The issue of aging physicians poses serious challenges to the medical profession, with concerns that judgment or skills might decline with age.
Delirium is highly prevalent in critical care, especially among elderly patients and individuals with dementia. Although rates vary widely across studies, findings suggest delirium affects more than 15% of hospitalized patients. For additional discussion regarding this topic, Neurology Advisor interviewed Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACP, FACLP, clinical vice chair of psychiatry and psychology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
The authors highlight what is known about the development of new daily persistent headache (NDPH), explain how to diagnose and manage patients with NDPH, and discuss possible future therapies.
AAN has issued a practice guideline update for vaccine-preventable infections and immunizations for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). A subcommittee of the AAN — tasked with developing, disseminating and implementing these guidelines — found improvements and additions to the recommendations previously issued in 2002.
Clinicians can manage their emotions and behaviors to meet the challenges of working productively with sometimes abrasive and argumentative patients.
A particular challenge in this population is the effective management of migraine during pregnancy and lactation while minimizing the risk for harm to the fetus.