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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210785/on-glioblastoma-and-the-search-for-a-cure-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
John Bianco, Chiara Bastiancich, Aleksander Jankovski, Anne des Rieux, Véronique Préat, Fabienne Danhier
Although brain tumours have been documented and recorded since the nineteenth century, 2016 marked 90 years since Percival Bailey and Harvey Cushing coined the term "glioblastoma multiforme". Since that time, although extensive developments in diagnosis and treatment have been made, relatively little improvement on prognosis has been achieved. The resilience of GBM thus makes treating this tumour one of the biggest challenges currently faced by neuro-oncology. Aggressive and robust development, coupled with difficulties of complete resection, drug delivery and therapeutic resistance to treatment are some of the main issues that this nemesis presents today...
February 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186476/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-following-nonshunt-pediatric-neurosurgery-a-review-of-9296-procedures-from-a-national-database-and-comparison-with-a-single-center-experience
#2
Brandon A Sherrod, Anastasia A Arynchyna, James M Johnston, Curtis J Rozzelle, Jeffrey P Blount, W Jerry Oakes, Brandon G Rocque
OBJECTIVE Surgical site infection (SSI) following CSF shunt operations has been well studied, yet risk factors for nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery are less well understood. The purpose of this study was to determine SSI rates and risk factors following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery using a nationwide patient cohort and an institutional data set specifically for better understanding SSI. METHODS The authors reviewed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (ACS NSQIP-P) database for the years 2012-2014, including all neurosurgical procedures performed on pediatric patients except CSF shunts and hematoma evacuations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186474/morbidity-associated-with-30-day-surgical-site-infection-following-nonshunt-pediatric-neurosurgery
#3
Brandon A Sherrod, Brandon G Rocque
OBJECTIVE Morbidity associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgical procedures is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to analyze acute morbidity and mortality associated with SSI after nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery using a nationwide cohort. METHODS The authors reviewed data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) 2012-2014 database, including all neurosurgical procedures performed on pediatric patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185669/electrical-stimulation-and-monitoring-devices-of-the-cns-an-imaging-review
#4
REVIEW
Sohil H Patel, Casey H Halpern, Timothy M Shepherd, Vincent M Timpone
Functional neurosurgery is a rapidly growing field with exciting future potential applications. This article describes currently used implanted electronic devices for neurologic stimulation and monitoring. The devices to be reviewed include invasive EEG electrodes, deep brain stimulator, motor cortex stimulator, responsive neurostimulation, osteo-integrated hearing aid, middle ear implant, cochlear implant, auditory brainstem implant, vagal nerve stimulator and spinal cord stimulator. Emphasis is placed on the normal components, function, positioning, potential complications and MRI safety of these devices...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178712/surgical-treatment-for-leptomeningeal-disease
#5
Andrey A Volkov, Andreas K Filis, Frank D Vrionis
BACKGROUND: Advancements in cancer treatment have led to more cases of leptomeningeal disease, which requires a multimodal approach. METHODS: Treatment modalities are reviewed from a neurosurgical standpoint, focusing on intrathecal chemotherapy and shunting devices. Potential complications and how to avoid them are discussed. RESULTS: The Ommaya reservoir and the chemoport are used for administering intrathecal chemotherapy. Use of ventriculo-lumbar perfusion can efficiently deliver chemotherapeutic agents and improve intracerebral pressure...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156676/poor-prognostic-indicators-for-patients-treated-with-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases
#6
Wendy Anderson, Shannon E Fogh, Jean L Nakamura, Philip Theodosopoulos, Michael McDermott, Patricia Penny Sneed, Steve E Braunstein
: 32 Background: Radiosurgery (SRS) is a standard palliative treatment for patients with limited number of brain metastases. Growing evidence supports the use of SRS for more extensive disease. As SRS is increasingly used in advanced cancer, we sought to identify predictors of survival after SRS to help better inform patients about prognosis. METHODS: We reviewed patients treated with SRS for brain metastases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from Jan 2010-Dec 2013...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156629/a-whole-greater-than-the-sum-of-the-parts-close-collaboration-between-palliative-care-and-clinical-ethics
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: 53 Background: The disciplines of palliative care (PC) and clinical ethics (CE) share common content but also important distinctions in method, skill set, and clinical role in a given patient encounter. Particularly in cases of advance care planning, complex decision-making, and clarifying goals oncology teams may be challenged to know which consultation service to involve. METHODS: Case report and commentary. RESULTS: A 60 year-old man with a 3-year history of glioblastoma multiforme presented with sudden onset right-sided weakness and altered mental status...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137372/utilizing-virtual-and-augmented-reality-for-educational-and-clinical-enhancements-in-neurosurgery
#8
REVIEW
Panayiotis E Pelargos, Daniel T Nagasawa, Carlito Lagman, Stephen Tenn, Joanna V Demos, Seung J Lee, Timothy T Bui, Natalie E Barnette, Nikhilesh S Bhatt, Nolan Ung, Ausaf Bari, Neil A Martin, Isaac Yang
Neurosurgery has undergone a technological revolution over the past several decades, from trephination to image-guided navigation. Advancements in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) represent some of the newest modalities being integrated into neurosurgical practice and resident education. In this review, we present a historical perspective of the development of VR and AR technologies, analyze its current uses, and discuss its emerging applications in the field of neurosurgery.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133560/endoscopic-resection-of-skull-base-teratoma-in-klippel-feil-syndrome-through-use-of-combined-ultrasonic-and-bipolar-diathermy-platforms
#9
Justin A Edward, Alkis J Psaltis, Ryan A Williams, Gregory W Charville, Robert L Dodd, Jayakar V Nayak
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is associated with numerous craniofacial abnormalities but rarely with skull base tumor formation. We report an unusual and dramatic case of a symptomatic, mature skull base teratoma in an adult patient with KFS, with extension through the basisphenoid to obstruct the nasopharynx. This benign lesion was associated with midline palatal and cerebral defects, most notably pituitary and vertebrobasilar arteriolar duplications. A multidisciplinary workup and a complete endoscopic, transnasal surgical approach between otolaryngology and neurosurgery were undertaken...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128690/history-of-neurosurgery-at-university-of-toronto-the-st-michael-s-story
#10
Naif M Alotaibi, Daipayan Guha, Christopher S Ahuja, Julian Spears, Paul J Muller, William S Tucker, Alan R Hudson, R Loch Macdonald
In this paper, the authors describe the history of neurosurgery at St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto. St. Michael's has long been regarded as one of the top teaching and research hospitals in Canada. A detailed literature review of published and unpublished works was performed to formulate a succinct but in-depth review of its development, successes, and challenges. This fascinating 125-year history serves as a reminder of the importance of their institution's origins, and the authors hope that it will be a useful guide for developing programs around the world...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125523/machine-learning-based-classification-of-38-years-of-spine-related-literature-into-100-research-topics
#11
David C Sing, Lionel N Metz, Stefan Dudli
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To identify the top 100 spine research topics. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent advances in "machine learning," or computers learning without explicit instructions, have yielded broad technological advances. Topic modeling algorithms can be applied to large volumes of text to discover quantifiable themes and trends. METHODS: Abstracts were extracted from the National Library of Medicine PubMed database from five prominent peer-reviewed spine journals (European Spine Journal [ESJ], The Spine Journal [SpineJ], Spine, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques [JSDT], Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine [JNS])...
January 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124435/current-applications-and-limitations-of-surgical-treatments-for-movement-disorders
#12
REVIEW
Paul Krack, Raul Martinez-Fernandez, Marta Del Alamo, Jose A Obeso
Functional neurosurgery for the treatment of both psychiatric and neurological disorders has been performed regularly since the 1940s. However, misuse in the early days and the appearance of effective medical treatments, such as levodopa and neuroleptic drugs, greatly reduced surgical approaches over several decades. The development of a comprehensive model of basal ganglia pathophysiology in the 1990s facilitated the resurgence of functional neurosurgery, mainly for the treatment of levodopa-related motor complications in Parkinson's disease...
January 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120080/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-fmri-pre-intraoperative-tractography-in-neurosurgery-the-experience-of-sant-andrea-rome-university-hospital
#13
Giancarlo D'Andrea, Giuseppe Trillo', Veronica Picotti, Antonino Raco
BACKGROUND: The goal of neurosurgery for cerebral intraparenchymal neoplasms of the eloquent areas is maximal resection with the preservation of normal functions, and minimizing operative risk and postoperative morbidity. Currently, modern technological advances in neuroradiological tools, neuronavigation, and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have produced great improvements in postoperative morbidity after the surgery of cerebral eloquent areas. The integration of preoperative functional MRI (fMRI), intraoperative MRI (volumetric and diffusion tensor imaging [DTI]), and neuronavigation, defined as "functional neuronavigation" has improved the intraoperative detection of the eloquent areas...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120078/brainstem-and-autonomic-nervous-system-dysfunction-a-neurosurgical-point-of-view
#14
A Martín-Gallego, L González-García, A Carrasco-Brenes, M Segura-Fernández-Nogueras, A Delgado-Babiano, A Ros-Sanjuán, L Romero-Moreno, M Domínguez-Páez, M S Dawid-Milner, M A Arráez-Sánchez
Central autonomic control nuclei and pathways are mainly integrated within the brainstem, especially in the medulla oblongata. Lesions within these structures can lead to central dysautonomia.Central autonomic control structures can be damaged by tumors, during surgery, or by other neurosurgical pathologies. These may elicit clinical or subclinical autonomic complications that can constitute a serious clinical problem.The authors present a broad review of the central autonomic nervous system, its possible dysfunctions, and the relation between neurosurgery and this "not-well-known system"...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106498/performing-concurrent-operations-in-academic-vascular-neurosurgery-does-not-affect-patient-outcomes
#15
Corinna C Zygourakis, Janelle Lee, Julio Barba, Errol Lobo, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Concurrent surgeries, also known as "running two rooms" or simultaneous/overlapping operations, have recently come under intense scrutiny. The goal of this study was to evaluate the operative time and outcomes of concurrent versus nonconcurrent vascular neurosurgical procedures. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 1219 procedures performed by 1 vascular neurosurgeon from 2012 to 2015 at the University of California, San Francisco. Data were collected on patient age, sex, severity of illness, risk of mortality, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status, procedure type, admission type, insurance, transfer source, procedure time, presence of resident or fellow in operating room (OR), number of co-surgeons, estimated blood loss (EBL), concurrent vs nonconcurrent case, severe sepsis, acute respiratory failure, postoperative stroke causing neurological deficit, unplanned return to OR, 30-day mortality, and 30-day unplanned readmission...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097621/practice-patterns-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-underweight-critically-ill-patients-with-neurologic-injury
#16
Kevin Betthauser, Hannah Pope, Mollie Gowan, Theresa Human
PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in underweight patients with neurologic injury remains unaddressed by guidelines and primary literature. This study aimed to describe VTE prophylaxis strategies employed in this population and compare the impact of underweight and non-obese patients on thrombotic and bleeding events. METHODS: A retrospective review of adults admitted with a diagnosis of neurologic injury to a neurology/neurosurgery intensive care unit (ICU) over 6 years...
January 17, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092933/estimation-of-the-size-of-the-iatrogenic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-outbreak-associated-with-cadaveric-dura-mater-grafts-in-korea
#17
Byoug-Hak Jeon, Jinseob Kim, GangHyun Kim Kim, Soo Chul Park, SangYun Kim, Hae-Kwan Cheong
Purpose: This study estimated the overall magnitude of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (iCJD) based on dura graft cases in Korea using a mathematical model. Methods: We estimated the number of annual cases of dura grafts performed between 1980 and 1995 by applying the proportion of dura grafts recorded by the Health Insurance Review Agency claim dataset in Korea to the number of nationwide neurosurgery cases. The distribution of the incubation period was assumed to fall under a Weibull distribution with density function or a log-logistic distribution with density function...
December 19, 2016: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079737/dexmedetomidine-reduces-perioperative-opioid-consumption-and-postoperative-pain-intensity-in-neurosurgery-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yi Liu, Feng Liang, Xiaochen Liu, Xinxin Shao, Nan Jiang, Xiaoliang Gan
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been administered to patients during neurosurgery. Some studies have found that DEX could reduce perioperative opioid consumption and postoperative pain intensity. However, no firm conclusions have been reached. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of DEX for managing pain in neurosurgical patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focusing on the effects of DEX on perioperative opioid consumption and postoperative pain intensity in patients undergoing neurosurgery...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072804/multidisciplinary-care-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-to-improve-symptomatic-headache-and-the-onset-progression-and-outcomes-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
#19
Ling-Feng Lai, Min Chen, Jia-Xiang Chen, Kuang Zheng, Xu-Ying He, Xi-Feng Li, Xin Zhang, Jian Yin, Qiu-Jing Wang, Tuan-Ming Zou, Chuan-Zhi Duan
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic headaches attributed to unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (ubAVMs) are very common and affect patients' quality life, but multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs to improve symptomatic headache remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to identify the features of symptomatic headaches, and to obtain headache outcomes following multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs, as well as provide background on the natural history of ubAVMs. STUDY DESIGN: The features of symptomatic headaches and headache outcomes were analyzed in a large cohort of cases after multidisciplinary care of ubAVMs...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051982/single-neurosurgeon-operative-experience-at-craig-joint-theater-hospital-during-the-afghanistan-surge-november-2010-to-april-2011-part-ii-humanitarian-cases
#20
John Joseph Steele
BACKGROUND: The Afghanistan Surge saw NATO troops working with their Afghan partners to remove Taliban governance and replace it with a more democratic model. As part of this endeavor, medical support for both trauma and humanitarian cases was needed. OBJECTIVE: Identify and discuss disease trends to better prepare for future combat medical treatments. METHODS: Retrospective review of operative experience from a neurosurgeon from November 2010 to April 2011...
January 2017: Military Medicine
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