Association between plasma immunoglobulin E and intracranial aneurysms.
Authors: Yang Z, Gao R, Li B, Zhang D, Wang S, Wang R, Wang J, Wang J, Zhao J Abstract PMID: 30514069 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Chronic subdural hematomas: randomised trial of single vs double burr holes.
Authors: D'oria S, Dibenedetto M, Squillante E, Delvecchio C, Zizza F, Somma C, Godano U Abstract PMID: 30514070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Hypernatremia is associated with poorer outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a nationwide inpatient sample analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with aSAH, hypernatremia is associated with poorer functional outcomes regardless of SAH severity. PMID: 30514071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Endoscopic endonasal clipping of cerebral aneurysms: started from the bottom, now we here!
Authors: Kumar A, Chaturvedi J, Deora H Abstract PMID: 30514072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Correlation of imaging and histopathology of thrombi in acute ischemic stroke with etiology and outcome.
This article aims to review the current literature on histopathological composition of acute ischemic stroke clots, with a particular focus on the correlation between clot composition and diagnostic imaging, stroke etiology and revascularization outcomes. PMID: 30514073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Preliminary results of a novel pure endoscopic procedure in the treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal disorders: double endoscopic technique.
CONCLUSIONS: Thus, this technique may guarantee a faster clinical recovery. PMID: 30468358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 25, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Spinal meningioma surgery in the elderly: who benefits?
CONCLUSIONS: Surgery for spinal meningioma in elderly (KPS ≥ 40 and ASA ≤ 3) leads to a significant improvement of McCormick, KPS and mCSS postoperatively. This leads to a higher rate of self-dependency and thereby probably to an improvement of quality of life in elderly. However, special attention for systemic complications is necessary. PMID: 30468359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 25, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The validity of the Acute Stroke Assessment using rapid Pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (ASAP-ASL) method for acute thrombectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: ASAP-ASL method requires approximately one minutes to obtain clinically relevant brain perfusion imaging which can successfully identify ischemic region in LVO patients. PMID: 30468360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 25, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Intracranial pressure monitor insertion in traumatic brain injury: a single center, retrospective decision process analysis.
Authors: Fossi F, Robba C, Rota M, Vargiolu A, Lagravinese D, Volpi P, Citerio G Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence-based indications for intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are lacking. The aim of this study was to analyze the main factors that guided the decision-making of invasive ICP monitoring in a large cohort of TBI patients from our institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective, single centre, observational study including adult TBI patients consecutively admitted to our NeuroIntensive Care Unit over 20 years. Logistic regression analyses were performed to ide...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 15, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The algorithms of adjuvant therapy in gliomas and their effect on survival.
Authors: Straube C, Schmidt-Graf F, Wiestler B, Zimmer C, Meyer B, Combs SE Abstract The treatment of gliomas became more sophisticated during the last decades. As by now, adjuvant treatment after maximum safe resection is considered an important and effective treatment strategy in most gliomas, yet the decision is based on several factors. This review summarizes the available evidence for the current adjuvant treatment algorithms with a focus on the impact on the survival of glioma patients. The review is based on the current guidelines, but it also includes new insights which have not yet been included into the o...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 15, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Surgical management of tuberculum sellae meningiomas in the endoscopy era.
Authors: Fioravanti A, Bartolini S, Nicolini F, Ricci V, Fiaschi P, Badaloni F Abstract PMID: 30421896 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 15, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Early and late clinical outcomes after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic refractory intracranial hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence.
This study aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on efficacy and safety of DC compared to standard care in TBI patients. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A database search from 2011 to 2017 was conducted to identify studies pertinent to DC compared to standard care after TBI. The primary outcomes were mortality and functional outcome upon hospital discharge and at 6 and 12 months after intervention, whereas secondary outcomes were intracranial pressure (ICP) control, hospitalization data and occurrence of adverse events. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Three randomized controlled trials and two observational studies enro...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 26, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Clinical and radiological outcomes following open door laminoplasty: a single center evolution of the technique.
CONCLUSIONS: Applying some few variations to a standard monolateral approach, although slightly more time and blood consuming, could reduce the incidence of long term axial symptoms and, in our experience, are not burdened by worsening of outcomes. A prospective, multicentric study with a longer follow-up should be conducted in order to confirm our findings. PMID: 30356036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 26, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The degree of invasiveness has no influence on the rate of incidental durotomies in surgery for lumbar spinal canal stenosis. Data from the German Spine Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: The groups decompression vs. decompression plus fusion are statistically comparable. Although the stabilization with instrumentation is a more invasive procedure with longer operation times, more trauma tissue and blood loss in comparison with microsurgical decompression no difference in the rate of incidental durotomies was found. PMID: 30311604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The influence of clinical and radiological parameters in treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms: a single center 7-year retrospective cohort study.
Authors: Rustici A, Princiotta C, Zenesini C, Bortolotti C, Sturiale C, Dall'olio M, Leonardi M, Cirillo L Abstract BACKGROUND: In many clinical trials endovascular procedures are suggested as the treatment of choice for aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (aSAH) whenever possible. However, in clinical practice this management is often controversial. The aim of this study is to analyze factors involved in this decision. METHODS: Our study included 317 consecutive cases of aSAH between 2010 and 2016, assessing clinical and neuroradiological features to evaluate their role in this choice. RESULTS: In our serie...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The role of hybrid operating room in emergency microsurgery for massive intracranial hematoma arising from vascular malformations.
Authors: Tong X, Hu P, Li G, Zhang H PMID: 30290693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

A giant calcific aneurysm of an aplastic middle cerebral artery in an infant: pathophysiological description with embryological hypothesis.
Authors: Truffelli M, Pavanello M, Fasce I, Fiaschi P, Gandolfo C PMID: 30290694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Long-term fate of C3-7 arthrodesis: 4-level ACDF versus Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion.
CONCLUSIONS: Long-term neurological improvement occurs following C3-7 ACDF and CLF to a similar degree. While not statistically significant, fewer complications, were seen following ACDF. The absence of symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) following ACDF in this series raises a question for further study whether the statistical likelihood of ASD changes once the C3-7 levels are already fused. PMID: 30290695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Preoperative surgical planning of glioma. Limitations and reliability of fMRI and DTI tractography.
Authors: Conti Nibali M, Rossi M, Sciortino T, Riva M, Gay LG, Pessina F, Bello L Abstract Brain mapping techniques (intraoperative neurophysiology and intraoperative neuropsychology) represent the gold standard in glioma surgery; these techniques have been proven to be the gold standard in glioma resection. From the introduction of MRI in clinical routine, several advanced applications have been developed like functional MRI and tractography based on diffusion imaging. Both techniques have application in glioma surgery. The fMRI allows to identify cortical areas related to a specific function, DTI allow to reconst...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Myelomeningocele in slovenia: results of a 10 years follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of MMC in Slovenia between 2007 and 2017 was 1/10000 births. Our follow-up results are comparable with those of previous, larger studies and confirm the efficacy of treating hydrocephalus with ETV in selected cases and with CSF shunt only in cases of clearly increased intracranial pressure. By adopting this strategy, we reduced the CSF shunt rate to 65%. PMID: 30259717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Surgical management of acute subdural hematoma: a comparison between decompressive craniectomy and craniotomy on patients treated from 2010 to the present in a single center.
CONCLUSIONS: In case of high energy trauma and GCS ≤8 different neurosurgeons decided to perform most frequently decompressive craniectomy rather than craniotomy. Furthermore, even if not related to survival rate, decompressive craniectomy showed a better neurological outcome especially in patients with GCS ≤8 at admission. In conclusion, even if prospective studies are required, these results depict the current attitude about the choice between craniotomy and decompressive craniectomy. PMID: 30259718 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Identification of plaque location using intraoperative indocyanine green during carotid endarterectomy for patient with near occlusion.
Authors: Kawabori M, Niiya Y, Iwasaki M, Mabuchi S, Houkin K Abstract INTRODUCTION: Microscope-integrated near-infrared indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography (VA) is an effective method of intraoperative blood flow assessment and identification of plaque location during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). However, the validity of ICG-VA during CEA for patient with near occlusion has not been elucidated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-four CEA procedures were performed between June 2009 and December 2017 for patient with near occlusion, which are more than 95% stenosis. The lesions were classified into three groups a...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Hospital complications and costs of spinal arteriovenous malformations in the United States from 2002-2014.
Authors: Yue JK, Deng H, Winkler EA, Ordaz A, Gillis-Buck EM, Lee YM, Safaee MM, Abla AA, Huang MC, Dhall SS Abstract BACKGROUND: Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare disease entities with significant morbidity if untreated. Risk factors of complications, hospitalization and costs-of-care remain in need of characterization. METHODS: Using the National Inpatient Sample years 2002-2014, adult subjects with spinal AVMs who underwent either laminectomy with lesion excision or endovascular embolization were extracted using ICD-9-CM diagnostic code 747.82. Predictors of inpatient complications, hospital...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Awake craniotomy in glioma surgery: is it necessary?
CONCLUSIONS: Most investigators agree that the ACWM is the best currently available approach to optimize oncofunctional balance in this difficult-to-treat patient population. This qualitative review synthesizes the most currently available data on the topic to provide contemporaneous insight into how and why the ACWM has become the favorite operation of neurosurgeons worldwide for the resection of gliomas from eloquent brain. PMID: 30259721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Comparison of hemispheric dominance and correlation of evoked speech responses between functional magnet resonance imaging (fMRI) and navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) in language mapping.
CONCLUSIONS: fMRI and nTMS lead to comparable results in determining hemispheric dominance, however they show significantly different results in predicting language relevant areas. We recommend using 2/3 rule for nTMS to improve congruence. Both tools seem to be valuable methods for preoperative planning. However, surgical decision making concerning resectability of language eloquent lesions should be based on awake craniotomy, furthermore. PMID: 30259722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Modern operative nuances for the management of eloquent high-grade gliomas.
CONCLUSIONS: High-grade gliomas involving eloquent brain areas require a tailored treatment plan. While the medical treatment is undergoing quick evolution, gross total resection still remains one of the key milestones of treatment for improved survival. Surgical techniques play key role. We propose that encasement and/or the invasion of arteries and veins, should be considered equally as important as the eloquent brain when contemplating the resection of gliomas. PMID: 30259723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Minimally invasive cranial neurosurgery in the 21st century.
Authors: Labib MA, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Cavallo C PMID: 30259724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Minimally invasive approaches to aneurysms of the anterior circulation: selection criteria and clinical outcomes.
Authors: Gandhi S, Cavallo C, Zhao X, Belykh E, Lee M, Yoon S, Labib M, Meybodi AT, Moreira LB, Preul MC, Nakaji P Abstract Over the last few decades, cerebrovascular surgery has gravitated towards a minimally invasive philosophy without compromising the foundational principles of patient safety and surgical efficacy. Enhanced radiosurveillance modalities and increased average life expectancy have resulted in an increased reported incidence of intracranial aneurysms. Although endovascular therapies have gained popularity in the recent years, microsurgical clipping continues to be of value in the management of these...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Science, clinical trials and ethics.
Authors: Honeybul S PMID: 30182648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Epidemiology of severe traumatic brain injury.
Authors: Iaccarino C, Carretta A, Nicolosi F, Morselli C Abstract About 5.48 million people are estimated to suffer from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year (73 cases per 100,000 people). The WHO estimates that almost 90% of deaths due to injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where the 85% of population live. Of these trauma-related deaths TBI is the main cause of one-third to one-half and represents the greatest cause of death and disability globally among all trauma-related injuries. The primary causes of TBI vary by age, socioeconomic factors, and geographic region, so any planned...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Transient diabetes insipidus after severe subarachnoid hemorrhage: not always central.
Authors: Abaziou T, Mrozek S, Srairi M, Gaussiat F, Marhar F, Osinski D, Menut R, Larcher C, Atthar V, Brauge D, Sol JC, Fourcade O, Geeraerts T PMID: 30182650 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Transient spontaneous regression of brainstem glioblastoma.
Authors: Yamasaki F, Takayasu T, Nosaka R, Haratake D, Arihiro K, Ueno H, Shimomura R, Akiyama Y, Sugiyama K, Matsumoto M, Kurisu K PMID: 30182651 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - September 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Intraoperative compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs) amplitude changes after decompression and neurolysis of peripheral nerves in upper limbs neuropathies: electrophysiologial considerations and relation with clinical outcome.
We report about the association between the intraoperative anatomical and neurophysiological findings and the mid- and long-term postoperative clinical course in a surgical series. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 24 patients among 68 admitted at our Institution for upper limb neuropathies from September 2012 to May 2015. All patients completed two preoperative questionnaires for assessing the level of disability (DASH) and of pain/discomfort (NRS). CMAPs' amplitudes were intraoperatively detected, before and after decompression and neurolysis and the variations were then related to clinical outcom...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - August 31, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Utilization of intraoperative confocal laser endomicroscopy in brain tumor surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Intraoperative real-time, high-resolution tissue imaging has significant clinical potential in the field of neuro-oncology. CLE is an emerging imaging technology that shows promise for improving brain tumor surgery workflow in in vivo and ex vivo studies. Future clinical studies are necessary to demonstrate clinical and economic benefit of CLE. PMID: 30160080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - August 31, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Minimally invasive approaches for the evacuation of intracerebral hemorrhage: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The role of minimally invasive techniques in the management of ICH remains under dispute. However, a mounting evidence in the literature demonstrates that MIS is associated with significantly improved outcomes when compared with conservative treatment and conventional surgical evacuation strategy. PMID: 30160081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - August 31, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The prognostic improvement of add-on bevacizumab for progressive disease during concomitant temozolomide and radiation therapy in the patients with glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma.
In this study, we investigated whether selective add-on BEV for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) and anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) improves prognosis, in cases where tumors were continuously growing during radiotherapy concomitant with temozolomide (TMZ). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective survey of the overall survival (OS) of patients with GBM/AAs who were treated in our institution between 2006 and 2016. Patients whose tumors were continuously growing regardless of radiotherapy were categorized as the "progressive" group; remaining patients were categorized as the "non-progressive&quo...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - July 25, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Immunotherapy and potential molecular targets for the treatment of pituitary adenomas resistant to standard therapy: a critical review of potential therapeutic targets and current developments.
CONCLUSIONS: Rapid advancements in tumor immunology may increase the probability of successful treatment of PAs by exploitation of the normal immune response or by targeting novel proteins. Current research on many of the targets reviewed in this article are successfully being utilized to manage various neoplastic disease including CNS tumors. These therapies may eventually play a key role in the treatment of PAs that do not respond to standard therapy. PMID: 30014686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - July 18, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The impact of Type 2 Diabetes on the peri- and postoperative outcomes of minimally invasive fusion techniques in the lumbar spine.
CONCLUSIONS: T2DM is not a risk factor for the occurrence of complications in MAST. PMID: 30014687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - July 18, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Fluorescent tracers in neurosurgical procedures: an European survey.
CONCLUSIONS: 5-ALA acid is still the preferred and more established fluorescent dye used during high-grade gliomas resection, with SF as a gaining-attention, really cheaper and more ductile alternative. PMID: 30014688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - July 18, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

A rare case of multiple schwannomas originating from a single cauda equina root.
Authors: Fiaschi P, Cagetti B, Badaloni F, Padolecchia R, Pavanello M, Valsania V PMID: 29952470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 30, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Surgical management of traumatic brain injury.
Authors: Pujari R, Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Surgical intervention is one of the main pillars of TBI management. The mainstay of treatment for substantial intracranial haematomas is surgical evacuation. In addition, patients with TBI may have brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure (ICP). If the latter is refractory to medical management, surgical interventions can be helpful. In this review we seek to outline the major tenets of the surgical management of TBI. PMID: 29952471 [PubMed - as supplied by p...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 30, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Improvement in mood, oxidative stress, fatigue, and insomnia following supplementary management with Robuvit ®.
Improvement in mood, oxidative stress, fatigue, and insomnia following supplementary management with Robuvit®. J Neurosurg Sci. 2018 Aug;62(4):423-427 Authors: Belcaro G, Saggino A, Cornelli U, Luzzi R, Dugall M, Hosoi M, Feragalli B, Cesarone MR Abstract BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress (OS) plays a substantial role in inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, causing cellular damage and mitochondrial dysfunction. OS also contributes to aging and severe neural disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Previous registries have documented a reduction in OS levels with Robuvit® (Horp...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 28, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Endoscopic washout for medically refractory cerebral ventriculitis.
Authors: Yuen J, Chen B, Brent A, Plaha P PMID: 29938481 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 28, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Simultaneous supratentorial anaplastic and infratentorial low grade ependymomas with distinct genetic profiles.
Authors: Wang JL, Hong CS, Henderson EY, Salma A, Heerema NA, Ray-Chaudhury A, Elder JB PMID: 29938482 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 28, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Accuracy of percutaneous pedicle screws for thoracic and lumbar spine fractures compared with open technique.
This study aimed to compare the accuracy of screw placement between open pedicle screw fixation and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (MIS) for the treatment of thoracolumbar spine fractures (TSF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-nine patients with acute TSF who were treated with transpedicular screw fixation from January 2013 to December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into Open and MIS groups. Laminectomy was performed in either group if needed. The accuracy of the screw placement, the evolution of the Cobb sagital angle postoperatively and at 12-month follow up and the neurological statu...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 17, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Clinical-neurophysiological-neuroradiological discordance in lumbar spine degenerative pathology: the last word to the neurosurgeon?
Authors: Chirchiglia D, Chirchiglia P, Murrone D, Signorelli F PMID: 29905431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 17, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Outcome of elderly patients undergoing intracranial meningioma resection: a single center experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Even though the fragility is considered an important risk factor, surgery for symptomatic intracranial meningiomas should be considered also in elderly patients. The presence of early postoperative mild complications do not seem to worsen the average 6 months- KSP score. PMID: 29808631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Lumbar canal stenosis: can we treat it endoscopically? Our experience.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of the endoscopic technique for the treatment of lumbar canal stenosis seems to be correlated with good results and can be a valid alternative to the classic, more invasive, open technique. PMID: 29808632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Spontaneous regression of a discal cyst: a physiopathological hypothesis.
Authors: Zekaj E, Franzini A, Bona AR, Servello D PMID: 29808633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

In vitro fertilization (IVF) and hormone-dependent brain tumors: could the new era of IVF and social freezing change our incidentally discovered brain tumor management?
Authors: Cardia A, Zerbetto I, Cannizzaro D, Picozzi P, Fornari M, Levi Setti P, Servadei F PMID: 29808634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research