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NeuroLogic - Spring 2008

Spring 2008

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NeuroLogic Spring 2008

Articles in this Issue

Epilepsy

  • As a Level 4 center, the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center enjoys the highest degree of recognition conferred by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

Medical Technology

  • Basilar Invagination is a rare and serious condition which until now has only had one surgical treatment which had serious drawbacks. Now, to circumvent these impediments, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, clinical director of the Hopkins spine program, has developed a surgical approach through the neck.

Infectious Diseases

  • While Avi Nath and his team typically see common CNS infections, when he was consulted about a strange case, he immediately suspected a listeria infraction in the central nervous system.

Neuro ICUs

  • The Neurocritical Care Unit at Johns Hopkins is full, but the unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has a bed.  The difference? Three cross-town miles versus seven stories up. Other than that, the two units are pretty much exactly the same.

Aneurysm

  • Rafael Tamargo, director of cerebrovascular neurosurgery at Hopkins, treats a wide range of vascular problems in the brain, but the surgeon’s specialty is aneurysm.

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