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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470316/protecting-the-brain-with-xenon-anesthesia-for-neurosurgical-procedures
#1
Anna Rylova, Mervyn Maze
Xenon possesses some, but not all, of the clinical features of an ideal anesthetic agent. Besides well-known advantages of rapid awakening, stable hemodynamics and lack of biotransformation, preclinical data lead to the expectation of xenon's advantageous use for settings of acute ongoing brain injury; a single randomized clinical trial using an imaging biomarker for assessing brain injury corroborated xenon's preclinical efficacy in protecting the brain from further injury. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms and hence the putative applications of xenon for brain protection in neurosurgery...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468446/cost-effectiveness-of-the-long-term-use-of-temozolomide-for-treating-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-in-germany
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Albrecht Waschke, Habibollah Arefian, Jan Walter, Michael Hartmann, Jens Maschmann, Rolf Kalff
Concomitant radiochemotherapy followed by six cycles of temozolomide (= short term) is considered as standard therapy for adults with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. In contrast, open-end administration of temozolomide until progression (= long-term) is proposed by some authors as a viable alternative. We aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of long-term temozolomide therapy for patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma compared to standard therapy. A Markov model was constructed to compare medical costs and clinical outcomes for both therapy types over a time horizon of 60 months...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465283/augmented-reality-in-dentistry-a-current-perspective
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Ho-Beom Kwon, Young-Seok Park, Jung-Suk Han
Augmentation reality technology offers virtual information in addition to that of the real environment and thus opens new possibilities in various fields. The medical applications of augmentation reality are generally concentrated on surgery types, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and plastic surgery. Augmentation reality technology is also widely used in medical education and training. In dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery is the primary area of use, where dental implant placement and orthognathic surgery are the most frequent applications...
February 21, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462484/a-review-of-industry-funding-in-randomized-controlled-trials-published-in-the-neurosurgical-literature-the-elephant-in-the-room
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Nickalus R Khan, Hassan Saad, Chesney S Oravec, Nicholas Rossi, Vincent Nguyen, Garrett T Venable, Jock C Lillard, Prayash Patel, Douglas R Taylor, Brandy N Vaughn, Douglas Kondziolka, Fred G Barker, L Madison Michael, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role of industry sponsorship of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published exclusively in 3 major North American neurosurgical journals. METHODS: Our primary objective was to determine whether an association exists between study conclusion(s) in favor of industry sponsored drugs, devices/implants, or surgical techniques and industry sponsorship. The secondary objective was to describe the quality/quantity of these neurosurgical RCTs...
February 15, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462053/vitamin-k-antagonists-and-emergencies
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Frédéric Lapostolle, Virginie Siguret, Anne-Céline Martin, Claire Pailleret, Bernard Vigué, Yves Zerbib, Karim Tazarourte
The recent emergence of 'non-VKA' oral anticoagulants may have led to some forgetting that vitamin K antagonists (VKA) are by far the most widely prescribed oral anticoagulants worldwide. Consequently, we decided to summarize the information available on them. This paper presents the problems facing emergency physicians confronted with patients on VKAs in 10 points, from pharmacological data to emergency management. Vitamin K antagonists remain preferable in many situations including in the elderly, in patients with extreme body weights, severe chronic kidney or liver disease or valvular heart disease, and in patients taking VKAs with well-controlled international normalized ratios (INRs)...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460065/the-impact-of-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-in-routine-pediatric-neurosurgical-practice-a-6-year-appraisal
#6
Sonia Tejada, Shivaram Avula, Benedetta Pettorini, Dawn Henningan, Laurence Abernethy, Conor Mallucci
BACKGROUND: The intraoperative magnetic resonance scanner (ioMR) was introduced in our unit in 2009, and has been used routinely since then. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe indications, radiological features, and clinical outcomes of the patients operated on with ioMRI and analyze our experience. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospective surgical database has been performed, including surgical procedure, intent, radiological reports, need for second-look surgery, and complications, supplemented by further review of the clinical notes and the scans...
February 19, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460060/the-establishment-of-shanghai-pediatric-neurosurgical-society-and-the-12th-asian-australasian-advanced-course-in-pediatric-neurosurgery-12th-aaacpn-adventure-and-opportunity-for-chinese-pediatric-neurosurgeons
#7
Baocheng Wang, Yipeng Han, Qinhua Wang, Jie Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457559/functional-outcomes-of-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-very-elderly-patients-with-stroke-differences-across-three-age-groups
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Hitoshi Mutai, Tomomi Furukawa, Ayumi Wakabayashi, Akihito Suzuki, Tokiji Hanihara
Background As the population continues to age rapidly, clarifying the factors affecting the prognosis in very elderly stroke patients is essential to enhance the quality of their rehabilitation. Objectives To compare the functional recovery of elderly stroke patients classified into three age groups and to identify the predictors of functional recovery in the very elderly following acute inpatient rehabilitation. Methods Observational study: We collected data on 461 stroke patients in the neurology and neurosurgery ward and classified them into three age groups (65-74, 75-84, and ≥ 85 years)...
February 19, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456356/the-current-state-of-rural-neurosurgical-practice-an-international-perspective
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REVIEW
Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Jason Yang, Harjus S Birk, Joseph D Ciacci
Introduction: Rural and low-resource areas have diminished capacity to care for neurosurgical patients due to lack of infrastructure, healthcare investment, and training programs. This review summarizes the range of rural neurosurgical procedures, novel mechanisms for delivering care, rapid training programs, and outcome differences across international rural neurosurgical practice. Methods: A comprehensive literature search was performed for English language manuscripts with keywords "rural" and "neurosurgery" using the National Library of Medicine PubMed database (01/1971-06/2017)...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456341/using-of-fresh-cadaveric-cow-brain-in-the-microsurgical-training-model-for-sulcal-cisternal-and-fissural-dissection
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Ahmet Gökyar, Cengiz Cokluk
Objective: The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the feasibility of using fresh cadaveric cow brain as in a training model for microsurgical dissection of sulcus, cisterns, and fissure. Methods: Experimental microneurosurgical activities in this study were performed under the operating microscope. Bilateral sylvian cisterns, interhemispheric fissure, and hemispheric sulcus of the fresh cadaveric cow brain were used as an interested area for this experimental study...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454467/microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-outcome-on-spasm-and-complications-a-review
#11
M Sindou, P Mercier
Over the last decades microvascular decompression (MVD) has been established as the curative treatment of the primary Hemifacial Spasm (HFS), proven to be linked in almost all cases to a neurovascular compression of the facial nerve. Because the disease is not life-threatening and MVD not totally innocuous, efficacy and safety have to be weighted before decision taken of indicating surgery. The authors have been charged by the French Speaking Society of Neurosurgery to conduct a detailed evaluation of the probability of relief of the spasm that MVD is able to obtain, together with its potential complications...
February 14, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454127/neurosurgery-on-a-pregnant-woman-with-post-mortem-fetal-extrusion-an-unusual-case-from-medieval-italy
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REVIEW
Alba Pasini, Vanessa Samantha Manzon, Xabier Gonzalez-Muro, Emanuela Gualdi-Russo
Trepanation is one of the most ancient and applied surgical treatments; several archaeologically documented cases are known, dated back from Prehistory to the Middle ages. This case study reports the anthropological analysis of the skeletal remains of a young medieval woman and a fetus (Imola, Italy). The fetal remains were laid between her pelvis and lower limbs. A perforating injury was observed to her frontal bone. After assessing biological profiles, we attempted to interpret the injury and to reconstruct possible circumstances of death...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452747/accuracy-of-clinician-practice-compared-with-three-head-injury-decision-rules-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Franz E Babl, Ed Oakley, Stuart R Dalziel, Meredith L Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, John A Cheek, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Stephen Hearps, Charlotte Molesworth, Louise Crowe, Silvia Bressan, Mark D Lyttle
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Three clinical decision rules for head injuries in children (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network [PECARN], Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head Injury [CATCH], and Children's Head Injury Algorithm for the Prediction of Important Clinical Events [CHALICE]) have been shown to have high performance accuracy. The utility of any of these in a particular setting depends on preexisting clinician accuracy. We therefore assess the accuracy of clinician practice in detecting clinically important traumatic brain injury...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452405/commentary-neurosurgery-and-the-ongoing-american-opioid-crisis
#14
Kurt A Yaeger, Robert J Rothrock, Brian Harris Kopell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452316/endoscopic-neurosurgery-surgeon-vs-machine
#15
Nimer Adeeb, Jai Deep Thakur, Bharat Guthikonda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451451/critical-assessment-of-pediatric-neurosurgery-patient-parent-educational-information-obtained-via-the-internet
#16
Michael Garcia, Christopher Daugherty, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Todd Maugans
OBJECTIVE The Internet is used frequently by patients and family members to acquire information about pediatric neurosurgical conditions. The sources, nature, accuracy, and usefulness of this information have not been examined recently. The authors analyzed the results from searches of 10 common pediatric neurosurgical terms using a novel scoring test to assess the value of the educational information obtained. METHODS Google and Bing searches were performed for 10 common pediatric neurosurgical topics (concussion, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, pediatric brain tumor, pediatric Chiari malformation, pediatric epilepsy surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, plagiocephaly, spina bifida, and tethered spinal cord)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450646/evidence-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-transmission-through-neurosurgery
#17
Zane Jaunmuktane, Annelies Quaegebeur, Ricardo Taipa, Miguel Viana-Baptista, Raquel Barbosa, Carolin Koriath, Raf Sciot, Simon Mead, Sebastian Brandner
Amyloid-β (Aβ) is a peptide deposited in the brain parenchyma in Alzheimer's disease and in cerebral blood vessels, causing cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). Aβ pathology is transmissible experimentally in animals and through medical procedures in humans, such as contaminated growth hormone or dura mater transplantation in the context of iatrogenic prion disease. Here, we present four patients who underwent neurosurgical procedures during childhood or teenage years and presented with intracerebral haemorrhage approximately three decades later, caused by severe CAA...
February 15, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447369/mandatory-change-from-surgical-skull-caps-to-bouffant-caps-among-operating-room-personnel-does-not-reduce-surgical-site-infections-in-class-i-surgical-cases-a-single-center-experience-with-more-than-15-000-patients
#18
Hussain Shallwani, Hakeem J Shakir, Ashley M Aldridge, Maureen T Donovan, Elad I Levy, Kevin J Gibbons
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are noteworthy and costly complications. New recommendations from a national organization have urged the elimination of traditional surgeon's caps (surgical skull caps) and mandated the use of bouffant caps to prevent SSIs. OBJECTIVE: To report SSI rates for >15 000 class I (clean) surgical procedures 13 mo before and 13 mo after surgical skull caps were banned at a single site with 25 operating rooms. METHODS: SSI data were acquired from hospital infection control monthly summary reports from January 2014 to March 2016...
May 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447255/hydroxyethyl-starch-for-volume-expansion-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-and-renal-function-results-of-a-retrospective-analysis
#19
Sven Bercker, Tanja Winkelmann, Thilo Busch, Sven Laudi, Dirk Lindner, Jürgen Meixensberger
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) was part of "triple-H" therapy for prophylaxis and therapy of vasospasm in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The European Medicines Agency restricted the use of HES in 2013 due to an increase of renal failure in critically ill patients receiving HES compared to crystalloid fluids. The occurrence of renal insufficiency in patients with SAH due to HES is still uncertain. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether there was an association with renal impairment in patients receiving HES after subarachnoid haemorrhage...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446151/organisational-framework-and-outputs-of-international-medical-evacuation-in-guinea-a-need-for-change
#20
Timothé Guilavogui, Alioune Camara, Elhadj Marouf Diallo, Akoï Koïvogui, Aminatou Barry, Koligna Zoumanigui, Alpha Ahmadou Diallo, Alexandre Delamou, Moussa Koulibaly
The study aims to describe the organizational framework of International Medical Evacuation (IME), the profile of persons evacuated, and the associated cost of IME in Guinea. This was a descriptive study of IME policy in Guinea. We described the politico-structural organization of IME and the profile of patient accessing IME through the Ministry of Health (MOH: 2001-2015) and through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF: 2011-2015). From 1958 to 1992 since the health system was restricted, the country negotiated the free medical treatment with Socialist countries...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
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