Oral versus intravenous high-dose methylprednisolone for treatment of relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis (COPOUSEP)

Important study showing equal efficacy of oral versus intravenous methylprednisolone for the treatment of MS relapses via The Lancet.

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Early warning score predicts acute mortality in stroke patients

This study published by the Copenhagen University Hospital proposes a pronostic score to predict early mortality risk in stroke patients via Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.

Study asks physicians if they are prescribing apps

This Swedish study shows that only a minority of physicians give advice to patients regarding health apps at the moment. However, most of them are convinced that mobile health will be part of patients’ management in the future and will improve patients’ self management abilities – via iMedicalApps.

Endovascular stent thrombectomy: the new standard of care for large vessel ischaemic stroke

Review article about the recently published studies of thrombectomy in ischemic stroke, and current treatment algorithms via The Lancet Neurology.

Automatic segmentation and volumetry of multiple sclerosis brain lesions from MR images

Article about automatic lesion segmentation in MS via NeuroImage: Clinical

New feed about neurology on Twitter

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Smart Vision Labs gets $6.1M for iPhone-enabled vision testing device

New York City-based Smart Vision Labs, which has developed a smartphone-based autorefractor for vision testing, raised $6.1 million in a round led by Techstars Ventures with participation from Heritage Group, Connectivity Capital, and Red Sea Ventures, according to TechCrunch. via mobihealthnews.