Resolving to Be Coached

My teenage patient looked nervous as I reviewed her glucose readings from her glucometer and her glucose logbook, which people with diabetes use to track their blood-sugar test results. There were a lot of high levels — ranges in the 12’s and 14’s, when the goal was around 7 or 8. The peaks were mostly…

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Predictors of chronic migraine

London, UK: A meta-analysis published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights the predictors of chronic migraine. The study, entitled “Predictors of episodic migraine transformation to chronic migraine: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies”, was coordinated by Dr. Dawn Buse, from the Department of Neurology at…

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‘Are we waiting long enough?’ Study raises questions on timing of intracranial pressure measurements

January 7, 2020 – Careful monitoring of pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure, or ICP) is crucial for some neurocritical care patients. But current procedures for measuring ICP via an external ventricular drain (EVD) may not leave enough time for accurate ICP readings, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN), official journal of…

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