University of Minnesota Health: On the Forefront of Movement Disorder Treatment, Management and Research
Neuroscience experts at University of Minnesota Health are improving the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia through deep brain stimulation.
Cranial vault remodeling is the gold-standard treatment for craniosynostosis, a condition characterized by premature fusing of the bones in the skull. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Robert Wood, MD, Associate Medical Director for Craniofacial Services and pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgeon, has pioneered a novel blood management protocol that greatly reduces the need for perioperative blood transfusions.
Q: As a Neurologist treating patients with neurological diseases, how can a Prosthodontist be a valuable part of the treatment team for my patients?
HealthPartners Parkinson’s Center: Enhancing Outcomes With a Full Complement of Medical and Neurosurgical Care
Treating movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease requires a coordinated approach that utilizes a wide array of conservative and technologically advanced treatments.
This is an exciting time to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease research, as a great deal has been discovered about its underlying biology as the disease progresses. Clinicians and scientists are now able to detect some of the earliest features of developing Alzheimer’s — even prior to the onset of symptoms such as forgetfulness. It is hoped that this will lead to intervention with treatments that will be effective very early in the disease process.
Recent work by French and Israeli researchers revealed that congenitally blind individuals can activate the visual word form area (VWFA) — the portion of the brain used for reading — with the aid of specialized devices that convert visual information into sounds.
As pediatric neurologist Tim Feyma, MD, examines a patient’s imaging scan in clinic, he notices something that may be of concern. Fortunately, the structure of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s Outpatient Clinic provides easy access for a consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon working within the same clinic setting.