Watch this KPTV report about a patient who was in the worst pain in his life. His minimally invasive spine surgery cured him "100 percent" and he was out on the town that evening.
What is “migraine brain”? Could some sinus headaches actually be migraines? Is there any way to head off chronic migraines? Providence neurologists answer questions about migraines.
“Is a TIA truly a stroke, or is it caused by other problems? What is the process for finding a good specialist?"
The American Academy of Neurology recommends 10 quality care measures for treating Parkinson’s disease, yet some aspects of care may be overlooked. Here are seven more that every provider who treats the disease should consider. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist
Many patients at the cognitive assessment clinic ask, “Can I drink alcohol?” It seems to be a simple question to answer. After all, either through the media or our own experiences, many of us know someone who drank too much and ended up with memory loss. So, alcohol must be bad for memory, right?
Bringing science education to life, Providence School Outreach Program hosted more than 125 Portland-area high school students to watch a live “Brain Watch” surgery as Dr. Vivek Deshmukh, neurosurgeon with Providence Brain and Spine Institute, clamped a brain aneurysm in a 4-hour operation.
As part of the expansion of Providence Brain and Spine Institute (PBSI) over the past few years, a number of investments have been made to enhance electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) services. These improvements have come in the form of physician expertise, facilities and equipment.
Learn how Providence built a telestroke network to improve stroke care in communities in Oregon and Washington.
Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease, explains the difference between action tremors and rest tremors and what to look for.
Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center, provides tips on diagnosing numbness and when to order testing to check for multiple sclerosis.
Learn about the warning signs and treatment options for brain tumors.
The Providence presence at the 2017 International Stroke Conference (ISC) was outstanding this year! Submissions from Providence included research conducted using the Get with the Guidelines® (GWTG) system stroke registry data, as well as local research projects.
Two years after a Providence surgeon removed the tumor that disrupted her life, Carol Fichtner is thriving.
Providence Portland Medical Center now offers an advanced neuro procedure room with 3-D mapping and CT scan overlay.
Printable sheets with information on Providence Brain and Spine Institute specialty programs.
Printable sheets describing Providence Brain and Spine Institute services.
From publishing in medical journals to presenting at peer conferences, Providence Brain and Spine Institute experts have been active on a national and international scale.
Miles away… and by your side. See the map of all telestroke locations.
More than 80 percent of painful low-back flare-ups get better on their own within six to eight weeks. Great to know – but what are you supposed to do in the meantime? How can you get past the pain, speed up the healing and tell back pain that it’s time to move on?
New technology integrates the state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating room with advanced neuroimaging.
A pre- and post-operative guide for patients planning for spine surgery at Providence Portland, St. Vincent or Willamette Falls medical centers.
Watch this video depicting the lifesaving power of telestroke.
How brain tumors present is significantly related to their location, size and rate of growth. Tumors associated with the pituitary gland can manifest endocrine effects related to pituitary hypofunction or hyperfunction, for example, while many slow-growing tumors, such as meningiomas and pituitary tumors, may be discovered incidentally upon unrelated cranial imaging.
Rachel Frazier is a jogger, golfer and power walker. She’s used to the odd muscle and joint aches that come with being physically active. But the pain that came the winter of 2012 was something entirely different. It started in her upper left arm and radiated downward to her thumb, and it kept getting worse.
Of all the reasons why people go to the doctor, back pain is second only to the common cold. Genetics, stressful jobs and lifestyles, poor posture and body mechanics, weak muscles, and extra pounds set most of us up for back problems sooner or later.
A range of therapies, from treating depression to prescribing exercise, can help patients maintain full lives free of devastating disability. – Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center
The treatment of acoustic neuromas has evolved in recent years as stereotactic radiosurgery has become more prevalent and strategies to maximize facial nerve function in surgical resection have come to the fore.
Workup of the Pituitary “Incidentaloma”. Pituitary tumors are among the most common brain tumors. Autopsy and radiology studies have placed the incidence between 14% and 22%. The incidence increases with age, and overall they account for 13% of all brain tumors.
When medications no longer work, this surgical approach is easing symptoms for many patients with this degenerative disease. –
Elise Anderson,M.D., neurologist
The September issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a combination therapy that may hold promise for people with advanced melanoma.
The November issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a new stent to repair complex brain aneurysms; plus, treating HPV-related oral cancers.
Research projects by Providence Brain and Spine Institute specialists David Antezana, M.D., Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., and Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., FACS, gain national platform.
Researchers surveyed hospitals to ask whether ongoing data completeness reports and monthly comparative quality reports were used to make changes in the acute care process. These self-reports were then confirmed by using the registry data to construct objective run-chart measures over 12 months. Results showed several programmatic characteristics that distinguished programs that used quality reports to make improvements.
The significance of the Kleenex boxes placed on every tabletop isn’t apparent at first. But 15 minutes into this lunchtime gathering of doctors, nurses and a host of other health care workers, the reason becomes clear.
Results of sustained long-term use of interferon beta-1a in a community-based cohort of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis....