Laser surgery spares patients with brain lesions from craniotomy
At Mayo Clinic, minimally invasive laser surgery is available to treat certain brain lesions. MRI-guided laser ablation has been used to treat metastatic brain tumors and radiation necrosis for only about nine months, but preliminary results are promising.
Spinal vascular malformation may go undiagnosed
If untreated, spinal vascular malformation can result in severe disability. Early signs and symptoms often are similar to those in more common conditions. Prompt diagnosis is key to patient improvement.
Responsive neurostimulation reduces seizures in patients with focal epilepsy
A clinical trial of the treatment shows a median 53 percent reduction in seizure occurrence in patients with medically intractable focal epilepsy two years after implantation of the device.
Neuro and Intensive Critical Care: Review and Hands-on Workshops 2015
May 14-16, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.
Clinical Autonomic Quantitation Workshop 2015 Overview
Review guidelines for central line placement, critical care ultrasound including Focus exam, focused cardiac and lung for ultrasound, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, intracranial bolt placement, hypothermia and targeted temperature management, and multimodal monitoring.
May 15-17, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
Mayo Clinic Headache Symposium 2015
Programming focuses on the three autonomic function tests with current procedural terminology codes through lectures on underlying physiology, patient preparation, indications for autonomic testing and factors that affect the results of the autonomic tests. Health Care Financing Administration requirements also are discussed.
Aug. 7-9, 2015, in San Francisco
This course provides an update in the diagnosis and management of both primary and secondary headache and facial pain disorders. The format includes lectures, expert panel discussions, interactive question-and-answer sessions, hands-on injection training sessions, and small-group discussions.
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