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Dementia Vitals for April 2017

DTI distinguishes dementia types | Risk factors for AD | Insulin for AD?

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Parkinson's disease: intranasal glutathione disappoints

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Patients with autosomal dominant familial Alzheimer’s disease show atypical neurological symptoms

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New guidelines on sudden death in epilepsy

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Does starting DMTs for a first attack of suspected MS improve outcomes?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Neurol
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Pediatric clinically isolated syndrome: prognostic indicators identified

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Card Fail
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40% of HF patients in observational studies have cognitive impairments

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Stroke recurrence: is clopidogrel/aspirin worth the bleeding risk?

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Is it ALS? Mimic syndromes are not rare

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Cancer hype gives false hope to patients, families

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Chicago trauma physicians, nurses cope with compassion fatigue

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Female physicians make 27% less than men

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Practices should maintain policy on abusive behavior by physicians

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Why does my heart race when I drink?

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Is saturated fat that bad?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Stroke
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Stroke: how does intra-arterial treatment affect QoL?

A reanalysis of data from the MR CLEAN trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Neurol
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Urinary dysfunction predicts symptom burden, progression in early PD

Urinary dysfunction is an early marker of higher motor and non-motor disability in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Schizophr Res
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High self-certainty is linked to poor cognitive flexibility in patients at risk for psychosis

Set-shifting ability also shows weaknesses in these patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nat Sci Sleep
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A dangerous triad: sleep disturbance in POTS linked to suicidal ideation

Results point to need to attend to sleep needs in this syndrome.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Parkinson's disease: protective effect of truncal vagotomy supports gut origin

Truncal vagotomy more than 5 y in the past was associated with a 41% lower risk of Parkinson's disease.

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Cannabis-based medical therapy may reduce seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome | AAN
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Cannabis-based medical therapy may reduce seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome | AAN

Those taking the higher dose of cannabidiol had a 42% reduction in drop seizures overall, and 40% had their seizures reduced by half or more.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Neurol
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ALS risk tied to carbohydrate and lipid metabolism

Risk of ALS over more than 2 decades varied according to individuals’ levels of biomarkers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Res
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Pediatric Guillain-Barre syndrome: predictors of independent walking identified

Two factors predict ability to walk unassisted at 6 mo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsy Behav
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Pediatric sleep problems are especially prominent in epilepsy with ADHD

Issues are worse than with either condition separately.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Clin Nutr
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Gastrostomy for ALS: greater drop in cholesterol portends poorer survival

Greater reductions in total and LDL cholesterol were linked to poorer survival.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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The MATRICS consensus cognitive battery may be useful in assessing bipolar disorder

Meta-analysis finds that it readily detects cognitive deficits I processing speed, working memory.

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Headaches — especially migraines — common in seizure sufferers

Which seizure patients are most likely to suffer from headaches?

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Psoriasis more common in people with multiple sclerosis

Are people with multiple sclerosis more prone to psoriasis?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Stroke mortality linked to copeptin, NT-proBNP

Accurate biological markers for stroke mortality are needed.

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