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April 22, 2020

Dutch Supreme Court Expands Euthanasia Laws for Dementia Patients Dutch Supreme Court Expands Euthanasia Laws for Dementia Patients

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that doctors could legally carry out euthanasia on people with advanced dementia who had earlier […]
April 22, 2020

Joint ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Conference Still a Go Despite Pandemic Joint ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Conference Still a Go Despite Pandemic

The show will go on. In some shape or form, organizers of MSWashingtonDC2020 scheduled for September 9-12 plan to forge ahead and share the latest updates […]
April 21, 2020

New Classification Urged for PFO-Associated Stroke New Classification Urged for PFO-Associated Stroke

A call has been made for a new classification of ischemic stroke for patients who have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) that is thought to have […]
April 21, 2020

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections Provide Little Relief for Sciatica Epidural Corticosteroid Injections Provide Little Relief for Sciatica

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Epidural corticosteroid injections provide limited, clinically unimportant relief of lumbosacral radicular pain (sciatica), according to an updated Cochrane review. “I am […]
April 20, 2020

Longevity Gene Linked to Reduced AD Risk in APOE4 Carriers Longevity Gene Linked to Reduced AD Risk in APOE4 Carriers

A certain form of the longevity gene, klotho, is associated with a protective effect against cognitive impairments and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in individuals carrying the APOE4 […]
April 20, 2020

More Evidence Supports COVID-19/Guillain-Barré Link More Evidence Supports COVID-19/Guillain-Barré Link

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Five more cases of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) in association with COVID-19 have […]
April 16, 2020

COVID-19: First Data Confirm Neurologic Symptoms Common COVID-19: First Data Confirm Neurologic Symptoms Common

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 is strongly associated with neurologic manifestations, including acute cerebrovascular diseases, impaired […]
April 15, 2020

Antiepileptic May Counter Rivaroxaban’s Anticoagulant Effect Antiepileptic May Counter Rivaroxaban’s Anticoagulant Effect

Researchers are warning about the possible detrimental effects of combining the anti-seizure drug levetiracetam with the direct oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer/Janssen). In what investigators are […]
April 14, 2020

Sodium Nitrite Disappoints in Cardiac Arrest Sodium Nitrite Disappoints in Cardiac Arrest

Among patients who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, intravenous sodium nitrite given by paramedics during resuscitation did not significantly improve their chances of being admitted to […]
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