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Drs. Robert Kaniecki, Neil Busis, and David Lacomis each present in this presentation of Neurology for the Medical Practitioner. These experts will present updates on various topics, including headache update 2015, encephalopathy (Delirium), Statin Myopathies.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Reduce psychoactive drugs whenever possible in hospitalized elderly patients.
  • Participants will be able to select appropriate treatments for acute attacks of migraine
  • Increase patient outcomes by recognizing patients at higher risk for statin myopathy 

Reading Resources:

  1. Inouye SK, Westendorp RG, Saczynski JS. Delirium in elderly people. Lancet. 2014 Mar 8;383(9920):911-22.
  2. Kalish VB, Gillham JE, Unwin BK. Delirium in older persons: evaluation and management. Am Fam Physician. 2014 Aug 1;90(3):150-8.
  3. Marcantonio ER, Ngo LH, O'Connor M, Jones RN, Crane PK, Metzger ED, Inouye SK. 3D-CAM: derivation and validation of a 3-minute diagnostic interview for CAM-defined delirium: a cross-sectional diagnostic test study. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 21;161(8):554-61.


Drs. Busis and Kaniecki have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

Dr. Lacomis has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: Author for UpToDate

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.15) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 9/25/2015 | Last Modified On: 9/25/2015 | Expires: 9/29/2016

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