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Optimizing Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Rapid Laboratory Test Offers Opportunity for Paradigm Shift News

Optimizing Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Rapid Laboratory Test Offers Opportunity for Paradigm Shift

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 of TBI in professional sports, but the reality is that the impact of TBI-related morbidity extends beyond high-level athletics.
Seizure Risk Forecasted Days in Advance with Brain Implant Data News

Seizure Risk Forecasted Days in Advance with Brain Implant Data

Epilepsy ‘weather forecasts’ could let patients plan lives around fluctuations in seizure risk.
First ‘Plug and Play’ Brain Prosthesis Demonstrated in Paralyzed Person News

First ‘Plug and Play’ Brain Prosthesis Demonstrated in Paralyzed Person

Stable recordings let brain and machine learning system build ‘partnership’ over time.
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.
UCSF Neurology Clinic in San Mateo Document

UCSF Neurology Clinic in San Mateo

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.
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
Neurohospitalist Division Document

Neurohospitalist Division

UCSF Medical Center is ranked #3 in the nation, Best in the West and #1 in California in neurology and neurosurgery.
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.
California Center for Pituitary Disorders Document

California Center for Pituitary Disorders

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.
Comprehensive Sarcoidosis Management and Treatment Document

Comprehensive Sarcoidosis Management and Treatment

Diagnosing sarcoidosis is a challenging process. UCSF’s team of specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating this elusive chronic condition.
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.
2019-20 Referral Services Guide Document

2019-20 Referral Services Guide

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.
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.
UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics Document

UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics

UCSF was the first in the world to provide metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) as a clinical test for diagnosis of neurological infections.
Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery Center Document

Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery Center

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.
Neurology and Neurological Surgery Services Document

Neurology and Neurological Surgery Services

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.
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.

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