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May 21, 2020

Neurologists’ Pay Gets a Boost, Most Happy With Career Choice Neurologists’ Pay Gets a Boost, Most Happy With Career Choice

Neurologists continue to be on the lower end of the physician compensation ladder, but they made more this year than last, and they continue to enjoy […]
May 21, 2020

Doctor Accused of More Than 200 Misdiagnoses Gives Up License Doctor Accused of More Than 200 Misdiagnoses Gives Up License

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in more than 200 children surrendered his medical license and agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty […]
May 20, 2020

ACE Inhibitors Protective Against Severe COVID-19? ACE Inhibitors Protective Against Severe COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new nationwide US observational study suggests that ACE inhibitors may protect […]
May 20, 2020

Icosapent Ethyl Cuts Revascularization: Latest From REDUCE-IT Icosapent Ethyl Cuts Revascularization: Latest From REDUCE-IT

A new analysis from the REDUCE-IT trial has shown that the high-strength eicosapentaenoic acid product icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, Amarin) reduced the number of revascularization procedures by […]
May 19, 2020

AHA Advice on Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage Amid COVID-19 AHA Advice on Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage Amid COVID-19

The American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) has developed a “conceptual framework” to assist emergency medical service (EMS) providers and in-hospital triage teams handle suspected […]
May 15, 2020

Repeated Hits to the Head Tied to Early Death in NFL Players Repeated Hits to the Head Tied to Early Death in NFL Players

Repetitive hits to the head, not just concussions, during a professional football career are associated with a statistically significant and substantially increased risk for death, a […]
May 15, 2020

Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk

Certain patterns of frontal lobe glucose hypometabolism may be associated with higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among patients with refractory focal epilepsy, […]
May 15, 2020

BASICS: Endovascular Therapy Adds Little for BAO Stroke BASICS: Endovascular Therapy Adds Little for BAO Stroke

Endovascular therapy adminstered in conjunction with best medical management for basilar artery occlusion (BAO) stroke did not significantly improve functional outcome at 90 days compared to […]
May 14, 2020

Fluoxetine Disappoints in Two New Stroke Trials Fluoxetine Disappoints in Two New Stroke Trials

Two new large, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the use of the antidepressant fluoxetine for stroke patients have both shown that the drug has no effect on […]
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