Neurosurgery

Force Analysis May Aid in Determining Neurosurgeon Skill Level

Force Analysis May Aid in Determining Neurosurgeon Skill Level

Surgeon skill level may be differentiated by force-sensing bipolar forceps and force analysis.

Tinnitus Associated With Medial Temporal Lobe Surgery

Tinnitus Associated With Medial Temporal Lobe Surgery

There is an increased prevalence of tinnitus in patients undergoing medial temporal lobe surgery.

Number of Female Neurosurgeons On the Rise

Number of Female Neurosurgeons On the Rise

The number of female neurosurgeons in academic leadership positions remains low.

Spine Surgery, Rehabilitation Registry Created to Track Outcomes

Spine Surgery, Rehabilitation Registry Created to Track Outcomes

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The AAPM&R and the AANS are coming together to track outcomes.

FDA Warns of Skull Clamp Slippage

FDA Warns of Skull Clamp Slippage

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Health care providers are encouraged to inspect the devices before and after use.

Brain Cooling Technique Helps Protect, Identify Speech Regions During Surgery

Brain Cooling Technique Helps Protect, Identify Speech Regions During Surgery

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Focal cooling is a vast improvement over older brain-mapping techniques, which risked triggering epileptic seizures during surgery.

Frailty Increases Mortality Risk After Surgery in Older Adults

Frailty Increases Mortality Risk After Surgery in Older Adults

The risk for death 1 year after major surgery is significantly higher for frail patients.

Anesthesia After Age 40 Not Associated With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Anesthesia After Age 40 Not Associated With Mild Cognitive Impairment

For adults, mild cognitive issues that may develop over time are unrelated to anesthesia, researchers say.

Bioresorbable Implant May Monitor Brain During Surgery

Bioresorbable Implant May Monitor Brain During Surgery

The device is designed to measure pressure and temperature during and after surgery, and then dissolve. Human trials are still at least 3 to 4 years away, however.

Loss of Consciousness During Hemorrhage a Marker of Early Brain Injury

Loss of Consciousness During Hemorrhage a Marker of Early Brain Injury

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Loss of consciousness during subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in death and poor functional outcome at 1 year.

Extensive Resection Increases Seizure Freedom in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Extensive Resection Increases Seizure Freedom in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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Resecting more than just the tuber may help prolong seizure freedom in patients with TSC.

Brain and Spine Findings Require More Pediatrician Awareness

Brain and Spine Findings Require More Pediatrician Awareness

Great awareness among pediatricians will allow them to better counsel concerned parents and make referrals to subspecialists.

Hospitals Unprepared for Surge in Subdural Hemorrhages

Hospitals Unprepared for Surge in Subdural Hemorrhages

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By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage rates will increase drastically, and hospitals may be unprepared.

Patient, Institutional Factors Influence Central Cord Syndrome Management, Mortality

Patient, Institutional Factors Influence Central Cord Syndrome Management, Mortality

Patient, surgical, and institutional factors influence surgical management and mortality in central cord syndrome.

Cognitive Issues Often Mild in Single-Suture Craniosynostosis

Cognitive Issues Often Mild in Single-Suture Craniosynostosis

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Although children with the disorder scored lower overall on academic assessments, cognitive impairments are often mild.

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