Items Tagged ‘neurology’

Gene sequencing expert: Test could speed diagnosis of rare diseases

April 8, 2016

Gene sequencing expert: Test could speed diagnosis of rare diseases

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Some people suffer for years from rare neurological diseases that have no known cause and, accordingly, few clear treatment choices. Those causes could become easier to diagnose – if doctors had the right tool. Some UCLA researchers say that they already do. Using a state-of-the-art genetic test — paired with a patient evaluation and family […]

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Tags: DNA segments, Dr. Brent Fogel, exome sequencing, family history, genes, genetic test, genetic testing, human genetics, leukodsystrophy, Neurogenetics Clinic, neurological diseases, neurology


Suspect a brain injury? Follow these 6 tips for the best care

April 8, 2016

Suspect a brain injury? Follow these 6 tips for the best care

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Severe bumps to the head can happen during sports practice, kids’ play dates and even household accidents. Knowing when to seek care for head injuries can mean the difference between a full recovery and a lifelong disability or death. Dr. Paul Vespa, director of UCLA Health’s neurocritical care program, offers six tips to ensure the […]

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Tags: concussion, Dr. Paul Vespa, neurocritical care, neurology, rehabilitation, TBI, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program


March 30, 2016

Kidney transplant & my neurologist

By guzman200131 guzman200131

Hi my is name Jonathan I am kidney transplant of 20 years my kidney transplant drs r awesome and amazing doctors in the world They have done amazing things in my life in so many surgeries I had sense 1993 though the years I went say thank you for my Ucla kidney transplant Drs & […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, kidney transplant, neurologist, neurology, patient stories


January 11, 2013

Parker’s Story-Genetic Disorder

By loriharris7_bv loriharris7_bv

Parker was born July 10, 2012 in Bakersfield CA, a seemingly healthy baby boy. Though he was 5 weeks premature, we were told he was perfectly fine, and would not require NICU care. After about 72 hours, Parker’s health began to decline, requiring him to be air-lifted to UCLA when he was only 9 days […]

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Tags: Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, neurology, nonketotic hyperglycinemia, patient stories


December 16, 2010

Huntington’s Disease: John Paul Jr. shares his story

By uclahealth uclahealth

  John Paul Jr.’s Ultimate Winning Race At one time, John Paul Jr. was among the nation’s top professional race car drivers. But in 2001 he had to retire from racing when he noticed that his car would not respond the way he thought his hands and feet were telling it to while driving. He […]

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Tags: Dr. Susan Perlman, Dr. Yvette Bordelon, Huntington’s, neurology, UCLA Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Studies