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What Isn't a Case-Control Study?

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Background: Confusion exists among neurosurgeons when choosing and implementing an appropriate study design and statistical methods when conducting research. We noticed particular difficulty with mislabeled and inappropriate case-control studies in the neurosurgical literature.

Objective: To quantify and to rigorously review this issue for appropriateness in publication and to establish quality of the manuscripts using a rigorous technique. Read More

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December 2018

Post-treatment Antiplatelet Therapy Reduces Risk for Delayed Cerebral Ischemia due to Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Background: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) has a strong impact on outcome of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Positive effect of antiplatelet therapy on DCI rates has been supposed upon smaller SAH series.

Objective: To analyze the benefit/risk profile of antiplatelet use in SAH patients. Read More

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December 2018

Letter: Should Mindfulness be Incorporated as a Mandatory Component of Neurosurgical Training?

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences Western General Hospital Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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December 2018

Predictive Value of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings for Survival and Local Recurrence in Patients Undergoing En Bloc Resection of Sacral Chordomas.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Few studies have assessed the prognostic importance of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan findings in patients undergoing en bloc resection of sacral chordomas.

Objective: To (1) report in-depth imaging characteristics of sacral chordomas, (2) describe the patterns of local and distant recurrence, and (3) determine imaging predictors of overall survival (OS) and local recurrence (LR).

Methods: This retrospective case series was obtained from a prospectively maintained spine database from 1995 to 2016. Read More

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December 2018

Obese Patients Benefit, but do not Fare as Well as Nonobese Patients, Following Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery: An Analysis of the Quality Outcomes Database.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California.

Background: Given recent differing findings following 2 randomized clinical trials on degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) surgery, there is a need to better define how subsets of patients fare following surgery.

Objective: To investigate the impact of obesity on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following DLS surgery.

Methods: A total of 12 high-enrolling sites were queried, and we found 797 patients undergoing surgery for grade 1 DLS. Read More

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December 2018
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Commentary: A Clinical Rule for Preoperative Prediction of BRAF Mutation Status in Craniopharyngioma.

Authors:
Daniel W Fults

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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December 2018

Commentary: Effect of Spinal Cord Stimulation on Early Disability Pension in 198 Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Patients: Case-Control Study.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Roma, Rome, Italy.

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December 2018

Inhibition of Manual Movements at Speech Arrest Sites in the Posterior Inferior Frontal Lobe.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background: Intraoperative stimulation of the posterior inferior frontal lobe (IFL) induces speech arrest, which is often interpreted as demonstration of essential language function. However, prior reports have described "negative motor areas" in the IFL, sites where stimulation halts ongoing limb motor activity.

Objective: To investigate the spatial and functional relationship between IFL speech arrest areas and negative motor areas (NMAs). Read More

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December 2018

Comparison of PED and FRED Flow Diverters for Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.

Background: Flow diversion has become an accepted endovascular treatment modality for intracranial aneurysms. Studies comparing different types of flow diverters are currently lacking.

Objective: To perform a propensity score-matched cohort study comparing the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) and Flow Redirection Endoluminal Device (FRED; MicroVention, Aliso Viejo, California). Read More

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December 2018
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Commentary: Factors Affecting Prognosis of 70 Patients With Osteoblastoma in the Mobile Spine: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study of a Large Case Series in a Single Center.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

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December 2018

Letter: Steroid Use Associated With Increased Odds of 30-Day Mortality in Surgical Patients With Metastatic Spinal Tumors in the Setting of Disseminated Disease.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Spine Research Group Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York.

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December 2018

What is a Case-Control Study?

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Case-control (case-control, case-controlled) studies are beginning to appear more frequently in the neurosurgical literature. They can be more robust, if well designed, than the typical case series or even cohort study to determine or refine treatment algorithms. The purpose of this review is to define and explore the differences between case-control studies and other so-called nonexperimental, quasiexperimental, or observational studies in determining preferred treatments for neurosurgical patients. Read More

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December 2018

Growth of Lumbosacral Perineural (Tarlov) Cysts: A Natural History Analysis.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Tarlov cysts (TC) are commonly found spinal perineural cysts. Symptomatic TCs are rare, however, and there is no consensus on their pathogenesis and optimal management.

Objective: To characterize cyst growth in patients with symptomatic TCs. Read More

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December 2018

Commentary: Chlorhexidine Showers are Associated With a Reduction in Surgical Site Infection Following Spine Surgery: An Analysis of 4266 Consecutive Surgeries.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

The Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

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December 2018

The Role of Standard and Advanced Imaging for the Management of Brain Malignancies From a Radiation Oncology Standpoint.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Radiation therapy (RT) plays a critical role in the overall management of many central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Advances in RT treatment planning, with techniques such as intensity modulated radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery, now allow the delivery of highly conformal dose with great precision. These techniques rely on high-resolution 3-dimensional anatomical imaging modalities such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to accurately and reliably define CNS targets and normal tissue avoidance structures. Read More

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December 2018

Vidian Neurectomy for Management of Chronic Cluster Headache.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Background: Management of chronic cluster headache (CCH) remains a challenging endeavor, and the optimal surgical approach for medically refractory CCH remains controversial.

Objective: To conduct a preliminary evaluation of the efficacy and safety of vidian neurectomy (VN) in patients with medically refractory CCH.

Methods: Between March 2013 and December 2015, 9 CCH patients, all of whom had failed to respond to conservative therapy, underwent VN with a precise nerve cut and maximal preservation of the sphenopalatine ganglion. Read More

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December 2018

Commentary: Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization for Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Series of 60 Cases.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Radiology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.

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December 2018

Erratum to: Cost-Effectiveness in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery.

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Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

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November 2018

Ultra-Early (<12 Hours) Surgery Correlates With Higher Rate of American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale Conversion After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background: Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition with very few treatment options. It remains unclear if early surgery correlated with conversion of American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) grade A injuries to higher grades.

Objective: To determine the optimal time to surgery after cervical SCI through retrospective analysis. Read More

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November 2018
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Factors Affecting Prognosis of Patients With Osteoblastoma of the Mobile Spine: A Long-Term Follow-up Study of 70 Patients in a Single Center.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Orthopedic Oncology, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Osteoblastoma (OBL) in the mobile spine is a benign tumor with aggressive potential. There is not much published information on OBL of the mobile spine as a result of rarity of the disease. There are controversies over the aggressive subtype and prognostic factors of the condition. Read More

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November 2018
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Commentary: Development of Machine Learning Algorithms for Prediction of 30-Day Mortality After Surgery for Spinal Metastasis.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

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November 2018
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A Clinical Rule for Preoperative Prediction of BRAF Mutation Status in Craniopharyngiomas.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Divisions of Neuro-Oncology and Hematology/Oncology, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Papillary craniopharyngiomas are characterized by BRAFV600E mutations. Targeted therapy can elicit a dramatic radiographic regression of these tumors. Therefore, prediction of BRAF mutation status before definitive surgery could enable neoadjuvant treatment strategies. Read More

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November 2018
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Clinical and Radiological Follow-up of Intraneural Perineuriomas.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Background: Management of intraneural perineuriomas remains controversial, largely due to the lack of knowledge regarding the natural history of these lesions.

Objective: To describe the typical radiological growth pattern of intraneural perineuriomas and to determine how the pattern of growth relates to clinical progression.

Methods: We performed a retrospective review of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies and serial clinical examinations of a cohort of patients with biopsy-proven intraneural perineuriomas who had 2 MRI studies at least 2 yr apart. Read More

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November 2018

Commentary: Multicenter Study of Pipeline Flex for Intracranial Aneurysms.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Neurological surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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November 2018

Upfront Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Stereotactic Laser-Ablation in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma: A Multicenter Review of Survival Outcomes Compared to a Matched Cohort of Biopsy-Only Patients.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Background: Laser ablation (LA) is used as an upfront treatment in patients with deep seated newly diagnosed Glioblastoma (nGBM).

Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of LA in patients with nGBM and compare them with a matched biopsy-only cohort.

Methods: Twenty-four nGBM patients underwent upfront LA at Cleveland clinic, Washington University in St. Read More

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November 2018
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Commentary: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transitional Care in Neurosurgery.

Authors:
Simon Dagenais

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Spine Research LLC, Winchester, Massachusetts.

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November 2018
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Systemic Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Antimicrobial-Coated External Ventricular Drain Catheters for Preventing Ventriculostomy-Related Infections: A Meta-Analysis of 5242 Cases.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Background: External ventricular drain (EVD) placement is essential for the management of many neurocritical care patients. However, ventriculostomy-related infection (VRI) is a serious complication, and there remains no well-established protocol guiding use of perioperative or extended antibiotic prophylaxis to minimize risk of VRI.

Objective: To analyze published evidence on the efficacy of extended prophylactic antimicrobial therapy and antibiotic-coated external ventricular drains (ac-EVDs) in reducing VRI incidence. Read More

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November 2018
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An International Radiosurgery Research Foundation Multicenter Retrospective Study of Gamma Ventral Capsulotomy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Background: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) across its full spectrum of severity is a psychiatric illness affecting ∼2% to 3% of the general population and results in significant functional impairment. There are few large patient series regarding Gamma ventral capsulotomy (GVC).

Objective: To evaluate clinical outcomes of severe medically refractory OCD treated with GVC. Read More

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November 2018
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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Return to Hospital System in the First Year Post Injury.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

Background: Abusive head trauma (AHT) may result in costly, long-term sequelae.

Objective: To describe the burden of AHT on the hospital system within the first year of injury.

Methods: Single institution retrospective evaluation of AHT cases from January 2009 to August 2016. Read More

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November 2018
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Commentary: Ernest Codman and the Impact of Quality Improvement in Neurosurgery: A Century Since the Idea of the "End Result".

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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November 2018

Atorvastatin Treatment of Cavernous Angiomas with Symptomatic Hemorrhage Exploratory Proof of Concept (AT CASH EPOC) Trial.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Neurovascular Surgery Program, Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: More than a million Americans harbor a cerebral cavernous angioma (CA), and those who suffer a prior symptomatic hemorrhage have an exceptionally high rebleeding risk. Preclinical studies show that atorvastatin blunts CA lesion development and hemorrhage through inhibiting RhoA kinase (ROCK), suggesting it may confer a therapeutic benefit.

Objective: To evaluate whether atorvastatin produces a difference compared to placebo in lesional iron deposition as assessed by quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) on magnetic resonance imaging in CAs that have demonstrated a symptomatic hemorrhage in the prior year. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of Spinal Cord Stimulation on Early Disability Pension in 198 Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Patients: Case-Control Study.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH), and Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

Background: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has proven to be a cost-effective treatment for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). However, the effect on patients' working capability remains unclear.

Objective: To evaluate the impact of SCS on working capability and to identify the factors behind permanent disability in FBSS patients. Read More

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November 2018

Twenty-Five Years of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective, Single-Center Analysis.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Brain Physics Laboratory, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Background: Intracranial pressure (ICP) is a clinically important variable after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and has been monitored, along with clinical outcome, for over 25 yr in Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom. This time period has also seen changes in management strategies with the implementation of protocolled specialist neurocritical care, expansion of neuromonitoring techniques, and adjustments of clinical treatment targets.

Objective: To describe the changes in intracranial monitoring variables over the past 25 yr. Read More

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November 2018
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A Large Database Analysis of Rates of Aneurysm Screening, Elective Treatment, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Patients With Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Background: Professional societies provide conflicting guidelines on aneurysm screening in patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), and the rate of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is poorly understood.

Objective: To evaluate screening, elective treatment, and the rate of SAH in patients with known PKD.

Methods: We examined longitudinally linked claims data from a large private insurer, identifying screening, elective treatment, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and secured aneurysmal SAH (saSAH) in 2004 to 2014 amongst patients with known PKD. Read More

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November 2018
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The Prognostic Significance of a Cast Fourth Ventricle in Ruptured Aneurysm Patients With Intraventricular Hemorrhage in the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT).

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Background: Ruptured aneurysms causing intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) are associated with high morbidity. The presence of blood that completely fills the fourth ventricle (cast fourth ventricle, CFV) is thought to be particularly ominous, but studies documenting the outcome of such cases are lacking.

Objective: To investigate the outcomes of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and CFV. Read More

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November 2018
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Probabilistic Tractography to Predict the Position of Cranial Nerves Displaced by Skull Base Tumors: Value for Surgical Strategy Through a Case Series of 62 Patients.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

CREATIS Laboratory CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1206, INSA-Lyon, University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France.

Background: Predicting the displacement of cranial nerves by tumors could make surgery safer and the outcome better. Recent advances in imaging and processing have overcome some of the limits associated with cranial nerve tractography, such as spatial resolution and fiber crossing. Among others, probabilistic algorithms yield to a more accurate depiction of cranial nerve trajectories. Read More

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November 2018
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Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Seeded High-Density Collagen Gel for Annular Repair: 6-Week Results From In Vivo Sheep Models.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York.

Background: Our group has previously demonstrated in vivo annulus fibrosus repair in animal models using an acellular, riboflavin crosslinked, high-density collagen (HDC) gel.

Objective: To assess if seeding allogenic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into this gel yields improved histological and radiographic benefits in an in vivo sheep model of annular injury.

Methods: Fifteen lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) were randomized into 4 groups: intact, injury only, injury + acellular gel treatment, or injury + MSC-seeded gel treatment. Read More

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November 2018
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Commentary: Extent of Resection and Residual Tumor Thresholds for Postoperative Total Seizure Freedom in Epileptic Adult Patients Harboring a Supratentorial Diffuse Low-Grade Glioma.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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November 2018

The Promise of Proton Therapy for Central Nervous System Malignancies.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Radiation therapy plays a significant role in management of benign and malignant diseases of the central nervous system. Patients may be at risk of acute and late toxicity from radiation therapy due to dose deposition in critical normal structures. In contrast to conventional photon delivery techniques, proton therapy is characterized by Bragg peak dose deposition which results in decreased exit dose beyond the target and greater sparing of normal structure which may reduce the rate of late toxicities from treatment. Read More

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November 2018
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Development of Machine Learning Algorithms for Prediction of 30-Day Mortality After Surgery for Spinal Metastasis.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Preoperative prognostication of short-term postoperative mortality in patients with spinal metastatic disease can improve shared decision making around end-of-life care.

Objective: To (1) develop machine learning algorithms for prediction of short-term mortality and (2) deploy these models in an open access web application.

Methods: The American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was used to identify patients that underwent operative intervention for metastatic disease. Read More

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November 2018

Commentary: The Promise of Proton Therapy for Central Nervous System Malignancies.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

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November 2018

Presence of Histopathological Treatment Effects at Resection of Recurrent Glioblastoma: Incidence and Effect on Outcome.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background: Resection may be appropriate for select patients with recurrent glioblastoma. The incidence of histopathological findings related to prior treatment and their prognostic implications are incompletely characterized.

Objective: To quantify the incidence and survival outcomes associated with treatment effect at resection of recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). Read More

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November 2018
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Letter: Guidelines for the Use of Electrophysiological Monitoring for Surgery of the Human Spinal Column and Spinal Cord.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Neurosurgery Humanitas University and Research Institute Milan, Italy.

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November 2018

Long-Term Update of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Benign Spinal Tumors.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, California.

Background: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for benign intracranial tumors is an established standard of care. The widespread implementation of SRS for benign spinal tumors has been limited by lack of long-term data.

Objective: To update our institutional experience of safety and efficacy outcomes after SRS for benign spinal tumors. Read More

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November 2018
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In Reply: Guidelines for the Use of Electrophysiological Monitoring for Surgery of the Human Spinal Column and Spinal Cord.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Neurosurgery University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama.

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November 2018

Outcomes of Retreatment for Intracranial Aneurysms - A Meta-Analysis.

Neurosurgery 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Haaglanden Medical Center, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Background: Long-term results from the International Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Trial (ISAT) and Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT) indicate considerably higher retreatment rates for aneurysms treated with coiling compared to clipping, but do not report the outcome of retreatment.

Objective: To evaluate retreatment related outcomes.

Methods: A meta-analysis in accordance with PRISMA guidelines was conducted using Medline search engines PubMed and EMBASE to identify articles describing outcomes after retreatment for intracranial aneurysms. Read More

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November 2018
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