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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706116/training-standards-in-neuroendovascular-surgery-program-accreditation-and-practitioner-certification
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REVIEW
Arthur L Day, Adnan H Siddiqui, Philip M Meyers, Tudor G Jovin, Colin P Derdeyn, Brian L Hoh, Howard Riina, Italo Linfante, Osama Zaidat, Aquilla Turk, Jay U Howington, J Mocco, Andrew J Ringer, Erol Veznedaroglu, Alexander A Khalessi, Elad I Levy, Henry Woo, Robert Harbaugh, Steven Giannotta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuroendovascular surgery is a medical subspecialty that uses minimally invasive catheter-based technology and radiological imaging to diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system, head, neck, spine, and their vasculature. To perform these procedures, the practitioner needs an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the nervous system, vasculature, and pathological conditions that affect their physiology. A working knowledge of radiation biology and safety is essential...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671080/targeted-surveillance-and-infection-related-risk-factors-of-nosocomial-infection-in-patients-after-neurosurgical-operation
#2
Lixi Jiang, Linping Guo, Rentao Li, Suzhen Wang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors of nosocomial infection in patients after neurosurgical operations, so as to provide reasonable, effective preventative measures in the future. A total of 1,600 patients with brain tumors, hydrocephalus, craniocerebral trauma and vascular disease treated in the neurosurgery room were chosen for targeted surveillance; and through analysis on the clinical data of patients, the incidence of nosocomial infection, the site of infection and the distribution of pathogens, we investigated the infection-related risk factors...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669297/establishing-reconstructive-neurosurgery-as-a-subspecialty
#3
Justin M Brown, Mark A Mahan, Ross Mandeville, Bob S Carter
Neurosurgery is experiencing the emergence of a new subspecialty focused on function restoration. New, evolving, and reappraised surgical procedures have provided an opportunity to restore function to many patients with previously undertreated disorders. Candidates for reconstruction were previously limited to those with peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries, but this has been expanded to include stroke, spinal cord injury, and a host of other paralyzing disorders affecting both upper and lower motor neurons...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651099/brain-shift-compensation-using-intraoperative-ultrasound-and-constraint-based-biomechanical-simulation
#4
Fanny Morin, Hadrien Courtecuisse, Ingerid Reinertsen, Florian Le Lann, Olivier Palombi, Yohan Payan, Matthieu Chabanas
PURPOSE: During brain tumor surgery, planning and guidance are based on preoperative images which do not account for brain-shift. However, this deformation is a major source of error in image-guided neurosurgery and affects the accuracy of the procedure. In this paper, we present a constraint-based biomechanical simulation method to compensate for craniotomy-induced brain-shift that integrates the deformations of the blood vessels and cortical surface, using a single intraoperative ultrasound acquisition...
June 15, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633462/in-reply-genealogy-of-training-in-vascular-neurosurgery
#5
Shakeel A Chowdhry, Robert F Spetzler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622340/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-surgical-site-infections-as-a-risk-factor-for-infection-with-clostridium-difficile
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Aubrey Balch, Aaron M Wendelboe, Sara K Vesely, Dale W Bratzler
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to measure the association between 2013 guideline concordant prophylactic antibiotic use prior to surgery and infection with Clostridium difficile. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective case-control study by selecting patients who underwent a surgical procedure between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. SETTING: Large urban community hospital. PATIENTS: Cases and controls were patients age 18+ years who underwent an eligible surgery (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600218/systematic-review-of-patient-specific-surgical-simulation-toward-advancing-medical-education-%C3%A2
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Won Hyung A Ryu, Navjit Dharampal, Ahmed E Mostafa, Ehud Sharlin, Gail Kopp, William Bradley Jacobs, Robin John Hurlbert, Sonny Chan, Garnette R Sutherland
OBJECTIVE: Simulation-based education has been shown to be an effective tool to teach foundational technical skills in various surgical specialties. However, most of the current simulations are limited to generic scenarios and do not allow continuation of the learning curve beyond basic technical skills to prepare for more advanced expertise, such as patient-specific surgical planning. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current medical literature with respect to the utilization and educational value of patient-specific simulations for surgical training...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599908/fluorescein-angiography-in-intracranial-aneurysm-surgery-a-helpful-method-to-evaluate-the-security-of-clipping-and-to-observe-blood-flow
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Cristian Kakucs, Ioan-Alexandru Florian, Gheorghe Ungureanu, Ioan-Stefan Florian
OBJECTIVE: In cerebral aneurysm surgery, a number of tools are employed to evaluate blood flow, such as Doppler ultrasonography, conventional cerebral angiography, and electrophysiological monitoring. Fluorescein and indocyanine green are widely used in vascular and central nervous system tumor neurosurgery. Nevertheless, their routine utilization in aneurysmal surgery is uncommon, despite the fact that they allow direct visualization of blood flow after an aneurysmal sac occlusion, enabling the observation of vessel permeability and the effectiveness of aneurysmal obliteration...
June 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589068/endovascular-treatment-of-large-unruptured-fusiform-fenestrated-vertebrobasilar-junction-aneurysm
#9
Saeed A Alqahtani, Daniel R Felbaum, Alex Tai, Ai-Hsi Liu, Rocco A Armonda
Fenestrated vertebrobasilar junction aneurysms are rare vascular lesions. Microsurgical intervention is extremely difficult due to the complex anatomy in the vicinity of these aneurysms. Endovascular neurosurgery appears to be safe and should be considered as the first modality of treatment. This case study details the treatment of an unruptured fusiform fenestrated vertebrobasilar junction aneurysm with endovascular occlusion with stent-assisted coiling. The optimal angiographic exposure and selective microcatheterization of the aneurysm were challenging due to the patient's body habitus, and the aneurysm was large with one dominant fenestrated limb...
May 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582290/atypical-growing-pattern-of-superficial-temporal-artery-pseudoaneurysm
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Jeonghyun Ha, Yong Hyun Kim, Bo La Yun, Kyu Sang Lee, Chang-Sik Pak, Jae Hoon Jeong
Superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm is rare and usually caused by trauma. Pseudoaneurysms have been reported to occur most frequently from 2 to 6 weeks after trauma and they range from 1 to 3 cm in diameter. The authors present a case of a patient with an atypical delayed rapid growing pseudoaneurysm, who had undergone neurosurgery after head trauma 20 years ago.A 72-year-old woman underwent craniotomy and extradural hemorrhage removal through a left temporoparietal incision caused by head trauma after a traffic accident 20 years prior...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575458/letter-genealogy-of-training-in-vascular-neurosurgery
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Chandramouli Balasubramanian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502565/-management-of-postoperative-complications-in-cases-of-gorham-s-disease-with-cervical-spine-involvement-a-case-report
#12
A Gbaguidi, A Fichten, M Lefranc, J Peltier
Gorham's disease is a rare osteolytic bone disease, caused by pathological vascular tissue, which may spread to adjacent organs. It is a disease of unknown etiology, primarily involving the axial skeleton and whose treatment is not codified. Cervical spine involvement is unusual. Stabilization of the cervical spine is a real surgical challenge. We report the case of a young adult treated in our neurosurgery department for a cervical spine localization of Gorham's disease.
May 11, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477043/multimodal-use-of-indocyanine-green-endoscopy-in-neurosurgery-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
Giuseppe Catapano, Francesco Sgulò, Lili Laleva, Laura Columbano, Iacopo Dallan, Matteo de Notaris
During the last 10 years, microscope-integrated indocyanine green fluorescence (m-ICG) has been widely used for assessing real-time blood flow during aneurysm surgery. More recently, an endoscope-integrated indocyanine green fluorescence (e-ICG) has been adopted as a versatile tool during different endoscopic neurosurgical procedures. The purpose of the present report is to evaluate multimodal applications of e-ICG during different endonasal, intraventricular, aneurysm and brain tumor surgeries and provide technical nuances...
May 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464582/-clinical-useness-of-multimodal-techniques-in-microsurgical-resection-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation
#14
Y Y Zhang, J L Jiang, Z H Sun, C Wu, W Shi, Z Xue, S Y Feng, X G Yu
Objective: To explore the clinical useness of intraoperative functional neuronavigation and fluorescent indocyanine green(ICG) angiography as well as electrophysiological evaluation during microsurgical resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Methods: A series of 42 consecutive cases with AVM underwent microsurgery by intraoperative functional neuronavigation at Department of Neurosurgery of People's Liberation Army General Hospital from January 2009 to February 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461275/isolated-transverse-process-fractures-and-markers-of-associated-injuries-the-experience-at-university-of-california-los-angeles
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Timothy T Bui, Daniel T Nagasawa, Carlito Lagman, Cheng Hao Jacky Chen, Lawrance K Chung, Brittany L Voth, Joel S Beckett, Alexander M Tucker, Tianyi Niu, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Isaac Yang, Luke Macyszyn
OBJECTIVES: To report a single-institution experience with isolated transverse process fractures (ITPFs) and provide increasing support for the development of evidence-based guidelines. The authors also evaluated the presence of concerning symptoms or red flags that may indicate additional, underlying injuries in the setting of ITPFs. METHODS: The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center patient database was queried (years 2005-2016) using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, code 805: fracture of the vertebral column without mention of spinal cord injury...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#16
A Leonard
CASE: A 44 year old woman with a history of stroke s/p aneurysm clipping, seizure, and substance abuse was brought to the hospital after a family member received a call from her friend saying she was acting unusual and may have had a seizure while hanging out on the street. At her baseline, she needed modest assistance in daily activities after her CVA and conversed without issue. Her mother died of a stroke. On exam the patient was afebrile, normotensive with mild tachycardia to 110...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402528/macrovascular-decompression-of-the-brainstem-and-cranial-nerves-evolution-of-an-anteromedial-vertebrobasilar-artery-transposition-technique
#17
Omar Choudhri, Ian D Connolly, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Tortuous and dolichoectatic vertebrobasilar arteries can impinge on the brainstem and cranial nerves to cause compression syndromes. Transposition techniques are often required to decompress the brainstem with dolichoectatic pathology. We describe our evolution of an anteromedial transposition technique and its efficacy in decompressing the brainstem and relieving symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To present the anteromedial vertebrobasilar artery transposition technique for macrovascular decompression of the brainstem and cranial nerves...
April 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389649/recombinant-slit2-reduces-surgical-brain-injury-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-via-robo4-dependent-rac1-activation-in-a-rodent-model
#18
Prativa Sherchan, Lei Huang, Onat Akyol, Cesar Reis, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
Brain tissue surrounding surgical resection site can be injured inadvertently due to procedures such as incision, retractor stretch, and electrocauterization when performing neurosurgical procedures, which is termed as surgical brain injury (SBI). Blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption due to SBI can exacerbate brain edema in the post-operative period. Previous studies showed that Slit2 exhibited vascular anti-permeability effects outside the brain. However, BBB protective effects of Slit2 following SBI has not been evaluated...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383672/cerebral-revascularization-for-aneurysms-in-the-flow-diverter-era
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David C Straus, Harley Brito da Silva, Lynn McGrath, Michael R Levitt, Louis J Kim, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Jason K Barber, Laligam N Sekhar
BACKGROUND: Cerebral bypass has been an important tool in the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms. The recent advent of flow-diverting stents (FDS) has expanded the capacity for endovascular arterial reconstruction. OBJECTIVE: We investigated how the advent of FDS has impacted the application and outcomes of cerebral bypass in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: We reviewed a consecutive series of cerebral bypasses during aneurysm surgery over the course of 10 years...
May 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377801/current-best-practice-in-the-management-of-patients-after-pituitary-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Alessandro Prete, Salvatore Maria Corsello, Roberto Salvatori
Sellar and parasellar masses are a common finding, and most of them are treated surgically via transsphenoidal approach. This type of surgery has revolutionized the approach to several hypothalamic-pituitary diseases and is usually effective, and well-tolerated by the patient. However, given the complex anatomy and high density of glandular, neurological and vascular structures in a confined space, transsphenoidal surgery harbors a substantial risk of complications. Hypopituitarism is one of the most frequent sequelae, with central adrenal insufficiency being the deficit that requires a timely diagnosis and treatment...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
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