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Reducing Brain Injury After Cardiac Arrest: American Academy of Neurology Practice Guideline

2017 28 May

Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) (32-34°C for 24 hours) should be mandatory practice for patients who are comatose after being resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, if the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF), according to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)’s newly published... Read more

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Significance of Circadian Rhythms in Brain-Damaged Patients

2017 25 Apr

  A new study published in Neurology indicates that circadian rhythms could play an important role in the recovery of consciousness of patients with severe brain injuries. Researchers say that the circadian body temperature holds vital clues to the state of consciousness of patients which could potentially enable doctors to tailor medical treatment... Read more

Executive Health Management

EAN Congress 2016

2016 24 Apr

This major scientific event will attract 6,500 participants from European and other countries.The European Academy of Neurology was last year Vonder European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) launched.Over the course of some 130 scientific sessions, international experts and key trends Highlights... Read more

IMAGING Management

Is That MRI Really Necessary?

2015 15 Dec

While Choosing Wisely and similar initiatives around the world target referring physicians to think about whether an imaging test is the appropriate choice, patients also need to talk to their doctors about it, according to neurologist Brian Callaghan, MD, MS. Callaghan, Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan, and colleagues, recently... Read more

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Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in TBI: Consensus Statements

2015 22 Oct

Seven consensus statements from a panel of leading international experts in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) provide a clear interpretation of the results from the BEST TRIP trial, which have led to ongoing debate over the value of intracranial pressure monitoring in sTBI. These new consensus statements, published in Journal of... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Brain Day Focuses on Epilepsy

2015 20 Jul

This year's World Brain Day (22 July) campaign aims to improve awareness and care of epilepsy, a common neurological disorder that affects more than 50 million people worldwide. The most important causes of epilepsy include perinatal brain injury, infections, traumatic brain injury, and stroke — and all these conditions are preventable.In January 2015,... Read more

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Specialised Ambulance Increases ‘Golden Hour' Thrombolysis

2014 20 Nov

The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit (STEMO) helped increase the percentage of stroke patients who received thrombolysis to break down blood clots within the so-called ‘golden hour', the 60 minutes from time of symptom onset to treatment, a window of time when treatment may be most effective, according to researchers in Germany. A STEMO is a specialised... Read more

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Stroke Patients: Hospital Bed Position Matters

2014 10 Nov

During the first 24 hours after a stroke, attention to detail such as hospital bed positioning is critical to patient outcomes. Bed position is amongst the complex issues discussed in a Medlink Neurology article which summarises the latest research on caring for ischaemic stroke patients. Most strokes are ischaemic, meaning they are caused by blood... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014 Awarded For Brain's 'Inner GPS' Discovery

2014 07 Oct

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half to John O´Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Tool to Treat Stroke More Effectively

2014 25 Aug

A novel device designed to treat stroke more effectively could be made available in the near future. The device is placed onto the head like a sports visor or halo and uses ultrasound to quickly bust clots that cause stroke.It was developed by William Culp, MD, professor of neurology, surgery and radiology and vice chairman of research at the University... Read more