Neurology 1204 - Neurology Alert - Apr 01, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.


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Physician Editor
Matthew Fink, MD
Vice Chairman, Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College
Chief of Division of 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

Assistant Editors
Michael Rubin, MD FRCP(C)
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

Charles Pollak, MD

Clinical Neurology
Director, Center for Sleep Medicine
Weill-Cornell Medical College

Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Weill Medical College
Cornell University

Gregg L. Caporaso, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Toshiki Takenouchi, MD
Fellow in Pediatric Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Sabiha Merchant, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph E. Safdieh, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Medical College, Cornell University


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  • An Enhanced Risk of Cancer from CT Scans
  • Can We Predict the Outcome of Bacterial Meningitis?


  • 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. Assistant editor Michael Rubin, MD FRCP(C) reports that he is involved with grant/research support for Pfizer and is on the speaker's bureau for Athena Diagnostics. Assistant editor Charles Pollak, MD, authors Gregg L. Caporaso, MD, PhD, Toshiki Takenouchi, MD and Sabiha Merchant, MD, Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, and 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.

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