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Title: Digital Phenotyping in Neurosurgery and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Digital Health

Date: April 29th, 2020

Time: 11.00 ET

Speaker: Dr. Tim Smith

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Authors: Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Elad I. Levy

Editor: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc

Publication Date: February 2020

Description: World-renowned experts have realized a fundamental reading for residents and specialists in the field of neurology, interventional radiology, and neurosurgery. The book, consisting of 40 chapters, offers exhaustive descriptions of neuroendovascular procedures and clinical cases through high-quality images, illustrations and over 140 videos accessible on mobile devices thanks to QR code.

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The American College of Surgeons suggests a few recommendations regarding the protection of workers during COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the experience collected and reported by other centers. The article underlines which strategies should be adopted to operate safely and to protect your family when returning home. Additional online resources are available in the text to provide comprehensive technical insights.

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Monday, 30 March 2020 11:29

UCLA 100 Subjects in Neurosurgery

The 100 UCLA Subjects in Neurosurgery is an educational resource of neurological topics created by the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery. Experts of different subspecialties offer a comprehensive description of diseases, treatment choices, and surgical procedures, to be accessible for all residents of any levels. The collection represents unmissable support for any neurosurgeon interested in consolidating its theoretic skills. Stay at home and continue to improve your education.

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What should we do when a Covid-19 patient (or a suspect) needs a surgical treatment? In this article, the authors provide guidelines for the management of COVID-19 cases, focusing on the characteristics and preparation of the operating room, personal protective equipment for all the staff, and the guidance for moving the patient.

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Sodium fluorescein (SF) is a water-soluble fluorophore emitting a green-yellow glow when hit by ultraviolet rays. It has been used in the field of ophthalmology for decades, and now, due to its ability to spread in areas with blood-brain barrier damage, it is increasingly applied also in neurosurgery. In this study, the purpose of the authors is to offer a critical analysis of the use of SF for surgical resection of central nervous tumors in the pediatric population.

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Monday, 24 February 2020 08:20

Publishing in Neurosurgery

Did you miss the webinar "Publishing in Neurosurgery" hold by Dr. James T. Rutka, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neurosurgery and chair of the department of surgery in Toronto? 

In his talk, he offers indispensable advice on how to structure a scientific manuscript and to get your work published, pointing out the importance of writing well and the common obstacles to publishing papers.

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"When we do what is right, we get good results. Good results translate into job satisfaction and fulfillment. Satisfaction and fulfillment, in turn, translate into happiness. A happy surgeon is an effective and productive surgeon."

These are only some of the inspiring words from the essay "The Mindful Neurosurgeon and the Art of Doing What’s Right" by Dr. Benzel, emeritus chairman and professor of neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic.

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Myelopathy represents a challenge in neurology and neurosurgery. Nowadays, its pathophysiology and evolution are still not completely understood. Prompt interventions and correct treatment options constitute the main determinants of short and long term prognosis. Which elements could help the clinicians to predict the prognosis? In this study, conducted by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) spine committee, the authors performed a comprehensive review of recent literature. The aim was to describe outcome measures, clinical and radiological variables that could influence the prognosis in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

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