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Prenatal Antiepileptic Rx Exposure Ups Risk for Behavioral Issues

Findings seen among Dutch children exposed to one of four common antiepileptic drugs in utero

Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes

Risk increased for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdose, road traffic incident, head/body injuries

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms detected using sonication on extracted hardware

Exposure to Air Pollution May Impact Children’s Cognitive Abilities

Deficits seen in working memory, executive attention after prenatal, early childhood exposure

Virtual Reality IDs Navigation Issues in Early Alzheimer Disease

Classification accuracy superior to cognitive tests considered highly sensitive to early disease

Health Care Aides Frequently Report Verbal Abuse

Aides who reported verbal abuse more than 11-fold more likely to also report physical abuse

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value

Study Confirms Teratogenicity of Valproic Acid, Topiramate

Eight specific types of major congenital malformations associated with prenatal exposure to valproic acid

Next-Gen Sequencing of CSF Improves Diagnosis of CNS Infections

Eight of 13 diagnoses made solely by metagenomic NGS had likely clinical effect, seven guided treatment

CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.

Seventy percent of rabies infections acquired in the United States attributed to bats