CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology – Volume 23 , Issue 3 – Neurology of Systemic Disease

June 24, 2017



Learing Objectives
Upon completion of this Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Neurology of Systemic Disease
issue, participants will be able to:


• Discuss the most commonly described autoimmune neurologic conditions affecting the central
nervous system and develop an approach to the diagnostic workup of patients presenting with central
nervous system symptoms or signs that could be immune mediated, either paraneoplastic or
idiopathic, to guide therapeutic decision making

• Discuss neurologic complications of cardiac and aortic disease

• Discuss the neurologic complications of lymphoma, leukemia, and paraproteinemic disorders,
recognize the clinical presentation and imaging findings of these diseases, and apply appropriate

• Diagnose rheumatologic disorders associated with neurologic manifestations and recognize possible
neurologic complications of treatment of rheumatologic disease

• Describe the overlap between renal disease and the nervous system, including genetically
determined and acquired diseases affecting both organ systems and the effects of kidney failure and
dialysis on the nervous system

• Discuss the range of neurologic symptoms that may develop in selected gastrointestinal disease

• Diagnose and manage neurologic problems that may arise in association with diseases of the liver

• Identify the neurologic manifestations of endocrine emergencies and formulate the appropriate
diagnostic evaluation and medical management of these clinical entities

• Recognize common causes of neurologic dysfunction at various intervals following hematopoietic
cell transplantation and solid organ transplantation and design comprehensive
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diagnostic strategies for potential infections, drug complications, strokes, seizures, and
autoimmune sequelae of transplantation

• Diagnose and manage patients with neurologic manifestations of various nutrient deficiencies

• Recognize and treat neurologic complications of environmental injuries

• Define medical error and describe the ethical rationale for reporting medical errors and
disclosing them to patients and families

• Discuss potential safety risks that arise as patients transition from an inpatient to an
outpatient care setting and methods to decrease risks and improve the quality of patient care
during the transition period

Core Competencies
This Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Neurology of Systemic Disease issue covers the
following core competencies:
• Patient Care
• Medical Knowledge
• Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
• Interpersonal and Communication Skills
• Professionalism
• Systems-Based Practice



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