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
Yale Investigators Link Higher Levels of Low Density Cholesterol With Decreased Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
A team of Yale investigators is evaluating whether elevated lipid levels - generally considered to be detrimental to human health due to their effect on cardiovascular disease - can have protective effects on the brain.
When Blood Transfusion Is Not an Option: Yale Neuro-ICU Successfully Administers Transfusion Replacement Therapy
The Yale New Haven neuro-ICU has successfully administered a transfusion replacement therapy, which benefits patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as those with severe anemia from blood loss and critical illness.
Yale School of Medicine starting trials on new epilepsy treatment that uses smart technology
About one-third of people diagnosed with epilepsy are not able to get relief from treatments currently available. Now, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and two other locations are beginning trials on a new and innovative treatment that uses smart technology.Source: WTNH News 8