John de Groot, MD, Named Division Chief of Neuro-Oncology at UCSFJohn 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 CenterThe 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 ParalysisResearchers 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 IssuesNeuro-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 UCSFPhysicians 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 CasesIn 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 TreatmentsPioneering 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 ChecklistAs 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.
Expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Offers Leading-Edge Technology for Assessing SeizuresWith 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.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for PhysiciansOur web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Sudden, Severe Headaches: Responding to the ThunderclapExtreme 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.
Optimizing Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Rapid Laboratory Test Offers Opportunity for Paradigm ShiftThe 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 DataEpilepsy ‘weather forecasts’ could let patients plan lives around fluctuations in seizure risk.
First ‘Plug and Play’ Brain Prosthesis Demonstrated in Paralyzed PersonStable recordings let brain and machine learning system build ‘partnership’ over time.
Sleepy Patients: Identify and Treat Common Sleep DisordersDavid 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 MateoThe 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 TherapiesNeurologist 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 SeizuresNeurologist 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 TreatableNeurologist and sleep medicine specialist Liza Ashbrook, MD, presents a quick, thorough lesson on RLS
Neurohospitalist DivisionUCSF 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 CareAnswering 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 DisordersThe 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 TreatmentDiagnosing 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: IntroductionSusan Chang, MD, is the director of the UCSF Division of Neuro-Oncology. This lecture aims to foster resilience through knowledge and self-compassion.