Neuromuscular Comprehensive Review
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This continuing medical education course will enhance the clinical practice of physicians who manage patients with neuromuscular symptoms and disorders. The comprehensive review focuses on basic and advanced …
This continuing medical education course will enhance the clinical practice of physicians who manage patients with neuromuscular symptoms and disorders. The comprehensive review focuses on basic and advanced electrodiagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with actual or suspected neuromuscular disease.The groups of disorders covered include:Motor neuron diseasesPeripheral neuropathies (focal and generalized)Neuromuscular junction disordersMyopathiesLectures cover the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders as well as when to order specific laboratory and genetic tests and muscle and nerve biopsies. For each of the common and complex disorders presented, authoritative and clinically active specialists provide the benefit of their own experience and expertise. Many of the speakers have provided advice to their own professional organizations and key medical journals, and have taught specialists and generalists alike.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: Perform a history and examination in order to evaluate patients presenting with actual or suspected neuromuscular complaintsRecognize classic, possible, and unlikely neuromuscular disorders according to clinical symptomsApply current literature on electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disorders to the evaluation and management of patientsAnalyze whether laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and muscle and nerve biopsies are necessary or unnecessary for diagnosisAssess relevant treatment optionsDevelop improved competence in providing optimal care to the neuromuscular patientPredict and manage patient expectations regarding treatment, outcomes, rehabilitation, and prognosis
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