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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921190/elearning-resources-to-supplement-postgraduate-neurosurgery-training
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Martin N Stienen, Karl Schaller, Hannah Cock, Vitalie Lisnic, Luca Regli, Simon Thomson
BACKGROUND: In an increasingly complex and competitive professional environment, improving methods to educate neurosurgical residents is key to ensure high-quality patient care. Electronic (e)Learning resources promise interactive knowledge acquisition. We set out to give a comprehensive overview on available eLearning resources that aim to improve postgraduate neurosurgical training and review the available literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A MEDLINE query was performed, using the search term "electronic AND learning AND neurosurgery"...
December 5, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920940/3d-printing-in-neurosurgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michael Randazzo, Jared M Pisapia, Nickpreet Singh, Jayesh P Thawani
BACKGROUND: The recent expansion of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology into the field of neurosurgery has prompted a widespread investigation of its utility. In this article, we review the current body of literature describing rapid prototyping techniques with applications to the practice of neurosurgery. METHODS: An extensive and systematic search of the Compendex, Scopus, and PubMed medical databases was conducted using keywords relating to 3D printing and neurosurgery...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919406/pediatric-surgical-readmissions-are-they-truly-preventable
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Erin G Brown, Jamie E Anderson, Debra Burgess, Richard J Bold, Diana L Farmer
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Reimbursement penalties for excess hospital readmissions have begun for the pediatric population. Therefore, research determining incidence and predictors is critical. METHODS: A retrospective review of University HealthSystem Consortium database (N=258 hospitals; 2,723,621 patients) for pediatric patients (age 0-17years) hospitalized from 9/2011 to 3/2015 was performed. Outcome measures were 7-, 14-, and 30-day readmission rates. Hospital and patient characteristics were evaluated to identify predictors of readmission...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916035/-microsurgical-management-and-outcomes-of-intramedullary-spinal-arteriovenous-malformations-a-report-of-14-cases
#4
L Zhang, W Q Jia, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features, microsurgical management and outcomes of intramedullary spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Methods: A series of 14 patients (10 male, 4 female; mean age (39.1±17.2) years ranged from 16 to 72 years) with intramedullary spinal AVM who underwent microsurgical treatment from November 2008 to April 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery at Beijing Tiantan Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. The location of the AVM included cervical (n=6), thoracic (n=3), cervicothoracic (n=2), and conus medullaris (n=3)...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909637/the-impact-of-hope-and-resilience-on-multiple-factors-in-neurosurgical-patients
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REVIEW
Devika Duggal, Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, Taylor Liberta
The purpose of the present article is to outline and review the impact of stable psychological characteristics on the emotional and functional outcomes of neurosurgical patients. Neurosurgical patients face adversity as inherent to their diagnoses and, consequently, experience emotional distress. Despite commonalities in diagnoses, diverse outcomes are seen post-neurosurgery, which are influenced by psychological factors. Therefore, an understanding of neurosurgical patients' behavior, thoughts, and feelings surrounding their diagnoses, informed by psychological concepts, is important for both neuropsychology and neurosurgery...
October 26, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889267/attribution-2-0-whose-complication-is-it
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Greg Hambright, Theresa Jackson, Vaidehi Agrawal, Antonio Arazosa, Benjamin Newman, Michael S Truitt
BACKGROUND: Payment models aimed at improving quality and curbing costs are being deployed, and hospitals are evaluating complications more closely. To decrease complications, hospitals must first "attribute" them to a responsible party. Our study uses a rigorous approach to attribution in the trauma population. METHODS: Twelve months of complications were reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel. Physicians, patients, nursing, and the hospital were all incorporated into the model...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885950/randomized-controlled-trials-in-neurosurgery-an-observational-analysis-of-trial-discontinuation-and-publication-outcome
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Aimun A B Jamjoom, Angus B Gane, Andreas K Demetriades
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the trial discontinuation and publication rate of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in neurosurgery. METHODS Trials registered from 2000 to 2012 were identified on the website clinicaltrials.gov using a range of key words related to neurosurgery. Any trials that were actively recruiting or had unknown status were excluded. Included trials were assessed for whether they were discontinued early on the clinicaltrials.gov database; this included trials identified as withdrawn, suspended, or terminated in the database...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882003/risk-factors-for-deep-venous-thrombosis-of-lower-limbs-in-postoperative-neurosurgical-patients
#8
Qiang Li, Zongxue Yu, Xiao Chen, Jinjun Wang, Guixi Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To detect the risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients after neurosurgery. METHODS: Three hundred and seventy-six patients treated in the department of neurosurgery of our hospital from February 2013 to November 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The clinical data including age, gender, hospital stay, operation time, occupation type, hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, smoking status, drinking status, postoperative exercises, malignant tumor, and postoperative hormone or dehydrating agent were collected...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870805/minimum-clinically-important-difference-current-trends-in-the-spine-literature
#9
Andrew S Chung, Anne Copay, Neil Olmscheid, David Campbell, Brock Walker, Norman Chutkan
STUDY DESIGN: Review of the 2011-2015 minimum clinically important difference (MCID)-related publications in Spine, Spine Journal, Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, and European Spine Journal. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the various determinations of MCID and to analyze its usage in the spine literature of the past 5 years in order to develop a basic reference to help practitioners interpret or utilize MCID. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MCID represents the smallest change in a domain of interest that is considered beneficial to a patient or clinician...
November 18, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865516/headholders-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-complications-in-neurosurgery-a-review-of-the-literature-and-recommendations-for-its-use
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REVIEW
P-A Beuriat, T Jacquesson, E Jouanneau, M Berhouma
Several types of headholders are routinely used in neurosurgical practice to secure the head in a precise position, providing better security during surgical dissection as well as an absence of eye compression during prone positions. Nevertheless, potentially lethal complications might occur. We performed a review of the literature via PubMed and Google Scholar using the terms "Mayfield skull clamp", "Sugita headholders", "headholder complications" and "skull clamp complications". Twenty-six complications directly related to the use of headholders were identified through 19 papers published from 1981 to 2014: mainly skull fractures with or without a dural laceration (50%), epidural hematomas (23...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858384/efficacy-of-lumboperitoneal-shunting-in-patients-with-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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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/27857910/preventable-and-potentially-preventable-traumatic-death-rates-in-neurosurgery-department-a-single-center-experience
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Mahnjeong Ha, Byung Chul Kim, Seonuoo Choi, Won Ho Cho, Hyuk Jin Choi
OBJECTIVE: Preventable and potentially preventable traumatic death rates is a method to evaluate the preventability of the traumatic deaths in emergency medical department. To evaluate the preventability of the traumatic deaths in patients who were admitted to neurosurgery department, we performed this study. METHODS: A retrospective review identified 52 patients who admitted to neurosurgery department with severe traumatic brain injuries between 2013 and 2014. Based on radiologic and clinical state at emergency room, each preventability of death was estimated by professional panel discussion...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836702/advancement-of-surgical-visualization-methods-a-comparison-study-between-traditional-microscopic-surgery-and-a-novel-robotic-optoelectronic-visualization-tool-for-spinal-surgery
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Marc D Moisi, Kimberly Hoang, R Shane Tubbs, Jeni Page, Christian Fisahn, David Paulson, Shiveindra Jeyamohan, Johnny Delashaw, David Hanscom, Rod J Oskouian, Jens Chapman
INTRODUCTION: The operative microscope has become instrumental in aiding surgeons during key microdissection with greater safety and detail. An exoscope offers similar detail with improved functionality and greater implications for live-teaching and improved operating-room flow. METHODS: Eleven senior neurosurgery residents and fellows performed unilateral, single-level laminotomies on fresh cadavers using an operating microscope and exoscope. Three attending spine surgeons blinded for the visualization technique used then reviewed and graded each decompression...
November 8, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830579/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-with-achondroplasia
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REVIEW
Marco Zaffanello, Gaetano Cantalupo, Giorgio Piacentini, Emma Gasperi, Luana Nosetti, Paolo Cavarzere, Diego Alberto Ramaroli, Aliza Mittal, Franco Antoniazzi
BACKGROUND: Children with achondroplasia often have breathing problems, especially during sleep. The most important treatments are adenotonsillectomy (for treating upper obstruction) and/or neurosurgery (for resolving cervicomedullar junction stenosis). DATA SOURCES: We reviewed the scientific literature on polysomnographic investigations which assessed the severity of respiratory disorders during sleep. RESULTS: Recent findings have highlighted the importance of clinical investigations in patients with achondroplasia, differentiating between those that look for neurological patterns and those that look for respiratory problems during sleep...
November 3, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824804/predictors-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-neurosurgical-patients
#15
Jodi D Hellickson, Wendy R Worden, Crystal Ryan, Anne G Miers, Deborah A Benike, Sydney P Frank, Lori M Rhudy
In the neurosurgery patient population, one of the most frequent complications is postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The purpose of this predictive correlational study was to examine the incidence and predictors of PONV in a cohort of 519 neurosurgery patients undergoing elective spinal and intracranial procedures. Patients were interviewed, and their medical records were reviewed every 24 hours for up to 72 hours postoperatively to identify risk factors for PONV development. After summarizing univariate associations, a multivariable logistic regression model for each outcome was developed using forward and backward stepwise selection, with the p value for a variable to enter or leave the model set to ...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823711/central-sleep-apnea-in-children-experience-at-a-single-center
#16
Orlane Felix, Alessandro Amaddeo, Jorge Olmo Arroyo, Michel Zerah, Stephanie Puget, Valerie Cormier-Daire, Genevieve Baujat, Graziella Pinto, Marta Fernandez-Bolanos, Brigitte Fauroux
OBJECTIVE: Central sleep apnea (CSA) syndromes are rare in children and data in children over one year of age are scarce. The aim of the study was to describe the sleep characteristics, underlying disorders, management, and outcome of children with CSA. PATIENTS/METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children >1 year of age, diagnosed with CSA on a laboratory sleep study during a 20-month period, was performed. CSA was defined by a central apnea index (CAI) >5 events/h...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807698/incidence-of-neuroepithelial-primary-brain-tumors-among-adult-population-of-emilia-romagna-region-italy
#17
Elisa Baldin, Stefania Testoni, Silvia de Pasqua, Salvatore Ferro, Fiorenzo Albani, Agostino Baruzzi, Roberto D'Alessandro
Incidence of neuroepithelial Primary Brain Tumors (nPBT) varies, ranging from 7.3 to 11.6 cases/100,000/year across Europe. We present incidence and survival of nPBT in the Emilia-Romagna region (ER), Italy. This study is the largest in Southern Europe. Specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, oncology, radiotherapy, genetics, and pathology of ER notified all suspected nPBT adult cases residing in ER (4,337,966 inhabitants) observed during 2009. Furthermore, through ICD-9 discharge codes, we identified and reviewed all possible cases...
November 2, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802190/breast-cancer-brain-metastases-molecular-subtype-treatment-and-survival
#18
Jennifer A Crozier, Lauren F Cornell, Bhupendra Rawal, Edith A Perez
BACKGROUND: No clear guidelines exist for management of breast cancer brain metastases (BCBM). OBJECTIVE: We assessed the relationship between patient and tumor characteristics, treatment, and overall survival (OS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 196 patients who received brain radiation for BCBM between 2009-2013 at Mayo Clinic. Primary tumor characteristics were collected, including simplified molecular subtype. Other characteristics included patient's ECOG, number of brain lesions at BCBM diagnosis, and treatment received, including neurosurgery, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...
October 14, 2016: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798988/global-surgery-for-pediatric-hydrocephalus-in-the-developing-world-a-review-of-the-history-challenges-and-future-directions
#19
Ryan T Muir, Shelly Wang, Benjamin C Warf
OBJECTIVE Pediatric hydrocephalus is one of the most common neurosurgical conditions and is a major contributor to the global burden of surgically treatable diseases. Significant health disparities exist for the treatment of hydrocephalus in developing nations due to a combination of medical, environmental, and socioeconomic factors. This review aims to provide the international neurosurgery community with an overview of the current challenges and future directions of neurosurgical care for children with hydrocephalus in low-income countries...
November 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798539/pediatric-minor-traumatic-brain-injury-with-intracranial-hemorrhage-identifying-low-risk-patients-who-may-not-benefit-from-icu-admission
#20
Erin Comer Burns, Beech Burns, Craig D Newgard, Amber Laurie, Rongwei Fu, Theresa Graif, Casey S Ward, Abbie Bauer, David Steinhardt, Laura M Ibsen, David M Spiro
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with any severity of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH) are often admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) for early detection of secondary injury. We hypothesize that there is a subset of these patients with mild injury and tICH for whom ICU care is unnecessary. OBJECTIVES: To quantify tICH frequency and describe disposition and to identify patients at low risk of inpatient critical care intervention (CCI). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients aged 0 to 17 years with tICH at a single level I trauma center from 2008 to 2013...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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