SMA newborn screening improves functional outcomes

Children diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy through a newborn screening initiative have better functional outcomes than their peers diagnosed after the development of clinical symptoms, the SMARTCARE study findings show. …more
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide slows motor disability progression in patients with early Parkinson’s disease, suggest findings from the LIXIPARK trial. …more
Low lateralization may reduce the diagnostic accuracy of bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling for distinguishing Cushing’s disease from ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secretory syndrome, suggests a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society in March 2024. …more
Children born to women with epilepsy who take topiramate during the second half of their pregnancy do not have a substantially increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, suggests research published in The New England Journal of Medicine. …more
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