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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Neurology

Neurology current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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July 2024

Antithrombotic treatment for cervical artery dissection 10.1001/jamaneurol.2024.1141

Association between exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy or early infancy and risk of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disorder, language disorder, and epilepsy in children 10.1136/bmj-2023-076885

B cell-targeting chimeric antigen receptor T cells as an emerging therapy in neuroimmunological diseases 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00140-6 

Climate change and disorders of the nervous system 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00087-5

Clinical evaluation of pulsatile tinnitus 10.1136/jnis-2023-020440

Clopidogrel plus aspirin vs aspirin alone in patients with acute mild to moderate stroke  10.1001/jamaneurol.2024.0146

Complex regional pain syndrome: advances in epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00076-0

Early seizure prophylaxis in mild and moderate traumatic brain injury 10.1001/jamaneurol.2024.0689

Endovascular thrombectomy beyond 24 hours from last known well 10.1136/jnis-2023-020443

Glioblastoma and brain connectivity: the need for a paradigm shift 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00160-1

Haemorrhagic stroke and brain vascular malformations in women: risk factors and clinical features 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00122-4

Improving epilepsy diagnosis across the lifespan: approaches and innovations 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00079-6

Intracranial atherosclerosis update for neurointerventionalists 10.1136/jnis-2022-019628

A meta-analysis of the relationship between abnormal pretreatment EEG and epilepsy recurrence 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107368

Neurological disorders caused by novel non-coding repeat expansions: clinical features and differential diagnosis 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00167-4

Non‐pharmacological interventions for improving language and communication in people with primary progressive aphasia (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015067.pub2

Percutaneous closure device for the carotid artery: an integrated review and design analysis 10.1136/jnis-2023-020702

Predictors of aneurysm occlusion after treatment with flow diverters 10.1136/jnis-2022-019993

Progress in pharmacologic management of neuropsychiatric syndromes in neurodegenerative disorders 10.1001/jamaneurol.2024.0586

Recent advances in diagnosing, managing, and understanding the pathophysiology of cluster headache 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00143-1

Spinal dural and epidural fistulas: role of cone beam CT in diagnosis and treatment 10.1136/jnis-2022-019950

Treatment of refractory status epilepticus with continuous intravenous anesthetic drugs 10.1001/jamaneurol.2024.0108


BMJ, The (22nd May); Cochrane Library (May-Jun); Epilepsy Research (Jul); Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery (May-Jul); JAMA Neurology (May-Jun); Lancet Neurology (May-Jul)

May 2024

Acute ischemic stroke outcomes in patients with COVID-19 10.1136/jnis-2023-020489

Characteristics associated with occurrence of stroke in patients with infective endocarditis 10.1186/s42466-024-00314-7

Cognitive dysfunction at epilepsy onset as a marker for seizure recurrence 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107335

Coma prognostication after acute brain injury: a review 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.5634

Designing next-generation subscalp devices for seizure monitoring: A systematic review and meta-analysis of established extracranial hardware 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107356

Dysphagia after stroke: research advances in treatment interventions 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00053-X  

Functional outcomes in conservatively vs surgically treated cerebellar infarcts 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.5773

Genetic variant interpretation for the neurologist – A pragmatic approach in the next-generation sequencing era in childhood epilepsy 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107341

Genetics of migraine: complexity, implications, and potential clinical applications 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00026-7

Global, regional, and national burden of disorders affecting the nervous system, 1990–2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00038-3

Now that the door is open: an update on ischemic stroke pharmacotherapeutics for the neurointerventionalist 10.1136/jnis-2022-019293

Outcomes in patients with large vessel occlusion strokes undergoing mechanical thrombectomy with concurrent COVID-19: a nationwide retrospective analysis 10.1136/jnis-2023-020263

Patterns and assessment of spastic hemiplegic gait 10.1002/mus.28052  

Physical exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD013856.pub3

Posttraumatic epilepsy and dementia risk 10.1001/jamaneurol.2024.0010

Secondary stroke prevention in people with atrial fibrillation: treatments and trials 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00037-1

Sports-related peripheral nerve injuries of the upper limb 10.1002/mus.28057  

Status epilepticus in patients with brain tumors and metastases: A multicenter cohort study of 208 patients and literature review 10.1186/s42466-024-00314-7

A systematic review of the literature reporting on remote monitoring epileptic seizure detection devices 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107334

Triage tools for detecting cervical spine injury in paediatric trauma patients (updated Cochrane diagnostic review) 10.1002/14651858.CD011686.pub3


Cochrane Library (Mar-Apr); Epilepsy Research (Mar-May); Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery (Apr); JAMA Neurology (Apr); Lancet Neurology (Apr); Muscle and Nerve (Apr-May); Neurological Research and Practice (Apr)

March 2024

Assessing the clinical reasoning of ChatGPT for mechanical thrombectomy in patients with stroke 10.1136/jnis-2023-021163

A biological classification of Parkinson's disease 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00404-0   

A biological definition of neuronal α-synuclein disease 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00405-2

Blood–brain barrier dysfunction in multiple sclerosis 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00377-0

Challenges and opportunities in spinal muscular atrophy therapeutics 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00419-2

Clinical outcome assessment in patients with epilepsy 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107310

Clinical trials for progressive multiple sclerosis: progress, new lessons learned, and remaining challenges 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00027-9

Effect of anesthetic strategies on distal stroke thrombectomy in the anterior and posterior cerebral artery 10.1136/jnis-2023-020210

Effects of intravenous thrombolysis on stent retriever and aspiration thrombectomy outcomes 10.1136/jnis-2023-020360

Epilepsies in children, young people and adults (new NICE guideline QS211)

Intravenous immunoglobulin for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (updated Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD001797.pub4

European intersocietal recommendations for the biomarker-based diagnosis of neurocognitive disorders 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00447-7

Management of basilar fenestration aneurysms 10.1136/jnis-2022-019728

Neural hyperexcitability in Angelman syndrome 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2024.107286

Neurological adverse events of immune checkpoint inhibitors and the development of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00369-1

Parkinson’s disease: epidemiology 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01419-8; medical, surgical, and physical treatments 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01429-0; pathogenesis 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01478-2

Post-stroke epilepsy: From clinical predictors to possible mechanisms 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2023.107282

Potential treatment targets for migraine: emerging options and future prospects 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00003-6

Safety and pain reduction in emergency practitioner ultrasound-guided nerve blocks 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.08.482

Simplified stroke imaging selection modality for endovascular thrombectomy in the extended time window 10.1136/jnis-2022-019556

Time-effectiveness of low-frequency rTMS for epilepsy and improvement in cognitive function in patients 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2023.107277

Towards a new classification of atrial fibrillation detected after a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00326-5

Unmet needs in epileptic encephalopathy with spike-and-wave activation in sleep 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2023.107278  

Wearable digital health technology for epilepsy 10.1056/NEJMra2301913

Sources used: Cochrane Library (Jan-Feb); Epilepsy Research (Jan-Feb); Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery (Jan-Mar); Lancet, The (20th-26th Jan); Lancet Neurology, The (Jan-Mar); NEJM (22nd Feb); NICE website (Dec)