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May 4, 2020

Five-Year Siponimod Data Support Early MS Treatment Five-Year Siponimod Data Support Early MS Treatment

Among patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) who received siponimod or placebo during a double-blind trial and entered an open-label extension, those who received siponimod […]
May 4, 2020

Statins and ICH: New Meta-Analysis Statins and ICH: New Meta-Analysis

A new meta-analysis has concluded that the benefit of statin therapy in the prevention of ischemic stroke “greatly exceeds” the risk for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The […]
May 4, 2020

Diastolic Dysfunction a Common Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline Diastolic Dysfunction a Common Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline

Diastolic dysfunction, a common and often undiagnosed condition in older individuals, could be contributing to the increasing burden of cognitive decline, a new study suggests. “We […]
May 1, 2020

EMA Panel Backs Generic for MS Drug Fingolimod (Gilenya) EMA Panel Backs Generic for MS Drug Fingolimod (Gilenya)

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of a generic version of fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis) […]
May 1, 2020

Prior Head Injury Associated With Severe Parkinson’s Phenotype Prior Head Injury Associated With Severe Parkinson’s Phenotype

FROM AAN 2020 Head injury before the onset of Parkinson’s disease is associated with more severe motor and nonmotor phenotypes, according to research presented online as part […]
May 1, 2020

Neurologists Dust Off Their Stethoscopes, Join COVID Frontlines Neurologists Dust Off Their Stethoscopes, Join COVID Frontlines

Daniella Sisniega, MD, a neurology resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, recently dusted off her stethoscope and headed for the frontlines of […]
May 1, 2020

Neurologists Dust Off Their Stethoscopes, Join COVID Front Lines Neurologists Dust Off Their Stethoscopes, Join COVID Front Lines

Daniella Sisniega, MD, a neurology resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, recently dusted off her stethoscope and headed for the front lines […]
April 30, 2020

AAN Updates Advice on PFO Closure After Stroke AAN Updates Advice on PFO Closure After Stroke

Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) can now be recommended for some patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke in order to prevent recurrent events, the American […]
April 30, 2020

Report Details First Case of PML With Ocrelizumab Alone Report Details First Case of PML With Ocrelizumab Alone

The first case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) directly associated with ocrelizumab occurred in a patient with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) who received 2 years […]
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