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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644260/intravenous-alteplase-for-acute-stroke-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-recent-abdominoplasty
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Michael E Christiansen, Gyanendra Kumar, Raman C Mahabir, Richard A Helmers, Bernard R Bendok, Cumara B O'Carroll
INTRODUCTION: Major surgery in the past 14 days is a relative contraindication to treatment of acute stroke with intravenous (IV) alteplase. The 2016 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement discussing inclusion and exclusion criteria for alteplase in acute stroke allows for provider judgment citing a lack of evidence to support surgery as an absolute contraindication. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old woman presented with acute left hemiparesis, dysarthria, and acute respiratory failure...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635538/clomipramine-trial-for-treatment-resistant-persistent-genital-arousal-disorder-a-case-series
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Ejder Akgun Yildirim, Munevver Hacioglu Yildirim, Elif Carpar, Irmak Sarac
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), as a chronic and disabling condition, implicates substantial compelling complexities. METHODS: In this case series, seven women diagnosed with PGAD who were referred to the Sexual Dysfunction Unit of Psychotherapy Outpatient Clinic of Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey between 2006 and 2009 were included. All patients were previously resistant to other antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiepileptics...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622418/severe-apparently-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Mathilde Letouzey, Alexandra Chadie, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Eric Verspyck, Pascal Boileau, Stéphane Marret
OBJECTIVE: To assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with a prenatal diagnosis of apparently isolated severe ventriculomegaly (SVM). METHOD: Retrospective cohort study from 1994 to 2011. We included fetuses with unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly equal to or greater than 15 mm at prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, whose parents chose continuation of pregnancy past 22 weeks, and with no associated findings at diagnosis (i...
June 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605557/practice-patterns-for-neurosurgical-utilization-and-outcome-in-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-intensive-blood-pressure-reduction-in-acute-cerebral-hemorrhage-trials-1-and-2-studies
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Rui Guo, David J Blacker, Xia Wang, Hisatomi Arima, Pablo M Lavados, Richard I Lindley, John Chalmers, Craig S Anderson, Thompson Robinson
BACKGROUND: The prognosis in acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is related to hematoma volume, where >30 mL is commonly used to define large ICH as a threshold for neurosurgical decompression but without clear supporting evidence. OBJECTIVES: To determine the factors associated with large ICH and neurosurgical intervention among participants of the Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trials (INTERACT). METHODS: We performed pooled analysis of the pilot INTERACT1 (n = 404) and main INTERACT2 (n = 2839) studies of ICH patients (<6 h of onset) with elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP, 150-220 mm Hg) who were randomized to intensive (target SBP < 140 mm Hg) or contemporaneous guideline-recommended (target SBP < 180 mm Hg) management...
June 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592078/-treatment-of-single-one-stage-posterior-atlantoaxial-fixation-in-chiari-malformation
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L N Lu, R Zong, X B Xu, X G Yu, G Y Qiao
Objective: To explore the effects of surgical technique of single one-stage posterior C(1-2) screw rod fixation of Chiari malformation (CM) associated with occipitalization and without atlantoaxial dislocation. Methods: A total of 23 patients with CM treated between January 2014 and October 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery of Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were retrospective reviewed. All of them were diagnosis with CM associated with occipitalization and without atlantoaxial dislocation, including 8 males and 15 females, aging from 11 to 57 years (mean (35...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592077/-clinical-effects-of-microsurgery-in-spinal-cord-anaplastic-astrocytoma
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L Zhang, W Q Jia, D S Kong, Z F Zhang, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the surgical outcomes and prognosis of spinal cord anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). Methods: A total of 27 consecutive patients diagnosed as spinal cord AA between January 2008 and May 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery of Beijing Tiantan Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. There were 18 males and 9 females, the mean age was (30.7±13.0) years (ranging from 5 to 52 years). The lesions were located at cervical level in 8 patients, at thoracic level in 9 patients, at cervicothoracic level in 3 patients, and at thoracolumbar level in 7 patients, the average number of vertebral was 3...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579600/incidence-management-and-short-term-outcome-of-stroke-in-a-general-population-of-1-4-million-japanese%C3%A3-shiga-stroke-registry
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Naoyuki Takashima, Hisatomi Arima, Yoshikuni Kita, Takako Fujii, Naomi Miyamatsu, Masaru Komori, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Satoru Nagata, Katsuyuki Miura, Kazuhiko Nozaki
BACKGROUND: This study determined the current status of the incidence, management, and prognosis of stroke in Japan using a population-based stroke registry.Methods and Results:Shiga Stroke Registry is an ongoing population-based registry that covers approximately 1.4 million residents of Shiga Prefecture. Cases of acute stroke were identified using standard definitions through surveillance of both all acute-care hospitals with neurology/neurosurgery facilities and death certificates in 2011...
June 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578325/survey-of-techniques-utilized-to-access-ventricular-shunts-and-reservoirs
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Claudia I Martinez, Stephen Fletcher, Manish N Shah, Marcia L Kerr, David I Sandberg
AIMS: This study assessed variations in pediatric neurosurgical technique when accessing shunts and ventricular access devices (VADs). METHODS: A 12-question survey was developed and sent to members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) whose self-identified subspecialty was pediatric neurosurgery. RESULTS: Four hundred and twenty surveys were sent out, and 149 responses were received (35.5% response rate); 95.3% of respondents always use sterile gloves, 55...
June 3, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578114/inside-vietnam-s-largest-neurosurgery-department
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Constantine L Karras, Huy Minh Tran, David Dornbos, Phong Nguyen, Shahid M Nimjee, Daniel M Prevedello, Ciarán J Powers
Cho Ray Hospital is the premier tertiary care center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's most populous city. The neurosurgical department was founded in 1958 and is currently one of the busiest in the world. Last year the department was responsible for over 10,000 neurosurgical operations, excluding neuroendovascular cases. Most of the elective cases are craniotomies for complex lesions such as aneurysms, AMV's, skull base tumors, gliomas and meningiomas. While the neurosurgeons within the department are technically gifted, doing more with less predominates as the mantra at Cho Ray Hospital...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577864/cigarette-smoking-alcohol-consumption-and-overweight-in-multiple-sclerosis-disability-progression
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Wayra Citlali Paz-Ballesteros, Eric Alejandro Monterrubio-Flores, José de Jesús Flores-Rivera, Teresa Corona-Vázquez, Carlos Hernández-Girón
BACKGROUND: The rate at which disability progresses in multiple sclerosis (MS), and its severity, have been associated with modifiable lifestyle habits. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of disability progression in MS patients according to tobacco and alcohol consumption and to the presence of overweight. METHODS: This was a follow-up of MS cases from a concluded case-control study (National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico 2010-2013)...
January 2017: Archives of Medical Research
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/28565988/postprocedural-midterm-and-long-term-results-of-cerebral-aneurysms-treated-with-flow-diverter-devices-7-year-experience-at-a-single-center
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Francesco Briganti, Giuseppe Leone, Luigi Cirillo, Oreste de Divitiis, Domenico Solari, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECTIVE Flow diversion has emerged as a viable treatment option for selected intracranial aneurysms and recently has been gaining traction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of flow-diverter devices (FDDs) over a long-term follow-up period. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed all cerebral aneurysm cases that had been admitted to the Division of Neurosurgery of the Università degli Studi di Napoli between November 2008 and November 2015 and treated with an FDD. The records of 60 patients (48 females and 12 males) harboring 69 cerebral aneurysms were analyzed...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564666/a-comprehensive-approach-to-deep-brain-stimulation-for-movement-disorders
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Umer Akbar, Wael F Asaad
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established form of neuromodulation, used primarily for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Essential Tremor (ET). The selection of patients who will benefit most from DBS depends on a team of clinicians from various disciplines, including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuropsychology and rehabilitation specialists. The actual surgical procedure can take many forms. We apply a combination of multidisciplinary, team-based evaluations and intra-operative neurophysiology, test stimulation and imaging to optimize DBS therapy for individual patients...
June 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562077/medical-student-perceptions-of-clinical-neurosurgery-teaching-in-an-undergraduate-medical-school-curriculum
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James Knight, Lauren Stroud, Thomas Geyton, Anthony Stead, Hannah R Cock
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate undergraduate medical student perceptions as to the value of different types of neurosurgical teaching to their general neuroscience education, delivered in the penultimate year of a U.K medical school. METHODS: We surveyed penultimate-year medical students at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London (SGUL), who were undertaking their clinical neuroscience attachment from August 2014 to July 2015. A questionnaire comprising closed Likert scale questions and an open question inviting participants to comment freely was used to assess student perception about the value of Neurosurgical sessions within their overall neuroscience education...
May 31, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555310/antenatal-management-of-fetal-neurosurgical-diseases
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Sergio Cavalheiro, Marcos Devanir Silva da Costa, Jardel Nicacio Mendonça, Patricia Alesssandra Dastoli, Italo Capraro Suriano, Mauricio Mendes Barbosa, Antonio Fernandes Moron
The advance in the imaging tools during the pregnancy (ultrasound and magnetic resonance) allowed the early diagnose of many fetal diseases, including the neurological conditions. This progress brought the neurosurgeons the possibility to propose treatments even before birth. Myelomeningocele is the most recognized disease that can be treated during pregnancy with a high rate of success. Additionally, this field can be extended to other conditions such as hydrocephalus and encephaloceles. However, each one of these diseases has nuances in the diagnostic evaluation that should fit the requirements to perform the fetal procedure and overbalance the benefits to the patients...
May 29, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549644/maximizing-interhospital-transfer-resources-for-neurosurgical-patients
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Zane Schnurman, Robert Chin, Edward R Fishkin, Paul P Huang
BACKGROUND: Delays in patient transfers are associated with worse outcomes for some neurosurgical conditions. One of the primary causes of transfer delay is lack of neurosurgery ICU bed availability. In this study, we characterize the results of implementing an interhospital transfer protocol to reduce unnecessary transfers and improve bed availability. METHODS: A transfer protocol was implemented in July 2012 at the Bellevue Hospital Department of Neurosurgery that screened for and prevented transfer of low-risk patients that were unlikely to require specialized inpatient neurosurgical care...
May 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540134/assessment-of-google-glass-as-an-adjunct-in-neurological-surgery
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Ronald Sahyouni, Omid Moshtaghi, Diem Kieu Tran, Sean Kaloostian, Ramin Rajaii, David Bustillo, Jefferson W Chen
BACKGROUND: We assess Google Glass ("Glass") in improving postoperative review ("debriefing") and augmenting education in Neurological Surgery at a tertiary academic medical center. METHODS: This was a prospective study. Participants were patients of Neurological Surgery physicians at a Tertiary Care Level 1 Academic Trauma Center. Resident physicians received a pre-questionnaire immediately following surgery. Next, the resident and attending physicians debriefed by reviewing the Glass operative recording...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535643/-clinical-analysis-of-10-patients-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-associated-with-arachnoid-cyst
#18
J Sun, W Wang, D Wang, S An, L Xue, Y Wang, S G Zhu, R C Jiang, X J Yang, S Y Yue
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics, pathogenesis and surgical strategy for the chronic subdural hematoma associated with arachnoid cyst (AC). Method: Ten patients of chronic subdural hematoma associated with AC were retrospectively enrolled from the Neurosurgery Department of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital from January 2012 to September 2015, with a mean age of 27.5±5.6 years (range, 18-37 years). All patients simply performed a burr hole drainage of hematoma and left the AC intact, then followed up for 12 to 18 months after discharge respectively...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533855/-a-rare-cause-of-spinal-cord-compression-spinal-epidural-arachnoid-cyst-about-3-cases
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Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
Spinal epidural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a benign condition whose pathophysiology is still uncertain. It is most commonly asymptomatic but it can cause severe neurological sequelae especially when treatment is not received in time. We conducted a retrospective study of three patients treated for SEAC conducted in the Neurosurgery Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez. We report the case of two male patients and a woman, with an average age of 35 years (range: 16-56 years), admitted with slow progressive spinal cord compression...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529367/serum-nucb2-nesfatin-1-levels-in-different-stages-of-alcohol-dependence-is-there-a-relationship-with-craving
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Gokhan Umut, Cuneyt Evren, Alparslan Cansiz, Mustafa Akkus, Nesrin Karamustafalioglu
INTRODUCTION: In the literature, the relationship between appetite regulating peptides and alcohol craving is on the debate. AIM: This study aims to investigate serum level of NUCB2/nesfatin-1, which is discovered as appetite-related neuropeptide, in patients with alcohol dependence who were in craving and abstaining phase and to compare with healthy controls. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Research, Treatment, and Training Center for Alcohol and Substance Dependence, (AMATEM) Bakirkoy Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatry Neurology and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, case-control and prospective study design were used...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
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