Monthly Archives: January 2010

Pediatric Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Elaine Wirrell, a pediatric neurologist at Mayo Clinic, describes how childhood epilepsy is diagnosed and treated at Mayo Clinic. Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system. In epilepsy, the brain’s normal pattern of neuron activity is disturbed, causing patients to experience unusual sensations, emotions and behavior.

Vertebroplasty Study

A new study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that relief of pain from vertebral compression fractures, as well as improvement in pain-related dysfunction, were similar in patients treated with vertebroplasty and those treated with simulated vertebroplasty without cement injections. The article, “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spine Fractures,” was released […]

Protected: Medical Edge Previews — February 2010

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Mild Cognitive Impairment- Ten Years Later

Ten years ago, Mayo Clinic investigators published a seminal paper on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Since then, thousands of papers have appeared in the medical literature focusing on this early stage of cognitive disorders. According to Mayo Clinic scientists, understanding MCI plays a critical role in the efforts to identify the earliest markers of Alzheimers […]

Mapping the Genome

In 2003 researchers mapped out the first human genome. It led to an explosion of knowledge about why people are different from one another. That meant for the first time doctors could learn more about why one person gets cancer or responds to treatment when another doesn’t. Researchers at Mayo Clinic have mapped out the […]