Pediatric Neuroscience News

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Capitalizing on Collaboration in Neurology Care NeurologyLive 11/22/20 Podcast features Paul Fisher, MD discussing the ways Stanford Children’s Health is bolstering the use of multidisciplinary care and harnessing advances in science to improve the care of children with neurologic disease.

Robotic ROSA enables doctors to stop seizures Ivanhoe Broadcast News 5/20/20 A robotic tool aids doctors in pinpointing and removing the source of epileptic seizures in a child’s brain.

Virtual reality used to practice children’s brain surgeries Voice of America 5/12/20 Discussion about the ways the team uses virtual reality programs and 3-D tools to locate tumors and remove the source of epileptic seizures in children’s brains.

Virtual reality brings new vision to health care WebMD 2/10/20 How neurosurgeons are using VR to help prepare for complex surgeries.

Virtual Reality Helps Surgeons Remove Tumor from 2-Year-Old’s Brain NBC Today 11/14/19 This story interviews Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, MD, and the patient’s parents about their journey to find a solution for their son’s life threatening brain tumor. Before the procedure, which had never been done on a patient so young, the doctors used virtual reality and a 3-D printed skull to practice and prepare for the surgery.

How doctors used virtual reality and 3D printing to save a 2-year-old with a brain tumor NBC Nightly News 11/14/19

Técnica de realidad virtual salva la vida de niño con raro tumor Telemundo November 2019 This interview is in Spanish.

The story of Cash California Live/NBC Los Angeles 5/10/19 The parents of a three-year-old California boy look to Stanford after their son suffers a stroke. Gary Steinberg, MD, describes the life-saving surgery he performed on the young boy, and how virtual reality played a main role in the procedure.

Steve Young: Football needs ‘sea change’ in approach to concussions The Mercury News 4/28/19 This article highlights the Stanford Sports Concussion Summit which included a panel discussion with former 49ers quarterback Steve Young and Gary Steinberg, MD (the 49ers’ team neurosurgeon during the 1990s), and William Maloney, MD (team physician for the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors).

Cancer therapy's impact on cognitive function The Future of Everything (Stanford Radio) 3/25/19 In a recent segment on Stanford Radio, Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, discussed immunotherapy as a promising new approach to the treatment of brain cancer in children.

Inspirational athlete with Robby Cleveland from Liberty Basketball Cal-Hi Sports 3/3/19 The story of a high school athlete who collapsed without warning during basketball practice. Airlifted to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, he was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM). After undergoing two surgeries to repair the ruptured blood vessel, he made a rapid recovery and within two months was back on the court.

U.S. News & World Report: Top 25 hospitals for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery Becker’s Hospital Review 6/26/18 The hospital is included among the top 25 children’s hospitals in the country for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings.

Young boy battles brain cancer with help from the Stanford men’s basketball team Fox Bay Area (KTVU-TV) 2/16/18 Story profiles medical treatment of Packard Children’s patient fighting medulloblastoma and his unique relationship with the Stanford men’s basketball team. Samantha Ingerick, NP, is interviewed.

A brave 11-year-old inspires Stanford’s basketball players San Francisco Chronicle 2/25/18

An innovative new children’s hospital uses a mix of technology, nature and playtime to help patients heal New York Times (sponsored content) 1/1/2018 Article features Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD; Mary Leonard, MD; and Christopher Dawes, former president and CEO.

VR in healthcare AV Magazine 10/12/17 Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD, is interviewed about the use of VR in brain surgery and training of future neurosurgeons.

‘Druggable’ protein could halt deadly brain cancers, if only for a few months San Francisco Business Times 9/21/17 A Stanford team has found that a group of aggressive brain tumors called high-grade gliomas temporarily stop growing if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is missing. Senior author Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is quoted.

What parents should know about febrile seizures U.S. News & World Report 1/17/17 Article offers advice to parents on how to manage a child during a febrile seizure. Paul Fisher, MD, is quoted.

Scientists tackle lethal childhood brain cancer Scientific American 10/28/16 Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is quoted in this article about advancements in treatments for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, aggressive brain cancer found in children.

What happens in kids’ brains when they hear mom’s voice TIMEHealthDay NewsLive ScienceMedical DailyDaily Mail (UK) 5/16/16 A new Stanford study shows that a variety of brain circuits are engaged when children hear their mother's voice. In the extensive press coverage of the study lead author Daniel Abrams, PhD, and senior author Vinod Menon, PhD, are quoted.

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