Melanoma Brain Metastases and Vemurafenib: Need for Further Investigation

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Roxana Dronca, a Medical Oncologist, Senior Associate Consultant, and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the October 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where she confirms the need for continued vigilance for brain metastases in patients with BRAF mutated metastatic melanoma, despite simultaneous successful response of extracranial metastases to BRAF-targeted therapy with vemurafenib. Available at:...

Wireless Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry to Monitor Adenosine in Patients With Essential Tremor During Deep Brain Stimulation

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Kendall Lee, a Neurosurgeon and the Director of the Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing online ahead of print and in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which discloses a new discovery in the reaction of the brain during deep-brain-stimulation which may lead to novel treatments for neurological and psychological disorders. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00552-6/fulltext

Potential Adverse Cardiovascular Effects from Excessive Endurance Exercise

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. James O’Keefe, Clinical Cardiologist from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, describes the risks and benefits of extreme endurance exercise, emphasizing the importance of moderation. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00473-9/fulltext

Stereotactic body radiation therapy cancer treatment

submitted by: mdanderson
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) differs from traditional radiation therapy for cancer patients. Treatment takes less time (four days versus seven weeks), it’s double the radiation dose and it spares the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. SBRT is commonly used to treat lung and pancreatic cancers, as well as cancers that have spread to the liver, lung, adrenal glands and spine. Joe Chang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center,...

Clinical and Radiologic Correlations of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome

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Dr. Jonathan Graff-Radford from the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the print issue of the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on radiologic findings of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome and their correlation to clinical outcomes. Available at: http://mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/early/recent

Clinical & Radiologic Correlations of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome.

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Jonathan Graff Radford from the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the print issue of the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on radiologic findings of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome and their correlation to clinical outcomes. Available at: http://mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/early/recent

Exercise as a Preventive or Disease-Modifying Treatment of Dementia

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Dr. Eric J. Ahlskog, from the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effect of exercise in dementia and the aging brain. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3cb65dy

Joint efforts in the fight against stroke

submitted by: COMED2010

The exploration of neurovascular dysfunction and the perfection of thrombolytic therapy in stroke are two core areas of research pursued by scientists of the European Stroke Network.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Personal Information Database

submitted by: scivee-team

I intend to design a database that will encompass information from clinical data, genetic information, functional magnetic resonance information, and high-resolution anatomical functional for a sizable amount of patients. It will allow for easy access to this information, and a way to quickly add or edit information in the database.