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January 2019

Patient Care

7-Tesla MRI uncovers brain abnormalities undetected by MRI with lower magnet strengths
Clinical use of 7-Tesla MRI enhances Mayo Clinic's ability to manage epilepsy, certain brain and peripheral nerve tumors, and other neurological disorders.

Real-time assessment ensures faster access to crucial stroke treatment
A new telemedicine initiative gives physicians at Mayo's Comprehensive Stroke Center the ability to conduct real-time assessments of patients prior to their arrival at the hospital.

Mayo's expertise in spinal oncology encompasses all types of spinal tumors
Mayo Clinic provides multidisciplinary, subspecialized expertise to manage care for people with even the most complex intradural and vertebral tumors, including both primary and metastatic disease.


CREST-2 may benefit patients with high-grade asymptomatic carotid stenosis
Mayo neurologist Kevin M. Barrett, M.D., answers questions about the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial 2 (CREST-2), a multicenter, randomized study that compares methods to identify an optimal approach to stroke prevention.

Neurosurgical registry, brain tumor sample collection enhance individualized treatment
Mayo's neurosurgery registry improves patient safety and outcomes by detailing surgical and patient-reported outcomes for all neurosurgical procedures performed at Mayo Clinic. The registry augments efforts to collect samples of every resected brain tumor for genetic analysis and biobank storage.

Studies expand knowledge of tau-related protein variants, disease-related molecular networks and Alzheimer's resilience
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, study immune system pathways that contribute to Alzheimer's disease, protein variants that lead to different types of Alzheimer's disease, and biological factors that protect people from dementia.

Expanded gene panel and chromosomal microarray testing clarify treatment options for patients with brain tumors
Mayo Clinic Laboratories offers a neuro-oncology expanded gene panel (NONCP) and chromosomal microarray testing (CMAPT) to provide a clear picture of the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options for patients in neuro-oncology.

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2nd Annual Mayo Clinic Advances and Innovations in Complex Neuroscience Patient Care: Brain and Spine 2019
March 7-9, 2019, in Sedona, Ariz.
Explore advances and innovations in complex brain, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders, including brain and skull base tumors; neurovascular diseases, including complex arteriovenous malformations; spinal disorders, including scoliosis; acute stroke; and epilepsy.

Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery Updates Symposium 2019
April 4-6, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
This course reviews surgical techniques for management of neurosurgical problems, appraises recent data related to clinical trials in management of brain tumors, uses case studies to discuss current techniques and controversies, and explores the role for complex spinal neurosurgery: its indications and risks.

8th Quadrennial International Conference on Vestibular Schwannoma and Other CPA Tumors: Advancing Care through Ideas and Innovation 2019
June 18-21, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
Topics include various treatment strategies and standardized evidence-based protocols for managing patients with vestibular schwannoma, new surgical techniques to improve outcomes, and current facial and hearing rehabilitation strategies.


In the Video Center

Arteriovenous malformations
Neurosurgeon Leonardo Rangel Castilla, M.D., discusses considerations used to determine appropriate treatment for patients and the three types of treatments used to manage arteriovenous malformations safely: microsurgery, endovascular embolization and radiation.

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