May 2020
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Mayo's spinal oncology specialists may employ proton beam therapy, carbon fiber implants or surgical alternatives ― such as decompression, stabilization, ablation technologies or cement augmentation ― to meet each patient's needs.

Mayo Clinic discusses the findings of a study of patients with COVID-19, which found that possible neurological signs and symptoms caused by COVID-19 include loss of taste and smell, headache, impaired consciousness, and stroke.

Testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis causes severe neurological symptoms in men. The disease begins with a testicular tumor, which appears to cause the immune system to attack the brain.

Research confirms that, despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates in glioblastoma, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low.

See all Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development offers online CME courses and  podcasts to help meet your CME needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Allen Aksamit, Jr., M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses potential neurological effects of COVID-19.

In this podcast from Nov. 9, 2019, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., chair of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, explores the latest advances in neurologic surgery for hard-to-treat brain tumors.

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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.

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