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Optical technique studies brain activity without surgery on skull
...ibers to a persons head. The light penetrates the skull
where it assesses the brains oxygen level and blood volume. The scattered light is then collected by optical fibers, sent to detectors and analyzed by a computer. By examining how much of the light is scattered and how much is absorbed, Gratton and ...
Studies: delay in seeking stroke treatment can lead to death, permanent impairment
...arachnoid hemorrhage, involves bleeding inside the skull
and could be made much worse with tPA therapy. Morris recommended that hospitals and EMS personnel improve training and establish standard procedures -- and in larger hospitals special teams -- for processing possible stroke patients as quickly as ...
Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to host fourth annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium
... advanced technology and procedures in the area of skull
base surgery will be the focus of attention at the...orld's most highly renowned experts in the area of skull
base surgery. Topics to be covered at the three-day conference include pituitary tumors, fully endos...
UI-led study indicates surgery is the best treatment for severe Bell's palsy paralysis
...st makes a bone "window" byremoving a piece of the skull
on the side of the head. The region where thefacial nerve is tightly encased with bone is exposed using microscopicdissection and a micro-drill. Relieving the constricted portion of the nerveallows earlier recovery and improved outcome. "Many physic...
Fully endoscopic micro-surgery puts a former Jr. Olympic athlete back on the marathon trail
...ry, we can arrange interviews with Ken and withhis skull
base surgeon, Hrayr Shahinian, M.D., Director of the Skull BaseInstitute. We have (BETA) b-roll of this type of surgery, as well as stillphotos of it. Ken is also willing to work with you on a long-term basis if youwould like to cover his training fo...
12-year-old Oregon girl is first child to receive new bone growth material in her skull
...o school in order to protect the softtissue of her skull
where holes in the bone have formed. Physicians a...for many years. "Emily can't wait till more of her skull
has grown in and the day comes when shecan go to school without the pink helmet," says Sheri Ficek, ...
Comprehensive pituitary center at Cedars-Sinai brings together under one roof
medical, surgical, research and other components
...h some ofthe most advanced and innovative types of skull
base surgery available today. Inaddition to clinic...dge of medicine today. One of the country'spremier skull
base surgeons, he is one of only a handful of physicians in theUnited States to use a fully endoscop...
'Glitches' discovered and fixed in animal study make surgery for human pituitary tumors quicker, safer and less painful
...the body. It is situated in a cup-like area of the skull
called thesella turcica, behind and above the sphe...ched the glandby making a hole in the front of the skull
or going through the sphenoid bone atthe base of the skull. Although the 'transcranial' approach is ...
NASA Uses EAI Software In Groundbreaking Medical Application
...pants canmanipulate 3Dimages of a patient's heart, skull
and other body parts forconsultation,diagnosis and treatment planning. Physicians at these remote locationswillbe able to see these procedures-in 3D-as they are performed in realtime. "EAI is excited to play a significant role in NASA's revolutionar...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...o surgery received four small cosmetic holesin the skull
that looked like those made for the implant therapy but which didnot penetrate the brain or its tough protective membrane, called the dura. Allpatients were informed of the risks of the surgery and the possibility that theymight initially be in the ...
Patient Workshop On Trigeminal Neuralgia Scheduled
...ly moderately effective,but recent advancements in skull
base surgery have resulted in treatments thatcan eliminate pain immediately and permanently. The Jan. 23 presentation is hosted by the Medical Center's Skull Base Instituteand will include the latest in treatment options and symptom management, as we...
Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient
...ached six small metal markers tothe outside of the skull
to enable the computer to localize the catheter (seeattached backgrounder). Dacey then viewed magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the patient'sbrain on the screen of a computer console. The 3-D views and virtual slicesthrough the brain allowe...
Cedars-Sinai Medical News Tips
...w, however, thanks to a highly specialized type of skull
basebrain surgery known as Microvascular Decompression, sufferers can getimmediate relief. Interview: Hrayr K. Shahinian, M.D., and two patients BABIES WITH CROSSED EYES SOUGHT FOR NATIONWIDE CONGENITAL ESOTROPIA STUDY 200 babies (age 9 to 17 week...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...rgeoninjects these cells through an opening of the skull
smaller than a pea. Afterinjection, the opening is closed with one stitch. The patient goes home the next morning. Follow-up assessments for safety and efficacy will be done at 1, 2, 4,8, 12, 16, 24, and 36 weeks. Beginning with the 12-mon...
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