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Barrow researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration
Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was published in the Aug. 28 issue of PLOS ONE. (2017-10-19)

Industry to play critical role in funding neurosurgery research
With federal funding increasingly restricted, industry will play a critical role in funding neurosurgery research, according to a report by three prominent neurosurgeons in the journal World Neurosurgery. (2017-08-09)

Doctors should look for drug misuse in young patients with stroke
The growing pandemic of cocaine use in Western society is providing increasing evidence of its association with intracerebral haemorrhage. In this week's BMJ, Andrew McEvoy and colleagues warn doctors to be alert both for drug misuse and an underlying vascular cause in cases of young patients with haemorrhagic stroke. (2000-05-11)

AOSpine North America provides a glimpse into the future of spine care
AOSpine North America has brought together experts to provide a glimpse into the next generation of spine care leading to a supplement in Neurosurgery on the 'Future Advances in Spine Surgery.' (2017-02-23)

R. Michael Scott, M.D., receives the Franc D. Ingraham Distinguished Service Award
Children's Hospital Boston today announced that world renowned neurosurgeon R. Michael Scott, M.D., will be awarded the prestigious Franc D. Ingraham Distinguished Service Award. Given by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, the award is the highest honor given by the organization and recognizes individuals whose achievements have advanced the field of pediatric neurosurgery. (2011-11-30)

Oxford University Press Partners with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Beginning in January 2017, OUP will publish Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery (ONS). (2016-11-22)

Pediatric neurosurgeon honored for major contributions to epilepsy research
UCLA pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Gary Mathern was recently honored with the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy. (2013-07-03)

Spinal cord stimulation may benefit Parkinson's patients
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital indicates that spinal cord stimulation may be able to modulate Parkinson's disease symptoms. The lead author will present the findings at the 2010 American Society for Stereotactical and Functional Neurosurgery Biennial Meeting, June 14-16 in New York City. (2010-06-14)

NYU Langone experts present advances at American Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting
Neurosurgeons from NYU Langone Medical Center will present techniques and discuss surgical approaches and applications of technology at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held April 9-13, 2011, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. (2011-04-08)

Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center researchers are studying how implanted hNT cells might improve brain function in an injured rat. (1999-05-24)

UTHealth's Arthur Day, M.D., honored by neurosurgical association
Arthur L. Day, M.D., professor of neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a neurosurgeon at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, has received one of the top honors awarded by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. (2013-12-13)

SLU neurosurgeon pushes brain bypass to new heights
A leader in neurosurgery innovation, Abdulrauf's high-flow procedure means improved outcomes for patients. His technique is less invasive and keeps more blood flowing in the brain than previous surgeries. (2011-04-15)

Sanford neurosurgeon's pediatric stroke case published in national journal
A 9-day-old baby who suffered a normally fatal stroke was saved after a Sanford Health cerebrovascular neurosurgeon removed the clot by combining mechanical and medicinal therapies. The unique case, completed by Alexander Drofa, M.D., is published in Pediatric Neurosurgery. (2017-01-12)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital specialties rank among 'America's Best'
Northwestern Memorial Hospital increased its number of specialties nationally ranked and appears in the majority of categories surveyed in the annual (2002-07-12)

Cedars-Sinai to hold first annual conference on stem cell therapies for neurological disorders
Experts from stem cell programs at respected research centers around the country will present information at an April 30 conference on stem cell therapy for neurological disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (2011-04-28)

Is there a difference in patient outcomes if a surgeon is involved in overlapping surgeries?
Overlapping surgery, defined as a surgeon's involvement in two operations scheduled at the same or overlapping times, appeared safe for patients undergoing neurosurgery. (2017-11-08)

Novel combined therapy extends life, diminishes pain in brain cancer patients
Researchers have created a novel combined technique to treat cancer patients by bathing the brain in chemotherapy and relieving pressure from spinal fluid build-up (hydrocephalus). (2011-07-14)

Study shows multiple-dose, targeted radiation more effective for treating pituitary tumors
A recent patient study at Houston Methodist Hospital proved that multiple small doses of highly focused radiation therapy is safer and more effective than a single larger dose of radiation at destroying pituitary gland tumors. (2015-12-16)

Congress of Neuological Surgeons meets in San Francisco
Breakthroughs in the treatment of pain and traumatic brain injury, pioneering techniques in brain stimulation for epilepsy and stroke patients and the latest information about the use of robots in neurosurgery are among the highlights of the 54th annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. (2004-10-19)

Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors
A team of neurosurgeons and scientists from Italy is looking into whether stem cells derived from a brain tumor patient's own skin can be used to fight the tumors. The researchers successfully grew stem cells from skin samples of adult patients with brain tumors. It is hoped that these cells can then be used as a new brain tumor therapy, which has been attempted successfully in mice. (2004-10-20)

TAG-1 induces apoptosisrelated gene expression without triggering glioma apoptosis
These findings, which were published in the Neural Regeneration Research, provide novel insight into the mechanisms of glial tumorigenesis. (2014-08-18)

No 'July phenomenon' for neurosurgery patients, reports Neurosurgery
For patients undergoing neurosurgery at teaching hospitals, there's no (2012-09-20)

TAG-1 induces apoptosisrelated gene expression without triggering glioma apoptosis
A recent study reported by Haigang Chang and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University in China verified the effects of transient axonal glycoprotein-1 on cell viability and p53, epidermal growth factor receptor, and amyloid precursor protein intracellular C-terminal domain expression in U251 glioma cells. (2014-05-07)

Virtual reality and robotics in neurosurgery -- promise and challenges
Robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, technically demanding operations, together with virtual reality environments to help them navigate through the brain, according to a special supplement to Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. (2012-12-20)

Qual­ity re­gisters for sur­gery ex­clude many treat­ment-re­lated ad­verse events
According to a recent study, many extensive national registries are primarily based on data collected for administrative purposes, and often feature selective and incomplete reporting of treatment outcomes. (2018-08-28)

Danger of epilepsy after being hit by a golf ball
A hazard of playing or watching golf is being hit by the occasional stray ball while on the course. But a brief report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Pyschiatry shows that golf balls travelling at speed can inflict more than just severe bruising, such as epilepsy. (2000-01-24)

New classification system for brain tumors
Despite modern chemoradiation therapy it is still very difficult to give reliable prognoses for malignant gliomas. Surgical removal of the glioma is still the preferred method of treatment. Doctors at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen's Department of Neurosurgery have now developed a new procedure for analyzing radiological imaging scans which makes it possible to predict the course of a disease relatively precisely. Their findings have now been published in the journal Scientific Reports. (2015-07-14)

UTHealth study: Stem cells may provide treatment for brain injuries
Stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow were safely used in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury, according to results of a Phase I clinical trial at UTHealth. The results were published in this month's issue of Neurosurgery. (2011-03-10)

Successful neurosurgery with transcranial MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound
The Magnetic Resonance Center of the University Children's Hospital Zurich has achieved a world first break through in MR-guided, noninvasive neurosurgery. Ten patients have been successfully treated by means of transcranial high-intensity focused ultrasound. This fully non-invasive procedure opens new horizons for neurosurgery and the treatment of different neurological brain disorders. (2009-06-22)

Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife
In 1989, when the University of Virginia Health System installed the first Gamma Knife neurosurgical instrument in Virginia, George H. W. Bush was president and the Berlin Wall was coming down. U.Va's Gamma Knife was the second in the U.S. and only the fifth in the world. (2004-11-19)

Study finds endoscopic brain surgery pioneered in Pittsburgh effective in children with tumors
A first-of-its-kind study published in the February issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics suggests endoscopic brain surgery, pioneered by surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has the potential to be safer and often more effective than conventional surgery in children with life-threatening conditions. (2007-02-08)

Limiting neurosurgery residents' work hours hasn't decreased complication rates
Limits on duty hours for residents in training haven't increased the safety of one common brain operation, concludes a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. (2012-11-19)

NYU Langone experts present research, clinical advances at neurosurgeons meeting
Neurosurgeons from NYU Langone Medical Center will present research and discuss surgical approaches and use of new technologies to treat neurosurgical conditions at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held April 14-18, 2012 in Miami Beach, FL. (2012-04-13)

Cancer researchers receive NIH grant to advance brain tumor therapies from lab to clinical trials
Cancer researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute will further develop novel treatments for brain tumors through a new, five-year, $6.24 million grant to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (2008-04-24)

Diffusion tensor imaging increases ability to remove benign tumors in children
A new study published this week in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics finds that operative plans for removing juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, or JPA, tumors in the thalamus of the brain can be augmented with Diffusion Tensor Imaging, or DTI. The sensitivity of DTI imaging allows for the visualization of nerve fiber bundles in the brain. This information can maximize the potential of completely removing the tumor while avoiding damage to the fiber bundles that are directly related to motor functions of the patient. (2009-12-04)

UI researchers stimulate human amygdala to gain key insight into SUDEP
University of Iowa researchers have identified areas of the human brain in which breathing is controlled and, in some cases, impaired. (2015-07-15)

Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
Using the most advanced radiation technology available in the region, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Philadelphia have for the first time wrapped beams of radiation around a patient's spine, relieving pain from cancerous tumors while avoiding the spinal cord. The technology - shaped beam surgery - relies on sophisticated computers to tailor the shape and intensity of radiation to fit the size and shape of the tumor while sparing healthy tissue. (2005-06-24)

International Vasospasm 2011 conference could be springboard for treatment guidelines
Cerebrovascular experts from around the world will gather in Cincinnati next month to discuss the science and clinical management of vasospasm, a dreaded, life-threatening complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage, while working toward an ambitious goal. They hope to generate the first set of guidelines in neurocritical care for the treatment of patients who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding stroke. (2011-06-21)

Neuron by neuron, Penn researchers study brain cells' attempts to heal themselves after severe injuries
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have won a $3.1 million bioengineering research grant to study brain injuries at a level of detail never before attained. The team, lead by Penn bioengineer David F. Meaney, will detect the genes and proteins altered in single neurons in the brain to better understand the cells' responses to contusions and other forms of brain trauma. (2001-08-14)

Optimal duration of percutaneous microballoon compression for trigeminal nerve injury
This release focuses on the optimal duration of percutaneous microballoon compression for trigeminal nerve injury. (2014-03-28)

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