New stroke preventive care model improves patient outcomes
After one year, 61 percent of patients in a physician-directed, nurse-based program of focused preventive care improved at least one major risk factor. Patients in the program were also likelier to follow a prescribed diet and maintain an exercise regimen.
Telemedicine delivers stroke care cost-effectively
Research conducted at Mayo Clinic in Arizona confirms that telestroke technology improves patient outcomes and saves hospitals money. Telestroke robots allow patients to be examined in real time by a specialist elsewhere who consults via computer with a physician on-site.
Live evaluation demonstrates the use of telemedicine to assess concussed patients
Specialists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona conducted a live audio-video evaluation of a 15-year-old who received a concussion while playing soccer. Teleconcussion technology helps rural physicians triage patients and identify those in need of additional work-up or management.
Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG), and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice
Feb. 24-March 2, 2013, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Multiple Sclerosis 2013: Update and Practical Management
Review techniques and topics pertaining to basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus includes clinical correlation of neurophysiological tests used for the evaluation of patients with epilepsy and sleep, movement and neuromuscular disorders.
March 1-2, 2013, in Phoenix
Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
This course provides a research update and instruction in management strategies for physicians and health care providers who treat multiple sclerosis.
April 3-6, 2013, in Phoenix
Inflammatory sinus disease curriculum highlights advanced, salvage and novel treatment strategies. Endoscopic skull base surgery curriculum both introduces the novice surgeon to basic techniques and provides advanced training for the more experienced surgeon. Hands-on dissection sessions will be conducted.
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