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July 2018

Patient Care

Innovative strategies allow individualized treatment for patients with AVM
Mayo specialists' multimodal approach to the treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) encompasses microsurgical resection, endovascular embolization, stereotactic radiosurgery and awake surgery, as well as watchful waiting.

Single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation helps prevent migraine attacks safely and effectively
Patients in a study of single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for migraine found that four pulses emitted from the TMS device twice daily reduced the frequency of migraine attacks and headache days per month.


Test identifies the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody
Mayo Clinic has developed the first test available in the United States to identify the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in patients' blood. The MOG antibody can distinguish a spectrum of autoimmune demyelinating diseases from multiple sclerosis.

Artificial intelligence to improve outcomes for patients with stroke
Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage who receive CAT scans have to wait for results and doctors to decide on treatment. A Mayo team is developing an artificial intelligence system that analyzes the scan and outputs specific interventions to ensure better outcomes.

Lewy body dementia collaboration offers research resources, clinical trials and expert care
A new 24-center collaborative program offers research resources, expanded clinical trial efforts and expert care for patients with Lewy body dementia. Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia, yet it's underdiagnosed.

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Mayo Clinic 10th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review 2018
Oct. 25-27, 2018, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Explore all areas of vascular neurology, including diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to stroke and management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis.

Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation 2018
Nov. 5-9, 2018, in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Discussions feature common diseases involving the brain, head, neck and spine, plus an overview of common imaging strategies, update in new trends, review of common endovascular and spinal interventional techniques, and applications in diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology.

Microsurgical Approaches to Aneurysms and Skull Base Diseases 2018 — November
Nov. 15-17, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Topics include surgical approaches and operative techniques pertaining to surgical treatment of skull base lesions such as skull base tumors, cerebral aneurysms and other disorders. Training sessions that combine microscopic techniques with simulated microanastomosis help improve microsurgical skills.

Mayo Clinic Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology 2019
Feb. 8-9, 2019, in Phoenix
This course provides evidence-based strategies that focus on practical clinical management from a multidisciplinary approach. The format includes clinical and laboratory research presented through didactic lecture, case vignettes, interactive sessions, and the opportunity for open discussions with the faculty.

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