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Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a new clinical practice guideline

Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a new clinical practice guideline

Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Antithrombotic drug use linked to higher risk of subdural hematoma

A higher incidence of subdural hematomas is associated with the increased use of antithrombotic drugs, particularly vitamin k antagonists among older patients.

Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia: a new clinical practice guideline

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the new pharmacologic guidelines be used in conjunction with other AASM guidelines for insomnia.

Children more likely to have a headache before a stroke than adults

Although ischemic strokes are still very rare in children, 46% of pediatric ischemic stroke patients over 3 years of age said they had a headache before the stroke.

Stem cell therapy may be effective for multiple sclerosis

Younger age, relapsing forms of MS, fewer prior immunotherapy treatments, and lower baseline EDSS score were factors associated with better outcomes for stem cell transplantation.

Exercise may improve cognitive function after stroke

The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.

MRI may detect autism before age 1

MRI scans showed that the brain size of infants grew faster between 12 and 24 months, the same time that behavioral signs of autism appeared.

Apixaban linked to higher rates of stroke than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation

Rivaroxaban once daily and dabigatran twice daily showed evidence of lower thromboembolic rates.

Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The corticosteroid was approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years and older.

Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring

Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.

Neurology Opinion

Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders

Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.

Clinical Feature

Managing concussion in primary care

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Increasing evidence has shown a link between pesticide exposure and the risk for Parkinson's disease. How real is this link on the golf course?

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.

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