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NeuroFrontiers

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NeuroFrontiers is produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology and explores new research, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of neurological disease. This series also addresses the most relevant clinical topics, trends, news and advances pertaining to all areas of the practice of Neurology.

NeuroFrontiers is produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology and explores new research, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of neurological disease. This series also addresses the most relevant clinical topics, trends, news and advances pertaining to all areas of the practice of Neurology.
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NeuroFrontiers is produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology and explores new research, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of neurological disease. This series also addresses the most relevant clinical topics, trends, news and advances pertaining to all areas of the practice of Neurology.

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Episodes

Treating and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease is Possible Using Functional Medicine

11/20/2017
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Host: Kristi Hughes, ND Guest: David Perlmutter, MD In this interview, Dr. Kristi Hughes speaks with board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, David Perlmutter, about effective methods for preventing and treating cognitive decline. Dr. Perlmutter describes how lab tests you are already using can be used to assess patients with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. He outlines the important roles that systemic inflammation and gut health play in...

Duration: 00:13:30


Spotlight on Meningiomas: Risks and Clinical Manifestations

9/14/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Lynn Taylor, MD Meningiomas were in the news this spring after actress Mary Tyler Moore had a tumor removed from her brain. Ninety percent of meningiomas are benign, many are asymptomatic, and some are so slow-growing they go undiagnosed. But many are discovered as an incidental finding in patients with headache. How do we treat patients diagnosed with meningiomas? Dr. Lynn Taylor, associate clinical professor at the University of Washington Medical School...

Duration: 00:14:59


A New Game Plan for Treating Concussions

9/14/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Jeffrey Kutcher, MD Most athletes' concussions are not the result of the kind of hits that NFL players take, but they still need to be taken very seriously. The American Academy of Neurology now recommends all athletes suspected of a concussion be removed from the field immediately. Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, director of Michigan NeuroSport, the sports neurology program at the University of Michigan and chair of the American Academy of Neurology's sports...

Duration: 00:14:59


Treating Diabetic Nerve Pain: Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology

9/14/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Vera Bril, MD At least half of diabetic patients will experience neuropathy some time in their life, but many of these patients never discuss the painful condition with their doctor. When a patient does complain of burning or electric shock sensations in their feet and hands, how should they be treated? Dr. Vera Bril, professor of neurology at the University of Toronto, joins host Dr. Anthony Alessi to discuss the latest American Academy of Neurology...

Duration: 00:14:59


How Smart Phones Are Improving Neurologic Care

9/14/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Neil Busis, MD Is there an app for helping your patients improve their health? In fact, there are many. Dr. Neil Busis, chief of the division of neurology, department of medicine, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside and Practice and Technology editor of AAN.com, talks with host Dr. Anthony Alessi about the latest mobile technologies used to monitor patient experiences with chronic neurological issues, such as migraines and...

Duration: 00:14:59


The Doctor Will See All of You Now: New Approaches to Treating Parkinson's Disease

9/14/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Lisa Shulman Would it be better for Parkinson's patients to meet with their doctor in a group setting? Group visits are among the the novel approaches being studied for Parkinson's patients. Dr. Lisa Shulman, professor of neurology and co-director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center in Baltimore, joins host Dr. Anthony Alessi to discuss who might benefit from group visits, how it compares to traditional care, and the practical...

Duration: 00:14:59


How to Help Patients Cope With Loss of Taste and Smell

2/23/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Ronald DeVere, MD Smell and taste loss can be the first sign of a serious neurologic disorder like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, but it is also possible to lose these senses after something as simple as a sinus infection or virus. How can you help your patients get to the bottom of why this is happenning to them, and how can you help them cope with this change in their quality of life? Dr Ronald DeVere, director of the Taste and Smell Disorders...

Duration: 00:14:59


Emerging New Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

2/23/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Jeffrey Cohen, MD For years, patients with multiple sclerosis have had to rely on injectable medications. But several new oral medications are emerging, and one drug has already been approved by the FDA. Why has it taken so long to develop oral formulations? Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, director of the Millen Experimental Therapeutics program at the Cleveland Clinic and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, joins host Dr. Anthony...

Duration: 00:14:59


Updated Guidelines for Brain Death and the Impact on Organ Donation

2/23/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD The American Academy of Neurology released new guidelines for determining brain death in adults, providing a step-by-step process for making this decision consistent among hospitals in the United States. One major departure in these guidelines is the recommendation of a single exam, rather than multiple exams occurring at several-hour intervals. How does this change impact organ donation following brain death? Dr. Eelco Wijdicks,...

Duration: 00:14:59


Solving the Mystery of Restless Leg Syndrome

2/23/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Carl Ansevin, MD For the 12 million Americans who suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS), the disease can often be misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Doctors as well as their patients are now more familiar with RLS due to the intense marketing of drugs used to treat restless legs syndrome. Host Dr. Anthony Alessi talks with Dr. Carl Ansevin, an adjunct faculty member in the department of biomedical sciences at Kent State University and sleep specialist at...

Duration: 00:14:59


Strategies to Improve Critical Care of a Gunshot Wound to the Head

2/17/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: William Coplin, MD The world witnessed a remarkable recovery after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in January, 2011. However, most gunshot wounds to the head are fatal; statistics show only 5 percent of those shot in the head survive. Yet there are actions first responders and physicians can take to increase the chance of survival. Dr. William Coplin, associate professor of neurology and neurological...

Duration: 00:14:59


A New Use for Botulinum Toxin — Chronic Migraines

2/17/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: David Simpson, MD 14 million Americans suffer migraine headaches everyday. Many go untreated and many who are treated continue to have headaches. An old drug may offer a new way to treat migraines, with the FDA approval of botulinum toxin injections for severe chronic migraine. Dr. David Simpson, professor of neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and director of the clinical neurophysiology lab at Mount Sinai Hospital, joins host Dr....

Duration: 00:14:59


Alzheimer's and Driving: When It's Time to Take the Keys

2/17/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Don Iverson, MD Nationwide there are an estimated several hundred thousand licensed drivers with Alzheimer's disease. A new study shows that more than half can still pass a road test, leaving physicians to help patients and caregivers decide when it's time to stop driving. Dr. Donald Iverson, lead author of the American Academy of Neurology's most recent guidelines on driving and dementia, joins host Dr. Anthony Alessi to discuss what tests are available...

Duration: 00:14:59


Dispatches From the Haiti Earthquake Relief

3/4/2010
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Mill Etienne, MD, MPH, CPH Host Dr. Anthony Alessi interviews neurologist Lt. Cmdr. Mill Etienne, MD, at St. Damien's Pediatric Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Hati. Dr. Etienne is a Hatian-American physician in the United States military, stationed on the USNS Comfort. They discuss Dr. Etienne's work providing medical care, in addition to translation services and cultural sensitivity training for the staff on board the Comfort, and lessons he has brought from...

Duration: 00:14:29


Latest Research & Treatment Recommendations for Parkinson's Disease

11/11/2009
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Janis Miyasaki, MD Dr. Janis Miyasaki, associate clinical director of the Movement Disorders Centre at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, discusses the latest research into Parkinson’s disease and what it means for treatment, with host Dr. Anthony Alessi. Produced in cooperation with:

Duration: 00:14:59


Guillain-Barre Syndrome and the H1N1 Vaccine in Context

11/11/2009
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: James Sejvar, MD How is the CDC monitoring neurological complications from the H1N1 vaccine as it relates to the risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome? Dr. James Sejvar, neuroepidemiologist in the division of viral and rickettsial diseases at the National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, outlines for host Dr. Anthony Alessi the historical association between swine flu vaccination and Guillain-Barre syndrome....

Duration: 00:14:59


Updates to Guidelines for Treating Pregnant Women With Epilepsy

11/11/2009
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Cynthia Harden, MD Treating epilepsy during pregnancy can be a significant challenge. What are the safest medications for pregnant patients with epilepsy? Host Dr. Anthony Alessi and Dr. Cynthia Harden, professor of neurology and director of the epilepsy division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, review the most recent 2009 guidelines for the care of these patients. Produced in cooperation with:

Duration: 00:14:59


Expanded Window of Time for Treating Stroke

11/11/2009
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Ralph Sacco, MD Dr. Ralph Sacco, neurologist-in-chief at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Miller Professor of Neurology, Epidemiology and Human Genetics at the Univeristy of Miami, joins host Dr. Anthony Alessi to discuss the FDA-approved treatment approaches for acute ischemic stroke, and what proportion of stokes each year are now treated with IV rTPA. Additionally, Dr. Sacco reviews the newly designated primary stroke centers throughout the United...

Duration: 00:14:59


Latest Thinking in Alzheimer’s Screening and Treatment

7/14/2009
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Bruce Miller, MD Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. What new advancements and treatments are available to help our patients through both the diagnosis, and prevent the onset? Dr. Bruce Miller, the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and director of the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, joins Dr. Anthony...

Duration: 00:14:59


The Dizzy Patient: Recommended Therapies for Vertigo

6/24/2009
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Kevin Kerber, MD Among the most baffling and often frustrating complaints that confront a physician is dizziness. What is the best approach for the dizzy patient and where is treatment today? Dr. Kevin Kerber, director of the Department of Neurology Dizziness Clinic and co-director of the Balance Disorders Clinical and Research Program in the department of neurology at the University of Michigan, joins Dr. Anthony Alessi to discuss how best to treat and...

Duration: 00:14:59

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