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Andy’s Story: A Rare Disease and a Save

Andy’s Story: A Rare Disease and a Save

Ten months after the nightmare began, 10 months after hanging on through a coma, continuous seizures, and prolonged anesthesia, Andy Reesey stared up at his parents from his hospital bed and began to speak. “Something is not right neurologically,” he said. Tears in their eyes, Andy’s parents e-mailed Andy’s physician, Dr. Simona Ferioli, with the…
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Dr. Opeolu Adeoye Earns ‘Shark Tank’ Honor for Brain-Monitoring Device

Dr. Opeolu Adeoye Earns ‘Shark Tank’ Honor for Brain-Monitoring Device

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, a UC Health emergency physician and neurocritical care specialist and a member of the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center and UC Neurotrauma Center, won the $5,000 prize in the UC College of Medicine’s recent Shark Tank competition. Dr. Adeoye’s winning pitch to Cincinnati investors and business experts is a non-invasive, disposable device called…
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Donna’s story: Rising above Glioblastoma

Donna’s story: Rising above Glioblastoma

As the UC Brain Tumor Center leaps into spring with its annual wine tasting event, April 21, and the opening of online registration for Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, one Cincinnati couple is more than ready to join in: Donna Blundred, a four-year survivor of glioblastoma multiforme, and her husband, Larry. Donna and…
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UC Neuromuscular Center Gains Ability to Perform Fascicular Sciatic Nerve Biopsy

UC Neuromuscular Center Gains Ability to Perform Fascicular Sciatic Nerve Biopsy

The ability to perform a delicate type of biopsy on major nerves is now one of the diagnostic tools available to specialists at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute’s Neuromuscular Center. Hani Kushlaf, MD, a UC Health neurologist and an assistant professor of neurology and pathology, said the capability to perform a fascicular sciatic nerve…
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Christin’s Story: A Young Stroke Survivor’s Mission Continues

Christin’s Story: A Young Stroke Survivor’s Mission Continues

Two years after she suffered a massive stroke, Christin Harris is not only living life to the fullest, she is helping hundreds of children live life to the fullest. Thanks to successful emergency treatment by the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team, Christin and her husband have been able to continue their mission to help children…
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Guillain-Barré in the Spotlight, But No Stranger to UC Neuromuscular Team

Guillain-Barré in the Spotlight, But No Stranger to UC Neuromuscular Team

The world has wept a collective tear during the last several months following the surge of babies born with small heads and underdeveloped brains, the unproven but likely effect of mothers infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus during pregnancy. But babies may not be the only ones at risk from complications of Zika, which is…
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As AES President, Michael Privitera Shapes Agenda for World’s Epilepsy Professionals

As AES President, Michael Privitera Shapes Agenda for World’s Epilepsy Professionals

Michael Privitera, MD, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, in December took the helm of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), the largest professional organization for epilepsy physicians and scientists in the world. The AES, which attracts more than 5,000 professionals from 60 countries to its annual meeting, seeks…
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‘Resolve to Get Healthy’ Shares New Paradigm of Integrative Medicine

‘Resolve to Get Healthy’ Shares New Paradigm of Integrative Medicine

If the inaugural Resolve to Get Healthy symposium was any indication, the wellness movement has taken off. A sellout crowd of 317 took part in the January 23 event at the Kingsgate Marriott, a project of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, UC Health Integrative Medicine,…
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Neurologist Wants to Help Survivors ‘START’ Recovering Long after Their Stroke

Neurologist Wants to Help Survivors ‘START’ Recovering Long after Their Stroke

In the world of stroke care, stories abound about patients who received the clot-busting drug tPA during the 4.5-hour treatment window and were discharged from the hospital with all or most of their abilities intact. Yet these patients remain a small minority of the millions of people who experience a stroke each year. What happens…
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Drs. Duker and Zimmer Honored for Outstanding Patient Experience Scores

Drs. Duker and Zimmer Honored for Outstanding Patient Experience Scores

Andrew Duker, MD, and Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, members of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, were among 13 UC College of Medicine faculty members honored Wednesday night for ranking in the top 10 percent of providers in the Press Ganey national database for patient experience with clinic visits. The Press Ganey scores are based…
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