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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…

2018 Drug and Device Approvals for Neurology

January 2019—HEADACHE & PAIN Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Gammacore; electroCore, Basking Ridge, NJ) Cleared: November 28, 2018 and January 29, 2018 Indications: adjun…

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?

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…

The Cost of Caring: Those Who Care for Loved Ones with Parkinson’s Lose Income Too

Wednesday, January 02, 2019—In a study published in the journal Movement Disorders, researchers studied the economic impact of caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the first 5 y…

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…

Levodopa Inhalation Powder for Treatment of OFF Periods of Parkinson’s Approved

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved levodopa inhalation powder (Inbrija; Acorda Therapeutics, Ardsley, NY) for the intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in pa…

Emerging Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Creates New Brain Circuits

Friday, November 30, 2018—A recent study found that gene therapy in development for treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease creates new circuits in the brain associated with improved movemen…

 
 

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