News Article | February 17, 2017
BOSTON, MA, February 17, 2017-- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors has published its newest edition of Regionals Top Doctors and has selected Drasko Simovic , MD for this exclusive honor.Castle Connolly Top Doctors who are selected each year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. are first nominated by their peers in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of physicians cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Nominated physicians are then screened and selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Only physicians such as Drasko Simovic who are considered to be among the top 1% in their specialties are selected for inclusion in the Regional Top Doctors.About Drasko Simovic:Drasko Simovic, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Tufts University is a graduate of the Boston University Residency Program in Neurology. He completed two sub-specialty fellowships at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University, in Boston, MA. He is Board Certified in Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology and Disability Analysis. He is the Medical Director of EMG Laboratory, an AANEM Accredited Laboratory with Exemplary Status. His clinical and research achievements have been featured in national and international scientific and popular media.For more information on this Castle Connolly Top Doctor , please visit Drasko Simovic 's profile on www.castleconnolly.com Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s President and CEO Dr. John Connolly commented on Dr. Simovic's recognition: "Being selected for inclusion in the Regional Top Doctors is a very significant achievement given to only 1% of American physicians. The world of American doctors includes incredibly high quality medical professionals, yet some stand out. Each year we evaluate tens of thousands of peer nominations from throughout the medical community. Then our experts go even deeper to evaluate and select Top Doctors based on referred doctors' exceptional work and outstanding conduct. My congratulations to Dr. Simovic."To find out more or to contact Dr. Drasko Simovic of Boston, Lawrence & Hyannis, MA, please call 978-687-2586, or visit www.EMGlaboratory.com This press release was written by American Registry, LLC and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., with approval by and/or contributions from Drasko Simovic.Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in printed guides and online directories. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory. Learn more at http://www.castleconnolly.com American Registry, LLC, recognizes excellence in top businesses and professionals. For more information, search The Registry at http://www.americanregistry.com Contact Info:Dr. Drasko SimovicPhone: 978-687-2586Email Address: email@example.com Website: www.EMGlaboratory.com
Novotna R.,University of Hradec Kralove |
Vysata O.,University of Hradec Kralove |
Ehler E.,University of Pardubice |
Kanta M.,University of Hradec Kralove |
And 4 more authors.
Acta Neurochirurgica | Year: 2015
Background: According to some studies, peripheral nerve injury healing is prolonged in elderly patients. Compressive ulnar neuropathy in the elbow (UNE) is the second most common compressive mononeuropathy. To our knowledge, no study has investigated the effect of age on the postoperative ulnar nerve injury repair rate. Our aim was to evaluate age-related differences in the electrophysiological parameters before and approximately 100 days after operations for cubital tunnel syndrome. Methods: This retrospective study included 103 patients who underwent in situ ulnar nerve decompressions in the elbow. The included patients suffered from paraesthesia and hypoesthesia in their ulnar nerve distribution, hypertrophy, and weakening of the hand muscles, which were innervated by the ulnar nerve. Concurrently, these patients met the EGM diagnostic criteria for UNE. The age dependency on the differences between the preoperative and postoperative parameter values that were measured during the conductive studies was estimated using a regression analysis. Results: A statistically significant deceleration of the monitored parameter adaptation, which included segmental conduction velocity in the elbow area and CMAP amplitude during the above-elbow stimulation of the ulnar nerve, was found. Conclusions: Ulnar nerve injury repair in the cubital tunnel area after a UNE operation proceeds significantly slower in elderly patients. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Wien.
Gasparotti R.,University of Brescia |
Lucchetta M.,University of Padua |
Cacciavillani M.,EMG Laboratory |
Neri W.,Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital |
And 5 more authors.
Journal of Neurology | Year: 2015
Neuroimaging is increasingly used in the study of peripheral nerve diseases, and sometimes may have a pivotal role in the diagnostic process. We report on three patients with atypical chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) in whom magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nerve Ultrasound (US) were crucial for a correct diagnostic work-out. A literature review on MRI and US in acquired demyelinating polyneuropathies is also provided. Awareness of the imaging features of CIDP will assist in confirmation of the diagnosis, institution of the appropriate therapy, and prevention of inadequate or delayed treatment in atypical CIDP. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Brown D.L.,Sleep Disorders Center |
Chervin R.D.,EMG Laboratory |
Wolfe J.,University of Michigan |
Hughes R.,Sleep Disorders Center |
And 4 more authors.
Neurology | Year: 2014
Objective: This cross-sectional study of acute ischemic stroke patients examined relationships between hypoglossal nerve conduction, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and its severity. Methods: Patients within 7 days of stroke underwent nocturnal respiratory monitoring with the ApneaLink device and hypoglossal nerve conduction studies. Results: Eighteen of 52 subjects (35% [95% confidence interval: 22%, 49%]) had an abnormal hypoglossal amplitude and 23 (44%[95%confidence interval: 30%, 59%]) had an abnormal hypoglossal latency. No differences were identified in hypoglossal nerve latency or amplitude between those with (n 5 26) and without (n 5 26) significant SDB, defined by an apnea-hypopnea index 15. However, hypoglossal nerve conduction latency was associated (linear regression p , 0.05) with SDB severity as reflected by the apnea-hypopnea index. Conclusions: Acute ischemic stroke patients have a high prevalence of hypoglossal nerve dysfunction. Further studies are needed to explore whether hypoglossal nerve dysfunctionmay be a cause or consequence of SDB in stroke patients and whether this association can provide further insight into the pathophysiology of SDB in this population.
Ross M.A.,EMG Laboratory
Neurologic Clinics | Year: 2012
Electrodiagnostic studies are an important component of the evaluation of patients with suspected peripheral nerve disorders. The pattern of findings and the features that are seen on the motor and sensory nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography can help to identify the type of neuropathy, define the underlying pathophysiology (axonal or demyelinating), and ultimately help to narrow the list of possible causes. This article reviews the electrodiagnostic approach to and interpretation of findings in patients with peripheral neuropathies. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
PubMed | EMG Laboratory
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Neurologic clinics | Year: 2012
Electrodiagnostic studies are an important component of the evaluation of patients with suspected peripheral nerve disorders. The pattern of findings and the features that are seen on the motor and sensory nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography can help to identify the type of neuropathy, define the underlying pathophysiology (axonal or demyelinating), and ultimately help to narrow the list of possible causes. This article reviews the electrodiagnostic approach to and interpretation of findings in patients with peripheral neuropathies.