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Neurology Grand Rounds

Friday, May 10, 2019

Event date: 5/21/2019 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Export event

Venue: Samis Education Center Rainbolt Family Auditorium

Topic: Neurology Resident Grand Rounds


Drs. Lawal, Katyal, Hamilton and Ray

Learning Objectives:

1.  List the differential diagnosis of myelopathy.
2.  Recognize the symptoms and historical clues that suggest spinal cord infarction over other causes of acute myelopathy.
3.  List the etiological factors associated with spinal cord infarction.
4.  Review the treatment options for patients with acute ischemic stroke.
5  Describe the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and relate NIHSS scores to stroke severity.
6.  Discuss current guidelines for treatment in patients with ischemic stroke and low NIHSS.
7.  Describe the role of mechanical thrombectomy in acute infarction.
8.  Explain modified Rankin Scale (mRS).
9.  Review current literature on thrombectomy in those with advanced age and the mRS criteria.
10.  Describe the TAPPED study.
11.  Discuss whether coated plateletes are associated with any particular subcategory of acute ischemic stroke among diabetics, pre-diabetics and non-diabetics.
12.  Point out if platelet volume correlate with coated-platelet levels among diabetics pre-diabetics and non-diabetics and predict clinical outcome after AIS.

Professional Practice Gap:

Spinal cord infarction is a rare and under-recognized cause of acute myelopathy which represents a diagnostic challenge for many physicians. Here we will review the clinical presentation of and differential diagnosis for spinal cord infarction. Practitioners are uncertain regarding the management of patient with ischemic stroke who have both low NIHSS and a large vessel occlusion (LVO) due to conflicting evidence and lack of consensus.

For More Information Contact:

Brigitte Nettles
Neurology Grand Rounds Coordinator
Tel 405-271-4113 Ext 46023

Number of CE Credits: 1