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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541569/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-smartphone-application-for-the-perioperative-care-of-neurosurgery-patients-at-an-academic-medical-center-implications-for-patient-satisfaction-surgery-cancelations-and-readmissions
#1
Daniel R Felbaum, Jeffrey J Stewart, Amjad N Anaizi, Faheem A Sandhu, Mani N Nair, Jean-Marc Voyadzis
BACKGROUND: Smartphone applications (apps) in the health care arena are being increasingly developed with the aim of benefiting both patients and their physicians. The delivery of adequate instructions both before and after a procedure or surgery is of paramount importance in ensuring the best possible outcome for patients. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that app-based instructions with built-in reminders may improve patient understanding and compliance and contribute to reducing the number of surgery cancellations and postoperative complications and readmissions...
May 25, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540134/assessment-of-google-glass-as-an-adjunct-in-neurological-surgery
#2
Ronald Sahyouni, Omid Moshtaghi, Diem Kieu Tran, Sean Kaloostian, Ramin Rajaii, David Bustillo, Jefferson W Chen
BACKGROUND: We assess Google Glass ("Glass") in improving postoperative review ("debriefing") and augmenting education in Neurological Surgery at a tertiary academic medical center. METHODS: This was a prospective study. Participants were patients of Neurological Surgery physicians at a Tertiary Care Level 1 Academic Trauma Center. Resident physicians received a pre-questionnaire immediately following surgery. Next, the resident and attending physicians debriefed by reviewing the Glass operative recording...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537098/nanotechnology-in-neurosurgery-thinking-small-dreaming-big
#3
Aaron Tan, Rebecca Jeyaraj, Keyoumars Ashkan
Nanotechnology has the power to transform neurosurgery by facilitating intervention at the cellular and subcellular level. The unique properties of nanomaterials will not only improve the management of conditions traditionally treated through neurosurgery, but also make neurosurgical intervention possible for diseases where there are currently limited treatment options. Specifically, nanotechnology appears to be a promising tool for improving molecular imaging, seamlessly integrating diagnosis and therapy in neuro-oncology, identifying targets for selective neuromodulation, as well as promoting neuroregeneration...
May 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535643/-clinical-analysis-of-10-patients-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-associated-with-arachnoid-cyst
#4
J Sun, W Wang, D Wang, S An, L Xue, Y Wang, S G Zhu, R C Jiang, X J Yang, S Y Yue
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics, pathogenesis and surgical strategy for the chronic subdural hematoma associated with arachnoid cyst (AC). Method: Ten patients of chronic subdural hematoma associated with AC were retrospectively enrolled from the Neurosurgery Department of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital from January 2012 to September 2015, with a mean age of 27.5±5.6 years (range, 18-37 years). All patients simply performed a burr hole drainage of hematoma and left the AC intact, then followed up for 12 to 18 months after discharge respectively...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535639/-curative-effect-analysis-of-two-surgical-methods-for-removal-of-pituitary-adenoma-via-endonasal-transsphenoidal-approach
#5
Y Han, Z Q Jiang, X L Zheng, L Li, F Y Lou, S J Zhang
Objective: To compare the efficacy of endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery and microsurgery for pituitary adenomas. Methods: One hundred and ten patients with pituitary adenoma who were treated by single nostril transsphenoidal surgery in the department of neurosurgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College from June 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled.These cases were randomly divided into endoscopic group 53 cases (including 36 cases of functional pituitary adenoma and 17 cases of non-functional pituitary adenoma) and microscope group 57 cases (including 34 cases of pituitary adenoma and 23 cases of non-functional pituitary adenomas), with no significant difference in preoperative clinical data about gender, age, tumor size and endocrine function (P>0...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535638/-application-of-long-term-video-electroencephalogram-and-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-detection-of-cognition-in-patients-with-benign-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-centrotemporal-spikes
#6
X X Yan, Q Yu, Y T Gao, L T Li, D H Yu, Y Chen, X J Yao, W D Yang, Z J Chen, J Z Yin, Y An, K Tan
Objective: To study the relationship between the changes of brain network and cognition in patients with benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) by using long term video electroencephalogram (VEEG) and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) technology. Methods: Eleven patients with right-handed were recruited (from April 2015 to September 2016) from epilepsy specialist outpatients and functional department of neurosurgery of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533868/-rare-medico-surgical-emergency-spinal-epidural-abscess-about-3-cases
#7
Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
The awareness about infections in the epidural space is increasing thanks to the development of neurosurgery, including MRI. Spinal epidural abscess is a rare pathology but extremely serious from a functional point of view and potentially life threatening. We report three cases of male patients (the first one aged 52 years, the second 57 years and the third 63 years) with diagnosed spinal epidural abscess. Two patients were admitted to the Neurosurgical Emergencies with slow progressive spinal cord compression evolving in the context of infection...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533855/-a-rare-cause-of-spinal-cord-compression-spinal-epidural-arachnoid-cyst-about-3-cases
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Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
Spinal epidural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a benign condition whose pathophysiology is still uncertain. It is most commonly asymptomatic but it can cause severe neurological sequelae especially when treatment is not received in time. We conducted a retrospective study of three patients treated for SEAC conducted in the Neurosurgery Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez. We report the case of two male patients and a woman, with an average age of 35 years (range: 16-56 years), admitted with slow progressive spinal cord compression...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529599/snail-homolog-1-is-involved-in-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-like-processes-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
#9
Caspar D Kühnöl, Carina Würfel, Martin S Staege, Christof Kramm
Despite advancements in neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, the outcome of patients with glioblastoma remains poor. The migration of tumor cells from the primary tumor site with subsequent invasion of these cells into the surrounding normal brain tissue is frequently responsible for relapse and treatment failure. The present study hypothesized that snail homolog 1 (SNAI1), a factor critically involved in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of human carcinoma cells, may also contribute to an invasive EMT-like phenotype of glioblastoma cells...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529367/serum-nucb2-nesfatin-1-levels-in-different-stages-of-alcohol-dependence-is-there-a-relationship-with-craving
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Gokhan Umut, Cuneyt Evren, Alparslan Cansiz, Mustafa Akkus, Nesrin Karamustafalioglu
INTRODUCTION: In the literature, the relationship between appetite regulating peptides and alcohol craving is on the debate. AIM: This study aims to investigate serum level of NUCB2/nesfatin-1, which is discovered as appetite-related neuropeptide, in patients with alcohol dependence who were in craving and abstaining phase and to compare with healthy controls. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Research, Treatment, and Training Center for Alcohol and Substance Dependence, (AMATEM) Bakirkoy Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatry Neurology and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, case-control and prospective study design were used...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529027/management-of-postneurosurgical-meningitis-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Khetam Hussein, Roni Bitterman, Ben Shofty, Mical Paul, Ami Neuberger
BACKGROUND: Infections complicating neurosurgery pose unacceptable mortality and morbidity. AIMS: To summarize what is known about the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of post-neurosurgical meningitis (PNM). SOURCES: PubMed, references of identified studies and reviews, and personal experience when evidence was lacking. CONTENT: The incidence and pathogen distribution of PNM is highly variable. A shift towards Gram-negative bacteria has been observed with use of antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic-coated devices directed mainly against Gram-positive bacteria...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529026/the-use-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-for-rapid-bacterial-identification-in-patients-with-smear-positive-bacterial-meningitis
#12
Boaz Bishop, Yuval Geffen, Adi Plaut, Ola Kassis, Roni Bitterman, Mical Paul, Ami Neuberger
OBJECTIVES: To assess the potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) in rapid identification of bacteria from smear-positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a cohort of patients with meningitis. METHODS: Single-center observational study, including adults and children with community-acquired or postneurosurgical bacterial meningitis. Meningitis was defined using established criteria. CSF samples that had a positive CSF Gram stain were directly examined by MALDI-TOF-MS...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528589/traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-workplace
#13
Michael Paci, Claire Infante-Rivard, Judith Marcoux
OBJECTIVES: Work-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are not well documented in the literature. Published studies mostly rely on worker databases that fail to provide clinically relevant information. Our objective is to describe the characteristics of hospitalized patients and their work-related TBI. METHODS: We used the Québec provincial trauma and TBI program databases to identify all patients with a diagnosis of work-related TBI admitted to the Montreal General Hospital, a level 1 trauma center, between 2000 and 2014...
May 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526650/planning-and-executing-the-neurosurgery-boot-camp-the-bolivia-experience
#14
Jared D Ament, Timothy Kim, Judah Gold-Markel, Isabelle M Germano, Robert Dempsey, John P Weaver, Arthur J DiPatri, Russell J Andrews, Mary Sanchez, Juan Hinojosa, Richard P Moser, Roberta Glick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524798/revisiting-the-rules-for-freehand-ventriculostomy-a-virtual-reality-analysis
#15
Clemens Raabe, Jens Fichtner, Jürgen Beck, Jan Gralla, Andreas Raabe
OBJECTIVE Frontal ventriculostomy is one of the most frequent and standardized procedures in neurosurgery. However, many first and subsequent punctures miss the target, and suboptimal placement or misplacement of the catheter is common. The authors therefore reexamined the landmarks and rules to determine the entry point and trajectory with the best hit rate (HtR). METHODS The authors randomly selected CT scans from their institution's DICOM pool that had been obtained in 50 patients with normal ventricular and skull anatomy and without ventricular puncture...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524788/state-of-global-pediatric-neurosurgery-outreach-survey-by-the-international-education-subcommittee
#16
Matthew C Davis, Brandon G Rocque, Ash Singhal, Thomas Ridder, Jogi V Pattisapu, James M Johnston
OBJECTIVE Neurosurgical services are increasingly recognized as essential components of surgical care worldwide. The degree of interest among neurosurgeons regarding international work, and the barriers to involvement in global neurosurgical outreach, are largely unexplored. The authors distributed a survey to members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS) Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery to assess the state of global outreach among its members and to identify barriers to involvement...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524128/-placement-of-a-ventricular-catheter-into-narrow-lateral-ventricles-popular-navigation
#17
S S Ozerov, A E Samarin, A V Mel'nikov, E V Kumirova
Placement of a ventricular catheter is the most common and easiest procedure in neurosurgery. Usually, the procedure is performed using anatomical landmarks. However, despite the apparent ease of this manipulation, its results are not always satisfactory. According to the literature data, the rate of improperly placed ventricular catheters amounts to 10-40%, which is directly correlated with the risk of shunt dysfunction. The use of special equipment, such as ultrasound scanners, endoscopes, stereotactic devices, and neuronavigation systems, significantly increases success of surgery...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524121/-the-use-of-high-flow-extracranial-intracranial-artery-bypass-in-pathology-of-the-cerebral-and-brachiocephalic-arteries-technical-features-and-surgical-outcomes
#18
A V Dubovoy, K S Ovsyannikov, V E Guzhin, A V Cherepanov, D M Galaktionov, A M Perfil'ev, A O Sosnov
BACKGROUND: Poor outcomes of surgical treatment for complex cerebral aneurysms due to the development of cerebral ischemia were the cause to use cerebral revascularization surgery for this pathology. OBJECTIVE: the study objective was to master a high-flow extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) artery bypass technique and evaluate its application in surgical treatment of complex and giant cerebral aneurysms as well as complex lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty two patients underwent high-flow IC-EC bypass surgery; of these, 34 patients had complex cerebral aneurysms, and 18 patients had complex stenotic occlusive lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522183/operating-environment-for-awake-brain-surgery-choice-of-tests
#19
REVIEW
M Wager, P Rigoard, C Bouyer, V Baudiffier, V Stal, B Bataille, R Gil, F Du Boisgueheneuc
INTRODUCTION: The indication for awake brain surgery depends on a prerequisite, i.e. recognition that the brain area concerned is truly eloquent, and identification of one or more functions that must be preserved. These functions are determined preoperatively in collaboration with the patient, and neuropsychological tests considered to be the most relevant are performed in the operating room according to each team's technical preferences. OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: The neurosurgeon must choose transfer equipment considered to be relevant...
May 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521036/a-novel-approach-of-navigation-assisted-flexible-neuroendoscopy
#20
Jaime G Torres-Corzo, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Mario Alberto Islas-Aguilar, Roberto Rodríguez-Della Vecchia
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Neuronavigation-assisted endoscopy is commonly used for skull base and intraventricular surgery. Flexible neuroendoscopy offers certain advantages over rigid endoscopy; however, a major disadvantage of the flexible endoscope has been easy disorientation in the flexed position. Neuronavigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy was not available until now. This is the first report of the use of navigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy in a patient with hydrocephalus...
May 18, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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