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September 15, 2021

On COVID-19, Brain Surgery, and Never Wasting a Crisis | Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Anthony Effinger

Listen to this episode to hear Dr. Kelly speak about how PNI made the most of the pandemic, for its patients, and for science. The PNI team used anesthesia with fewer side effects, cut down on narcotics, and did immediate postoperative CT scans. The result: ICU use fell to 29% from 54%, and 41.4 percent of patients went home on day one.

Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian on the THINK NEURO Podcast
August 18, 2021

Get Vaccinated to Avoid Stroke, Abnormal MRIs | Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 19: Show Notes The Covid-19 virus is...

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August 3, 2021

How Medicine Can Precisely Reach Its Destination

by Santosh Kesari

On a pre-pandemic flight from Los Angeles to Boston, I marveled at the ability of a plane to journey from a very specific location in one city to another specific spot thousands of miles away. I stepped in the plane at a particular gate in...

Streamlining brain surgery during COVID-19
July 29, 2021

Streamlining Brain Tumor Surgery Care During the Pandemic

by Guest Author

During COVID-19, Pacific Neuroscience Institute sets new standard of safe, efficient, high quality minimally invasive brain tumor surgery. Find out more.

Glioblastoma and COVID-19
July 1, 2021

Glioblastoma at the Time of COVID-19

by Akanksha Sharma

In February 2020, a beautiful and energetic young woman in her late 30s gave birth to her second child. In the week and months after, the world changed around her. Inside, she felt strange too – exhausted, moody, very irritable, forgetful all the time. Maybe...

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March 23, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines

by Barbara Giesser

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, there were many questions about how persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) would be affected.  Now a year later, we have answers to some of those questions, and other issues that have yet...

January 25, 2021

When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available?

by Zara Jethani

*** February 2, 2021 update from our affiliate Providence*** Updates in recommended groups (age 65 and over)  You may have heard that the state recently prioritized vaccine eligibility to include those over the age of 65. These eligibility guidelines are now consistent across all counties....

PNI 2021
January 1, 2021

PNI Founders’ Message 2021

by Guest Author

Although our medical community continues to strain under the burden of COVID-19, there has been hope, determination and progress. Neurological diseases do not stop and neither have we at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

Caregivers left behind
December 28, 2020

Supporting Family Members, Friends and Caregivers After Loss

by Santosh Kesari

This article was published on U.S News and World report, December 11, 2020 For loved ones left behind during the pandemic, suffering may endure for years. AS I WRITE THIS, COVID-19 has taken the lives of nearly 300,000 Americans. Each death leaves behind a circle of...

Learning an instrument during COVID
November 8, 2020

Optimizing Brain Health During COVID

by William Buxton

As physicians, we understand the tremendous value of cognitive, physical, and social activity in optimizing and preserving our abilities as we age. At first glance, it is easy to see COVID as an obstacle. However, there are many ways we can emerge from this period sharper, stronger and more resilient.

Last updated: November 17th, 2020