Stent-retriever thrombectomy reduces poststroke disability
Key clinical point: Thrombectomy with a stent retriever reduced poststroke disability in patients with occlusion of the proximal anterior...
Oral device reduced obstructive sleep apnea, not sleepiness
Key clinical point: An oral appliance to advance the lower jaw reduced apneic episodes, snoring, and restless legs symptoms.
Trauma surgeons can safely manage many TBI patients
Key clinical point: Patients with less severe TBIs can be safely managed by intensivists or trauma surgeons. Major finding: For TBI patients,...
AAN: Facial nerve stimulator relieves cluster headaches
Key clinical point: An implantable device that stimulates the sphenopalatine ganglion nerve provided pain relief in cluster headaches. Major...
Fatal opioid overdoses down dramatically since 2010
Key clinical point: Two changes in the pharmaceutical market dramatically reversed fatal opioid overdoses, along with opioid dispensing, in late...
Device closure of PFO doesn’t drop combined major adverse event risk
Key clinical point: Device closure of a patent foramen ovale seems to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke – but not a composite of death, stroke,...
Broadly implementing stroke embolectomy faces hurdles
VIDEO: Challenges abound in rolling out stroke embolectomy
Giant intracranial aneurysm treatment confers some long-term survival benefit
Key clinical point: Giant intracranial aneurysms have a generally poor 10-year outcome, although treated patients fare better than untreated....