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Telehealth Referral Leads to Diagnosis and Effective Treatment of Rare Neuropathy: Case Study News

Telehealth Referral Leads to Diagnosis and Effective Treatment of Rare Neuropathy: Case Study

A 68-year-old man from Hawaii with acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody–positive myasthenia gravis and poorly controlled type 2 diabetes complicated by neuropathy had been receiving intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and taking pyridostigmine for two years when ...
Center for Encephalitis and Meningitis Document

Center for Encephalitis and Meningitis

The UCSF Center for Encephalitis and Meningitis provides comprehensive services to diagnose and treat patients with challenging neuroinflammatory disorders.
UCSF Neurologist Recognized for Innovative Epilepsy Research News

UCSF Neurologist Recognized for Innovative Epilepsy Research

UCSF Neurologist Recognized for Innovative Epilepsy Research American Academy of Neurology to Honor Jon Kleen, MD, PhD with 2023 Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award
Electroconvulsive Therapy for Status Epilepticus and a Genetic Diagnosis for Epilepsy and Renal Failure: UCSF Neurohospitalist Cases News

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Status Epilepticus and a Genetic Diagnosis for Epilepsy and Renal Failure: UCSF Neurohospitalist Cases

One of the first of its kind, the UCSF Neurohospitalist Program specializes in caring for hospitalized patients with complex neurologic disorders.
Minimally Invasive LITT Effective for Recurrent Glioblastoma: A UCSF Case Study News

Minimally Invasive LITT Effective for Recurrent Glioblastoma: A UCSF Case Study

A 65-year-old woman with a small focal recurrence of glioblastoma was treated with laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) at UCSF nearly five years after her first tumor resection surgery.
Drug Targeting Tauopathies in Mice Reveals Sex Differences in Response News

Drug Targeting Tauopathies in Mice Reveals Sex Differences in Response

Microglia are cells that are central to both brain health as well as disease progression in many neurological conditions.
Aggressive Surgery Increases Survival with Low-Grade Brain Tumors News

Aggressive Surgery Increases Survival with Low-Grade Brain Tumors

UCSF-Led study shows extensive resection results in longer survival for glioma patients
Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Treatments Relieve Disparate Symptoms News

Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Treatments Relieve Disparate Symptoms

Two patients with severe yet different neurological symptoms were referred to UCSF for emergent neurosurgical evaluation. Both were found to have previously undiagnosed cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), but each patient’s treatment was unique.
First “Neuroprosthesis” Expands Vocabulary and Mobility for Man With Paralysis in New Milestone News

First “Neuroprosthesis” Expands Vocabulary and Mobility for Man With Paralysis in New Milestone

The first “neuroprosthesis,” developed by UCSF researchers in 2021, translates brain signals from a man with severe paralysis directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Using this brain-machine interface, he can also move a robotic arm to manipulate objects.
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.

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