Top-Rated Epilepsy Care
The Ohio State Medical Center's Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is the largest and most advanced in central Ohio dedicated to diagnosing and treating adults with epilepsy. The facility boasts eight private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, a specially trained staff and a day room for social activities. Designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers the only Level 4 facility in the area, the unit can provide patients with proper treatment in even the most complex of cases.
Self-Assessment Memory Test
A self-administered test to screen for early dementia, developed by Douglas Scharre, MD, a neurologist at The Ohio State University Medical Center, could help speed the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. It could also offer healthcare providers and caregivers an earlier indication of life-changing events that could lie ahead.
Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) is a handwritten self-assessment test that can take less than 15 minutes to complete and is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities. Research shows that four out of five people (80 percent) with mild thinking and memory (cognitive) issues will be detected by this test.
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Happiness Times Six
Fewer than 200 sets of sextuplets have been delivered in the United States. In June 2010, the first set of sextuplets born in central Ohio was delivered at OSU Medical Center, with nearly 50 medical staff members helping out. Born to Mia and Rozonno McGhee, the four boys and two girls were delivered less than four minutes apart. The babies were cared for in the Maternity Center's Level III NICU (the highest level), where high-risk deliveries are provided the latest equipment and top medical talent. The last of the McGhee sextuplets went home in September, less than three months after birth.
Hematology Goes East
The Division of Hematology at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute now offers expanded services at University Hospital East. The Hematology Clinic provides outpatient care to patients with malignancies that affect the bone, blood marrow or lymph nodes. Services include a myelodysplasia clinic, a clinic devoted to virally mediated lymphomas, benign hematology expertise and a lymphadenopathy clinic for diagnosing patients with abnormal lymph nodes. While cancer patients are already receiving expert care at University Hospital East, the Hematology expansion marks the first time that a specific disease-site team has been represented there to treat patients.