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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229021/the-preventive-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-who-have-undergone-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Qilin Tang, Xiang Wu, Weiji Weng, Hongpeng Li, Junfeng Feng, Qing Mao, Guoyi Gao, Jiyao Jiang
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) results and aggravates in secondary brain injury, which seriously affects the prognosis of severe traumatic brain injury patients. Although several studies have focused on the treatment of PSH, few have concentrated on its prevention. METHODS: Ninety post-operation (post-op) severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) patients admitted from October 2014 to April 2016 were chosen to participate in this study. Fifty of the post-op sTBI patients were sedated with dexmedetomidine and were referred as the "dexmedetomidine group" (admitted from May 2015 to April 2016)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227688/development-of-a-finger-like-mechanism-of-end-effector-for-micro-surgery
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S M Kim, C M Park, J H Yoo, K Kim, S M Kim, C M Park, J H Yoo, K Kim, J H Yoo, K Kim, C M Park, S M Kim
Neurosurgery had been considered nearly impossible due to its technical difficulty and the danger to its special target organ, but with endoscopic methods, many such surgeries can be made safely through the nose. Endoscopic neurosurgery is limited by available instruments, however, and there remain some areas of the human body inaccessible to standard surgical tools. To overcome some of these limitations, in this study we developed a simple mechanism that could form a high curvature in a narrow space. The end product is a finger-like mechanism consisting of five body parts and four joints...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227523/a-measure-of-cortico-cortical-potentials-evoked-by-10-hz-direct-electrical-stimulation-of-the-brain-and-by-means-of-a-differential-recording-mode-of-electrocorticographic-signals
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Marion Vincent, Olivier Rossel, Hugues Duffau, Francois Bonnetblanc, David Guiraud, Marion Vincent, Olivier Rossel, Hugues Duffau, Francois Bonnetblanc, David Guiraud, Olivier Rossel, David Guiraud, Francois Bonnetblanc, Hugues Duffau, Marion Vincent
Direct electrical stimulation (DES) at 60 Hz is used to perform real-time functional mapping of the brain during wide-awake neurosurgery. The electrophysiological effects of DES are largely unknown, locally and at a more remote distance. Here, by lowering the DES frequency to 10 Hz and by using a differential recording mode of electro-corticographic (ECoG) signals to improve the focality, we were able to record cortico-cortical evoked potentials easily with standard current amplitude of stimulation (2 mA). DES applied at 10 Hz and differential recording of ECoG could be used to map on-line the connectivity between different sub-cortical and cortical areas with a higher spatial accuracy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225471/neuroanesthesiology-update
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Jeffrey J Pasternak, William L Lanier
We reviewed manuscripts published in 2016 that are related to the care of neurosurgical patients or the perioperative care of patients with neurological diseases. We address the broad categories of general neurosurgery and neuroanesthesiology, anesthetic neurotoxicity and neuroprotection, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and nervous system monitoring.
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225467/comparison-of-anesthetic-management-and-outcomes-in-patients-having-either-transnasal-or-transoral-endoscopic-odontoid-process-surgery
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Matthew A Sexton, Arnoley S Abcejo, Jeffrey J Pasternak
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic neurosurgical procedures involving the upper cervical vertebrae are challenging due to a narrow operating field and close proximity to vital anatomical structures. Historically, transoropharyngeal (transoral) endoscopy has been the preferred approach. More recently, however, an endoscopic transnasal approach was developed as an alternative method in hopes to reduce postoperative dysphagia, a common complication following transoral neurosurgery. METHODS: Twenty-two endoscopic neurosurgical cases involving the odontoid or C1 vertebra were reviewed between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2015 (17 and 5 through transoral and transnasal approaches, respectively)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223250/dorsal-cervical-spinal-cord-herniation-precipitated-by-kyphosis-deformity-correction-for-spinal-cord-tethering
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Robert S Heller, Steven W Hwang, Ron I Riesenburger
INTRODUCTION: Cervical spinal cord herniation (SCH) is a rare clinical entity. Reported following prior intradural surgery or surgery complicated by durotomy, patients return several months to years later with symptoms of worsening myelopathy. Herein is presented a case of a 51-year old female with SCH in the cervical spine following kyphosis deformity correction CASE DESCRIPTION: A 51-year old female presented to the Neurosurgery clinic with worsening cervical myelopathy due to cervical spinal cord tethering and adhesions from prior intradural surgery for Chiari malformation...
February 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220369/severe-head-injury-in-very-old-patients-to-treat-or-not-to-treat-results-of-an-online-questionnaire-for-neurosurgeons
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Claudia Unterhofer, Sebastian Hartmann, Christian F Freyschlag, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
Due to the aging population, neurosurgeons are confronted with an increasing number of very old patients suffering from traumatic brain injury. Many of these patients present with an acute subdural hematoma. There is a lack of data on neurosurgical decision-making in elderly people. We investigated the importance of imaging criteria, patients' wishes, their surrogates' wishes, and patient demographics on treatment decisions chosen by neurosurgeons. An online questionnaire was sent to all German neurosurgical units via the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219470/comparing-external-ventricular-drains-related-ventriculitis-surveillance-definitions
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Maria M Reyes, Satish Munigala, Emily L Church, Tobias B Kulik, Salah G Keyrouz, Gregory J Zipfel, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the agreement between the current National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definition for ventriculitis and others found in the literature among patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) DESIGN Retrospective cohort study from January 2009 to December 2014 SETTING Neurology and neurosurgery intensive care unit of a large tertiary-care center PATIENTS Patients with an EVD were included. Patients with an infection prior to EVD placement or a permanent ventricular shunt were excluded...
February 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219453/a-consult-is-just-a-page-away-a-prospective-observational-study-on-the-impact-of-jinxing-on-call-karma-in-neurosurgery
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Holger Joswig, Lauren Zarnett, David A Steven, Martin N Stienen
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the impact of jinxing on "call karma" in neurosurgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study on 15 residents on call for the neurosurgery service, recording the total number of admissions, consults, deaths encountered, surgeries performed, hours of sleep and subjective call rating on a numeric rating scale (NRS) of 0-10 in terms of general awfulness. RESULTS: Some 204 on-call nightshifts were analyzed, of which 61 (29...
February 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219086/first-report-of-awake-craniotomy-of-a-famous-musician-suprasellar-tumor-surgery-of-pianist-clara-haskil-in-1942
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Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund A M Neugebauer
Clara Haskil (January 7, 1895-December 7, 1960) was one of the most famous female pianists of the 20th century. In her life and work she set new standards in piano playing. However, her career was beset by poor health and the adversities of two world wars. In her lifetime Haskil had three major disorders: juvenile scoliosis requiring treatment in her adolescence, a tumor of the sellar region requiring surgery at age 47 years, and a traumatic brain injury causing her death at the age of 65. Her medical history illustrates the development of surgical methods and rehabilitation in medicine before and after World War II...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217388/neurosurgery-concepts-key-perspectives-on-imaging-characteristics-of-spinal-metastases-surgery-for-low-back-pain-anesthesia-for-disc-surgery-and-laminectomy-versus-laminectomy-and-fusion-for-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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Carlito Lagman, Lawrance K Chung, Luke Macyszyn, Winward Choy, Zachary A Smith, Nader S Dahdaleh, Angela M Bohnen, Jin M Cho, Chaim B Colen, Edward Duckworth, Anand V Germanwala, Peter Kan, Alexander A Khalessi, Chae-Yong Kim, Sandi Lam, Gordon Li, Michael Lim, Jonathan H Sherman, Vincent Y Wang, Gabriel Zada, Isaac Yang
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2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216396/estimating-the-cost-of-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-low-income-setting-an-observational-economic-analysis
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Tu Tran, Alex Muhindo, Doomwin Obiga, John Mukasa, Hussein Ssenyonjo, Michael Muhumza, Joel Kiryabwire, Michael M Haglund, Frank A Sloan
BACKGROUND: There are no data on cost of neurosurgery in low- and middle-income countries. This study's objective was to estimate the cost of neurosurgical procedures in a low-resource setting to better inform resource allocation and health sector planning. METHODS: In this observational economic analysis, micro-costing was used to estimate the direct and indirect costs of neurosurgical procedures at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kampala, Uganda). RESULTS: During the study period, October 2014-September 2015, a total of 1,440 charts were reviewed...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214638/pre-residency-publication-number-does-not-predict-academic-career-placement-in-neurosurgery
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Marcus Daniels, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Russell Maxwell, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang, Tim Witham, Chetan Bettegowda, Kaisorn L Chaichana
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear if pre-residency and/or residency research work impacts academic neurosurgery placement post-residency. The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact that pre-residency and residency research publication has on attaining academic faculty positions. METHODS: Alumni information was collected from 65 of the 108 (60%) neurosurgery residency websites. Graduates from these programs between 2005-2015 (N=949) were analyzed to determine factors associated with an academic career...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210988/real-life-experience-with-the-specific-reversal-agent-idarucizumab-for-the-management-of-emergency-situations-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-a-series-of-11-cases
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Milan R Vosko, Christof Bocksrucker, Rafał Drwiła, Petr Dulíček, Tomas Hauer, Johannes Mutzenbach, Christoph J Schlimp, David Špinler, Thomas Wolf, Daša Zugwitz
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a favorable benefit-risk profile compared with vitamin K antagonists. However, the lack of specific reversal agents has made the management of some patients receiving long-term treatment with NOACs problematic in emergency situations such as major bleeding events or urgent procedures. Idarucizumab, a fully humanized Fab antibody fragment that binds specifically and with high affinity to dabigatran, was recently approved for use in adult patients treated with dabigatran when rapid reversal of its anticoagulant effect is required...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210785/on-glioblastoma-and-the-search-for-a-cure-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
John Bianco, Chiara Bastiancich, Aleksander Jankovski, Anne des Rieux, Véronique Préat, Fabienne Danhier
Although brain tumours have been documented and recorded since the nineteenth century, 2016 marked 90 years since Percival Bailey and Harvey Cushing coined the term "glioblastoma multiforme". Since that time, although extensive developments in diagnosis and treatment have been made, relatively little improvement on prognosis has been achieved. The resilience of GBM thus makes treating this tumour one of the biggest challenges currently faced by neuro-oncology. Aggressive and robust development, coupled with difficulties of complete resection, drug delivery and therapeutic resistance to treatment are some of the main issues that this nemesis presents today...
February 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210411/carotid-cavernous-fistula-as-a-complication-of-panfacial-fracture-case-report-11-years-after-the-surgery
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Sylvio Luiz Costa de Moraes, Alexandre Maurity de Paula Afonso, Roberto Gomes Dos Santos, Ricardo Pereira Mattos, Bruno Gomes Duarte
The carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is a rare complication in patients victimized by craniofacial trauma. It involves multidisciplinary medical action. Owing to its potential complications, it is essential that maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery specialists diagnose this condition so that appropriate treatment can be performed. The authors present a report of a case 11 years after the surgery.
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210402/interdisciplinary-management-of-minimally-displaced-orbital-roof-fractures-delayed-pulsatile-exophthalmos-and-orbital-encephalocele
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Austin Y Ha, William Mangham, Sarah A Frommer, David Choi, Petra Klinge, Helena O Taylor, Adetokunbo A Oyelese, Stephen R Sullivan
Traumatic orbital roof fractures are rare and are managed nonoperatively in most cases. They are typically associated with severe mechanisms of injury and may be associated with significant neurologic or ophthalmologic compromise including traumatic brain injury and vision loss. Rarely, traumatic encephalocele or pulsatile exophthalmos may be present at the time of injury or develop in delayed fashion, necessitating close observation of these patients. In this article, we describe two patients with minimally displaced blow-in type orbital roof fractures that were later complicated by orbital encephalocele and pulsatile exophthalmos, prompting urgent surgical intervention...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208985/pattern-of-inpatient-dermatology-consultations-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-from-northern-india
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Abhilasha Williams, Anuradha Bhatia, Bimal Kanish, Paulina Rose Chaudhary, Clarence James Samuel
INTRODUCTION: The importance of dermatology inpatient consultation is of significant importance yet is not well documented. AIM: To retrospectively analyse the spectrum of dermatology inpatient consultations from the various departments and to document the most commonly occurring dermatological disorders from each speciality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was done in an 800 bedded premier teaching hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, North Western India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208914/enterobacter-meningitis-and-challenges-in-treatment
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Shaylika Chauhan, Jawad Noor, Balaji Yegneswaran, Hanish Kodali
Neurosurgical interventions are rarely associated with meningitis with a very low incidence rate ranging from 1.1% to 2.5%. Gram negative bacillary meningitis first described in the 1940's, previously uncommon has been increasing in the recent past associated with advanced age, immunosuppression and neurosurgery. Enterobacter meningitis though relatively uncommon is recently increasing in incidence and treatment is frequently complicated due to resistance to antibiotics making this a challenging, difficult to treat infection that may be associated with adverse clinical outcomes...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207664/descriptive-analysis-of-spinal-neuroaxial-injections-surgical-interventions-and-physical-therapy-utilization-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-within-medicare-beneficiaries-from-2000-to-2011
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Joseph A Sclafani, Alexandra Constantin, Pei-Shu Ho, Venu Akuthota, Leighton Chan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the utilization of various treatment modalities in the management of degenerative spondylolisthesis within Medicare beneficiaries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a condition often identified in symptomatic low back pain. A variety of treatment algorithms including physical therapy and interventional techniques can be used to manage clinically significant degenerative spondylolisthesis...
15, 2017: Spine
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