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.
Cannabis health end points include therapeutic effects, cardiometabolic risk, mental health, respiratory disease, and substance abuse.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.
The potency of synthetic cannabinoids is consistent with strong depressant effects that account for "zombie-like" behavior.
The prevalence of dementia dropped about 24% between 2000 and 2012.
Data showed an increase in dystrophin production that could predict clinical benefit among patients with DMD.
An aging national infrastructure and paint in old homes increase the risk for lead poisoning and significant health-related problems in children and adults.
Results of the BENEFIT 11 trial show that many clinical outcomes were improved with earlier interferon beta-1b treatment.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.
Specific patient characteristics predicted the type of therapy more likely to be prescribed.
For patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, intensive blood pressure reduction has similar outcomes compared with standard treatment.