New data on the efficacy and safety of nusinersen was presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
in Philadelphia (May 4-10).
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The American Academy of Neurology
(AAN) in January 2014 released a new clinical guideline, "Assessment and Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis." To develop the guideline, a panel of experts reviewed and rated 115 research studies that met strict AAN criteria for methodological rigor-culled from thousands of research abstracts--to create recommendations for identifying, diagnosing and treating emotional disorders in individuals with MS.
The Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
says that DWI is more useful than noncontrast CT for diagnosing acute ischemic stroke in patients presenting within 12 hours of symptom onset.
According to a new study in American Academy of Neurology
, this was proved after studying tests of 141 people with an average age of 63 who did not have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Author Sprenger, a member of the American Academy of Neurology
and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, also offers an overview of research on how students learn vocabulary and how memory works, and provides information on the Common Core vocabulary standards.
Prediction tools normally used to estimate future risk of heart disease or stroke may be especially helpful in forecasting cognitive dysfunction, according to a study published in Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology
. The study found that the heart disease risk score, comprised of age, blood pressure, treatment for hypertension, HDL ("good") cholesterol, total cholesterol, smoking and diabetes, showed a stronger link with cognitive decline than the dementia risk score, which included age, education, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol, exercise and whether a person had the APOE-4 gene, which is associated with dementia.
The study is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology
Evidence-based treatment guidelines released in April by the American Academy of Neurology
and the American Headache Society strongly endorse seven prescription beta-blockers and seizure drugs [see below] and one herbal preparation (butterbur) for preventing migraines and lessening symptoms when they do occur.
The findings were presented at the American Academy of Neurology
's annual meeting in New Orleans.
At the 63rd Annual American Academy of Neurology
Meeting, MS trials dominated the presentations, representing roughly 40% of all trials reporting data.