Among women, but not men, mid-adulthood hypertension correlated with a 65% increased dementia risk.
A 55-year-old man with a history of hypertension and migraines is sent by his primary care provider to the emergency department for a spinal tap to rule out meningitis.
A 65-year-old Hispanic man presents to the emergency department via EMS after an unwitnessed fall from a presumed standing height.
It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.
Birth in a high stroke mortality state was associated with a significantly increased risk of dementia.
A new study finds compelling evidence of a strong link between chronic traumatic encephalopathy and North American football.
The incidence of all strokes decreased over time in men, but not women, due to a decrease in ischemic stroke.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.
The use of PAP, compared with no treatment or sham, was not associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular outcomes or death for patients with sleep apnea.
Clinicians in all settings are in a position to identify patients with potential myopathic processes and complete an initial diagnostic work-up.
Results from a 27-year follow-up study found no association between physical activity and a lower risk of dementia.
A traumatic brain injury can change physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, which can include changes in the patient's sleeping patterns.
A 71-year-old man is brought to the emergency department by his family after he tripped and fell in his backyard 30 minutes before presentation.
The guideline highlights the incidence, risk factors, and preventive approaches of SUDEP.
Cannabidiol appears to reduce seizures for some patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
The test will provide information on an individual's genetic predisposition to 10 diseases or conditions.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery foundation has released an updated clinical guideline for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
The FDA approved Ocrevus to treat adults with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and relapsing forms of the disease.
Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
A higher incidence of subdural hematomas is associated with the increased use of antithrombotic drugs, particularly vitamin k antagonists among older patients.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the new pharmacologic guidelines be used in conjunction with other AASM guidelines for insomnia.
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.
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.
The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.
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.
Rivaroxaban once daily and dabigatran twice daily showed evidence of lower thromboembolic rates.
The corticosteroid was approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years and older.
Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.
Discussions between patients and personal health care providers about hearing loss symptoms, tests, and ways to protect hearing might help with early diagnosis of hearing loss.
Regular proton pump inhibitor use in the elderly was associated with an increased risk of incident dementia compared with no proton pump inhibitor use, according to researchers.