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March 31, 2021

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI? Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the phase […]
March 31, 2021

Endovascular Therapy Effective in Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion Endovascular Therapy Effective in Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion

Compared with best medical treatment alone, endovascular therapy (EVT) significantly increases the likelihood of favorable outcome at 90 days for patients with stroke resulting from acute […]
March 31, 2021

Stroke Tied to Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts and Deaths Stroke Tied to Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts and Deaths

After adjusting for baseline differences, stroke survivors have a 73% higher risk for suicide compared with those who have not had a stroke, results of a […]
March 30, 2021

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug Approved in Europe Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug Approved in Europe

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing clearance for risdiplam (Evrysdi, PTC Therapeutics), the first oral treatment for patients with certain types of spinal muscular atrophy […]
March 29, 2021

Meta-Analysis Supports Late Thrombectomy in Selected Stroke Patients Meta-Analysis Supports Late Thrombectomy in Selected Stroke Patients

The evidence in favor of endovascular therapy for selected stroke patients who present in the late time window, from 6 to 24 hours after stroke onset, […]
March 29, 2021

Heightened Brain Activity With Stress Tied to Takotsubo Syndrome Heightened Brain Activity With Stress Tied to Takotsubo Syndrome

A new study is providing what researchers are calling “unique and important insights” into potential mechanisms contributing to the Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) also known as “broken […]
March 26, 2021

FDA OKs Neuromodulation Device to Improve Gait in MS FDA OKs Neuromodulation Device to Improve Gait in MS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS, Helius Medical Inc) for the short-term treatment of walking impairments as a […]
March 26, 2021

Short Trip to Comprehensive Center Worth It in Large-Vessel Stroke Short Trip to Comprehensive Center Worth It in Large-Vessel Stroke

For patients suspected of having a large-vessel occlusion stroke, direct transport to a comprehensive stroke center for endovascular treatment may be preferable to initial transport to […]
March 26, 2021

Radially Adjustable ‘Tigertriever’ Safe, Effective in Stroke Radially Adjustable ‘Tigertriever’ Safe, Effective in Stroke

A radially adjustable stent retriever provided a high rate of substantial reperfusion and was associated with low rates of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage and death in a […]
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