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UF neurologist, international experts publish new recommendations for Parkinson’s care

Care for patients with Parkinson’s disease is best delivered using a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach. The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health has long been at the forefront of this approach, highlighted in a 2018 JAMA Neurology Viewpoint article titled, Neuroscience Service and Science Hub Model. In two new…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month!

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Join the Alzheimer’s Association in going purple and raising awareness this June. The more people know about Alzheimer’s, the more action we inspire. The color purple has been chosen to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness as The Alzheimer’s Association encourages…

Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation with a multiple independent constant current-controlled device in Parkinson’s disease (INTREPID): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, sham-controlled study

Congratulations Drs. Okun & Foote on the publication of “Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation with a multiple independent constant current-controlled device in Parkinson’s disease (INTREPID): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, sham-controlled study,” which was published in the June issue of The Lancet Neurology. Summary Background Deep brain stimulation (DBS)…

Congratulations to Dr. Zach Newcomer!

Congratulations Zach Newcomer on receiving this year’s Stroke Resident of The Year Award!!   This award is a huge honor because the awardee is selected by numerous members of the interdisciplinary stroke committee which has representatives from nursing, ED, rehab and faculty.  The selected resident is someone who demonstrates commitment, humanism,…

Quantitative Separation of Tremor and Ataxia in Essential Tremor

Congratulations Drs. Hess, Foote, Okun, Shukla, and Vaillancourt on the publication of “Quantitative Separation of Tremor and Ataxia in Essential Tremor.”  This article was published in the May 17th edition of Annuals of Neurology.   Abstract Objective This study addresses a very important problem in Neurology, distinguishing tremor and ataxia…

How those cancelled DBS treatments are resuming

Maintaining deep brain stimulation, or DBS, devices has become more challenging during the COVID-19 crisis. In a new Neurology Today article, Dr. Michael S. Okun, chair of University of Florida neurology and executive director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, discusses these challenges and the recommendations…