Dr. Isaac Yang, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

    The study included 204 patients in Scotland...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.

    All the patients saw some improvement in weakness or paralysis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been identified in a study led by the U.S National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    ALS is a fatal degenerative condition that kills ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing half the skull is a drastic step, but it's one that can save lives in people over 60 who've had a severe stroke, new research indicates.

    Unfortunately, even though the procedure -- called hemicraniectomy -- reduces pressure on a swel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests.

    Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This latest finding might lead to n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A unique way to possibly treat the intense pain of phantom limb syndrome has been invented -- by creating a virtual world for an amputee to enter via computer.

    Within that world, the patient controlled a "virtual arm" and apparently relieved his ...Full Article

  • Isaac Yang, MD
    Whether or not you can have radiation for your acoustic neuroma if you have already had radiation will depend on your specific case. There are a few studies taking place to investigate repeat radiation or repeat radiosurgery, but in general, it’s not the recommended course of treatment unless other t...Read More
  • Isaac Yang, MD
    People can get complications from radiosurgery for acoustic neuromas. The cranial neuropathies that one can get are trigeminal neuropathies and facial palsy. But these are quite rare, occurring in only about 2-3% of cases. Read More
  • Isaac Yang, MD
    The first option in the treatment of acoustic neuromas is observation. If they're small and slow growing, observation could be considered. Research has shown that what is really important about acoustic neuromas is the growth rate, i.e., how fast the tumor is growing, not the size of the acoustic...Read More
  • Isaac Yang, MD
    Once an acoustic neuroma grows past 3 cm, it will start causing a lot of brain stem compression. In the past, before MRIs, when it was harder to diagnose these tumors, they would get so large that people would be diagnosed with hydrocephalus. But the tumors that doctors see nowadays are commonly...Read More
  • Isaac Yang, MD
    If you have an acoustic neuroma, the preservation of facial nerve function is very important, as it provides you with the ability to move your face and smile. Researchers have found that radiosurgery is very safe for facial nerve preservation. Greater than 95% of people who were treated with radiation...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although most Americans live relatively close to a hospital that can give emergency stroke treatment, few actually receive the recommended therapies, a new study suggests.

    People suffering a stroke caused by a blood clot -- which most strokes ar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article