Neurology & Neurological Surgery

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Newly FDA-approved Imaging Agent That Makes Brain Tumors Glow Hot Pink

COLOR DISTINGUISHES TUMOR FROM HEALTHY TISSUE TO IMPROVE TUMOR REMOVAL The imaging agent 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA), which helps neurosurgeons see the edges of a tumor more clearly to improve removal, was used in brain cancer surgery at...

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Research Focuses on Neuron Survival

Work could profoundly alter treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients UH Innovations in Neurology & Neurosurgery - Fall 2018  Andrew Pieper, MD, PHD When Andrew A. Pieper, MD, PhD, joined University Hospitals from the University of Iowa...

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UH Renews Role in StrokeNet Program

National network recruits and runs stroke trials efficiently and quickly UH Innovations in Neurology & Neurosurgery - Fall 2018 David Haney Director of Research Operations, Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Sophie Sundararajan, MD The...

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Ultrasound Re-Emerges for Neuromuscular Diagnosis

Old tool provides new insights into etiology of patient conditions  David Preston, MD Ultrasound, a technology that took a back seat to computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in recent years, has re-emerged as a cutting-edge tool in...

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Spine Solutions

New UH spine surgeon brings expertise with minimally invasive techniques, advanced technology to the West Side UH Clinical Update - August 2018  Gabriel Smith, MD Spine surgery is increasingly becoming a minimally invasive endeavor, with...

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Chasing the Dragon

JAMA study led by UH neurologists finds inhaled heroin may trigger catastrophic brain damage Heroin users are increasingly inhaling heroin, which may trigger catastrophic brain damage and lasting dementia in the long term in what has become an...

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