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Steven L. Meyers, M.D.

Steven L. Meyers, M.D.

Steven L. Meyers, M.D.

  • Locations

    NorthShore Medical Group

    9650 Gross Point Rd.
    Suite 3900
    Skokie, IL 60076
    847.570.2570 847.933.3520 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.

    NorthShore Medical Group

    920 Milwaukee Ave.
    Suite 2100
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    847.570.2570 847.933.3520 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.

    NorthShore Medical Group

    757 Park Ave. West
    Suite 2850
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847.570.2570 847.933.3520 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
  • Publications
    • The cingulate cortex of older adults with excellent memory capacity.

      Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior 2017 01

      Authors: Lin F, Ren P, Mapstone M, Meyers SP, Porsteinsson A, Baran TM, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
      Memory deterioration is the earliest and most devastating cognitive deficit in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Some older adults, known as "Supernormals", maintain excellent memory. This study examined relationships between cerebral amyloid deposition and functional connectivity (FC) within the cingulate cortex (CC) and between CC and other regions involved in memory maintenance between Supernormals, healthy controls (HC), and those at risk for AD (amnestic mild cognitive impairment [MCI]). Supernormals had significantly stronger FC between anterior CC and R-hippocampus, middle CC (MCC) and L-superior temporal gyrus, and posterior CC (PCC) and R-precuneus, while weaker FC between MCC and R-middle frontal gyrus and MCC and R-thalamus than other groups. All of these FC were significantly related to memory and global cognition in all participants. Supernormals had less amyloid deposition than other groups. Relationships between global cognition and FC were stronger among amyloid positive participants. Relationships between memory and FC remained regardless of amyloid level. This revealed how CC-related neural function participates in cognitive maintenance in the presence of amyloid deposition, potentially explaining excellent cognitive function among Supernormals.
      PMID: 27930899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Quality improvement and practice-based research in neurology using the electronic medical record.

      Neurology. Clinical practice 2015 Oct

      Authors: Maraganore DM, Frigerio R, Kazmi N, Meyers SL, Sefa M, Walters SA, Silverstein JC
      We describe quality improvement and practice-based research using the electronic medical record (EMR) in a community health system-based department of neurology. Our care transformation initiative targets 10 neurologic disorders (brain tumors, epilepsy, migraine, memory disorders, mild traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, Parkinson disease, restless legs syndrome, and stroke) and brain health (risk assessments and interventions to prevent Alzheimer disease and related disorders in targeted populations). Our informatics methods include building and implementing structured clinical documentation support tools in the EMR; electronic data capture; enrollment, data quality, and descriptive reports; quality improvement projects; clinical decision support tools; subgroup-based adaptive assignments and pragmatic trials; and DNA biobanking. We are sharing EMR tools and deidentified data with other departments toward the creation of a Neurology Practice-Based Research Network. We discuss practical points to assist other clinical practices to make quality improvements and practice-based research in neurology using the EMR a reality.
      PMID: 26576324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Urinary bladder function and somatic sensitivity in vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-/- mice.

      Journal of molecular neuroscience : MN 2008 Nov

      Authors: Studeny S, Cheppudira BP, Meyers S, Balestreire EM, Apodaca G, Birder LA, Braas KM, Waschek JA, May V, Vizzard MA
      Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) is an immunomodulatory neuropeptide widely distributed in neural pathways that regulate micturition. VIP is also an endogenous anti-inflammatory agent that has been suggested for the development of therapies for inflammatory disorders. In the present study, we examined urinary bladder function and hindpaw and pelvic sensitivity in VIP(-/-) and littermate wildtype (WT) controls. We demonstrated increased bladder mass and fewer but larger urine spots on filter paper in VIP(-/-) mice. Using cystometry in conscious, unrestrained mice, VIP(-/-) mice exhibited increased void volumes and shorter intercontraction intervals with continuous intravesical infusion of saline. No differences in transepithelial resistance or water permeability were demonstrated between VIP(-/-) and WT mice; however, an increase in urea permeability was demonstrated in VIP(-/-) mice. With the induction of bladder inflammation by acute administration of cyclophosphamide, an exaggerated or prolonged bladder hyperreflexia and hindpaw and pelvic sensitivity were demonstrated in VIP(-/-) mice. The changes in bladder hyperreflexia and somatic sensitivity in VIP(-/-) mice may reflect increased expression of neurotrophins and/or proinflammatory cytokines in the urinary bladder. Thus, these changes may further regulate the neural control of micturition.
      PMID: 18561033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Liquid crystal thermography: quantitative studies of abnormalities in carpal tunnel syndrome.

      Neurology 1989 Nov

      Authors: Meyers S, Cros D, Sherry B, Vermeire P
      We performed liquid crystal thermography (LCT) in 38 normal hands and in 23 hands with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) documented by nerve conduction studies (NCS). Two of the authors unaware of the clinical situation read the 2 palmar thermograms taken at a 5-minute interval. They determined the absolute temperatures of the tip of digit 1 (D1), D2, D3, D4, D5, and of the thenar and hypothenar eminences. We calculated the temperature differences (absolute values throughout) between any 2 of these 7 sites, and computed the median index (MI = [D1 - D2] + [D1 - D3] + [D2 - D3]). Comparison of the control and CTS groups revealed greater temperature differences in CTS between D1 - D3, D1 - D4, D3 - D5, D4 - D5, and MI. There was a marked overlap between the 2 groups. Comparison of individual CTS hands with controls revealed definite thermographic abnormalities in 0 of 9 hands with mild NCS abnormalities, and in 7 of 14 hands with marked NCS abnormalities. These findings indicate that the sensitivity of LCT in CTS is low compared with NCS, and previous favorable reports concerning thermography in CTS may have been due to lack of control series or absence of quantitation.
      PMID: 2812323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Chemical changes in the cerebrospinal fluid and brain in magnesium deficiency.

      Neurology 1968 Oct

      PMID: 5748753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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