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The specialists in our Neurology Clinic are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders, from the most complex brain and spinal disorders to cerebrovascular disease, headaches and nerve injuries. Our patients benefit from research conducted at UCSF as we develop new, more effective treatments.
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Extreme headache pain that comes on abruptly (the “thunderclap”) can signal a number of serious conditions – such as subarachnoid hemorrhage – or have a simple cause such as sexual activity or a change in medication.
David Claman, MD, director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center, presents an update on the sleep problems often seen in primary care, from insomnia to restless legs syndrome to obstructive sleep apnea.
Neurologist Morris Levin, MD, director of the UCSF Headache Center, reviews the diagnostic criteria for migraines and other headaches, followed by a breakdown of preventive and acute treatments.
The director of UCSF’s stroke clinic, neurologist Karl Meisel, MD, presents the latest evidence-based strategies for evaluating and treating ischemic stroke and TIA, including new thoughts on medical management and post-event monitoring.
Tumors of the body’s “master gland” cause various symptoms – headaches, depression, sexual dysfunction, vision loss – that doctors often attribute to other conditions. UCSF endocrinology and neurosurgery specialists discuss keys to identifying ...
Neurologist Manu Hegde, MD, PhD, guides primary care doctors through the steps to follow for a seizure-like event, from getting an accurate history and differentiating epilepsy from other possibilities to selecting tests and categorizing ...
Neurologist and sleep medicine specialist Liza Ashbrook, MD, presents a quick, thorough lesson on RLS
Answering questions from both patients and doctors, our neurovascular disease experts discuss the higher risk of clotting disorders associated with severe SARS-CoV-2 illness and how to manage these cases.
Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, provides an overview of metagenomics next-generation sequencing (mNGS), a clinical test he and his UCSF colleagues have developed that allows millions of DNA sequences to be decoded from a single clinical sample.
Despite extensive conventional testing, acute neurological illness in hospitalized patients is difficult to diagnose. Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, discusses an mNGS test that identifies pathogens causing neurological infections from cerebrospinal ...
Articles & Documents
With a recently expanded 10-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), UCSF Health’s Epilepsy Center is accelerating diagnosis and treatment planning for patients seeking care from Northern California and beyond.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits annually. Recent media coverage has focused on the occurrence ...
Epilepsy ‘weather forecasts’ could let patients plan lives around fluctuations in seizure risk.
Stable recordings let brain and machine learning system build ‘partnership’ over time.
The Neurology Clinic is one of several specialty services available at the UCSF San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care Clinic. Centrally located in San Mateo, we provide on-site imaging and a range of adult and pediatric care.
UCSF Medical Center is ranked #3 in the nation, Best in the West and #1 in California in neurology and neurosurgery.
The California Center for Pituitary Disorders is the largest practice for pituitary disorders in the United States & performs more pituitary surgeries than any other medical center in the U.S.
Diagnosing sarcoidosis is a challenging process. UCSF’s team of specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating this elusive chronic condition.
To determine if a migraine patient qualifies for a fast-track appointment, follow this three-point checklist.
UCSF Health is recognized throughout the world for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and a highly compassionate team of patient care providers.
UCSF was the first in the world to provide metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) as a clinical test for diagnosis of neurological infections.
The role of minimally invasive skull base surgery is expanding in the management and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the paranasal sinuses, skull base and intracranial compartment.
Our internationally renowned centers, clinics and programs deliver compassionate clinical care while accelerating advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of complex disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.