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Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

Thursday, June 22, 2017—The FDA has expanded the indication of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) to include lower limb spasticity. In a Phase 3 study, adult patients treated with…

Measuring Orientation: A New Approach to Concussion Screening and Treatment

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD

May 2017—Assessing orientation offers a viable means of concussion screening and measuring the neurological impact of head injuries.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following TBI and the Neurologic-Psychiatric Borderland

Ronald Devere MD, FAAN

March 2017—Increasing data suggest an overlap of neurologic and psychiatric elements in traumatic brain injury.

Validation Study for Potential CTE Detection Blood Test Initiated

Wednesday, January 25, 2017—Researchers with Exosome Sciences, Inc., are initiating a clinical study involving retired NFL players and a data-supported biomarker candidate to detect and monitor Chronic T…

AMA Takes Policy Steps to Encourage Further CTE Research

Wednesday, November 16, 2016—The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently adopted new policies urging further research into the detection, causes, and prevention of head injuries. In particular, th…

FDA Clears Handheld TBI Assessment Device

Wednesday, September 28, 2016—The FDA has cleared BrainScope’s newest device for the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Ahead 300. Developed in partnership with the US Department of Defe…

Sports Concussion Assessment and Treatment: A Case-Based Application of the Literature

Bert B. Vargas, MD

September 2016— Case Presentation A 16-year-old male junior varsity football player with no reported previous medical history and no history of concussion presented to the emergency depa…

Neurology in the Media

June 2016—Neurology in the Media NFL Player Donates to Studies Investigating Cannabinoids for Pain and CTE NFL player Eugene Monroe has donated $80,000 to researchers at Johns…

 
 

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