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Sleep Apnea Can Double Risk of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African-Americans

Monday, December 17, 2018—A new study published in Circulation reveals that African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressu…

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…

New Campaign Urges Women to Take The Lead on Brain Health

Friday, November 16, 2018—A new campaign, Be Brain Powerful (bebrainpowerful.org), has been launched to encourage women to talk about brain health and take steps to preserve cognitive function has…

Smart Phone Tests May Distinguish Parkinson’s from Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Tuesday, September 25, 2018—In a paper published in Neurology, researchers report that consumer-grade smartphones can be used to accurately identify patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) versus th…

Patients With Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have More Frequent Seizures

Tuesday, September 25, 2018—A pilot study of 49 adult patients with refractory focal, generalized, or unclassified epilepsy syndromes enrolled prospectively found those with probable obstructive sleep ap…

Pitolisant for Treatment of Patients with Narcolepsy has Long-Term Safety, Tolerability, and Durability of Effect

Tuesday, September 11, 2018—Long-term data for pitolisant (Harmony Biosciences, Plymouth Meeting PA), an investigational treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients with na…

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

Monday, July 30, 2018—In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safel…

Potential Source for New Biomarkers in Sleep Disorders

Thursday, July 19, 2018—A study just published in the journal PLOS One shows that there are circadian molecules in saliva that are disrupted in children with sleep disorders.  These results adva…

 
 

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