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September 2016

Patient Care

IOM and CT image guidance benefit patients with spinal deformities
Specialists use intraoperative monitoring (IOM) of the spinal cord and intraoperative CT image guidance to facilitate placement of more-robust implants with novel trajectories that better stabilize complex spinal deformities.

New diagnostic criteria for NMO shortens the time from symptom onset to diagnosis
Historically misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is characterized by more-severe attacks and less complete recovery. Timely, accurate diagnosis is critical for appropriate treatment.

Heart Brain Clinic supplies multidisciplinary evaluations
Patients with neurological symptoms that may be due to a cardiac etiology, such as atrial fibrillation or patent foramen ovale, benefit from a team approach to treatment management.


Yips cause short putts to be a golfer's nightmare
A Mayo Clinic researcher is seeking a neurological explanation for yips, involuntary movements that affect a significant number of already anxious golfers during putting or chipping. The affliction can be likened to writers' or musicians' cramps.

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Mayo Clinic 8th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review 2016
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Topics include eligibility for intravenous TPA in patients with acute ischemic stroke and endovascular therapy candidates with large vessel occlusion, modifiable stroke risk factors, and signs and symptoms of stroke that prompt emergency evaluation and earlier evidence-based treatment.

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.

Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders Conference — 2016
Nov. 11-12, 2016, in Phoenix
Explore the most common hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders, differentiation between essential tremor and Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes, first line pharmacologic options for the most common movement disorders and indications for botulinum toxin therapy of movement disorders.

Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation 2016
Nov. 14-18, 2016, in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
This course provides practical discussion and review of spinal neoplasms and intradural masses, congenital anomalies of the brain, hematological disorders of the central nervous system, cystic lesions of the head, risk factors for and potential impact of contrast induced nephropathy, and acute stroke intervention.

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