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Partnership behind new hope for Queenslanders with drug-resistant epilepsy Partnership behind new hope for Queenslanders with drug-resistant epilepsy

Researchers at Mater Centre for Neurosciences, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Queensland University of Technology will join forces to develop new diagnostic and treatment tools for doctors working with patients who have debilitating, drug-resistant epilepsy.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tags: Dr Sasha Dionisio, epilepsy, Mater Centre for Neurosciences, Mater Research, neurosurgery

Mater's baby of hope Mater's baby of hope

For Claudine and David Fitzgibbon, Baby Harvey is  their baby of hope made possible by Dr Glenn GardenerDr Martin Wood and the team at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane.

This is the family’s fourth baby. And their third baby diagnosed with spina bifida.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Tags: Dr Glenn Gardener, Dr Martin Wood, in-utero, Mater Mothers' Hospitals, neurosurgery, spina bifida

Mater patient walks after 12 years with Stiff Person Syndrome Mater patient walks after 12 years with Stiff Person Syndrome

For 12 years Rhonda Hodges has been unable to walk or sit comfortably in a chair, been in tremendous pain and only left the house to go medical appointments. After a chance meeting in a medical clinic with a Mater specialist, Rhonda is not only walking again, she has regained life skills most people take for granted.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tags: Mater Health, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, neurological, neurosurgery, rehabilitation

"For me, this is Mater at its best"

Mater patient Gerhard Infante has returned to the Philippines this week after successful neurosurgery and rehabilitation to minimise the symptoms of a rare condition known as Lubag.

Mater Centre for Neurosciences and associated teams donated their time and skills to extend and improve Gerhard’s life.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Tags: Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mission, neurological, neurosurgery

Mater’s first SEEG procedure frees epilepsy patient of seizures Mater’s first SEEG procedure frees epilepsy patient of seizures

The day Peter Upton presented at Mater’s Centre for Neurosciences Advanced Epilepsy Unit, from his home in remote North Queensland, he was seeking his last chance at relief from the debilitating epilepsy that had stolen his life.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Tags: epilepsy, neurosurgery, SEEG

Mater helps patient with rare neurological condition Mater helps patient with rare neurological condition

Mater Centre for Neurosciences and associated Mater teams have generously donated their skills to improve the life of a Filipino patient suffering from a rare neurological condition known as Lubag.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Tags: neurosurgery

Mater surgeons partner with ROSA the robot in Australian first Mater surgeons partner with ROSA the robot in Australian first

Mater surgeons have successfully performed Australia's first surgery using the ROSA robot, giving new hope to people with epilepsy.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tags: epilepsy, neurosurgery, SEEG, surgery, technology