Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 17, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 13, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION - Organize the disparate parts of the neurologic examination into a personally relevant, manageable and reproducible diagnostic tool. Cinical tests for specific neurologic functions. Screening neurologic exam for asymptomatic patients. Problem-tailored neurologic exam for neurologic complaints. SLEEP DISORDERS - Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to insomnia. Clinical features, associated disorders, treatment of sleep apnea. Clinical features and treatment of narcolepsy and REM-sleep behavior disorder. Clinical features, associated disorders, treatment of restless legs syndrome. NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES - Spinal cord compression, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Myasthenic Crisis. Approach to examination and diagnosis. Testing. Treatment and rehabilitation. NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES - Status epilepticus, coma, subarachnoid hemorrhage Pupillomotor function in CNIII Palsies and prognosis. Testing. Treatment and rehabilitation. DAY 2 - DIZZY PATIENT - Common presentations of dizziness. Pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus. Bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes. Potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo. PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, NEUROPATHIC PAIN MANAGEMENT - Neuropathic signs, symptoms, and causes. Bedside examination. Mechanism of neuropathic pain. Therapies. SEIZURES, EPILEPSY – DIAGNOSIS - Major types of seizures. Epidemiologic aspects of epilepsy. Distinguish seizures from other transient neurologic events. Diagnostic investigation. SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY – MANAGEMENT - Anticonvulsant medications. When treatment with anticonvulsant medication is warranted. Status epilepticus. Problems confronted by women with epilepsy. DAY 3 – MIGRAINE, CHRONIC DAILY HEADACHE - Five sub-types of chronic daily headaches. Pathophysiology of headache and migraine. Medication and non-pharmacologic strategies. Prevalence of medication overuse headaches. SYNCOPE - Causes and natural history. Bedside tilt and tilt table testing. Treatment strategies for orthostatic hypotension. DRUGS AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - Common effects of prescribed drugs on the nervous system. Common effects of illicit drugs on the nervous system. Common neurologic complications of alcoholism. Common neurologic side effects of antidopaminergic medication. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - Typical clinical features. Diagnostic investigations. Approach to abortive and prophylactic therapy. Common treatable medical complications. DAY 4 - DEMENTIA - Mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Major syndromes associated with common causes of dementia. Therapeutic plan for dementia. Conditions that frequently mimic dementia. PARKINSON’S DISEASE - Clinical features of the syndrome of parkinsonism. Important typical features and clinical features atypical for Parkinson’s disease. Long-term complications and major treatment options. Common types of tremor and therapeutic plan for essential tremor. COBALAMIN (B-12) DEFICIENCY AND OTHER NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS OF GASTROINTESTINAL DYSFUNCTION - Advances in B-12 deficiency, Post-Gastroplasty Neuropathy, Copper deficiency. Clinical presentation. Newer laboratory techniques. Algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of B-12 deficiency. LIBBY ZION’S LESSON: SEROTONIN SYNDROME AND OTHER P450 DRUG INTERACTIONS - Clinical features of common drug interactions. Features of serotonin syndrome and other Neurologic drug toxicities. Potential drug interactions and how to predict them. Simple clinical algorithm for anticipating and avoiding drug interactions. DAY 5 - STROKE - RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION - Risk factors and modification. Localization to classify stroke subtypes. When to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy. Use of aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, warfarin, heparin, carotid endarterectomy. STROKE - TIA AND ACUTE STROKE - Define TIA. Evaluation and treatment of TIA and stroke. Inclusion criteria and CT criteria for thrombolysis. Outcomes, hemorrhage rate, recovery. SPASTICITY, ATAXIA, OTHER MOVEMENT DISORDERS - Major clinical features of spasticity. Investigation of cervical spondylosis. Ataxia and the other major clinical features of cerebellar dysfunction. Types of involuntary movements. PSYCHOGENIC NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS - Most common neurologic manifestations. Malingering, factitious disorders, conversion disorders. Major risk factors. Pan for management.


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