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Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:00

Neurovascular Exchange WebSite

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Neurovascular Exchange is a robust online platform including news, presentations and videos concerning neurointervention. This resource is aimed at health care providers at various levels of training. Everyone can submit procedural videos or presentations for publication and this is a unique feature of this website. The education section provides access to several courses about neurovascular procedures.

 

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:13

Making Sense of AVM Surgery

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Dealing with arteriovenous malformation (AVMs), although these are vascular lesions like aneurysms, is way different and far more difficult than clipping an aneurysm. Having the right strategy is crucial for the successful end. Dr. Michael Lawton reveals tenets and techniques gained during his long experience in vascular neurosurgery. Understanding the organization of each AVM depending on its location in brain is of utmost importance. That is why Dr. Lawton categorized AVMs to seven types and explain approaches to each one of them.

Due to the tortuous path described by the vessel, PICA aneurysms present a particular challenge. In this article the authors describe the clinical features and surgical techniques used in the management of 7 complex PICA aneurysms.

 

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AUTHOR:

P Reilly, R Bullock

EDITOR:

CRC Press, 2005

 

This book offers a systematic evaluation of traumatic brain injury, trying to tackle the most difficult and challenging management problems facing clinicians in the management of traumatic brain injury. Inside there are several sections devoted to various aspects of traumatic brain injury, as classification of mechanisms of injury, classification of traumatic brain injury, physiological mechanisms involved in neuronal damage, measuring and monitoring the injury, pediatric head injury, missile wounds, outcome prediction, brain death, treatment. Detailed guidelines-based management algorithms are provided in the appendices.

 

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:45

4th AIIMS Annual Neurotrauma Conference

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Location: New Dehli, India

Neurotrauma (head and spinal injuries) remains a forefront contributor to high mortality and morbidity globally. Department of Neurosurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has taken the initiative to hold an update conference on recent advances in neurotrauma care annually for the last five years.

Groups of experts from all over the world will come together to share their experience in managing neurotrauma cases, discuss research and recent updates. The theme of this year is “Bridging Gap between Basic and Advanced Neurotrauma Care”.

This year, the event is more unique as it will be preceded by First AONeuro Seminar-Neurotrauma symposium (26th-27th October 2017) at AIIMS, New Delhi. This symposium will discuss at length updates on TBI in extremes of age. Faculty for this event range from WFNS president, TRACK TBI leaders and neurotrauma experts from the top centres of USA, Australia, Korea, Italy and many other countries. This course covers the current best strategies and considerations for managing neurotrauma patients. It features an international faculty of experts and is based on the competencies defined in AONeuro’s new neurotrauma curriculum. The course content is delivered using multiple educational methods. Comprehensive lectures concentrate on the understanding of core material. Interactive case presentations will further deepen this knowledge and facilitate the discussion in trauma management. Newly developed practical exercises enable participants to apply AO principles in the management of common injuries. Case-based discussions link the lecture material and practical skills with the clinical problems commonly encountered in everyday practice.

http://www.aiimsneurotrauma.com/

As is the case with many other tumours, the extent of resection of chordoma has been seen to correlate directly with prognosis. Surgical approach to these lesions is complicated due to their proximity to numerous critical neurovascular structures, however endonasal approaches are becoming more popular. Existing classification systems are based primarily on considering the requirements of open microsurgery. The authors of this article retrospectively reviewed 161 patients that underwent endonasal resection of chordomas at their unit, in order to develop a more endonasal-specific system of classification.

They describe a system of classifying endonasally approached chordomas based on their location. This system has the benefit of being more applicable to endonasal surgeries. Although the total and subtotal resection rates between tumours of the different classifications are described as ‘significant’, it is unclear whether this refers to statistical significance. The method will require further validation in larger studies before it can be fully adopted.

 

  

 

 

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(DOI: 10.1007/s10143-015-0696-1)

Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:08

AOSpine: a community of spine surgeons

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AOSpine is a community of spine surgeons from all over the world with the aim to generating, distrib­uting, and exchanging knowledge in the field of spinal pathologies.

AOSpine activities are focused on three major key points: education, research and community development. On the first point, AOSpine set up courses, symposia and academic congresses addressed to different types of surgeons. AOSpine Research is focused on generation of evidenced-based recommendations and clinical studies through the AOSpine Research Network and the AOSpine Knowledge Forums. AOSpine Membership make it possible both to facilitate knowledge access and promote knowledge exchange thanks to a global community of surgeons  passionate about scientific advance.

 

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Appropriate classification of thoracolumbar spinal injuries is crucial for appropriate management of patients and communication between healthcare professionals. The thoracolumbar injury and classification score (TLICS) was designed in 2005 to stratify spinal injuries based on their morphology, neurological sequelae and the integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex. Eleven years later, authors of the above article suggest a modified approach to TLICS, which they report shows greater correlation to outcomes in their series. Both are summarised below.

 

 

 

 

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(DOI: 10.1177/0284185115580487)

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR:

Curtis A. Dickman, Michael G. Fehlings, Ziya L. Gokaslan

 

EDITOR:
Thieme

 

PUBLICATION DATE:

March 2006

 

DESCRIPTION:

Spinal column and spinal cord tumors are relatively rare (approximately 3 to 4 times less common than intracranial tumors) with a variable incidence of 0.9 to 2.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants each year. Despite the relatively low impact from an epidemiological point of view, they are certainly an important chapter in the field of neurosurgery both for diagnosis and for the management of patients.

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice is a text that fully addresses all aspects of tumours in this region, providing a detailed analysis of the anatomy, pathology, evaluation, diagnosis, and management techniques of spinal column and cord tumors.

From a therapeutic point of view, both neurosurgical and non-surgical treatments such as systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, embolization techniques, external beam radiation
therapy, brachytherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery are addressed.

This book is a comprehensive text, lending insight into current techniques in managing these for all neurosurgeons and residents.

 

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:42

Eurospine 2017 - October 11 - 13, 2017

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The aims of EUROSPINE are to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of research, prevention and treatment of spine diseases. There is also a strong drive to improve the collaboration between European spinal surgery centres. This year’s meeting promises to be of a high calibre, with presentations by world-renowned experts, discussions on the latest scientific developments, and opportunities to meet with colleagues and friends. It will be an event from which you can learn a great deal and enjoy yourself, finally taking something back home that you can put it in practice.

 

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