Perfusion scanning allows more time to save more brain

Time saved is brain saved, and in recent years we’ve gotten some more time to save more brain. In 2018, the American Heart and American Stroke associations updated their guidelines to say perfusion scanning can […]

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A baseline concussion test aids sports concussion diagnosis and treatment

A baseline concussion test provides data to measure functional change in an athlete, making it crucial to concussion care, according to Tad D. Seifert, M.D., a neurologist and sports concussion specialist who is director of […]

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Stroke in young people increasing and mostly preventable

Stroke in young people has been increasing, with adults as young as in their 20s at risk. This largely is due to more young people having risk factors previously associated with the older population: a […]

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Interventional treatments for episodic migraine

Interventional procedures may provide an option for patients with episodic migraine in cases where oral medications may be contraindicated because of comorbidities or because they don’t provide sufficient relief. Many of these treatments do not […]

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New drugs for MS patients

In the past year, patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) have gotten three new treatment options. Mavenclad (cladribine) is the most groundbreaking of the new drugs, in my opinion, due to its unique […]

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One-year results of LAANTERN epilepsy study show seizure improvements

A new study published in Epilepsy Research found 64.3% of patients with various forms of drug-resistant epilepsy in the LAANTERN (Laser Ablation of Abnormal Neurological Tissue Using Robotic NeuroBlate System) registry were free of disabling […]

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How improving door-to-needle time saves lives

When a suspected stroke patient comes into the hospital, everyone on the team has assigned roles so care is delivered quickly and efficiently — picture a race car pit crew jumping over the railing to […]

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Study shows cluster headache medication can have long-term benefits

A drug used to relieve a cluster headache cycle also can help with subsequent cycles if patients continue the therapy, according to a new study by Norton Neuroscience Institute neurologist Brian M. Plato, D.O. Episodic […]

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Neuroscience Updates: ‘Migraine management and treatment options’

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 15, for a lunchtime series providing the latest updates in neuroscience. This program will be livestreamed from noon to 1 p.m. Mandy Whitt, M.D., headache specialist with Norton Neuroscience Institute, will […]

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Norton Brownsboro Hospital expansion opens

The expansion of Norton Brownsboro Hospital is complete, with 70 new patient beds — a 55% increase — advancements in stroke and aneurysm care capabilities and a larger emergency department. The new emergency department has […]

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When to make a specialty referral for a headache patient

Headache disorders, by nature, can be difficult to diagnose and treat. When providers are uncomfortable with the diagnosis or feel the patient may need additional treatments with which they aren’t as familiar, it’s best to […]

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Sharp drop seen in stroke patients may indicate ignored transient ischemic attacks

The number of patients seeking stroke treatment at Norton Healthcare has been falling sharply since the COVID-19 outbreak began its sweep across the United States in March. In May, 36% fewer patients sought stroke care […]

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