A simple 8-item prediction tool, the EMPiRE nomogram, operates well in calculating the risk of seizures in pregnant women with epilepsy who are prescribed antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. Integrating the tool within the antenatal booking visit may improve care in this population.
A new orally dissolving tablet (ODT) formulation of rimegepant showed rapid onset of action and sustained benefits in terms of pain relief and symptom improvement in patients with acute migraine, the 303 study finds.
A team of statisticians, neurosurgeons and radiologists from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hospital Authority has designed a stroke algorithm created from big data that will allow optimal triage and management of patients suspected to have large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke.
A novel three-drug cocktail, PXT3003, reduces disability in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A disease (CMT1A) along with a favourable safety profile, according to the PLEO-CMT study presented at AAN 2019, providing hope for a rare disease which so far has no cure.
Both prevalent and incident hypertension correlate with poorer global cognitive performance in middle-aged individuals, and this negative effect of hypertension on cognition appears to be true as well in younger patients with a short exposure to high blood pressure (BP), according to a new study.
Virtual reality (VR) can be used to reduce pain during wound care for burn patients, facilitate cognitive rehabilitation for patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders, and transform medical training for healthcare staff, according to data presented at the 2019 Hong Kong Hospital Authority Convention.
The terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab significantly lowered relapse risk in patients with neuromyelitis optical spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who were positive for aquaporin-4 antibodies (AQP4-IgG) compared with placebo, according to the PREVENT* study presented at AAN 2019.
Among offspring of parents with bipolar disorder (OBP), resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) between left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and clusters in the left insula (LINS) may be a risk marker for the development of bipolar disorder, suggests a study.
Exposure to ambient pesticides within 2,000 m of the mother’s residence during pregnancy increases the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, suggests a study. Moreover, risks for ASD with comorbid intellectual disability are further increased when infant is exposed to pesticides.