Tag: "neurosurgeons" at medical news
Barrow receives a $515,227 grant from NIH
...y. Within the next three years, researchers and neurosurgeons
at Barrow will use the grant to create a computerized planning tool for spine surgery. The system will convert a patient's CT scan into a computerized model and perform a virtual surgery on a computer. "This technology represents the cutting-edge o...
Children's Hospital Boston neurosurgeons to perform brain tumor removal during live Web cast
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, neurosurgeons
at Children's Hospital Boston will remove a brain ...de which areas of the tumor can safely be removed, neurosurgeons
use the technique of brain mapping. "The cutting edge of neurosurgery is to identify and remove as ...
Preoperative brain mapping alters tumor surgery
...ior to surgery. "In patients who underwent fMRI, neurosurgeons
estimated that more tumor was removed at surgery, ...acquire the images, took less than one hour. The neurosurgeons
who referred the patients for fMRI were given questionnaires to answer before and after fMRI to dete...
Pauletta and Denzel Washington to present Cedars-Sinai neuroscience scholarships June 7
... work under the direction of respected physicians, neurosurgeons
and scientists, and prepare a scientific abstract or paper to submit to a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery organization. This year's scholarship recipients are Freya Elena Marshall, of Sierra Madre, a medical student at Meharry Medical C...
M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment
...cal surgical approach differs from the majority of neurosurgeons
who partially cut, or suction, tumors out of the brain in the belief that it is impossible to remove all of the tumor without harming the patient. "In fact, the brain is amazing, because it is possible to remove a portion of it without affect...
Bold three-stage brain operation for intractable seizures appears promising
...here seizures begin. To overcome this problem, neurosurgeons
place electrodes directly on the brain itself, which requires removing a portion of the bony cranium and cutting through the dura mater, the tough fibrous tissue covering the brain. The implanted grid of electrodes, attached to an EEG machine, is use...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for December 2005
...gical training program that is designed to produce neurosurgeons
who are as skilled in the research laboratory as they are in the operating room. CEDARS-SINAI PARTNERS WITH THE VETERANS AFFAIRS GREATER LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO EXPAND ITS INTERNAL MEDICINE TRAINING PROGRAM As residency programs face incr...
Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders
...ence atlas onto the patient's brain scan. When the neurosurgeons
have used the system's predictions, they have hit the target area on the first insertion two out of three times, compared with one out of five times when working without it. "Now, with the use of the atlas, what we are basically doing is plugging the...
Advances in brain imaging for epilepsy
...ng (MRI) are under investigation as tools to guide neurosurgeons
to areas of the brain where epileptic seizures originate. Theodore and colleagues at NINDS have found, in their pilot study, that a marker for serotonin systems was able to identify epilepsy-generating brain areas even in a patient with a normal MRI...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...tion technology currently available in the region, neurosurgeons
and radiation oncologists at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia have for the first time wrapped beams of radiation around a patient's spine, relieving pain from several cancerous tumors th...
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...s experience will benefit others, neurologists and neurosurgeons
at UVa are participating in a multicenter clinical...ery Program at UVa. During epilepsy surgery, neurosurgeons
open the cranium and remove the part of the brain where the seizures are located. In a temporal lobe...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...al devices. The research was presented to leading neurosurgeons
at the 73rd annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The research, which examined 372 stroke patients, is significant because it allows doctors to customize stroke treatments based on the degree of brain death, instead of ...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...ress this with a classification system, giving the neurosurgeons
more information on how to proceed with these challenging cases, Lawton said. "There is little time to waste when a patient presents with an aneurysm," Lawton said. "The classification scheme may provide important preoperative guidance to neurosurgeo...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...w of 2,546 patients under age 19 seen by pediatric neurosurgeons
at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta betwe...ated head injury, Dr. Rahimi says. In these cases, neurosurgeons
piece the skull back together with titanium screws and plates and monitor the children for potential...