Yale Receives Funding to Study Myasthenia Gravis
The National Institutes of Health through the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia has awarded a research team from Yale University, George Washington University, and Duke University $7.8 million to establish a rare disease network for myasthenia gravis.
Yale Faculty Pioneer Development and Testing of Portable MRI Device
Yale researchers have agreed to develop, deploy, and test a new portable MRI scanner, a device its developer hopes will cost a fraction of that of traditional MRIs and make the new imaging technology available in clinics in the U.S. and around the world.
Brain Hemorrhage Surgery Boosts Survival, but Disability Risk Still High
While patients who undergo surgery for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) survive at higher rates than those who do not receive surgery, they are also at high risk of significant disability, according to a new Yale-led study published in the journal JAMA.
Department of Neurology Receives Major Grant to Evaluate Blood Thinners and Stroke Prevention
Yale School of Medicine has received a 5-year, $20 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to administer a Phase III trial measuring the effectiveness of using a blood thinner to prevent new strokes in patients who suffered brain hemorrhages and have atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat.
Yale Seeks Inclusion Body Myositis Patients for Electrical Impedance Myography Study
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT are looking for patients with inclusion body myositis (IBM) to participate in a study using Electrical Impedance Myography (EIM). The purpose of the study is to learn if EIM is useful for measuring the severity of inclusion body myositis. If successful, this technique could be used in clinical drug trials, potentially making it easier to gain FDA approval for medications that may benefit IBM patients.
Sansing wins Young Neurological Scholar Award
Dr. Lauren Sansing, an associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, will receive a prestigious American Neurological Association award later this year. Sansing will be awarded the highest merit offered by the ANA: the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award.
Hafler Is Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
David A. Hafler, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology, the William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology, and professor of immunobiology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in medicine.
Yale selected as one of 25 clinical trial sites for treatment of neurological diseases
Yale has been approved as a clinical site for the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). NeuroNEXT, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), is the premier NIH network for neuroscience clinical trials and biomarker studies and aims to streamline Phase II clinical trials for brain disorders.
The 3rd Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience CME Course was held on May 24, 2018 at Yale West Campus.
The 3rd Critical Care and Emergency Neuroscience CME Course was held on May 24, 2018 at Yale West Campus. A collaboration between the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, it attracted 180+ registered participants from across the state (and tri-state region). This year’s theme was Resuscitation of Severe and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Too many people die from strokes because treatment is delayed
As a neurologist, every single day I am left unable to help victims of stroke, despite an effective treatment in hand, simply because they arrived too late. The blood clots in the brain that cause strokes irreversibly change who we are and burden our families. Strokes strike nearly 800,000 Americans each year, killing 140,000 and at a cost to society of $34 billion annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Factors Considered by Clinicians when Prognosticating Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes
Dr. Starane Shepherd is joined by Dr. David Hwang for the sixth episode of the NCS Podcast Series to discuss Dr. Hwang's recently published paper, “Factors Considered by Clinicians when Prognosticating Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes."
American Neurological Association honors Dr. Kevin Sheth
Dr. Kevin Sheth has won the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award, the most prestigious award given by the American Neurological Association (ANA). He will be presented with the award at the annual meeting of the ANA held Oct. 15-17 in San Diego.
All Signs Pointed to a Stroke. Then the Tests Come Back Negative.
“Mom?” the middle-aged man asked. He recognized the voice, but the words were muffled and strange. I’ll be right over, he said into the phone. The 15-minute drive from his small Connecticut town to his mother’s seemed to last forever. Had she had a stroke? She was 94, and though she’d always been healthy, at her age, anything could happen.