The Department of Neurology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center supports and participates in various original research efforts. These efforts include investigator-initiated drug or device trials, observational studies, questionnaire studies, outcome studies, case reports and retrospective reviews. The results of these original projects are often published in peer reviewed journals or as book chapters.
Fournier CN, Kalra A, Lachance DH, Zarwan C, Srinivasan J. ANNA-1 (anti-Hu) associated sensory neuronopathy with malignant mixed mullerian tumor. Muscle Nerve. 2013 May;47(5):776-7.
Russell JA, Heiman-Patterson T, Armon C. Neurological assessment and management. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Patient Care Guide for Clinicians. Bedlack RS and Mitsumoto H ed. Demos Medical , NY 2013
David J. Libon, Melissa Lamar, Catherine C. Price, Kelly Davis Garrett, Tania Giovannetti, Lisa Delano-Wood, Dana L., Penney, Joel Eppig, Christine Nieves, Mark W. Bondi, & Rod Swenson. The Dysexecutive Syndrome Associated with Alzheimer/Vascular Spectrum Dementia Syndromes and Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Analysis of Process and Errors. The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide edited by Lee Ashendorf, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon, 2013.
Kelly Davis Garrett, Catherine C. Price, Melissa Lamar, Tania Giovannetti, Lisa Delano-Wood, Dana L. Penney, Rod Swenson, Mark W. Bondi, Dean Delis, & David J. Libon. Assessing Verbal Serial Learning: The California Verbal Learning Test and The Philadelphia (Repeatable) Verbal Learning Test. The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide edited by Lee Ashendorf, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon, 2013.
Laura J. Grande, James L. Rudolph, Randall Davis, Dana L. Penney, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon, & William Milberg. Clock Drawing: Standing the Test of Time. The Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide edited by Lee Ashendorf, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon, 2013.
Karakis I, Gregas M, Darras BT, Kang PB, Jones HR. "Clinical correlates of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in patients with pes cavus deformities." Muscle Nerve. 2013 Apr;47(4):488-92.
Past publications by Lahey Hospital & Medical Center neurology staff in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Complete articles or abstracts may be available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/.
Physicians from the Department of Neurology also regularly present preliminary or final results of their original research in the format of poster presentations at peer reviewed neurological meetings often hosted by international professional associations or organizations, including the highly regarded annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and American Neurological Association.
17th International Congress of Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders
23rd Meeting of the European Neurological Society (ENS)
6th International Society of Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (VAS COG)
2013 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) & the Fifth Cooperative Meeting with Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)
The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Previously presented posters from 2009-2011.
Clinical Trial Results
Clinical drug and device trials sponsored by pharamceutical and biotechnology companies are regularly conducted in the department of neurology at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Once the results of these trials are finalized they are published in peer reviewed journals, and results may also be found on www.clinicaltrials.gov.
Results of the NINDS and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine sponsored CombiRx clinical trial, “A Multicenter Double-Blind Randomized Study Comparing the Combined Use of Interferon Beta-1a and Glatiramer Acetate to Either Agent Alone in Patients with RRMS”, were published in the February 2013 journal of Annals of Neurology (Lublin FD, Cofield SS, Cutter GR, Conwit R, Narayana PA, Nelson F, Salter AR, Gustafson T, Wolinsky JS; for the CombiRx Investigators. Randomized study combining interferon & glatiramer acetate in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2013 Feb 19.)
Ann Camac, MD was the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center principal investigator and a total of 10 Lahey patients were enrolled into the trial.
RESEARCH IN NEUROLOGY
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines program has again awarded Lahey Clinic’s stroke service the Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award.