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Mayo Clinic Neurosciences Physician Update e-Edition
November 2014
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CREST-2 Trial: Determining the Best Treatment for Carotid Atherosclerotic Stenosis

Collaborative CREST-2 clinical trial compares the effectiveness of medical and surgical interventions to prevent stroke
CREST-2 parallel studies will compare medical treatment vs. medical treatment and endarterectomy, and medical treatment vs. medical treatment and stenting, in asymptomatic patients.

Telemedicine offers NAU football players concussion evaluation in real time
Studies show results of telemedicine evaluations agree consistently with assessments of team doctors on the sidelines. Mayo also partners with Arizona Pop Warner to conduct baseline neurologic testing on more than 2,500 youth players and cheer athletes.

Research demonstrates the link between suppressed Wnt signaling and Alzheimer's disease
A defect in the cell-signaling pathway Wnt contributes to overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. Low levels of LRP6 lead to a toxic buildup of amyloid and impair neurons' ability to communicate.

Loss of smell may be an early indicator of Parkinson's disease
Studies indicate that subjects with incidental Lewy body disease had a decreased sense of smell, suggesting that if they had lived longer they may have shown signs of Parkinson's. Researchers see possibilities for early screening tools.

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Mayo Clinic Spine Center: Medical and Surgical Spine Course

Jan. 15-17, 2015, in Phoenix
Explore topics that are driving national change in the quality and delivery of care in a rewarding clinical experience for spine surgeons, medical specialists, primary care and family medicine providers, physical therapists, clinical nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Mayo Clinic Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG) and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice

Feb. 22-28, 2015, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Review techniques and topics in clinical neurophysiology, including basic physiology, pathophysiology, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus includes clinical correlation of neurophysiological tests used for evaluation of patients.

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica: 2015

Feb. 27-28, 2015, in Phoenix
Care of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis has become increasingly complex. New drugs have been approved for use even though knowledge of possible long-term effects is limited. This course summarizes current therapies and offers guidance on how to use them.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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