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APS 2015

APS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at APS 2015, the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting, from May 13 to 16 in Palm Springs, CA. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

CME – CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management

CME – CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management | Conference Coverage

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a guideline for preventing and managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) among adult cancer survivors. Although there is no panacea for managing CIPN, it is critical that clinicians address these issues when they emerge.

AAN 2015

AAN 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAN 2015, the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 25 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management

CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a guideline for preventing and managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) among adult cancer survivors. Although there is no panacea for managing CIPN, it is critical that clinicians address these issues when they emerge.

Screening for Delirium in EDs: Seeking Validation

Screening for Delirium in EDs: Seeking Validation | Feature

About 10% of older adults who seek care in EDs throughout the United States experience delirium. The condition can foretell other health issues and causes distress to patients and caregivers. Delirium also puts patients at increased risk for poor outcomes. Studies indicate that the condition adds between $38 billion and $152 billion annually to healthcare expenditures in the U.S.…

An Update on Secondary Stroke Prevention

An Update on Secondary Stroke Prevention | Feature

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have updated guidelines for secondary prevention in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack. The update includes new sections on nutrition and sleep apnea and revises other sections, including those concerning hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, carotid stenosis, and atrial fibrillation.

Refining Neurosurgery Practices

Refining Neurosurgery Practices | Opinion Article

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons recently joined the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign with their own list of five practices to avoid in neurosurgery. “The purpose,” says Daniel K. Resnick, MD, “is to alert patients and physicians to common practices that may not be necessary or efficacious.”

The Recommendations

1) Do not administer steroids after severe traumatic brain injuries.…

Neck Manipulation & Stroke Risk

Neck Manipulation & Stroke Risk | Feature

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association has found that manipulating the neck may lead to cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke. Healthcare providers are urged to inform patients of this association before they undergo neck manipulation.

Diagnosing Stroke in the ED

Diagnosing Stroke in the ED | Feature

Studies suggest that there are missed opportunities to diagnose cerebrovascular causes for stroke symptoms. “While traditional stroke symptoms are rarely missed,” says David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, “clinicians can sometimes overlook or discount non-specific symptoms, such as dizziness or headache.”

Quantifying Misdiagnoses

In the journal Diagnosis, Dr.…

CHEST 2014: CPAP & Sexual Quality of Life | Feature

The Particulars: Previous studies have found that patients who use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device often feel it makes them less sexually attractive and are therefore less likely to use the device. However, data are lacking on whether sexual quality of life actually differs between CPAP-compliant and noncompliant patients.…

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