May news includes ground-breaking FDA approvals, predictions of Alzheimer disease, and a possible biomarker for mild traumatic brain injury.
We present a selection of interesting neurology articles for the month of May in the following slides. See the slide legends for links to the article summaries.
Interesting Neurology: Stroke Warning & Cluster Headache. May 2017
First Alzheimer’s Patient Treated with Focused Ultrasound to Open Blood-Brain Barrier. Abstract link. **** BDNF Val66Met Predicts Cognitive Decline in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention. Abstract link.
Family History of Alzheimer’s Disease Is Associated with Impaired Perceptual Discrimination of Novel Objects. Abstract link. **** Adherence and Tolerability of Alzheimer’s Disease Medications: a Pragmatic Randomized Trial. Abstract link.
Serum Neurofilament Light as a Biomarker for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Contact Sports. Abstract link. **** Early Clinical Predictors of 5-Year Outcome After Concussive Blast Traumatic Brain Injury. Abstract link.
Pregabalin Use Early in Pregnancy and the Risk of Major Congenital Malformations. Abstract Link. **** Intravenous Levetiracetam vs Phenytoin for Status Epilepticus and Cluster Seizures: a Prospective, Randomized Study. Abstract link.
FDA Approves Drug to Treat ALS. FDA release. **** FDA Approves First Treatment for a Form of Batten Disease. FDA release.
Hypothalamus as a Mediator of Chronic Migraine. Abstract link. **** FDA Releases gammaCore®, the First Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Applied at the Neck for Acute Treatment of Pain Associated with Episodic Cluster Headache in Adult Patients. Press release.
Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis. Abstract link. **** Health-Care Use Before a First Demyelinating Event Suggestive of a Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome: a Matched Cohort Study. Abstract link.
Role of Habenula and Amygdala Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease Patients with Punding. Abstract link. **** Decrease in AÎ²42 Predicts Dopa-Resistant Gait Progression in Early Parkinson Disease. Abstract link.
Restarting Anticoagulant Therapy After Intracranial Hemorrhage. Abstract link. **** One in Three American Adults May Have Had a Warning Stroke, American Stroke Association Survey Finds. Press release.