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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821516/a-retrospective-review-of-paediatric-head-injuries-in-asia-a-pan-asian-trauma-outcomes-study-patos-collaboration
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Shu-Ling Chong, Uzma Rahim Khan, Indumathy Santhanam, Jun Seok Seo, Quan Wang, Sabariah Faizah Jamaluddin, Quoc Ai Hoang Trong, Su Yah Chew, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
OBJECTIVE: We aim to examine the mechanisms of head-injured children presenting to participating centres in the Pan Asian Trauma Outcomes Study (PATOS) and to evaluate the association between mechanism of injury and severe outcomes. DESIGN AND SETTING: We performed a retrospective review of medical records among emergency departments (EDs) of eight PATOS centres, from September 2014 - August 2015. PARTICIPANTS: We included children <16 years old who presented within 24 hours of head injury and were admitted for observation or required a computed tomography (CT) of the brain from the ED...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818271/the-vestibulocochlear-bases-for-wartime-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-manifestations
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T A Tigno, R A Armonda, R S Bell, M A Severson
Preliminary findings based on earlier retrospective studies of 229 wartime head injuries managed by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC)/National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Neurosurgery Service during the period 2003-08 detected a threefold rise in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) manifestations (10.45%) among Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) having concomitant vestibulocochlear injuries compared to 3% for the TBI group without vestibulo-cochlear damage (VCD), prompting the authors to undertake a more focused study of the vestibulo-auditory pathway in explaining the development of posttraumatic stress disorder manifestations among the mostly Blast-exposed head-injured...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816643/pharmacometabolomics-informs-quantitative-radiomics-for-glioblastoma-diagnostic-innovation
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Theodora Katsila, Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas, George P Patrinos, Dimitrios Kardamakis
Applications of omics systems biology technologies have enormous promise for radiology and diagnostics in surgical fields. In this context, the emerging fields of radiomics (a systems scale approach to radiology using a host of technologies, including omics) and pharmacometabolomics (use of metabolomics for patient and disease stratification and guiding precision medicine) offer much synergy for diagnostic innovation in surgery, particularly in neurosurgery. This synthesis of omics fields and applications is timely because diagnostic accuracy in central nervous system tumors still challenges decision-making...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811078/mentoring-models-in-neurosurgical-training-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Taiwo Akhigbe, Ardalan Zolnourian, Diederik Bulters
BACKGROUND: Effective mentoring is an invaluable element in the development of next generation of neurosurgeons. A mentor helps to develop professional core values, technical and non-technical skills, attitudes and disposition required to be qualified and competent neurosurgeon. Giving the invaluable significance of mentoring in neurosurgery, we undertook this literature review to identify mentoring models evaluating its success and relative benefit. METHODS: Literature search identified using MeSH word 'mentor', mentoring, mentorship, mentoring model, neurosurgery' in MEDLINE, EMBASE and Scopus databases from 1990 to 2016...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811042/understanding-readmissions-in-children-undergoing-surgery-a-pediatric-nsqip-analysis
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Afif N Kulaylat, Dorothy V Rocourt, Anthony Y Tsai, Kathryn L Martin, Brett W Engbrecht, Mary C Santos, Robert E Cilley, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Peter W Dillon
BACKGROUND: Readmission is increasingly being utilized as an important clinical outcome and measure of hospital quality. Our aim was to delineate rates, risk factors, and reasons for unplanned readmission in pediatric surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of pediatric patients (n=130,274) undergoing surgery (2013-2014) at hospitals enrolled in the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP-P) was performed. Logistic regression was used to model factors associated with unplanned 30-day readmission...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799872/neurosurgeon-as-educator-a-review-of-principles-of-adult-education-and-assessment-applied-to-neurosurgery
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Randy L Jensen, Gmaan Alzhrani, John R W Kestle, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Sara M Lamb, William T Couldwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799855/surgical-management-of-cervical-spine-deformity-in-chondrodysplasia-punctata
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Nobuhito Morota, Satoshi Ihara, Hideki Ogiwara, Goichiro Tamura
OBJECTIVE Chondrodysplasia punctata (CDP), a rare skeletal dysplasia, can lead to cervical spine instability and deformity. However, an optimal neurosurgical intervention has yet to be established. Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to assess the efficacy of various surgical interventions for children with CDP. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 9 cases of CDP in which cervical decompression with or without posterior fusion was performed between April 2007 and May 2016. Patient demographics, preoperative clinical conditions, radiographic findings, surgical procedures, and the postoperative course were analyzed in detail...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780715/innovation-in-neurosurgery-less-than-ideal-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
I S Muskens, S J H Diederen, J T Senders, A H Zamanipoor Najafabadi, W R van Furth, A M May, T R Smith, A L Bredenoord, M L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Surgical innovation is different from the introduction of novel pharmaceuticals. To help address this, in 2009 the IDEAL Collaboration (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term follow-up) introduced the five-stage framework for surgical innovation. To evaluate the framework feasibility for novel neurosurgical procedure introduction, two innovative surgical procedures were examined: the endoscopic endonasal approach for skull base meningiomas (EEMS) and the WovenEndobridge (WEB device) for endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms...
August 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776163/characteristics-of-meningitis-following-transsphenoidal-endoscopic-surgery-a-case-series-and-a-systematic-literature-review
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Pasquale Pagliano, Chiara Caggiano, Tiziana Ascione, Domenico Solari, Giusy Di Flumeri, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Fabio Tortora, Paolo Cappabianca
BACKGROUND: Meningitis occurs in 0.8-1.5% of patients undergoing neurosurgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the characteristics of meningitis after endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) comparing the findings retrieved to those highlighted by literature search. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients treated by EETS during an 18-year period in the Department of Neurosurgery of 'Federico II' University of Naples were evaluated and included in the study if they fulfilled criteria for meningitis...
August 3, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772097/what-have-we-learned-about-movement-disorders-from-functional-neurosurgery
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Andres M Lozano, William D Hutchison, Suneil K Kalia
Modern functional neurosurgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, tremor, and dystonia involves the placement of focal lesions or the application of deep brain stimulation (DBS) within circuits that modulate motor function. Precise targeting of these motor structures can be further refined by the use of electrophysiological approaches. In particular, microelectrode recordings enable the delineation of neuroanatomic structures. In the course of these operations, there is an opportunity not only to map basal ganglia structures but also to gain insights into how disturbances in neural activity produce movement disorders...
July 25, 2017: Annual Review of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765027/factors-determining-the-outcome-in-trigeminal-neuralgia-treated-with-percutaneous-balloon-compression
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Tugrul Cem Unal, Omer Faruk Unal, Orhan Barlas, Kemal Hepgul, Achmet Ali, Aydin Aydoseli, Yavuz Aras, Pulat Akin Sabanci, Altay Sencer, Nail Izgi
INTRODUCTION: To analyze 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical features of patients with trigeminal neuralgia who underwent percutaneous balloon compression (PBC), and to determine whether these findings had an impact on the prognosis of the disease. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with trigeminal neuralgia who underwent PBC in Istanbul Faculty of Medicine Neurosurgery Department between January 1(st), 2007, and January 1(st), 2016, was undertaken...
July 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751968/lumboperitoneal-shunt-insertion-without-fluoroscopy-guidance-accuracy-of-placement-in-a-series-of-107-procedures
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Sabah Al-Rashed, Haider Kareem, Neeraj Kalra, Linda D'Antona, Mouness Obeidat, Bhavesh Patel, Ahmed Toma
Background: Lumboperitoneal (LP) shunts were the mainstay of cerebrospinal fluid diversion therapy for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The traditionally cited advantage of LP shunts over ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts is the ease of insertion in IIH. This needs to be placed at the level of L3/4 to be below the level of the spinal cord. The objective of this study was to analyse the position of LP shunts inserted without portable fluoroscopy guidance.  Methods: A retrospective analysis of radiology was performed for patients who underwent lumboperitoneal shunts between 2006 and 2016 at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748909/von-hippel-lindau-disease-when-neurosurgery-meets-nephrology-ophthalmology-and-genetics
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Francesco Signorelli, Giovanni Piscopo, Sophie Giraud, Silvana Guerriero, Antonio Laborante, Maria E Latronico, Gennaro Chimenti, Rodolfo Maduri, Domenico Chirchiglia, Angelo Lavano, Jacques Guyotat, Giovanni Alessio, Loreto Gesualdo
INTRODUCTION: Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a dominantly inherited condition associated with tumors in multiple organs, whose treatment requires heightened multidisciplinary teamwork. Therefore, a document summarizing all the pertinent knowledge is needed to enhance coordination of care. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of the literature from the Medline, Embase and Cochrane Central databases was performed. From 1970 to 2017, all articles meeting specific inclusion criteria were included by at least one specialist physician for each field...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747317/the-risk-of-postoperative-hemorrhage-and-efficacy-of-heparin-for-preventing-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-adult-patients-undergoing-neurosurgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xuan Wang, Ying-Chun Zhou, Wen-De Zhu, Yun Sun, Peng Fu, De-Qiang Lei, Hong-Yang Zhao
The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the risk of postoperative bleeding and efficacy of heparin for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in adult patients undergoing neurosurgery. MEDLINE, Cochrane, and EMBASE databases were searched until October 31, 2016, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized comparative studies that assessed the rates of postoperative hemorrhage, DVT, PE, and mortality in adult patients undergoing neurosurgery. Nine eligible studies (five RCTs, four retrospective studies) including 874 patients treated with either unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and 1033 patients in control group (placebo with or without compression device) were analyzed...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740899/cryptic-nocardia-nova-brain-abscess-postradiation-treatment-and-neurosurgery-in-a-patient-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Stephen Abel, Shaakir Hasan, Brandon Kujawski, Aditya Talwar, James Betler, Rodney Wegner, Athanasios Colonias, Khaled Aziz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735131/mini-craniotomy-under-local-anesthesia-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-an-effective-choice-for-elderly-and-for-patients-in-a-resource-strained-environment
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Shaikh Danish Mahmood, Muhammad Waqas, Mirza Z Baig, Aneela Darbar
BACKGROUND: Mini craniotomy for chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is associated with lower recurrence rates. However, the procedure is mostly performed under general anesthesia (GA) and therefore frequently requires intensive care unit (ICU) facility, especially in the elderly population. Due to unavailability of ICU beds, and to avoid GA, we started to perform this procedure under local anesthesia (LA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective medical chart review conducted in the section of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733171/are-residents-prepared-for-surgical-cases-implications-in-patient-safety-and-education
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Minh-Bao Mundschenk, Elizabeth B Odom, Trina D Ghosh, Grant M Kleiber, Andrew Yee, Kamlesh B Patel, Susan E Mackinnon, Marissa M Tenenbaum, Donald W Buck
OBJECTIVE: In surgical education, the areas of focus and evaluation are skewed toward technical skill and operative knowledge; less emphasized is familiarity with the patient's medical history. The purposes of this study were to characterize how surgical trainees prepare for cases and to determine the comprehensiveness of their preparation. DESIGN: A 27-question survey was created through a web-based software program and distributed to all resident physicians and fellows in the Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology at our institution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729190/systematic-review-of-the-use-of-3-dimensional-printing-in-surgical-teaching-and-assessment
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Benjamin Langridge, Sheikh Momin, Ben Coumbe, Evelina Woin, Michelle Griffin, Peter Butler
OBJECTIVE: The use of 3-dimensional (3D) printing in medicine has rapidly expanded in recent years as the technology has developed. The potential uses of 3D printing are manifold. This article provides a systematic review of the uses of 3D printing within surgical training and assessment. METHODS: A structured literature search of the major literature databases was performed in adherence to PRISMA guidelines. Articles that met predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria were appraised with respect to the key objectives of the review and sources of bias were analysed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723697/the-history-and-future-of-ablative-neurosurgery-for-major-depressive-disorder
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Matthew Volpini, Peter Giacobbe, G Rees Cosgrove, Anthony Levitt, Andres M Lozano, Nir Lipsman
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need to develop safe and effective treatments for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Several neurosurgical procedures have been developed to treat the dysfunctional brain circuits implicated in major depression. OBJECTIVES: This review describes the most common ablative procedures used to treat major depressive disorder: anterior cingulotomy, subcaudate tractotomy, limbic leucotomy, and anterior capsulotomy. The efficacy and safety of each are discussed and compared with other current and emerging modalities, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS)...
July 20, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
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Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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