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134 papers 100 to 500 followers I include various papers from different subspecialty areas that can make life easier on the day to day application of the art of Neurosurgery. Enjoy !
By Andreas Tarnaris Consultant Neurosurgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305127/7-0tesla-mri-tractography-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
#1
Hyeong Cheol Moon, Soon-Tae You, Hyeon Man Baek, Young Jai Jeon, Chan-A Park, Jei Jun Cheong, Youn Joo Lee, Young Seok Park
7.0Tesla(T) high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can supply information on changing microstructures in cranial nerves. We investigated DTI parameters and the feasibility of DTI criteria for diagnosing trigeminal neuralgia (TN). In this study, 14 patients (28 hemispheres) of mean age 49.0years (range, 31-64) with TN underwent DTI using 7.0TMRI. We compared fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), mean diffusivity (MD), and radial diffusivity (RD) of affected-side and unaffected-side trigeminal nerves using DTI...
January 2, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353407/role-of-the-petrous-ridge-and-angulation-of-the-trigeminal-nerve-in-the-pathogenesis-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-with-implications-for-microvascular-decompression
#2
Andrei Brinzeu, Chloé Dumot, Marc Sindou
INTRODUCTION: Vascular compression is the main pathogenetic factor in apparently primary trigeminal neuralgia; however some patients may present with clinically classical neuralgia but no vascular conflict on MRI or even at surgery. Several factors have been cited as alternative or supplementary factors that may cause neuralgia. This work focuses on the shape of the petrous ridge at the point of exit from the cavum trigeminus as well as the angulation of the nerve at this point. METHODS: Patients with trigeminal neuralgia that had performed a complete imagery workup according to our protocol and had microvascular decompression were included as well as ten controls...
January 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377062/adverse-effects-of-anti-epileptics-in-trigeminal-neuralgiform-pain
#3
V Tentolouris-Piperas, G Lee, J Reading, A G O'Keeffe, J M Zakrzewska, R Cregg
BACKGROUND: Side effects of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have not been adequately documented in trigeminal neuralgia and its variants. The aim of this observational cross-sectional study was to compare the A-B Neuropsychological Assessment Schedule (ABNAS), which measures cognitive side effects to the Adverse Events Profile (AEP), which looks at a broader range of side effects, and to investigate drug/dosage relationships with questionnaire scores to help determine a point at which a drug change would be indicated...
January 28, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905370/neuromodulation-and-devices-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#4
Kevin Weber
PREMISE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder that has been studied for decades. Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is either idiopathic or caused by neurovascular compression. The related painful trigeminal neuropathies are often secondary to other causes, such as multiple sclerosis or trauma. PROBLEM: Therapies for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy have often been pharmacologic or surgical. Pharmacologic therapies are not effective in some cases and often cause side effects, some substantial...
November 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356895/management-of-spinal-infection-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
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Sara Lener, Sebastian Hartmann, Giuseppe M V Barbagallo, Francesco Certo, Claudius Thomé, Anja Tschugg
Spinal infection (SI) is defined as an infectious disease affecting the vertebral body, the intervertebral disc, and/or adjacent paraspinal tissue and represents 2-7% of all musculoskeletal infections. There are numerous factors, which may facilitate the development of SI including not only advanced patient age and comorbidities but also spinal surgery. Due to the low specificity of signs, the delay in diagnosis of SI remains an important issue and poor outcome is frequently seen. Diagnosis should always be supported by clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remaining the most reliable method...
January 22, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088962/complications-of-invasive-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-devices-in-neurocritical-care
#6
Samon Tavakoli, Geoffrey Peitz, William Ares, Shaheryar Hafeez, Ramesh Grandhi
Intracranial pressure monitoring devices have become the standard of care for the management of patients with pathologies associated with intracranial hypertension. Given the importance of invasive intracranial monitoring devices in the modern neurointensive care setting, gaining a thorough understanding of the potential complications related to device placement-and misplacement-is crucial. The increased prevalence of intracranial pressure monitoring as a management tool for neurosurgical patients has led to the publication of a plethora of papers regarding their indications and complications...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261148/advances-in-brain-tumor-surgery-for-glioblastoma-in-adults
#7
REVIEW
Montserrat Lara-Velazquez, Rawan Al-Kharboosh, Stephanie Jeanneret, Carla Vazquez-Ramos, Deependra Mahato, Daryoush Tavanaiepour, Gazanfar Rahmathulla, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary intracranial neoplasia, and is characterized by its extremely poor prognosis. Despite maximum surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, the histological heterogeneity of GBM makes total eradication impossible, due to residual cancer cells invading the parenchyma, which is not otherwise seen in radiographic images. Even with gross total resection, the heterogeneity and the dormant nature of brain tumor initiating cells allow for therapeutic evasion, contributing to its recurrence and malignant progression, and severely impacting survival...
December 20, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344069/pituitary-ring-sign-plus-sphenoid-sinus-mucosal-thickening-neuroimaging-signs-of-pituitary-apoplexy
#8
REVIEW
Michael S Vaphiades
Two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs of pituitary apoplexy are the "pituitary ring sign" and "sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening". The occurrence of both these MRI signs together in patients with ischaemic pituitary apoplexy was investigated. A literature review searching the terms "pituitary ring sign" and "sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening" in the context of pituitary apoplexy from 1990 until present was performed. To be included in the study, each case had to have ischaemic pituitary apoplexy defined as acute expansion of a pituitary adenoma or, less commonly, in a non-adenomatous gland, from infarction without haemorrhage or very little haemorrhage and a T1-weighted MRI of the brain with contrast that displayed both "sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening" and a "pituitary ring sign" either on an actual study (the author's cases) or in a figure in an article from the literature that could be reviewed and clearly illustrate these two signs...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192859/chemical-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-neurosurgical-patients-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Nickalus R Khan, Prayash G Patel, John P Sharpe, Siang Liao Lee, Jeffrey Sorenson
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common and potentially life-threatening complication. The risk of serious hemorrhagic complications when starting chemical prophylaxis for VTE prevention is a substantial concern for neurosurgeons. The objective of this study was to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to determine if the rates of VTE and bleeding complications are different in patients undergoing chemoprophylaxis compared with placebo or mechanical prophylaxis alone following cranial or spinal procedures...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243977/factors-predicting-reoperation-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-following-primary-surgical-evacuation
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Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Martina Stippler, Siyu Shi, Nimer Adeeb, Raghav Gupta, Christoph J Griessenauer, Efstathios Papavassiliou, Ekkehard M Kasper, Jeffrey Arle, Ron L Alterman, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
OBJECTIVE Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is commonly encountered in neurosurgical practice. However, surgical evacuation remains complicated by a high rate of reoperation. The optimal surgical approach to reduce the reoperation rate has not been determined. In the current study, the authors evaluated the prognostic value of clinical and radiographic factors to predict reoperation in the context of CSDH. METHODS A retrospective review of 325 CSDH patients admitted to an academic medical center in the United States, between 2006 and 2016, was performed...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271709/outcomes-following-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunting-in-high-grade-glioma-patients
#11
Lorenzo Rinaldo, Desmond Brown, Giuseppe Lanzino, Ian F Parney
OBJECTIVE The clinical course of high-grade central nervous system gliomas is occasionally complicated by hydrocephalus. The risks of shunt placement and clinical outcome following CSF diversion in this population are not well defined. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of patients with pathologically confirmed WHO grade III or IV gliomas with shunt-treated hydrocephalus at their institution. Outcomes of patients in this cohort were compared with those of patients who underwent shunt treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271710/microsurgical-anatomy-of-the-central-core-of-the-brain
#12
Eduardo Carvalhal Ribas, Kaan Yağmurlu, Evandro de Oliveira, Guilherme Carvalhal Ribas, Albert Rhoton
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe in detail the cortical and subcortical anatomy of the central core of the brain, defining its limits, with particular attention to the topography and relationships of the thalamus, basal ganglia, and related white matter pathways and vessels. METHODS The authors studied 19 cerebral hemispheres. The vascular systems of all of the specimens were injected with colored silicone, and the specimens were then frozen for at least 1 month to facilitate identification of individual fiber tracts...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165688/management-of-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-the-literature-and-an-evidence-based-treatment-algorithm
#13
Sravisht Iyer, R John Hurlbert, Todd J Albert
Odontoid fractures are the most common fracture of the axis and the most common cervical spine fracture in patients over 65. Despite their frequency, there is considerable ambiguity regarding optimal management strategies for these fractures in the elderly. Poor bone health and medical comorbidities contribute to increased surgical risk in this population; however, nonoperative management is associated with a risk of nonunion or fibrous union. We provide a review of the existing literature and discuss the classification and evaluation of odontoid fractures...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028758/mr-neurography-of-lumbosacral-plexus-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
#14
Riham Dessouky, Mohammed Khaleel, Dalia N Khalifa, Hazim I Tantawy, Avneesh Chhabra
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical case series. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of MRN of lumbosacral plexus in management of patients with FBSS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is one of the major problems in health care, affecting up to 40% of patients following spine surgery. To date, no imaging modality has been used to effectively classify nerve compression, since nerve injuries are challenging to detect on conventional lumbar spine MRI...
October 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887767/management-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Roland Veltkamp, Jan Purrucker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the current evidence for medical and surgical treatments of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). RECENT FINDINGS: Therapy with hemostatic agents (e.g. factor VIIa and tranexamic acid) if started early after bleeding onset may reduce hematoma expansion, but their clinical effectiveness has not been shown. Rapid anticoagulation reversal with prothrombin concentrates (PCC) plus vitamin K is the first choice in vitamin K antagonist-related ICH...
September 8, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29253265/robotic-stereotaxy-in-cranial-neurosurgery-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#16
Anton Fomenko, Demitre Serletis
BACKGROUND: Modern-day stereotactic techniques have evolved to tackle the neurosurgical challenge of accurately and reproducibly accessing specific brain targets. Neurosurgical advances have been made in synergy with sophisticated technological developments and engineering innovations such as automated robotic platforms. Robotic systems offer a unique combination of dexterity, durability, indefatigability, and precision. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of robotic integration for cranial stereotactic guidance in neurosurgery...
December 14, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171793/preoperative-skin-antisepsis-with-chlorhexidine-gluconate-versus-povidone-iodine-a-prospective-analysis-of-6959-consecutive-spinal-surgery-patients
#17
George M Ghobrial, Michael Y Wang, Barth A Green, Howard B Levene, Glen Manzano, Steven Vanni, Robert M Starke, George Jimsheleishvili, Kenneth M Crandall, Marina Dididze, Allan D Levi
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of 2 common preoperative surgical skin antiseptic agents, ChloraPrep and Betadine, in the reduction of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in spinal surgery procedures. METHODS Two preoperative surgical skin antiseptic agents-ChloraPrep (2% chlorhexidine gluconate and 70% isopropyl alcohol) and Betadine (7.5% povidone-iodine solution)-were prospectively compared across 2 consecutive time periods for all consecutive adult neurosurgical spine patients...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197281/trends-in-peri-operative-performance-status-following-resection-of-high-grade-glioma-and-brain-metastases-the-impact-on-survival
#18
Chirag K Patel, Ravi Vemaraju, James Glasbey, Joanne Shires, Tessa Northmore, Malik Zaben, Caroline Hayhurst
OBJECTIVES: Maximal surgical resection of high grade brain tumours is associated with improved overall survival (OS). It carries the risk of neurological deterioration leading to worsening performance status (PS), which may affect overall survival and preclude patients from adjuvant therapy. We aim to review the changes in performance status of patients undergoing resection of high grade tumours and metastases and the impact of changes on overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study of the perioperative performance status of 75 patients who underwent primary resection of malignant primary brain tumour or solitary metastasis in a single centre...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078128/performance-of-blend-sign-in-predicting-hematoma-expansion-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis
#19
Zhiyuan Yu, Jun Zheng, Rui Guo, Lu Ma, Mou Li, Xiaoze Wang, Sen Lin, Hao Li, Chao You
OBJECTIVES: Hematoma expansion is independently associated with poor outcome in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Blend sign is a simple predictor for hematoma expansion on non-contrast computed tomography. However, its accuracy for predicting hematoma expansion is inconsistent in previous studies. This meta-analysis is aimed to systematically assess the performance of blend sign in predicting hematoma expansion in ICH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096139/feasibility-of-stereotactic-catheter-ventriculocisternostomy-for-cisternal-lavage-therapy-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#20
Peter C Reinacher, Volker A Coenen, Rainer Kraeutle, Christian Scheiwe, Ramazan Jabbarli, Roland Roelz
OBJECTIVE: Delayed cerebral infarction (DCI) confers considerable morbidity and mortality after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Available prevention strategies are insufficient. Cisternal blood clearance by stereotactic catheter ventriculocisternostomy (STX-VCS) and cisternal lavage therapy is a novel concept for DCI prevention. Here, we assess the general feasibility, pitfalls and imaging requirements of STX-VCS after aSAH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 73 aSAH patients admitted between 2008 and 2015 with appropriate imaging for simulation of stereotactic procedures were included...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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