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Jacinto Mata-Gómez, Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, María Rico-Cotelo, Manuel Royano-Sánchez, Marta Ortega-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the current situation in Spain of the use of Social Media in Neurosurgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We made an observational transversal study between February and March 2017, with a systematic search of the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube accounts from public and private neurosurgical units, scientific societies, peer-reviewed publications and patients groups in relation with Neurosurgical pathologies. We rank them according their popularity. RESULTS: According of our search only 5 public neurosurgical services have social media accounts, being their popularity inferior to the private units accounts...
May 2018: Neurocirugía
Fuat Arikan Abelló, Luis Ley Urzaiz, José Fernández Alén, Rubén Martín Láez
The use of antithrombotic medication (antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant therapy) is widespread. Currently, the management of neurosurgical patients receiving this type of therapy continues to be a problem of special importance. Patients receiving antithrombotic treatment may need neurosurgical care because of bleeding secondary to such treatment, non-haemorrhagic neurosurgical lesions requiring urgent attention, or simply elective neurosurgical procedures. In addition, the consequences of reintroducing early (bleeding or rebleeding) or late (thrombotic or thromboembolic) anticoagulation can be devastating...
November 2017: Neurocirugía
Mariana Marcin Sierra, Mariana Arroyo, May Cadena Torres, Nancy Ramírez Cruz, Fernando García Hernández, Diana Taboada, Ángeles Galicia Martínez, Tzipe Govezensky, Edda Sciutto, Andrea Toledo, Agnès Fleury
BACKGROUND: Extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis (ExPNCC), an infection caused by Taenia solium cysticerci that mainly occurs in the ventricular compartment (Ve) or the basal subarachnoid space (SAb), is more severe but less frequent and much less studied than parenchymal neurocysticercosis (ParNCC). Demographic, clinical, radiological, and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid features of patients affected by ExPNCC are herein described and compared with those of ParNCC patients. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: 429 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of neurocysticercosis, attending the Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía, a tertiary reference center in Mexico City, from 2000 through 2014, were included...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Lucinda Aguirre-Cruz, Edgar Rangel-López, Dora Luz de la Cruz-Aguilera, Citlali Ekaterina Rodríguez-Pérez, Luis Ruano, Leora Velásquez-Pérez, Mauricio Martínez-Moreno, Juan Garduño-Espinosa, Julio Sotelo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of central nervous system (CNS) tumors in the first fifty years of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico Manuel Velasco Suárez (Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía de México, INNN) from 1965 to 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 116 institutional records of CNS tumors were analyzed. The frequency and distribution of CNS tumors were evaluated by tumor type, patient age and patient gender...
April 2016: Salud Pública de México
Alfonso Lagares, Jose A Fernández Alén
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January 2016: Neurocirugía
Rachana Bhattarai, Hélène Carabin, Jefferson V Proaño, Jose Flores-Rivera, Teresa Corona, Ana Flisser, Christine M Budke
OBJECTIVES: To estimate annual costs related to the diagnosis, treatment and productivity losses among patients with neurocysticercosis (NCC) receiving treatment at two referral hospitals, the Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia (INNN) and the Hospital de Especialidades of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (HE-IMSS), in Mexico City from July 2007 to August 2008. METHODS: Information on presenting clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, hospitalisations, surgical procedures and other treatments received by NCC outpatients was collected from medical charts, and supplemented by an individual questionnaire regarding productivity losses and out-of-pocket expenses related to NCC...
August 2015: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
Ana Cecilia Rodríguez-de Romo, Gabriela Castañeda-López
By 1960, México's Manicomio General (General Asylum) could no longer fulfill the functions for which it was created so implementation of the so-called Castañeda Operation began, an initiative designed to close down and relocate psychiatric patients to other institutions. At that time, Dr. Manuel Velasco-Suárez was in charge of the General Direction of Neurology, Mental Health and Rehabilitation, and planned to create the Institute of Neurology on a site he already possessed for its construction. The Asylum was a dependency of the aforementioned Direction and Velasco- Suárez decided that some patients at the Castañeda could be moved to the old hacienda house that stood on that terrain...
November 2013: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
Rubén Martín-Láez, Javier Ibáñez, Alfonso Lagares, José Fernández-Alén, Ramiro Díez-Lobato
INTRODUCTION: In 2009 the Spanish Ministry of Health (SMH) published the report of supply and demand of medical specialists in Spain (2008-2025), in which our specialty was considered as presenting a moderate deficit of consultants. However, Spanish neurosurgery is currently in a situation of having a surplus of neurosurgeons. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether it was possible to predict the current excess of neurosurgeons in 2009 and to forecast the most likely perspective of supply and demand in 2017...
November 2012: Neurocirugía
Graciela Cárdenas, Erik Guevara-Silva, Agnes Fleury, Edda Sciutto, José Luis Soto-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: The cerebrovascular complications in neurocysticercosis (NC) are uncommon. However, their pathophysiology remains unknown, but may be likely related to chronic inflammatory processes in the subarachnoid space (basal meningitis). Alterations of inflammatory cytokines in cerebrospinal fluid and sera correlate with vasospasm in SAH; these inflammatory mediators in NC may induce aneurysm formation. CASE REPORTS: A 7-year retrospective study in a neurological referral center (Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía), showed 3 cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) among the 267 NC patients admitted during the study period...
September 2012: Neurologist
Mónica Y Acuña, Lucía A Cifuentes
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) is caused principally by the rupture of intracranial aneurisms. Important risk factors have been described such as age, sex, hypertension (HT) and season of the year, among others. The objective is to investigate the demographic characteristics and possible risk factors in a population of Chilean patients. METHODS: This retrospective study was based on the analysis of 244 clinical records of patients diagnosed with aneurismal SAH who were discharged from the Instituto de Neurocirugía ASENJO in Santiago, Chile...
2011: BMC Research Notes
Agnès Fleury, Jael Moreno García, Paulina Valdez Aguerrebere, María de Sayve Durán, Paola Becerril Rodríguez, Carlos Larralde, Edda Sciutto
BACKGROUND: The ongoing epidemiological transition in Mexico minimizes the relative impact of neurocysticercosis (NC) on public health. However, hard data on the disease frequency are not available. METHODOLOGY: All clinical records from patients admitted in the Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia (INNN) at Mexico City in 1994 and 2004 were revised. The frequencies of hospitalized NC patients in neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry services, as well as NC mortality from 1995 through 2009, were retrieved...
2010: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical technique based on the placement of a programmable electrode into certain areas of central nervous system. DBS is nowadays a well established treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and motor complications. However, there are controversies about several items, including the correct selection of patients and the best time for DBS. There is a current trend for DBS to be carried out at earlier stages of PD. A group of experts from Spanish Neurosurgical Society (Functional Surgery Study Group) and Spanish Neurological Society (Movement Disorders Study Group) wrote this consensus statement in order to clarify these and other items...
September 16, 2009: Revista de Neurologia
Jorge Guridi
The guidelines for the surgical treatment of the movement disorders and epilepsy have been performed by the functional and stereotactic group of the Spanish Society of Neurosugery (SENEC). The guidelines are recomendations in terms of indication for surgery including timing and methods. The format are supported by prospective studies based in scientific evidence and the expert opinion of the group.
August 2009: Neurocirugía
J Gonzalez de Dios, J C Valderrama-Zurian, G Gonzalez-Alcaide, A P Sempere, M Bolanos-Pizarro, R Aleixandre-Benavent
INTRODUCTION: Neurological sciences form a multidisciplinary field that produces a wide range of scientific journals. The aim of this study was to perform a scientometric analysis of neurological science journals in the 2006 Journal Citation Reports-Science Citation Index (JCR-SCI) edition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We study the three areas dedicated to neurological sciences (Neurosciences, Clinical Neurology and Neuroimaging) in the 2006 JCR-SCI edition. Bibliometric indicators used are: journals, articles, citations, impact factor (IF), immediacy index, half life and journals with the greatest IF in each specialty...
February 1, 2009: Revista de Neurologia
S S Izquierdo, L R Izquierdo, J M Izquierdo
Neurocirugía publishes a printed edition for subscribers, and also an electronic edition which is available online free of charge. The coexistence of these two formats raises some issues regarding their justification and their future evolution, e.g. why does a subscription- based journal offer free online access? Would it be wise to charge for -or somewhat limit- the electronic access to the Journal? How is the Internet changing the benefits to society that the Journal provides? Will the printed and the electronic edition of the Journal continue to coexist? This paper provides some answers and reflections on these questions...
June 2007: Neurocirugía
J González de Dios, A P Sempere, R Aleixandre-Benavent
INTRODUCTION: Bibliometric studies belong to the so-called 'social studies of science', and science policy constitutes one of its main applied fields, providing objective and useful tools for evaluating the results of scientific activity. Neurological sciences are very important in the bibliometric map of Spain about biomedicine and health sciences, from a quantitative (second thematic area in productivity, only after biology-biochemical) and a qualitative (high health costs and morbimortality) point of view...
January 1, 2007: Revista de Neurologia
Astrid Rasmussen, Sonia Nava-Salazar, Petra Yescas, Elisa Alonso, Rogelio Revuelta, Iván Ortiz, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, María Teresa Tusié-Luna, Marisol López-López
OBJECT: Central nervous system (CNS) hemangioblastomas are benign vascular tumors arising either sporadically or as a manifestation of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a hereditary cancer syndrome. The authors studied a series of patients with CNS hemangioblastomas and their families to identify germline mutations in the VHL tumor suppressor gene and to establish a predictive testing and screening protocol. METHODS: Patients admitted between 2002 and 2004 to the Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía for hemangioblastoma were prospectively enrolled, together with their at-risk family members...
March 2006: Journal of Neurosurgery
L Velásquez-Pérez, M E Jiménez-Marcial, J E Martínez-Martínez
The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of different Central Nervous System Tumors (CNST) diagnosed at the Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía (National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery) from Mexico City over a 10-year period (1990 to 1999) by means of a hospital survey. This institute is a reference hospital that provides medical attention to a very high number of adult neurological patients every year (approximately 6,000 new patients per year besides emergency cases)...
October 2004: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
María Esther Jiménez-Marcial, Leora Velásquez-Pérez
UNLABELLED: Hospital statistics are very important as tools that help to define research objectives and design health programs. OBJECTIVE: To determine the main causes of hospital morbility at the Manuel Velasco Suárez National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (MVS-NINN) between 1995 and 2001. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were taken from the electronic database of morbidity and mortality of MVS-NINN. All outpatient records between 1995 and 2001 were considered...
March 2004: Gaceta Médica de México
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