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Neurology

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Benefits/Risks for Fibrinolytic Therapy in Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism
A single intravenous bolus of tenecteplase reduces early death and hemodynamic decompensation in normotensive patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism, but increases the risk of major hemorrhage and stroke, according to a study published in the April 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Brain Neuroinflammation Seen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Neuroinflammation markers are elevated in the brains of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients compared to healthy controls, according to a study published online March 24 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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Girls Found to Have Worse Concussion Symptoms
Female pediatric concussion patients have significantly higher total symptom scores and longer symptom duration than males, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, held from April 5 to 9 in New Orleans.
Pain Management
Dual-hormone Therapy Reduces Pain, Opioid Use in Intractable Pain Patients
Administering 2 so-called pregnancy hormones simultaneously in patients suffering from intractable pain may significantly reduce their opioid use, pain, and flare intensity.
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Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk
Elderly individuals who experience faster cognitive decline appear to be at reduced risk of dying from cancer, according to research published online April 8 in Neurology.
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Subclinical Head Impact Still Impacts Brain
A single season of football can lead to measurable brain changes even with subclinical contact, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held from April 5 to 9 in San Francisco.
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Stem Cells May Aid Stroke Patients
Intraparenchymal transplantation of human modified bone marrow-derived stromal cells in chronic stroke patients is safe, feasible, and results in improved neurologic function, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held from April 5 to 9 in San Francisco.
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Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.
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Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion, according to an analysis of Medicare claims data released Wednesday by the White House. In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012. The median payment was just over $30,000, the Associated Press reported.
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Depression, Functional Disability Common Post-Intensive Care Unit
For patients with respiratory failure or shock undergoing treatment in medical or surgical intensive care units, depression and functional disability are common, according to a study published online April 7 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
Conferences
American Academy of Neurology 2013 Annual Meeting
PAINWeek 2013
64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
2012 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
PAINWeek 2010
American Academy of Neurology 2009
International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2009
American Epilepsy Society 2008
Condition Centers