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September 7, 2021

MR ASAP: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin in Stroke MR ASAP: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin in Stroke

Giving transdermal nitroglycerin to stroke patients in the ambulance within 3 hours of symptom onset was not shown to be of any benefit in the MR […]
September 3, 2021

Early BP Variability After ICH Predicts Disability Early BP Variability After ICH Predicts Disability

Greater short-term variability in systolic blood pressure after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with an increased risk for long-term disability, new research suggests. A pooled analysis […]
September 3, 2021

Cerebral Thrombosis After COVID Vax Deadlier Than Sporadic Form Cerebral Thrombosis After COVID Vax Deadlier Than Sporadic Form

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) that occurs as part of the rare […]
September 3, 2021

FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an intranasal formulation of dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura […]
September 2, 2021

MS Plus Depression May Up Risk for Death, Vascular Disease MS Plus Depression May Up Risk for Death, Vascular Disease

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression have an increased risk of death, compared with those with one or neither condition, as well as an increased […]
September 2, 2021

‘No Reason to Drop tPA’ in Stroke Thrombectomy: SWIFT DIRECT ‘No Reason to Drop tPA’ in Stroke Thrombectomy: SWIFT DIRECT

A new study has failed to show noninferiority of direct thrombectomy compared to bridging therapy with thrombolysis before thrombectomy for patients with large-vessel occlusion ischemic stroke. […]
September 1, 2021

Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday gave conditional approval to a sweeping, potentially $10 billion plan submitted by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain […]
September 1, 2021

Tranexamic Acid Fails to Prevent ICH Growth: TRAIGE Tranexamic Acid Fails to Prevent ICH Growth: TRAIGE

Compared with placebo, tranexamic acid did not reduce hematoma growth in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a new study shows. In the randomized controlled trial, the […]
August 31, 2021

X Marks the Spot: Chromosome Genes Protective Against AD? X Marks the Spot: Chromosome Genes Protective Against AD?

The X chromosome is associated with important measures of the brain in aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in sex-specific ways, new research suggests. In a cohort […]
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