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APS-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: APS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at APS 2016, the American Pain Society’s annual meeting, from May 11 to 14 in Austin, TX. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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pills-463833797

Assessing Patient Understanding of NSAIDs | Feature

According to recent data, about 123 million prescriptions are filled each year for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the United States. Data also show that approximately one-third

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Hero-Medicine-Schmeler

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

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AAN2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: AAN 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AAN 2016, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, from April 15 to 21 in Vancouver. The features below highlight

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DBS-PD-AgeConsiderations-Feature

Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson’s Disease, & Age Considerations | Feature

Parkinson disease (PD) is a chronic progressive condition that most commonly affects the elderly. Currently, about 1 million Americans have PD, but studies suggest that the prevalence

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Disability-Cognition-MI-Stroke-Feature

Disability & Cognition After MI & Stroke | Feature

Recent estimates show that there are approximately 7.6 million myocardial infarction (MI) survivors and 6.8 million stroke survivors living in the United States. These rates are expected

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AKH CME: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatment Considerations: Present and Future | Feature

CME Credit: 0.25 hour activity In this activity, Dr. Aaron Miller discusses individualized treatment plans for patients with MS. Participants will be able to provide information for patients

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ConfHighlight-ISC2016-Feature

Conference Highlights: ISC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ISC 2016, the International Stroke Conference, from February 17 to 19 in Los Angeles. The features below highlight some of the studies

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Treating-First-Seizure-Feature

CME: Guidelines for Treating First Seizure | Feature

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society have released a guideline on managing adult patients who suffer a first seizure. Decisions to treat patients after these events are complex, highlighting the need to consider risks and benefits for each individual.

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A Look at Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Mortality | Feature

For a study published Critical Care, Dr. Mayer and colleagues sought to re-evaluate the causes and mechanisms of in-hospital mortality after SAH. They studied 1,200 consecutive SAH patients who were prospectively enrolled in the Columbia University SAH Outcomes Project between July 1996 and January 2009.

Treating-First-Seizure-Feature
Treating-First-Seizure-Feature

Guidelines for Treating First Seizure | Feature

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society have released a guideline on managing adult patients who suffer a first seizure. Decisions to treat patients after these events are complex, highlighting the need to consider risks and benefits for each individual.

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Examining Dietary Supplement Use | Feature

A study suggests that many clinicians do not ask hospitalized patients questions about dietary supplement use. A formalized approach should be established to document use of these agents in order to help prevent potential adverse reactions and drug interactions.

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Disability-&-Cognition-After-MI-&-Stroke-FEATURE-IMAGE

Disability & Cognition After MI & Stroke | Opinion Article

“MI and stroke survivors should be screened and monitored for functional disability long after they’re discharged from the hospital.” — Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH

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A Guideline on Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults | Feature

Experts from the American Geriatrics Society have published a clinical practice guideline for postoperative delirium in older adults. The guideline is intended to improve the clinical care of adults aged 65 and older through prevention and treatment of delirium in the postoperative setting.

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DBS for Parkinson Disease: Does Age Matter? | Opinion Article

Parkinson disease (PD) is a chronic progressive condition that most commonly affects the elderly. Currently, about 1 million Americans have PD, but studies suggest that the prevalence

Alternative Dementia Screening Tests | News Brief

Chinese investigators suggest that there are multiples alternatives to the Mini-Mental State Examination that have comparable diagnostic capabilities for detecting dementia. The Mini-Cog test and the Addenbrooke’s

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alzheimers ted video

Alzheimer’s is Not Normal Aging & We Can Cure It – VIDEO | eMedia

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has

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No Life Limited by Pain 2015 | Feature

New research was presented at No Life Limited by Pain 2015, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management, from September 17 to 20 in

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Concussion Season: Why We Need to Do Better | Medical Blog

The NFL season kicked off this month but with it, we return back to concussion season. Most people know of the controversy of the concussion cover-up in

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AKH CME: Bridging the Gap: Clinical Trial Design and Implication for Translating Research into Clinical Practice in Epilepsy | Medical Blog

CME Credit: 0.25 hour activities Epilepsy affects some 2.3 million adults and 467,711 children in the United States. Selecting the best drug for a particular patient and for

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