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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Disparities seen in the use of palliative care for hospitalized patients with stroke

A large national cohort study of palliative care use among inpatients with stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Neuropharmacol
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Traumatic brain injury: early amantadine may increase agitation risk

Data from a cohort study of critically ill patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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Obstructive sleep apnea: coagulation measures vary by severity

A retrospective cohort study assessing impact of OSA severity on hypercoagulability.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Nutrient interventions for Alzheimer’s disease lack strong evidence of benefit

A network meta-analysis of nutrients for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurol
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Use of epilepsy surgery varies by sociodemographic factors

A large national cohort study looks at the characteristics of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Neurol
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Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis confirms efficacy of adjuvant entacapone

Adding entacapone to levodopa reduces motor fluctuation in later disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Myasthenia gravis: SQ immunoglobulin quells exacerbations

Self-administered injection shows promise in phase 3 trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Rituximab shows benefit in anti-MuSK myasthenia gravis

Data from a multicenter blinded prospective review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Virtual house calls found feasible, time-saving for managing Parkinson’s disease

Although convenient, adding virtual visits to usual care did not significantly affect QoL.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Crit Care
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Zika infection can cause life-threatening neurologic disease in adults

Although most cases are mild, some can lead to Guillain-Barré syndrome and encephalitis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurology
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Zika: more diverse, acute neurologic manifestations than previously believed

Emerging data demonstrate Zika-associated, acute neurologic syndromes requiring hospital admissions.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Falls after stroke: what are the risk factors?

Various factors, some potentially modifiable, increase the risk that patients who have had stroke will experience a fall.

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Secondary progressive MS: disease-modifying therapy fails to slow disability progression

Strong evidence of benefit of anti-inflammatory disease-modifying therapy in SPMS is lacking.

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