Neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne came to Kentucky from Boston to pursue an idea: Could peripheral nerve tissue implanted in the brain reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
Van Horne is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He focuses his research on cellular and surgical therapies for Parkinson’s disease.
Organizations like the American Heart Association have promoted the FAST concept to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke. FAST is a mnemonic that stands for facial drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties and time. It's used to help people understand the symptoms of a stroke and remind them to act quickly in seeking treatment because ...more
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term, progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. There's no cure for Parkinson’s, but UK neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne's experimental treatment is showing promise in helping patients manage the symptoms of this disease.
Van Horne is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He ...more
Radiation saves countless lives, but in rare cases, it causes a debilitating complication. Around 3 to 5 percent of patients who receive radiation for brain tumors, or arteriovenous malformations (AVM), develop radiation necrosis.
Radiation necrosis causes headaches, nausea and vomiting, cognitive problems, and neural dysfunction. Although a variety of medications has been used to manage symptoms, there is ...more
About 14 years ago, Bill Crawford noticed a persistent twitching in one of his fingers that was interfering with his rehearsal time as the music pastor at Porter Memorial Church.
"It was driving me crazy," the 57-year-old Lexingtonian said.
He'd noticed a few other things too, like weakness. He had mentioned it to his primary care physician, ...more