• Concomitant TBI did not significantly affect survival after acute spinal cord injury

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Among patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, cervical spinal cord injury was more severe and led to worse neurological and functional outcomes compared with those with only spinal cord injury, but survival was not affected.
    Julio C. Furlan, MD, LLB, MBA, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, a staff neurologist and a clinician investigator at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Canada, presented these findings at the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting.
    “At least one-third of individuals with spinal cord injury have some degree of traumatic brain injury, and the effects
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  • LXB improves functional outcomes in patients with idiopathic hypersomnia

    LXB improves functional outcomes in patients with idiopathic hypersomnia

    1 month ago - By Healio

    LXB improved all measures of function and work productivity among patients with idiopathic hypersomnia, according to findings presented at the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting.
    The treatment (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium oxybates; Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.), also referred to as lower-sodium oxybate and Xywav, has the same active moiety at the same concentration as sodium oxybate but features 92% less sodium. The FDA approved LXB in August for adults with idiopathic hypersomnia.
    “In a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized withdrawal study in
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