Patients who discuss weight loss with their physicians but do not feel judged may be more likely to attempt and succeed in losing weight, according to research published online Feb. 9 in Preventive Medicine.
Study results show that epsilon toxin, produced by a common foodborne bacterium, attacks the brain’s myelin-producing cells and targets other cells associated with inflammation in MS.
In a recent clinical trial, Celexa (citalopram) reduced agitation in patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to placebo, but the drug also produced severe cognitive and cardiac adverse events that prescribers must consider.
Vitamin C depletion is associated with intracerebral hemorrhage risk, according to a study released in advance of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which will be held from April 26 to May 3 in Philadelphia.
For patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis, carotid angioplasty and stenting and carotid endarterectomy are equally effective for long-term prevention of ipsilateral ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions.
For older patients, a home-based exercise program is beneficial after formal hip fracture rehabilitation has ended, according to a study published in the Feb. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
People with defective pulmonary capillary filtration are at higher risk of having an ischemic stroke if they have low iron levels, possibly due to enhanced platelet aggregation, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in PLOS ONE.
New mobile phone applications can help diagnose episodes of altered consciousness as epileptic seizures and can assist in patient management during acute stroke, according to two studies released in advance of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which will be held from April 26 to May 3 in Philadelphia.
For Medicare beneficiaries, concurrent opioid prescribing is common among those with four or more opioid providers, according to a study published Feb. 19 in BMJ.
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population, according to a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 17.