Neurocutaneous Melanosis in Infancy: Always a Dismal Prognosis?
CONCLUSION: Beside malignant features of cutaneous melanotic lesions, the presence of hydrocephalus at diagnosis and the early appearance of clinical symptoms, when appearing contemporarily, are predicting the rapid progression of the disease and a worse prognosis. PMID: 32672341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 18, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bianchi F, Tamburrini G, Colosimo C, Massimi L, Frassanito P Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

miR-24 Reduces Serum Lipid Levels and Inhibits Brain Tissue Cells Apoptosis of Rats with Cerebral Infarction.
Abstract AIM: To study miR-24 effects on cerebral infarction in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A rat middle cerebral artery occlusion model (MCAO) was constructed. Intracerebroventricular stereotactic injection of miR-24 agomir/antagomir was performed in the rat MCAO model. According to different experiences, rats were divided into normal, sham, MCAO, miR-24 agomir and miR-24 antagomir groups. Serum TCH, HDL and TG levels were detected. RESULTS: Comparingthe normal and sham groups, we observed decreased relative miR-24 expression (p
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 18, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Jiang Q, Shen D, Wang Y, Huang D, Wang Z Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Neuroprotective Efficiency of Cyclosporine After Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats.
CONCLUSION: The results demonstrated that systemic administration of cyclosporine produces a statistically significant decrease in both the level of brain edema and lipid peroxidation ratio when compared with "no treatment". Cyclosporine, which is regularly used as an immunosuppressant agent, is also known to prevent opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore by unbinding mitochondrial matrix cyclophilin. Regulation of transition pore for mitochondrial permeability by cyclosporine implies that mitochondrial dysfunction following traumatic brain injury is an important event in the progressive loss o...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 18, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gurcan O, Uckun MO, Celikmez RC, Turkoglu OF, Eroglu H, Beskonakli E, Oner L, Taskin Y Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Reconstruction with a 3D-printed Prosthesis and Internal Fixation with Novel Four-Rod Technique After En Bloc Resection of Meningiomas in the Lumbosacral Region (L5-S3) without Rectum/Bladder Function Sacrifice: Technical Case Report.
Abstract Spinal meningiomas are rare in the lumbosacral region. The best solution is complete tumor resection. However, how to preserve the patient?s rectum/bladder function after en bloc resection is still a considerable challenge, even without spinopelvic reconstruction. The use of the three-dimensional (3D) printing technique may simplify it. The final step after restoration is the establishment of rigid fixation. The purpose of this article was to present a case of lumbosacral meningiomas treated by en bloc resection, 3D-printed prosthesis reconstruction, and fixation with pedicle screws and cortical bone traj...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 18, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Peng L, Wang P, Jiang W, Cheng C, Zuo W, Qu Y, Li W Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Feasibility of Distal Mechanical Thrombectomy in M3, A3 and P3 Segments via a 0.013-inch Delivery System: Preliminary Experience.
CONCLUSION: Advances in technology in the endovascular field enable access to more distal vessels in acute ischemic stroke. As the profile of the instruments used during access decreases, the risk of complications may decrease. The CVm stent retriever could become a useful tool in DT based on its compatibility with a 0.013-inch lumen delivery system. PMID: 32530486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Onal Y, Velioglu M, Demir U, Celikoglu E, Karakas HM Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Outcome Measurements for Pain Relief in Elderly Patients with Spinal Stenosis Undergoing Epidural Steroid Injection: Is Conservative Approach an Option?
CONCLUSION: Epidural steroid injections are an effective nonsurgical option for pain relief and improvement of physical function in elderly patients. The NRS, ODI, and ILBPDI are reliable and valid scales that can be used to evaluate the outcomes of ESIs in a selected group of elderly patients. PMID: 32530487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tasdogan AM, Tarikci Kilic E Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Challenges in the Clinical and Radiological Differential Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Events and Malignant Primary Brain Tumors: Reports from a Retrospective Case Series.
CONCLUSION: Despite developing medical imaging methods and diagnostic studies, there are still some difficulties in making differential diagnosis of cerebrovascular events and malignant primary brain tumors. In some patients, further examination and imaging methods may be needed such as MR-spectroscopy (MRI-S), perfusion MR (Per-MRI), Digital substratioangiography (DSA). Despite all these neuroradiological examinations and multidiciplinary evaluation, distinction between CVE and MIT may be difficult, and medicolegal problems may be encountered. PMID: 32530485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 20, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Civelek E, Akyuva Y, Kaplan N, Diren F, Boyali O, Kabatas S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Cisterns as Vital Structures: Byzantine Cisterns and Subarachnoid Cisterns.
Abstract Water is essential for life. It is needed not only for survival but also to sustain daily life activities. The maintenance of daily life activities related to hygiene as well as prevention of epidemic diseases and accidents involving fire was as important in the past as today. Powerful empires built many open-air and covered cisterns for water reservation and constructed aqueducts to bring water from hinterland to these cisterns. The first prototypes of cisterns were constructed in the Neolithic age. Byzantine cisterns such as the Basilica Cistern and Aqueduct of Valens are excellent examples that are rem...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 11, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Hakan T Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Timing of Shunt Insertion in Children with Neural Tube Defects and Hydrocephalus: A Clinical Study.
PMID: 32530482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 9, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ansari A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Kyphoplasty in the Early Oncologic Diagnosis and Treatment of Vertebral Fractures: A Clinical Study.
CONCLUSION: Bone biopsy should be performed to diagnose early spinal metastases. Although an accurate bone biopsy may not be obtained from some patients, particularly from those with osteoporosis, performing bone biopsy during the procedure does not cause time loss or any other complications and protects the surgeon from possible medicolegal problems. PMID: 32530483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 9, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Akyuva Y, Baysoy B, Savrunlu EC, Sezen GB, Boyali O, Can H, Civelek E, Kabatas S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding the Article on "Turkish Board of Neurological Surgery".
Letter to the Editor Regarding the Article on "Turkish Board of Neurological Surgery". Turk Neurosurg. 2020 May 04;: Authors: Kahilogullari G PMID: 32530480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 4, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kahilogullari G Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Current Clinical Practice About Pediatric Midline Gliomas in the Scope of Molecular Era.
CONCLUSION: Although most midline gliomas are not amenable to gross total excision, obtaining tissue samples is mandatory for determining patients' exact diagnoses, tailored treatment plans, and eligibility for clinical trials. Stereotactic biopsy for midline gliomas is a safe and effective method. PMID: 32530481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 4, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tanrikulu B, Ozek MM Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Morphometric Analysis of Lumbar Arteries and Relationship with Intervertebral Discs: A study of Surgical Anatomy on Human Fresh Cadavers.
Conclusion: We consider that anatomical study of lumbar arteries using fresh cadavers can be useful to ensure safer anterior lumbar spinal surgeries. PMID: 32530478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Can H, Diren F, Peker B, Gömleksiz C, GucLu DG, KucuK C, Civelek E, Aydoseli A, Sencer A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

"DTI-Based Neuronavigation Guided Eloquent Area Glioma Resection with Awake Craniotomy: Supra-Functional Resection of Eloquent Area Gliomas" by Akay A et al.
"DTI-Based Neuronavigation Guided Eloquent Area Glioma Resection with Awake Craniotomy: Supra-Functional Resection of Eloquent Area Gliomas" by Akay A et al. Turk Neurosurg. 2020 Apr 11;: Authors: Florez WA PMID: 32530479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 11, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Florez WA Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Vasorelaxant and Neuroprotective Effects of Mildronate in A Rabbit Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Model.
CONCLUSION: These results show that mildronate exerts protective effects against SAH-induced vasospasm and secondary neural injury. PMID: 32152999 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 12, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Eser MT, Bektasoglu PK, Gurer B, Bozkurt H, Sorar M, Ozturk OC, Arikok AT, Kertmen H Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Timing of Shunt Insertion in Children with Neural Tube Defects and Hydrocephalus: A Clinical Study.
CONCLUSION: The lowest complication rate existed in hydrocephalus management when shunt insertion and myelomeningocele repair procedures were performed at the same time. PMID: 32153000 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 12, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ozgural O, Kahilogullari G, Dogan I, Eroglu U, Yakar F, Kilinc MC, Sayaci EY, Unlu MA Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Antagonists may Ameliorate Spinal Cord Injury by Inhibiting Oxidative Stress: An Experimental Study in Rats.
CONCLUSION: NMDA receptor antagonists, especially amantadine, may ameliorate SCI by inducing angiogenesis, affecting inflammation and apoptosis. It inhibits oxidative stress and the signaling pathways following SCI in rats. PMID: 32091112 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 25, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dogan G, Karaca O Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Analysis of Subcutaneous Anterior Transposition versus in-situ Decompression of Ulnar Nerve with Force Transducer in Cadaver Specimen.
CONCLUSION: Anterior transposition is a more appropriate technique than in-situ decompression in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome that does not respond to conservative treatment regardless of the severity of the symptom. PMID: 32091113 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 25, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kilinc BE, Celik H, Oc Y, Unlu R, Keskinoz EN, Yilmaz B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Does Really Level of Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Affect the Treatment Outcome?
PMID: 32091114 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 25, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Baskaya MC Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

From Ibni Sina (Avicenna) to Present, History of International Fellowship and Observership: University of Wisconsin-Madison Experience.
Abstract Since the inception of the International Fellowship (IF) Program in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, training has been provided to 219 residents, neurosurgeons, and medical students from 18 countries and five continents. These IFs took a long academic and geographic journey to improve their skills in patient care. The advanced training, they received lead to 14 of these IF neurosurgeons to return to their hometowns with higher academic appointments, including two chairmen, seven professors, two associate professors, two assistant professors, and one co...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - December 17, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sayyahmelli S, Canton Kessely Y, Chen X, Aycan A, Feldman S, Dempsey RJ, Baskaya MK Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Changes in Callosal Angle After Successful Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Procedure in Pediatric Patients.
CONCLUSION: Changes in CA after successful ETV were dramatically higher than those in the other ventricular parameters. For this reason, we suggest CA be used as a radiological criterion during early radiological follow-up of patients after ETV. PMID: 32020574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - December 12, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tanrikulu B, Özek MM Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Microvascular Anastomosis Using Only 2-Throw Reef-Knots: A Technical Note.
Abstract In macrosurgery creating a knot with at least three throws is an established practice. The potential disadvantages of this practice in microsurgery include the following: the direction of the cut ends interfere with the suture line, unbalanced nature of knot disturbs the apposition of delicate vessel ends and the excessive knot weight. A reef knot with only 2 throws may thus be a better alternative. We have described our technique of end to end anastomosis with 2-throw reef knots in a rat femoral artery model using one way up method. Judging from the surgical outcome the practice of two throw reef knot se...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 27, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Pruthi N, Gohil D, Somanna S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of pediatric meningioma surgery: single center experience with 23 patients.
CONCLUSION: Meningiomas in the pediatric age group are surgically treatable tumors with fairly good outcomes. However relapses are not uncommon even for low grade tumors, therefore long-term surveillance and aggressive treatment is needed. PMID: 31736038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - October 18, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Isikay I, Hanalioglu S, Basar I, Narin F, Bilginer B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Complementary Specific Pelvic Sequences on Routine Lumbar Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans: An Imaging-Based Study Focused on Piriformis Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Although PS being a clinical diagnosis, this study indicated that in patients whom PS was not suspected at the initial examination, 8.2% of them were finally diagnosed after MRI evaluations. Performing specific pelvic sequences as an adjunct to routine lumbar MRI can salvage underdiagnosed patients with PS and facilitate early detection of this pathological condition. PMID: 31529453 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ayhan S, Nabiyev VN, Yetisyigit Y, Palaoglu S, Yorubulut M Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Microsatellite Instability in Glioblastoma: Is It Really Relevant in Tumor Prognosis?
CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed no significant relationships between MMR protein expression and recurrence rates or overall survival in patients with GBM. PMID: 31529454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tepeoglu M, Borcek P, Ozen O, Altinors N Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Timing of Shunt Placement Relative to Shunt Infections in Cases of Hydrocephalus Associated with Myelomeningocele.
CONCLUSION: While the shunt infection rates for the simultaneous, early and delayed shunting groups were not significantly different, it is of interest that no shunt infections occurred in the delayed shunting group. Investigation with a larger number of patients is warranted to assess whether delayed shunting might reduce the risk of shunt infection. PMID: 31452179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - August 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gurbuz MS, Yuksel MO Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Different Therapeutic Radiation Doses on the Development of Neural Tube Defects in Chick Embryos and the Correlation with Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 and 7 Expression Levels.
CONCLUSION: Exposure to irradiation at cranium CT doses may induce the development of NTDs and increase BMP7 expression. Dose radiation exposure using thorax CT and abdominopelvic CT protocols does not appear to induce NTDs. PMID: 31452178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 16, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Altun E, Atik A, Adilay HU, Kahraman A, Ozturk K, Guclu B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effect of Curcumin on the Formation of Epidural Fibrosis in an Experimental Laminectomy Model in Rats.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study show that local curcumin decreases the formation of epidural fibrosis and this effect of curcumin is thought to be mediated by reducing the functions of inflammatory cells such as macrophages, neutrophils and fibroblasts, and the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. PMID: 31270796 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ismailoglu O, Kizilay Z, Cetin NK, Topcu A, Berber O Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Thoracic Disc Herniation: Anterior vs Posterior Approach.
Abstract AIM: To compare outcomes and complications in patients with thoracic disc herniation (TDH) undergoing surgery with either the posterior or anterior approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 86 patients, with 98 symptomatic TDHs, who underwent surgery in a single institution between 2007 and 2016, were included. Overall, 68 patients were in the anterior and 18 were in the posterior group. Ten patients underwent multilevel TDH surgery. RESULTS: The groups were similar in age, sex, body mass index, and clinical symptoms. In the anterior group, 4 patients (5.9%) had major complications, and 26 (38....
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Oltulu I, Cil H, Berven S, Chou D, Clark A, Ulu MO, Ames C, Deviren V Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Neuroprotective Role of Boric Acid in Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury-Mediated Oxidative Stress.
CONCLUSION: Based on biochemical and histopathological evidence, we determined that TBI induced LP and OS were inhibited by pre-treatment with BA. PMID: 31192445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ataizi ZS, Ozkoc M, Kanbak G, Karimkhani H, Burukoglu Donmez D, Ustunisik N, Ozturk B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Depressed Skull Fractures Overlying Dural Venous Sinuses: Management Modalities and Review of Literature.
CONCLUSION: The majority of SDFs and some CDFs overlying dural sinuses can be managed safely without major surgical intervention. Conservation should be favored when the sinus is patent, dura intact, and bone displacement is insignificant in neurologically intact patients with an apparently clean wound. Otherwise, surgery should be considered. We also propose including a venogram and fundoscopy as parts of the initial trauma work-up for these patients. PMID: 31192444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Aziz M, El Molla S, Abdelrahiem H, Dawood O Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Predictive Factors for Favorable Outcome from Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease.
CONCLUSION: Our results confirm that patients with better levodopa response have better outcomes. Interestingly, patients with worse bradykinesia had a better surgical outcome. A favorable surgical outcome was less frequent in patients with low vB12 levels and was not statistically significant. PMID: 31192443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 27, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Erdogan S, Savas A, Aydin N, Akbostanci MC Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Neuroprotective Effects of Lacosamide in Experimental Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Rats.
CONCLUSION: Lacosamide has a neuroprotective effect in SCI in rats that is related to its ability to decrease the production of reactive oxygen species by increasing antioxidant enzyme expression, inhibit lipid peroxidation and attenuate glial cell activation. PMID: 31124574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 25, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Demiroz S, Ur K, Ulucan A, Bengu AS, Demiralin Ur F, Oz Gergin O, Erdem S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Nimodipine and Nigella sativa on Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Serum and Brain Tissue of Rats with Experimental Head Trauma.
CONCLUSION: Nimodipine and NS have been shown to cause a significant reduction in the occurrence of oxidative stress in secondary brain injury in head trauma. We also found that histopathological apoptosis decreased after N, NS and N+NS treatment after head trauma. PMID: 31124573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 14, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kamasak K, Adnan E Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Post-Neurosurgical Meningitis.
CONCLUSION: Post-neurosurgical meningitis prolongs the duration of hospital stay and causes long-term sequelae. Therefore, measurement of CSF cytokine and lactate levels alongside meningitis diagnostic processes may facilitate early and accurate diagnosis. Measuring CSF lactate is inexpensive and cost effective, particularly in post-neurosurgical patients. PMID: 31099887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 14, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kul G, Şencan İ, Kul H, Korkmaz N, Altunay E Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Simvastatin vs. L-Carnitine: An experimental study on optimizing nerve repair.
CONCLUSION: Both Simvastatin and L-carnitine can accelerate and improve the process of nerve regeneration in a long enough treatment period. The regulatory influence of these exogenous neurotrophic drugs may be essential to optimize regeneration of nerve fibers; so can broaden horizons for novel therapeutic modalities to decrease neuronal apoptosis. PMID: 31099885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Namazi H, Emami MJ, Dehghani Nazhvani F, Dehghani Nazhvani A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Vocal quality assessment of patients with pituitary adenomas operated via endoscopic and microscopic methods.
CONCLUSION: Nowadays EOG is much more preferred than MOG because of some advantages. We assessed the effects of EOG and MOG on voice quality in our study. PMID: 31099886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kuran G, Çavuş G Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Study on Umbilical Cord-Matrix Stem Cells Transplantation for Treatment of Acute Trauma Brain Injury in Rats.
CONCLUSION: UC-MSCs transplantation for treatment of acute TBI could effectively reduce the injury and improve the vascular reconstruction. PMID: 31099884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Huajiang D, Ping W, Dingwei P, Chongzhi S, Lei W Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Experience of the Derivo ® Embolisation Device in Intracranial Aneurysms.
Conclusion: The DED device is a new-generation flow diverter with excellent opening behaviour and navigational benefits. Our results indicated a safe aneurysm occlusion with optimum morbidity and mortality values despite the fact that almost one-third of the patients presented with subarachnoid haemorrhage. PMID: 31049921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 27, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Daglioglu E, Akmangit İ, Acik V, Alagoz F, Sayin B, Uckun OM, Belen AD, Arat A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Anesthesia Protocol on Perioperative Outcomes and Costs in Lumbar Microdiscectomies.
CONCLUSION: Based on our results, SA was reliable and clinically successful for lumbar microdiscectomy. PMID: 30984998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 17, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tarikçi Kiliç E, Naderi S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Antidepressant Prescriptions in Neurosurgical Practice: A Survey of Current Trends.
CONCLUSION: Type of practice and years of experience showed a statistically significant association with the proportion of antidepressants' prescribers in Turkish neurosurgery practice at the time of this survey. Non-prescriber neurosurgeons need to recognize the indications, whereas prescribers have to understand the risks of using antidepressants. PMID: 30843598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bayoumi AB, Efe IE, Ozturk OC, Yokus B, Uzuner A, Kilic T, Bozkurt S, Toktas ZO Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Sildenafil Citrate Following Severe Head Trauma in an Experimental Rat Model.
CONCLUSION: Sildenafil citrate decreases neuronal death in the acute phase and produces similar results with mannitol. Therefore, we believe that sildenafil citrate can be a useful alternative for clinically treating acute TBI. PMID: 30829389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kilicarslan B, Kilicarslan E, Kizmazoglu C, Aydin HE, Kaya I, Danyeli AE, Karabekir HS Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

A Clinical Experience with Decompressive Craniectomy.
CONCLUSION: Lower GCS, delayed cranioplasty, greater midline shift and larger craniectomy size were found to be associated with hydrocephalus after DC. To avoid hydrocephalus, it may be beneficial to perform shunt surgery first followed by cranioplasty in a single surgical procedure. Additionally, epidural hygromas frequently encountered after a cranioplasty should be considered and followed up carefully. PMID: 30829390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Demir Ö, Deniz FE Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Functional Reorganization in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex of Rat Following Hind-Paw Amputation: A Study of Functional Imaging with 1.5 Tesla MRI.
CONCLUSION: This study showed that functional plasticity might occur in the pSSC following hind-paw amputation of rats. Further studies are necessary to understand the true nature of the plasticity observed in pSSC, with new and novel measurement techniques on cellular basis rather than gross anatomical one. PMID: 30734264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ekşi M, Özcan-Ekşi E, Arslanhan A, Şirinoğlu H, Erbil S, Güngör A, Algin O, Konya D Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Effects of Minocycline on the Hippocampus in Lithium- Pilocarpine Induced Status Epilepticus in Rat: Relations with Microglial/Astrocytic Activation and Serum S100B Level.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that serum S100B is a candidate biomarker for monitoring neuroinflammation and that it may also help predict diagnosis and prognosis. PMID: 30614506 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bulduk EB, Kurt G, Barun S, Aydemir O, Kiziltas M, Oktem M, Turhan T, Atilla P, Muftuoglu S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effect of Axonal Length on Direct Neuromuscular Neurotization: An Experimental Study.
CONCLUSION: Considering that NMN with shorter axons showed better results than that with longer axons, nerve transfers using nerves as short as possible should be preferred in clinical applications. PMID: 30614507 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Keles MK, Aykan A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

A Novel Modular Dynamic Stabilization System for the Treatment of Degenerative Spinal Pathologies.
CONCLUSION: The Orthrus dynamic system shows better clinical results than the available dynamic systems on the market. It also proves to provide similar fusion with considerably less postoperative morbidity which makes it a better method to treat adult degenerative spine diseases for carefully chosen patients. PMID: 30614508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ozer AF, Cevik OM, Erbulut DU, Yaman O, Senturk S, Oktenoglu T, Sasani M, Suzer T, Goel V Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Turkish Board of Neurological Surgery.
CONCLUSION: Board exams are inevitable to provide a certain level of education and standardization in the training of neurosurgery. Our duty as neurosurgeons is to participate in these exams and work to increase participation for continuing education. PMID: 30614509 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bulduk EB, Yilmaz C Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Clinical Usefulness of Preoperative Imaging Studies to Select Pathologic Level in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Comparative Analysis of Three-Position MRI and Post-Myelographic CT.
CONCLUSION: In the present study, PMCT was still useful in diagnosis of the foraminal stenosis and bony lesion compared to 3P-MRI but showed limitation in disc abnormality and nerve root compression. Even though PMCT may provide valuable additional information in difficult or ambiguous cases, universal standard of 3P-MRI showed higher reliability in detecting pathologic levels in CSM patients. PMID: 30614510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Lee SY, Hur JW, Ryu KS, Kim JS, Chung HJ, Song MS Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The C2-Pars Interarticularis Screw as an Alternative in Atlanto-Axial Stabilization. A Biomechanical Comparison of Established Techniques.
CONCLUSION: Screw positioning seems to be of minor influence on stability in atlantoaxial stabilization. Therefore, the pars screw is a sound alternative to the established techniques from a biomechanical point of view. Anatomical considerations for screw placement should be kept in mind as a superior priority. PMID: 30478824 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Schleicher P, Onal MB, Hemberger F, Scholz M, Kandziora F Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research