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February 2019

Patient Care

Integrated approach to neonatal brachial plexus injuries ensures optimal outcomes
Mayo's multidisciplinary team approach to neonatal brachial plexus surgery allows for surgical reconstruction tailored to individual needs — nerve surgery, tendon transfers and shoulder-to-hand reconstruction when necessary — and optimal outcomes.

Minimally invasive surgery offers smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays for babies with craniosynostosis
Minimally invasive surgery can be performed earlier than open surgery for infants with craniosynostosis — with the same if not better outcomes.

Mayo offers pediatric spine and tumor expertise in Arizona and Florida
Mayo Clinic collaborates with Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona and Wolfson Children's Hospital in Florida to provide certain pediatric neurological and neurosurgical services.

Research

Unique imaging protocol improves detection of focal cortical dysplasia in children
Quantitative morphometric MRI analysis provides voxel-by-voxel comparisons between patient MRIs and a normative sample to detect subtle signs of focal cortical dysplasia and guide treatment for children with epilepsy. 


Pediatric brain tumor laboratory develops new therapies for H3K27M tumors
Mayo's pediatric brain tumor laboratory has screened thousands of promising drugs in numerous cancer cell lines, uncovering pathways for potential treatment of H3K27M-mutant gliomas.

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Education

Neurology in Clinical Practice 2019
July 18-21, 2019, in Honolulu
This course includes case-based presentations and workshops that serve as a primer of common neurological clinical problems and provide a comprehensive review of recent advances in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological disorders.

 
See all Neurology and Neurologic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

Mayo Clinic Pediatric Days 2019
Oct. 7-8, 2019, in Chicago
Mayo Clinic Pediatric Days provides general pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and resident physicians with current information on a variety of medical and surgical conditions affecting children and adolescents.

See all Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Continuous Professional Development courses
 

In the Video Center

Advancements in epilepsy diagnostics and treatment
When used to detect or focus on the abnormalities causing epilepsy, these advanced diagnostics and sophisticated imaging techniques can help guide treatment options and ultimately transform patient care.

Does anesthesia hurt babies' brains? Why translational research is important (and difficult)
David O. Warner, M.D., discusses the effects of exposure to anesthesia on neurodevelopment in animals and children ― and the challenges of translating results between animals and humans.

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

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