September 2019

Patient Care

Level 4 epilepsy centers offer complete evaluation for treatment
All three Mayo Clinic campuses offer intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring and extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment for medically refractory epilepsy. Neurologist Anthony L. Ritaccio, M.D., discusses Mayo's approach.

4-minute protocol can detect whether young athletes have been concussed
The Mayo Clinic Concussion Check Protocol can be used by parents or other adults on the sidelines to quickly assess whether a young athlete should be removed from play.

Timely diagnosis and treatment essential for optimal treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension
At Mayo Clinic's cerebral spinal fluid dynamics clinic, patients can see a neurologist and neuro-ophthalmologist, have diagnostic testing, and see a neurosurgeon, if needed, within a few days.

Informatics and imaging innovations benefit individuals with seizures and brain tumors
Mayo Clinic specialists apply innovative neuroimaging techniques and quantifiable machine learning methodology for individualized prognosis and treatment of brain tumors and epilepsy.


Research focuses on checkpoint inhibitors, tissue biomarkers, molecular markers and imaging
Studies address checkpoint inhibitors and neurological immune-related adverse events, a tissue biomarker for Parkinson's disease, glioma-related seizures and tumor molecular markers, and imaging factors related to cognitive aging.

Accurate diagnosis of compressive and inflammatory myelopathies reduces risk of disability
A review of idiopathic transverse myelitis cases referred to Mayo Clinic from 2010 to 2015 confirms that in nearly 70% of cases, Mayo specialists supplied an accurate diagnosis.

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Mayo Clinic Cerebral Bypass and Advanced Neuroendovascular Course 2019
Nov. 4-14, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
This course features clinical and imaging indications and techniques for extracranial-intracranial bypass, microvascular anastomosis training sessions on rat vessels, and a systematic approach to aneurysms that achieves clipping and reconstruction.

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

Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders 2019
Nov. 15-16, 2019, in Phoenix
Comprehensive review features hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders, Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes, therapies for management of motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and first line pharmacologic options for common movement disorders.

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.

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