January news includes the first FDA-approved drug for spinal muscular atrophy, various epilepsy treatments & vitamin D’s impact on Alzheimer & headache.
We present a selection of interesting neurology articles for the month of January in the following slides. See the slide legends for links to the article summaries.
Interesting Neurology: Epilepsy Outcomes & Vitamin D. January 2017
Sauna Bathing Is Inversely Associated with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in Middle-Aged Finnish Men. Abstract link. **** Genetically Decreased Vitamin D and Risk of Alzheimer Disease. Abstract link.
Association of Periodic and Rhythmic Electroencephalographic Patterns with Seizures in Critically Ill Patients. Abstract Link. ****Intravenous Immunoglobulins for Refractory Status Epilepticus, Part I: a Scoping Systematic Review of the Adult Literature. Abstract link.
Surgical Treatment of Nonlesional Neocortical Epilepsy. Abstract Link. ****Memory and Mood Outcomes after Anterior Thalamic Stimulation for Refractory Partial Epilepsy. Abstract link.
FDA Approves First Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. FDA release. ****FDA Warns Health Care Providers Against Relying Solely on Zika Virus Serological IgM Assay Results; Reminds them to Wait for Confirmatory Test Results Before Making Patient Management Decisions: FDA Safety Communication. FDA release.
Low Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Is Associated with Higher Risk of Frequent Headache in Middle-Aged and Older Men. Abstract link. ****Antiepileptic Drugs in Migraine and Epilepsy: Who Is at Increased Risk of Adverse Events?. Abstract link.
Natalizumab-Associated Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Is Not Preceded by Elevated Drug Concentrations. Abstract link. ****Soluble CD27 Levels in Cerebrospinal Fluid as a Prognostic Biomarker in Clinically Isolated Syndrome. Abstract link.
Opicapone as Adjunct to Levodopa Therapy in Patients with Parkinson Disease and Motor Fluctuations. Abstract link.****Assessment of Safety and Efficacy of Safinamide as a Levodopa Adjunct in Patients with Parkinson Disease and Motor Fluctuations. Abstract link.
Blood Pressure Levels and the Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Ischemic Stroke. Abstract link. ****Oral Cnm-positive Streptococcus Mutans Expressing Collagen Binding Activity Is a Risk Factor for Cerebral Microbleeds and Cognitive Impairment. Abstract link.
Acute Plasma Tau Relates to Prolonged Return to Play after Concussion. Abstract link.****Academic Difficulty and Vision Symptoms in Children with Concussion. Abstract link.