C112 - Myelopathies: Recognizing and Evaluating Myelopathic Patients for Inflammatory and Vascular Causes

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Neuro-rehabilitation
Director(s): Benjamin Greenberg MD, FAAN
Description: Acute and subacute myelopathies are common diagnostic considerations in neurologic practice. Patients and clinicians are forced to consider multiple potential conditions that are considered neurologic emergencies. Myelitis is one potential cause of acute and subacute myelopathy that must be considered. Updates to the approach to diagnosis and consideration of a variant of myelitis - acute flaccid myelitis - will be covered in this course. Furthermore, vascular myelopathies can be difficult to diagnose if clinicians are not familiar with both the presentation and options for testing. This course will use didactic and case-based presentations to cover topics related to the diagnosis and management of patients with inflammatory and vascular myelopathies.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to initiate a work up for acute and subacute myelopathy, initiate empiric treatment, and understand when to order comprehensive testing for vascular myelopathies. Participants will be able to differentiate classical transverse myelitis from acute flaccid myelitis and appreciate the therapeutic and prognostic implications of this differentiation.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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