Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy is effective and safe regardless of intraoperative issues that were previously used as exclusionary criteria for this approach.
Gene Signature Test Accurately Predicts Individual Clinical Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Patients
Results help identify active surveillance candidates
New Nephrology Department Chairman Appointed
After a national search, Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors has chosen Robert Heyka, MD, a 27-year veteran of the institution’s medical staff, as Chair of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension.
How Whole Brain 3-D Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Is Advancing Exploration of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Insights from 2-D MRS studies have ignited a quest to study chemical changes in large volumes of brain simultaneously using 3-D PEPSI imaging. And they hint at what’s possible with MRS at 7-tesla field strength.
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New Virtual Reality System Uses Multisensory Immersion to Challenge Rehab Patients While Delighting Them Too
The novel CAREN system allows safe challenging of rehab patients through scenarios in an immersive virtual environment. Early use centers on Parkinson disease and MS, but clinical and research applications may be boundless.
Robot-Assisted Stereotactic Laser Ablation Under Real Time MRI: A First Operative Technique Report in Intractable Epilepsy
Cleveland Clinic surgeons share the first known report of the combined use of three advanced operative tools for intractable focal partial epilepsy. Recovery was swift for the 19-year-old patient.
Here’s What the Future of Neuroimaging Research Looks Like
7-tesla MRI imaging is taking neuropsychiatric research into new territory with awe-inspiring resolution — and the story of what’s involved in scanner installation is pretty impressive too.
Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky: Endoscopy, Laparoscopy Pioneer
Jeffrey Ponsky, MD, has rejoined Cleveland Clinic in a newly created role focused on his passion for hands-on clinical innovations. Hear his thoughts on what’s next in minimally invasive surgery.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Unlikely, But Much-Talked-About Treatment
FMT is a ground-breaking treatment for diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile bacteria. By transferring “healthy” bacteria from a donor into a patient’s intestines, it’s hoped the proper balance of bacteria will be restored.
Case Study: Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
ESD is being used at a handful of U.S. centers to remove large colonic polyps. Discover more about this approach, which may soon be more widely adopted by surgeons and endoscopists.