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Marker in Spinal Fluid Predicts Course in Parkinson
Levels of α-synuclein in cerebrospinal fluid might predict cognitive decline in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to research published online March 13 in the The American Journal of Pathology.
Midlife Diabetes May Contribute to Later Cognitive Decline
Midlife onset of diabetes and hypertension each may contribute to cognitive impairment later in life, according to research published online March 19 in Neurology.
Simvastatin Might Help Slow Multiple Sclerosis Progression
High-dose simvastatin appears to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England, published online March 19 in The Lancet.
COPD Tied to Development of Cognitive Impairment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk for mild cognitive impairment, particularly nonamnestic MCI, according to a study published online March 17 in JAMA Neurology.
Ongoing Clinical Trials Investigating Retrovirus-MS Theory
Two European clinical trials are both investigating a theory that multiple sclerosis may be triggered by activation of human endogenous retroviruses.
Neuroimaging Ordered for >12 Percent of Headaches
Neuroimaging is frequently ordered for patients with headache, according to a research letter published online March 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks
The strain of bacterial meningitis that killed a Drexel University student earlier this month is the same strain behind a Princeton University outbreak last year, federal health officials said Tuesday. This suggests that the outbreak strain might still be present in the Princeton community and that the situation requires close monitoring, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Elevated Levels of Brain Injury Biomarkers in Concussion
Ice hockey players with sports-related concussion have elevations in the axonal injury biomarker total tau and the astroglial injury biomarker S-100 calcium-binding protein B, according to a study published online March 13 in JAMA Neurology.
Addressing Comorbid Migraine in Obese Patients
Morbidly or severely obese individuals develop migraine disorders significantly more often than patients who carry less weight.
Does Choice of Bowel Preparation Method Affect Hyponatremia Risk in Older Patients Readying for Colonoscopy?
Sodium picosulfate, a commonly prescribed medication for bowel prep prior to colonoscopy, is associated with increased risk of hyponatremia in older adults compared to polyethylene glycol.
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