Results of the ARMYDA-9 CAROTID trial indicate that loading with 600 mg clopidogrel and high-dose atorvastatin in carotid stent patients independently result in improved neurological outcomes.
Though two new blood clot removal devices only recently received FDA approval for clinical use, specialists at the Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center have already seen improved outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients after performing endovascular treatments with both advanced technologies.
For patients with chronic, severe, treatment-refractory anorexia nervosa, deep brain stimulation (DBS) seems to be a safe treatment option, according to a phase 1 pilot trial published online March 7 in The Lancet.
For elderly adults with dementia, symptoms of depression can be improved through nutritional improvement interventions, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics reveal distinct white matter (WM) integrity in patients with cognitively preserved (CP) and cognitively impaired (CI) multiple sclerosis (MS), according to research published online March 6 in Neurology.
A portable device that measures eye movements may help non-specialist physicians diagnose stroke in high-risk patients with acute vertigo or dizziness, according to a study published online March 5 in Stroke.
In patients with restless legs syndrome, dopamine agonists and calcium channel alpha-2-delta ligands are effective in reducing symptoms and improving sleep and quality of life, although adverse events are common and often lead to treatment withdrawals, according to a review published online March 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
News and updates about AAN 2013, the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with a higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia regardless of stroke history, according to a pooled risk analysis published in the March 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
While doctors struggle to detect autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at an early age, new research published online in the Journal of Pediatrics shows low-birth-weight newborns with cranial abnormalities discovered by ultrasound scans just days after childbirth have an increased risk of developing ASD.