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Mayo Clinic Neurosciences Physician Update e-Edition
September 2015
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Patient Care

Asleep DBS eliminates the need for microelectrode testing during surgery
In asleep deep brain stimulation (DBS), intraoperative MRI guides electrode placement for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor and other conditions. Patients do not need to remain awake during DBS to help guide electrode placement.

Updated criteria provides more accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients with NMOSD
An international panel developed new diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica, now called neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). A positive blood test for aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G antibodies eliminates the requirement for a diagnosis of optic neuritis and myelitis.


Individualized medicine helps researchers understand the pathophysiology of progressive MS
Studies of factors affecting disease progression among diverse patients and strategies for preventing axonal damage may lay the groundwork for treatments that slow or halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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International Dementia With Lewy Bodies Conference 2015

Dec. 1-4, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
International experts focus on the prodromal aspects of the disorder. Concurrently, a Patient and Care Partner Track focuses on therapies and tools that optimize quality of life for families, care partners, interested professionals and those living with dementia with Lewy bodies.

Neuro and Intensive Critical Care: Review and Hands-On Workshops 2016

May 12-14, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
Topics include central line placement, critical care ultrasound with FoCUS exam, focused cardiac and lung ultrasound, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, intracranial bolt placement, hypothermia and targeted temperature management, mechanical ventilation, and a multimodal monitoring case review.

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