Neurology 1510 - Neurology Alert - Oct 01, 2011

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
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
John J. Caronna, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Stroke and General Neurology

Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C)

Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Neuromuscular Disorders

Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD
Director, Memory Disorders Program,
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Memory Disorders

Dara G. Jamieson, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Headache

Alan Z. Segal, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Stroke and Critical Care

Authors

Michael Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences
Weill Cornell Medical College

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

Subjects:

  • Neuron-specific Enolase in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest After Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Amyloid Mimics Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Finding Order in Alzheimer's Biomarkers
  • Cortical Excitability Can Differentiate Migraine Types
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing is a Risk Factor for Dementia
  • Extended-Release Pramipexole in Early and Advanced Parkinson's Disease
  • 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, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other relationships related to this field of study. Assistant editors John J. Caronna, MD, Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C), Alan Z. Segal, MD, author Michael Lin, MD, author Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD, 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. Assistant editor Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD receives research/grant support from the NIH and Baxter and is a consultant to Eisai and Intellect Neuroscience. Assistant editor Dara G. Jamieson, MD reports she is a retained consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, and Ortho-McNeil, and is on the speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim.

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