Navigation Links
Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded
Date:3/8/2013

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Five tests, procedures and treatments that neurologists and their patients should question are outlined in a list released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

"With one in six people affected by a brain disease, such as headache, multiple sclerosis and stroke, our goal is to have patients discuss our Choosing Wisely recommendations regarding medical procedures, therapies, and tests with their neurologists," AAN president Dr. Bruce Sigsbee said in an academy news release.

The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation-led Choosing Wisely campaign involves about 35 medical specialty groups and is intended to encourage patients and doctors to discuss appropriate care while avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments. The AAN is one of 17 medical societies that recently released advice lists.

Here are the AAN's five neurology-related recommendations:

  • Do not perform electroencephalography (EEG) for headaches. Recurrent headache, which is the most common pain problem, affects up to 20 percent of people. EEG increases costs but has no advantage over clinical evaluation in diagnosing headache and it does not improve outcomes.
  • Do not perform imaging of the carotid arteries in the neck for simple fainting in the absence of other neurologic symptoms. Fainting affects up to 40 percent of people during their lifetime. Carotid artery disease does not cause fainting; rather, it causes focused neurologic problems such as weakness on one side of the body. Therefore, carotid imaging will not identify the cause of the fainting, but it does increase costs.
  • When treating migraine, opioid or butalbital drugs should only be used as a last resort. More effective, migraine-specific treatments are available, and frequent use of these drugs can worsen headaches. Opioid (narcotic) use should be reserved for patients with medical
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Wolters Kluwer Health and the American Academy of Neurology renew partnership
2. Loyola Med student wins prize for excellence in neurology
3. Thomas Eye Group Continues Growth in Metro Atlanta Area With Two Clinic Expansions
4. Lupus Support Group Meeting in Fort Wayne on March 28th
5. Lupus Support Group in Traverse City on March 20th
6. Artisan Business Group brings EB-5 Boot Camp to New York City April 10, 2013
7. Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
8. USHEALTH Advisors Teams with Kristen Zebert to Bring USHEALTH Group Products to Oklahoma
9. Stroud launches Watershed Restoration Group to ensure water quality
10. Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines
11. Cunningham Financial Group Encourages Residents of Louisiana to Celebrate American Heart Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... 2014 Pregnant immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin ... during pregnancy, according to new research from St. ... the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ... rates among immigrants and native-born women in six ... Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia) and the United ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ... Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, conferred by the Feinstein ... award will be given on June 9 at the ... scientific presentations by Dr. O,Shea and other prominent researchers. ... , The award, which includes a $50,000 prize from ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts ... lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when ... , The cognitive impairments which affected a large ... appear to be linked to protein changes in the ... hold true in humans, suggest it may be possible ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... BUFFALO, N.Y. A novel compound that targets an ... host of cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, a ... research provides strong evidence that this may be a ... no effective medications exist., The UB research was published ... last week. , In the study, the compound, RO5263397, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially ... The program, which assesses brain scans using pattern recognition ... passport control, has been developed by researchers at Imperial ... the Wellcome Trust, which used the software are published ... Stroke affects over 15 million people each year worldwide. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pregnancy complications may be more common in immigrants from certain regions 2Health News:NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine 2Health News:Some astronauts at risk for cognitive impairment, animal studies suggest 2Health News:Some astronauts at risk for cognitive impairment, animal studies suggest 3Health News:Novel compound halts cocaine addiction and relapse behaviors 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 3
... of expertise and other factors when ... ... CIGNA Behavioral Health,(CBH) members can now view robust, online ... including license,levels, languages spoken, educational background, areas of specialization,and years ...
... -- Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville have discovered how ... proteins in the brain, resulting in a common dementia, ... number of age-related neurological disorders. , In the Sept. ... that absence of a gene known as progranulin leads to ...
... be on,display throughout The Kroger Co.,s (NYSE: KR ... partners with vendors and suppliers to support,National Breast Cancer ... tags can be found on shelves in Kroger,stores across ... support breast cancer awareness in their community. Several of,Kroger,s ...
... Climb to Conquer Cancer will follow four professional U.S., ... Alaska, NEW YORK, Sept. 27 Fred Hutchinson ... expedition to an unclimbed,mountain in the name of cancer ... expedition. The inaugural Climb to Conquer Cancer, performed ...
... QMed, Inc.,(Nasdaq: QMED ) today announced it ... August 31, 2007 revenue of approximately $10.8 million and,$26.6 ... $13 million,respectively. The Company,s cash position as of August ... Jane Murray, president and CEO, said, "During the ...
... Edition Strawberry Jelly Krimpets Will Benefit Online ... for Breast Cancer Support and Information, PHILADELPHIA, Sept. ... philanthropic product offering, the,Tastykake Strawberry Jelly Krimpet. 10% of ... will be donated to breastcancer.org, a,Narberth, Pennsylvania based online ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CIGNA Behavioral Health Offers Members Online Provider Profiles 2Health News:Loss of gene leads to protein splicing and buildup of toxic proteins in neurons 2Health News:Kroger 'Pink Tag' Campaign to Raise $2.5 Million for Breast Cancer Awareness in October 2Health News:Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Announces the First-Ever Expedition to an Unclimbed Mountain in the Name of Cancer Research 2Health News:QMed, Inc. Comments on Estimated 3rd Quarter Results & Medical Expense Ratio; Sets 2008 Revenue Guidance for Medicare SNPs at $88-95 Million 2Health News:QMed, Inc. Comments on Estimated 3rd Quarter Results & Medical Expense Ratio; Sets 2008 Revenue Guidance for Medicare SNPs at $88-95 Million 3Health News:Tasty Baking Company Launches New Krimpet to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Through a Partnership with Breastcancer.Org 2Health News:Tasty Baking Company Launches New Krimpet to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Through a Partnership with Breastcancer.Org 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... HARRISBURG, Pa. , Jan. 14, 2014 Dynamic Healthcare ... ("GMH"), announced today that it acquired Progressive Home Medical Equipment, ... January 7, 2014. The terms of the acquisition were not ... medical equipment ("DME") company providing a wide range of sleep, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... LEESBURG, Va. , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical ... in Leesburg, Virginia is the first in ... hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Dr. Susan M. Barnes ... years. Dr. Barnes and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NineSigma , Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations ... May 14-16, 2014 at the Global Center for Health ... This is the premier industry event for ... open innovation. Participants will learn how world-changing innovation is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 3Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC ... the needle-free Symphony(TM) tCGM System as a non-invasive, ... the Prelude(TM) SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, ... to the development of its needle-free Symphony tCGM ...
... MILAN, October 29 Mirial has just released ... which explains in details the benefits of Telehealth and ... , Widening the original scope ... Telehealth is meant to support also the preventive,and promotive ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Announces Significant Advance in Development of its One-Piece, Needle Free Symphony tCGM Biosensor 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Significant Advance in Development of its One-Piece, Needle Free Symphony tCGM Biosensor 3Whitepaper From Mirial Explains how Visual Communication Technology can Improve Healthcare Services 2
... The ACS:180 SE is a ... PLUS, consisting of important physical ... simplify routine operation and increase ... the "Next Generation" ACS:180. The ...
... wide range of Platelet aggregometers allows ... meet particular needs. Single, dual and ... chart recorder outputs or digital computer ... Optical aggregometers, which measure platelet aggregation ...
... you in achieving improved cost efficiency ... to cut costs is constantly increasing. ... eliminate unnecessary manual interactions. Ensuring security ... control mechanisms like pipetting integrity check. ...
... Advia 2400 has minimal ... (as low as 2 ... (40 L/hour) thus maximizing ... universal rack handler facilitates ...
Medicine Products: