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In an editorial published in CNS Spectrums, Dr. Jay Avasarala takes the research community to task for its lack of minority representation in Phase III clinical trials for drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


The Center for Advanced Translational Stroke Science (CATSS) was established in 2015 to support basic and translational stroke research, to provide an interactive and collaborative environment for research development between research and clinical faculty (and strengthen interactions with other clinical departments) and to provide a support structure for successful funding of research in stroke at the University of Kentucky.

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DISABILITY OR COMPLEX SPINE SURGERY?Multiple back surgeries since age 21 had left Richmond resident Dave Lee with a 13-inch scar, a spine flanked by metal rods melded to his spine by screws, and excruciating pain..Read the full story HERE featuring 
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2019) — Last September, Guy Bradley began having episodes of severe and sudden confusion with night sweats and nausea.

"He'd wake up and not know where he was or what day it was," said his wife, Harriet. 

Also troubling: the 69-year old suddenly could not find his way around the golf course he'd played all his adult life. 

With each of the four episodes, Harriet and Guy would head to the closest emergency room. Each time, the diagnosis was scary – and yet didn't quite fit.  


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2019) — A meeting in early 2010 sparked Dr. Ima Ebong's passion to advocate for greater minority representation in medical school — a passion that has propelled her to national recognition for her work.

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The University of Kentucky Brain Restoration Center team performed the first-ever Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for a Parkinson’s disease


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 9, 2018) — "Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis" didn't show up as a question on Destiny Taschner's ACT test.  But if it had, this high schooler would have been able to give its definition.

As any neurologist knows, those 29 letters spell serious trouble, and Taschner was in it.

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UK HealthCare has more than 155 physicians practicing medicine with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors in America List for 2019 — more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. 

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When George Quintero first heard about a new clinical trial that could improve motor function in stroke patients, he knew he had to find a way to bring it to UK HealthCare.


Sudden onset of blurred vision, slurred speech, numbness or paralysis in the face, arm, or leg can be indications of a stroke. Oftentimes, many wait to seek help, but this can be a fatal mistake: the risks of permanent damage or death increase the longer treatment is delayed. In fact, six million people die and another five million become permanently disabled because of a stroke each year.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2017)  By Kristi Lopez and Allison Perry Aug. 8, 2017UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S.
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The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently honored UK HealthCare's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. This achievement recognizes UK HealthCare’s commitment and success in adhering to the most current evidence-based stroke treatment guidelines for stroke patient care and outcomes. To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement i

Epilepsy centers provide a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. A patient-oriented team will typically include epileptologists (neurologists with expertise in treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, and others with training and experience in epilepsy care.


Since 1998, The ALS Association’s national network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence has provided evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. Each ALS clinic must meet The ALS Association’s clinical care and treatment standards, which are based on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Practice Parameters, participate in ALS-related research and successfully complete a comprehensive site review to be certified as a center of excellence.


UK HealthCare's Stroke Program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award. The program has also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Plus. The award recognizes the program’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

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Study Highlights:Only one-third of 5,600 patients with retinal infarction, or stroke in the eye, underwent basic stroke work-up, and fewer than one in 10 were seen by a neurologist.One in 100 of the retinal infarction patients studied experienced another stroke within 90 days of their retinal infarction.LOS ANGELES, Jan.
Organizations like the American Heart Association have promoted the FAST concept to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke.FAST stands for Face, Arm, Speech and Time – the last letter a reminder to seek treatment immediately because strokes can be debilitating or even deadly.However, a study published in a recent issue of Stroke and authored by a resident physician at the University of Kentucky might signal a sea change in how we educate lay people and first responders to look for stroke.Dr.
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term, progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s. The symptoms for the disease usually develop slowly over time, and among the obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty in walking. Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson’s, though there are medications that can slow the progression of symptoms.Dr.
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 Laura Dawahare | UKnow | Jan. 6, 2017