By Katie Eder
An experimental combination treatment for central neuropathic pain (CNP) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients failed to show superiority to placebo in a phase 2 study.
Evidence-based guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults for 2014 have been issued by the Eighth Joint National Committee, according to a special communication published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Higher anxiety symptom levels are independently associated with increased risk for incident stroke, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Stroke.
Given that increasing numbers of patients have high-deductible health insurance, doctors and practice staff need to help patients assume financial responsibility for costs relating to medical services and procedures, according to an article published Dec. 10 in Medical Economics.
By Jackie Syrop
Studies on drug pharmacokinetics in epilepsy patients are being conducted to help the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consider whether it needs to tighten bioequivalence rules for generic anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs) and other medications that have narrow therapeutic windows.
Deep brain stimulation of the of subthalamic nucleus seems to have a beneficial effect on driving ability in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Neurology.
For patients undergoing spinal surgery for a structural lesion, preoperative depression and anxiety are associated with increased preoperative narcotic use, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of Spine.
A history of marijuana use is associated with changes in brain morphology and poorer working memory both in healthy people and particularly in patients with schizophrenia, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the Schizophrenia Bulletin.
The top five gains made in improving health security at home and around the world in 2013, and the top five areas for improvement in 2014 have been highlighted in an end-of-year report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Few residency programs have a formal cost-conscious care curriculum, according to a research letter published online Dec. 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine.