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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625902/obesity-in-neurosurgery
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Mendel D Castle-Kirszbaum, Jin W Tee, Patrick Chan, Martin K Hunn
Obesity is an important consideration in neurosurgical practice. 28.3% of Australian adults are obese and it is estimated that over two-thirds of Australia's population will be overweight or obese by 2025. This review of the effects of obesity on neurosurgical procedures demonstrated that, in patients undergoing spinal surgery, an increased BMI is a significant risk factor for surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, major medical complications, prolonged length of surgery and increased financial cost...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615151/parkinson-s-disease-patient-preference-and-experience-with-various-methods-of-dbs-lead-placement
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Sara C LaHue, Jill L Ostrem, Nicholas B Galifianakis, Marta San Luciano, Nathan Ziman, Sarah Wang, Caroline A Racine, Philip A Starr, Paul S Larson, Maya Katz
INTRODUCTION: Physiology-guided deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery requires patients to be awake during a portion of the procedure, which may be poorly tolerated. Interventional MRI-guided (iMRI) DBS surgery was developed to use real-time image guidance, obviating the need for patients to be awake during lead placement. METHODS: All English-speaking adults with PD who underwent iMRI DBS between 2010 and 2014 at our Center were invited to participate. Subjects completed a structured interview that explored perioperative preferences and experiences...
April 17, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596198/pituitary-abscess
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Jameela Mohammed Al Salman, Rawan Al Muataz Billa Al Agha, Mohamed Helmy
Pituitary abscess is an uncommon pituitary lesion. Its clinical diagnosis can be difficult to distinguish from other pituitary lesions. This pathology is characterised by vague symptoms of headaches, generalised tiredness and hypopituitarism manifestations. A history of recent meningitis, paranasal sinusitis or head surgery can be a suggestive of the source of infection.A 20-year-old man was admitted to neurosurgery department with complain of headache, fatigue, polyuria, polydipsia, blurred vision and sexual dysfunction...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584681/abdominal-pseudocyst-as-a-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-review-of-the-literature-and-a-proposed-algorithm-for-treatment-using-4-illustrative-cases
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Samir Kashyap, Hammad Ghanchi, Tanya Minasian, Fanglong Dong, Dan Miulli
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is one of the most commonly performed procedures in neurosurgery. One rare complication is the formation of an abdominal pseudocyst, which can cause shunt malfunction. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: We present four unique cases of abdominal pseudocyst formation. Our first patient initially presented with a right upper quadrant pseudocyst. Shunt was externalized and the distal end was revised with placement of catheter on the opposite side...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574331/risk-factors-for-30-day-reoperation-and-3-month-readmission-analysis-from-the-quality-and-outcomes-database-lumbar-spine-registry
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Rishi K Wadhwa, Junichi Ohya, Todd D Vogel, Leah Y Carreon, Anthony L Asher, John J Knightly, Christopher I Shaffrey, Steven D Glassman, Praveen V Mummaneni
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to use a prospective, longitudinal, multicenter outcome registry of patients undergoing surgery for lumbar degenerative disease in order to assess the incidence and factors associated with 30-day reoperation and 90-day readmission. METHODS Prospectively collected data from 9853 patients from the Quality and Outcomes Database (QOD; formerly known as the N(2)QOD [National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database]) lumbar spine registry were retrospectively analyzed. Multivariate binomial regression analysis was performed to identify factors associated with 30-day reoperation and 90-day readmission after surgery for lumbar degenerative disease...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567318/hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-and-low-platelets-severe-fetal-growth-restriction-postpartum-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-craniotomy-a-rare-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Shadi Rezai, Justin Faye, Alexander Hughes, Mon-Lai Cheung, Joel R Cohen, Judy A Kaia, Paul N Fuller, Cassandra E Henderson
Introduction. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is a relatively uncommon but traumatic condition occurring in the later stage of pregnancy as a complication of severe preeclampsia or eclampsia. Prompt brain computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a multidisciplinary management approach are required to improve perinatal outcome. Case. A 37-year-old, Gravida 6, Para 1-0-4-1, Hispanic female with a history of chronic hypertension presented at 26 weeks and 6 days of gestational age...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567316/spontaneous-nosocomial-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-meningitis-presenting-as-trismus
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C J Parr, J Wheeler, A Sharma, C Smith
We describe the case of a 78-year-old female receiving adjuvant postsurgical chemotherapy for colon adenocarcinoma who spontaneously developed nosocomial Pseudomonas meningitis causing severe trismus. The patient was initially admitted for ileus, developing neck stiffness and trismus on the thirteenth day of admission. Cerebrospinal fluid grew pansensitive Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was consistent with bilateral subacute infarcts secondary to meningitis. The patient responded well to 21 days of broad spectrum antimicrobial therapy modified to ceftazidime alone following speciation and sensitivity...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550628/giovanni-verga-1879-1923-author-of-a-pioneering-treatise-on-pituitary-surgery-the-foundations-of-this-new-field-in-europe-in-the-early-1900s
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José M Pascual, Lorenzo Mongardi, Ruth Prieto, Inés Castro-Dufourny, María Rosdolsky, Sewan Strauss, Rodrigo Carrasco, Eduard Winter, Paolo Mazzarello
The field of pituitary surgery was born in the first decade of the twentieth century in Europe, and it evolved rapidly with the development of numerous innovative surgical techniques by some of the founding fathers of neurosurgery. This study investigates the pioneering Italian treatise on pituitary surgery, La Patologia Chirurgica dell'Ipofisi (Surgical Pathology of the Hypophysis), published in 1911 by Giovanni Verga (1879-1923), a surgeon from Pavía and one of Golgi's disciples. This little-known monograph compiles the earliest experience on pituitary surgery through the analysis of the first 50 procedures performed between 1903 and 1911...
May 27, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490152/keyhole-approach-and-neuroendoscopy-for-cerebral-aneurysms
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Won-Sang Cho, Jeong Eun Kim, Hyun-Seung Kang, Young-Je Son, Jae Seung Bang, Chang Wan Oh
Treating diseases in the field of neurosurgery has progressed concomitantly with technical advances. Here, as a surgical armamentarium for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, the history and present status of the keyhole approach and the use of neuroendoscopy are reviewed, including our clinical data. The major significance of keyhole approach is to expose an essential space toward a target, and to minimize brain exposure and retraction. Among several kinds of keyhole approaches, representative keyhole approaches for anterior circulation aneurysms include superciliary and lateral supraorbital, frontolateral, mini-pterional and mini-interhemispheric approaches...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488627/neurosurgery-at-the-bombay-hospital
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Chandrashekhar E Deopujari
Neurosurgery at Bombay Hospital started in 1953 when Dr. Ram Ginde joined as the Honorary Neurosurgeon. Over the years, the Department of Neurosurgery has earned the reputation of providing contemporary medical services as well as of imparting excellent training to the neurosurgical residents. Professor S. N. Bhagwati started the prestigious annual 'Ginde oration' in 1991, that has been given by several illustrious orators from across the world and has become a precursor of various medical activities held thereafter...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474715/-the-woman-in-neurosurgery-at-the-national-institute-of-neurology-and-neurosurgery
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Sonia Iliana Mejía-Pérez, Claudia Cervera-Martínez, Thalía Estefanía Sánchez-Correa, Teresa Corona-Vázquezo
Women have always had a hard time in the history of medicine; Dr. Isabel Blackwell was the first woman in history to practice medicine. Dr. Diana Beck became the world´s first female neurosurgeon. The first Latin American female neurosurgeon was Dr. María Cristina García Sancho y Álvarez-Tostado. All of these women had to face a large number of social, cultural, and economic obstacles in their path; however, this situation has changed gradually. Dr. Ana Lilia Siordia Karam was the first neurosurgeon to graduate from INNN...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465272/global-diversity-and-academic-success-of-foreign-trained-academic-neurosurgeons-in-the-united-states
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Akshitkumar M Mistry, Nishant Ganesh Kumar, Rebecca A Reynolds, Andrew T Hale, John C Wellons, Robert P Naftel
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the proportion of academic neurosurgeons practicing in the United States who acquired residency training outside of the United States and compare their training backgrounds and academic success with those who received their residency training in the United States. METHODS: We identified 1338 clinically active academic neurosurgeons from 104 programs that participated in the neurosurgery residency match in the United States in January-February 2015...
April 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465263/history-of-neurosurgery-in-palestine
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REVIEW
Rami Darwazeh, Mazhar Darwazeh, Xiaochuan Sun
BACKGROUND: Palestinian neurosurgery started with Dr. Antone Tarazi as the first Palestinian Neurosurgeon. Before that, there were no organized neurosurgery or specialty and general surgeons were performing neurosurgical services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the history of neurosurgery and neurosurgical applications in Palestine. We have also mentioned some weaknesses and major challenges that need improvement. METHODS: We collected the presented data from different sources which were available in either English or Arabic...
April 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463612/augmented-reality-integrated-robotics-in-neurosurgery-are-we-there-yet
#14
Karthik Madhavan, John Paul G Kolcun, Lee Onn Chieng, Michael Y Wang
Surgical robots have captured the interest-if not the widespread acceptance-of spinal neurosurgeons. But successful innovation, scientific or commercial, requires the majority to adopt a new practice. "Faster, better, cheaper" products should in theory conquer the market, but often fail. The psychology of change is complex, and the "follow the leader" mentality, common in the field today, lends little trust to the process of disseminating new technology. Beyond product quality, timing has proven to be a key factor in the inception, design, and execution of new technologies...
May 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449097/creating-a-culture-of-collaboration-a-brief-history-of-academic-neurosurgery-in-washington-dc
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Alan Siu, Christopher J Neal, Hasan R Syed, Daniel R Felbaum, M Nathan Nair, Kevin M McGrail, Anthony J Caputy, Donald C Shields
Clinical neurosurgery has been practiced in the US capital for just over 100 years. As former residents and fellows of Drs. Harvey Cushing and Walter Dandy moved to the region, hospitals at Georgetown and George Washington Universities became early adopters of this new surgical discipline. Later academic neurosurgery programs were established at the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Medical Center, and Children's National Medical Center. Neurosurgical pioneers at these institutions developed new technologies and diagnostic procedures which continue to inform our current practice...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434425/augmented-reality-in-neurosurgery-a-review-of-current-concepts-and-emerging-applications
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Daipayan Guha, Naif M Alotaibi, Nhu Nguyen, Shaurya Gupta, Christopher McFaul, Victor X D Yang
Augmented reality (AR) superimposes computer-generated virtual objects onto the user's view of the real world. Among medical disciplines, neurosurgery has long been at the forefront of image-guided surgery, and it continues to push the frontiers of AR technology in the operating room. In this systematic review, we explore the history of AR in neurosurgery and examine the literature on current neurosurgical applications of AR. Significant challenges to surgical AR exist, including compounded sources of registration error, impaired depth perception, visual and tactile temporal asynchrony, and operator inattentional blindness...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430048/a-spinal-epidural-abscess-due-to-streptobacillus-moniliformis-infection-following-a-rat-bite-case-report
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Alexander Hammer, Dorit Wolff, Walter Geißdörfer, Michael Schrey, Renate Ziegler, Hans-Herbert Steiner, Christian Bogdan
The authors describe the case of a 40-year-old man suffering from an epidural abscess in the thoracic spine due to a rarely isolated pathogen, Streptobacillus moniliformis, the causative agent of rat bite fever. Besides diffuse abdominal pain, ataxia, paresthesia, hypesthesia, and enhanced reflexes of the lower extremities, the patient suffered from a decreased sensation of bladder filling. His history was also positive for a rat bite 6 weeks earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an epidural, space-occupying lesion compressing the spinal cord at the vertebral levels of T6-8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416429/-life-threatening-sleepwalking-elpenor-s-syndrome-in-a-10-year-old-child
#18
M-A Madigand-Tordjman, P-J Egler, F Bertran, M Jokic, F Guénolé
Though benign in the majority of cases, sleepwalking sometimes causes injuries due, among other causes, to falls. Such accidents can be life-threatening - a situation that has been termed Elpenor syndrome (in reference to an accident experienced by a character in Homer's epic The Odyssey) - in particular when entailing defenestration. This syndrome has been described in adults and adolescents; we report here a case in a child. OBSERVATION: This 10-year-old girl was admitted at night to our hospital after a 3-m fall at home...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414666/just-a-puff-of-smoke
#19
A Leonard
CASE: A 44 year old woman with a history of stroke s/p aneurysm clipping, seizure, and substance abuse was brought to the hospital after a family member received a call from her friend saying she was acting unusual and may have had a seizure while hanging out on the street. At her baseline, she needed modest assistance in daily activities after her CVA and conversed without issue. Her mother died of a stroke. On exam the patient was afebrile, normotensive with mild tachycardia to 110...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411414/laser-interstitial-thermotherapy-litt-in-epilepsy-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Christian Hoppe, Juri-Alexander Witt, Christoph Helmstaedter, Thomas Gasser, Hartmut Vatter, Christian E Elger
Besides other innovative stereotactic procedures (radiofrequency thermocoagulation, focused ultrasound, gamma knife) laser interstitial thermotherapy (LiTT) provides minimally invasive destruction of pathological soft tissues which could be especially relevant for epilepsy surgeries involving adult and pediatric patients. Unlike standard resections, no craniotomy is required; just a tiny borehole trepanation is sufficient. Damage to cortical areas when accessing deep lesions can be minimized or completely avoided, and treating epileptogenic foci near eloquent or even vital brain areas becomes possible...
April 6, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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