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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805756/-an-experience-of-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-neurosurgery
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A G Vasyatkina, E A Levin, K Yu Orlov, V V Kobozev
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of neuromonitoring methods in prevention of postoperative neurological complications and estimation of predictive power of intraoperative changes in monitored characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study examined 240 patients, operated in the years 2014-2015 using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. One hundred and seventy-three patients suffered from hemispheric lesions and 67 had lesions located in or near the brainstem...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803572/medical-assistance-in-dying-maid-and-the-neurosurgeon-position-statement-of-the-canadian-neurosurgical-society-cnss
#2
Sean Barry, Chris Ekong, Brian W Wheelock, Richard Moulton, Peter Gorman, Kesh Reddy, Ian Fleetwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801214/lobar-hemorrhage-induced-by-acquired-factor-xiii-deficiency-in-a-patient-with-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
#3
Hidetaka Arishima, Hiroyuki Neishi, Ken-Ichiro Kikuta, Mihoko Morita, Naoko Hosono, Takahiro Yamauchi, Masayoshi Souri, Akitada Ichinose
A 68-year-old man presented with intracranial hemorrhage in the right frontal lobe, which rapidly increased the day after admission. We performed hematoma removal with a biopsy of the cortex around the hematoma. The day after the operation, a subcutaneous hematoma over the craniotomy appeared, and the computed tomography showed a recurrent hemorrhage with an acute subdural hematoma. We were aware of a bleeding tendency, and a detailed hematologic examination by hematologists revealed autoimmune acquired factor XIII deficiency due to an antifactor XIII antibody...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799872/neurosurgeon-as-educator-a-review-of-principles-of-adult-education-and-assessment-applied-to-neurosurgery
#4
Randy L Jensen, Gmaan Alzhrani, John R W Kestle, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Sara M Lamb, William T Couldwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799840/standardized-method-for-the-measurement-of-grabb-s-line-and-clival-canal-angle
#5
Jonathan E Martin, Markus Bookland, Douglas Moote, Catherine Cebulla
OBJECTIVE Grabb's line-the perpendicular distance from the basion-C2 line (pB-C2)-is a widely used radiographic measurement with significant clinical implications in patients with a complex Chiari malformation. Rigorous demonstration of the reproducibility of this measurement has not previously been reported. The authors report a standardized measurement technique with excellent inter- and intrarater reliability on T1-weighted sagittal MRI. METHODS The authors developed a standardized measurement technique that included specifications of midline slice selection, landmark and reference line definitions, and measurement technique on T1-weighted sagittal images...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799104/accuracy-of-837-pedicle-screw-positions-in-degenerative-lumbar-spine-with-conventional-open-surgery-evaluated-by-computed-tomography
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Ilkka Saarenpää, Timo Laine, Jussi Hirvonen, Saija Hurme, Esa Kotilainen, Jaakko Rinne, Katariina Korhonen, Janek Frantzén
BACKGROUND: The spatial and directional accuracy of the positioning of pedicle screws in the lumbosacral spine with conventional open surgery assessed by computed tomography (CT) has been published in several studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses with a short-term follow-up. Inaccurate pedicle screw insertion may cause neurologic symptoms and weakens the construct. METHODS: The data of 147 patients operated on with transpedicular screw fixation based on anatomical landmarks, supported by fluoroscopy, by a senior neurosurgeon in our clinic between 2000 and 2010 were analyzed retrospectively...
August 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797007/cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-of-pediatric-hydrocephalus
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David D Limbrick, Leandro Castaneyra-Ruiz, Roland H Han, Daniel Berger, James P McAllister, Diego M Morales
Hydrocephalus (HC) is a common, debilitating neurological condition that requires urgent clinical decision-making. At present, neurosurgeons rely heavily on a patient's history, physical examination findings, neuroimaging, and clinical judgment to make the diagnosis of HC or treatment failure (e.g., shunt malfunction). Unfortunately, these tools, even in combination, do not eliminate subjectivity in clinical decisions. In order to improve the management of infants and children with HC, there is an urgent need for new biomarkers to complement currently available tools and enable clinicians to confidently establish the diagnosis of HC, assess therapeutic efficacy/treatment failure, and evaluate current and future developmental challenges, so that every child has access to the resources they need to optimize their outcome and quality of life...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795284/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
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Alvaro E Acosta, Catalina Santa Vélez
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow growing tumor with a very low metastatic potential but with significant subclinical extension and great capacity for local destruction. Thus, the first surgeon approached with such challenging tumor must attempt to cure the patient with a method that spares healthy tissue and ensures an optimal oncological, functional, and esthetic result. The treatment of DFSP often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on location, dermatologic surgeons, surgical oncologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and occasionally medical oncologists may be involved with the management...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781912/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-1-lumbar-disc-disease
#9
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: Patients with lumbar disc disease may present with low back pain, pain that radiates down into the lower extremity (radiculopathy), and leg pain that increases with ambulation (neurogenic claudication). Patients may first undergo diagnostic studies [(magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) examinations] to determine whether there is any significant nerve root or thecal sac compression. METHODS: Increasingly, patients with low back pain with/without radiculopathy are being screened by nurses rather than by neurologists or neurosurgeons/orthopedists...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777023/impact-of-neurosurgeon-specialization-on-patient-outcomes-for-intracranial-and-spinal-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-1998-2009
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Brandon A McCutcheon, Brian R Hirshman, Brandon C Gabel, Michael W Heffner, Logan P Marcus, Tyler S Cole, Clark C Chen, David C Chang, Bob S Carter
OBJECTIVE The subspecialization of neurosurgical practice is an ongoing trend in modern neurosurgery. However, it remains unclear whether the degree of surgeon specialization is associated with improved patient outcomes. The authors hypothesized that a trend toward increased neurosurgeon specialization was associated with improved patient morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used (1998-2009). Patients were included in a spinal analysis cohort for instrumented spine surgery involving the cervical spine ( International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] codes 81...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765060/contemporary-management-and-surveillance-strategy-after-shunt-or-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-procedures-for-hydrocephalus
#11
REVIEW
M Burhan Janjua, Caitlin E Hoffman, Mark M Souweidane
The management of hydrocephalus can be challenging even in expert hands. Due to acute presentation, recurrence, accompanying complications, the need for urgent diagnosis; a robust management plan is an absolute necessity. We devised a novel time efficient surveillance strategy during emergency, and clinic follow up settings which has never been described in the literature. We searched all articles embracing management/surveillance protocol on pediatric hydrocephalus utilizing the terms "hydrocephalus follow up" or "surveillance protocol after hydrocephalus treatment"...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762040/case-update-on-cranial-osteopetrosis-which-is-the-role-of-the-neurosurgeon
#12
Irene Stella, Matthieu Vinchon, Pierre Guerreschi, Eva De Berranger, Ikram Bouacha
PURPOSE: Osteopetrosis (OP) is a rare skeletal disease, which can affect the skull base and calvaria. A multidisciplinary approach is mandatory and patient may need neurosurgical care. Few observations have been published, and optimal management of OP is not established yet. METHOD: We report a case of an infant with OP diagnosed at 5 months, who presented signs of intracranial hypertension associated with unilateral blindness. Bone marrow allograft was performed at 6 months of age...
July 31, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761626/identification-of-retention-strategies-for-neurosurgeons-in-iran-results-from-expert-panels
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Sima Rafiei, Sina Abdollahzadeh, Fariba Hashemi, Mohammad Ranjbar
Background: The key challenge is how to encourage and retain health professionals in their work location. There is a list of policy options for this purpose but applying an appropriate and effective set of strategies requires a country level research. Our study aimed to identify retention strategies for neurosurgeons and examine both the importance and feasibility of the identified strategies using expert panels' point of view. Methods: First of all, a literature review was conducted to identify retention strategies for physicians...
April 4, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761618/percutaneous-placement-of-the-peripheral-catheter-to-the-subclavian-vein-for-a-va-shunt
#14
Drosos Evangelos, Giakoumettis Dimitrios, Sfakianos Georgios, Eleftherakis Nikolaos, Papadopoulos Filippos, Themistocleous Marios
Hydrocephalus is a common neurosurgical pathology that affects people of all ages and especially the pediatric population. It can be very often a life threatening condition that pediatric neurosurgeons must deal with. Therefore a number of CSF diversion techniques have been established. The gold standard treatment currently is the placement of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Because of hydrocephalus being a lifelong condition, it is almost in daily practice dealing with cases of shunt failures for a number of reasons...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761524/selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-treating-spastic-diplegia
#15
Hussam Abou Al-Shaar, Muhammad Tariq Imtiaz, Hazem Alhalabi, Shara M Alsubaie, Abdulrahman J Sabbagh
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a motor disorder that interferes with mobility and affects the quality of life. Different approaches have been utilized to address patients with spastic diplegia, among which is selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). Although SDR has been shown to be efficacious in treating spastic patients, many neurologists and neurosurgeons are not well aware of the procedure, its indications, and expected outcomes due to the limited number of centers performing this procedure...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761520/computed-tomographic-study-of-posterior-cranial-fossa-foramen-magnum-and-its-surgical-implications-in-chiari-malformations
#16
Showkathali Iqbal, Ambooken P Robert, Dominic Mathew
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to measure the height and volume of the bony part of the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and the surface area of the foramen magnum (FM) using computed tomography (CT) scans and to correlate our clinical findings with the available current literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care referral hospital in the Southern part of India during the period from January 2015 to August 2015...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761502/psychiatric-disorders-in-low-backache-patients-a-neurosurgeon-s-nightmare
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COMMENT
Ashish Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755546/temporal-spatial-characteristics-of-phase-amplitude-coupling-in-electrocorticogram-for-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#18
Ruihua Zhang, Ye Ren, Chunyan Liu, Na Xu, Xiaoli Li, Fengyu Cong, Tapani Ristaniemi, YuPing Wang
OBJECTIVE: Neural activity of the epileptic human brain contains low- and high-frequency oscillations in different frequency bands, some of which have been used as reliable biomarkers of the epileptogenic brain areas. However, the relationship between the low- and high-frequency oscillations in different cortical areas during the period from pre-seizure to post-seizure has not been completely clarified. METHODS: We recorded electrocorticogram data from the temporal lobe and hippocampus of seven patients with temporal lobe epilepsy...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745257/-deciding-on-surgery-for-acute-subdural-haematoma-does-a-neurosurgeon-rather-fill-nursing-homes-or-cemeteries
#19
P van Eijsden
Acute subdural haematoma is a life-threatening condition that can sometimes be mitigated by decompressive craniotomy. However, it can also increase misery when patients survive but are left with severe disabilities. A recent publication shows that neurosurgeons in Belgium and the Netherlands vary considerably in their opinion regarding if, and when, to perform this surgery. This may be due to the fact that this type of intervention asks the question whether the life saved is more favourable than the death averted...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741193/burr-hole-craniostomy-for-chronic-subdural-hematomas-by-general-surgeons-in-rural-kenya
#20
John K Kanyi, Timothy V Ogada, Mark J Oloo, Robert K Parker
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common condition that causes significant morbidity and mortality. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, there are very few neurosurgeons. Yet, cSDH is treatable by relatively simple surgical intervention with potential for rapid clinical improvement. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients with cSDH who underwent burr-hole trephination at Tenwek Hospital, Kenya, between July 2014 and July 2016...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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