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Summer 2013

Editorial — Collaboration Sheds Light, Yields Results

Working collaboratively across disciplines and settings is not always easy. Yet it holds the key to discerning complex underlying pathologies of neurological disorders — and to making the best treatment choices.

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Creating a Clinical Home for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Increasing evidence indicates that sports-related concussions and mild traumatic brain injury can cause lasting neurological damage. Interdisciplinary clinics like the one at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus provide a clinical home for worried patients and families.

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Treatment Options for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and their families need access to an experienced, collaborative team of expert physicians that includes neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and vascular neurosurgeons. Such a team can help families make the best possible treatment choices for their individual situation.

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New Hope for Treating Severe, Persistent Pediatric Headache

Although nearly one in five children experience frequent or severe headaches, the condition is often misunderstood and undertreated. Young patients and their families have new treatment options.

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Pediatric MS — Diagnosis and Treatment of 'Hidden' Disease

Pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) might afflict some 10,000 children in the United States, but because few physicians are familiar with the childhood version of this disorder, it is underdiagnosed and undertreated. UCSF's Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center, the only National MS Society-supported Center of Excellence west of the Rockies, can give families the help they need.

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CME Courses

See information on upcoming continuing medical education courses.

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Physician Liaison Service

The UCSF Physician Liaison Service provides assistance and information to referring physicians, medical groups and health plans. Please call the Physician Liaison Service or visit www.ucsfhealth.org/health_professionals.

Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395
Email: referral.center@ucsfmedctr.org

Transfer Center

The UCSF Transfer Center is open 24 hours daily to coordinate the transfer of your patients to UCSF Medical Center from hospitals throughout the region.

Phone: (415) 353-9166
Fax: (415) 353-9172