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March 2018

Patient Care

Multidisciplinary ALS clinic provides comprehensive treatment and support
At Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) benefit from a holistic approach to care, including coordinated appointments that ensure prompt intervention, remote follow-up via a telemedicine initiative and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

Study indicates most patients with suspected idiopathic transverse myelitis have an alternative diagnosis
A presumptive diagnosis of idiopathic transverse myelitis can lead to premature diagnostic conclusions affecting patient treatment. A retrospective review found that specialty centers are able to identify specific causes for presumed inflammatory spinal cord disease.

Research

SLATE trial seeks participants with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy
The Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (SLATE) clinical trial tests the efficacy of MRI-guided laser ablation for mesial temporal sclerosis. The approach allows patients to avoid open temporal lobectomy.


Center for Regenerative Medicine works to optimize brain performance after cancer treatment
Studies suggest that radiation used to treat brain tumors accelerates aging-like changes in the brain. Mayo researchers are working to minimize the amount of brain exposed to radiation and develop strategies to help rejuvenate the radiated brain.

Research identifies molecular mechanism underlying LMO1-mediated neuroblastoma spread
Genetic analyses using zebrafish demonstrate that the LMO1 and MYCN genes cooperate to accelerate tumor onset and increase tumor penetrance. Increased expression of the LMO1 gene is associated with aggressive, high-risk neuroblastomas, which most commonly occur in young children.

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Education

4th Annual Neuro and Intensive Care: Review and Hands-on Workshops 2018
May 10-12, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
Topics include central line placement, critical care ultrasound, focused cardiac and lung ultrasound, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, intracranial pressure monitor and ventriculostomy placement, hypothermia and targeted temperature management, mechanical ventilation, multimodal monitoring, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.


Microsurgical Approaches to Aneurysms and Skull Base Diseases 2018 — June
June 14-16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.
This course reviews surgical approaches and operative techniques pertaining to surgical treatment of skull base lesions such as skull base tumors, cerebral aneurysms and other disorders. It combines microscopic and endoscopic techniques and a simulated microanastomosis training session.


Neurology in Clinical Practice 2018
July 19-21, 2018, in Chicago
This comprehensive course provides a review of neurology with an emphasis on case-based presentations, recent advances and evidence-based approaches. It features an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Self-Assessment Activity awarding MOC credits.

   
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