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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924249/validating-a-therapy-oriented-complication-grading-system-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-prospective-population-based-study
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David Bellut, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Dania Schultze, Howard J Ginsberg, Luca Regli, Johannes Sarnthein
The aim of the present study was to validate a therapy-oriented complication grading system in a well-defined neurosurgical patient population in which complications may entrain neurological deficits, which are severe but not treated. The prospective patient registry of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zurich provides extensive population-based data. In this study we focused on complications after lumbar spine surgeries and rated their severity by Clavien-Dindo grade (CDG). Analyzing 138 consecutive surgeries we noted 44 complications...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919562/operative-management-of-distal-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-through-a-mini-anterior-interhemispheric-approach
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Alejandro Monroy, Edgar Nathal, Albert L Rhoton
BACKGROUND: Distal anterior cerebral artery (DACA) aneurysms, also referred to as pericallosal artery aneurysms, are present in 1.5 to 9% of all intracranial aneurysms. This study aims to describe the importance of the microsurgical anatomy of the DACA and demonstrate the surgical nuances for handling DACA aneurysms, with a minimally invasive surgical technique METHODS: We retrospectively and descriptively analyzed a series of aneurysm cases performed at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery-Mexico City...
September 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902402/safety-net-versus-private-hospital-setting-for-brain-metastasis-patients-treated-with-radiosurgery-alone-disparities-in-follow-up-care-and-outcomes
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Kevin Diao, Yanqing Sun, Stella K Yoo, Cheng Yu, Jason C Ye, Nicholas Trakul, Richard L Jennelle, Paul E Kim, Gabriel Zada, John P Gruen, Eric L Chang
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone is an increasingly accepted treatment for brain metastases, but it requires adherence to frequently scheduled follow-up neuroimaging because of the risk of distant brain metastasis. The effect of disparities in access to follow-up care on outcomes after SRS alone is unknown. METHODS: This retrospective study included 153 brain metastasis patients treated consecutively with SRS alone from 2010 through 2016 at an academic medical center and a safety-net hospital (SNH) located in Los Angeles, California...
September 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899052/preface-to-clinical-neurosurgery-volume-64-proceedings-of-the-congress-of-neurological-surgeons-2016-annual-meeting
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September 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893697/incidence-of-postoperative-hematomas-requiring-surgical-treatment-in-neurosurgery-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Kadri Lillemäe, Johanna Järviö, Marja Kaarina Silvasti-Lundell, Jussi Antinheimo, Juha Hernesniemi, Tomi Tapio Niemi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the occurrence of postoperative hematoma (POH) after neurosurgery overall and according to procedure type, and describe the prevalence of possible confounders. METHODS: Patient data between 2010 and 2012 at the Department of Neurosurgery in Helsinki University Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Data search was performed according to the type of surgery including craniotomies; shunt procedures, spine surgery and spinal cord stimulators (SCS) implantation...
September 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890007/medical-training-and-the-brain-death-exam-a-single-institution-s-experience
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Ahmed Kashkoush, Amy Weisgerber, Kiruba Dharaneeswaran, Nitin Agarwal, Lori Shutter
BACKGROUND: Clinicians may have limited opportunities to perform neurological determination of death (NDD; brain death) certification during their training. This study aims to evaluate the level of resident exposure to the brain death exam at a large volume donor hospital. METHODS: In March 2014, we adapted a dual-physician model for NDD certification at our institution to improve resident education regarding NDD. To evaluate the incidence of resident exposure, we collected examiner information from all brain death exams conducted between January 2014 and July 2015...
September 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881494/pituitary-and-skull-base-lesions-and-the-litigious-patient
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Alan C Wang, Spencer Darlin, Wanda Lai, Peter F Svider, Jeffrey T Jacob, James K Liu, Jean Anderson Eloy, Adam J Folbe
BACKGROUND: The objective of this research was to evaluate litigation relating to the diagnosis and management of pituitary and ventral skull base lesions and delineate allegations involved in the decision to pursue medicolegal proceedings. METHODS: Publically available federal and court records were accessed via the Westlaw Next database. Jury verdict and settlement reports relevant to pituitary and anterior skull-base lesions were accessed, and litigation was reviewed for alleged injuries, defendant specialty, patient demographics, and other factors raised in proceedings...
September 7, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871614/a-decision-instrument-to-identify-isolated-traumatic-subdural-hematomas-at-low-risk-of-neurological-deterioration-surgical-intervention-or-radiographic-worsening
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Peter Pruitt, Jonathan Van Ornam, Pierre Borczuk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Subdural hematoma (SDH) is the most common form of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. Severity of disease in patients with SDH varies widely. It was hypothesized that a decision rule could identify patients with SDH who are at very low-risk for neurological decline, neurosurgical intervention or radiographic worsening. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of consecutive patients age ≥ 16 with Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) ≥ 13 and CT-documented isolated SDH presenting to a university affiliated, urban, 100,000-annual-visit ED from 2009-2015...
September 4, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870584/relevance-of-ccm-gene-polymorphisms-for-clinical-management-of-sporadic-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Carmela Rinaldi, Placido Bramanti, Concetta Scimone, Luigi Donato, Concetta Alafaci, Rosalia D'Angelo, Antonina Sidoti
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are clusters of capillaries in the brain that may cause focal deficits or seizures in affected patients. They occur in both sporadic and inherited autosomal dominant form. Germline mutations in CCM1, CCM2 and CCM3 were identified in familial cases. Over the past 13years we performed sequencing and MLPA of the CCM genes in all sporadic and familial CCM cases coming from some hospital clinics of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Messina and other Italian cities. Our results showed that CCM sporadic patients, negative for previously reported CCM gene causative mutations, always carried known CCM polymorphisms...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868202/a-thoracic-vertebral-localization-of-a-metastasized-cutaneous-merkel-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rosario Maugeri, Antonella Giugno, Roberto G Giammalva, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Domenico G Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine skin tumor, which may be related to sun exposure. It can metastasize to lungs, liver and bone, leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Vertebral metastases from MCC are rare. The authors report the tenth case in the literature, a 59-year-old patient with MCC, which was primarily localized in the scalp, and later provoked distant metastasis to the thoracic spinal column. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old woman was admitted at our Unit of Neurosurgery with a 4-month history of progressive and severe dorsal back pain, without neurological signs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868200/the-open-access-video-collection-project-hernesniemi-s-1001-and-more-microsurgical-videos-of-neurosurgery-a-legacy-for-educational-purposes
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Joham Choque-Velasquez, Danil A Kozyrev, Roberto Colasanti, Peeraphong Thiarawat, Patcharin Intarakhao, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Juha Hernesniemi
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical educational programs and courses are helpful to improve the quality of training. Moreover, nowadays, online activities may represent a very useful tool to globally enhance neurosurgical education. The "Hernesniemi's 1001 and more microneurosurgical videos" project aims to show the microsurgical style developed by the senior author and his TEAMs in more than 40 years of experience. METHODS: More than 1100 high-definition videos of microneurosurgical operations performed by the senior author were carefully edited...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866067/fostering-student-interest-in-neurological-surgery-the-university-of-pittsburgh-experience
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Ahmed Kashkoush, Rafey Feroze, Stephanie Myal, Arpan V Prabhu, Alexandra Sansosti, Daniel Tonetti, Nitin Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Early involvement and research in neurosurgery can increase chances for medical students to successfully matriculate into residency. This study reports the creation of a Neurological Surgery Interest Group (NSIG) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and shares its activities over two academic years. METHODS: In October 2014, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's NSIG was created to augment medical student interest in neurosurgery...
August 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864406/comparative-study-of-perioperative-complication-rates-of-cervical-laminoplasty-performed-by-residents-and-teaching-neurosurgeons
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Manabu Niimura, Keisuke Takai, Makoto Taniguchi
Early surgical education is required for neurosurgical residents to learn many surgical procedures. However, the participation of less experienced residents may increase perioperative complication rates. Perioperative complication studies in the field of neurosurgery are being increasingly published; however, studies have not yet focused on cervical laminoplasty. The study population included 193 consecutive patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty in Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital between 2008 and 2014...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859568/a-brief-note-on-the-history-of-psychosurgery-in-japan
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Jiro Nudeshima, Takaomi Taira
In Japan, there has been no neurosurgical treatment for psychiatric disorders since the 1970s. Even deep brain stimulation (DBS) has not been studied or used for psychiatric disorders. Neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders has been thwarted by social taboos for many years, and psychiatrists today seem to simply ignore modern developments and therapies offered by neurosurgery such as DBS. As a result, most patients and their families do not know such "last-resort" options exist. Historically, as in other countries, frontal lobotomies were widely performed in Japan in the 1940s and 1950s, and some Japanese neurosurgeons used stereotactic methods for the treatment of psychiatric disorders until the 1960s...
September 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853528/-neuro-oncology-a-new-field-in-davidoff-cancer-center-at-rabin-medical-center
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Shlomit Yust-Katz, Dror Limon, Ramez Abu-Shkara, Tali Siegal
Neuro-oncology is a subspecialty attracting physicians from medical disciplines such as neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, oncology, and radiotherapy. It deals with diagnosis and management of primary brain tumors, as well as metastatic and non-metastatic neurological manifestations that frequently affect cancer patients including brain metastases, paraneoplastic syndromes and neurological complications of cancer treatment. A neuro-oncology unit was established in Davidoff Cancer Center at Rabin Medical Center...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836877/management-of-hyperglycemia-in-the-neurosurgery-patient
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Rene Daniel, Satya Villuri, Kevin Furlong
Hyperglycemia is associated with adverse outcomes in patients who are candidates for or underwent neurosurgical procedures. Specific concerns and settings that relate to these patients are preoperative glycemic control, intraoperative control, management in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU), and postoperative control. In each of these settings, physicians have to ensure appropriate glycemic control to prevent or minimize adverse events. The glycemic control is usually managed by a neurohospitalist in co-management with the neurosurgery team pre- and post-operatively, and by the neurocritical care team in the setting of NICU...
August 30, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
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/28817495/nursing-management-of-the-patient-undergoing-focused-ultrasound-a-new-treatment-option-for-essential-tremor
#18
Katherine Dale Shaw, Amy Sue Johnston, Shelly Rush-Evans, Susan Prather, Kathy Maynard
Essential tremor (ET) is among the most common neurological movement disorders that causes postural or action tremors, with an estimated prevalence nationwide of less than 3% of the population. The incidence of ET increases with age but often affects younger adults and has a familial trait association. Depending on disease progression, ET can cause significant limitations for individuals, in many cases, significantly limiting their ability to perform activities of daily living and occupational responsibilities...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
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/28805756/-an-experience-of-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-neurosurgery
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A G Vasyatkina, E A Levin, K Yu Orlov, V V Kobozev
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of neuromonitoring methods in prevention of postoperative neurological complications and estimation of predictive power of intraoperative changes in monitored characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study examined 240 patients, operated in the years 2014-2015 using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. One hundred and seventy-three patients suffered from hemispheric lesions and 67 had lesions located in or near the brainstem...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
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