AMITA Health Alexian Bros. Neurosciences Institute

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AMITA Health Alexian Bros. Neurosciences Institute


Educar y crear conciencia en los pacientes puede resultar difcil si el hospital de una comunidad carece del personal e instalaciones adecuadas.

Y cuando se trata de la epilepsia y de otras enfermedades neurolgicas, la bsqueda de recursos puede ser todava m[sz]s difcil sin un centro de ense[+ or -]anza acadmica cercana.

Pero eso fue lo que impresion a la Dra. Esmeralda Park acerca de AMITA Health Alexian Bros. Neurosciences Institute. Park se uni al instituto en febrero, y se enfoca en la neurofisiologa clnica, que es el estudio del sistema nervioso perifrico y central a travs del registro de actividad elctrica.

"Contamos con los recursos aqu, y los estamos aumentando", dijo Park. "Mi objetivo es ayudar a ampliar eso y llegar a los pacientes en el [sz]rea suburbana del noroeste para que no tengan que viajar hasta la ciudad para recibir atencin".

Los pacientes pueden encontrar m[sz]s que cuidado para la epilepsia en el instituto de neurociencias, ya que el centro ofrece tratamientos para trastornos cerebrales incluyendo tumores y aneurismas. Tambin el instituto pone nfasis en el cuidado de las apoplejas. La radiociruga, o ciruga Gamma Knife est[sz] disponible. Eso permite el tratamiento de los trastornos cerebrales sin una incisin quirrgica. Tambin hay neuroim[sz]genes avanzadas, que ayudan a que los doctores hagan mejores diagnsticos y tratamientos.

Las convulsiones epilpticas pueden ser tratadas y controladas con el cuidado adecuado. M[sz]s de 2 millones de estadounidenses sufren de epilepsia, de acuerdo con la Fundacin de Epilepsia, con aproximadamente 150,000 nuevos casos de epilepsia reportados cada a[+ or -]o. Pero de ese nmero, los latinos tienen el doble de probabilidades de desarrollar epilepsia en comparacin con el resto de la poblacin. En el instituto de neurociencias de Alexian, Park habla espa[+ or -]ol, al igual que muchos de los empleados de apoyo auxiliar. …

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