December 1, 2015 AHD Objectives Concussion: 1. Describe the clinical presentation and pathophysiology of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). 2. Know the indications for imaging following traumatic brain injury. 3. Outline the systematic approach to the evaluation and diagnosis of MTBI. 4. Review the current best practices for the management and treatment of MTBI. 5. Define persistent deficits associated with post-concussion syndrome and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Peripheral Neuropathy: 1. Describe how to localize the symptoms of distal numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness to a peripheral neuropathy as opposed to a central process, nerve plexus process, multiple nerve root process, or a single nerve root process. 2. List several causes of peripheral neuropathies causing axonal injury, demyelinating injury, or mixed injuries. 3. List several blood tests that should be ordered in the basic workup of a peripheral neuropathy. 4. Describe electrodiagnostic testing and the indication for its use. Explain the limitations of nerve conduction testing and electromyography. 5. Describe the indications for nerve biopsy and skin biopsy in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy. 6. Describe the two goals of treatment of peripheral neuropathy.