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Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) 2016

Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) 2016: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAN 2016.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Could Flu Shots Lower Hospitalization, Dementia Risk in HF?

One study showed a 35% lower dementia risk, whereas another "provides the most compelling evidence to date for the protective effect of influenza vaccination on hospital admissions," say researchers.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
umem.org
about 4 years ago
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Off-Label Antidepressant Prescribing Increasingly Common

Off-label prescribing of antidepressants is increasing, particularly for insomnia and pain, even though their efficacy has not been established for these conditions, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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National Pain Strategy: Implications for Pharmacy Practice

How will the National Pain Strategy, currently under development, impact the pharmacist's role in the optimal management of patients experiencing pain?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study

Objective To evaluate the association between migraine and incident cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality in women.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Migraine and vascular disease

In the linked paper (doi:10.1136/bmj.i2610), Kurth and colleagues examine the link between migraine and cardiovascular events by using data from the Nurses’ Health Study II. The study followed a large cohort of female nurses for more than 20 years, 17 531 of whom reported a physician’s diagnosis of migraine at baseline. When compared with participants without migraine, those with migraine had an elevated risk of myocardial infarction, angina, or coronary revascularization and of cardiovascular mortality. Their relative risk for the combined outcome of all those events or stroke was roughly 50% higher than that for women without migraine, an effect that was not modified by age.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study

Objective To evaluate the association between migraine and incident cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality in women.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Migraine and vascular disease

In the linked paper (doi:10.1136/bmj.i2610), Kurth and colleagues examine the link between migraine and cardiovascular events by using data from the Nurses’ Health Study II. The study followed a large cohort of female nurses for more than 20 years, 17 531 of whom reported a physician’s diagnosis of migraine at baseline. When compared with participants without migraine, those with migraine had an elevated risk of myocardial infarction, angina, or coronary revascularization and of cardiovascular mortality. Their relative risk for the combined outcome of all those events or stroke was roughly 50% higher than that for women without migraine, an effect that was not modified by age.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Migraine and vascular disease

In the linked paper (doi:10.1136/bmj.i2610), Kurth and colleagues examine the link between migraine and cardiovascular events by using data from the Nurses’ Health Study II. The study followed a large cohort of female nurses for more than 20 years, 17 531 of whom reported a physician’s diagnosis of migraine at baseline. When compared with participants without migraine, those with migraine had an elevated risk of myocardial infarction, angina, or coronary revascularization and of cardiovascular mortality. Their relative risk for the combined outcome of all those events or stroke was roughly 50% higher than that for women without migraine, an effect that was not modified by age.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Caring for the Dementia Caregiver: Rx for TLC

Quality care for the patient with dementia is inextricably linked to the well-being of the caregiver, says Dr Zaldy Tan. How do you identify which caregivers might be at risk for stress or burnout?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Family captures the reality of dementia on camera - BBC News

Chris Roberts, his wife Jayne and daughter Kate recorded their experience of dementia using video diaries and CCTV.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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JellyBean 035 with Charles Bruen LITFL

You might be a brain surgeon but it’s not rocket science is it? Jellybean with Charles Bruen; Doctor, FOAMed enthusiast, aerospace engineer  
lifeinthefastlane.com
about 4 years ago
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Acceptance, Flexibility Key in Chronic Pain Battle

Acceptance and commitment therapy take on catastrophizing thought patterns that undermine chronic pain.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Headache and Visual Loss in Vertebral Artery Dissection

This case demonstrates that the signs of a potentially fatal vertebral artery dissection can be subtle and easily misdiagnosed or missed.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Triptan and DHE Use for Basilar and Hemiplegic Migraine

Are triptans and DHE safe to use for the abortive treatment of basilar and hemiplegic migraine?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Current concepts in the pathophysiology of glaucoma

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, is characterized by changes in the optic disc and visual field defects. The elevated intraocular pressure was considered the prime factor responsible for the glaucomatous optic neuropathy involving death of retinal ganglion cells and their axons. Extensive investigations into the pathophysiology of glaucoma now reveal the role of multiple factors in the development of retinal ganglion cell death. A better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the onset and progression of glaucomatous optic neuropathy is crucial in the development of better therapeutic options. This review is an effort to summarize the current concepts in the pathophysiology of glaucoma so that newer therapeutic targets can be recognized.  
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
about 4 years ago
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GPs told to end “chemical restraint” of people with learning disabilities

GPs have been urged to cut the number of inappropriate prescriptions of psychotropic drugs for people with learning disabilities.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago