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Mayo Clinic Digestive Diseases Physician Update e-Edition
January 2014
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Patient Care

Collaboration extends epilepsy expertise to patients across Arizona
Mayo Clinic specialists and Banner Health officials worked together to create an epilepsy monitoring unit at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. The six-bed unit is staffed by Mayo neurologists with Banner Good Samaritan technicians and support teams

Patients with vertebral tumors and deformities benefit from Mayo's team approach to complex spine surgeries
Neurosurgeons in Florida perform successful complex spine surgeries with a collaborative approach to treatment, intensive patient monitoring during surgery, use of enhanced image guidance, and improvements in surgical instrumentation and techniques.

Mayo's proton beam therapy facility will expand treatment options for patients with skull base tumors
Collaborative teams of specialists use innovative surgical techniques and minimally invasive procedures such as the endoscopic endonasal approach, endoscopic-assisted cranial surgery and, beginning in 2015, proton beam therapy to treat skull base tumors.


NIH awards $7.5 million grant to identify drug targets to treat Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida are part of a team that received a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role that immunity plays and identify drug targets to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease.

See all Brain and Nerve Disease Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic, Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG) and Neurophysiology in Clinical Practice

March 2-7, 2014, in Phoenix
Review basic physiology, pathophysiology, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, electromyography, movement disorders and intraoperative monitoring. Focus on clinical correlation of various neurophysiological tests used for the evaluation of patients with epilepsy, sleep disorders, movement disorders, and peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders.

Neurorehabilitation Summit

May 19-20, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This summit covers topics related to common diagnoses, including brain disorders, spinal cord injury and disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. Speakers address research initiatives, advances in medicine, innovative technology and clinical applications to strengthen the continuum of care for this patient population.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Marie F. Grill, M.D.
Neurology in Arizona

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Consults & Referrals

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