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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319421/detection-of-subclinical-vitamin-k-deficiency-in-neurosurgery-with-pivka-ii
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Sofia Dahlberg, Caroline Ulfsdotter Nilsson, Thomas Kander, Ulf Schött
Vitamin K is known for supporting the carboxylation of hepatic coagulation proteins. Levels of proteins induced by vitamin K absence for factor II (PIVKA-II) reflect hypocarboxylated prothrombin and can be used to detect subclinical vitamin K deficiency. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of perioperative subclinical vitamin K deficiency among neurosurgical patients using PIVKA-II and investigate the existence of any correlation to standard coagulation assays. Also, the antitumor effects of vitamin K were reviewed...
March 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318956/carotid-endarterectomy-to-remove-retained-solitaire-stent-retriever-inside-carotid-stent-after-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Tony P Smith, Patrick A Brown, L Fernando Gonzalez, Ali R Zomorodi
BACKGROUND: Tandem occlusions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occur in up to a third of patients with acute ischemic strokes undergoing endovascular mechanical thrombectomy. Understanding open neurosurgical management of associated complications with this procedure is important. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man with acute onset of left hemiparesis and a tandem right ICA and MCA occlusion. He underwent carotid stent angioplasty of a stenotic ICA, followed by attempted Solitaire stent retrieval of an MCA clot...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318531/national-survey-on-postoperative-care-and-treatment-circuits-in-neurosurgery
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R Valero, E Carrero, N Fàbregas, F Iturri, N Saiz-Sapena, L Valencia
INTRODUCTION: The analysis of surgical processes should be a standard of health systems. We describe the circuit of care and postoperative treatment for neurosurgical interventions in the centres of our country. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From June to October 2014, a survey dealing with perioperative treatments and postoperative circuits after neurosurgical procedures was sent to the chiefs of Anaesthesiology of 73 Spanish hospitals with neurosurgery and members of the Neuroscience Section of SEDAR...
March 16, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314559/corrigendum-to-morphologic-analysis-of-occipital-sinuses-for-occipital-screw-fixation-using-digital-subtraction-angiography-world-neurosurg-91-2016-279-284
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Dong Hoon Lee, Jae Taek Hong, Jae Hoon Sung, Ashish Jain, Joon Huh, Sang Uk Kim, Joon Young Kim, Jae Yoel Kwon, Chul Bum Cho, Il Sup Kim, Sang Won Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314515/french-guidelines-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-classical-trigeminal-neuralgia-french-headache-society-and-french-neurosurgical-society
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A Donnet, E Simon, E Cuny, G Demarquay, A Ducros, S De Gaalon, P Giraud, E Guégan Massardier, M Lanteri-Minet, D Leclercq, C Lucas, M Navez, C Roos, D Valade, P Mertens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314403/management-of-cavernous-sinus-involvement-in-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
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REVIEW
Amol Raheja, William T Couldwell
Cavernous sinus (CS) involvement by sinonasal and ventral skull base malignancies is infrequently encountered in neurosurgical practice. Despite advancements in skull base microneurosurgery and endoscopic techniques, detailed knowledge and experience of the surgical management of these lesions are limited. This article elaborates on surgical strategies and approaches for CS involvement of malignant ventral skull base tumors. The article discusses the indications, techniques, nuances, advantages, limitations, and complications of minimally invasive CS biopsy, transcranial microscopic, and transfacial endoscopic approaches to the CS using illustrative diagrams and operative videos...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314270/global-microrna-expression-profiling-identifies-unique-microrna-pattern-of-radioresistant-glioblastoma-cells
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Jakub Ondracek, Pavel Fadrus, Jiri Sana, Andrej Besse, Tomas Loja, Marek Vecera, Lenka Radova, Martin Smrcka, Pavel Slampa, Ondrej Slaby
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive intracranial tumor characterized with infaust prognosis. Despite advances in neurosurgical and radiotherapeutic techniques and chemotherapy, the median overall survival ranges between 12-15 months from diagnosis. The main cause of treatment failure is considered the presence of tumor cells resistant to conventional therapy, mainly radiotherapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that function as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and have been repeatedly proven to play important roles in pathogenesis and biological features of many cancers, including GBM and its radioresistant phenotype...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306420/ventriculo-ureteral-shunt-insertion-using-percutaneous-nephrostomy-a-novel-minimally-invasive-option-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hydrocephalus-complicated-by-multiple-distal-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-failures
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Ashok Pillai, Georgie Mathew, Sivasankaran Nachimuthu, Sanjeevan Vasudevan Kalavampara
The management of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt failure is a common problem in neurosurgical practice. On occasion, extraperitoneal sites for CSF diversion are required when shunting to the peritoneal cavity has failed after multiple attempts. The authors report a novel minimally invasive procedure allowing cannulation of the ureter for the purpose of ventriculo-ureteral (VU) shunting. Sixteen years prior to presentation, this 46-year-old woman had contracted tuberculous meningitis and had chronic hydrocephalus, with multiple distal shunt failures in recent months...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306417/the-management-and-outcome-for-patients-with-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
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Paul M Brennan, Angelos G Kolias, Alexis J Joannides, Jonathan Shapey, Hani J Marcus, Barbara A Gregson, Patrick J Grover, Peter J Hutchinson, Ian C Coulter
OBJECTIVE Symptomatic chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) will become an increasingly common presentation in neurosurgical practice as the population ages, but quality evidence is still lacking to guide the optimal management for these patients. The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) was established by neurosurgical trainees in 2012 to improve research by combining the efforts of trainees in each of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland's neurosurgical units (NSUs). The authors present the first study by the BNTRC that describes current management and outcomes for patients with CSDH throughout the UK and Ireland...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304188/the-effect-of-unilateral-thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-on-the-vocal-dysfunction-in-a-patient-with-spasmodic-dysphonia-interrogating-cerebellar-and-pallidal-neural-circuits
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Anujan Poologaindran, Zurab Ivanishvili, Murray D Morrison, Linda A Rammage, Mini K Sandhu, Nancy E Polyhronopoulos, Christopher R Honey
Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is a neurological disorder of the voice where a patient's ability to speak is compromised due to involuntary contractions of the intrinsic laryngeal muscles. Since the 1980s, SD has been treated with botulinum toxin A (BTX) injections into the throat. This therapy is limited by the delayed-onset of benefits, wearing-off effects, and repeated injections required every 3 months. In a patient with essential tremor (ET) and coincident SD, the authors set out to quantify the effects of thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) on vocal function while investigating the underlying motor thalamic circuitry...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303293/is-it-time-for-a-specific-undergraduate-interventional-radiology-curriculum
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Zaid Alsafi, Vamsee Bhrugubanda, Sanjeev Ramachandran, Ali Alsafi, Mohamad Hamady
PURPOSE: Interventional radiology (IR) is traditionally underrepresented in undergraduate medical curricula. Final-year medical students ought to be familiar with some common IR procedures in order to make adequate referrals and work-up patients appropriately. We evaluated the knowledge of final-year medical students on common IR procedures and compared it with their knowledge of other specialties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A fourteen-question, single-best-answer questionnaire assessing the knowledge of IR procedures and other minimally invasive non-IR procedures was administered to a group of final-year medical students...
March 16, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303207/management-strategies-for-neoplastic-and-vascular-brain-lesions-presenting-during-pregnancy-a-series-of-29-patients
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Celestino Esteves Pereira, Jose Carlos Lynch
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of a brain tumor or intracranial vascular lesion during pregnancy is a rare event, but when it happens, it jeopardizes the lives of both the mother and infant. It also creates challenges of a neurosurgical, obstetric, and ethical nature. A multidisciplinary approach should be used for their care. METHODS: Between 1986 and 2015, 12 pregnant women diagnosed with brain tumors and 17 women with intracranial vascular lesion underwent treatment at the Neurosurgery Department of the Servidores do Estado Hospital and Rede D'Or/São Luis...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300712/flow-liver-flow-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-interplay-of-liver-disease-and-coagulopathy-in-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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John Paul George Kolcun, Joanna Elizabeth Gernsback, Angela Mae Richardson, Jonathan Russell Jagid
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common neurosurgical ailment, particularly in the elderly. A recent study uncovered an association between liver disease and recurrence in cSDH patients. Here, we explore that relationship to identify recurrence predictors in at-risk patients. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that the association between liver disease and recurrence was due to coagulopathy secondary to liver disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cSDH patients treated with burr-hole drainage by two surgeons between 2007-2015...
March 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299469/comparative-evaluation-of-h-h-and-wfns-grading-scales-with-modified-h-h-sans-systemic-disease-a-study-on-1000-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Ashish Aggarwal, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Kokkula Praneeth, Harsimrat Bir Singh Sodhi, Sudhir Singh Pal, Sachin Gaudihalli, N Khandelwal, Kanchan K Mukherjee, M K Tewari, Sunil Kumar Gupta, S N Mathuriya
The comparative studies on grading in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) had several limitations such as the unclear grading of Glasgow Coma Scale 15 with neurological deficits in World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), and the inclusion of systemic disease in Hunt and Hess (H&H) scales. Their differential incremental impacts and optimum cut-off values for unfavourable outcome are unsettled. This is a prospective comparison of prognostic impacts of grading schemes to address these issues. SAH patients were assessed using WFNS, H&H (including systemic disease), modified H&H (sans systemic disease) and followed up with Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) at 3 months...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299313/perioperative-factors-contributing-the-post-craniotomy-pain-a-synthesis-of-concepts
#15
REVIEW
Tumul Chowdhury, Rakesh Garg, Veena Sheshadri, Lakshmi Venkatraghavan, Sergio Daniel Bergese, Ronald B Cappellani, Bernhard Schaller
The perioperative management of post-craniotomy pain is controversial. Although the concept of pain control in non-neurosurgical fields has grown substantially, the understanding of neurosurgical pain and its causative factors in such a population is inconclusive. In fact, the organ that is the center of pain and its related mechanisms receives little attention to alleviate distress during neurosurgical procedures. In contrast to the old belief that pain following intracranial surgery is minimal, recent data suggest the exact opposite...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299248/a-previously-unreported-arterial-variant-of-the-suboccipital-region-based-on-cadaveric-dissection
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Christian Fisahn, Brittni Burgess, Joe Iwanaga, Fernando Alonso, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Introduction Several arterial variants have been reported to occur around the posterior arch of the atlas. Understanding the various anomalies and diagnosing them preoperatively can dramatically reduce the risk of surgical insult during neurosurgical procedures. Herein we report a case of an arterial variant found just below the posterior arch of C1. Case Report During the routine dissection of the suboccipital region via a posterior approach, an unusual bulge was identified just inferior to the inferior capitis oblique muscle...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299213/cervical-spinal-cord-compression-a-rare-presentation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Puvanalingam Ayyadurai, Kanthi Rekha Badipatla, Chukwunonso Chime, Shiva Arjun, Pavithra Reddy, Masooma Niazi, Suresh Kumar Nayudu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignancy of liver. Distant metastasis to various organs is well known. Skeletal metastasis is also reported to various locations. Vertebral metastasis has been reported mostly to thoracic spine. However, cervical spinal cord involvement leading to cord compression has been reported very rarely in literature. We present a case of 58-year-old male with liver cirrhosis presenting as neck pain. Further work-up revealed metastatic HCC to cervical spinal cord resulting in acute cord compression...
2017: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298748/anesthesia-for-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-in-children
#18
REVIEW
M C Rajesh
Neuroendoscopy has established itself as a routine neurosurgical procedure in pediatric population. To have an uneventful smooth perioperative course, it is important for anesthesiologist to know about the key steps, possible complications, and specific anesthetic requirements. Among neuroendoscopies, endoscopic third ventriculostomy is the commonly performed one.
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298047/development-of-a-prediction-rule-for-diagnosing-postoperative-meningitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olga Helena Hernández Ortiz, Héctor Iván García García, Fabián Muñoz Ramírez, Juan Sebastián Cardona Flórez, Bladimir Alejandro Gil Valencia, Salvador Ernesto Medina Mantilla, María Juliana Moreno Ochoa, Jorge Eliécer Sará Ochoa, Fabián Jaimes
OBJECTIVE Diagnosing nosocomial meningitis (NM) in neurosurgical patients is difficult. The standard CSF test is not optimal and when it is obtained, CSF cultures are negative in as many as 70% of cases. The goal of this study was to develop a diagnostic prediction rule for postoperative meningitis using a combination of clinical, laboratory, and CSF variables, as well as risk factors (RFs) for CNS infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 4 intensive care units in Medellín, Colombia. Patients with a history of neurosurgical procedures were selected at the onset of febrile symptoms and/or after an increase in acute-phase reactants...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298034/a-protocol-for-postoperative-admission-of-elective-craniotomy-patients-to-a-non-icu-or-step-down-setting
#20
Jeffrey E Florman, Deborah Cushing, Lynne A Keller, Anand I Rughani
OBJECTIVE Selecting the appropriate patients undergoing craniotomy who can safely forgo postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring remains a source of debate. Through a multidisciplinary work group, the authors redefined their institutional care process for postoperative monitoring of patients undergoing elective craniotomy to include transfer from the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) to the neurosurgical floor. The hypothesis was that an appropriately selected group of patients undergoing craniotomy could be safely managed outside the ICU in the postoperative period...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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