Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review by Dr. Sara J. Cuccurullo MD

By Dr. Sara J. Cuccurullo MD

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The overriding principle of the ABPMR MOC program is to evaluate the six basic competencies through implementation of the four components. This practice will evolve into a continuous process of lifelong learning and self-assessment, which stresses the adult learning concepts of self-direction, knowledge-into-action, practical content, self-discovery, and incorporation of knowledge and skills into the practice. MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Component I: Professional Standing In order to maintain ABPMR certification, diplomates must hold a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada.

Locked-in syndrome: tetraparesis with patients only able to move eyes vertically or blink. The patient remains fully conscious secondary to sparing of the reticular activating system. It is caused by bilateral lesions of the ventral pons (basilar artery occlusion). Some degree of paresis accompanies nearly all cases of basilar artery occlusion. TABLE 1–4 Neuroanatomical Locations of Lacunar Infarction Syndromes Lacunar Syndrome Anatomical Location 1. Pure motor hemiplegia – Weakness involving face, arm, and leg; no sensory deficits, aphasia, or parietal signs Posterior limb of internal capsule (supplied by the lenticular striate artery) Corona radiata Pons 2.

Carotid Ultrasound • Real time B-mode imaging; direct Doppler examination. Screening test for carotid stenosis; identification of ulcerative plaques less certain. Useful in following patients for progression of stenosis. 4. Transcranial Doppler • Low-frequency Doppler sound wave used to insonate basal cranial vessels through temporal bone, orbit, foramen magnum. • Velocity and direction of blood flow in all vessels of Circle of Willis may be identified. • Detects vasospasm and intracranial collateral pathways.

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