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Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services

CBT Offers Some Benefits in Adults With Dissociative Seizures

CBT plus standardized medical care does not reduce monthly seizure frequency versus standardized medical care alone

Neuroimaging Features of COVID-19 Are Variable

But acute ischemic infarcts are a predominant finding among those with acute neurological symptoms

Clinical Genetic Testing for Autism Remains Very Low

Based on self-reported data, gap remains between guideline recommendations and clinical practice

Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Up With Affected Aunt, Uncle

Rates of ASD higher for offspring of mothers or fathers with a sibling diagnosed with ASD

Rate of Stroke Low in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

Cryptogenic strokes more common, mortality higher in COVID-19 patients than in controls with stroke

Review Highlights Neuropsychiatric Presentations of COVID-19

Evidence presented for delirium during COVID-19, post-illness neuropsychiatric consequences for SARS, MERS

Plasma NfL Level Tied to Risk for Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

High pNfL levels linked to increased adjusted rates of Expanded Disability Status Scale worsening

Higher Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Tied to Cognitive Decline

Also, higher CV risk associated with smaller volumes of hippocampus, gray matter, total brain on MRI

Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.

Authors say increasing investment in primary care could slow future health care spending growth