Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury on Agenda at Department of Defense Meeting

By February 26, 2018

February 25, 2018

SpecialtyCare’s Alex Razumovsky, PhD, FAHA, Vice President and Director, NeuroCare, has been invited to share his expertise with attendees of the 2017 International Blast Injury State of the Science Meeting in March. The special focus of the meeting will be “The Neurological Effects of Repeated Exposure to Military Occupational Blast: Implications for Prevention and Health.” Dr. Razumovsky will present a poster on “Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound (TCD) as a Quantitative Biomarker in Evaluation of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.” The meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office.

Dr. Razumovsky will also be attending the 23rd Meeting of The European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics in Prague, Czech Republic, April 13-16, 2018. He will be part of the faculty for a hands-on teaching course on TCD, and also will present “Traumatic Brain Injury and Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound” as part of a scientific session.

At the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) held earlier this month, Dr. Razumovsky served on the faculty for the Neurosonology Hands-on Workshop, which included hands-on and Q&A sessions in carotid/vertebral duplex and specific TCD techniques, emboli detection, right-to-left shunt detection, and assessment of vasomotor reactivity. He served as course director for “Current Topics in Neurosonology,” a program that gave attendees a comprehensive update on carotid duplex TCD clinical applications for critical care patients with cardiovascular disease and included a presentation by Dr. Razumovsky on the role of TCD in traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Dr. Razumovsky served as course director for “Launching Neurovascular Sonographer (NVS) Credential” and discussed the neurovascular sonographer exam. For his dedication to advancing the practice of neurosonology, Dr. Razumovsky received the Volunteer Member Award from the ASN.

Dr. Razumovsky presented “TCD for Beginners:  Role of TCD in the Operating Room” at the recent 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring.  Other SpecialtyCare team members sharing their expertise at the event included Anthony Sestokas, PhD, DABNM, FASNM (pediatric neurosurgical procedures), Matthew Eccher, MD, MS (cortical mapping), and W. Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM and Tom Epplin-Zapf, MS, MA, CNIM (endovascular surgeries).

We are grateful to Dr. Razumovsky and all of our experts who exemplify SpecialtyCare’s commitment to improving patient outcomes through evidence-based care and teaching.


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