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Neuroimaging features of COVID-19 are variable among patients with acute neurological symptoms but are dominated by acute ischemic infarcts

Neuroimaging Features of COVID-19 Are Variable

But acute ischemic infarcts are a predominant finding among those with acute neurological symptoms
Higher cardiovascular risk burden is associated with cognitive decline and neurodegeneration

Higher Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Tied to Cognitive Decline

Also, higher CV risk associated with smaller volumes of hippocampus, gray matter, total brain on MRI
A six-month aerobic exercise intervention is associated with improvements in cognitive domains and cerebrovascular regulation among middle-aged and older adults

Improvements Seen in Some Cognitive Domains With Aerobic Exercise

Middle-aged, older adults saw improvement after six-month aerobic exercise intervention
Among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit with neurological symptoms

Abnormalities Detected on Brain MRI of COVID-19 Patients in ICU

Acute findings reported for 44 percent of those with neurological symptoms who underwent brain MRI
Children with pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome have cerebral microstructural differences in multiple brain structures

Microstructural Differences Detected on Brain MRI in PANS

Increased diffusivity seen in deep gray matter in pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
For adult emergency department patients with syncope

NT-proBNP Does Not Improve Evaluation of Syncope in the ED

Serum NT-proBNP concentrations were generally higher in patients with 30-day serious adverse events
A number of former American-style football players report clinician-diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Former Footballers Report Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Symptoms

Although a postmortem diagnosis, clinician-diagnosed CTE reported by 2.8 percent of American football players
Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID-19 is associated with neurologic features

Neurologic Features Tied to ARDS in Severe COVID-19 Described

Unclear whether critical illness, medication, infection itself may cause encephalopathy, agitation, confusion
Higher nighttime blood pressure may exacerbate the detrimental effects of hypertension on cerebrovascular health and cognitive abilities among middle-aged individuals

Higher Nighttime Blood Pressure Tied to Worse Vascular Disease

So-called reverse dipping among those with hypertension tied to cerebrovascular disease, memory problems
Greater genetic predisposition for multiple sclerosis is associated with altered brain white matter development at an early age

Brain Changes From Multiple Sclerosis May Occur in Preteens

Greater genetic predisposition for MS tied to imaging-observable changes in white matter in preteens