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Dopamine Agonists Tied to Higher Risk for Psychiatric Events

Findings seen in large study of patients with restless leg syndrome starting dopamine agonists

Bipolar Disorder May Increase Risk for Developing Parkinson Disease

Literature review shows increased likelihood of idiopathic PD with previous diagnosis of BD

Nonpharmacologic Interventions Reduce Agitation in Dementia

Nonpharmacologic more efficacious than pharmacologic interventions for reducing aggression, agitation

Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions

In sex-comparable sports, concussion rates higher for girls; girls also had more recurrent concussions

Gastric Bypass Linked to Lower Risk for Major Birth Defects

Major birth defects recorded in 3.4 percent of infants born to mothers with gastric bypass surgery

Children With Autism Found to Have Higher Risk for Obesity

Obesity seen in 22 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders

Poor Glycemic Control May Up Risk for Stroke, Death in T2DM

Risk for stroke, death increased with each 10 mmol/mol increase in HbA1c level

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income

Effects on Quality of Life Mixed for Tx of Multiple Myeloma

Reduced pain but worsening of neuropathy seen for IxaThalDex induction tx in relapsed/refractory MM

Retinal Nerve Fiber Loss Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Reductions in thickness significantly associated with physical, cognitive disability