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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935890/-surgical-prevention-of-ischaemic-strokes-by-means-of-an-extraintracranial-microanastomosis-eicma-in-the-carotid-basin
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V V Krylov, V A Luk'yanchikov, A S Tokarev, O Yu Nakhabin, N A Polunina, I V Sen'ko, V A Dalibaldyan, E V Grigor'eva, N E Kudryashova, G K Guseinova, E V Udodov, T A Fedulova
BACKGROUND: Not less than 50% of all ischaemic strokes appear to occur resulting from pathology of extracranial arteries. Occlusions and stenoses are more commonly encountered in carotid arteries, with the incidence of occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) ranging from 5 to 10% within the structure of all lesions of brachiocephalic arteries (BCA). AIM: The study was aimed at assessing the results of a surgical procedure of extra-intracranial microanastomosis (EICMA) performed in patients presenting with occlusive and stenotic lesions of BCA at the Neurosurgical Department...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909194/severity-assessment-and-scoring-for-neurosurgical-models-in-rodents
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Sarah Pinkernell, Katrin Becker, Ute Lindauer
The most important acute neurological diseases seen at neurosurgery departments are traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH). In both diseases the pathophysiological sequela are complex and have not been fully understood up to now, and rodent models using rats and mice are most suitable for the investigation of the pathophysiological details. In both models, surgery is performed under anesthesia, followed by assessment of their functional outcome and behavioral testing before brain tissue analysis after euthanasia...
December 2016: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903199/the-2016-aans-presidential-address-leading-the-way
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H Hunt Batjer, Vin Shen Ban
This AANS presidential address focuses on enduring values of the neurosurgical profession that transcend the current political climate. The address was delivered by Dr. Batjer during a US presidential election year, but the authors have intentionally avoided discussing the current chaos of the American health care system in the knowledge that many pressing issues will change depending on the outcome of the 2016 elections. Instead, they have chosen to focus on clarifying what neurosurgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, in particular, stand for; identifying important challenges to these fundamental principles and values; and proposing specific actions to address these challenges...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901096/image-based-in-vivo-assessment-of-targeting-accuracy-of-stereotactic-brain-surgery-in-experimental-rodent-models
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Janaki Raman Rangarajan, Greetje Vande Velde, Friso van Gent, Philippe De Vloo, Tom Dresselaers, Maarten Depypere, Kris van Kuyck, Bart Nuttin, Uwe Himmelreich, Frederik Maes
Stereotactic neurosurgery is used in pre-clinical research of neurological and psychiatric disorders in experimental rat and mouse models to engraft a needle or electrode at a pre-defined location in the brain. However, inaccurate targeting may confound the results of such experiments. In contrast to the clinical practice, inaccurate targeting in rodents remains usually unnoticed until assessed by ex vivo end-point histology. We here propose a workflow for in vivo assessment of stereotactic targeting accuracy in small animal studies based on multi-modal post-operative imaging...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890766/united-states-medical-licensing-exam-step-1-scores-directly-correlate-with-american-board-of-neurological-surgery-scores-a-single-institution-experience
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Daniel T Nagasawa, Joel S Beckett, Carlito Lagman, Lawrance K Chung, Benjamin Schmidt, Michael Safaee, Marvin Bergsneider, Neil Martin, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Luke Macyszyn, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgery residency is becoming an increasingly competitive match. The process of screening and ultimately ranking applicants is a multifactorial process that lacks uniformity across residency programs. A significant factor that is evaluated is the applicant's performance on the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1. USMLE Step 1 scores are often used to project future success in residency and performance on specialty boards like the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) exam...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876662/-views-on-careers-in-clinical-neurosciences-amongst-neurosurgeons-and-neurologists-in-china
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Rimas V Lukas, Chao Ma, Jingcao Chen, Hongmei Dong, Jinxin Li, Zefen Wang, Ivy Jiang, Kai Fu, Samita Satnarayan, Dara V F Albert, Renslow Sherer
BACKGROUND: China has a large and aging population. The need for physicians with training in clinical neurosciences will grow. Currently there is little known regarding the factors which lead physicians in China to pursue careers in clinical neurosciences. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to garner a clearer understanding of the factors which impact physicians to pursue careers in neurosurgery and neurology in China. METHODS: We surveyed attendees at a national neuroscience conference on the factors which influence their pursuit of careers in clinical neurosciences...
November 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860026/medical-specialists-care-and-hospital-costs-for-low-back-pain-in-the-netherlands
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C J Itz, B L T Ramaekers, M van Kleef, C D Dirksen
BACKGROUND: To examine the organization of medical specialist care and hospital costs for low back pain (LBP) in the Netherlands. METHODS: Aggregated health insurance claims data were provided on all diagnosis treatment combination (DTC) declarations for LBP patients first referred to the hospital in the 2nd half of 2008 and retrieved from Vektis, an organization that collects health insurance claims data. Data were available up to 1 January 2012. The data included patient characteristics, DTC-specific information including: neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, anaesthesiology and radiology...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857752/correction-remodeling-neuroscience-education-in-medical-student-training-how-early-exposure-and-mentorship-are-promoting-student-interest-in-neurology-and-neurosurgery
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[This corrects the article on p. 1064 in vol. 11, PMID: 27630681.].
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856788/incidence-rate-and-patterns-of-physical-restraint-use-among-adult-patients-in-malaysia
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Fatemeh Eskandari, Khatijah Lim Abdullah, Nor Zuraida Zainal, Li Ping Wong
Incidence rate and patterns of physical restraint use were examined based on a cross-sectional study in 22 wards of a large teaching hospital in Malaysia. Results indicated that the highest rate of physical restraint (19.7%) was reported from neurology-neurosurgery wards. "Un-cooperative for electroconvulsive therapy" and "trying to pull out catheters" were the most commonly reported reasons to use restraint in psychiatric and non-psychiatric wards, respectively. There were some relationships between patterns of physical restraint in this study...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856076/hospital-wide-comparison-of-health-care-associated-infection-among-8-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-analysis-for-2010-2015
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DongMei Yue, Caiping Song, Bo Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Jin Chai, Yang Luo, Hao Wu
BACKGROUND: Exploring the distribution of nosocomial pathogens among different categories of intensive care units (ICUs) is critical to improving the management of health care-associated infection (HAI). Despite both single- and multicenter studies, the nature of the variations of HAIs within various ICUs remains inadequately evaluated. METHODS: Data on HAIs at our hospital during the period January 2010-December 2015 were collected from 8 ICUs, namely, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurology, neonatal, hematology, emergency, cardiothoracic surgery, and neurosurgery ICUs, at a tertiary hospital...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830579/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-with-achondroplasia
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Marco Zaffanello, Gaetano Cantalupo, Giorgio Piacentini, Emma Gasperi, Luana Nosetti, Paolo Cavarzere, Diego Alberto Ramaroli, Aliza Mittal, Franco Antoniazzi
BACKGROUND: Children with achondroplasia often have breathing problems, especially during sleep. The most important treatments are adenotonsillectomy (for treating upper obstruction) and/or neurosurgery (for resolving cervicomedullar junction stenosis). DATA SOURCES: We reviewed the scientific literature on polysomnographic investigations which assessed the severity of respiratory disorders during sleep. RESULTS: Recent findings have highlighted the importance of clinical investigations in patients with achondroplasia, differentiating between those that look for neurological patterns and those that look for respiratory problems during sleep...
November 3, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817852/-problematics-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-developing-countries-the-case-of-togo
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K M H Ahanogbe, M Belo, A K Beketi, S Kpelao, K A Doleagbenou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies as well as the results of the treatment of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in Togo, before creating a neurosurgery department. METHODS: We conducted a case series of subarachnoid hemorrhage collected from 30 June 2005 to 30 June 2010 in the Universities Hospital of Lomé. It involved patients older than 15 years of age hospitalized for subarachnoid hemorrhage with clinical and/or radiation confirmation...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812059/detection-of-meningococcal-meningitis-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-neurological-disorders-in-government-hospitals-of-karachi
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Aneela Taj, Nusrat Jamil
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the microbiological yield from the apparently transparent cerebrospinal fluid samples of in-patients with suspected neurological disorders. METHODS: Samples of CSF were collected from Neurology and Neurosurgery Wards of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and the Civil Hospital, Karachi, from December 2007 to March 2012, and comprised cerebrospinal fluid samples collected from neurologically compromised patients through lumbar puncture...
November 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807698/incidence-of-neuroepithelial-primary-brain-tumors-among-adult-population-of-emilia-romagna-region-italy
#14
Elisa Baldin, Stefania Testoni, Silvia de Pasqua, Salvatore Ferro, Fiorenzo Albani, Agostino Baruzzi, Roberto D'Alessandro
Incidence of neuroepithelial Primary Brain Tumors (nPBT) varies, ranging from 7.3 to 11.6 cases/100,000/year across Europe. We present incidence and survival of nPBT in the Emilia-Romagna region (ER), Italy. This study is the largest in Southern Europe. Specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, oncology, radiotherapy, genetics, and pathology of ER notified all suspected nPBT adult cases residing in ER (4,337,966 inhabitants) observed during 2009. Furthermore, through ICD-9 discharge codes, we identified and reviewed all possible cases...
November 2, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792692/-white-matter-hyperintensities-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-late-onset-mania
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Jesús Ramírez-Bermúdez, Roger Carrillo-Mezo, Carmen Atriano, Dora Sánchez, Óscar Marrufo-Meléndez, Cecilia Berlanga, Adilia Guadamuz, Jesús Taboada, Camilo Ríos
Bipolar disorder is characterized by affective episodes in the mania-depression spectrum. Ninety per cent of the cases have an onset before age 50. In the patients with late onset mania, white matter hyperintensities (WMH) may be seen in the MRI FLAIR sequence, although these are of uncertain significance. A case-control study was done, including patients with late onset mania attended at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as healthy controls which were paired by age, sex, and academic level...
September 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791707/intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pediatric-neurosurgery-safety-and-utility
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Mario Giordano, Amir Samii, Anna C Lawson McLean, Helmut Bertalanffy, Rudolf Fahlbusch, Madjid Samii, Concezio Di Rocco
OBJECTIVE The use of high-field intraoperative MRI has been largely studied for the treatment of intracranial tumors in adult patients. In this study, the authors investigated the safety, advantages, and limitations of high-field iMRI for cranial neurosurgical procedures in pediatric patients, with particular attention to craniopharyngiomas and gliomas. METHODS The authors performed 82 surgical procedures in patients under 16 years of age (range 0.8-15 years) over an 8-year period (2007-2014) using iMRI. The population was divided into 3 groups based on the condition treated: sellar region tumors (Group 1), gliomas (Group 2), and other pathological entities (Group 3)...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790509/outcome-analysis-in-cases-of-spinal-conus-cauda-ependymoma
#17
Srikant Balasubramaniam, Devendra K Tyagi, Ketan I Desai, Mohnish P Dighe
INTRODUCTION: One half of all central nervous system ependymomas, arise within the spinal canal and about 40% of these arise from filum terminale. The myxopapillary variant of spinal ependymoma almost exclusively occurs in the lumbosacral region and they are histologically designated as Grade I. Long term control is best achieved by gross total removal at the initial operation. There is as yet no consensus on the management of incompletely excised tumour. Opinions regarding radiotherapy are controversial and the indications are empirical...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767396/a-systematic-review-of-30-day-readmission-after-cranial-neurosurgery
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Michael D Cusimano, Iryna Pshonyak, Michael Y Lee, Gabriela Ilie
OBJECTIVE The 30-day readmission rate has emerged as an important marker of the quality of in-hospital care in several fields of medicine. This review aims to summarize available research reporting readmission rates after cranial procedures and to establish an association with demographic, clinical, and system-related factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS The authors conducted a systematic review of several databases; a manual search of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Acta Neurochirurgica, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; and the cited references of the selected articles...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759681/beyond-the-cyst-the-many-contributions-of-isadore-tarlov-1905-1977-to-contemporary-neurosurgical-practice
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Anand Kaul, Sunil Manjila, Jonathan P Miller
: Isadore Max Tarlov (1905-1977) is primarily remembered for his 1938 description of the eponymous perineural "Tarlov cyst." However, during his long career as a neurosurgeon and researcher, he was responsible for many other observations and inventions that influenced the development of neurosurgery in the 20th century. While studying at Johns Hopkins Medical School he was acquainted with Walter Dandy, and he became the first resident to study under Wilder Penfield at the newly formed Montreal Neurological Institute...
November 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743745/use-of-transcranial-doppler-for-management-of-central-nervous-system-infections-in-critically-ill-children
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Laurence Ducharme-Crevier, Michele G Mills, Priya M Mehta, Craig M Smith, Mark S Wainwright
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to characterize changes in cerebral blood flow measured using transcranial Doppler in children with central nervous system infections. We hypothesized that children with central nervous system infections have abnormal cerebral blood flow, associated with a greater frequency of complications and poor neurological outcome. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, retrospective study of children admitted to the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit with central nervous system infection and undergoing transcranial Doppler as part of routine care between March 2011 and July 2015...
December 2016: Pediatric Neurology
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