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Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery, Better Results?

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 – "Awake" brain surgery may improve treatment of brain aneurysms, researchers say. A brain aneurysm is a weak area in a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. It's commonly treated with a surgical technique known as "clipping" while the patient is under general anesthesia. But a team of researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri found that "awake brain ...

Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

Posted 8 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 – Removing part of the skull to relieve pressure in the brain following a severe head injury can save a person's life, but the patient is often left permanently disabled, a new clinical trial has determined. Doctors frequently turn to craniectomy for patients who are suffering from brain swelling as a result of traumatic head injury, but little is known about whether the ...

Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 – Wearable devices aimed at tracking seizures in epilepsy patients are being developed, researchers report. Three such devices – a patch, an arm band system and wrist-worn monitors – were reviewed in three separate studies and presented this week at an American Epilepsy Society meeting in Philadelphia. They do not yet have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as ...

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