Neurology 1103 - Neurology Alert - Mar 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

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

Authors
Adilia M. Hormigo, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Cynthia L. Harden, MD
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD
Professor
Pediatrics and Neurology
Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical Center

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

Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Director
Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Center
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Cornell Campus

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

Dara G. Jamieson, MD
Associate Professor
Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Subjects:

  • Status Epilepticus in Cancer Patients: Does It Make a Difference If the Tumor is a Primary Brain Tumor or Systemic Metastasis?
  • Neonatal MRI as Predictor of Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Preterm Infants
  • Prognostic Predictors in ALS
  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Increase Risk of Developing MS
  • Dystonia and the Long Distance Runner
  • Lipoprotein(a) and Ischemic Stroke Risk: Who is At Risk?

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, Matthew Fink, 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. Authors Adilia M. Hormigo, MD, Cynthia L. Harden, MD, and Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD, and assistant editors Michael Rubin, MD, Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD, Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil, and Dara G. Jamieson, MD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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