Category Archives: neurology

Patients with broken jaws may also have concussions

Concussions caused by sports injuries and active-duty military combat have garnered lots of publicity lately. Specialists at Upstate are now calling attention to a concussion that can result from a forceful punch to the jaw. Patients with isolated mandible fractures … Continue reading

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Sudden weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or seeing? Quickly get to hospital for stroke evaluation

What would you be likely to do within the first three hours of experiencing weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or difficulty seeing? Researchers from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center asked this question of more than a thousand people nationwide – and … Continue reading

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11 additions to Upstate’s Community Campus

Services have expanded, and new technology and equipment has been added to Upstate’s Community Campus in the four years since Upstate University Hospital acquired Community General Hospital. Here are 11 additions to know about: * Two types of specialized emergency … Continue reading

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Learning how the brain develops

  The cellular and molecular processes of cerebral cortex development are under study in the Upstate laboratory of Eric Olson, PhD, an associate professor of neuroscience and physiology. The cerebral cortex is the brain’s outer layer. Olson and Ryan O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Concussion experts assess head injury assessment tools

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges and other schools may participate in a study … Continue reading

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An audience with the pope reverberates at Upstate

Jake Braithwaite, 26, and Brendan Coffey, 30, are chaplain interns at Upstate University Hospital, Braithwaite in neurology and Coffey in cardiology. The two men have taken vows of chastity, poverty and obedience in the multiyear process of becoming Jesuits. They … Continue reading

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Solving a neurodegenerative mystery: Now that we know how cells die, can we halt their death?

A project on which Xin Jie Chen, PhD, has been working for a decade provides insight into the physiological impact of mitochondrial dysfunction, which is associated with an increasing number of aging-related neuromuscular degenerative diseases. Chen is a professor of … Continue reading

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Celiac disease can mimic a brain tumor

When an adolescent girl suffering from headaches and blurred vision seeks medical care, doctors may not immediately think of celiac disease as a cause — but the immune disorder should be a consideration. A pediatrician specializing in gastroenterology at Upstate … Continue reading

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Here’s how your brain can help improve Alzheimer’s diagnoses

The world’s largest Alzheimer’s research project is the brainchild of a neuroimaging professor at the University of California, San Francisco who graduated from Upstate in 1965. Michael Weiner, MD, hopes to monitor millions of people online in a long-term study … Continue reading

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Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

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