The Addicted Doctor; Young Fatal Strokes; High-Tech Dementia Surveillance

medpagetoday | April 23, 2019

The life of a physician addicted to opioids: The Atlantic takes a look. Overdoses among patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy were predicted by dose changes, even in patients taking relatively lower doses. A trial death in the Novartis gene therapy program of onasemnogene abeparvovec (Zolgensma) for spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation. (Fierce Pharma) Nearly 20% of fatal strokes in young adultsoccurred in people who used psychostimulants, predominantly methamphetamine. (Journal of Forensic Sciences) MRIs predicted intracranial hemorrhage in patients with cardioembolic stroke who received long-term oral anticoagulation. (Neurology) Levetiracetam (Keppra) was not superior to phenytoin (Dilantin) as second-line treatment for children with status epilepticus, according to two randomized trials  one in Australia and New Zealand, the other in the U.K. (The Lancet) Erenumab (Aimovig), a migraine prevention drug that blocks the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor, reduced monthly migraine days in patients who had chronic migraine with medication overuse. (Neurology)

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