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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148905/serum-glucose-potassium-ratio-as-a-clinical-risk-factor-for-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#1
Yu Fujiki, Fumihiro Matano, Takayuki Mizunari, Yasuo Murai, Kojiro Tateyama, Kenta Koketsu, Asami Kubota, Shiro Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Yokota, Akio Morita
OBJECTIVE Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can result in poor outcomes, and biomarkers for predicting poor prognosis have not yet been established. The aim of this study was to clarify the significance of the serum glucose/potassium ratio for predicting the prognosis of aneurysmal SAH. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of 565 patients with aneurysmal SAH between 2006 and 2016. The patient group comprised 208 men and 357 women (mean age 61.5 years, range 10-95 years). A statistical analysis was conducted of the clinical and laboratory risk factors of poor outcome, including the serum glucose/potassium ratio...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148904/randomized-controlled-study-comparing-2-surgical-techniques-for-decompressive-craniectomy-with-watertight-duraplasty-and-without-watertight-duraplasty
#2
Eduardo Vieira, Thiago C Guimarães, Igor V Faquini, Jose L Silva, Tammy Saboia, Rodrigo V C L Andrade, Thaís L Gemir, Valesca C Neri, Nivaldo S Almeida, Hildo R C Azevedo-Filho
OBJECTIVE Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a widely used procedure in neurosurgery; however, few studies focus on the best surgical technique for the procedure. The authors' objective was to conduct a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing 2 techniques for performing DC: with watertight duraplasty and without watertight duraplasty (rapid-closure DC). METHODS The study population comprised patients ranging in age from 18 to 60 years who were admitted to the Neurotrauma Service of the Hospital da Restauração with a clinical indication for unilateral decompressive craniectomy...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148903/an-onyx-tunnel-reconstructive-transvenous-balloon-assisted-onyx-embolization-for-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-transverse-sigmoid-sinus
#3
Mena G Kerolus, Joonho Chung, Stephen A Munich, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hideo Okada, Demetrius K Lopes
Transvenous embolization is an effective method for treating dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) of the transverse-sigmoid sinus (TSS). However, in cases of complicated DAVFs, it is difficult to preserve the patency of the dural sinus. The authors describe the technical details of a new reconstructive technique using transvenous balloon-assisted Onyx embolization as another treatment option in a patient with an extensive and complex DAVF of the left TSS. A microcatheter and compliant balloon catheter were navigated into the left internal jugular vein and placed at the distal end of the DAVF in the transverse sinus...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148902/microsurgical-anatomy-and-approaches-around-the-lateral-recess-with-special-reference-to-entry-into-the-pons
#4
Osamu Akiyama, Ken Matsushima, Maximiliano Nunez, Satoshi Matsuo, Akihide Kondo, Hajime Arai, Albert L Rhoton, Toshio Matsushima
OBJECTIVE The lateral recess is a unique structure communicating between the ventricle and cistern, which is exposed when treating lesions involving the fourth ventricle and the brainstem with surgical approaches such as the transcerebellomedullary fissure approach. In this study, the authors examined the microsurgical anatomy around the lateral recess, including the fiber tracts, and analyzed their findings with respect to surgical exposure of the lateral recess and entry into the lower pons. METHODS Ten cadaveric heads were examined with microsurgical techniques, and 2 heads were examined with fiber dissection to clarify the anatomy between the lateral recess and adjacent structures...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148901/glaucoma-in-patients-with-shunt-treated-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#5
Pasquale Gallina, Alfonso Savastano, Eleonora Becattini, Simone Orlandini, Antonio Scollato, Stanislao Rizzo, Giulia Carreras, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Berardino Porfirio
OBJECTIVE Changes in the pressure gradient between intraocular and intracranial compartments at the lamina cribrosa level are a possible explanation of normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Shunt-treated normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a model for testing whether the increase (time from disease onset to CSF shunt placement, i.e., "protection period") and decrease (time from shunt placement to observation, i.e., "exposure period") in intracranial pressure (ICP) are glaucoma protective or risk factors, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148900/combined-interventional-and-surgical-treatment-of-tandem-middle-cerebral-artery-embolus-and-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-case-report
#6
Mark B Frenkel, Jaclyn J Renfrow, Jasmeet Singh, Nitin Garg, Stacey Q Wolfe
Tandem internal carotid artery (ICA) origin occlusion and middle cerebral artery (MCA) thromboembolism is a life-threatening condition with poor neurological outcome. The authors report on a patient presenting with acute ischemic stroke from a tandem ICA and MCA occlusion with penumbra. Emergency MCA mechanical thrombectomy was performed through percutaneous cervical ICA access due to the inability to cross the cervical carotid occlusion. Emergency carotid endarterectomy to reperfuse the poorly collateralized hemisphere and repair the ICA access site was performed 2 hours after completion of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) infusion...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148899/patients-with-cranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-may-benefit-from-expanded-hypercoagulability-and-cancer-screening
#7
Sean P Polster, Hussein A Zeineddine, Joseph Baron, Seon-Kyu Lee, Issam A Awad
OBJECTIVE Cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) have been associated with dural sinus occlusion, and previous reports have suggested the association of hypercoagulability with some cases. But the prevalence of a hypercoagulable state has not been systematically analyzed in conjunction with laboratory markers and clinical manifestations, including history of thromboembolism or systemic malignancy. The authors hypothesize that laboratory or clinical evidence of a hypercoagulable state, including cancer, is commonly identifiable in consecutively identified patients with DAVFs, with implications for clinical management...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148898/enhancement-of-invadopodia-activity-in-glioma-cells-by-sublethal-doses-of-irradiation-and-temozolomide
#8
Leon Mao, Clarissa A Whitehead, Lucia Paradiso, Andrew H Kaye, Andrew P Morokoff, Rodney B Luwor, Stanley S Stylli
OBJECTIVE Glioblastoma is the most common primary central nervous system tumor in adults. These tumors are highly invasive and infiltrative and result in tumor recurrence as well as an extremely poor patient prognosis. The current standard of care involves surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. However, previous studies have suggested that glioblastoma cells that survive treatment are potentially more invasive. The goal of this study was to investigate whether this increased phenotype in surviving cells is facilitated by actin-rich, membrane-based structures known as invadopodia...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125417/loss-of-mechanosensitive-sclerostin-may-accelerate-cranial-bone-growth-and-regeneration
#9
Kyung Shin Kang, Jeff Lastfogel, Laurie L Ackerman, Andrew Jea, Alexander G Robling, Sunil S Tholpady
OBJECTIVE Cranial defects can result from trauma, infection, congenital malformations, and iatrogenic causes and represent a surgical challenge. The current standard of care is cranioplasty, with either autologous or allogeneic material. In either case, the intrinsic vascularity of the surrounding tissues allows for bone healing. The objective of this study was to determine if mechanotransductive gene manipulation would yield non-weight-bearing bone regeneration in a critical size calvarial defect in mice. METHODS A mouse model of Sost deletion in Sost knockout (KO) mice was created in which the osteocytes do not express sclerostin...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125416/gamma-oscillations-in-the-somatosensory-thalamus-of-a-patient-with-a-phantom-limb-case-report
#10
Diellor Basha, Jonathan O Dostrovsky, Suneil K Kalia, Mojgan Hodaie, Andres M Lozano, William D Hutchison
The amputation of an extremity is commonly followed by phantom sensations that are perceived to originate from the missing limb. The mechanism underlying the generation of these sensations is still not clear although the development of abnormal oscillatory bursting in thalamic neurons may be involved. The theory of thalamocortical dysrhythmia implicates gamma oscillations in phantom pathophysiology although this rhythm has not been previously observed in the phantom limb thalamus. In this study, the authors report the novel observation of widespread 38-Hz gamma oscillatory activity in spike and local field potential recordings obtained from the ventral caudal somatosensory nucleus of the thalamus (Vc) of a phantom limb patient undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125415/letter-to-the-editor-intraoperative-brain-relaxation-using-mannitol
#11
Kanwaljeet Garg, Ankita Aggarwal, Manmohan Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125414/resection-of-gliomas-deemed-inoperable-by-neurosurgeons-based-on-preoperative-imaging-studies
#12
Derek G Southwell, Harjus S Birk, Seunggu J Han, Jing Li, Jeffrey W Sall, Mitchel S Berger
OBJECTIVE Maximal safe resection is a primary objective in the management of gliomas. Despite this objective, surgeons and referring physicians may, on the basis of radiological studies alone, assume a glioma to be unresectable. Because imaging studies, including functional MRI, may not localize brain functions (such as language) with high fidelity, this simplistic approach may exclude some patients from what could be a safe resection. Intraoperative direct electrical stimulation (DES) allows for the accurate localization of functional areas, thereby enabling maximal resection of tumors, including those that may appear inoperable based solely on radiological studies...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125413/a-computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-framework-for-ventricular-catheter-design-optimization
#13
Sofy H Weisenberg, Stephanie C TerMaath, Charlotte N Barbier, Judith C Hill, James A Killeffer
OBJECTIVE Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts are the primary treatment for patients suffering from hydrocephalus. While proven effective in symptom relief, these shunt systems are plagued by high failure rates and often require repeated revision surgeries to replace malfunctioning components. One of the leading causes of CSF shunt failure is obstruction of the ventricular catheter by aggregations of cells, proteins, blood clots, or fronds of choroid plexus that occlude the catheter's small inlet holes or even the full internal catheter lumen...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125412/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-jugular-foramen-schwannomas-an-international-multicenter-study
#14
Hideyuki Kano, Antonio Meola, Huai-Che Yang, Wan-Yuo Guo, Roberto Martínez-Alvarez, Nuria Martínez-Moreno, Dusan Urgosik, Roman Liscak, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason Sheehan, John Y K Lee, Mahmoud Abbassy, Gene H Barnett, David Mathieu, Douglas Kondziolka, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE For some jugular foramen schwannomas (JFSs), complete resection is possible but may be associated with significant morbidity. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a minimally invasive alternative or adjunct to microsurgery for JFSs. The authors reviewed clinical and imaging outcomes of SRS for patients with these tumors. METHODS Nine participating centers of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation identified 92 patients who underwent SRS between 1990 and 2013. Forty-one patients had prior subtotal microsurgical resection...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125411/erratum-clinicopathological-variables-of-sporadic-schwannomas-of-peripheral-nerve-in-291-patients-and-expression-of-biologically-relevant-markers
#15
Gillian Shasby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125410/hemorrhage-associated-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-patients-on-a-regimen-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-a-retrospective-analysis
#16
Joseph S Hudson, Yasunori Nagahama, Daichi Nakagawa, Robert M Starke, Brian J Dlouhy, James C Torner, Pascal Jabbour, Lauren Allan, Colin P Derdeyn, Jeremy D W Greenlee, David Hasan
OBJECTIVE Intracranial stenting and flow diversion require the use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) to prevent in-stent thrombosis. DAPT may significantly increase the risk of hemorrhagic complications in patients who require subsequent surgical interventions. In this study, the authors sought to investigate whether DAPT is a risk factor for hemorrhagic complications associated with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Moreover, the authors sought to compare VP shunt complication rates with respect to the shunt's location from the initial external ventricular drain (EVD) site...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099303/impact-of-a-more-restrictive-overlapping-surgery-policy-an-analysis-of-pre-and-postimplementation-complication-rates-resident-involvement-and-surgical-wait-times-at-a-high-volume-neurosurgical-department
#17
Jian Guan, Michael Karsy, Andrea A Brock, William T Couldwell, John R W Kestle, Randy L Jensen, Andrew T Dailey, Richard H Schmidt
OBJECTIVE Recently, overlapping surgery has been a source of controversy both in the popular press and within the academic medical community. There have been no studies examining the possible effects of more stringent overlapping surgery restrictions. At the authors' institution, a new policy was implemented that restricts attending surgeons from starting a second case until all critical portions of the first case that could require the attending surgeon's involvement are completed. The authors examined the impact of this policy on complication rates, neurosurgical resident education, and wait times for neurosurgical procedures...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099302/rupture-prediction-of-intracranial-aneurysms-a-nationwide-matched-case-control-study-of-hemodynamics-at-the-time-of-diagnosis
#18
Torbjørn Øygard Skodvin, Øyvind Evju, Christian A Helland, Jørgen Gjernes Isaksen
OBJECTIVE Hemodynamic rupture predictors in intracranial aneurysms (IAs) must be investigated in prerupture aneurysms, because rupture might significantly alter aneurysm hemodynamics. Both clinical and aneurysmal factors influence hemodynamics, possibly confounding results in unmatched patient materials. The authors aimed to identify hemodynamic variables at the time of diagnosis that could be associated with IA rupture. METHODS A nationwide matched case-control study of IA hemodynamics at the time of diagnosis was performed...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099301/analysis-of-overlapping-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-microsurgical-aneurysm-clipping-acute-and-long-term-outcomes-from-the-barrow-ruptured-aneurysm-trial
#19
Michael A Mooney, Scott Brigeman, Michael A Bohl, Elias D Simon, John P Sheehy, Steve W Chang, Robert F Spetzler
OBJECTIVE Overlapping surgery is a controversial subject in medicine today; however, few studies have examined the outcomes of this practice. The authors analyzed outcomes of patients with acutely ruptured saccular aneurysms who were treated with microsurgical clipping in a prospectively collected database from the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial. Acute and long-term outcomes for overlapping versus nonoverlapping cases were compared. METHODS During the study period, 241 patients with ruptured saccular aneurysms underwent microsurgical clipping...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099300/diagnostic-value-of-preoperative-inflammatory-markers-in-patients-with-glioma-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#20
Shi-Hao Zheng, Jin-Lan Huang, Ming Chen, Bing-Long Wang, Qi-Shui Ou, Sheng-Yue Huang
OBJECTIVE Glioma is the most common form of brain tumor and has high lethality. The authors of this study aimed to elucidate the efficiency of preoperative inflammatory markers, including neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived NLR (dNLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR), lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR), and prognostic nutritional index (PNI), and their paired combinations as tools for the preoperative diagnosis of glioma, with particular interest in its most aggressive form, glioblastoma (GBM). METHODS The medical records of patients newly diagnosed with glioma, acoustic neuroma, meningioma, or nonlesional epilepsy at 3 hospitals between January 2011 and February 2016 were collected and retrospectively analyzed...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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