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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718255/dural-tears-in-patients-with-depressed-skull-fractures
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Gul Muhammad, Ahsan Aurangzeb, Shahbaz Ali Khan, Iqbal Hussain, Sudhair Alam, Ehtisham Ahmed Khan Afridi, Baynazir Khan, Sajid Nazir Bhatti
BACKGROUND: The presence of skull fracture in patients sustaining traumatic brain injury is an important risk factor for intracranial lesions. Assessment of integrity of dura in depressed skull fracture is of paramount importance because if dura is torn, lacerated brain matter may be present in the wound which needs proper debridement followed by water tight dural closure to prevent meningitis, cerebral abscess, and pseudomeningocoele formation. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of dural tear in patients with depressed skull fractures...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707992/transitional-care-services-a-quality-and-safety-process-improvement-program-in-neurosurgery
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Faith C Robertson, Jessica L Logsdon, Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Sandra C Yan, Siobhan M Raftery, Timothy R Smith, William B Gormley
OBJECTIVE Readmissions increasingly serve as a metric of hospital performance, inviting quality improvement initiatives in both medicine and surgery. However, few readmission reduction programs have targeted surgical patient populations. The objective of this study was to establish a transitional care program (TCP) with the goal of decreasing length of stay (LOS), improving discharge efficiency, and reducing readmissions of neurosurgical patients by optimizing patient education and postdischarge surveillance...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707859/independent-predictors-for-functional-outcome-after-drainage-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-identified-using-a-logistic-regression-model
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Sotirios Katsigiannis, Christina Hamisch, Boris Krischek, Marco Timmer, Anastasios Mpotsaris, Roland Goldbrunner, Pantelis Stavrinou
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common indication for undergoing neurosurgery, but the outcome may remain limited despite timely surgical treatment. The factors potentially associated with the functional outcome have not been sufficiently investigated. We set out to identify independent predictors associated with the functional outcome after surgical treatment of CSDH, avoiding arbitrary classifications and thresholds or subjective imaging assessment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 197 consecutive surgical cases of CSDH...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701496/the-spectrum-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrew R Mayer, Davin K Quinn, Christina L Master
OBJECTIVE: This review provides an in-depth overview of diagnostic schema and risk factors influencing recovery during the acute, subacute (operationally defined as up to 3 months postinjury), and chronic injury phases across the full spectrum of individuals (e.g., athletes to neurosurgery patients) with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Particular emphasis is placed on the complex differential diagnoses for patients with prolonged postconcussive symptoms. METHODS: Select literature review and synthesis...
July 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695972/the-incidence-of-postoperative-pneumonia-in-various-surgical-subspecialties-a-dual-database-analysis
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Morad Chughtai, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Gannon L Curtis, Pedro A Torres, Rafay Khan, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is the third most common postoperative complication. However, its epidemiology varies widely and is often difficult to assess. For a better understanding, we utilized two national databases to determine the incidence of postoperative pneumonia after various surgical procedures. Specifically, we used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to determine the incidence and yearly trends of postoperative pneumonia following orthopaedic, urologic, otorhinolaryngologic, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, and general surgeries...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695480/finger-attachment-device-for-the-feedback-of-gripping-and-pulling-force-in-a-manipulating-system-for-brain-tumor-resection
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Hiroyuki Chinbe, Takeshi Yoneyama, Tetsuyou Watanabe, Katsuyoshi Miyashita, Mitsutoshi Nakada
PURPOSE: Development and evaluation of an effective attachment device for a bilateral brain tumor resection robotic surgery system based on the sensory performance of the human index finger in order to precisely detect gripping- and pulling-force feedback. METHODS: First, a basic test was conducted to investigate the performance of the human index finger in the gripping- and pulling-force feedback system. Based on the test result, a new finger-attachment device was designed and constructed...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694597/management-of-cervical-monoradiculopathy-due-to-prolapsed-intervertebral-disc-an-institutional-experience
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Amresh S Bhaganagare, S A Nagesh, B G Shrihari, Vikas Naik, M N Nagarjun, Balaji S Pai
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy is the common clinical entity, often caused by "wear and tear" changes that occur in the spine. In the younger population, cervical radiculopathy is a result of a disc herniation or an acute injury causing foraminal impingement of an exiting nerve, whereas in the older individuals, it is due to foraminal narrowing from osteophyte formation, decreased disc height, and degenerative changes of the uncovertebral joints anteriorly and of the facet joints posteriorly...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687445/factors-affecting-the-survival-following-surgical-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-haematoma-single-institutional-experience
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REVIEW
Rahim Hussain, Mohammed Afzal, Shabin Joshi, Ronan Dardis, Shahid Siddique, Radu Beltechi, Amit Amit, Hussein El-Maghraby, Amar Saxena, Amjad Shad
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is one of the most commonly treated condition in neurosurgery. It affects elderly populations who often have significant medical co-morbidities resulting in poor prognosis. The study aimed at identifying clinical factors influencing the survival following surgical management of CSDH. METHODS: Retrospective study included 267 cases that underwent surgery for CSDH and followed over 5-year period (2010-2015); data retrieved with reference to operation details, radiology reports and discharge...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684152/access-disparities-to-magnet-hospitals-for-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-operations
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REVIEW
Symeon Missios, Kimon Bekelis
BACKGROUND: Centers of excellence focusing on quality improvement have demonstrated superior outcomes for a variety of surgical interventions. We investigated the presence of access disparities to hospitals recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for patients undergoing neurosurgical operations. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of all neurosurgery patients who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009 to 2013...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681208/surgical-considerations-in-the-optimal-management-of-patients-with-malignant-brain-tumors
#10
REVIEW
Jaclyn J Renfrow, Roy E Strowd, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Carol P Geer, Glenn J Lesser
Advances in technology are revolutionizing medicine and the limits of what we can offer to our patients. In neurosurgery, technology continues to reduce morbidity, increase surgical accuracy, facilitate tissue acquisition, and promote novel techniques for prolonging survival in patients with neuro-oncologic disease. Surgery has been the backbone of glioma diagnosis and treatment by providing adequate, high quality material for precise histologic diagnosis, and genomic characterization in the setting of significant intratumoral heterogeneity, thus allowing personalized treatment selection in the clinic...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673889/presurgical-planning-for-supratentorial-lesions-with-free-slicer-software-and-sina-app
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Ji-Gang Chen, Kai-Wei Han, Dan-Feng Zhang, Zhen-Xing Li, Yi-Ming Li, Li-Jun Hou
BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation system is widely used in the localization of intracranial lesions with satisfactory accuracy. However, it's expensive and difficult to learn. Therefore, simple and practical augmented reality (AR) system using mobile devices might be an alternative technique. OBJECTIVE: We aim to introduce a mobile AR system for the localization of supratentorial lesions. Its practicability and accuracy were examined by clinical application in patients and comparison with standard neuronavigation system...
June 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671080/targeted-surveillance-and-infection-related-risk-factors-of-nosocomial-infection-in-patients-after-neurosurgical-operation
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Lixi Jiang, Linping Guo, Rentao Li, Suzhen Wang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors of nosocomial infection in patients after neurosurgical operations, so as to provide reasonable, effective preventative measures in the future. A total of 1,600 patients with brain tumors, hydrocephalus, craniocerebral trauma and vascular disease treated in the neurosurgery room were chosen for targeted surveillance; and through analysis on the clinical data of patients, the incidence of nosocomial infection, the site of infection and the distribution of pathogens, we investigated the infection-related risk factors...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666846/-3d-printing-in-neurosurgery-a-specific-model-for-patients-with-craniosynostosis
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Borja Jiménez Ormabera, Ricardo Díez Valle, Javier Zaratiegui Fernández, Marcos Llorente Ortega, Xabier Unamuno Iñurritegui, Sonia Tejada Solís
INTRODUCTION: Craniosynostosis is a rare condition and requires a personalised surgical approach, which is why we consider the use of 3D printed models beneficial in the surgical planning of this procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic skull models were designed and printed from CT images of patients between 3 and 6 months of age with craniosynostosis of different sutures. The models were used to simulate surgical procedures. RESULTS: Four models of four patients with craniosynostosis were produced: two with closure of the metopic suture and two with sagittal suture closure...
June 27, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660171/the-feasibility-and-safety-of-surgery-in-patients-receiving-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-retrospective-study
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Alexandra W Elias, Pashtoon M Kasi, John A Stauffer, David D Thiel, Dorin T Colibaseanu, Kabir Mody, Richard W Joseph, Sanjay P Bagaria
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are revolutionizing care for cancer patients. The list of malignancies for which the Food and Drug Administration is granting approval is rapidly increasing. Furthermore, there is a concomitant increase in clinical trials incorporating ICI. However, the safety of ICI in patients undergoing surgery remains unclear. Herein, we assessed the safety of ICI in the perioperative setting at a single center. We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent planned surgery while receiving ICI in the perioperative setting from 2012 to 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656505/videoexoscopic-real-time-intraoperative-navigation-for-spinal-neurosurgery-a-novel-co-adaptation-of-two-existing-technology-platforms-technical-note
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Meng Huang, Sean Michael Barber, William James Steele, Zain Boghani, Viren Rajendrakumar Desai, Gavin Wayne Britz, George Alexander West, Todd Wilson Trask, Paul Joseph Holman
Image-guided approaches to spinal instrumentation and interbody fusion have been widely popularized in the last decade [1-5]. Navigated pedicle screws are significantly less likely to breach [2, 3, 5, 6]. Navigation otherwise remains a point reference tool because the projection is off-axis to the surgeon's inline loupe or microscope view. The Synaptive robotic brightmatter drive videoexoscope monitor system represents a new paradigm for off-axis high-definition (HD) surgical visualization. It has many advantages over the traditional microscope and loupes, which have already been demonstrated in a cadaveric study [7]...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653513/-barriers-related-to-the-use-of-self-catheterization-preliminary-survey-of-perception-and-implications
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T Debugne, S Foucret, F Moissenet
INTRODUCTION: the use of clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) has been widely advocated after spinal cord injury. Nevertheless, implementing this technique remains problematic in practice; reasons for this reluctance range from lack of experience to availability of material. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 1. To identify a list of barriers related to the use of intermittent catheterization ; 2. To identify specific assessment tools in relation with these barriers ; 3...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650359/outcomes-of-concurrent-operations-results-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program
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Jason B Liu, Julia R Berian, Kristen A Ban, Yaoming Liu, Mark E Cohen, Peter Angelos, Jeffrey B Matthews, David B Hoyt, Bruce L Hall, Clifford Y Ko
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether concurrently performed operations are associated with an increased risk for adverse events. BACKGROUND: Concurrent operations occur when a surgeon is simultaneously responsible for critical portions of 2 or more operations. How this practice affects patient outcomes is unknown. METHODS: Using American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data from 2014 to 2015, operations were considered concurrent if they overlapped by ≥60 minutes or in their entirety...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648003/-curative-effect-analysis-of-15-cases-of-cervical-intra-and-extra-spinal-tumors-by-microsurgical-resection
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Y Han, X L Zheng, L Li, Z Q Jiang, F Y Lou, S J Zhang
Objective: To explore the curative effect of microsurgical treatment of cervical intra- and extra-spinal tumors. Methods: The clinical data of 15 patients with cervical intra-and extra-spinal tumors in Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College from January 2013 to February 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. According to Shaw's tumor stage: 6 cases in stage Ⅰ, 5 cases in stage Ⅱ, 3 cases in stage Ⅲ, and 1 case in stage Ⅳ. About the surgical methods: 9 cases were treated via posterior median semi-laminectomy approach, of which were internal fixation in 2 cases, and via posterior median approach spinous process and vertebral plate complex orthotopic replantation to spinal canal plasty in 3 cases, other 3 cases were operated via anterior cervical approach, including internal fixation in 1 case...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645605/emergency-reoperations-in-cranial-neurosurgery
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Borys M Kwinta, Roger M Krzyżewski, Kornelia M Kliś, Paulina Donicz, Małgorzata Gackowska, Jarosław Polak, Krzysztof Stachura, Marek Moskała
BACKGROUND: Complications after neurosurgical procedures which lead to reoperation are associated with poor outcome and economic costs. Therefore the aim of our study was to establish predictors of reoperation due to complications after cranial neurosurgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 875 patients who underwent a cranial neurosurgical procedure. We used univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis to determine the possible predictors of reoperation...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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
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