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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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Spotlight on Meningiomas: Risks and Clinical Manifestations

9/15/2011
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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...

A New Game Plan for Treating Concussions

9/15/2011
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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 programnbsp;at the University of Michigan and chair of the American Academy of Neurologys sports...

Treating Diabetic Nerve Pain mdash; The Latest Guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology

9/15/2011
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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...

How Smart Phones Are Improving Neurologic Care

9/15/2011
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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 andnbsp;Practice and Technology editor ofnbsp;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 epileptic...

The Doctor Will See All of You Now: New Approaches to Treating Parkinsons Disease

9/15/2011
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Host: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Lisa Shulman Would it be better for Parkinsons patients to meet with their doctor in a group setting? Group visits are among the the novel approaches being studied for Parkinsons patients. Dr. Lisa Shulman, professor of neurology and co-director of the Maryland Parkinsons 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...

How to Help Patients Cope With Loss of Taste and Smell

2/24/2011
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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 Parkinsons or Alzheimers 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 Clinic in...

Emerging New Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

2/24/2011
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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...

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 surgery...