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Medical Management Alone Better for Brain AV Malformations

Risk of stroke or death up with medical management plus interventional therapy for unruptured AVM

Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

Patient education, stringent quality control measures necessary to ensure safe purchases

Neurological Symptoms Described in Children With COVID-19

Neurological symptoms involve central, peripheral nervous system; splenial changes ID'd on imaging

Post-Vaxx Febrile Seizures Not Linked to Child Development Outcomes

Risk of developmental, behavioral problems not up in young children with febrile seizures after vaccination

Increased Body Weight, Obesity Linked to Dementia Incidence

Central obesity linked to increased dementia incidence compared with noncentral obese women

Spectrum of Imaging Findings Described in COVID-19 MIS-C

Imaging findings include basal consolidation with collapse and pleural effusions on chest CT

2005 to 2016 Saw Increase in Skeletal Muscle Relaxant Use

Office visits with prescribed SMR nearly doubled; tripling in visits for continued SMR drug therapy

June 2020 Briefing – Neurology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Neurology for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

Progressive MS Linked to Faster Retinal Atrophy Than RRMS

In PMS, inner and outer nuclear layer thinning independently faster compared with controls, RRMS

Brain Iron Concentrations Increased in Alzheimer Disease

Increased iron concentration seen in deep gray matter, neocortical regions versus healthy controls