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Mayo Clinic Neurosciences Physician Update e-Edition
July 2014
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Patient Care

Flow diversion emerges as the treatment of choice for some complex aneurysms
Less invasive flow diverters provide another tool in situations where all other treatments for unruptured cerebral aneurysms are inadequate, fail or pose too many risks.

Simulation centers help young neurologists and neurosurgeons build clinical expertise
In simulation centers in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, actors and mannequins help create realistic training scenarios involving neurological assessment and emergencies.


Nanoparticles show potential for delivering drugs to tumors
Researchers investigating ways to use the physical properties and characteristics of nanomaterials to diagnose and treat diseases at the molecular level see great potential in nanoparticles as a means of changing the tumor environment.

NIH-funded clinical trials enroll patients with speech and language disorders
Research studies involving patients with SLDs focus on primary progressive aphasia and primary progressive apraxia of speech in the context of neurodegenerative cognitive and motor disorders.

See all Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Practical Clinical Case-Oriented Neuro-Ophthalmology

Sept. 19-21, 2014, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Experts lecture on papilledema, pseuodapapilledma, diplopia, nystagmus and neuroradiology. Panels discuss problems including optic neuritis, neuroretinitis, neuromyelitis optica, ischemic optic neuropathy, Horner syndrome, downbeat nystagmus and myasthenia gravis. Participate in neuro-ophthalmology case presentations to experts.

6th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review

Sept. 25-27, 2014, in Amelia Island, Fla.
This course provides an update across all major areas of vascular neurology, including management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions, including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis. A neurovascular ultrasound workshop is available.

Practical Clinical Neurology Update

Oct. 20-23, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
Designed for internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, this course includes case-based presentations of a comprehensive group of neurologic disorders topics. Presentations focus on clinical evaluation and treatment of common neurologic problems. Videotapes of real and mock patients are used.

Parkinson's Disease & Other Movement Disorders for the Practitioner — 2014 — LIVE

Nov. 7-8, 2014, in Phoenix
This review focuses on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders with an emphasis on diagnosis and management issues that commonly confront the clinician. Lectures, case presentations, question-and-answer sessions and video vignettes provide comprehensive coverage. Also available:

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Cervical Spinal Stenosis
More than 5 percent of people age 50 or older may have cervical spinal stenosis that impinges on the spinal cord. In the absence of spinal cord dysfunction, however, J.D. Bartleson Jr., M.D., may recommend observation and specific steps for the avoidance of spinal cord injury.

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