Tourette Syndrome and Its Comorbidities

This course will define Tourette syndrome, review the diagnostic criteria and review expected comorbidities.

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Neuropsychologists, Critical Care and Neuroscience Nurses, Neurosurgery Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, as well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the epidemiology of Tourette syndrome, and recognize core clinical features associated with this syndrome.
  • Describe optimal therapeutic options for Tourette syndrome that will minimize any complications caused by comorbidities and their relevance.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Hoekstra, P. J., Steenhuis, M. P., Troost, P. W., Korf, J., Kallenberg, C. G., & Minderaa, R. B. (2004). Relative contribution of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic severity to social and behavioral problems in tic disorders. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 25(4), 272-279.
  • Bohlhalter, S., Goldfine, A., Matteson, S., Garraux, G., Hanakawa, T., Kansaku, K., ... & Hallett, M. (2006). Neural correlates of tic generation in Tourette syndrome: an event-related functional MRI study. Brain, 129(8), 2029-2037.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
02/01/2022

Jorge L. Juncos, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
Neurologist, Emory Clinic
Atlanta, Georgia

Jorge L. Juncos, M.D., indicated that he receives grant/research support from US World Meds, Adamas, Abbvie and Synovium, and serves as a consultant to Acadia Pharmaceuticals and Psydon. Also, Dr. Juncos is medical advisor of Tics of Georgia and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association of Georgia, and is on the advisory board of the Parkinson’s Disease Gladiators. Dr. Juncos receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

PLANNING COMMITTEE 

Kevin Abrams, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant and shareholder with Keystone Heart.

Kiwon Lee, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Microvention/Terumo, Medtronic, Penumbra and Cerenovus, and on the speakers bureau for Microvention/Terumo, Medtronic and Penumbra. He is a proctor for Medtronic. Dr. Dabus is also a shareholder with Surpass Medical/Stryker, Medina/Medtronic, InNeuro Co and Three Rivers Medical. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Daniel D’Amour, M.D., Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., Karel Fuentes, M.D., Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., Ph.D., Kunal Patel, M.S., Amy K. Starosciak, Ph.D., and Jayme Strauss, R.N., MSN, indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

Bruno V. Gallo, M.D., indicated that he is on speakers bureau for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. He receives grant support for Medtronic International, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo-SmithKline and St. Jude Medical, Inc. Dr. Gallo serves as a consultant for Cyberonics, Teva Pharmaceuticals, St. Jude Medical, ONS Inc. and Sugimon LLC. 

Italo Linfante, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Medtronic, Stryker and Penumbra. He is a stockholder with InNeuro Co.

Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., indicated that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Sunovion and UCB Pharmaceuticals.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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