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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718304/the-role-of-surgery-in-low-grade-gliomas-do-timing-and-extent-of-resection-matter
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Hugues Duffau
Hugues Duffau is a Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department in the Montpellier University Medical Center and Head of the INSERM 1051 Team "plasticity of the central nervous system, human stem cells and glial tumors" at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (France). He is an expert in the awake cognitive neurosurgery of slow-growing brain tumors, such as low-grade gliomas, a routine which he has developed since 20 years. His fundamental approach is centered on the concepts of the brain connectomics and neuroplasticity, breaking with the traditional localizationist view of cerebral processing...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707859/independent-predictors-for-functional-outcome-after-drainage-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-identified-using-a-logistic-regression-model
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Sotirios Katsigiannis, Christina Hamisch, Boris Krischek, Marco Timmer, Anastasios Mpotsaris, Roland Goldbrunner, Pantelis Stavrinou
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common indication for undergoing neurosurgery, but the outcome may remain limited despite timely surgical treatment. The factors potentially associated with the functional outcome have not been sufficiently investigated. We set out to identify independent predictors associated with the functional outcome after surgical treatment of CSDH, avoiding arbitrary classifications and thresholds or subjective imaging assessment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 197 consecutive surgical cases of CSDH...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701496/the-spectrum-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review
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Andrew R Mayer, Davin K Quinn, Christina L Master
OBJECTIVE: This review provides an in-depth overview of diagnostic schema and risk factors influencing recovery during the acute, subacute (operationally defined as up to 3 months postinjury), and chronic injury phases across the full spectrum of individuals (e.g., athletes to neurosurgery patients) with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Particular emphasis is placed on the complex differential diagnoses for patients with prolonged postconcussive symptoms. METHODS: Select literature review and synthesis...
July 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695337/development-of-pediatric-neurosurgical-service-at-dr-soetomo-hospital-surabaya-indonesia
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REVIEW
Wihasto Suryaningtyas, Muhammad Arifin, Agus Turchan, Abdul Hafid Bajamal
PURPOSE: This review traces the history of pediatric neurosurgery at Dr. Soetomo General Hospital (DSGH) and its role in advancing the field of pediatric neurosurgery. METHODS: The history, the founding fathers, and the next generations of the pediatric neurosurgery in DSGH were traced back from original sources and authors' life stories. RESULT: Pediatric neurosurgical service at DSGH has its own unique perspective being a pediatric service in general hospital setting...
July 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694597/management-of-cervical-monoradiculopathy-due-to-prolapsed-intervertebral-disc-an-institutional-experience
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Amresh S Bhaganagare, S A Nagesh, B G Shrihari, Vikas Naik, M N Nagarjun, Balaji S Pai
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy is the common clinical entity, often caused by "wear and tear" changes that occur in the spine. In the younger population, cervical radiculopathy is a result of a disc herniation or an acute injury causing foraminal impingement of an exiting nerve, whereas in the older individuals, it is due to foraminal narrowing from osteophyte formation, decreased disc height, and degenerative changes of the uncovertebral joints anteriorly and of the facet joints posteriorly...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692515/criteria-for-performing-cranial-computed-tomography-for-chinese-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-canadian-computed-tomography-head-rule-or-new-orleans-criteria
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Xiao-Feng Yang, Yuan-Yuan Meng, Liang Wen, Hao Wang
Computed tomography (CT) provides the primary diagnostic evidence for traumatic brain injury (TBI), but few positive traumatic findings are discovered in patients with mild TBI. In China, there are no existing criteria for selecting patients with mild TBI to undergo CT, and almost all of these patients undergo cranial CT in the emergency department. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the necessity of cranial CT among patients with mild TBI, as well as the feasibility of 2 popular criteria (Canadian CT head rule [CCHR] and New Orleans Criteria [NOC]) in China...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686119/management-of-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-17-years-of-experience-at-toronto-western-hospital
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Daipayan Guha, Benjamin Davidson, Mustafa Nadi, Naif M Alotaibi, Michael G Fehlings, Fred Gentili, Taufik A Valiante, Charles H Tator, Michael Tymianski, Abhijit Guha, Gelareh Zadeh
OBJECTIVE A surgical series of 201 benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) was assessed to characterize the anatomical and clinical presentation of tumors and identify predictors of neurological outcome, recurrence, and extent of resection. METHODS All surgically treated PNSTs from the Division of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital from 1993 to 2010 were reviewed retrospectively. Data were collected on patient demographics, clinical presentation, surgical technique, extent of resection, postoperative neurological outcomes, and recurrence...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682827/anesthesia-for-minimally-invasive-neurosurgery
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Hemanshu Prabhakar, Charu Mahajan, Indu Kapoor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an ultimate aim of improving patients overall outcome and satisfaction, minimally invasive surgical approach is becoming more of a norm. The related anesthetic evidence has not expanded at the same rate as surgical and technological advancement. This article reviews the recent evidence on anesthesia and perioperative concerns for patients undergoing minimally invasive neurosurgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Minimally invasive cranial and spinal surgeries have been made possible only by vast technological development...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676954/ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-due-to-follicle-stimulating-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
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Amelia Caretto, Roberto Lanzi, Cecilia Piani, Michela Molgora, Pietro Mortini, Marco Losa
PURPOSE: Gonadotroph adenomas are pituitary adenomas with inefficient and variable secretory characteristics, that is why they are usually considered as a subgroup of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) and are recognized only at immunohistochemistry. When gonadotroph adenomas secrete active hormones, they may cause spontaneous ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in premenopausal women. Aim of our study is to describe three women with OHSS diagnosed before the removal of the adenoma and to calculate the prevalence of OHSS in premenopausal women with a clinical diagnosis of NFPA...
July 4, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676437/deep-brain-stimulation-and-treatment-resistant-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Javier Vázquez-Bourgon, Juan Martino, María Sierra Peña, Jon Infante Ceberio, M Ángeles Martínez Martínez, Roberto Ocón, José Manuel Menchón, Benedicto Crespo Facorro, Alfonso Vázquez-Barquero
INTRODUCTION: At least 10% of patients with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) are refractory to psychopharmacological treatment. The emergence of new technologies for the modulation of altered neuronal activity in Neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS), has enabled its use in severe and refractory OCD cases. The objective of this article is to review the current scientific evidence on the effectiveness and applicability of this technique to refractory OCD. METHOD: We systematically reviewed the literature to identify the main characteristics of deep brain stimulation, its use and applicability as treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675345/transvenous-retrograde-avm-embolization-indications-techniques-complications-and-outcomes
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Xianli Lv, Cao Song, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Objective Transvenous retrograde arteriovenous malformation (AVM) embolization (TRAE) has been proposed. The present study was to review the techniques, their conjunctions and effectiveness. Methods Eligible related articles were identified by searching the PubMed and Web of Science databases using "transvenous" and "arteriovenous malformation." Results A total of 16 eligible studies, with 60 cases of AVM treated with TRAE, were analyzed. Prior to TRAE procedure, transarterial Onyx 18 was performed in 23 (38...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673828/gender-trends-in-authorship-of-spine-related-academic-literature-a-39-year-perspective
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David C Sing, Deeptee Jain, David Ouyang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Despite recent advances in gender equity in medicine, the representation of women in orthopaedic and neurosurgery remains particularly low. Furthermore compared to their male colleagues female faculty members are less likely to publish research, limiting opportunities in the academic promotion process. Understanding disparities in research productivity provides insight into the "gender gap" in the spine surgeon workforce. PURPOSE: To determine the representation and longevity of female physician-investigators among the authors of five spine-related research journals from 1978 to 2016...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670412/facture-of-the-pars-interarticularis-with-or-without-spondylolisthesis-in-an-adult-population-in-a-developing-country-evaluation-by-multidetector-computed-tomography
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Sohail Ahmed Khan, Amjad Sattar, Usman Khanzada, Hatem Adel, Syed Omair Adil, Munawar Hussain
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in a general adult population unrelated to lower back pain as evaluated by multidetector computed tomography. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There is a significant paucity of information related to the prevalence of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis and its degenerative changes in a general adult population unrelated to lower back pain in developing countries...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669878/thresholds-for-volume-and-expansion-in-intraparenchymal-hemorrhage-predictors-of-neurologic-deterioration-and-mortality
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Darian R Esfahani, Caitlin A Radnis, Ahmed E Hussein, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous intraparenchymal hemorrhage (IPH) is a common neurosurgical emergency, with hemorrhage size and expansion associated with poor clinical outcomes. In this study, radiologic risk factors and specific IPH volume thresholds were calculated to identify heightened risk of neurologic deterioration and mortality. METHODS: A consecutive review of all nontraumatic IPH transfer patients to a tertiary academic neurosurgery service was performed over two years...
June 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664037/white-matter-tractography-for-neurosurgical-planning-a-topography-based-review-of-the-current-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Walid I Essayed, Fan Zhang, Prashin Unadkat, G Rees Cosgrove, Alexandra J Golby, Lauren J O'Donnell
We perform a review of the literature in the field of white matter tractography for neurosurgical planning, focusing on those works where tractography was correlated with clinical information such as patient outcome, clinical functional testing, or electro-cortical stimulation. We organize the review by anatomical location in the brain and by surgical procedure, including both supratentorial and infratentorial pathologies, and excluding spinal cord applications. Where possible, we discuss implications of tractography for clinical care, as well as clinically relevant technical considerations regarding the tractography methods...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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