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Epilepsy in older adults

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Rebecca O'Dwyer, MDNeurologist Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, talks about the increase in prevalence of epilepsy among older adults, and how symptoms in the elderly are often not recognized as seizures and thus treated incorrectly. O’Dwyer is a clinical instructor and epilepsy fellow in the Department of Neurology at Upstate Medical University. For more information, call 315 464-4243 and ask for Dr. O’Dwyer.


Biosensors for detecting neural diseases

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Sharon A Brangman, MDAlex Travis PhDGeriatrician Sharon Brangman, MD, is joined by researcher Alexander Travis, PhD, to talk about their collaborative work on a new research project that hopes to improve the diagnosis of neural diseases and neurotoxins, including stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury.  In addition to Upstate, the following campuses are participating in the project: University at Buffalo, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Cornell University and SUNY Cortland. Brangman is professor of Medicine and division chief of Geriatrics at Upstate, and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center (ADAC). Travis is associate professor of Reproductive Biology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University. 


What you need to know about atrial fibrillation

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Luna Bhatta MD, talks about the causes and treatments of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body and can put you at higher risk for a stroke. Symptoms can include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Luna is the director of the Heart Rhythm Center and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab at Upstate. For more information, call 315 464-5973.  Read the “What’s Up at Upstate” blog: Reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation


Headaches and vision problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Melissa W Ko, MDUpstate neuro-ophthalmologist Melissa Ko, MD talks about headaches, and how vision problems that accompany headaches might be brain related. Ko is an associate professor in Neurology and Ophthalmology at Upstate Medical University.


What you need to know about women and stroke

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Rochele Clark Rochele (Shelly) Clark, RN, Upstate stroke program coordinator, explains the unique characteristics and risk factors about women and stroke.  The Upstate Stroke Center is the first designated stroke center in Central New York, offering the region’s most comprehensive services and treatments. For more information, call 315 464-8668 or toll free 800 464-8668. Read about the program in “What’s up at Upstate” blog.


Hemorrhagic stroke — one patient’s experience and recovery

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD, MPHWarren DarbyUpstate neurologist Gene Latorre, MD, is joined by his patient Warren Darby, who shares his personal experience and recovery from an hemorrhagic stroke. Latorre, director of neurocritical care at the Upstate Stroke Center, stresses the importance of receiving urgent evaluation at a specialized stroke center to decrease mortality and improve outcomes for stroke. Darby is Undersheriff for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Upstate Stroke Center is the first designated stroke center in Central New York, offering the region’s most comprehensive services and treatments.  Read the story in “What’s up at Upstate” blog. Listen to the interview: When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything.  For more information, or to make an appointment, call 315 464-8668 or toll free 800 464-8668.


New guideline for stroke prevention

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Antonio Culebras, MDUpstate neurologist Antonio Culebras, MD served as the lead author of an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology that recommends that people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, take oral anticoagulants, a type of blood thinner pill, to prevent stroke.  The World Stroke Organization has endorsed the updated guideline.  Read more: Guideline: People with Irregular Heartbeat Should Take Blood Thinners to Prevent Stroke


‘What’s Your Emergency?’ – When you suspect a stroke, timing is everything

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Eric M Deshaies, MD To begin our new segment ‘What’s Your Emergency’, Dr. Derek Cooney , director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, and Dr. Eric Deshaies, director of the Upstate Neurovascular Institute, will discuss the signs and symptoms of stroke, what to do and where to go if you suspect your are having a stroke.

Upstate University Hospital’s Stroke Center


11/20/11 Aneurysm Repaired By Glue

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Mary CookNeurosurgeon Eric Deshaies and his patient Mary Cook reveal how Mary’s life-threatening aneurysm was repaired using a surgical glue.

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East Syracuse teacher’s giant brain aneurysm fixed with glue

Brain Bleed MD!, Dr. Deshaies’ website to help patients learn about diseases of the brain blood vessels.


10/30/11 Stroke Care

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Maria Lumbrazo, RN

Nurse Practitioner and Upstate’s Stroke Program Coordinator Maria Lumbrazo shares how collaboration is the key to better stroke outcomes.

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