Ayer Neuroscience Institute

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    • If CPAP Isn’t Working: An Alternate Treatment for Sleep Apnea

      February 22, 2018

      Did you know that Hartford Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the northeast to offer patients an FDA approved implantable device to treat sleep apnea? If you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and the CPAP machine really working for you, you may want to consider this…

    • Gronkowski’s Concussion: Is it Really Time to Quit?

      February 15, 2018

      Rob Gronkowski, maybe the NFL’s most unpredictable player, did not deny a report he might be considering retirement after New England’s 41-33 loss to the underdog Philadelphia Eagles Feb. 4  in Super Bowl LII. Gronk being Gronk? Maybe a strategic move, at age 28, to entice a lucrative restructuring of…

    • New Hope for Patients with Parkinson’s, Essential Tremors

      February 15, 2018

      Hartford HealthCare recently became the first in Connecticut to offer the latest in Deep Brain Stimulation (DPS) technology. Dr. Patrick Senatus is the medical director of DBS at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute.  Q: This new technology is the Abbot Infinity DBS system. How does it work?   A: Abbott’s DBS…

    • Parkinson’s: New, App-Controlled Deep Brain Stimulation Technology

      February 12, 2018

      Hartford HealthCare is the first in Connecticut and among the first in New England to offer the most advanced Deep Brain Stimulation technology for patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Dr. Patrick Senatus, Neurosurgery Director at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute,…

    • New Study Reinforces Expanded Window of Treatment for Stroke Patients and Protocols Already Established at Hartford HealthCare

      January 25, 2018

      A new study is offering more evidence that using advanced imaging technology can greatly increase the window of treatment and improve outcomes for many stroke patients. The study, which was presented this week at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed…

    • Neil Diamond After Parkinson’s Diagnosis: Did He Have to Give Up Touring?

      January 23, 2018

      Just two days before his 77th birthday, musician Neil Diamond canceled the third leg of his 50th anniversary concert tour Monday and announced his retirement from the road following a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. “The onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large…

    • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

      January 16, 2018

      With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

    • Headache Center Gains International Attention

      December 19, 2017

      The Hartford HealthCare Headache Center continues to raise its profile as a hub for education and research in the field of headache care. Most recently, the program was observed by the leading headache neurologist in Colombia, South America.  Dr. Joe Munoz spent three months shadowing Headache Center Medical Director Dr….

    • DAWN: A New Approach To Treating Stroke Patients

      December 07, 2017

      A groundbreaking new study is changing the way doctors are able to treat people who have a stroke. Dr. Amre Nouh is the Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital.  Q: What is this new study? What does it mean for stroke patients?  A: This is very exciting…


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