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New Aneurysm Treatment Device Receives Premarket Approval

Tuesday, January 08, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) to an intrasaccular flow disruptor (Web aneurysm embolization system; Microvention, Aliso Viejo, CA) wh…

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…

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…

Large Global Registry of Stroke-Inducing Blood Clots Launched

Tuesday, December 11, 2018—The single largest global registry will collect and analyze stroke-inducing blood clots removed from the brain by thrombectomy. The Excellent Registry will enroll up to 1,000 …

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…

Migraines that Affect Vision May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Thursday, November 15, 2018—People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study published in Neurology.  Participan…

Study Confirms Benefits of Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018—A prospective, multi-center clinical study of 42 patients with brain lesions that recurred after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for metastatic brain tumors showed p…

 
 

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