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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736353/sport-related-structural-brain-injury-three-cases-of-subdural-hemorrhage-in-american-high-school-football
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Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Ryan M Gardner, Andrew W Kuhn, Gary S Solomon, Christopher M Bonfield, Scott L Zuckerman
BACKGROUND: The risk of sport-related concussion (SRC) has emerged as a major public health concern. In rare instances, sport-related head injuries can be even more severe, such as subdural hemorrhage, epidural hemorrhage, or malignant cerebral edema. Unlike SRCs, sport-related structural brain injury (SRSBI) is rare, may require neurosurgical intervention, and can lead to permanent neurologic deficit or death. Data characterizing SRSBI is limited and many have recognized the need to better understand these catastrophic brain injuries...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736345/preoperative-frailty-score-predicts-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-cranial-neurosurgery
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Samuel B Tomlinson, Keaton Piper, Kristopher T Kimmell, Edward Vates
BACKGROUND: Evaluating preoperative frailty is critical for guiding shared surgical decision-making. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel preoperative frailty index for prediction of adverse outcomes following cranial neurosurgery procedures. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried for all cranial neurosurgery cases from 2006-2014. Sequential univariate and multivariate testing was used to identify significant independent predictors of 30-day mortality...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730332/-a%C3%A2-phase-model-of-trauma-rehabilitation-how-can-we-avoid-the-rehab-hole
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Stefan Simmel, Wolf-Dieter Müller, Christoph Reimertz, Christian Kühne, Jean-Jacques Glaesener
Advances in the rescue chain and first aid of polytrauma patients, which have consequently increased their chance of survival, have led to an increase in demands for rehabilitation. However, there is still a large hole in the continuity of rehabilitation between acute patient care and in-patient rehabilitation, the so-called "rehab-hole". The consequences are untapped rehabilitation potential, loss of strength, endurance and motivation as well as impairment of function of the patient.Based on the phase model of neurological/neurosurgical rehabilitation, we propose a step model for the rehabilitation of polytrauma patients that ensures an uninterrupted chain of rehabilitation...
July 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727832/neurosurgeon-academic-impact-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-after-clipping-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Naif M Alotaibi, George M Ibrahim, Justin Wang, Daipayan Guha, Muhammad Mamdani, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Surgeon-dependent factors such as experience and volume are associated with patient outcomes. However, it is unknown whether a surgeon's research productivity could be related to outcomes. The main aim of this study is to investigate the association between the surgeon's academic productivity and clinical outcomes following neurosurgical clipping of ruptured aneurysms. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of 3567 patients who underwent clipping of ruptured intracranial aneurysms in the randomized trials of tirilazad mesylate from 1990 to 1997...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725549/performance-of-unscented-kalman-filter-tractography-in-edema-analysis-of-the-two-tensor-model
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Ruizhi Liao, Lipeng Ning, Zhenrui Chen, Laura Rigolo, Shun Gong, Ofer Pasternak, Alexandra J Golby, Yogesh Rathi, Lauren J O'Donnell
Diffusion MRI tractography is increasingly used in pre-operative neurosurgical planning to visualize critical fiber tracts. However, a major challenge for conventional tractography, especially in patients with brain tumors, is tracing fiber tracts that are affected by vasogenic edema, which increases water content in the tissue and lowers diffusion anisotropy. One strategy for improving fiber tracking is to use a tractography method that is more sensitive than the traditional single-tensor streamline tractography...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723697/the-history-and-future-of-ablative-neurosurgery-for-major-depressive-disorder
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Matthew Volpini, Peter Giacobbe, G Rees Cosgrove, Anthony Levitt, Andres M Lozano, Nir Lipsman
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need to develop safe and effective treatments for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Several neurosurgical procedures have been developed to treat the dysfunctional brain circuits implicated in major depression. OBJECTIVES: This review describes the most common ablative procedures used to treat major depressive disorder: anterior cingulotomy, subcaudate tractotomy, limbic leucotomy, and anterior capsulotomy. The efficacy and safety of each are discussed and compared with other current and emerging modalities, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS)...
July 20, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722516/pre-operative-obesity-does-not-predict-poorer-symptom-control-and-quality-of-life-after-lumbar-disc-surgery
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Paul M Brennan, James J M Loan, Neil Watson, Pragnesh M Bhatt, Peter Alwyn Bodkin
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether there was a difference in post-operative symptomatic control and quality of life (QoL) between patients who were obese (BMI >30) and non-obese (BMI <30) pre-operatively. This information may inform the decision making of Physicians and patients whether to proceed to surgery for management of symptomatic lumbar disc prolapse. METHODS: We conducted a prospective questionnaire-based study of QoL and symptom control in 120 patients with postal follow-up at 3 and 12 months after lumbar disc surgery...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721889/clinical-outcomes-of-large-brain-metastases-treated-with-neurosurgical-resection-and-intraoperative-cesium-131-brachytherapy-results-of-a-prospective-trial
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A Gabriella Wernicke, Cole B Hirschfeld, Andrew W Smith, Shoshana Taube, Menachem Z Yondorf, Bhupesh Parashar, Lucy Nedialkova, Fridon Kulidzhanov, Samuel Trichter, Albert Sabbas, Rohan Ramakrishna, Susan Pannullo, Theodore H Schwartz
PURPOSE: Studies on adjuvant stereotactic radiosurgery to the cavity of resected brain metastases have suggested that larger tumors (>2.0 cm) have greater rates of recurrence and radionecrosis (RN). The present study assessed the effect of permanent low-dose (131)Cs brachytherapy on local control and RN in patients treated for large brain metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS: After institutional review board approval, 42 patients with 46 metastases ≥2.0 cm in preoperative diameter were accrued to a prospective trial from 2010 to 2015...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721326/tension-pneumocephalus-following-bilateral-craniotomies
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Fionn Coughlan, Alexander Lam, Stephen Honeybul
Pneumocephalus is defined as a collection of air within the cranial cavity. It is a common finding following head injury with skull base fracture and neurosurgical procedures. Tension pneumocephalus is a rare complication. The diagnosis is clinical and radiological with the characteristic Mount Fuji sign seen on computed tomography (CT). It is a neurosurgical emergency, and early recognition and treatment are vital.
June 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
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Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719087/mri-guided-stereotactic-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-diagnostic-mri-suite-background-and-safe-practice-recommendations
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Paul S Larson, Jon T Willie, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hooman Azmi-Ghadimi, Amy Nichols, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Helen Boehm Johnson, Denise Graham
The development of navigation technology facilitating MRI-guided stereotactic neurosurgery has enabled neurosurgeons to perform a variety of procedures ranging from deep brain stimulation to laser ablation entirely within an intraoperative or diagnostic MRI suite while having real-time visualization of brain anatomy. Prior to this technology, some of these procedures required multisite workflow patterns that presented significant risk to the patient during transport. For those facilities with access to this technology, safe practice guidelines exist only for procedures performed within an intraoperative MRI...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718304/the-role-of-surgery-in-low-grade-gliomas-do-timing-and-extent-of-resection-matter
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Hugues Duffau
Hugues Duffau is a Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department in the Montpellier University Medical Center and Head of the INSERM 1051 Team "plasticity of the central nervous system, human stem cells and glial tumors" at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (France). He is an expert in the awake cognitive neurosurgery of slow-growing brain tumors, such as low-grade gliomas, a routine which he has developed since 20 years. His fundamental approach is centered on the concepts of the brain connectomics and neuroplasticity, breaking with the traditional localizationist view of cerebral processing...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717753/surgery-for-cns-tumors-in-the-brazilian-national-health-care-system
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Luciola Pontes, Maryam Nemati Shafaee, Benjamin Haaland, Gilberto Lopes
PURPOSE: Resource limitations in low- and middle-income countries make the management of CNS tumors challenging, particularly in Brazil, a country with major disparities in socioeconomic status and access to health care. We aimed to evaluate cancer-related neurosurgical procedures in the public health care system. METHODS: On the basis of Brazil's public health system database, we collected data for neurosurgical procedures related to CNS tumors performed between January 2008 and November 2013...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717647/intracranial-hematoma-detection-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-a-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-practical-experience
#15
Patrick Schober, Sebastiaan M Bossers, Lothar A Schwarte
In (helicopter) emergency medical services, (H)EMS, the prehospital detection of intracranial hematomas should improve patient care and the triage to specialized neurosurgical hospitals. Recently, noninvasive detection of intracranial hematomas became possible by applying transcranial near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Herein, second-generation devices are currently available, for example, the Infrascanner 2000 (Infrascan), that appear suited also for prehospital (H)EMS applications. Since (H)EMS operations are time-critical, we studied the Infrascanner 2000 as a "first-time-right" monitor in healthy volunteers (n = 17, hospital employees, no neurologic history)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716567/moving-the-goalposts-a-comparison-of-different-definitions-for-primary-external-ventricular-drain-infection-and-its-risk-factors-a-multi-center-study-of-2575-patients
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Peter Y M Woo, Hoi-Tung Wong, Jenny K S Pu, Wai-Kei Wong, Larry Y W Wong, Michael W Y Lee, Kwong-Yui Yam, Wai-Man Lui, Wai-Sang Poon
External ventricular drainage is the most common procedure performed in daily neurosurgical practice. One devastating complication is ventriculostomy-associated infection, but the establishment of evidence-based management guidelines has been hindered by the lack of an universal definition. There is also limited data with regard to the utility of comorbidity health indices and surgery-related factors in predicting infection. This study aims to compare the incidence of infection according to five commonly used definitions and to identify risk factors for this complication...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713628/outcomes-of-post-neurosurgical-ventriculostomy-associated-infections
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Muhammad E Bari, Ghani Haider, Komail Malik, Muhammad Waqas, Syed F Mahmood, Mubbashira Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Ventriculostomy-associated infection (VAI) is a major concern to physicians. Limited studies have looked at the outcomes of external ventricular drain (EVD) infection and predictors of unfavorable outcomes. In this study, we assessed the outcomes of EVD infection and predictors of unfavorable outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective medical chart review, conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital. All the patients irrespective of age and gender, fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of VAI were included...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712994/recognition-of-white-matter-bundles-using-local-and-global-streamline-based-registration-and-clustering
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REVIEW
Eleftherios Garyfallidis, Marc-Alexandre Côté, Francois Rheault, Jasmeen Sidhu, Janice Hau, Laurent Petit, David Fortin, Stephen Cunanne, Maxime Descoteaux
Virtual dissection of diffusion MRI tractograms is cumbersome and needs extensive knowledge of white matter anatomy. This virtual dissection often requires several inclusion and exclusion regions-of-interest that make it a process that is very hard to reproduce across experts. Having automated tools that can extract white matter bundles for tract-based studies of large numbers of people is of great interest for neuroscience and neurosurgical planning. The purpose of our proposed method, named RecoBundles, is to segment white matter bundles and make virtual dissection easier to perform...
July 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712910/key-aspects-in-foramen-magnum-meningiomas-from-old-neuroanatomical-conceptions-to-current-far-lateral-neurosurgical-intervention
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REVIEW
Daniel S Leon-Ariza, Alvaro Campero, Rubby J Romero Chaparro, Diddier G Prada, Gabriel Vargas Grau, Albert L Rhoton
Foramen magnum meningiomas (FMM) represent a challenge for neurosurgeons. These tumors require careful surgical manipulation as they are often located in proximity to critical neurovascular structures and the cranial nerves. The far lateral approach is considered the safest neurosurgical approach for excising foramen magnum lesions. It facilitates the access to the anterior foramen magnum and reduces the retraction of vital structures. We describe key historical, epidemiological, genetic, epigenetic, clinical, and neurosurgical aspects of FMM...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711531/transdural-indocyanine-green-videography-for-sta-mca-bypass-technical-note
#20
Hiroshi Yokota, Taiji Yonezawa, Tomonori Yamada, Seisuke Miyamae, Taekyun Kim, Yoshiaki Takamura, Katsuya Masui, Shuta Aketa
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical application of indocyanine green (ICG) videography prior to performing a dural opening has been reported as transdural ICG videography and used during surgery of meningiomas associated with venous sinuses, as well as cranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations. However, its use for a superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass has not been reported. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of medical records of patients who underwent a transdural ICG videography technique during STA-MCA bypass procedures performed between January 2012 and March 2015...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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