BALANCE Journal Club

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Join us on the fourth Monday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm PT to discuss global neurology and health equity topics. All faculty, trainees, and staff are welcome!

The BALANCE Journal Club focuses on articles related to health and health care disparities and health equity in neurology and neuroscience. The goal of the journal club is to facilitate conversations in a safe space around best practices, challenges, and more in working toward neurologic health equity in the US and globally.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Stroke Belt birth state and late-life cognition in the Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans (STAR)

George et al. Ann Epidemiol. 2021;64:26-32. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.09.001. PMID: 34509621

Monday, November 28, 2022

Rural-Urban Disparities in Diagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia

Xu et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(8):e2225805. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.25805

Monday, October 24, 2022

‘I Am Not The Doctor For You’: Physicians’ Attitudes About Caring For People With Disabilities

Lagu, et al. Health Affairs 2022 41:10, 1387-1395

Monday, September 26, 2022

Racial Differences in Treatment Among Patients with Acute Headache Evaluated in the Emergency Department and Discharged Home

Nelson et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 May 28;60:45-49. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35905601

Monday, August 22, 2022

Geographic Disparities in Stroke Outcomes and Service Access

Thompson et al. Neurology 2022;99(4):e414-e426. PMID 35623890

Monday, July 25, 2022

Association of Ambient Particulate Matter Pollution of Different Sizes With In-Hospital Case Fatality Among Stroke Patients in China

Cai et al. Neurology 2022 May 25. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35613931


Monday, June 27, 2022

Strategies for the Diagnosis and Management of Meningitis in HIV-infected Adults in Resource Limited Settings

Bremer et al. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2021;22(15):2053-2070. PMID: 34154509

Monday, May 23, 2022

Factors Associated With, and Mitigation Strategies for, Health Care Disparities Faced by Patients With Headache Disorders

Kiarashi et al. Neurology 2021;97(6):280-289. PMID: 34108270

Monday, April 25, 2022

Biological and Social Determinants of Hypertension Severity Before vs After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Abramson et al. Neurology 2022;98(13):e1349-e1360. PMID: 35131909

Monday, March 28, 2022

Assessment of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Timeliness and Comprehensiveness of Dementia Diagnosis in California

Tsoy et al. JAMA Neurol 2021;78(6):657-665. PMID: 33779684 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Global Differences in Risk Factors, Etiology, and Outcome of Ischemic Stroke in Young Adults-A Worldwide Meta-analysis: The GOAL Initiative

Jacob et al. Neurology 2022;98:e573-e588. PMID: 34906974.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Challenges and opportunities caring for neurology outpatients across language differences

Tran et al. Neurol Clin Pract 2019 Jun;9(3):208-217. PMID 31341708.