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March 2019

Patient Care

Neurofibromatosis Clinic provides comprehensive care for patients with NF1 and NF2
At Mayo Clinic, multidisciplinary teams of specialists collaborate to manage neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2 (NF1 and NF2) in children and adults.

3D modeling enables quicker, less invasive surgical procedures
3D models produced in Mayo's anatomic modeling lab allow surgeons to hold, manipulate and see a specific patient's anatomy with clarity while planning surgery. The surgical simulation supports better outcomes and faster recovery times.

Collaborative approach maximizes patient safety before, during and after endoscopic skull base surgery
Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive experience with endoscopic skull base surgery for the treatment of pituitary tumors, meningiomas, clival tumors, chordomas and craniopharyngiomas.


Research focuses on rare tumors, Lewy bodies pathology, sleep apnea in epilepsy
Studies address atypical presentations of central nervous system tumors, APOE e4 and Lewy bodies pathology, and obstructive sleep apnea related to unexpected death in people with epilepsy.

Patients who test positive for MOG antibody have an increased possibility of ADEM episodes
Mayo researchers found a direct correlation between a specific antibody, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), and an increased risk of recurring attacks of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).

Multicenter effort aims to build a nuanced model of Alzheimer's disease
With funding from the National Institutes of Health M2OVE-AD Consortium, Mayo researchers investigate genetic pathways that may contribute to both vascular pathologies and Alzheimer's disease.

Precision medicine and new therapies offer hope to patients with migraines
New understanding of the biology underlying migraine and the development of mechanism-based, disease-specific therapies developed specifically to treat and prevent the disorder are changing migraine care.

See all Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Expanded Autonomic Training ― Individualized Training 2019 (Offered Year-Round)
Jan. 31-Dec. 31, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
This course offers expanded training for physicians and neurophysiology technicians starting an autonomic laboratory or seeking to refresh and refine autonomic function testing skills.

5th Annual Neuro and Intensive Care: Review, Workshops and Controversies 2019
May 9-11, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.
This course is designed for providers who care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical emergencies and disorders that require hospital, emergency department, and intensive care unit evaluation and management.

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.

Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders 2019
Nov. 15-16, 2019, in Phoenix
Topics include differentiation between common hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders and Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes, plus therapies for management of motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.


In the Video Center

Neurosurgeon Leonardo Rangel Castilla, M.D., discusses minimally invasive treatment options for patients with hydrocephalus, including flexible brain endoscopy.

Deep-seated intracranial hemorrhage and brain tumors
Neurosurgeon Kaisorn L. Chaichana, M.D., discusses minimally disruptive subcortical neurosurgery for the treatment of deep-seated lesions for intracranial hemorrhage and brain tumors.

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

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