Displaying items by tag: department of neurosurgery

The UAB neurosurgery team performed an emergency brain aspiration on Easton Fothergill after he was rushed to UAB Hospital with a large brain abscess.
Rachel Smith, Ph.D., professor in the UAB School of Engineering and principal investigator in the Neural Signal Processing and Modeling lab, was recently awarded multiple grants to fund research in seizure onset localization.
UAB Medicine has added the ExcelsiusGPS® by Globus Medical for minimally invasive spine surgeries.
Cure HHT has named the HHT Clinic at UAB Hospital a Center of Excellence. Only hospitals equipped with the proper personnel, expertise, commitment and resources to provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment and education to individuals with HHT and their families receive this designation.
The resolution, spearheaded by UAB’s Jeffrey Blount, M.D., and the country of Colombia, calls for mandatory folic acid food fortification along with other micronutrients to combat preventable micronutrient deficiencies, such as spina bifida and neural tube defects.
Advanced warning of an elevated risk for seizures could help patients take protective measures to minimize the effects, or possibly even stop the seizure before it begins.
Neuroengineering blends engineering principles with neuroscience to find better ways to treat neurological conditions and to build on understanding how the brain and nervous system function.
UAB pediatric neurosurgeon Jeffrey Blount co-founded the group who presented the resolution on fortification of folic acid in staple foods to the WHO.
UAB Neurosurgery heads to local elementary schools to encourage young students to consider the STEM fields as they ponder career choices.
UAB’s newest members of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine were selected for their outstanding professional achievements and exceptional commitment to service.
The new technique to predict seizure clusters could, if confirmed, have a profound impact on patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who are prone to seizure clusters. 
An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, resulting in an increase of pressure in a small area and causing the vessel to balloon.
For one UAB employee, having a nephew compete in The World Games makes Birmingham’s and UAB’s support of the games come full circle.
Medical professionals are calling on the World Health Assembly to pass a resolution calling for folic acid fortification in staple foods to prevent spina bifida worldwide.
Radiofrequency ablation precisely delivers heat energy that can destroy lesions within the brain that are the cause of seizures.
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