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Drug Combo Doesn’t Lengthen Glioblastoma Survival

November 16, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. Lomustine+bevacizumab may increase progression-free, but not overall, survival versus lomustine alone Read article


Psychostimulant Use Tied to Placental Complications

November 15, 2017 Small increased relative risk of preeclampsia, preterm birth; absolute risk increases are small

LRRK2 Variants Linked to Lower Age at Onset of Parkinson’s

November 14, 2017 Participants with three risk variants of LRRK2 have significantly lower age at onset than noncarriers

Outcomes for Atrial Fibrillation Similar With Dabigatran, Warfarin

November 14, 2017 Ischemic stroke, extracranial bleeding rates similar; lower risk of intracranial bleeding with dabigatran

Thrombectomy May Be Best in Stroke Patients With Mismatch

November 13, 2017 Benefit for patients well six to 24 hours earlier with mismatch in clinical deficit severity, infarct volume

Prenatal Exposure to ADHD Meds Tied to Neonatal Morbidity

November 13, 2017 Increased risk of neonatal morbidity, especially central nervous system-related disorders

Cardiac Index Linked to Cerebral Blood Flow Regardless of CVD

November 13, 2017 No link for cardiac index with CBF in regions other than temporal lobes, cerebrovascular reactivity

Eclampsia Tied to Increased Relative Risk of Seizure Disorder

November 09, 2017 However, the risk remains extremely low, at 4.58/10,000 person-years

Overlapping Surgery Appears Safe in Neurosurgical Procedures

November 09, 2017 Overlapping surgery not linked to morbidity, mortality, worsened functional status

Benefits for New Immunoassays for Measuring Aβ42 in CSF

November 09, 2017 May show improved correlation with mass spectrometry reference measurement procedure

CPAP May Be Superior to Gastric Banding for Severe Sleep Apnea

November 09, 2017 At 9 months, apnea-hypopnea index is significantly lower with CPAP than with laparoscopic banding

Sodium Oxybate Promising for Parkinson’s, Daytime Sleepiness

November 08, 2017 Improvements in subjective sleep quality, objectively measured slow-wave sleep duration

Increases in U.S. Health Spending Tied to Health Service Price

November 08, 2017 Higher spending also linked to population growth and aging, negatively linked to disease incidence

In ER, Combination of Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen Relieves Pain

November 08, 2017 No difference in pain reduction for ibuprofen and acetaminophen vs. 3 opioid/acetaminophen combos

Cannabidiol Concentration Varies Widely in Online Products

November 07, 2017 Of 84 products sampled, 42.85 percent were underlabeled and 26.19 percent were overlabeled

Intensity of Exercise Affects Impact on Mortality Risk

November 07, 2017 Findings support recommendation of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity