Auto-craniotomy with leaves implantation on the surface of the brain following a road traffic accident - Neupane R, Yadav DK, Raut S, Kafle P.
The development of modern vehicles that are not compatible with the roads, the rising burden of vehicles on narrow roads, and the recklessness of the vehicle's driver and pedestrians have resulted in an increase in uncommon and severe forms of head injury.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Research Focuses on Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis
Distant metastasis is common with malignant pleural mesothelioma – more than 60% of patients experience it – but rarely is it found around the brain. A new study by a team of radiation oncologists in Great Britain, however, suggests that physicians should increase their focus on potential cerebral metastasis in mesothelioma patients. “Patients will continue to live longer as a consequence of newer, more advanced treatments,” the study authors wrote. “It is critical now to recognize mesothelioma’s metastatic potential, particularly cerebral metastasis, which was previously only an autopsy finding.” T...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 3, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Pleural Source Type: news

The use of prophylactic antiepileptic medication and driving restrictions for craniotomies among Australian and New Zealand neurosurgeons - Cho HJ, Olson S.
Prophylactic antiepileptic drug (pAED) use for craniotomy surgery is currently not supported in literature [1-5] except possibly in traumatic brain injury (TBI) [6]. Post craniotomy driving restrictions using the Austroad guidelines are based upon literatu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Craniotomies following acute traumatic brain injury in Finland-a national study between 1997 and 2018 - Nevalainen N, Luoto TM, Iverson GL, Mattila VM, Huttunen TT.
BACKGROUND: A number of patients who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) require surgical intervention due to acute intracranial bleeding. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the national trends of acute craniotomies following TBI in the F... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prehospital conditions and outcomes following craniotomy for traumatic brain injury performed within 72 hours in central Cameroon: a cross-sectional study - Takoukam R, Kanmounye US, Robertson FC, Zimmerman K, Nguembu S, Lartigue JW, Park KB, Figuim B, Esene I.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common neurosurgical condition globally. In Cameroon, there are 572 cases of TBI per 100,000 people, but less than 40% of Cameroonians live within 4 hours of a neurosurgical facility. The authors sough... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Costs and predictors of 30-day readmissions after craniotomy for traumatic brain injury: a nationwide analysis - Hoffman H, Furst T, Jalal MS, Chin LS.
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing interest in the use of 30-day readmission (30dRA) as a quality metric to represent hospital and provider performance. Data regarding the incidence and risk factors for 30dRA after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are sparse. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Postoperative Analgesia for Pediatric Craniotomy Patients Postoperative Analgesia for Pediatric Craniotomy Patients
What is the optimal regimen for postoperative analgesia in pediatric neurosurgery patients?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Singing A Weezer Song Helped This 19-Year-Old During Brain Surgery
19-year-old Kira Iaconetti wanted to preserve her musical ability. So when she underwent an awake craniotomy at Seattle Children ' s Hospital, this is what happened. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through
Musa Manzini, a jazz bassist, was awake and playing slowly as surgeons performed an “ awake craniotomy, ” which allowed them to remove a brain tumor without causing damage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIMON de GREEF Tags: Brain Surgery and Surgeons Tumors South Africa Musa Manzini Basil Enicker Rohen Harrichandparsad Source Type: news

Incredible footage shows teenage girl SINGING through brain surgery to preserve her musical talent
Kira Laconetti, of Washington, became tone deaf due to musicogenic epilepsy. Surgeons performed an 'awake craniotomy' in order to identify and preserve the musical area of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale correlates with bispectral index in traumatic brain injury patients who underwent craniotomy - Mahadewa TGB, Senapathi TGA, Wiryana M, Aribawa IGNM, Arparitna KY, Ryalino C.
BACKGROUND: Assessing consciousness in traumatic brain injury is important because it also determines the treatment option, which will influence patients' outcome. A tool used to objectively assess consciousness level is the bispectral index (BIS) monitor,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

RFK's assassination: A medical analysis of his injuries and neurosurgical care
(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors 'review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered for three hours prior to the emergency craniotomy, the clinical course, and, ultimately, the autopsy.' The discussion of autopsy findings is supplemented by an artist's depiction of the extent of Senator Kennedy's head injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Brain Surgery Device Due to Heating Problem
At least one patient has died from an intracranial hemorrhage that may be related to overheating of a device used during brain surgery. FDA said it has received reports of overheating of Monteris Medical NeuroBlate probes. The NeuroBlate probes are small, carbon dioxide-cooled catheters designed to allow minimally invasive entry into a patient's brain. The probes are part of the NeuroBlate System, which is used to remove, thick or solidify, or destroy cells in brain tissue. The device was developed as an alternative to traditional craniotomies, and it was cleared by FDA in 2013. FDA said that in some cases, the NeuroBlate ...
Source: MDDI - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic picks up 11% stake in neuromod startup NeuroOne
The Mayo Clinic as acquired an 10.9% stake in epilepsy treatment neuromod startup NeuroOne’s parent firm, according an SEC filing from the company. NeuroOne is developing a “thin film” electrode technology, originally from the University of Wisconsin, designed to be implanted in the brain. The film can detect irregular brain activity, accurate to single neurons, to pinpoint the source of seizures and tremors, according to the filing, and has been used in testing at the Mayo Clinic. The technology combines detection alongside deep brain stimulation treatment and ablation capabilities to monitor and treat irreg...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Mayo Clinic neuroone Source Type: news