April news includes tools to manage brain injury and predict recovery, new drug hits and misses, and an updated epilepsy classification system.
We present a selection of interesting neurology articles for the month of April in the following slides. See the slide legends for links to the article summaries.
Use of Medications of Questionable Benefit at the End of Life in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. Abstract link. **** A Phase 3 Trial of IV Immunoglobulin for Alzheimer Disease. Abstract link.
Predicting Recovery Patterns After Sport-Related Concussion. Abstract link.****Emergency Department Triage of Traumatic Head Injury Using a Brain Electrical Activity Biomarker: a Multisite Prospective Observational Validation Trial. Press release.
Sex Dependent Effects of Mild Brain Blast Injury on Neuroendocrine Stress Response. Abstract link. ****Diverging White Matter Trajectories in Children After Traumatic Brain Injury. Abstract link.
ILAE Classification of the Epilepsies: Position Paper of the ILAE Commission for Classification and Terminology. Abstract Link. ****Mortality, Morbidity and Refractoriness Prediction in Status Epilepticus: Comparison of STESS and EMSE Scores. Abstract link.
FDA Allows Marketing of First Direct-to-Consumer Tests that Provide Genetic Risk Information for Certain Conditions. FDA release.****FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Multiple Sclerosis. FDA release.
FDA Approves XadagoÂ® (Safinamide) for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Patients. Press release. LB18 ****FDA Approves Expanded Indication for QudexyÂ® XR (topiramate) Extended-Release Capsules to Include Prophylaxis of Migraine Headache in Adults and Adolescents. Press release.
Copeptin for Risk Stratification in Non-Traumatic Headache in the Emergency Setting: a Prospective Multicenter Observational Cohort Study. Abstract link. ****Body Composition Status and the Risk of Migraine. Abstract link.
Effect of Fingolimod on Brain Volume Loss in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Abstract link. ****Evidence for a Causal Relationship between Low Vitamin D, High BMI, and Pediatric-Onset MS. Abstract link.
Viral Hepatitis and Parkinson Disease. Abstract link. ****Does Apolipoprotein A1 Predict Microstructural Changes in Subgenual Cingulum in Early Parkinson? Abstract link.