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March 22, 2021

Prenatal Dietary Folate Not Enough to Offset AEDs’ Effect on Kids Prenatal Dietary Folate Not Enough to Offset AEDs’ Effect on Kids

New research underscores the importance of folic acid supplementation for pregnant women with epilepsy who are taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Dietary folate alone, even in the […]
March 20, 2021

Ischemic Stroke Rate in COVID-19: A More Accurate Estimate Ischemic Stroke Rate in COVID-19: A More Accurate Estimate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A more accurate estimate of the stroke risk in patients hospitalized with […]
March 19, 2021

Is There a Need for tPA Before Thrombectomy in Stroke? Is There a Need for tPA Before Thrombectomy in Stroke?

In a new randomized trial that investigated the question of whether thrombolysis can be omitted for stroke patients undergoing endovascular thrombectomy for a large-vessel occlusion, results […]
March 19, 2021

Neuroscience Letters: Third Journal Scammed by Rogue Editors Neuroscience Letters: Third Journal Scammed by Rogue Editors

Burned by the offer of a special issue, a journal has retracted four papers after determining that the guest editors of the supplement were not legit.  […]
March 19, 2021

First Case of PML Associated With Ocrelizumab Monotherapy First Case of PML Associated With Ocrelizumab Monotherapy

A 78-year-old man with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) developed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) after treatment with ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) monotherapy. It is believed to be the first […]
March 18, 2021

Can Supplementary Estrogen Relieve MS Symptoms? Can Supplementary Estrogen Relieve MS Symptoms?

It’s time for a large-scale phase 2 study into whether supplementary estrogen can relieve multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms in menopausal women with the disease, a neurologist […]
March 17, 2021

Direct Transfer to Angio Improves Outcome in Large-Vessel Stroke Direct Transfer to Angio Improves Outcome in Large-Vessel Stroke

Patient with suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke who were taken directly to the angiography suite, bypassing the emergency department, received endovascular treatment faster and had better 90-day […]
March 16, 2021

No Effect of Intensive BP Lowering on Biomarkers of Dementia No Effect of Intensive BP Lowering on Biomarkers of Dementia

Intensive lowering of blood pressure (BP) in older patients with hypertension does not appear to reduce the risk for the occurrence of brain biomarkers that have […]
March 16, 2021

Theatrics, Hypnosis, and the Roots of Modern Neurology Theatrics, Hypnosis, and the Roots of Modern Neurology

“Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs” – Jean-Martin Charcot Nearly 130 years after his death, Jean-Martin Charcot’s name still resonates […]
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