CME - Neurology Updates for Primary Care

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 02, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 29, 2010
Early Registration Date: Feb 27, 2010
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - THE NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION – Neurologic examination, a personally relevant, manageable and reproducible diagnostic tool. Clinical tests for specific neurologic functions. A 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 and treatment of sleep apnea. Clinical features and treatment of narcolepsy and REM-sleep behavior disorder. Clinical features, associated disorders and treatment of restless legs syndrome. NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES, PART I –Spinal cord compression, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Myasthenic Crisis. Approach to examination and diagnosis. Testing. Treatment and rehabilitation. NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES, PART II – Status epilepticus, coma, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pupillomotor function in CNIII Palsies and prognosis. Testing. Treatment using evidence-based medicine. DAY 2 - AN APPROACH TO THE 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 – Spectrum of neuropathic signs, symptoms, and causes. Bedside examination. Mechanism of neuropathic pain. Therapies. SEIZURES AND 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. Recognize and treat status epilepticus. Evaluate and manage 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 of syncope. 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. Abortive and prophylactic therapy. Common treatable medical complications. DAY 4 - DEMENTIA – Identify 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. 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 – Recent advances in B-12 deficiency, Post-Gastroplasty Neuropathy, and Copper deficiency. The changing clinical presentation of this illness. Laboratory techniques to the diagnosis. Diagnosis and treatment of B-12 deficiency. LIBBY ZION’S LESSON: SEROTONIN SYNDROME AND 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. Clinical algorithm for anticipating and avoiding drug interactions. DAY 5 - STROKE, PART I – AN EVIDENCE-BASED REVIEW OF RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION – Risk factors and modification. Principles of localization to classify stroke subtypes. When to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy. Use of aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, warfarin, heparin and carotid endarterectomy. STROKE, PART II – AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO 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 AND GAIT DISORDERS – Major clinical features of spasticity. Diagnostic investigation of cervical spondylosis. Recognize ataxia and the other major clinical features of cerebellar dysfunction. Different types of involuntary movements. PSYCHOGENIC NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS – Common neurologic manifestations of psychogenic disorders. Distinguish among malingering, factitious disorders and conversion disorders. Major risk factors for psychogenic illness. Management of a psychogenic illness.


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