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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438528/maintenance-of-certification-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-neurosurgeons
#1
Maya A Babu, Linda M Liau, E Sander Connolly, Fredric B Meyer
Assuring clinical competence throughout the career of a neurosurgeon is of paramount importance for patient safety. We present the first comprehensive survey of all neurosurgeons board certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) to evaluate perceptions of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). We administered a validated, online, confidential survey to 4899 neurosurgeons (2435 ABNS diplomates participating in MOC, 1440 diplomates certified prior to 1999 [time-unlimited certificates], and 1024 retired diplomates)...
February 9, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433572/evaluation-of-a-multicomponent-pathway-to-address-inpatient-delirium-on-a-neurosciences-ward
#2
Ethan G Brown, S Andrew Josephson, Noriko Anderson, Mary Reid, Melissa Lee, Vanja C Douglas
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a frequent and detrimental complication of inpatient hospitalization. Multicomponent intervention in selected groups has been shown to prevent and treat delirium, though little data exists on the effect of intervention in neurological patients. We studied the efficacy of a multicomponent delirium care pathway implemented on a largely neurology and neurosurgery hospital ward among unselected patients. METHODS: We incorporated a multicomponent delirium care pathway into the workflow of a university hospital for patients older than 50 years...
February 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432238/nervous-system-malformations
#3
John Gaitanis, Tomo Tarui
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an overview of the most common nervous system malformations and serves as a reference for the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have occurred in recognizing the genetic basis of nervous system malformations. Environmental causes of nervous system malformations, such as perinatal infections including Zika virus, are also reviewed. Treatment for nervous system malformations begins prior to birth with prevention...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419328/brain-focused-ultrasound-what-s-the-fus-all-about-a-review-of-current-and-emerging-neurological-applications
#4
Laure Bretsztajn, Wladyslaw Gedroyc
Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows for precise non-invasive thermal ablation of target tissues for a wide range of clinical applications. It is an innovative and rapidly expanding technology which has already established itself as an effective and safe incisionless alternative in the treatment of various soft tissue tumours, with many more research studies underway to extend its therapeutic envelope. The non-invasiveness of the procedure makes FUS particularly attractive in functional neurosurgery, where existing treatment options are not suitable for all patients...
February 8, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410102/laser-induced-thermal-therapy-in-neuro-oncology-a-review
#5
REVIEW
Omar Ashraf, Nitesh V Patel, Simon Hanft, Shabbar F Danish
Laser therapy has become an appealing treatment modality in neurosurgery. With the advent of real-time monitoring and damage estimation, laser induced thermal therapy (LITT) has gained ground in the management of intracranial tumors. In the past decade multiple studies have demonstrated the use, outcomes, and complications associated with LITT in neurosurgery. These same studies have consistently reported an overall benefit of LITT in cases where traditional surgical approaches may be limited by the patient's clinical status, tumor location, or overall prognosis...
February 1, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409928/the-most-cited-works-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-bibliometric-analysis-of-the-100-most-cited-articles
#6
Lei Li, Xiaoye Ma, Sajan Pandey, Xianyu Deng, Songyu Chen, Daming Cui, Liang Gao
BACKGROUND: There is an abundance of works published on severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). Bibliometric analyses are aiming to have a macroscopic view of research activities about sTBI and are helpful in determining the most impactful studies within this field. METHODS: we performed a generalized search using the database of Web of Science (WoS), organized the references by the number of citations, and reviewed full length-articles for the top 100 cited papers...
January 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408428/misclassification-of-case-control-studies-in-neurosurgery-and-proposed-solutions
#7
REVIEW
Ignatius Ngene Esene, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Gilbert Dechambenoit, Wael Reda, Kazadi K Kalangu
OBJECT: Case control and cohort studies are common research designs in neurosurgery. But the term "case-control study" (CCS) is frequently misused in the neurosurgical literature with many articles reported as CCS, even though their methodology does not respect the basic components of a CCS. We sought to estimate the extent of these discrepancies in neurosurgical literature, explore factors contributing to mislabeling and shed some light on study design reporting. METHODS: We identified 31 top-ranking pure neurosurgical journals and searched them for manuscripts reported as CCS, either in the title or the abstract...
February 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396170/deep-brain-stimulation-for-dystonia-due-to-cerebral-palsy-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Antonio E Elia, Caterina F Bagella, Francesca Ferré, Giovanna Zorzi, Daniela Calandrella, Luigi M Romito
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a heterogeneous group of syndromes that cause a non-progressive disorder of early onset, with abnormal control of movement and posture. Various aetiologies can cause the CP clinical spectrum, but all have a disruption of motor control in common. CP can be divided into four major types based on the motor disability: predominant spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic and mixed form. Dyskinetic CP (DCP) is the most common cause of acquired dystonia in children. The treatment of DCP is challenging because most individuals have mixed degrees of chorea, athetosis and dystonia...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393756/the-microneurosurgical-anatomy-legacy-of-albert-l-rhoton-jr-md-an-analysis-of-transition-and-evolution-over-50-years
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Toshio Matsushima, Ken Matsushima, Shigeaki Kobayashi, J Richard Lister, Jacques J Morcos
Dr. Albert L. Rhoton Jr. was a pioneer of the study of microneurosurgical anatomy. Championing this field over the past half century, he produced more than 500 publications. In this paper, the authors review his body of work, focusing on approximately 160 original articles authored by Rhoton and his microneuroanatomy fellows. The articles are categorized chronologically into 5 stages: 1) dawn of microneurosurgical anatomy, 2) study of basic anatomy for general neurosurgery, 3) study for skull base surgery, 4) study of the internal structures of the brain by fiber dissection, and 5) surgical anatomy dealing with new advanced surgical approaches...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385923/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-past-present-and-future-in-neurosurgery
#10
Syed A Quadri, Muhammad Waqas, Inamullah Khan, Muhammad Adnan Khan, Sajid S Suriya, Mudassir Farooqui, Brian Fiani
Since Lynn and colleagues first described the use of focused ultrasound (FUS) waves for intracranial ablation in 1942, many strides have been made toward the treatment of several brain pathologies using this novel technology. In the modern era of minimal invasiveness, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) promises therapeutic utility for multiple neurosurgical applications, including treatment of tumors, stroke, epilepsy, and functional disorders. Although the use of HIFU as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists, neurologists, or even neurosurgeons are familiar with it...
February 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385917/a-meta-analysis-of-outcomes-and-complications-of-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-essential-tremor
#11
Nasser Mohammed, Devi Patra, Anil Nanda
OBJECTIVE Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a novel technique that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to achieve target ablation. Like a lens focusing the sun's rays, the ultrasound waves are focused to generate heat. This therapy combines the noninvasiveness of Gamma Knife thalamotomy and the real-time ablation of deep brain stimulation with acceptable complication rates. The aim of this study was to analyze the overall outcomes and complications of MRgFUS in the treatment of essential tremor (ET)...
February 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382119/the-emerging-role-of-tractography-in-deep-brain-stimulation-basic-principles-and-current-applications
#12
REVIEW
Nelson B Rodrigues, Karim Mithani, Ying Meng, Nir Lipsman, Clement Hamani
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an MRI-based technique that delineates white matter tracts in the brain by tracking the diffusion of water in neural tissue. This methodology, known as "tractography", has been extensively applied in clinical neuroscience to explore nervous system architecture and diseases. More recently, tractography has been used to assist with neurosurgical targeting in functional neurosurgery. This review provides an overview of DTI principles, and discusses current applications of tractography for improving and helping develop novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) targets...
January 29, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378389/limits-of-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-for-craniopharyngioma
#13
Douglas A Hardesty, Alaa S Montaser, André Beer-Furlan, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
Craniopharyngiomas represent one of the most challenging brain tumors for the neurosurgeon. For most of the 20th century, these parasellar lesions have been approached via the classic open approaches of neurosurgery such as pterional, frontobasal, interhemispheric, and transpetrosal craniotomies. The endoscopic endonasal approach to these tumors, rather than craniotomy, has risen in popularity over the last two decades. Regardless of approach, a detailed knowledge of surgical anatomy and careful preoperative surgical planning are essential to achieve good clinical results; iatrogenic morbidity can potentially be severe due to hypothalamus, optic apparatus, and/or vascular injuries...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372862/damage-capitation-in-the-modern-liability-climate-a-primer-for-neurosurgeons-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#14
Jacob R Lepard, Beverly C Walters, Curtis J Rozzelle
OBJECTIVE Neurosurgery, and particularly spine surgery, is among the most highly litigated medical specialties in the US, rendering the current malpractice climate of primary importance to spine surgeons nationwide. One of the primary methods of tort reform in the civil justice system is malpractice damage capitation (or "caps"); however, its efficacy is widely debated. The purpose of this article is to serve as a review for the practicing neurosurgeon, with particular emphasis on short- and long-term effects of damage caps and on the current debate regarding their utility, based on a systematic review of the literature...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371415/charting-the-road-forward-in-psychiatric-neurosurgery-proceedings-of-the-2016-american-society-for-stereotactic-and-functional-neurosurgery-workshop-on-neuromodulation-for-psychiatric-disorders
#15
Ausaf A Bari, Charles B Mikell, Aviva Abosch, Sharona Ben-Haim, Robert J Buchanan, Allen W Burton, Stephen Carcieri, G Rees Cosgrove, Pierre-Francois D'Haese, Zafiris Jeffrey Daskalakis, Emad N Eskandar, Jason L Gerrard, Wayne K Goodman, Benjamin David Greenberg, Robert E Gross, Clement Hamani, Zelma H T Kiss, Peter Konrad, Brian H Kopell, Lothar Krinke, Jean-Philippe Langevin, Andres M Lozano, Donald Malone, Helen S Mayberg, Jonathan P Miller, Parag G Patil, DeLea Peichel, Erika A Petersen, Ali R Rezai, R Mark Richardson, Patricio Riva-Posse, Tejas Sankar, Jason M Schwalb, Helen Blair Simpson, Konstantin Slavin, Paul H Stypulkowski, Tor Tosteson, Peter Warnke, Jon T Willie, Kareem A Zaghloul, Joseph S Neimat, Nader Pouratian, Sameer A Sheth
OBJECTIVE: Refractory psychiatric disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and there is a great need for new treatments. In the last decade, investigators piloted novel deep brain stimulation (DBS)-based therapies for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Results from recent pivotal trials of these therapies, however, did not demonstrate the degree of efficacy expected from previous smaller trials. To discuss next steps, neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists and representatives from industry convened a workshop sponsored by the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in Chicago, Illinois, in June of 2016...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371158/brain-tumors
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REVIEW
J Ricardo McFaline-Figueroa, Eudocia Q Lee
Brain tumors are common, requiring general medical providers to have a basic understanding of their diagnosis and management. The most prevalent brain tumors are intracranial metastases from systemic cancers, meningiomas, and gliomas, specifically, glioblastoma. Central nervous system metastases may occur anywhere along the neuroaxis, and require complex multidisciplinary care with neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. Meningiomas are tumors of the meninges, mostly benign and often managed by surgical resection, with radiation therapy and chemotherapy reserved for high-risk or refractory disease...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351682/radial-artery-fascial-flow-through-free-flap-for-combined-revascularization-in-moyamoya-disease
#17
Jonathan Russin, Joseph Carey
BACKGROUND: Free flaps are commonly used by other surgical subspecialties for soft tissue reconstruction and revascularization. Cranial applications of these flaps have been limited to only a single case report. OBJECTIVE: To present a new technique for combined revascularization in moyamoya disease using a flow-through free flap. METHODS: Data were obtained from an Institutional Review Board-approved, prospectively maintained database with informed consent from the patient...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350261/publication-rates-of-the-abstracts-presented-at-the-annual-meeting-of-international-society-for-pediatric-neurosurgery
#18
Murat Şakir Ekşi, Emel Ece Özcan-Ekşi
INTRODUCTION: Publication of a study is the end point of the process to contribute to the literature and confirm the scientific value of the study. Publication rates of the abstracts presented at the annual meetings of neurosurgery have been studied, previously. However, publication rates of the abstracts presented at the annual meetings of pediatric neurosurgery have not been reported, yet. We evaluated abstracts presented at the 38th annual meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) held in South Korea, 2010...
January 19, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342464/risk-factors-for-intraoperative-hypocapnia-in-pediatric-neurosurgical-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
In-Kyung Song, Soolyoen Choi, Seohee Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: Hypocapnia has been associated with an increased risk and adverse outcomes in the injured brain. This study aimed to identify risk factors of intraoperative hypocapnia in pediatric neurosurgical patients when tidal volumes and respiratory rates were determined based on their weight and age, respectively. METHODS: Electronic medical records of pediatric patients (≤18 years) who underwent neurosurgery from December 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 18, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341066/cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-for-perioperative-monitoring-of-brain-oxygenation-in-children-and-adults
#20
REVIEW
Yun Yu, Kaiying Zhang, Ling Zhang, Huantao Zong, Lingzhong Meng, Ruquan Han
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been employed for the early detection of perioperative cerebral ischaemia and hypoxia. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is increasingly used in this clinical scenario to monitor brain oxygenation. However, it is unknown whether perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and the subsequent treatment strategies are of benefit to patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and corresponding treatment strategies in adults and children, compared with blinded or no cerebral oxygenation monitoring, or cerebral oxygenation monitoring based on non-NIRS technologies, on the detection of cerebral oxygen desaturation events (CDEs), neurological outcomes, non-neurological outcomes and socioeconomic impact (including cost of hospitalization and length of hospital stay)...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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