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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444463/cost-effectiveness-of-craniotomy-for-epidural-hematomas-at-a-major-government-hospital-in-cambodia
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Dane Moran, Mark G Shrime, Sam Nang, Iv Vycheth, Din Vuthy, Raksmey Hong, William V Padula, Kee B Park
BACKGROUND: Epidural hematoma (EDH) is a common and potentially deadly occurrence following a severe traumatic brain injury. Our aim was to determine whether craniotomy is cost-effective when indicated for the treatment of EDH when a trained neurosurgeon is available. METHODS: A decision tree was used to model the cost-effectiveness of craniotomy available versus craniotomy unavailable for the management of traumatic EDH from a Cambodian societal and provider perspective...
April 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443163/using-magnetic-resonance-myelography-to-improve-interobserver-agreement-in-the-evaluation-of-lumbar-spinal-canal-stenosis-and-root-compression
#2
Haider Najim Al-Tameemi, Sattar Al-Essawi, Mahmud Shukri, Farah Kasim Naji
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study designed to assess interobserver agreement. PURPOSE: To investigate if interobserver agreement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of lumbar spinal canal stenosis and root compression can be improved upon combination with magnetic resonance myelography (MRM). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The interpretation of lumbar spinal MRI, which is the imaging modality of choice, often has a significant influence on the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439721/incidence-of-thromboembolic-events-after-use-of-gelatin-thrombin-based-hemostatic-matrix-during-intracranial-tumor-surgery
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Roberto Gazzeri, Marcelo Galarza, Carlo Conti, Costanzo De Bonis
Association between the use of hemostatic agents made from collagen/gelatin mixed with thrombin and thromboembolic events in patients undergoing tumor resection has been suggested. This study evaluates the relationship between flowable hemostatic matrix and deep vein thrombosis in a large cohort of patients treated for brain tumor removal. The authors conducted a retrospective, multicenter, clinical review of all craniotomies for tumor removal performed between 2013 and 2014. Patients were classified in three groups: group I (flowable gelatin hemostatic matrix with thrombin), group II (gelatin hemostatic without thrombin), and group III (classical hemostatic)...
April 24, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439656/-management-of-paraophthalmic-aneurysms-review-of-endovascular-treatment-strategies
#4
P Bhogal, M Aguilar Pérez, G Sauder, H Bäzner, O Ganslandt, H Henkes
BACKGROUND: Aneurysms of the cerebral vessels are relatively common and aneurysms of the ophthalmic segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) represent approximately 10% of intradural aneurysms. ANATOMICAL ASPECTS: The ophthalmic segment of the ICA extends from the origin of the ophthalmic artery to the origin of the posterior communicating artery. Aneurysms can originate from the ophthalmic artery itself or directly from the ICA at a distance from the ophthalmic artery...
April 24, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438656/is-there-a-formula-for-residency-selection-of-future-academic-neurosurgeons
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Edie E Zusman, Robert M Friedlander, Jonathan A Forbes
Authors of the article "Pre-residency Publication Number Does Not Predict Academic Career Placement in Neurosurgery" attempted to determine the impact that published research has before and during residency in eventually attaining neurosurgery faculty positions in academic hospitals. The researchers found that publications before residency are not associated with academic careers, but that publications during residency, as well as their quality, in addition to devoted research time prior to residency, do predict an academic career...
April 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438655/assessing-the-relevancy-of-citation-classics-in-neurosurgery-part-ii-foundational-papers-in-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Michael A Bohl, Jay D Turner, Andrew S Little, Peter Nakaji, Francisco A Ponce
The second part of this study reanalyzes Ponce and Lozano's (2010) list of classics to create a new list of "foundational" papers in neurosurgery. Ponce and Lozano (2010) previously published a list of 106 neurosurgery classics, as defined by Garfield and his 400 citation criterion. We used the Web of Science citation reports to create graphs for each study showing the total citations it received as a function of time. Each graph was subjectively analyzed independently and scored as "foundational" or "classic-only," based on whether the trend of citations received per year was uptrending, neutral, or downtrending...
April 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438070/creation-of-a-novel-simulator-for-minimally-invasive-neurosurgery-fusion-of-3d-printing-and-special-effects
#7
Peter Weinstock, Roberta Rehder, Sanjay P Prabhu, Peter W Forbes, Christopher J Roussin, Alan R Cohen
OBJECTIVE Recent advances in optics and miniaturization have enabled the development of a growing number of minimally invasive procedures, yet innovative training methods for the use of these techniques remain lacking. Conventional teaching models, including cadavers and physical trainers as well as virtual reality platforms, are often expensive and ineffective. Newly developed 3D printing technologies can recreate patient-specific anatomy, but the stiffness of the materials limits fidelity to real-life surgical situations...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437224/structure-process-and-culture-of-intensive-care-units-treating-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-survey-of-centers-participating-in-the-american-college-of-surgeons-trauma-quality-improvement-program
#8
Aziz S Alali, Victroia McCredie, Todd G Mainprize, David Gomez, Avery B Nathens
Outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) differs substantially between hospitals. Explaining this variation begins with understanding the differences in structures and processes of care, particularly at intensive care units (ICUs) where acute TBI care takes place. We invited trauma medical directors (TMDs) from 187 centers participating in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program to complete a survey. The survey domains included ICU model, type, availability of specialized units, staff, training programs, standard protocols and order sets, approach to withdrawal of life support, and perceived level of neurosurgeons' engagement in the ICU management of TBI...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434153/machine-learning-xgboost-analysis-of-language-networks-to-classify-patients-with-epilepsy
#9
L Torlay, M Perrone-Bertolotti, E Thomas, M Baciu
Our goal was to apply a statistical approach to allow the identification of atypical language patterns and to differentiate patients with epilepsy from healthy subjects, based on their cerebral activity, as assessed by functional MRI (fMRI). Patients with focal epilepsy show reorganization or plasticity of brain networks involved in cognitive functions, inducing 'atypical' (compared to 'typical' in healthy people) brain profiles. Moreover, some of these patients suffer from drug-resistant epilepsy, and they undergo surgery to stop seizures...
April 22, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427975/surgical-management-of-vertex-epidural-hematoma-technical-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
David T Fernandes-Cabral, Ali Kooshkabadi, Sandip S Panesar, Emrah Celtikci, Hamid Borghei-Razavi, Pinar Celtikci, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
BACKGROUND: Vertex epidural hematoma (VEH) is an uncommon presentation of extra-axial hematomas. It can represent a surgical dilemma regarding when and how to operate, particularly considering the potential implication of the superior sagittal sinus (SSS). OBJECTIVE: Here, we illustrate the surgical technique for VEH as well as review of the existing literature. METHODS: A 60-year-old male sustained a ground level fall resulting in complete diastasis of the sagittal suture with underlying large VEH causing significant mass effect on the SSS and bi-hemispheric convexities...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427025/psychiatric-symptoms-after-temporal-epilepsy-surgery-a-one-year-follow-up-study
#11
Carmen Iranzo-Tatay, Teresa Rubio-Granero, Antonio Gutierrez, Mercedes Garcés, Rebeca Conde, Asier Gómez-Ibáñez, Sergio Arques-Egea, Lucia Sancho-Miñana, David Hervas-Marín, Vicente Villanueva
Psychiatric symptoms must be considered in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy after epilepsy surgery. The main objectives of our study were to describe clinical and socio-demographical characteristics of a cohort of patients with pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy who underwent temporal lobe epilepsy surgery, and moreover, to evaluate possible risk factors for developing psychiatric symptoms. In order to achieve those goals, we conducted a prospective evaluation of psychopathology throughout the first year after surgery in a clinical sample of 72 patients, by means of three clinical rated measures; the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS), the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)...
April 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425048/biopsy-targeting-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-versus-standard-neuronavigation-mri-in-glioma-a-prospective-double-blinded-evaluation-of-selection-benefits
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Vera C Keil, Bogdan Pintea, Gerrit H Gielen, Susanne Greschus, Rolf Fimmers, Jürgen Gieseke, Matthias Simon, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
Current biopsy planning based on contrast-enhanced T1W (CET1W) or FLAIR sequences frequently delivers biopsy samples that are not in concordance with the gross tumor diagnosis. This study investigates whether the quantitative information of transfer constant K(trans) maps derived from T1W dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can help enhance the quality of biopsy target selection in glioma. 28 patients with suspected glioma received MRI including DCE-MRI and a standard neuronavigation protocol of 3D FLAIR- and CET1W data sets (0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424915/optimal-eye-movement-strategies-a-comparison-of-neurosurgeons-gaze-patterns-when-using-a-surgical-microscope
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Shahram Eivazi, Ahmad Hafez, Wolfgang Fuhl, Hoorieh Afkari, Enkelejda Kasneci, Martin Lehecka, Roman Bednarik
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have consistently demonstrated gaze behaviour differences related to expertise during various surgical procedures. In micro-neurosurgery, however, there is a lack of evidence of empirically demonstrated individual differences associated with visual attention. It is unknown exactly how neurosurgeons see a stereoscopic magnified view in the context of micro-neurosurgery and what this implies for medical training. METHOD: We report on an investigation of the eye movement patterns in micro-neurosurgery using a state-of-the-art eye tracker...
April 19, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423044/the-long-term-outcome-of-micturition-defecation-and-sexual-function-after-spinal-surgery-for-cauda-equina-syndrome
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Nina S Korse, Anna B Veldman, Wilco C Peul, Carmen L A Vleggeert-Lankamp
BACKGROUND: Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare neurologic complication of lumbar herniated disc for which emergency surgical decompression should be undertaken. Despite the common belief that the restoration of functions that are affected by CES can take several years postoperatively, follow up seldom exceeds the first year after surgery. Long term outcome of especially micturition, defecation and sexual function-which are by definition affected in CES-are unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate 1) postoperative long term outcome of micturition, defecation and sexual function in CES patients 2) attitude of patients towards received hospital care with regard to (recovery of) these functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421461/the-role-of-tumor-board-conferences-in-neuro-oncology-a-nationwide-provider-survey
#15
REVIEW
James Snyder, Lonni Schultz, Tobias Walbert
The tumor board or multidisciplinary cancer meeting (MCM) is the foundation of high value multidisciplinary oncology care, coordinating teams of specialists. Little is known on how these meetings are implemented in Neuro-oncology. Benefits of MCMs include coordination, direction for complicated cases, education, and a forum for communication, emerging technology, and clinical trials. This study identifies participation and utilization of neuro-oncology MCMs. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was dispersed through an internet questionnaire...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416090/clipping-in-awake-surgery-as-end-stage-in-a-complex-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm-after-failure-of-multimodal-endovascular-and-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-treatment
#16
Delia Cannizzaro, Simone Peschillo, Cristina Mancarella, Biagia La Pira, Emanuela Rastelli, Emiliano Passacantilli, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: Intracranial carotid artery aneurysm can be treated via microsurgical or endovascular techniques. The optimal planning is the result of the careful patient selection through clinical, anatomic, and angiographic analysis. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present a case of ruptured internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm that became a complex aneurysm after failure of multi-endovascular and surgery treatment. We describe complete trapping in awake craniotomy after failure of coiling, stenting, and bypassing...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415147/neurosurgical-laser-ablation-and-mr-thermometry-risks-of-multisite-workflow-pattern
#17
Paul S Larson, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hooman Azmi-Ghadimi, Amy Nichols, Loretta Fauerbach, Helen Boehm Johnson
Neurosurgical laser ablation is a relatively new but rapidly growing application of stereotactic neurosurgery that allows neurosurgeons to treat many previously untreatable conditions with the added benefit of shorter hospitalizations and recovery times. The vast majority of these procedures, however, are performed using a multisite workflow pattern involving transport of the patient between the operating room (OR), the computed tomography (CT) suite, and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, often necessitating patient transfer through public pathways and requiring multiple trips if laser fiber placement is not accurate...
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413549/challenges-in-a-case-of-ophthalmic-artery-aneurysm-associated-with-abnormal-internal-carotid-arteries
#18
Eduard B Dinca, Felix Brehar, Andrei Giovani, Alexandru V Ciurea
Ophthalmic artery aneurysms account for 5% of all cerebral aneurysms and are an important cause of morbidity and mortality related to subarachnoid hemorrhage. The diagnosis is often made only when the aneurysm is large enough to become symptomatic. They remain technically challenging for both neurosurgeon and interventional radiologist. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman admitted for transient loss of consciousness, followed by generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Computed tomography (CT) showed a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), clinically graded as Hunt and Hess III...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413533/persistent-l5-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-caused-by-lumbosacral-trunk-schwannoma
#19
Guive Sharifi, Amin Jahanbakhshi
Schwannomais, usually, benign tumor of nerve sheath that occurs evenly along the spinal cord. Intra-pelvic schwannoma is very rare entity that may arise from lumbosacral nerve roots or from sciatic nerve. Radicular pain of the lower limb as a presenting symptom of pelvic schwannoma is extremely rare. In the current report, the patient is presented with a right sided L5 radicular pain typical of lumbar discopathy. Interestingly, a herniated lumbar disc was noted on lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397138/middle-fossa-approach-for-resection-of-vestibular-schwannoma
#20
Gmaan Alzhrani, Clough Shelton, William T Couldwell
BACKGROUND: Surgical approaches for removal of vestibular schwannoma are done through retrosigmoid, translabyrinthine, or middle fossa approaches, depending on the tumor size, preoperative hearing status, surgical team experience, and patient preference. The middle fossa approach (MFA) for the vestibular schwannoma (VS) route preserves hearing and can be done with minimal morbidity and mortality. METHOD: The authors discuss the surgical anatomy of the middle fossa, internal auditory canal localization techniques, MFA indications and the procedure for VS removal, and outcome...
April 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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