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Assessing Cognitive Decline in Primary Care: New Tools and Algorithms for Everyday Practice Video

Assessing Cognitive Decline in Primary Care: New Tools and Algorithms for Everyday Practice

Although timely diagnosis can significantly improve a patient’s future, dementia is underdiagnosed and often detected late.
Genomic Sequencing Is Changing Diagnosis, Treatment for Patients with Brain Cancer News

Genomic Sequencing Is Changing Diagnosis, Treatment for Patients with Brain Cancer

Patients diagnosed with a type of brain tumor survived for longer when they were treated aggressively with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
DBS Restores Function for Parkinson’s Patient Through New “Sensing” Pacemaker: A UCSF Case Study News

DBS Restores Function for Parkinson’s Patient Through New “Sensing” Pacemaker: A UCSF Case Study

This study allows researchers to continuously record brain physiology from the DBS electrode and automatically adjust the stimulation intensity based on these signals.
Seizures Stopped, Speech Preserved After Rare Auditory Cortex Tumor is Removed: A UCSF Case Study News

Seizures Stopped, Speech Preserved After Rare Auditory Cortex Tumor is Removed: A UCSF Case Study

The extraordinary success was made possible through research on the neural mechanisms of speech by Edward Chang, MD, UCSF neurosurgeon and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, and an advanced phase 2 surgical evaluation by the UCSF Epilepsy Center team.
Slumber Secrets: New Insights into the Complexities of Sleep and Managing Common Issues Video

Slumber Secrets: New Insights into the Complexities of Sleep and Managing Common Issues

Sleep medicine specialist Rochelle Zak, MD, delivers a rousing update on what’s known about sleep’s stages and physiological payoffs, followed by her guide to assessing and treating insomnia – by far the main sleep issue seen in primary care.
UCSF’s Dr. Mitchel Berger on the Cancer Moonshot Relaunch News

UCSF’s Dr. Mitchel Berger on the Cancer Moonshot Relaunch

On Feb. 2, 2022, Mitchel Berger, MD, neurosurgeon and director of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center, attended the relaunch of the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative at the invitation of President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.
Assessing First Seizures: Steps for Primary Care Providers Video

Assessing First Seizures: Steps for Primary Care Providers

Neurologist Manu Hegde, MD, PhD, breaks seizures into basic classes and puts the numerous epilepsy syndromes into three useful categories. He discusses how to take better histories; what to check for during physical exams; and what to know about antiseizure drugs, including specific side effects.
Physician Referral Guide - Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor Document

Physician Referral Guide - Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder, affecting an estimated 10 million Americans. Using MR guidance, focused ultrasound can alleviate essential tremor by targeting the ventral intermediate nucleus (Vim) of the thalamus.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Medication-Resistant Dystonia: A UCSF Case Study News

Deep Brain Stimulation for Medication-Resistant Dystonia: A UCSF Case Study

A 10-year-old boy developed left-foot inversion, which made it difficult for him to walk. He subsequently developed a tremor in his right arm, and then his neck and trunk began to twist. He was seen by several practitioners but did not get a correct diagnosis. At age 17, he was referred to the UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center.
Treating Severe Depression with On-Demand Brain Stimulation News

Treating Severe Depression with On-Demand Brain Stimulation

UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.
Endoscopic Removal of a Giant Pituitary Adenoma: A UCSF Case Study News

Endoscopic Removal of a Giant Pituitary Adenoma: A UCSF Case Study

A patient’s giant pituitary adenoma was successfully removed at UC San Francisco via endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery, a technique that offers exceptional visualization.
Patients with Intractable Headaches Find Relief at the UCSF Inpatient Headache Unit News

Patients with Intractable Headaches Find Relief at the UCSF Inpatient Headache Unit

UCSF Inpatient Headache Unit treats patients with headache disorders through intravenous infusions of medications such as dihydroergotamine, chlorpromazine and valproate. Patients experiencing frequent and severe migraine, cluster, post-traumatic and other headaches have had their pain alleviated through this service, which is offered by the UCSF Headache Center.
Referral Guide for Physicians - Neurology and Neurological Surgery Document

Referral Guide for Physicians - Neurology and Neurological Surgery

Referral and specialty care clinic information provided by UC San Francisco’s departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery.
Cognitive Ability Improved in Low-Grade Glioma Patients Treated at UCSF News

Cognitive Ability Improved in Low-Grade Glioma Patients Treated at UCSF

With advanced treatments improving survival outcomes for patients with low-grade gliomas, clinicians and researchers at UC San Francisco’s Brain Tumor Center are working to enhance the cognitive improvement of these individuals as well.
State-of-the-Art Weill Neurosciences Building Opens at UCSF News

State-of-the-Art Weill Neurosciences Building Opens at UCSF

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building opened its doors in July 2021, establishing an innovative all-in-one hub for patients, researchers and clinicians at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus.
Improving Decision-Making When Treating Basilar Artery Aneurysms News

Improving Decision-Making When Treating Basilar Artery Aneurysms

Although responsible for only 3%-5% of all cerebrovascular aneurysms, basilar artery aneurysms (BAAs) are among the most difficult to treat.
John de Groot, MD, Named Division Chief of Neuro-Oncology at UCSF News

John de Groot, MD, Named Division Chief of Neuro-Oncology at UCSF

John F. de Groot, MD, has been named the new chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology within the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC San Francisco.
Epilepsy Center Document

Epilepsy Center

The UCSF Epilepsy Center is the Bay Area’s premier level 4 epilepsy center, the highest possible rating from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
First “Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words and Mobility to Man with Paralysis News

First “Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words and Mobility to Man with Paralysis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed the first “neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Aided by this technology, the man is also able to move a robotic arm to manipulate objects.
Endocrine Tests: Keys to Interpreting Results and Identifying Issues Video

Endocrine Tests: Keys to Interpreting Results and Identifying Issues

Neuro-endocrinologist Lewis S. Blevins Jr., MD, a specialist in pituitary disorders, breaks down the complexities of hormone levels, with wisdom on how various conditions typically look both in terms of symptoms and test results.
Novel Sequencing Test to Uncover Mystery Causes of Brain Inflammation Now Available at UCSF News

Novel Sequencing Test to Uncover Mystery Causes of Brain Inflammation Now Available at UCSF

Physicians seeking a cause for tough-to-diagnose cases of encephalitis or meningitis have a new tool in their arsenal, thanks to scientists at UC San Francisco’s Center for Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics.
New Complex Neurology Program Focuses on Hard-to-Diagnose Cases News

New Complex Neurology Program Focuses on Hard-to-Diagnose Cases

In an effort to find answers to some of the most daunting neurological puzzles frustrating patients and clinicians alike, UC San Francisco has opened the Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem UCSF Neurology Complex Diagnosis Clinic, an innovative multidisciplinary center that tackles these issues head-on.
Brain Wave Recordings Reveal Potential for Individualized Parkinson’s Treatments News

Brain Wave Recordings Reveal Potential for Individualized Parkinson’s Treatments

Pioneering neural recordings in patients with Parkinson’s disease by UC San Francisco scientists are providing the groundwork for personalized brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.
Headache Center Fast Track Checklist Document

Headache Center Fast Track Checklist

As the only program with an Inpatient Headache Treatment Unit in Northern California, UCSF’s Headache Center helps improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from debilitating headaches.

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