Neurology 1408 - Neurology Alert - Aug 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.

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Credit Designation:

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Faculty

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 and Neuroscience

Assistant Editors
Claire Henchcliffe, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Padmaja Kandula, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialty area, Epilepsy

Michael Rubin, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Neuromuscular
Disorders

Authors
Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

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

Subjects:

  • Parkinson's Disease Genetics: New Thinking about PINK1
  • Cholinergic Deficits Link Dementia and Olfactory Dysfunction in Parkinson's
  • Prediabetes and Bell's Palsy
  • Does Surgery Influence Mortality in Refractory Partial Epilepsy?
  • Revised Electrophysiological Criteria for Diagnosis of ALS
  • Stroke Alert: A Review of Current Clinical Stroke Literature

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 editor in chief, Matthew Fink, MD, authors Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD, Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, assistant editors Claire Henchcliffe, MD, Padmaja Kandula, MD, Michael Rubin, MD, and peer reviewer M. Flint Beal, MD, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company having ties tothis field of study.

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