Topical cannabidiol (CBD) gel, added to antiseizure medication, may help reduce seizures and improve quality of life in children with developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, according to […]
September 16, 2021

As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Opioid-related drug overdose deaths in the United States exploded to an estimated record high of 69,031 people in 2020, topping the 49,860 deaths logged in 2019, […]
September 15, 2021

Decompressive Surgery Saves Lives in Severe Cerebral Vein Thrombosis Decompressive Surgery Saves Lives in Severe Cerebral Vein Thrombosis

New evidence supports the use of decompressive surgery for patients with severe cerebral vein thrombosis. The DECOMPRESS2 study ― the largest prospective study of decompressive surgery […]
September 15, 2021

Too Little, Too Much Sleep Tied to Impaired Cognition Too Little, Too Much Sleep Tied to Impaired Cognition

Short and long sleep duration in older individuals are both associated with impaired cognition, new research suggests. However, imaging data reveal only short sleep is linked […]
September 15, 2021

Aspirin and Heparin Increase Bleeding Risk During EVT Aspirin and Heparin Increase Bleeding Risk During EVT

Treatment with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or heparin is associated with an increased risk for symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) in patients with ischemic stroke who are undergoing […]
September 14, 2021

What’s the Right TIMING for NOAC After Ischemic Stroke? What’s the Right TIMING for NOAC After Ischemic Stroke?

Early initiation of treatment with novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) was noninferior to delayed initiation of treatment among patients with ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation, new research […]
September 14, 2021

Lipid Levels Tied to ALS Risk Lipid Levels Tied to ALS Risk

Elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) are associated with a reduced risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research shows. The study […]
September 14, 2021

General or Local Anesthesia for DBS Surgery: Which Is Best? General or Local Anesthesia for DBS Surgery: Which Is Best?

The outcome of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for Parkinson disease (PD) is comparable when performed under general or local anesthesia, results of a new randomized […]
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