Neuroscience When to make a specialty referral for a headache patient

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 make a referral, according to Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS, neurologist and headache/migraine specialist with Norton Neuroscience Institute. “There’s not …

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

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 at Norton Healthcare than in the same month a year earlier. “People may be sitting at home with minor strokes …

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Neuroscience Teen recalls sister’s epilepsy care with child neurologist Vinay Puri, M.D.

Teen recalls sister’s epilepsy care with child neurologist Vinay Puri, M.D.

By Sydney Badon Seven years ago, my younger sister, Samantha, was diagnosed with epilepsy. Who would have thought that fluttering her eyes was actually a seizure? Sam didn’t seem herself, and so our pediatrician ordered a sleep-deprived electroencephalogram (EEG). This is a test that looks at how the brain works when it’s tired. At first, …

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Neuroscience Patients with epilepsy are at high risk for depression

Patients with epilepsy are at high risk for depression

In a study of adults, researchers found that those with epilepsy were twice as likely as adults without epilepsy to report feelings of depression in the previous year. Depressive thoughts or feelings can result from the many challenges that come with epilepsy, including stigma, fear of disclosure, unpredictable seizures, bullying, financial troubles and relationship changes. …

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Neuroscience Louisville neurosurgeon named among ‘20 People to Know in Health Care’

Louisville neurosurgeon named among ‘20 People to Know in Health Care’

David A. Sun, M.D., PhD., neurosurgeon and executive medical director of Norton Neuroscience Institute has been named among Louisville Business First’s 20 People to Know in Health Care. Dr. Sun, who also is the co-director of the Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute, has pioneered the use of …

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Neuroscience Norton Neuroscience Institute recognized as multiple sclerosis leader

Norton Neuroscience Institute recognized as multiple sclerosis leader

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has presented Norton Neuroscience Institute with its 2019 Leadership award. Norton Healthcare received the honor for its continued commitment and dedication to treating those living with MS. “The team at Norton Neuroscience Institute has supported people living with MS for years, providing care, education and resources,” said Sherry Bramucci, director, …

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Neuroscience Anna V. Bite, D.O., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Anna V. Bite, D.O., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Anna V. Bite, D.O., has joined Norton Neuroscience Institute as a neurologist with a special interest in multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. Those conditions include transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica (NMO), neurosarcoidosis, NMDA-receptor encephalitis and central nervous system vasculitis. Dr. Bite also has specialized training in the management …

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Neuroscience CDC guidelines for treating children with mild traumatic brain injury

CDC guidelines for treating children with mild traumatic brain injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on treating children with concussions, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), include 19 clinical recommendations covering diagnosis, prognosis, and management and treatment. “This is the time of year when concussion numbers hit a peak,” said Tad D. Seifert, M.D., neurologist and sports concussion physician with Norton …

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Neuroscience Patients and caregivers: Learn about the latest advances at the 2019 Neuroscience Expo

Patients and caregivers: Learn about the latest advances at the 2019 Neuroscience Expo

The lineup for the 2019 Neuroscience Expo features sessions with neurological experts and others on a range of topics from specific conditions to financial considerations. The Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, event at the Kentucky International Convention Center is free and open to the public. Sessions are organized in tracks largely around conditions, but participants can …

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Neuroscience Pioneering radial approach for aneurysm, stroke

Pioneering radial approach for aneurysm, stroke

Endovascular neurosurgeons at Norton Neuroscience Institute are among a handful of physicians in the country accessing the brain through the radial artery rather than the femoral artery to treat aneurysm or stroke. The radial approach allows patients of Mahan Ghiassi, M.D., and Mayshan Ghiassi, M.D., brothers and endovascular neurosurgeons with Norton Neuroscience Institute, to recover …

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