AANEM Education News Express

AANEM News Express

Nandedkar to Provide Free EMG-NCS Materials During COVID-19 Crisis

    3/20/2020
AANEM’s partners at Nandedkar Productions, LLC, have decided to provide FREE access to all educational materials AANEM and Nandedkar has ever produced together through May. Read this article for instructions on how to access these materials!

Submit an Abstract for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America’s 2020 Scientific Session

    3/19/2020
The abstract submission window has officially opened for the 2020 Scientific Session of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. (MGFA). This year’s deadline is June 11, 2020.

Science News: Heteronymous H Reflex in Temporal Muscle as a Sign of Hyperexcitability in ALS Patients

    3/10/2020
Submitted by Elliot Bodofsky, MD
Edited by Clark Pinyan, MD


This article outlines a new electrodiagnostic technique for early diagnosis amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a common severe disorder in electrodiagnostic practice. 

2020 Wake Forest/AANEM Neuromuscular Ultrasound Workshop POSTPONED to May 2021

    3/10/2020
The 
Wake Forest/AANEM NM US Workshop, originally planned for June 25-26, 2020, has been postponed until May 13-14, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Science News: Relative Contributions of Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease to Neuropathy Development in Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

    2/24/2020
Submitted by Elliot Bodofsky, MD
Edited by Clark Pinyan, MD


This article proves that the neuropathy associated with DKD is worse than seen with DM or renal disease alone, and that NCS is helpful as part of TNS criteria. Readers will better understand the pathology of a common cause of peripheral neuropathy in clinical neurophysiology practice, and the importance of NCS testing.

Science News: Frequency and Risk Factors for Prolonged Opioid Prescriptions After Surgery for Brachial Plexus Injury

    2/10/2020
Submitted by Rebecca O'Bryan, MD
Edited by Clark Pinyan, MD


This article reports the results of an extensive retrospective analysis of data for 1,936 patients that underwent surgery for a brachial plexus injury (BPI) investigating potential identifiable risk factors for prolonged opioid use postoperatively.


Science News: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Potential Early, Red-Flag Sign of Amyloidosis

    1/23/2020
Submitted by Rebecca O'Bryan, MD
Edited by Clark Pinyan, MD


This article reports on the clinical significance of certain presentations of carpal tunnel syndrome as they relate to the potential earlier diagnosis of amyloidosis in patients with systemic disease. Due to the importance of diagnosing systemic amyloidosis (either light chain or transthyretin), a high index of suspicion is vital in identification and early treatment of these patients.

Muscle & Nerve Reveals Top 5 Downloaded Articles of 2019

    1/10/2020
Muscle & Nerve recently unveiled the most popular articles of 2019.

Science News: Degree of Agreement between Electrodiagnostic Testing and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Brachial Plexopathy

    1/9/2020
Submitted by Rebecca O'Bryan, MD
Edited by Clark Pinyan, MD


This article reports the findings of a retrospective analysis of 69 patients with symptoms of brachial plexopathy of various etiologies to investigate the degree of agreement between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electrodiagnostic testing (EDX). Of the 69 patients reviewed, 12 were excluded due to diagnoses of other diseases during the assessment, or due to lack of evidence to support the diagnosis on either test (EDX or MRI).


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