AAN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting: Highlights
Each year, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) hosts a meeting wherein neurologists nationwide convene to present on their latest research findings and to learn from their peers. The following members of Yale Neurology presented abstracts at the 2021 virtual annual meeting:
After a COVID Diagnosis, When Should I Get Vaccinated? Neurovirologists On This and Other Uncharted Scenarios on the COVID Vaccine
With more and more neurologists now having been vaccinated, several scenarios have arisen for which there is no clear guidance and for which policies have varied across institutions. We asked experts in neurovirology and neuroimmunology to consider those situations based on real-life questions from our readers.Source: NeurologyToday
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will hold a research day on Feb. 12
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will be hosting a Research Day, which will include a series of lectures on current research studies on Alzheimer's Disease. The following Investigators will be presenting: Christopher van Dyck, MD; Jason Cai, PhD; Amy Arnsten, PhD; Morgan Levine, PhD; Nenad Sestan, MD,PhD; In Hyun Park, PhD; and Flora Vaccarino, MD.
Doctors asking how much post-surgical follow-up is needed
On Saturday, Reisman, 52, a former New York lawyer who now freelances for the Shoreline Times, held a party to celebrate two decades of survival. Looking back on the years after her surgery, Reisman said the fear that the cancer could return was compounded by the anxiety she felt about the multiple MRIs she was required to undergo to make sure it hadn’t. Reisman’s experience has buttressed the concern of Dr. Cary Gross, her brother-in-law, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine. With new studies showing that multiple surveillance procedures don’t necessarily improve patient outcomes in at least some cancers, he is concerned about whether aggressive post-treatment testing is really necessary, given the anxiety, cost and even occasional false positive results that accompany it.Source: New Haven Register
Yale researchers receive federal grants to study pain management in veterans, active military members
Three Yale and VA Connecticut Healthcare System research teams have been awarded federal grants as part of a multi-year study of how to manage chronic pain in veterans and active military members without the use of drugs.
Social contagion in the exam room: Peer influence and cancer surgeons’ use of breast MRI
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found that surgeons’ use of a new imaging test is influenced by the practice style of their peers. Published in the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the study suggests that social contagion — which has largely been studied in the field of sociology as a means by which ideas, attitudes, and behaviors spread — is also a relevant factor in medicine.
How Do Aging Couples Cope With Dementia? Love
It's estimated that more than a third of US adults are affected by it - either because they have it, or others close to them do. Often that leaves an aging spouse as chief caregiver. ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble asks, how do caregivers cope?Source: Ideastream.org
What's on the Horizon for Myasthenia Gravis – Cell-based therapies, broader B-cell targeting, and immune tolerance are all in the works
Major advances in treatment options have been game-changers for people diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). Experts comment on current MG treatment methods, as well as exciting new research.Source: Medpage Today
A Changing Treatment Landscape in Myasthenia Gravis – A spate of new approvals set off a "revolution" in management
Following a wave of new approvals in recent years, adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) now have a wider variety of treatment options to manage their symptoms.Source: Medpage Today
Health Headlines: Doctors expect stroke deaths to increase worldwide
The World Health Organization predicts that annual deaths from stroke around the world will reach 10 million by 2050. Hardik Amin, MD, board-certified vascular neurologist and medical stroke director at Yale New Haven Hospital, discussed with WTNH News 8 the symptoms of stroke, the importance of seeking immediate medical care, and how to lower the risk of stroke.Source: WTNH News 8
'Our America: Unforgettable'
Alzheimer's disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that not only damages the memory and identity of the people who suffer from it, but their loved ones as well. This ABC News documentary explores the impact of Alzheimer's disease on the Latinx community and pulls on the knowledge of experts in the field, including Yale Assistant Professor of Neurology Carmen Carrión, PsyD, a neuropsychologist with vast experience treating diverse patient populations.Source: ABC News
Christine Gummerson, MD Honored as Consultant of the Year
The Department of Emergency Medicine has honored Christine Gummerson, MD, a PGY4 resident in the Department of Neurology, with the Consultant of the Year Award. By voting for her to receive this award, the residents in the Departmtent of Emergency Medicine have specifically acknowledged Dr. Gummerson not only for her outstanding dedication to her myriad responsibilities as a consultant, but also for her unwavering professionalism and commitment to improving the lives of her patients.
Cyprien Rivier, MD, MSc Wins ESOC Young Research Investigator Award in Stroke
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cyprien Rivier, MD, MSc wins the Young Research Investigator Award in Stroke at the European Stroke Organisation Conference. Dr. Rivier was recognized as an outstanding early-career researcher whose research makes significant contributions to our understanding of stroke.