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Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Changes in medical education and training are suggested to help new physicians address the needs of patients and their families, according to an ideas and opinions piece published in the April 22 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
AAN
Mild Cognitive Impairment May Hasten Death
Individuals over the age of 70 years with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be at higher risk for early death, compared to similarly-aged, cognitively-normal people.
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FDA Proposes Accelerated Medical Device Approval Plan
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new program to provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are not met by current technology.
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Education Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
People with more advanced education may be significantly more likely to recover from moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, suggesting that the brain’s “cognitive reserve” may have a part in recovery.
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Conservative Management Better for Arteriovenous Malformations
For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, use of conservative management is associated with better clinical outcomes for up to 12 years, compared to interventional treatment, according to a study published in the April 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Acetazolamide and Low-Sodium Diet Improve Vision
The combination of acetazolamide and a low-sodium weight-reduction diet modestly improves visual field function in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild visual loss, compared to diet alone, according to a study published in the April 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Lorazepam No Better Than Diazepam for Epilepsy in Kids
Lorazepam should not be preferentially used over diazepam in pediatric patients with convulsive status epilepticus, according to a study published in the April 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
AAN
Researchers Identify Possible Genetic Cause for Higher Pain Tolerance
Scientists studying patients with chronic pain have uncovered four specific genes that are associated with pain perception.
AAN
Carotid Stenosis Associated with Problems Beyond Increased Stroke Risk
Study results to be presented at the 2014 AAN annual meeting show asymptomatic carotid stenosis may also contribute to impaired memory, cognitive function, and decision making.
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Considerable Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy without traditional risk factors and with no or mild symptoms have a considerable rate of sudden cardiac death, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Conferences
American Academy of Neurology 2013 Annual Meeting
PAINWeek 2013
64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
2012 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
PAINWeek 2010
American Academy of Neurology 2009
International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2009
American Epilepsy Society 2008
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