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Can we build better? Challenges with geospatial and financial accessibility in the Caribbean. Illustrative case

Ellianne J dos Santos Rubio, Chrystal Calderon, Annegien Boeykens, Kee B Park
Journal of Neurosurgery
The Caribbean is a region bounded by the Caribbean Sea, which is rich in diversity and culture. The differences within the Caribbean region extend across financial statuses, healthcare policies, spoken languages, and socio-political philosophies. Within the medical healthcare services, deficiencies are noted in the majority of Caribbean nations in terms of access to neurosurgical care.

History of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Neurosurgical Training

Mitch R Paro, David S Hersh, Ketan R Bulsara
Review World Neurosurg. 2022 Aug 14;167:37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.08.042. Online ahead of print
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are rapidly growing technologies. Both have been applied within neurosurgery for presurgical planning and intraoperative navigation, but VR and AR technology is particularly promising for the education of neurosurgical trainees. With the increasing demand for high impact yet efficient educational strategies, VR- and AR-based simulators…

Virtual-Augmented Reality and Life-Like Neurosurgical Simulator for Training: First Evaluation of a Hands-On Experience for Residents

Salvatore Petrone, Fabio Cofano, Federico Nicolosi, Giannantonio Spena, Marco Moschino, Giuseppe Di Perna, Andrea Lavorato, Michele Maria Lanotte and Diego Garbossa
ORIGINAL RESEARCH article Front. Surg., 19 May 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2022.862948
In the recent years, growing interest in simulation-based surgical education has led to various practical alternatives for medical training. More recently, courses based on virtual reality (VR) and three-dimensional (3D)-printed models are available. In this paper, a hybrid (virtual and physical) neurosurgical simulator has been validated, equipped with augmented reality (AR) capabilities…

New neuroanatomy learning paradigms for the next generation of trainees: A novel literature-based 3D methodology

Nicolosi F, Pessina F, Gelmi CAE, Belotti F, Mahoney DE, Agosti E, Serioli S, Saraceno G, Dimitrov A, Rossini Z, Spena G.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 Nov;210:106948. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.106948. Epub 2021 Sep 23
An appreciation for complex three-dimensional relationships in neuroanatomy forms a fundamental tenet of neurosurgical education. The value of experience in the cadaver lab is indisputable; however, it is expensive and often inaccessible. The wide availability of 3D technologies has opened new possibilities, although scientific inaccuracy has hitherto limited their use…

Next-Generation Simulation—Integrating Extended Reality Technology Into Medical Education

Aalap Herur-Raman, Neil D. Almeida, Walter Greenleaf, Dorian Williams, Allie Karshenas and Jonathan H. Sherman
REVIEW article. Front. Virtual Real., 07 September 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/frvir.2021.693399
In recent years, the advancement of eXtended Reality (XR) technologies including Virtual and Augmented reality (VR and AR respectively) has created new human-computer interfaces that come increasingly closer to replicating natural human movements, interactions, and experiences. In medicine, there is a need for tools that accelerate learning and enhance the realism of training as medical…

Social media for dissemination and public engagement in neurosurgery—the example of Brainbook

A Alamri, P Rogers, C Kearns, T Doke, A Al-Habib, F Servadei, P J Hutchinson, A G Kolias, Chris Uff
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2019 Jan;161(1):5-9. doi: 10.1007/s00701-018-3757-8. Epub 2018 Dec 10
Public engagement has become one of the most effective tools in gaining feedback and perspectives from members of the public, involving patients with decisions, and inspiring young people to carry the medical profession forwards…

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Can we build better? Challenges with geospatial and financial accessibility in the Caribbean. Illustrative case

Ellianne J dos Santos Rubio, Chrystal Calderon, Annegien Boeykens, Kee B Park
Journal of Neurosurgery
The Caribbean is a region bounded by the Caribbean Sea, which is rich in diversity and culture. The differences within the Caribbean region extend across financial statuses, healthcare policies, spoken languages, and socio-political philosophies. Within the medical healthcare services, deficiencies are noted in the majority of Caribbean nations in terms of access to neurosurgical care.

Neurosurgical Education Using Cadaver-Free Brain Models and Augmented Reality: First Experiences from a Hands-On Simulation Course for Medical Students

Ibrahim E. Efe, Emre Çinkaya, Leonard D. Kuhrt, Melanie M. T. Bruesseler, Armin Mührer-Osmanagic
Medicina 2023, 59(10), 1791; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina59101791
Background and Objectives: Neurosurgery has been underrepresented in the medical school curriculum. Advances in augmented reality and 3D printing have opened the way for early practical training through simulations. We assessed the usability of the UpSurgeOn simulation-based training model and report first experiences from a hands-on neurosurgery course for medical students.

Training models and simulators for endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: a systematic review

Giacomo Santona, Alba Madoglio, Davide Mattavelli, Mario Rigante, Marco Ferrari, Liverana Lauretti, Pierpaolo Mattogno, Claudio Parrilla, Pasquale De Bonis, Jacopo Galli, Alessandro Olivi, Marco Maria Fontanella, Antonio Fiorentino, Mauro Serpelloni, Francesco Doglietto
Neurosurgical Review (2023) 46:248 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10143-023-02149-3
Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery is a novel surgical technique requiring specific training. Different models and simulators have been recently suggested for it, but no systematic review is available…

Benchtop simulation of the retrosigmoid approach: Validation of a surgical simulator and development of a task-specific outcome measure score

Simon C Williams, Razna Ahmed, Joseph Darlington Davids, Jonathan P Funnell, John Gerrard Hanrahan, Hugo Layard Horsfall, William Muirhead, Federico Nicolosi, Lewis Thorne, Hani J Marcus, Patrick Grover
World Neurosurg X. 2023 Jun 24;20:100230. doi: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2023.100230. eCollection 2023 Oct.
Neurosurgical training is changing globally. Reduced working hours and training opportunities, increased patient safety expectations, and the impact of COVID-19 have reduced operative exposure. Benchtop simulators enable trainees to develop surgical skills in a controlled environment. We aim to validate a high-fidelity simulator model (RetrosigmoidBox, UpSurgeOn) for the retrosigmoid approach to t

A synthetic model simulator for intracranial aneurysm clipping: validation of the UpSurgeOn AneurysmBox

Razna Ahmed, William Muirhead, Simon C. Williams, Biswajoy Bagchi, Priyankan Datta, Priya Gupta, Carmen Salvadores Fernandez, Jonathan P. Funnell, John G. Hanrahan, Joseph D. Davids, Patrick Grover, Manish K. Tiwari, Mary Murphy, Hani J. Marcus
ORIGINAL RESEARCH article. Front. Surg., 31 May 2023. Sec. Neurosurgery. Volume 10 – 2023 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2023.1185516
In recent decades, the rise of endovascular management of aneurysms has led to a significant decline in operative training for surgical aneurysm clipping. Simulation has the potential to bridge this gap and benchtop synthetic simulators aim to combine the best of both anatomical realism and haptic feedback. The aim of this study was to validate a synthetic benchtop simulator for aneurysm…

Assessing the impact of neurosurgery and neuroanatomy simulation using 3D non-cadaveric models amongst selected African medical students

Berjo Dongmo Takoutsing, Ubraine Njineck Wunde, Yvan Zolo, Geneviève Endalle, Dieunedort Arnold Menga Djaowé, Léopoldine Sybile Ngoune Tatsadjieu, Ines Miste Zourmba, Aminatou Dadda, Roland Ndouh Nchufor, Cyrille Duquesne Nkouonlack, Ernestine Renée Atangana Bikono, Jean Paul Oumarou Magadji, Casimir Fankem, Alain Bertrand Tchoupo Jibia, Ignatius Esene
Front Med Technol. 2023 May 4;5:1190096. doi: 10.3389/fmedt.2023.1190096. eCollection 2023.
Laboratory dissections are essential to acquire practical skills to perform neurosurgical procedures. Despite being traditionally done on cadavers, they are often unavailable and suffer from cultural barriers in the African context. Non-cadaveric UpSurgeOn neurosurgery models have been developed to bridge this barrier, providing an almost similar experience with the human body. This study…

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Can we build better? Challenges with geospatial and financial accessibility in the Caribbean. Illustrative case

Ellianne J dos Santos Rubio, Chrystal Calderon, Annegien Boeykens, Kee B Park
Journal of Neurosurgery
The Caribbean is a region bounded by the Caribbean Sea, which is rich in diversity and culture. The differences within the Caribbean region extend across financial statuses, healthcare policies, spoken languages, and socio-political philosophies. Within the medical healthcare services, deficiencies are noted in the majority of Caribbean nations in terms of access to neurosurgical care.

Neurosurgical Education Using Cadaver-Free Brain Models and Augmented Reality: First Experiences from a Hands-On Simulation Course for Medical Students

Ibrahim E. Efe, Emre Çinkaya, Leonard D. Kuhrt, Melanie M. T. Bruesseler, Armin Mührer-Osmanagic
Medicina 2023, 59(10), 1791; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina59101791
Background and Objectives: Neurosurgery has been underrepresented in the medical school curriculum. Advances in augmented reality and 3D printing have opened the way for early practical training through simulations. We assessed the usability of the UpSurgeOn simulation-based training model and report first experiences from a hands-on neurosurgery course for medical students.

Training models and simulators for endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: a systematic review

Giacomo Santona, Alba Madoglio, Davide Mattavelli, Mario Rigante, Marco Ferrari, Liverana Lauretti, Pierpaolo Mattogno, Claudio Parrilla, Pasquale De Bonis, Jacopo Galli, Alessandro Olivi, Marco Maria Fontanella, Antonio Fiorentino, Mauro Serpelloni, Francesco Doglietto
Neurosurgical Review (2023) 46:248 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10143-023-02149-3
Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery is a novel surgical technique requiring specific training. Different models and simulators have been recently suggested for it, but no systematic review is available…

Benchtop simulation of the retrosigmoid approach: Validation of a surgical simulator and development of a task-specific outcome measure score

Simon C Williams, Razna Ahmed, Joseph Darlington Davids, Jonathan P Funnell, John Gerrard Hanrahan, Hugo Layard Horsfall, William Muirhead, Federico Nicolosi, Lewis Thorne, Hani J Marcus, Patrick Grover
World Neurosurg X. 2023 Jun 24;20:100230. doi: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2023.100230. eCollection 2023 Oct.
Neurosurgical training is changing globally. Reduced working hours and training opportunities, increased patient safety expectations, and the impact of COVID-19 have reduced operative exposure. Benchtop simulators enable trainees to develop surgical skills in a controlled environment. We aim to validate a high-fidelity simulator model (RetrosigmoidBox, UpSurgeOn) for the retrosigmoid approach to t

A synthetic model simulator for intracranial aneurysm clipping: validation of the UpSurgeOn AneurysmBox

Razna Ahmed, William Muirhead, Simon C. Williams, Biswajoy Bagchi, Priyankan Datta, Priya Gupta, Carmen Salvadores Fernandez, Jonathan P. Funnell, John G. Hanrahan, Joseph D. Davids, Patrick Grover, Manish K. Tiwari, Mary Murphy, Hani J. Marcus
ORIGINAL RESEARCH article. Front. Surg., 31 May 2023. Sec. Neurosurgery. Volume 10 – 2023 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2023.1185516
In recent decades, the rise of endovascular management of aneurysms has led to a significant decline in operative training for surgical aneurysm clipping. Simulation has the potential to bridge this gap and benchtop synthetic simulators aim to combine the best of both anatomical realism and haptic feedback. The aim of this study was to validate a synthetic benchtop simulator for aneurysm…

Assessing the impact of neurosurgery and neuroanatomy simulation using 3D non-cadaveric models amongst selected African medical students

Berjo Dongmo Takoutsing, Ubraine Njineck Wunde, Yvan Zolo, Geneviève Endalle, Dieunedort Arnold Menga Djaowé, Léopoldine Sybile Ngoune Tatsadjieu, Ines Miste Zourmba, Aminatou Dadda, Roland Ndouh Nchufor, Cyrille Duquesne Nkouonlack, Ernestine Renée Atangana Bikono, Jean Paul Oumarou Magadji, Casimir Fankem, Alain Bertrand Tchoupo Jibia, Ignatius Esene
Front Med Technol. 2023 May 4;5:1190096. doi: 10.3389/fmedt.2023.1190096. eCollection 2023.
Laboratory dissections are essential to acquire practical skills to perform neurosurgical procedures. Despite being traditionally done on cadavers, they are often unavailable and suffer from cultural barriers in the African context. Non-cadaveric UpSurgeOn neurosurgery models have been developed to bridge this barrier, providing an almost similar experience with the human body. This study…

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Can we build better? Challenges with geospatial and financial accessibility in the Caribbean. Illustrative case

Ellianne J dos Santos Rubio, Chrystal Calderon, Annegien Boeykens, Kee B Park
Journal of Neurosurgery
The Caribbean is a region bounded by the Caribbean Sea, which is rich in diversity and culture. The differences within the Caribbean region extend across financial statuses, healthcare policies, spoken languages, and socio-political philosophies. Within the medical healthcare services, deficiencies are noted in the majority of Caribbean nations in terms of access to neurosurgical care.

Neurosurgical Education Using Cadaver-Free Brain Models and Augmented Reality: First Experiences from a Hands-On Simulation Course for Medical Students

Ibrahim E. Efe, Emre Çinkaya, Leonard D. Kuhrt, Melanie M. T. Bruesseler, Armin Mührer-Osmanagic
Medicina 2023, 59(10), 1791; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina59101791
Background and Objectives: Neurosurgery has been underrepresented in the medical school curriculum. Advances in augmented reality and 3D printing have opened the way for early practical training through simulations. We assessed the usability of the UpSurgeOn simulation-based training model and report first experiences from a hands-on neurosurgery course for medical students.

Training models and simulators for endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: a systematic review

Giacomo Santona, Alba Madoglio, Davide Mattavelli, Mario Rigante, Marco Ferrari, Liverana Lauretti, Pierpaolo Mattogno, Claudio Parrilla, Pasquale De Bonis, Jacopo Galli, Alessandro Olivi, Marco Maria Fontanella, Antonio Fiorentino, Mauro Serpelloni, Francesco Doglietto
Neurosurgical Review (2023) 46:248 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10143-023-02149-3
Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery is a novel surgical technique requiring specific training. Different models and simulators have been recently suggested for it, but no systematic review is available…

Benchtop simulation of the retrosigmoid approach: Validation of a surgical simulator and development of a task-specific outcome measure score

Simon C Williams, Razna Ahmed, Joseph Darlington Davids, Jonathan P Funnell, John Gerrard Hanrahan, Hugo Layard Horsfall, William Muirhead, Federico Nicolosi, Lewis Thorne, Hani J Marcus, Patrick Grover
World Neurosurg X. 2023 Jun 24;20:100230. doi: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2023.100230. eCollection 2023 Oct.
Neurosurgical training is changing globally. Reduced working hours and training opportunities, increased patient safety expectations, and the impact of COVID-19 have reduced operative exposure. Benchtop simulators enable trainees to develop surgical skills in a controlled environment. We aim to validate a high-fidelity simulator model (RetrosigmoidBox, UpSurgeOn) for the retrosigmoid approach to t

A synthetic model simulator for intracranial aneurysm clipping: validation of the UpSurgeOn AneurysmBox

Razna Ahmed, William Muirhead, Simon C. Williams, Biswajoy Bagchi, Priyankan Datta, Priya Gupta, Carmen Salvadores Fernandez, Jonathan P. Funnell, John G. Hanrahan, Joseph D. Davids, Patrick Grover, Manish K. Tiwari, Mary Murphy, Hani J. Marcus
ORIGINAL RESEARCH article. Front. Surg., 31 May 2023. Sec. Neurosurgery. Volume 10 – 2023 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2023.1185516
In recent decades, the rise of endovascular management of aneurysms has led to a significant decline in operative training for surgical aneurysm clipping. Simulation has the potential to bridge this gap and benchtop synthetic simulators aim to combine the best of both anatomical realism and haptic feedback. The aim of this study was to validate a synthetic benchtop simulator for aneurysm…

Assessing the impact of neurosurgery and neuroanatomy simulation using 3D non-cadaveric models amongst selected African medical students

Berjo Dongmo Takoutsing, Ubraine Njineck Wunde, Yvan Zolo, Geneviève Endalle, Dieunedort Arnold Menga Djaowé, Léopoldine Sybile Ngoune Tatsadjieu, Ines Miste Zourmba, Aminatou Dadda, Roland Ndouh Nchufor, Cyrille Duquesne Nkouonlack, Ernestine Renée Atangana Bikono, Jean Paul Oumarou Magadji, Casimir Fankem, Alain Bertrand Tchoupo Jibia, Ignatius Esene
Front Med Technol. 2023 May 4;5:1190096. doi: 10.3389/fmedt.2023.1190096. eCollection 2023.
Laboratory dissections are essential to acquire practical skills to perform neurosurgical procedures. Despite being traditionally done on cadavers, they are often unavailable and suffer from cultural barriers in the African context. Non-cadaveric UpSurgeOn neurosurgery models have been developed to bridge this barrier, providing an almost similar experience with the human body. This study…