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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139096/the-modified-frailty-index-and-30-day-adverse-events-in-oncologic-neurosurgery
#1
Brett E Youngerman, Alfred I Neugut, Jingyan Yang, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright, Jeffrey N Bruce
The modified frailty index (mFI) is emerging as a leading measure for preoperative risk assessment using routinely available medical record data. Our objective was to determine if mFI predicts morbidity and mortality in the diverse national cohort of patients undergoing neurosurgery for intracranial neoplasms. We identified patients in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program who underwent oncologic neurosurgery procedures between 2008 and 2012. The mFI, ranging from 0 to 1, was calculated as the proportion of 11 possible risk factors present...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132572/secondary-gains-advances-in-neurotrauma-management
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
Neurotrauma is a leading cause of death and is associated with many secondary injuries. A balance of mean arterial pressure (MAP) and intracranial pressure (ICP) is required to ensure adequate cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure. Evaluation and management in the emergency department entails initial stabilization and resuscitation while assessing neurologic status. ICP management follows a tiered approach. Intubation requires consideration of preoxygenation, head of bed elevation, first pass success, and adequate analgesia and sedation...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132382/early-motor-function-after-local-treatment-of-brain-metastases-in-the-motor-cortex-region-with-stereotactic-radiotherapy-radiosurgery-or-microsurgical-resection-a-retrospective-study-of-two-consecutive-cohorts
#3
Bogdan Pintea, Brigitta Baumert, Thomas Mehari Kinfe, Konstantinos Gousias, Yaroslav Parpaley, Jan Patrick Boström
BACKGROUND: We compared the functional outcome and influential factors of two standard treatment modalities for central cerebral metastases: electrophysiological-controlled microsurgical resection (MSR) and stereotactic radiotherapy/stereotactic radiosurgery (SRT/SRS). METHODS: We performed a database search for central metastasis treatments during the period from January 2008 to September 2012 in two clinical registers: 1) register for intraoperative neuromonitoring (Department of Neurosurgery), and 2) prospective database for SRT/SRS (Department of Radiotherapy)...
November 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125443/neurosurgical-management-in-children-with-bleeding-diathesis-auditing-neurological-outcome
#4
Zaitun Zakaria, Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal, Darach Crimmins, John Caird
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of neurosurgical treatment in children with bleeding diathesis and also to evaluate the current management plan applied in the authors' service. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed all cases in which neurosurgical procedures were performed in pediatric patients presenting with intracranial hematoma due to an underlying bleeding tendency over a 5-year period at their institution. They evaluated the patients' neurological symptoms from the initial referral, hematological abnormalities, surgical treatment, neurological outcome, and scores on the Pediatric Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOS-E Peds) obtained 1 year after the last operation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114274/outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-compared-to-open-posterior-lumbar-instrumentation-and-fusion
#5
Low Yong Lee, Zamzuri Idris, Tan Boon Beng, Teo Yian Young, Wong Chung Chek, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Wong Sii Hieng
Introduction: Degenerative spine disease is increasingly common. There are many spinal fusion techniques used to treat degenerative spine disease. This study aims to compare the functional outcome of open versus minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique in posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion in degenerative spine disease and to evaluate the perioperative outcome and complications between MIS and open surgery. Materials and Methods: This is an observational cross-sectional study conducted on all degenerative spine disease patients who underwent both methods of posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion from 2010 to 2014 by the Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Department, Sarawak General Hospital...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101073/malignant-cerebral-swelling-after-a-cranioplasty-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Liang Shen, Yue Zhou, Jie Xu, Zhongzhou Su
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty is considered a low-risk operation in the field of neurosurgery following decompression craniectomy (DC). Well-known complications after cranioplasty, such as infection, seizure, and titanium plate exposure, may not threaten the lives of patients. Unfortunately, there are many fatal complications that are under reported. In this study, we report a case and perform a literature review to introduce malignant cerebral swelling, which is regarded as a devastating complication...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090200/cranial-defect-overlying-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-pressure-gradient-leading-to-free-flap-deterioration
#7
Jae Doo Joo, Jin-Uk Jang, Hyonsurk Kim, Eul-Sik Yoon, Dong Hee Kang
We report a case of free flap deterioration which may have been induced by pressure gradient resulting from cranial defect overlying a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt). The patient, male and aged 78, had a VP shunt operation for progressive hydrocephalus. Afterwards, the scalp skin flap surrounding the VP shunt collapsed and showed signs of necrosis, exposing part of the shunt catheter. After covering the defect with a radial forearm free flap, the free flap site showed signs of gradual sinking while the vascularity of the flap remained unimpaired...
September 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076422/the-prophylactic-use-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-patients-scheduled-for-neurosurgery
#8
Barbara Miziak, Kinga Borowicz-Reutt, Radoslaw Rola, Barbara Blaszczyk, Miroslaw Czuczwar, Stanislaw J Czuczwar
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) possess diverse mechanisms of action - enhancement of GABA-mediated events, inhibition of glutamate-mediated excitation, blockade of voltage-dependent sodium or calcium channels being the most frequently shared. They are not only used for the symptomatic management of epilepsy but in the treatment of psychiatric or neurologic disorders (e.g. bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain, prophylaxis of migraine). Generally, this group of drugs is also widely used in neurosurgery patients for the prevention of seizure activity and their effectiveness in this regard has been evaluated in this review...
October 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076419/intraoperative-seizures-anesthetic-drugs-and-antiepileptic-drugs
#9
Alberto Uribe, Alix Zuleta-Alarcon, Mahmoud Kassem, Gurneet S Sandhu, Sergio D Bergese
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common condition with up to 1% prevalence in the general population. In the perioperative course of neurologic surgery patients, the use of prophylactic and therapeutic antiepileptic drugs is a common practice. Nonetheless, there is limited evidence supporting the use of prophylactic antiepileptics to prevent perioperative seizures and there are no guidelines for which anesthetic technique is preferred. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the seizurogenic potential of anesthetic drugs and to discuss intraoperative seizures in neurosurgical patients...
October 24, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076417/epilepsy-and-neurosurgery-historical-highlights
#10
Marianna Karamanou, Gregory Tsoucalas, Marios Themistocleous, Dimitrios Giakoumettis, George Stranjalis, George Androutsos
Epilepsy has been known since antiquity and trepanation has been documented as a therapeutic option. The Greek born physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia (2nd century BC) was the first to recommend trepanation for the treatment of refractory epilepsy to drugs, pointing out the efficacy of the method. Trepanation was practiced throughout the Middle Ages, as it is proved by the book of "Quattuor Magistri" and during Renaissance as well. In 19th century, Sir Victor Alexander Horsley (1857-1916), combining analysis of clinical presentation with cortical stimulation, performed a series of craniotomies for the treatment of epilepsy...
October 24, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074342/the-use-of-endoscopic-assisted-burr-hole-craniostomy-for-septated-chronic-subdural-haematoma-a-retrospective-cohort-comparison-study
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Jibo Zhang, Xuemeng Liu, Xingyue Fan, Kai Fu, Chengshi Xu, Qin Hu, Pucha Jiang, Jincao Chen, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To complete a retrospective comparison of endoscope-assisted burr-hole craniostomy (EBHC) and ordinary burr-hole craniostomy (OBHC) in the treatment of septated chronic subdural hematoma (SCSH). METHODS: A retrospective case note review comparing EBHC and OBHC of SCSH was therefore performed. Data of patients with a SCSH for EBHC or OBHC during the period from January 2011 to December 2016 were retrospectively collected and analysed. Of 73 patients, 42 underwent EBHC and 31 patients were treated by OBHC...
October 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059659/-post-stroke-spasticity-management-including-a-chosen-physiotherapeutic-methods-and-improvements-in-motor-control-review-of-the-current-scientific-evidence
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Robert Dymarek, Kuba Ptaszkowski, Lucyna Słupska, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Jakub Taradaj, Tomasz Halski, Joanna Rosińczuk
Cerebrovascular diseases based on stroke etiology concern millions of people worldwide, and annual rates of disease are still increasing. In the era of an aging society and suffering from a number of risk factors, in particular those modifiable, strokes and muscles' spastic paresis, subsequently resulting in damage of upper motor neuron structures will become a serious problem for the entire health care system. Effective management and physiotherapy treatment for post-stroke spasticity persisted, both in the acute and chronic, is still a significant medical problem in the interdisciplinary aspect...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057359/spinal-metastases-of-two-different-grade-oligodendrogliomas-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Carlos Enrique Maiguel Carrizosa, Maria Gabriela Sanchez Paez, Andreina Martinez Amado, Andrea Gonzalez Gutierrez, Maria Emma Garcia Ardila
Oligodendrogliomas (OGD) are glial tumors, together with mixed oligoastrocytoma constituting 5-20% of all gliomas, which occur predominantly in younger populations and are managed with surgery and chemotherapy with good long-term prognosis after treatment and additionally present with low rates of metastases. We present the case of a 46-year-old patient with intracranial right frontal subcortical OGD [World Health Organisation (WHO) grade II] managed at the Neurosurgery Department in Foscal Clinic, Floridablanca, Colombia...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057351/versatility-of-sub-occipital-approach-for-foramen-magnum-meningiomas-a-single-centre-experience
#14
Antonio Bocchetti, Valentina Cioffi, Cristian Gragnaniello, Raffaele de Falco
BACKGROUND: Foramen magnum meningiomas (FMM) represent a challenge for neurosurgeons. Multiple surgical strategies have been reported to treat these lesions in their variable location. Contemporary technical innovations allow the utilization of common sub-occipital craniotomy to treat ventrally, ventro-laterally and dorsally located FMMs. We present our technique and experience. METHODS: From November 2004 to November 2015, we treated 14 patients with FMM at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Santa Maria delle Grazie Hospital in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051109/spontaneous-intrauterine-depressed-skull-fractures-report-of-two-cases-requiring-neurosurgical-intervention-and-literature-review
#15
Anand Veeravagu, Tej D Azad, Bowen Jiang, Michael S B Edwards
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intrauterine depressed skull fractures (IDSF) are rare fractures that often require neurosurgical evaluation and therapy. The majority of reported congenital depressions are secondary to maternal abdominal trauma or instrumentation during delivery. Spontaneous IDSF occur in the setting of uneventful normal spontaneous vaginal delivery (NSVD) or cesarean section, without obvious predisposing risk factors. The etiology and optimal management of spontaneous IDSF remain controversial...
October 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050170/-a-chinese-experts-consensus-of-neurophysiological-evaluating-for-microvascular-decompression
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With the extensive development of microvascular decompression (MVD), perioperative neurophysiological monitoring technology is also developping rapidly in our country. To promote the standardization of neurophysiological monitoring for MVD in China, the experts consensus was published. This consensus includes five sections: indications, stimulation and recording methods, intraoperative assessment and warning criteria, influencing factors, and clinical application recommendations. Furthermore, recommendations for selection of electrophysiological monitoring and recording requirements were attached...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037336/neuropsychiatry-towards-a-philosophy-of-praxis
#17
Jesús Ramirez-Bermudez, Rodrigo Perez-Esparza, Luis Carlos Aguilar-Venegas, Perminder Sachdev
Neuropsychiatry is a specialized clinical, academic and scientific discipline with its field located in the borderland territory between neurology and psychiatry. In this article, we approach the theoretical definition of neuropsychiatry, and in order to address the practical aspects of the discipline, we describe the profile of a neuropsychiatric liaison service in the setting of a large hospital for neurological diseases in a middle-income country. An audit of consecutive in-patients requiring neuropsychiatric assessment at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico is reported, comprising a total of 1212 patients...
October 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026668/fourth-ventricle-neurocysticercosis-rigid-endoscopic-management-description-of-direct-transcerebellar-approach
#18
A Ceja-Espinosa, J A Franco-Jiménez, A Sosa-Nájera, G A Gutiérrez-Aceves, M I Ruiz-Flores
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy has gained a crucial role in high specialty neurosurgery during the last decades. At present, there are well-defined flexible neuroendoscopic procedures to treat ventricular and subarachnoid space pathologies. Neurocysticercosis is recognized as a common cause of neurologic disease in developing countries and the United States. Surgical intervention, especially cerebrospinal fluid diversion, is the key for management of hydrocephalus. In 2002, a consensus suggested that ventricular forms should be treated with endoscopy as the first option...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026544/central-nervous-system-tuberculosis-in-a-man-from-cambodia-with-worsening-headaches
#19
Daniel S Krauth, Kristi K Stone-Garza, Deirdre E Amaro, Sharon L Reed, Theodoros F Katsivas
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis should be considered in patients from endemic nations with worsening neurological symptoms. If imaging reveals possible CNS tuberculomas, potentially life-threatening lesions should be excised and analyzed. When disease is less severe, other tissues possibly infected should be biopsied first for diagnosis to avoid neurosurgery.
October 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022129/the-utility-of-local-anesthesia-for-neurosurgical-interventions-in-a-low-resource-setting-a-case-series
#20
Jessica Eaton, Asma Bilal Hanif, Suzgisam Mzumara, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality, and injury to the central nervous system is the most common cause of death in these patients. While the provision of surgical services is being recognized as essential to global public health efforts, specialty areas such as neurosurgery remain overlooked. METHOD: This is a retrospective case review of patients with operable lesions, such as extra-axial hematomas and unstable depressed skull fractures that underwent neurosurgical interventions under local anesthesia...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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