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Epilepsy Division launches SEEG Program

In a new clinical venture, neurologists and neurosurgeons at the UFHealth Comprehensive Epilepsy Program carried out the first stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) implant in April this year. SEEG is a neurosurgical technique […]

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Women Leading in Neurology

With continued progress towards equality, 40% of members of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) members are women. The AAN celebrates this progress and the roles women neurologists play in leadership through the […]

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Fixel Center earns Lewy body dementia designation!

The Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health has garnered national recognition as a newly named Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence.

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UF Health’s Multiple Sclerosis Program is New Corporate Sponsor for MS Walk Villages

Hundreds join in Walk MS in The Villages By Larry Lentz More than 350 Villagers took a collective, critical step to ending the debilitating illness of Multiple Sclerosis by participating in […]

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McKnight Brain Institute Brain Awareness Week 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, area homeschool students visited UF to participate in the MBI’s Brain Awareness Week activities. UF Neuroscience students hosted the event and also engaged with more than […]

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Please welcome Dr. Adam Kelly!

May 4th, 2018

Dr. Kelly joins us as the new chief of the vascular division.  If you see him around be sure to say hello!    

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Join Us at the MDA Muscle Walk!

May 3rd, 2018

At MDA, families are our stars and heroes. Muscle Walk gives us the opportunity to unite around a cause that binds us together and celebrate all the stars in our […]

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Reply: Visually-sensitive networks in essential tremor: evidence from structural and functional imaging

May 1st, 2018

Congratulations Drs. Okun and Wagle Shukla on the publication of “Reply: Visually-sensitive networks in essential tremor: evidence from structural and functional imaging” in the April issue of Brain: A Journal […]

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Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel (LCIG) in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Parkinson’s Patients.

Apr 30th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Ahmad El Kouzi, Leonardo Almeida, Adolfo Ramirez Zamora, Pam Zeilman, Matthew Barabas, Irene Malaty and Michael Okun on the publication of “Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel (LCIG) in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Parkinson’s Patients,” which was published […]

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STN vs. GPi deep brain stimulation for tremor suppression in Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Apr 27th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Wong, James, Kwo Wei David Ho, Matthew Broderick, Adolfo Ramirez Zamora, Leonardo Almeida, Aparna Wagle-Shukla, Christina Wilson and Michael Okun on the publication of “STN vs. GPi deep brain stimulation for tremor suppression in Parkinson’s disease: […]

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Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Click here to listen! Stem cells – those cells that can give rise to so many cell types in the body – have been touted as the cure-all for a […]

How to Manage Parkinson’s “Off” Time

Parkinson’s can be unpredictable – symptoms can come and go or get better and worse throughout the day. These so-called “on-off” fluctuations (also called motor fluctuations) and dyskinesias can be […]

Solving the Puzzle of Living with Parkinson’s

Harvesting Happiness with guest Dr. Michael Okun Host Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA is an Applied Positive Psychology and lifestyle management consultant specializing in the fields of addiction and trauma recovery, life-crises triage, integrated wellbeing and mindful living. Her mission-driven international […]

Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s

In this debut episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s, brought to you by the National Parkinson Foundation, Dr. Michael Okun talks about early warning signs of Parkinson’s […]

Advocacy in dysphagia management:  A Neurologist’s perspective (Guest:  Dr. Michael Okun)

Listen to Down the Hatch – a Podcast on SoundCloud! Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. […]

Patient Information Videos

Patient Education Videos

Stem Cell Treatment in Parkinsons Disease Below is a video presented as an interview between Dr. Aparna Wagle-Shukla and Dr. Wissam Deeb which discussed the use and prospects of Stem […]

Monthly Blog

6 Steps to better sleep

BY MELISSA ARMSTRONG, MD, MSC, FAAN Many neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis disrupt sleep. Sleep problems also can impact the brain: multiple research studies suggest, for […]

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The Neurologist is in…

Monthly insights and advice from a stroke specialist, a movement disorder expert, and a neuromuscular physician. by Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSC featured in Neurology Now, Your Trusted Resource for Brain […]

Faculty Research Update

Migraine and Depression
by Yulia Orlova et al., 2018

Yulia Y Orlova, MD - PhotoSerotonin syndrome is a toxicity syndrome related to the use of serotonergic medications. Patients need to have at least one of the following symptoms/signs (refer to the article for more details):

  • Spontaneous clonus
  • Inducible clonus + (agitation or sweating)
  • Ocular clonus + (agitation or sweating)
  • Tremor + hyperreflexia
  • Hypertonia + temperature above 38C + (ocular clonus or inducible clonus)

The FDA has issued an advisory warning against the possible higher risk of serotonin syndrome with concomitant use of triptans (to manage migraine headaches) and certain antidepressants: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI).

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