CJD Diagnostic & Research Center


Frank O. Bastian, M.D.
Medical director
Professor of Pathology
Tulane Medical School

William Neuman, M.D.
Director, Necropsy Facility
Professor of Pathology
LSU School of Medicine

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The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Diagnostic and Research Center has been established to provide diagnostic support for caring physicians and families of CJD patients. CJD is misdiagnosed in nearly 35% of cases with other conditions (i.e. Lymphomas, gliomas, amyloid angiopathy, etc.) presenting with the same clinical signs and symptoms. Furthermore, there is currently no reliable diagnostic test other than brain biopsy or autopsy to confirm the diagnosis. The 14-3-3 spinal fluid test, currently in vogue, is not reliable and should not be relied upon alone for diagnosis. The situation is further complicated by the extraordinary fear amongst Medical Professionals in regard to this disease and their reluctance to becoming involved in standard diagnostic workup of suspected CJD patients. Therefore, there is need of diagnostic facilities such as this wherein physicians and families may contact us for information about the disease including the handling of CJD-infected tissues, and obtain the necessary diagnostic procedures to confirm the diagnosis. We are prepared to do the autopsies at the Charity Hospital facility shared by Tulane and LSU medical schools. The establishment of this CJD Diagnostic & Research Center plastic surgery is a continuation of collaboration between Drs. Bastian and Neuman over the past 10 years providing diagnostic service for possible CJD patients. In addition to the diagnostic facility, the CJD center has an active research program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to develop a workable diagnostic test for CJD based upon the association of a bacterium with the disease.

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Contour threads are used in cosmetic/plastic surgery to vertically thread lift facial tissues that have dropped ("ptosed") or become sunken with age. The "ptosis" or descent of facial tissues with aging is a universal phenomenon to which much cosmetic facial surgery is directed.

Hair restoration is a surgical procedure intended to permanently correct male pattern baldness. Hair surgeries should be performed by certified surgeons, who specialize in hair replacement.

During a neck lift, sections of the skin are trimmed and lifted into place. The lifted skin is contoured to create a pleasing neckline. Once properly contoured, the skin is fixed in place with tissue glue.

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations (vascular malformations) and also those of the lymphatic system. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. It is used for children and young adults with vascular or lymphatic malformations. In adults, sclerotherapy is often used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Lipo-dissolve or Lipodissolve, LipoShape or Lipostabil (fat injections), also called injection lipolysis, is a controversial cosmetic procedure in which various non-FDA approved drug mixtures, often called PCDC, or phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate, are injected into patients to remove fat. This practice evolved from the initial intravenous use of PC-containing drug formulations to treat blood disorders. In 1966, investigators noted that the intravenous infusion of PC-containing solutions could remove fat emboli.

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Contact us

1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-9870
FAX: 504-587-7389
E-mail: fbastian@tulane.edu