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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.
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.
Sudden, Severe Headaches: Responding to the Thunderclap Video

Sudden, Severe Headaches: Responding to the Thunderclap

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.
Sleepy Patients: Identify and Treat Common Sleep Disorders Video

Sleepy Patients: Identify and Treat Common Sleep Disorders

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.
Headache Help: Making Sense of Migraines and a Multitude of Therapies Video

Headache Help: Making Sense of Migraines and a Multitude of Therapies

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.
Epilepsy Illuminated: How to Define, Diagnose and Distinguish Seizures Video

Epilepsy Illuminated: How to Define, Diagnose and Distinguish Seizures

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 your diagnosis. He also offers guidance on monitoring.
A Wake-Up Call on Restless Leg Syndrome: Common, Life-Affecting and Treatable Video

A Wake-Up Call on Restless Leg Syndrome: Common, Life-Affecting and Treatable

Neurologist and sleep medicine specialist Liza Ashbrook, MD, presents a quick, thorough lesson on RLS
Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care Video

Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care

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.
Neuro-Oncology Support Presentations Symposium

Neuro-Oncology Support Presentations

Educational lectures that are tailored for people with brain tumors or their caregivers
UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Retreat 2019: Introduction Video

UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Retreat 2019: Introduction

Susan Chang, MD, is the director of the UCSF Division of Neuro-Oncology. This lecture aims to foster resilience through knowledge and self-compassion.
Integrative Cancer Care Video

Integrative Cancer Care

As part of the educational lecture series provided to the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumor Support Group, Dr. Donald Abrams shared insights into integrative cancer care.
Overview of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing Video

Overview of Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing

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.
Clinical UCSF mNGS Assay for Diagnosis of Neurological Infections Video

Clinical UCSF mNGS Assay for Diagnosis of Neurological Infections

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 fluid and how a recent multi-hospital study has demonstrated the clinical utility of this test.
Clinical Case Reports and New mNGS-Based Technologies Video

Clinical Case Reports and New mNGS-Based Technologies

Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, discusses cases where mNGS testing saved the life of a patient with undiagnosed neuroleptospirosis, and spared another patient from a potentially unnecessary liver transplant.
Medical Management of Seizures and Epilepsy Video

Medical Management of Seizures and Epilepsy

An in-depth look at the many medication options for patients with epilepsy, addressing safety issues such as driving, the success of surgery when meds don’t work, and other options, from thalamus stimulation and RNS to ketogenic diets for kids and adults.
Multiple Sclerosis and Other Inflammatory Disorders of the Central Nervous System Video

Multiple Sclerosis and Other Inflammatory Disorders of the Central Nervous System

Learn the latest thinking on MS and the genetic and environmental causes, preventing nerve loss in the brain and elsewhere, the role of vitamin D and UV exposure, breakthroughs on the horizon, and other inflammatory diseases like sarcoidosis.
Headache Update - Module 1 Video

Headache Update - Module 1

Our headache expert summarizes, simplifies and lists on-screen the primary headaches defined by the International Classification of Headache Disorders, including migraine, tension-type, cluster, and exertional headache, and introduces three case studies.
Headache Update - Module 2 Video

Headache Update - Module 2

Here’s a guide to secondary headaches caused by trauma, infection, intercranial pressure, and more, including red flags for when to investigate further. Headaches related to vascular disorders, for example, can be dangerous and require early diagnosis.
Headache Update - Module 3 Video

Headache Update - Module 3

Learn how migraines begin and develop in the brain and how various treatments – from antiepileptics and triptans to beta blockers and botox – can prevent or relieve pain at different stages. Also: strategies for weaning patients off medication overuse.
Headache Update - Module 4 Video

Headache Update - Module 4

See the latest treatments for migraines (some not on the market yet), including lasmaditan (a serotonin 1F receptor agonist), DHE via inhalation and medicines to block CGRP. Plus: infusions for refractory headaches, intractable primary headaches and more.
Headache Update - Module 5 Video

Headache Update - Module 5

Explore three case studies: An overscheduled high school student with menstrual headaches, a tech company CEO with daily headaches and medication overuse, and a man in his 60s with limited treatment options due to diabetes and other health concerns.