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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229134/animal-models-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-simulation-a-review
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REVIEW
Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Aline Yen Ling Wang, Vincent Tze Yang Tiong, Thanassi Athanassopoulos, Meiling Loh, Philip Lim, Huang-Kai Kao
BACKGROUND: The use of live and cadaveric animal models in surgical training is well established as a means of teaching and improving surgical skill in a controlled setting. We aim to review, evaluate, and summarize the models published in the literature that are applicable to Plastic Surgery training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search for keywords relating to animal models in Plastic Surgery and the associated procedures was conducted. Animal models that had cross over between specialties such as microsurgery with Neurosurgery and pinnaplasty with ear, nose, and throat surgery were included as they were deemed to be relevant to our training curriculum...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219752/negative-surgical-exploration-in-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-benefit-of-two-thirds-gland-resection-on-remission-rate-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Steven B Carr, Bette K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Janice M Kerr, Katja Kiseljak-Vassiliades, Margaret E Wierman, Kevin O Lillehei
OBJECTIVE The authors report their single-institution experience with the pathological findings, rates of remission, and complications in patients with presumed Cushing's disease (CD) who underwent a two-thirds pituitary gland resection when no adenoma was identified at the time of transsphenoidal surgery (TSS). The authors also review the literature on patients with CD, negative surgical exploration, and histological findings. METHODS This study is a retrospective analysis of cases found in neurosurgery and pathology department databases between 1989 and 2011...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214158/optical-coherence-tomography-basic-concepts-and-applications-in-neuroscience-research
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Mobin Ibne Mokbul
Optical coherence tomography is a micrometer-scale imaging modality that permits label-free, cross-sectional imaging of biological tissue microstructure using tissue backscattering properties. After its invention in the 1990s, OCT is now being widely used in several branches of neuroscience as well as other fields of biomedical science. This review study reports an overview of OCT's applications in several branches or subbranches of neuroscience such as neuroimaging, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and neuroembryology...
2017: Journal of Medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210638/medical-applications-of-collagen-and-collagen-based-materials
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Anatoly Borisovich Shekhter, Alexey Leonidovich Fayzullin, Marina Nikolaevna Vukolova, Tatyana Georgiyevna Rudenko, Varvara Dmitriyevna Osipycheva, Petr Francevich Litvitsky
Collagen and collagen-based materials have been successfully used in medicine for over 50 years. The number of scientific articles about the role of collagen in the construction of scaffolds for tissue engineering has risen precipitously in recent years. The review contains materials about historic and modern applications of collagen in medicine such as soluble collagen injections, solid constructs reconstructed from solution, and decellularized collagen matrices. The analysis of published data proves the efficacy of collagen material in the treatment of chronic wounds, burns, venous and diabetic ulcers, in plastic, reconstructive and general surgery, urology, proctology, gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, dentistry, cardiovascular and bone and cartilage surgery, as well as in cosmetology...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204309/laser-application-in-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Evgenii Belykh, Kaan Yagmurlu, Nikolay L Martirosyan, Ting Lei, Mohammadhassan Izadyyazdanabadi, Kashif M Malik, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
Background: Technological innovations based on light amplification created by stimulated emission of radiation (LASER) have been used extensively in the field of neurosurgery. Methods: We reviewed the medical literature to identify current laser-based technological applications for surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic uses in neurosurgery. Results: Surgical applications of laser technology reported in the literature include percutaneous laser ablation of brain tissue, the use of surgical lasers in open and endoscopic cranial surgeries, laser-assisted microanastomosis, and photodynamic therapy for brain tumors...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198889/virtual-reality-based-simulators-for-cranial-tumor-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Travis Mazur, Tarek R Mansour, Luke Mugge, Azedine Medkour
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) simulators have become useful tools in various fields of medicine. Prominent uses of VR technologies include assessment of physician skills and for pre-surgical planning. VR has demonstrated effectiveness in multiple surgical specialties, yet its use in the field of neurosurgery remains limited to date. OBJECTIVES: To examine all current literature on VR based simulation for pre-surgical planning and training in cranial tumor surgeries and to assess the quality of these studies...
November 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192857/knowledge-silos-assessing-knowledge-sharing-between-specialties-through-the-vestibular-schwannoma-literature
#7
Zane Schnurman, John G Golfinos, J Thomas Roland, Douglas Kondziolka
OBJECTIVE It is common for a medical disorder to be managed or researched by individuals who work within different specialties. It is known that both neurosurgeons and neurotologists manage vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients. While overlap in specialty focus has the potential to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration and innovative thinking, there is a risk of specialties forming closed-communication loops, called knowledge silos, which may inhibit knowledge diffusion. This study quantitatively assessed knowledge sharing between neurosurgery and otolaryngology on the subject of VS...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180086/history%C3%AF-current-situation-and-future-development-of-endoscopic-neurosurgery-in-china
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REVIEW
Chuzhong Li, Haibo Zhu, Xuyi Zong, Xinsheng Wang, Songbai Gui, Peng Zhao, Yazhuo Zhang
During the past few decades, Chinese endoscopic neurosurgery has achieved rapid development that has been synchronous with the rest of the world. The development history of Chinese endoscopic neurosurgery can be divided into three stages as follows: cognition and initial stage (1964-1995), exploration and maturity stage (1995-2006) and rapid development and promotion stage (2006-present). In the first stage, we mainly began to become aware of endoscopic neurosurgery from the translation and review of foreign literature...
November 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180081/the-patient-size-setting-a-novel-dose-reduction-strategy-in-cerebral-endovascular-neurosurgery-using-biplane-fluoroscopy
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Brian M Corliss, Jeffrey Bennett, Meghan M Brennan, Azar Rosemaryam, Cory Hartman, William R Stetler, Adam J Polifka, Brian L Hoh, Manuel M Arreola, W Christopher Fox
BACKGROUND: In some fluoroscopy machines, the dose-rate output of the fluoroscope is tied to a selectable patient size. While patient size may play a significant role in visceral or cardiac procedures, head morphology is less variable, and high dose outputs may not be necessary even in very obese patients. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that very small patient size setting can be used to reduce dose for cerebral angiography without compromising image quality. METHODS: Patients who underwent endovascular neurosurgical procedures during the 2015-16 academic year were identified, and estimated procedural air kerma (AK) tabulated retrospectively...
November 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174834/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-management-and-outcomes-of-isolated-skull-fractures-in-children
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Silvia Bressan, Luca Marchetto, Todd W Lyons, Michael C Monuteaux, Stephen B Freedman, Liviana Da Dalt, Lise E Nigrovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Most studies of children with isolated skull fractures have been relatively small, and rare adverse outcomes may have been missed. Our aim is to quantify the frequency of short-term adverse outcomes of children with isolated skull fractures. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, and gray literature were systematically searched to identify studies reporting on short-term adverse outcomes of children aged 18 years or younger with linear, nondisplaced, isolated skull fractures (ie, without traumatic intracranial injury on neuroimaging)...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174240/predicting-resident-performance-from-pre-residency-factors-a-systematic-review-and-applicability-to-neurosurgical-training
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REVIEW
Scott L Zuckerman, Patrick D Kelly, Michael C Dewan, Peter J Morone, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Jordan A Magarik, Ronnie E Baticulon, Edie E Zusman, Gary S Solomon, John C Wellons
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical educators strive to identify the best applicants, yet formal study of resident selection has proven difficult. We conducted a systematic review to answer the following question: what objective and subjective pre-residency factors predict resident success? METHODS: PubMed, ProQuest, Embase, and the CINAHL databases were queried from 1952-2015 for literature reporting the impact of pre-residency factors (PRF) on outcomes of residency success (RS), among neurosurgery and all surgical sub-specialties...
November 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170301/4%C3%A2-the-risk-of-deterioration-in-ct-identified-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carl Marincowitz, Fiona Lecky, William Townend, Aditya Borakati, Trevor Sheldon
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of minor head injured patients with brain injury identified by CT imaging is unclear. Some guidelines recommend routine hospital admission of GCS13-15 patients with traumatic brain (TBI) injury identified by CT imaging. Others argue that selected lower-risk patients can be discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk of death, neurosurgery and clinical deterioration minor head injured patients with TBI identified by CT imaging, and assess which factors affect the risk of these outcomes...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170119/adult-patients-with-pneumococcal-meningitis-at-a-neurosurgical-neurological-center-different-predisposing-conditions
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Lucero de María Ugalde-Mejía, Veronica Angeles Morales, Graciela Cárdenas, Jose Luis Soto-Hernández
BACKGROUND: In previous studies of pneumococcal meningitis in adults within general hospitals or national cohorts, the most common predisposing conditions are otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, immunosuppression, alcoholism, and diabetes. The epidemiology of pneumococcal meningitis is changing due to the use of vaccines in childhood, and antibiotic resistance has increased. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of patients with diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis proved by an inflammatory CSF with a positive culture, treated during a period of 14 years at an adult neurosurgical neurological reference center...
November 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165605/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-neurosurgery-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Prajwal Ghimire, Harutomo Hasegawa, Nida Kalyal, Victoria Hurwitz, Keyoumars Ashkan
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) play an important role in the evaluation of health outcomes, quality of life, and satisfaction, and have been successfully utilized in many areas of clinical medicine and surgical practice. The prevalence of PROMs in neurosurgery is not known. OBJECTIVE: To review the PROMs that have been utilized in the published neurosurgery literature to date. METHODS: Articles were searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, HMIC Health Management Information Consortium, PsycARTICLES, and PsycINFO using search terms related to neurosurgery and PROMs, published from 1806 to August 2016...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159427/shunt-revision-rates-in-myelomeningocele-patients-in-the-first-year-of-life-a-retrospective-study-of-52-patients
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Ibrahim Alatas, Gokhan Canaz, Nesrin Akkoyun Kayran, Nursu Kara, Huseyin Canaz
PURPOSE: Shunt placement indications are stringent and require confirmation of clinical and radiological evidence of hydrocephalus (HC). The aim of this study was to determine the rate of shunting and discuss the outcome in the first year of life in patients with myelomeningocele (MMC) on the basis of review of the literature. METHODS: All patients who underwent postnatal repair of MMC at our institution between March 2014 and March 2015 were evaluated. Patients were only included if they underwent both MMC repair and ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion at our institution and were followed up for at least 12 months...
November 20, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158092/medical-malpractice-in-neurosurgery-a-comprehensive-analysis
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Ranjit Thomas, Raghav Gupta, Christoph J Griessenauer, Justin M Moore, Nimer Adeeb, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Bryan Guidal, Nitin Agarwal, Ron L Alterman, Robert M Friedlander, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Neurosurgeons face the highest probability of facing a medical malpractice claim of any specialist. Here, we perform the first specialty-wide review of malpractice claims in neurosurgery using a well-established, national, online legal database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Westlaw (Thomson Reuters, New York) legal service was queried for jury verdicts and settlements related to neurosurgery and medical malpractice from 1985 to 2015. Case files were examined and factors recorded included the age and sex of the patient, the state and year in which the verdict was reached, defendant specialties, award payouts, and alleged reasons for malpractice...
November 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155117/pediatric-non-missile-penetrating-head-injury-case-series-and-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Evangelos Drosos, Dimitrios Giakoumettis, Alexandros Blionas, Andreas Mitsios, Georgios Sfakianos, Marios Themistocleous
BACKGROUND: Pediatric non-missile penetrating head injury (NMPHI) is usually accidental attributed mainly to the softer skulls of growing children. However, it is a rather rare entity and therefore no consensus exists regarding treatment, in order to effectively prevent the immediate and long-term complications. Throughout the literature practice, essentials are mostly discussed in case reviews and case series in general population. No data originating from randomized studies are available due to ethical and practical limitations...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152666/neuroanatomical-background-and-functional-considerations-for-stereotactic-interventions-in-the-h-fields-of-forel
#18
REVIEW
Clemens Neudorfer, Mohammad Maarouf
The H fields of Forel constitute an intricate neuroanatomical structure that occupies a central position within the posterior subthalamus. Anatomically, it features a dense concentration of fiber bundles including corticofugal, pallidothalamic, cerebellothalamic and other projections that connect functionally relevant areas of the brain. Functionally, the fields of Forel are embedded within the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuit and constitute the main link between the striatopallidal system and the thalamocortical network...
November 20, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149390/decompressive-craniectomy-and-csf-disorders-in-children
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Marie Manfiotto, Carmine Mottolese, Alexandru Szathmari, Pierre-Aurelien Beuriat, Olivier Klein, Matthieu Vinchon, Edouard Gimbert, Thomas Roujeau, Didier Scavarda, Michel Zerah, Federico Di Rocco
INTRODUCTION: Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a lifesaving procedure but is associated to several post-operative complications, namely cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics impairment. The aim of this multicentric study was to evaluate the incidence of such CSF alterations after DC and review their impact on the overall outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicentric study to analyze the CSF disorders occurring in children aged from 0 to 17 years who had undergone a DC for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the major Departments of Pediatric Neurosurgery of France between January 2006 and August 2016...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140955/on-line-ratings-of-spine-surgeons-analysis-of-208-surgeons
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Jun Zhang, Adan Omar, Addisu Mesfin
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the online ratings of spine surgeons and variables that may affect online ratings. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Physician review websites (PRW) are rapidly growing for-profit businesses. Most Orthopaedic surgeons are rated on at least one PRW as are other surgical specialists. To date the online ratings of spine surgeons have not been evaluated. METHODS: Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) surgeon ratings on 5 physician rating websites were performed in April 2016: 'healthgrade...
November 14, 2017: Spine
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