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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 […]
May 13, 2020

New Focus on Renin-Angiotensin System Role in COVID-19 New Focus on Renin-Angiotensin System Role in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Two new studies have been published that further focus attention on how […]
May 13, 2020

Natalizumab Bests Fingolimod for Relapsing-Remitting MS Natalizumab Bests Fingolimod for Relapsing-Remitting MS

In a head-to-head comparison, natalizumab (Tysrabi, Biogen) was superior to fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis) with respect to evidence of disease activity at 1 year for patients with […]
May 13, 2020

Wrist Neuromodulation Device Curbs Essential Tremor Wrist Neuromodulation Device Curbs Essential Tremor

Noninvasive peripheral nerve stimulation applied repeatedly at home over a 3-month period reduced hand tremors in patients with essential tremor (ET), new research shows. In a […]
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