November 2010
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SNI Grand Rounds Series 2010 - MRI of Carotid Atherosclerosis and it's Role in Predicting Stroke/TIA

Thursday, December 2, 2010
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Swedish Education and Conference Center, Room B

Presented By: Chun Yuan, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an incresed ability to:

  • Describe the need for plaque characterization in identifying high risk lesions
  • Recall current MRI-based plaque imaging technique and it's ability for plaque characterization

SNI Grand Rounds Series is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Swedish to Host Public Open House Dec. 18 to Celebrate Opening of Its New Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care Center

SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2010 – On Saturday, Dec. 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. a public open house will be held to celebrate the opening of Swedish Medical Center’s new emergency department and ambulatory care center located at 18100 N.E. Union Hill Road in Redmond.

A slew of fun family activities is planned as part of the free, four-hour event including:

  • Tours the new emergency department and imaging department
  • A chance to meet and ask questions of the doctors from Swedish/Redmond’s primary-care clinic
  • Free photos with Santa
  • Face-painting
  • A balloon artist
  • Cookie decorating
  • The chance to win a $250 gift card to Redmond Town Center
  • A tree maze – All the fun of a corn maze, made from a forest of trees
  • Older kids will get to experience Kinect™ for Xbox 360™ and try out Nintendo® Wii™ inside a cool mobile gaming theater
  • A teddy bear clinic – Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal for a free check-up. They can also get a finger cast and have fun decorating it.
  • Get a free soccer scarf – The fist 500 visitors can take home a collectible Swedish Redmond soccer scarf

About Swedish Redmond

Designed to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the 86,000-square-foot, three-story building will feature a freestanding emergency department with 18 exam rooms, an advanced diagnostic imaging center (including X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI) and on-site laboratory services, as well as primary- and specialty-care offices. The facility officially opens for business on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Cold Weather Update as of 10:30 am on Nov. 23: Our Hospitals, ERs and Most Services are Open

SNI Grand Rounds Series 2010 - Novel Surgical Approaches to Traditional Neuro-Thoracic Diseases

Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Swedish Education and Conference Center, Room B

Brian Louie, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Esophageal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an increased ability to:

  • Review the role of thymectomy in the management of myasthenia gravis and describe the options for thymectomy
  • Discuss the management of thoracic neurogenic tumors and options for surgical treatment
  • Discuss the role and outcomes of thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis

SNI Grand Rounds Series is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Multiple Sclerosis Center Continues to Grow

The Multiple Sclerosis Center continues to grow. We have added an additional MS nurse, Reiko Aramaki, RN. Reiko joined us from the Evergreen MS Center. She is certified by the International Order of MS Nurses and will expand our ability to respond to patient’s needs.

Outreach programs also continue. Dr. Bowen was recently interviewed by Kathi Goertzen from KOMO TV4 regarding CCSVI. This interview can be seen at http://www.komonews.com/home/video/106166123.html.

Also, Chaz Gilbert, a patient care coordinator won the Seattle Verizon Urban Challenge on 10/30/10, racing through 12 checkpoints in their city using only clues, their feet and public transit.

Preventative Maintenance

TIP OF THE WEEK:  Dying for a slice of pizza? I was, yesterday I went to a party where there was a ton of pizza. I LOVE PIZZA! I ate salad....but then, like a flash of light it came to me. I can have the pizza. It's just the crust I want to avoid!

New center brings tertiary neurological care to children

The Pediatric Epilepsy and Pediatric Neurology services at Swedish Medical Center have combined to create the new Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center. As part of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), comprehensive neurological care for newborns, infants, children and adoles­cents is now located at the Swedish First Hill campus in Seattle. Marcio Sotero de Menezes, M.D., has been appointed direc­tor of the new center.

The center has a high patient volume for the medical and surgical treatment of seizure disorders, including complex epi­lepsy syndromes and genetic epilepsies. It is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level-4 epilepsy center.

In addition to epilepsy, the center’s specialists treat pediatric patients for a wide range of neurological disorders, in­cluding headache and migraine; move­ment disorders, tics and Tourette’s syn­drome; genetic and metabolic disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders and learn­ing disabilities; brain malformations; cere­bral palsy; stroke; tuberous sclerosis; and neurofibromatosis.

The center’s pa­tients will also benefit from a broad spectrum of pediatric neurol­ogy inpatient hospital services, including epilepsy monitoring unit, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, procedural seda­tion services, pediatric neurosurgery and intraoperative EEG monitoring, imaging services, and neuropsychological testing. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are also available to the center’s patients.

For more information about the Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center, please call 206-215-1440.

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