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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629754/improving-compliance-with-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-guidelines-a-multicenter-evaluation
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Cristiane Schmitt, Rubia Aparecida Lacerda, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Maria Clara Padoveze
BACKGROUND: Improving surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) use is an important element in the control of antimicrobial resistance. However, compliance with SAP guidelines is unsatisfactory. This study investigated the level of compliance with SAP guidelines in neurosurgery, and institutional characteristics associated with compliance. METHODS: This study assessed surgeries in 9 Brazilian hospitals. Medical record reviews and a structured questionnaire were used to assess compliance and to describe institutional characteristics...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627507/semivertical-incision-an-aesthetically-and-electrophysiologically-effective-mini-incision-technique-for-carpal-tunnel-decompression
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Nese Keser, Nimet Dortcan, Ulas Cikla, Kutluay Uluc, Erhan Celikoglu, Merih Is, Bora Gurer
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present the clinical results of our retrospective series of carpal tunnel release (CTR) operations. For these operations we used a unique type of incision, for the first time, for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) consisting of a 1-cm semi-vertical (SV) incision made into the wrist crease for macroscopic open CTR. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 114 patients (101 females and 13 males) with CTR who were operated upon in our neurosurgery clinic between December 2010 and June 2015...
June 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625902/obesity-in-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Mendel D Castle-Kirszbaum, Jin W Tee, Patrick Chan, Martin K Hunn
Obesity is an important consideration in neurosurgical practice. 28.3% of Australian adults are obese and it is estimated that over two-thirds of Australia's population will be overweight or obese by 2025. This review of the effects of obesity on neurosurgical procedures demonstrated that, in patients undergoing spinal surgery, an increased BMI is a significant risk factor for surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, major medical complications, prolonged length of surgery and increased financial cost...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612168/civilian-cerebral-gunshot-wounds-in-rural-south-african-patients-are-associated-with-significantly-higher-mortality-rates-than-in-urban-patients
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V Y Kong, J L Bruce, B Sartorius, G L Laing, J Odendaal, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: This study focuses on a specific and often dramatic injury, namely gunshot wounds (GSW) of the head in order to determine whether there is a discrepancy in outcome between patients who sustain their injury in a rural setting and those who sustain it in an urban setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involves a retrospective review of our prospectively maintained regional electronic trauma registry. All patients who sustained a cerebral GSW from January 2010 to December 2014 were reviewed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602925/supracerebellar-infratentorial-paramedian-approach-in-helsinki-neurosurgery-cornerstones-of-a-safe-and-effective-route-to-the-pineal-region
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Joham Choque-Velasquez, Roberto Colasanti, Julio C Resendiz-Nieves, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Danil A Kozyrev, Peeraphong Thiarawat, Juha Hernesniemi
OBJECTIVE: The supracerebellar infratentorial (SCIT) paramedian approach in sitting position represents one of the most used surgical route for dealing with pineal region lesions. Purpose of our study is to determine the cornerstones to perform this approach in a simple, safe and effective way, so that it could be easily reproduced in other neurosurgical centers, particularly in those with modest resources. METHODS: We reviewed and analyzed the surgical videos of twenty-four pineal region lesions that were operated on through a SCIT approach between June 2012 and October 2015...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600218/systematic-review-of-patient-specific-surgical-simulation-toward-advancing-medical-education-%C3%A2
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Won Hyung A Ryu, Navjit Dharampal, Ahmed E Mostafa, Ehud Sharlin, Gail Kopp, William Bradley Jacobs, Robin John Hurlbert, Sonny Chan, Garnette R Sutherland
OBJECTIVE: Simulation-based education has been shown to be an effective tool to teach foundational technical skills in various surgical specialties. However, most of the current simulations are limited to generic scenarios and do not allow continuation of the learning curve beyond basic technical skills to prepare for more advanced expertise, such as patient-specific surgical planning. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current medical literature with respect to the utilization and educational value of patient-specific simulations for surgical training...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599908/fluorescein-angiography-in-intracranial-aneurysm-surgery-a-helpful-method-to-evaluate-the-security-of-clipping-and-to-observe-blood-flow
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Cristian Kakucs, Ioan-Alexandru Florian, Gheorghe Ungureanu, Ioan-Stefan Florian
OBJECTIVE: In cerebral aneurysm surgery, a number of tools are employed to evaluate blood flow, such as Doppler ultrasonography, conventional cerebral angiography, and electrophysiological monitoring. Fluorescein and indocyanine green are widely used in vascular and central nervous system tumor neurosurgery. Nevertheless, their routine utilization in aneurysmal surgery is uncommon, despite the fact that they allow direct visualization of blood flow after an aneurysmal sac occlusion, enabling the observation of vessel permeability and the effectiveness of aneurysmal obliteration...
June 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597704/foundation-year-one-training-in-neurosurgery-achieving-competency-a-5-year-review
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Shyam Pujara, Sandeep Solanki
INTRODUCTION: F1 doctors are a rare breed in Neurosurgery, featuring in only 4 out of 40 UK centres. It is widely perceived that Neurosurgery would only provide a highly specialised experience for F1s, limiting the opportunity to achieve the core practical and clinical competencies as highlighted by the United Kingdom Foundation Programme (UKFPO). Additionally, Health Education England have increased the number of community placements such as General Practice and Psychiatry further limiting F1 placements offered in specialities like Neurosurgery...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592078/-treatment-of-single-one-stage-posterior-atlantoaxial-fixation-in-chiari-malformation
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L N Lu, R Zong, X B Xu, X G Yu, G Y Qiao
Objective: To explore the effects of surgical technique of single one-stage posterior C(1-2) screw rod fixation of Chiari malformation (CM) associated with occipitalization and without atlantoaxial dislocation. Methods: A total of 23 patients with CM treated between January 2014 and October 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery of Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were retrospective reviewed. All of them were diagnosis with CM associated with occipitalization and without atlantoaxial dislocation, including 8 males and 15 females, aging from 11 to 57 years (mean (35...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592077/-clinical-effects-of-microsurgery-in-spinal-cord-anaplastic-astrocytoma
#10
L Zhang, W Q Jia, D S Kong, Z F Zhang, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the surgical outcomes and prognosis of spinal cord anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). Methods: A total of 27 consecutive patients diagnosed as spinal cord AA between January 2008 and May 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery of Beijing Tiantan Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. There were 18 males and 9 females, the mean age was (30.7±13.0) years (ranging from 5 to 52 years). The lesions were located at cervical level in 8 patients, at thoracic level in 9 patients, at cervicothoracic level in 3 patients, and at thoracolumbar level in 7 patients, the average number of vertebral was 3...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590521/seventy-years-with-the-globus-pallidus-pallidal-surgery-for-movement-disorders-between-1947-and-2017
#11
REVIEW
Laura Cif, Marwan Hariz
The year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of human stereotactic neurosurgery. The first procedure was a pallidotomy for Huntington's disease. However, it was for Parkinson's disease that pallidotomy was soon adopted worldwide. Pallidotomy was abandoned in the late 1950s in favor of thalamotomy because of the latter's more striking effect on tremor. The advent of levodopa put a halt to all surgery for PD. In the mid-1980s, Laitinen reintroduced the posteroventral pallidotomy of Leksell, and this procedure spread worldwide thanks to its efficacy on most parkinsonian symptoms including levodopa-induced dyskinesias and thanks to basic scientific work confirming the role of the globus pallidus internus in the pathophysiology of PD...
June 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584681/abdominal-pseudocyst-as-a-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-review-of-the-literature-and-a-proposed-algorithm-for-treatment-using-4-illustrative-cases
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Samir Kashyap, Hammad Ghanchi, Tanya Minasian, Fanglong Dong, Dan Miulli
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is one of the most commonly performed procedures in neurosurgery. One rare complication is the formation of an abdominal pseudocyst, which can cause shunt malfunction. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: We present four unique cases of abdominal pseudocyst formation. Our first patient initially presented with a right upper quadrant pseudocyst. Shunt was externalized and the distal end was revised with placement of catheter on the opposite side...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584512/civilian-penetrating-gunshot-injury-to-the-neurocranium-in-enugu
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Ephraim Eziechina Onyia, Mark C Chikani, Wilfred C Mezue, Enoch O Uche, Izuchukwu Iloabachie, Matthew Mesi, Sunday Ejembi, Chuka Agunwa
INTRODUCTION: Civilian penetrating gunshot injuries to the neurocranium are no longer uncommon in Nigeria. Such injuries are however poorly reported. They are associated with poor outcome and, at close range, are frequently fatal, especially when inflicted by high-velocity weapons. Prompt transfer to neurosurgical service and urgent intervention may improve outcome in those that are not mortally wounded. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients with civilian penetrating gunshot wounds seen over a 10-year period (2004-2014) at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery Enugu were reviewed retrospectively, and their data were analyzed to evaluate factors that impacted on outcome...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583426/studying-behaviors-among-neurosurgery-residents-using-web-2-0-analytic-tools
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Benjamin Davidson, Naif M Alotaibi, Daipayan Guha, Sandi Amaral, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Andres M Lozano
BACKGROUND: Web 2.0 technologies (e.g., blogs, social networks, and wikis) are increasingly being used by medical schools and postgraduate training programs as tools for information dissemination. These technologies offer the unique opportunity to track metrics of user engagement and interaction. Here, we employ Web 2.0 tools to assess academic behaviors among neurosurgery residents. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all educational lectures, part of the core Neurosurgery Residency curriculum at the University of Toronto, posted on our teaching website (www...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577864/cigarette-smoking-alcohol-consumption-and-overweight-in-multiple-sclerosis-disability-progression
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Wayra Citlali Paz-Ballesteros, Eric Alejandro Monterrubio-Flores, José de Jesús Flores-Rivera, Teresa Corona-Vázquez, Carlos Hernández-Girón
BACKGROUND: The rate at which disability progresses in multiple sclerosis (MS), and its severity, have been associated with modifiable lifestyle habits. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of disability progression in MS patients according to tobacco and alcohol consumption and to the presence of overweight. METHODS: This was a follow-up of MS cases from a concluded case-control study (National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico 2010-2013)...
January 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567318/hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-and-low-platelets-severe-fetal-growth-restriction-postpartum-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-craniotomy-a-rare-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Shadi Rezai, Justin Faye, Alexander Hughes, Mon-Lai Cheung, Joel R Cohen, Judy A Kaia, Paul N Fuller, Cassandra E Henderson
Introduction. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is a relatively uncommon but traumatic condition occurring in the later stage of pregnancy as a complication of severe preeclampsia or eclampsia. Prompt brain computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a multidisciplinary management approach are required to improve perinatal outcome. Case. A 37-year-old, Gravida 6, Para 1-0-4-1, Hispanic female with a history of chronic hypertension presented at 26 weeks and 6 days of gestational age...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565988/postprocedural-midterm-and-long-term-results-of-cerebral-aneurysms-treated-with-flow-diverter-devices-7-year-experience-at-a-single-center
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Francesco Briganti, Giuseppe Leone, Luigi Cirillo, Oreste de Divitiis, Domenico Solari, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECTIVE Flow diversion has emerged as a viable treatment option for selected intracranial aneurysms and recently has been gaining traction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of flow-diverter devices (FDDs) over a long-term follow-up period. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed all cerebral aneurysm cases that had been admitted to the Division of Neurosurgery of the Università degli Studi di Napoli between November 2008 and November 2015 and treated with an FDD. The records of 60 patients (48 females and 12 males) harboring 69 cerebral aneurysms were analyzed...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565978/off-label-uses-of-the-pipeline-embolization-device-a-review-of-the-literature
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Purvee D Patel, Nohra Chalouhi, Elias Atallah, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, David Hasan, Hekmat Zarzour, Robert Rosenwasser, Pascal Jabbour
The Pipeline embolization device (PED) is the most widely used flow diverter in endovascular neurosurgery. In 2011, the device received FDA approval for the treatment of large and giant aneurysms in the internal carotid artery extending from the petrous to the superior hypophyseal segments. However, as popularity of the device grew and neurosurgeons gained more experience, its use has extended to several other indications. Some of these off-label uses include previously treated aneurysms, acutely ruptured aneurysms, small aneurysms, distal circulation aneurysms, posterior circulation aneurysms, fusiform aneurysms, dissecting aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, and even carotid-cavernous fistulas...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555310/antenatal-management-of-fetal-neurosurgical-diseases
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Sergio Cavalheiro, Marcos Devanir Silva da Costa, Jardel Nicacio Mendonça, Patricia Alesssandra Dastoli, Italo Capraro Suriano, Mauricio Mendes Barbosa, Antonio Fernandes Moron
The advance in the imaging tools during the pregnancy (ultrasound and magnetic resonance) allowed the early diagnose of many fetal diseases, including the neurological conditions. This progress brought the neurosurgeons the possibility to propose treatments even before birth. Myelomeningocele is the most recognized disease that can be treated during pregnancy with a high rate of success. Additionally, this field can be extended to other conditions such as hydrocephalus and encephaloceles. However, each one of these diseases has nuances in the diagnostic evaluation that should fit the requirements to perform the fetal procedure and overbalance the benefits to the patients...
May 29, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549594/-recommendations-for-the-organ-donation-from-patients-with-brain-or-medullary-primitive-tumors-on-behalf-of-the-association-of-the-neuro-oncologists-of-french-expression-anocef-and-the-club-of-neuro-oncology-of-the-french-society-of-neurosurgery
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Didier Frappaz, Emilie Le Rhun, Arnaud Dagain, Benoît Averland, Luc Bauchet, Alexandre Faure, Christian Guillaume, Sonia Zouaoui, François Provot, Florence Vachiery, Luc Taillandier, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Requests of organs to be transplanted increase. As a matter of urgency, it is not always easy to decide if a patient carrier of a brain tumor can be candidate in the donation. After a review of the literature, the members of the Association of the Neuro-oncologists of French Expression (ANOCEF) and the Club of Neuro-oncology of the French Society of Neurosurgery propose consensual recommendations in case of donor carrier of primitive tumor intra-cranial or intra-medullary. A contact with the neuro-oncologist/neurosurgeon will allow to discuss the indication in case of glioma of grade I/II/III, according to the grade, the current status (absence of progressive disease), the number of surgeries and of lines of treatment...
May 23, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
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