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Web-based program optimizes stroke care in rural areas

...chols III and Robert J. Adams; Dr. Sung Bae Lee, a neurology resident at the Mayo Clinic; Davinder Ramsingh, MC...ardue, a nurse and assistant clinical professor of neurology at MCG. A patent for REACH system has been filed by the MCG Office of Technology Transfer and Econo...

Study confirms benefits of hemispherectomy surgery

...ohn M. Freeman, all of the department of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. (Dr. Avellino is now on the faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.)...

Unusual form of memory loss often confused for Alzheimer's disease

...sychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and professor of neurology at the Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern University. Mesulam described, for example, primary progressive aphasia, an unusual dementia of unknown cause that is characte...

Cognitive impairment worse than expected in seniors, says University of Pittsburgh study

...hored by Oscar Lopez, M.D., associate professor of neurology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lopez's resea...iversity of La Plata, Argentina, and he trained in neurology in Buenos Aires. Dr. Lopez completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at the University of Pittsbur...

Medication 'wearing off' a bigger problem for Parkinson's patients than physicians may realize

...requency of end-of-dose 'wearing off' in a general neurology practice is unknown, and no specific tools exist to aid clinical diagnoses of its signs and symptoms," said Dr. Hauser. "Because there are new medications available that can help to improve symptom control throughout more of the day, it is important...

Stroke treatment may come from physiological determinations not time frame, says Pitt

...s led by Tudor Jovin, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine...eurology, Lawrence R. Wechsler, M.D., professor of neurology and director of the UPMC Stroke Institute and Emanuel Kanal, M.D., professor of radiology. Stroke is...

OHSU doctors use 'putty' to prevent hemorrhagic stroke

...trial for Onyx. Wayne M. Clark, M.D., professor of neurology in OHSU's School of Medicine and the Dotter Interventional Institute, as well as the Oregon Stroke Center's director, is the principal investigator of a study that will compare the Onyx procedure with other aneurysm treatments, such as coiling. Using...

Summa Health System improves stroke care using ace model of care

...The renovations included the addition of a six-bed neurology step-down unit. Other features of the renovation included a home-like lounge, with comfortable furniture and a kitchen like setting that encourages early rehabilitative care and social interaction; a private consultation room, where patients, their ...

UK trial results on value of cannabis for multiple sclerosis patients

...lege Hospitals, London. The trial that involved 33 neurology and rehabilitation centres across the UK was funded by the MRC and supported by the MS Society. The three year trial of more than 600 patients from across the UK set out to look at whether cannabinoids can reduce muscle stiffness, known as spasticity...

Rochester chosen to focus on rare neurological diseases

...th these three disorders. Griggs notes that within neurology alone, more than 50 diseases are known to arise fr... in the nation in NIH funding among medical school neurology departments. Less than a month ago, the department was also named by NIH as one of three newly creat...

Researchers to develop new drug to treat myasthenia gravis

...ent), genomic analysis (John Porter, Ph.D., in the neurology department), eye movement control (John Stahl, M.D., Ph.D., in the neurology department) to the question of understanding myasthenia gravis (Kaminski) and drug development (Char...

Better brain imaging helps surgeons avoid damage to language functions

...ology; Richard D. Wetzel, professor of psychiatry, neurology and neurological surgery; Hrayr P. Attarian, assistant professor of neurology; and Christopher J. Moran, professor of neuroradiology; all of the Washington University School of Medicine....

Hassle-free stroke prevention offered by new drug, Stanford researcher says

...on therapy," said Gregory Albers, MD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences and director of the Stanford Stroke Center. Albers was a member of the steering committee that designed and directed the trial.Results from the 3,407-person international phase of the study will be published in the Nov. 22 i...

Brain's 'daydream' network offers detection for Alzheimer's diagnosis

...ogy in Arts and Sciences and/or the departments of neurology and radiology in the School of Medicine. Raichle, a pioneer in the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to image changes in brain activity, has been an advocate for more research into brain deactivations, a process by which the brain reduces ac...

Age-related muscle loss linked to protein interplay, says Stanford researcher

...said Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences and an investigator at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. The work will be published in the Nov. 28 issue of Science . Rando and postdoctoral scholar Irina Conboy, PhD, focused their attention on a group of ...

Northwestern Memorial enrolling participants in two trials on new drug to fight deadly cancer

...ardiothoracic and vascular care, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and women's health. Northwestern Memorial was ranked as the nation's 5th best hospital by the 2002 Consumer Checkbook survey of the nation's physicians and is listed in the majority ...

Keeping grandma safe and healthy with biosensors

...earchers. Pavel, Jeffrey Kaye, Ph.D., professor of neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine, and director of th...ude: Katherine Wild, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine, who will lead the cognitive testing and evaluate the effects of deme...

The evolving management of migraine

... of the Jefferson Headache Center and professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, an... Medical Association media briefing on advances in neurology . About 25 to 30 million Americans experience migraine headaches and many more are undiagnosed. Mig...

Imaging children with ADHD

... Medical Association media briefing on advances in neurology in New York. "Children with ADHD have problems tha...mportant to understand and identify the underlying neurology of ADHD so that children with ADHD can be appropriately treated. There are real deficients these ar...

National study seeks cause of baffling, fatal disorder called multiple system atrophy

...ontinuous pushing, Suzanne was seen by the head of neurology at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, who conducted several tests, which he sent to the Mayo Clinic for an opinion. All doctors involved came to the same conclusion; Suzanne had MSA. Today, Suzanne is confined to a wheelchair. Unable to move ...

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