class="pagetitle"> Neurology

The Fog of Concussion

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Presented by: Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery Director, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center May 14, 2015 While most people think they know what a concussion is, in reality there is no universally accepted scientific definition, and both diagnosis and treatment vary from physician to physician. The condition is elusive as well—a traumatic [...]

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Vocal Tremor

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Presented by: Casey Halpern, MD Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo, PhD Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology May 7, 2015 Essential tremor is one of the most common neurological disorders that causes uncontrolled shaking, usually in the hands or limbs. It also can affect the muscles of the larynx, causing loss of control of volume and pitch of [...]

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Latest Advances in Stroke Treatment

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Presented by: Jeremy Heit, MD, PhD Fellow, Neuro-interventional Radiology Stanford University Medical Center April 30, 2015 About 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year—someone every 45 seconds. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. but the greatest cause of long-term disability. Most people do not die from a stroke, but [...]

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Advances in Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Brain Tumors

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Presented by: Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Neurosurgery Stanford University Medical Center October 30, 2014 There is a delicate balance when it comes to treating brain tumors. How do you effectively destroy the cancer cells while avoiding damage to the nearby normal cells? How can you operate on such a complex organ without causing neurological [...]

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Update on Stroke

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Presented by: Greg Albers, MD Director, Stanford Stroke Center May 15, 2014 Watch the video About 780,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year—someone every 45 seconds. It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. but the greatest cause of long-term disability. Most people do not die from a stroke but its effects [...]

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Non-Pharmalogic Treatment of Pain

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Presented by: Ravi Prasad, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia February 27, 2014 Watch the video The pain that comes from hitting a finger with a hammer or touching a hot stove serves an important purpose, warning our bodies to respond to danger. But for more than 100 million adult Americans, the pain never seems [...]

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Pelvic Pain

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Presented by: Jennifer Hah, MD, MS Instructor, Division of Pain Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Stanford University Medical Center February 20, 2014 Watch the video Because the pelvis is such a large and complex area, pelvic pain can be diffuse and difficult to isolate. It can remain localized at its source, or [...]

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