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November 22, 2016

Seventh Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium at PNI

by Zara Jethani

The Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium is a one-day conference held in November each year that highlights new developments, evidence-based treatments, and neuroscience specialization in nursing practice. Amy Eisenberg, MSN, ARNP, CNRN, program director of the nursing symposium and nurse practitioner at Pacific Neuroscience Institute developed the...

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November 15, 2016

PATIENT STORY: Clival Chordoma

by Amy Eisenberg

As I approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am eternally grateful for Dr. Daniel Kelly, Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian, Dr. Chester Griffiths and their entire team. Because of these brilliant doctors and the staff at Saint Johns Health Center (now Providence), I am alive, healthy, strong and...

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November 9, 2016

The Hidden Plight of Family Caregivers

by Marlon Saria

If this is the first time you are hearing that November is National Family Caregivers Month, you are not alone. Many Americans, including professional healthcare providers, are not aware that there is a month designated to promoting national recognition of family caregivers. President Clinton signed...

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November 6, 2016

Clinical Trials Round-Up: November 2016

by Zara Jethani

We have recently added a new clinical trial protocol at the Pacific Neuroscience Research Center at PNI. NEW CLINICAL TRIAL Boehringer Ingelheim (NCT 02423525): A Phase I Dose Escalation and CNS Pharmacokinetic Study of the ErbB Family Inhibitor Afatinib in Patients with Recurrent or Progressive Brain...

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November 3, 2016

When a Stroke Survivor Becomes a Leader

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center’s patient support group leader Dana Rivera, tells her story from devastation to success. In the summer of 2009 at the age of 44, Dana’s life changed forever. An active, full time mother and wife, Dana Rivera suddenly experienced startling symptoms....

November 1, 2016

Telestroke Program: Faster Stroke Response

by Zara Jethani

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Recent strides in neurological services at Providence Saint John’s Health Center mean more patients than ever with stroke and aneurysm are regaining all or some function related to speech,...

Last updated: November 13th, 2019