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Treatment of Seizures in Patients with Significant Drug Interactions and Co-Morbidities

Lola Morgan, MD and Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD

July/August 2014—How can clinicians optimize treatment of seizures for individuals with cardiovascular disease or glioblastoma?

MELAS: A Tricky Disease with an Easy Diagnostic Test

Dorota Jasinska and Jerzy Boczon

July/August 2014—MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) is a multisystem disorder with onset typically in childhood. Mutation in mitochondrial DNA gene MT-TL1 is cause of the disease in 80 percent.

Preventing Blood Clots in Stroke Patients

Lynn Razzano RN, MSN, ONCC and Michael Wong, JD

July/August 2014—An Interview with Dr. Martin Dennis on the Clots 3 Study

Viewpoints: Assessing Disorders of Consciousness

Andrew M. Goldfine, MD

June 2014—Patients with disorders of consciousness can have a wide range of underlying brain functions and therefore require a detailed, expert exam to ensure accurate diagnosis.

Brain Stimulation and Robotics-Assisted Motor Training: New Frontiers in Physical Therapy?

A Q&A with Dylan Edwards, PhD, PT

May 2014—A new approach may help patients recover from stroke and other neurologic injuries. In part one of a series, a researcher explains the technique.

Non-invasive Tool Monitors Cerebral Blood Flow in Real Time

May 2014—A new tool may provide non-invasive, real-time tracking of cerebral function for early identification of damage.

Comprehensive Stroke Certification What Does Does it Take?

Gabriel A. Vidal, MD and Bethany Jennings, APRN, NP-C

September/October 2013—The Ochsner Medical Center Experience

Research Highlights: Opportunities for Stroke Detection and Prevention

September/October 2012—New findings may help identify patients at highest risk for stroke and help others reduce their risk.


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