Category: Neurology

P.04 Syncope or Seizure? A case of ictal asystole 0

P.04 Syncope or Seizure? A case of ictal asystole

We report a patient with ictal asystole in which the diagnosis took a long time to be confirmed despite early suspicion and investigation. Clinical features leading to suspicion and implications of this diagnosis are...

PET Tracers May Help Predict Alzheimer’s (CME/CE) 0

PET Tracers May Help Predict Alzheimer’s (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) — An investigational PET tracer that highlights beta-amyloid plaques within the brain and another that quantifies neuronal activity in specific regions both showed promising results in clinical studies aimed at identifying patients...

Today’s Neurology Residents Comfortable Using tPA 0

Today’s Neurology Residents Comfortable Using tPA

A new survey finds “dramatic” improvement in graduating US neurology residents’ experience and comfort using clot-buster therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Medscape Medical News http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/747574?src=rss

Use of Warfarin in Afib Inconsistent (CME/CE) 0

Use of Warfarin in Afib Inconsistent (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) — Among atrial fibrillation patients who were candidates for warfarin therapy, only about half were on the drug, with rates ranging widely across practices, analysis of a large database found. http://www.medpagetoday.com/clinical-context/Strokes/27876

Antidepressants in elderly people 0

Antidepressants in elderly people

Because older people with clinical depression have high rates of concurrent medical illness, particularly cerebrovascular disease, they are at high risk of adverse events from most antidepressants.1… http://feeds.bmj.com/~r/bmj/recent/~3/cI9o2Rb_wo0/bmj.d4660.short