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Focus of AAN Presidential Lecture: Neurologist Burnout

In case you missed it, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) was held last month (April 2017), and a big topic of conversation was neurologist burnout. “[Burnout] is an epidemic, and we need to do something about it,” said Academy president Terrence Cascino, MD, FAAN in his Presidential Lecture. Physician burnout…
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Patient Selection for Deep Brain Stimulation

Since the FDA approved deep brain stimulation (DBS) for essential tremor and Parkinson’s tremor in 1997, it has become an increasingly valuable tool in caring for patients with neurological disorders. Five years after the initial FDA approval, advanced Parkinson disease associated with motor complications was added to the list of indications, followed by dystonia in…
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The Future of Deep Brain Stimulation

While deep brain stimulation (DBS) has a short list of approved FDA indications, the list of potential uses is quite long. At the 2018 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Michael S. Okun, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Florida, discussed what the future of DBS might look like. In his presentation, Novel and…
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The Joy of Joy Rounds

Intense work environments. Packed schedules. Logistical distractions from providing care to patients. Sound familiar? These issues don’t just drive burnout. They do something else pernicious: They diminish joy—within individuals and in work environments. Neurologist Kim Hutchison has developed a way for individuals and groups to push back against this problem. She calls it Joy Rounds.…
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