May 2019

Patient Care

Mayo launches young-onset Parkinson's disease clinic
A new clinic addresses the needs of people who are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease while still working, raising children and living a more active lifestyle than people diagnosed in their late 60s.

Consider autoinflammatory disease testing for pediatric epileptic encephalopathies
Mayo specialists answer questions about pediatric epileptic encephalopathies caused by neuroinflammation in the absence of antibodies, which can present with signs and symptoms similar to those of autoimmune epilepsy.

Treatment decisions based on each individual's needs support optimal spine surgery outcomes
Spinal surgery at Mayo Clinic combines advanced technology with the personalized expertise of a multidisciplinary treatment team to deliver optimal outcomes for patients with spinal conditions.


Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy and memantine helps patients with brain cancer avoid cognitive damage
Researchers found hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy in conjunction with the drug memantine better preserved cognitive function and demonstrated similar cancer control outcomes compared with traditional whole-brain radiotherapy with memantine.

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11th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review 2019
Sept. 26-28, 2019, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Lectures cover management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis ― plus diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to stroke.

Neuroscience Convergence 2019
Nov. 7-9, 2019, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
This conference bring together various scientists to discuss complex neuroscientific conditions requiring a convergence science approach; identify emerging neuroscience innovations in clinical, basic science and engineering; and identify opportunities for scientific collaboration, discovery and problem-solving.

Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference 2019
Nov. 22-23, 2019, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Topics include best medical practices for cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgeries and techniques; minimally invasive surgeries; spinal tumors; spinal deformity; avoiding preoperative and postoperative complications; and management of other complications in spine surgery.


In the Video Center

Deep brain stimulation: Precision using segmented leads
Neurosurgeon Mark K. Lyons, M.D., describes advancements in the use of deep brain stimulation to treat conditions such as essential tremor, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and dystonia.

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