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Friday, May 22, 2009

Brodmann area 25 deep brain stimulation to control depression symptoms

An ongoing study (BROADEN™) supported by St. Jude Medical, Inc., shows promising results in the treatment of major depressive disorder. The study is based on a model of depression proposed by Helen Mayberg, in which Brodmann area 25 appears to be overactive in depressed people. 21 patients involved in this study demonstrated 92% improvement in depression symptoms at one year follow-up.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Resident Physician to Join LSU Neurosurgery

The LSUHSC-NO Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Durga Sure will join the housestaff on July 1st. Dr. Sure is currently completing a two year pre-residency fellowship in neurosurgery at Harvard. We look forward to his arrival and seeing his academic development over the years to come.