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ICU Training

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 |  Tuesday Nov 8, 2016 | Share This Item

AfterA few days ago, we documented neurosurgery residency training at the ICU. In these photos, the director of the Neuro ICU, Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, can be seen teaching residents on how to closely monitor blood pressure by inserting a radial arterial catheter into the wrist of a subarachnoid hemorrhage patient.

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Roxanne Benavidez's farewell.

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Friday Nov 11, 2016 | Share This Item

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to wish a fond farewell to Roxanne Benavidez and like to thank her for over 7 years of dedicated service to the department.

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Neuro ICU Story

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Wednesday Nov 16, 2016 | Share This Item

A woman in her 50s was sent to the Neuro ICU with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. After she was treated with coil embolization, the patient developed vasospasm. Neurointensivists successfully managed the vasospasm and monitored her cerebral blood flow with Ornim C-Flow and transcranial Doppler. We are happy to report that her condition is now improving.

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Health Science Center, MD Anderson announce affiliation

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Thursday Nov 17, 2016 | Share This Item

"The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is conducting first-in-human brain cancer research led by Andrew Brenner, M.D., Ph.D. Through clinical trials, patients are already benefitting from this new approach in which Health Science Center neurosurgeon John R. Floyd II, M.D., inserts nano-sized radioactive fat particles directly into brain tumors with very promising results.

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