Tag: neurosurgery

Highly Respected, Beloved Pediatric Neurologist Dies

Verne Strudwick Caviness, Jr, MD, PhD, a highly respected pediatric neurologist and researcher, died at his home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on July 6. He was...

US News Releases Best Children’s Hospitals List, With Changes

For the eighth consecutive year, Boston Children’s Hospital has captured the no. 1 spot in the national honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s...

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit

An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a third-year medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed...

Similar Outcome With EVT and Medical Tx in Basilar Artery Stroke

New data fail to support an advantage of endovascular therapy (EVT) over standard medical therapy among patients with basilar-artery-occlusion stroke. In the trial, the likelihood...

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large...

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to...

Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes

Medicare officials stuck with their plan to increase payments for office visits for primary care and several other specialties that focus on helping patients manage...

It’s a lonely Diwali for health workers | India News

It began this March. Ananta Shah, a lab technician at Civil Hospital in Gurgaon, has since then been collecting samples of Covid-19 patients every day....

Medtronic to Pay $9.2M Settlement for Kickbacks, False Reports

Medtronic USA Inc. has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and failure to fully report payments made to a...

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Potentially Harmful in ICH

Intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP) for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) whose initial SBP is excessively high does not improve outcomes and is...

Outpatient Brain Tumor Surgery Feasible, Safe

As an ever-increasing number of complex surgeries are regularly being performed in an outpatient setting at ambulatory surgical centers, some brain tumor resections may be...

Genetic Factors May Explain Divergent Outcomes in Severe TBI

A variation of the gene that encodes the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein increases the risk for intracranial pressure (ICP), cerebral edema, and need for...

Intervention for AVM Still Too High Risk: Latest From ARUBA

Longer-term follow-up from the ARUBA study confirms earlier results showing that intervention for patients with an unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) does more harm than...

Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

Even athletes who don’t experience concussion but suffer repeated jolts or falls inherent in contact sports can experience subtle and cumulative brain changes, new imaging...

Predictors of ICH After Thrombectomy Identified

A clinical score may help clinicians predict which patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy up to 24 hours after a stroke are at higher risk of developing...

COVID-19 Linked to Large Vessel Stroke in Young Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians in New York City, which still leads the nation in reported...