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July 2016

Patient Care

Acoustic neuromas impact quality of life
Although benign, acoustic neuromas can impact patients' quality of life significantly. Common symptoms include unilateral hearing loss and tinnitus. Mayo Clinic specialists offer a range of individualized treatment options, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

IOM reduces risk of patient injury during surgery
In Mayo Clinic's team-based practice, intraoperative monitoring (IOM) to measure neural function and integrity is performed by highly trained technicians and monitored by a neurophysiologist on-site. Standard protocols help ensure uniform procedures to maintain quality control.


New therapies aid patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy
Researchers employ a wide range of neurostimulation devices — including deep brain, cortical and hippocampal stimulation — in an effort to individualize treatment for patients who haven't responded to medication.

See all Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Microsurgical and Endoscopic Approaches to Aneurysms and Skull Base Diseases
Aug. 18-20, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Review approaches and operative techniques pertaining to surgical treatment of skull base lesions such as skull base tumors, cerebral aneurysms and other disorders. The focus includes a simulated microanastomosis training session to improve microsurgical skills.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review — General Session
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Lectures cover management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions, including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis. The course also covers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to stroke.

Epilepsy and EEG in Clinical Practice 2016
Nov. 10-12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
This course reviews current clinical practice related to recognizing seizures and epilepsy in conjunction with adjunctive EEG testing and provides details about how technology can lead to incorrect diagnosis and treatment.

See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses


In the Video Center

The BRAIN Initiative, Deep Stimulation and Diamonds
Mayo's Neural Engineering Laboratory team has developed electronic circuits for use in deep brain stimulation, software and integrated circuits for the development of measurement of neurotransmitters, and specialized electrodes used for the measurement of neurotransmitters long-term.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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