Neurology 1007 - Neurology Alert - Jul 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.

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Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

Physician Editor
Fred Plum, MD
University Professor;
Department of Neurology;
Cornell University Medical College

Peer Reviewer
M. Flint Beal, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY

Editor
Matthew E. Fink, MD
Vice Chairman
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief
Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Editors
Dana Leifer, MD
Associate Professor
Clinical Neurology;
Director
Neurovascular Ultrasound

Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Dara Jamieson, MD
Associate Professor
Clinical Neurology Director
Headache Center

Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital
Cornell Campus

Michael Rubin, MD
Professor
Clinical Neurology
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital
Cornell Campus

Author
Cynthia L. Harden, MD
Associate Professor
Neurology and Neurosciences
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Cornell University

Subjects:

  • Which Non-Invasive Test is Best for the Diagnosis of Clinically Significant Carotid Artery Stenosis?
  • Seizures and Alzheimer's Disease: Who's at Risk?
  • Risk of Spread of Focal Dystonia
  • The Pressure of Air Travel: Headaches on the Plane
  • The Pressure of Air Travel: Headaches on the Plane
  • Does a Healthy Lifestyle Program Improve Brain Function?
  • Epidemiology of Compressive Neuropathies
  • Combination Anti-Platelet Therapy: Does it Have a Role in the Prevention of Stroke?

Objectives:

  • Present current scientific data regarding diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disease, including stroke, Alzheimer?s disease, transient ischemic attack, and coma
  • Discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of pain
  • Present "basic science? lessons in brain function
  • Discuss information regarding new drugs for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • Discuss nonclinical issues of importance to neurologists, such as the right to die and the physician?s legal obligation to patients with terminal illness

Financial Disclosure:

Neurology Alert's physician editor, Fred Plum, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other relationships related to this field of study. Peer reviewer M. Flint Beal, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company having ties to this field of study. Editor Matthew E. Fink, MD and assistant editor Dana Leifer, MD report no financial relationship relevant to this field of study. Author Cynthia L. Harden, MD does research for Schwarz, GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho, and Ivax, is a consultant for Cyberonics and GlaxoSmithKline, and is on the speaker's bureau for Cyberonics, GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Novartis, Pfizer, and Ortho. Assistant editor Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil is on the speaker's bureau for GlaxoSmithKline, Teva/Eisai, and Boehringer Ingelheim. Assistant editor Dara Jamieson, MD is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck, and is on the speaker's bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Ortho-McNeil, and Pfizer. Assistant editor Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD is on the speaker's bureau for Pfizer, Eisai, and Athena Diagnostics, and does research for Pfizer and Merck. Assistant editor Michael Rubin, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Athena Diagnostics, and does research for Pfizer and Merck.

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