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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858397/management-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-patients-with-intractable-thrombocytopenia
#1
Mohamed Abdelfatah
BACKGROUND: Currently, the platelet count threshold for platelet transfusion that is commonly used prior to surgical evacuation of CSDH is 100,000 per microliter. This study is done to show the outcome of the surgical evacuation of CSDH in patients with intractable thrombocytopenia (platelet count which did not reach 100,000 per microliter after platelet transfusions). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed the admitted patients with symptomatic CSDH and intractable thrombocytopenia in our university hospitals from January 2007 to January 2016...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858396/evaluation-of-short-term-neurological-outcomes-in-children-diagnosed-with-brain-abscesses
#2
Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Hacer Akturk, Aygozel Muradova, Selda Hancerli-Torun, Nuran Salman, Mine Caliskan, Nail Izgi, Ayper Somer
AIM: To evaluate the neurological outcomes of children diagnosed with brain abscesses in the early post-treatment period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of pediatric brain abscess patients between January 2000 and December 2015 during a 16 years period. Patients were divided into two groups according to their outcome at the end of the treatment. The patients with good outcome were the ones without any neurological sequelae (GOS score 5)...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858393/the-clinical-predictors-of-shunt-dependent-hydrocephalus-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#3
Sio Iong Chang, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Ming Dar Tsai, Cheng-Ta Hsieh
AIM: Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus (SDH) is a relatively common complication following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Delay in diagnosis and treatment may worsen neurological outcome. This study was conducted to identify early clinical factors associated with SDH following aSAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with aSAH at our hospital from January 2010 through July 2014 were included. Patients aged ≤ 18 or ≥ 90 year, with concurrent arteriovenous malformation, treated with both clipping and coiling, or not receiving definitive treatment were excluded...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858380/effect-of-etanercept-on-the-formation-of-epidural-fibrosis-in-an-experimental-model
#4
Zahir Kizilay, Nesibe Kahraman Çetin, Abdullah Topcu, Özgür Ismailoğlu, İmran Kurt Ömürlü, Serdar Aktaş, Ali Yilmaz
AIM: To investigate the effects of local and systemic administration of etanercept on the formation of epidural fibrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight rats were randomly divided into four equal groups (control, Spongostan, local etanercept and systemic etanercept) and laminectomy was performed between T11 and L1 in all rats. Spongostan was soaked with saline (0.1 mg/kg), local etanercept (300 µg/kg) was applied with Spongostan and systemic etanercept (300 µg/kg/week) was applied subcutaneously...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873293/supraorbital-keyhole-microsurgical-fenestration-of-symptomatic-temporal-arachnoid-cysts-in-children-advantages-and-limitations
#5
Sherif Elkheshin, Ahmed Soliman
AIM: To investigate the impact of endoscope assisted microsurgical fenestration of temporal arachnoid cysts, the advantages and limitations of the technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study including twenty five children of symptomatic temporal arachnoid cysts operated via Eyebrow Supra-Orbital Keyhole Microsurgical Fenestration targeting medial cyst wall, Preoperative MRI brain was done for all patients. RESULTS: Preoperative, clinical presentation included headache (80%), nausea & vomiting (64%), drug resistant epilepsy (52%), macrocephaly (12%) papilledema (28%) motor weakness in the form of right sided hemiparesis (12%) and cranial nerve palsy...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858395/low-back-pain-and-internet-infopollution
#6
Yavuz Samanci, Suat Erol Çelik
AIM: Increasing number of patients engages in health information seeking via the Internet. We aimed to determine the quality of information on Internet for treatment of three common neurosurgical conditions associated with lower back pain using the DISCERN® instrument. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The search phrases "lumbar disc herniation treatment", "lumbar spinal stenosis treatment" and "lumbar spondylolisthesis treatment" were searched in the Google® search engine using simple searching method...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858390/eagle-syndrome-presented-with-neurological-symptoms
#7
Elçin Aydin, Hüseyin Quliyev, Celal Çinar, Halil Bozkaya, İsmail Oran
AIM: Eagle syndrome is a rare entity that causes recurrent throat pain, neck pain, dysphagia, or facial pain by elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament. Clinical findings related to the lower cranial nerves compression have also been reported. In some cases it is reported that carotid artery compression or dissection can be seen due to elongated styloid process and it is called carotid artery syndrome. Carotid artery compression causes flow reduction and carotidynia or neurological symptoms can be seen...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858389/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-over-75-years-of-age-with-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-following-bilateral-decompression-via-a-unilateral-approach
#8
Mustafa Ilik, Mustafa Golen, Faik Ilik, Ilker Çöven, Yıldıray Dal
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach (BDUA) on degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis in patients over 75 years of age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Elderly patients (n = 41; average age 79.3 ± 2.5 years) who received BDUA under spinal anaesthesia between April 2011 and May 2014 were enrolled. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scores and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) values were evaluated preoperatively and at the last visit postoperatively (median follow-up period, 22 month; mean follow-up period, 27 month)...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858388/clinical-course-of-nontraumatic-nonaneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-single-institution-experience-over-10-years-and-review-of-the-contemporary-literature
#9
Mehmet Osman Akçakaya, Aydın Aydoseli, Yavuz Aras, Pulat Akın Sabanci, Mehmet Barburoğlu, Görkem Alkir, Altay Sencer, Serra Sencer, Kubilay Aydin, Talat Kiriş, Kemal Hepgül, Ömer Faruk Ünal, Orhan Barlas, Nail Izgi
AIM: The aim of this study is to report our experience with a relatively large series of patients with NNSAH to identify the prognosis associated with different bleeding patterns as well as a further diagnostic work-up to determine the underlying cause. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and December 2014, 81 patients with angiography-negative nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were treated at our institution. Diagnosis was confirmed with a typical history of spontaneous SAH and cranial computed tomography (CT) scan or lumbar puncture (LP)...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858387/effects-of-discontinuance-of-preoperative-anti-platelet-medication-in-multi-level-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery
#10
Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Soon Ki Sung, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
AIM: Our study aimed to evaluate the perioperative morbidities of patients taking anti-platelet medication prior to multi-level thoracolumbar spine surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 65 patients who underwent multi-level spine surgery from January 2009 to November 2014 at our institution. These patients were divided into two groups: the control group (n=45) did not take any anti-platelet medications prior to surgery; the anti-platelet group (n=20) discontinued the anti-platelet medication 7 days before the spine surgery...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858386/can-the-part-of-abducens-nerve-encased-in-the-tumor-be-reconstructed-entirely-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging-dti
#11
Kaichuang Yang, Lin Lou, Tejashwi Shrestha, Manish Kolakshyapati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858384/efficacy-of-lumboperitoneal-shunting-in-patients-with-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#12
Mehmet Akif Bayar, Ayhan Tekiner, Haydar Celik, Ali Yilmaz, Guner Menekse, Timur Yildirim, Fatih Alagoz, Yahya Guvenc, Yavuz Erdem
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of lumboperitoneal shunt procedures in the treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus Material and Methods: A medical record review was conducted to obtain demographic, clinical, laboratory data, as well as pre-, intra, -post-operative details of 65 patients who underwent lumboperitoneal shunt surgery between January 1, 2001 and January 1, 2014 in the Neurosurgery Clinics of Ankara Training and Research Hospital and Ankara Numune Hospital. RESULTS: At about 3 months after LP shunt surgery, the complaint of headache resolved in almost all patients; at the end of the first year, while statistically significant improvements were noted in the Modified Rankin Scores and Mini Mental Test Scores, gait disturbance, urinary incontinence and cognitive functions improved by 86%, 72% and 65% of the patients, respectively...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858382/dorsal-arachnoid-web-and-scalpel-sign-a-diagnostic-imaging-entity
#13
Leonardo Gilmone Ruschel, Guilherme José Agnoletto, Lucas Alves Aurich, Ronaldo Pereira Vosgerau
MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case of 60-year-old woman with idiopathic syringomyelia and progressive myelopathy by dorsal arachnoid web is discussed. One focal indentation along the dorsal surface of the spinal cord at the T3 vertebral body level revealed the scalpel sign, a radiologic entity diagnostic of a dorsal thoracic arachnoid web. RESULTS: T2-T3 laminectomy for the resection of dorsal arachnoid band was performed. Careful sectioning of the web resulted in visual apparent relief of the compression and good functional recovery...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858383/effect-of-creatine-on-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury-a-comparative-ultrastructural-study
#14
Fatma Helvacioglu, Ersin Kandemir, Büşra Karabacak, İdil Karataş, Ahmet Peçen, İpek Ercan, Tuğçe Şençelikel, Attila Dağdeviren
AIM: Creatine is an endogenous molecule synthesized in liver, kidney and pancreas from glycin and arginine which is important for mitochondrial metabolism. It is widely used as a supplement for improving muscle mass and function for many years. As it is expected to prevent apoptosis and diminish oxidative stress it is also studied in a number of neurodegenerative diseases for its beneficial effect in recent years. We studied the effect of creatine on the peripheral nerve injury in an experimental rat crush injury model to obtain ultrastructural evidence...
October 13, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858381/fatal-rupture-of-dissecting-anterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysm-as-an-unexpected-complication-after-anterior-skull-base-surgery-a-case-report
#15
Eyyub S Al-Beyati, Ihsan Dogan, Agahan Ünlü, Melih Bozkurt
Aneurysm of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) is a very rare entity and the manifestation and manipulation of such aneurysms remain contentious. In this paper, we report a case where a successful surgery for an olfactory groove meningioma was performed and the patient discharged but readmitted to hospital with loss of consciousness and subsequently passed away three hours after re-admission. The patient was diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage. The cause of the fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage was rupture of a new onsetting AICA dissecting aneurysm which had provided neither clinical nor radiological signs before the operation...
October 13, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858398/occipital-condyle-c1-complex-screw-for-fixation-of-basilar-invagination-patients-with-atlas-assimilation
#16
Kazim Yigitkanli, Serkan Simsek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873294/antiepileptic-drugs-for-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis
#17
Zhong Yao, Lu Ma, Chao You
AIM: Whether an antiepileptic drug (AED) should be prescribed for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients is a matter in dispute, and recent studies have come up with different or even opposite views. A meta-analysis on this issue has not been performed. The goal of this meta-analysis was to study antiepileptic drugs' effects on early seizure occurrence and outcome for ICH patients. Mater Ial and Methods: We searched the PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane library until December 2015 to identify relevant articles...
October 7, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858394/occipital-condyle-c1-complex-screw-for-fixation-of-basilar-invagination-patients-with-atlas-assimilation
#18
Serkan Simsek, Kazim Yigitkanli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858392/concern-and-usefulness-of-intratumoral-injection-of-ethyl-alcohol-for-devsacularization-of-intracranial-tumors
#19
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Sushil Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759877/pharmacological-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-meningioma-patients-should-it-be-earlier-than-clinical-practice
#20
Fatma Yildirim, Filiz Sadi Aykan
We read the report by Çeltikçi et al in the Turkish Neurosurgery with great interest. In this single-center retrospective study, they analysed 449 intracranial meningioma patients underwent open surgery. They stated that venous thromboembolism (VTE) had been seen in 21 (4.6%) of their patients. This is an important issue because VTE, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is the most common overall complication in meningioma surgery and is fatal in up to one third of patients (2)...
September 26, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
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