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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): Neurology Topics

Acute and chronic pain

  • Transdermal fentanyl vs. morphine for treating chronic pain
  • Chronic pain issues in the elderly
  • Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules vs. oxycodone hydrochloride for treating chronic pain
  • Ketamine compared to morphine for acute pain
  • Avinza vs. MS Contin for treating chronic pain.
  • Opioids versus nonopioids for treating chronic pain
  • Oxycodone/acetaminophen and hydrocodone/acetaminophen for treating chronic pain
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Alzheimer's disease & other dementias

  • Comparing rivastigmine vs. galantamine for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing rivastigmine to donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing rivastigmine and donepezil for the treatment of dementia
  • Comparing rivastigmine, galantamine, and donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Memantine vs. donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing galantamine to donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing two concentrations of rivastigmine for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing gingko biloba vs. donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Natural versus pharmacological treatments of Alzheimer's disease
  • Comparing two dosages of rivastigmine for treating for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Weekly music interventions, in conjunction with standard clinical care for treating dementia

Back pain

  • Comparing Avinza to OxyContin therapy for treating lower back pain
  • Comparing acupuncture to local anesthetic injections in the treatment of back pain
  • Comparing bed rest to staying active (exercise) for treating low back pain
  • Comparing anterior cervical discectomy with fusion to cervical discectomy without interbody fusion
  • Discogenic back pain: comparing surgical vs. nonsurgical treatments
  •  Comparing acupuncture and local anesthesia in the treatment of back pain
  • Acupuncture versus conventional care for chronic lower back pain
  • Acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, or usual care for treating chronic lower back pain
  • Yoga versus usual care for treating lower back pain
  • Yoga versus strength training for treating lower back pain
  • Yoga versus physical therapy for treating lower back pain
  • Comparing surgery to nonoperative for treating lumbar disc herniation
  • Comparing percutaneous laser disc decompression to conventional microdiscectomy for the treatment of sciatica
  • Comparing mindfulness-based stress reduction vs cognitive behavioral therapy to treat low back pain
  • Comparing mindfulness-based stress reduction to usual care to treat low back pain.
  • Comparing cognitive behavioral therapy to usual care to treat low back pain
  • Acupuncture versus usual care for low back pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Conventional Treatment for treating Chronic Low Back Pain

Epilepsy

  • Carbamazepine versus phenobarbitone for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to phenytoin for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to carbamazepine for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to valproate for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to oxcarbazepine for treating epilepsy

General and Local Anesthetics

  • Ketamine versus morphine in pre-hospital anesthetics post-trauma
  • A Comparison of the side effects of intravenous propofol versus inhalant isoflurane for the use of anesthesia
  • Comparing midazolam vs. midazolam and ketamine in pediatric procedural sedation

Migraines

  • Topiramate vs. amitriptyline for treating migraines
  • Metoprolol vs. propranolol for treating migraines

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Oral fingolimod vs. intramuscular interferon for treating Multiple Sclerosis
  • Human placenta-derived cells (PDA-001) for treatment of adults with multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, multiple-dose study.
  • Ocrelizumab versus Interferon Beta-1a in Treating Patients with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Misc.

  • Comparing phenytoin to phenobarbitone for treating neonatal seizures
  • Comparing prednisone to cytotoxic drugs for treating lupus nephritis