January 2020
Patient Care

Fetoscopic repair of myelomeningocele can provide surgical outcomes for the fetus that are similar to those of open surgery while lessening the risk of preterm birth.

Mayo Clinic's patient-centered care combines sophisticated imaging and surgical techniques with a multidisciplinary focus encompassing the psychosocial problems associated with epilepsy.

Since implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols, Mayo Clinic in Arizona has reported decreased lengths of hospital stay and fewer complications and readmissions.

After an injection of stem cells from his own fat, a clinical trial participant demonstrated improvement in motor and sensory functions without significant adverse effects.

Mayo Clinic is developing ways to use nanoparticles to modify adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells to secrete anti-tumor proteins. The therapy can then be delivered at the time of tumor resection.

Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D., uses mathematical modeling to document glioblastoma texture, density, direction of growth and rate of invasion ― and predict the best treatment for each patient.

Mayo researchers reviewing current studies about the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for patients with hemorrhagic stroke found that continued research is warranted.

Researchers found that in mice, microglia (immune cells of the central nervous system) are more active when the brain is quiet than when it is awake, due to norepinephrine signaling.

See all Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

Feb. 26-29, 2020 in Sedona, Ariz.
This course highlights complex nerve disorders including brain and skull base tumors; neurovascular diseases including arteriovenous malformations; and spinal disorders including scoliosis and epilepsy.

March 6-7, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.
This symposium offers evidence-based knowledge on the diagnosis and management of metastatic brain tumors, relevant to current medical practice.

April 23-25, 2020, in Rochester, Minn.
Techniques covered in detail include adult and obstetrical brachial plexus injuries, surgical planning, supra- and infraclavicular exploration, various nerve transfers and grafting, secondary surgical reconstructions, obtaining grasp, and pain management.

Sept. 10-11, 2020, in Rochester, Minn.
Topics include surgical approach and programming for vagus nerve stimulation, repetitive nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. Participate in FDA-approved and investigational stimulation approaches and hands-on programming opportunities.

In the Video Center

Kai J. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., works to advance cybernetics so that patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brainstem stroke or a locked-in state are able to communicate independently, by controlling cursors through decoded brain signals.

Neurosurgeon William D. Freeman, M.D., discusses systems of care for intracerebral hemorrhage. Topics include the reengineering of prehospital care, mesenchymal stem cell regeneration research and the shift toward minimally invasive surgery.

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