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Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

Wednesday, January 09, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is moni…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Saud Alhusaini, MD, PhD; and Eric E. Smith, MD, MPH

January 2019—Targeting risk factors may decrease vascular cognitive impairments.

Dementia Insights: Blood Pressure Control and Cognitive Impairment

Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

January 2019—Could recommendations for more aggressive blood pressure control worsen prognosis for vascular and neurodegenerative cognitive impairments?

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

Nabil Ali, MD; Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP; and Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP

January 2019—When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Neurosyphilis-Induced Psychosis

Veronica Hocker, MD; and Nabil Ali, MD

January 2019—The return of the great imitator makes it critical to know the guidelines for testing for neurosyphilis.

Study Defines Risk Factors for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—A study published in Neurology online found that taking antidepressants for depression or having anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated with…

Increased Dementia Risk for Female Veterans Who Experienced Brain Injuries

Wednesday, December 12, 2018—In a study published in Neurology, it was found that women who served in the military and have traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depr…

 
 

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