Neurology 2014-03 - Neurology Alert - Mar 01, 2014

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 Listing:

Physician Editor
Matthew Fink, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College
Neurologist-in-Chief
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Peer Reviewer
M. Flint Beal, MD
Anne Parrish Titzel Professor
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Assistant Editors
Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Neuromuscular Disorders
Weill Cornell Medical College

Claire Henchcliffe, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Alan Z. Segal, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Authors
Claire Henchcliffe, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience,
Weill Cornell Medical College

Susan Gauthier, DO, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology, 
Weill Cornell Medical College
 
Matthew E. Fink, MD,
Professor and Chairman,
Department of Neurology,
Weill Cornell Medical College, and
Neurologist-in-Chief,
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Michael Rubin, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology,
Weill Cornell Medical College

Alan Z. Segal, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, 
Weill Cornell Medical College

Subjects:

  • Levodopa-Carbidopa Intraintestinal Infusion: Benefits in Advanced Parkinson's Disease
  • Can Measuring Iron in MS Provide Insight into Disease?
  • A New, Effective Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation
  • Demyelination and Deoxygenation?
  • Thymectomy for Juvenile Myasthenia
  • Stroke Alert: A Review of Current Clinical Stroke Literature

Objectives:

  • Discuss current scientific data regarding the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease
  • Discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of pain
  • Describe the basic science of brain function
  • Discuss new information regarding new drugs for commonly diagnosed neurological conditions

Financial Disclosure:

Neurology Alert's editor in chief, Matthew Fink, MD, is a retained consultant for MAQUET. Peer reviewer M. Flint Beal, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Authors Alan Z. Segal, MD, Joseph E. Safdieh, MD and Michael Rubin, MD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Author Claire Henchcliffe, MD reports she is on the speakers bureau and advisory board for GE, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and UCB; advisory board for Allergan and USWorldmeds; receives grant/research support from Biogen and Kaneka; and does CME program development and presentation for MedIQ.

Author Susan Gauthier, DO, MS reports she receives research support from EMD Serono, Biogen Idec, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and is on the speakers bureau for Biogen Idec and Teva Neurosciences.

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