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May 29, 2020

Metformin Linked to Better Motor Function in Parkinson’s Metformin Linked to Better Motor Function in Parkinson’s

Researchers are taking a closer look at whether the diabetes medication metformin might convey benefit in patients with both Parkinson’s disease (PD) and diabetes — and […]
May 29, 2020

Ofatumumab Shows High Elimination of Disease Activity in MS Ofatumumab Shows High Elimination of Disease Activity in MS

With ofatumumab (Arzerra, Novartis), a fully human anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, there is a greater likelihood of there being no evidence of disease activity (NEDA-3) for patients […]
May 28, 2020

Galcanezumab Looks Promising for Treatment-Resistant Migraine Galcanezumab Looks Promising for Treatment-Resistant Migraine

The calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody galcanezumab (Emgality, Lilly) compared favorably to placebo for reducing the number of average monthly migraine days in a new study […]
May 28, 2020

Mixed Results for Aducanumab in Two Phase 3 AD Trials Mixed Results for Aducanumab in Two Phase 3 AD Trials

High-dose aducanumab, a human monoclonal antibody in development, significantly reduced clinical decline in people with early Alzheimer’s disease in one randomized, placebo-controlled phase 3 study but […]
May 27, 2020

AAN Issues COVID-19 Ethical Guidance for Neurologists AAN Issues COVID-19 Ethical Guidance for Neurologists

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued new ethical guidance for […]
May 27, 2020

Strokes Linked to COVID-19 Are More Severe, More Likely Embolic Strokes Linked to COVID-19 Are More Severe, More Likely Embolic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among COVID-19 patients who suffer stroke, the rate of cryptogenic and embolic […]
May 27, 2020

No Laughing Matter: Illicit Use of Nitrous Oxide on the Rise? No Laughing Matter: Illicit Use of Nitrous Oxide on the Rise?

The growing popularity using anesthetic nitrous oxide recreationally is linked to an upsurge in young people presenting to the hospital with neurologic complaints. In a case […]
May 27, 2020

Natalizumab Switch to Moderate-Efficacy DMT Ups Disability Risk Natalizumab Switch to Moderate-Efficacy DMT Ups Disability Risk

Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who switch from treatment with the highly effective disease-modifying therapy (DMT) natalizumab (Tysabri, Biogen) to a moderate-efficacy DMT show an […]
May 27, 2020

General Anesthesia Activates Central Amygdala ‘Pain Switch’ General Anesthesia Activates Central Amygdala ‘Pain Switch’

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – General anesthesia (GA) activates pain-suppressing GABAergic neurons in the central amygdala, according to new experimental findings. “Analgesia can activate a switch […]
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