CCU Alert! The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Sensory Systems and Their Treatment Applications

Who: For: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, STs, From: Janine Waskind, MS, OTR/L, CBIS (see link for full bio) What: The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Sensory Systems and Their Treatment Applications  When: November 13-14, 2015 Where: Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Tx Why: Objectives: 1. Name each stage of development of the central nervous system in … Continue reading CCU Alert! The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Sensory Systems and Their Treatment Applications

CCU Alert! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Complex Pain: Evidenced Based Assessment and Management

    Who: For: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists; From: Janet Holly, PT (see link below for full credentials) What: 2 Courses in series: Complex Pain: Recognizing, Assessing and Managing It, An Evidenced Based Approach AND Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: An Evidence Based Approach with Update from the International CRPS Conference, Zurich 2015. When: Complex Pain: … Continue reading CCU Alert! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Complex Pain: Evidenced Based Assessment and Management

Neutrophil Count Before rtPA Predicts Hemorrhagic Bleeds

Higher neutrophil counts before thrombolysis for cerebral ischemia predict worse outcomes as originally seen in Neurology. In this article, the researchers are looking at outcomes for ischemic stroke patients who received recombinant tissue plasminogen activator aka rtPA aka the “Clot Buster.” And they want to know if these outcomes are predictable based on pre-rtPA administration via white … Continue reading Neutrophil Count Before rtPA Predicts Hemorrhagic Bleeds

What nystagmus can tell you in neurology? Clinical approach to nystagmus.

Originally posted on Brain Stories:
Understanding nystagmus and approaching nystagmus is often difficult and confusing, most probably because the pathophysiology for nystagmus is not clearly defined and there is no pathognomonic nystagmus sign that could lead to a single diagnosis. In fact, there is an exhaustive list of diseases for a single nystagmus finding[ref1]. However,… Continue reading What nystagmus can tell you in neurology? Clinical approach to nystagmus.

Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis: Is There a Link?

A New Genetic Study Associates Low Vitamin D and Risk for Multiple Sclerosis by Susan Fitzgerald as originally seen in Neurology Today. The article discusses one of several new research articles that are looking into a link between vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis (MS). The research has found that some people with certain genes that … Continue reading Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis: Is There a Link?