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Monday, 07 August 2017 09:34

Brain Trauma Foundation

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Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) was created in 1986 by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar and the board of the Sunny von Bulow Coma and Head Trauma Research Foundation. The purpose was to support research about traumatic brain injuries. Nowadays, BTF continues in the research field but first of all it is known for its evidence-based guidelines. The aim is to improve the outcome of patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries.


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Monday, 07 August 2017 09:28

Neurotrauma Essentials

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Neurotrauma is a critical public health problem that should be managed in an appropriate manner and time. These conditions result in a large number of deaths and impairments leading to permanent disabilities. That is why it is important not only for neurosurgeons, but also for every physician to know the symptoms and initial management of brain and spinal cord injuries. This video presents basic knowledge and techniques on how to cope with them. Dr. Patel explains how to diagnose and treat the most commonly seen neurological injuries.



Brain injury continues to present a significant treatment challenge. Not only is initial, life-saving management of these patients complicated, but progress with improving long-term neurological prognosis is slow. In such a climate, it is necessary to investigate the use of new therapies. In this article, the authors discuss the use of cerium oxide nanoparticles in models of neurological injury. The implication of free-radicals in exacerbating brain injury is demonstrated, and also the use of antioxidants to address this.


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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:58

Oxford Textbook of Neuro-Oncology

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Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology series, the Oxford Textbook of Neuro-Oncology covers the pathophysiology, diagnosis, classification, and management of tumours of the nervous system. The book provides a comprehensive overview of tumour subtypes, in accordance with WHO classifications, along with management plans for adult and paediatric populations. The international team of co-editors ensures that expert commentaries on existing and wide-reaching diagnostic and treatment guidelines (including NCCN and ESMO) are accessible by a global audience.


Tracy Batchelor, Ryo Nishikawa, Nancy Tarbell, Michael Weller


Oxford University Press

Publication date:

September 2017

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October 6 – 7, 2017


Marseille, France


*€50 euro discount on registration for EANS Members!*


This conference aims to bring together specialists in multiple fields (e.g. surgery, radiology, oncology, lab-based researchers) working on different areas of brain metastasis from various aetiologies. The overarching goal of this cross-sectional meeting is to generate a set of research priorities that would stimulate integrated scientific and clinical investigation, directed at understanding basic processes of brain metastasis and translating such insights to clinical care.

The event will be held under the auspices of EORTC, EANO, EANS, the French neuro-oncology group ANOCEF and the French society of neurosurgery.


Metastases are frequently reported to be the most common neoplasms in the central nervous system among adult patients. The intracranial burden of the disease is often associated with seizures - a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in itself. In this article, the authors examine the risk factors for preoperative seizures attributed to metastases, and their management postoperatively.

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:49


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Neurosurgery is one of the most specialised fields in medicine. Different pathologies are described from pathophysiology to diagnosis and treatment here on this site. This website is an indispensable companion for medical students, residents or nurses who want to go over the basics of neurosurgery.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:17

Parasagittal and Parafalcine Meningiomas

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There is today nothing in the whole realm of surgery more gratifying than the successful removal of a meningioma with subsequent perfect functional recovery

                                                                                              Harvey Cushing


This is a video from The Neurosurgical Atlas of Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D. It presents key steps in the management of meningiomas, which are frequently seen in neurosurgical centres all over the world. The discussion is held by Dr. Gadol and Dr. McDermott, who has a specialist interest in the resection of complex brain tumours.



Gliomatosis cerebri is a term principally used to describe a growth pattern of diffuse gliomas occupying three or more lobes. Studying this condition is complicated by its low prevalence and histological variation. The aim of this study was to elucidate the influence of clinical practice patterns on the survival of patients with gliomatosis cerebri.

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Winning several prizes, including first place from the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards for Surgical Specialties and winner of the 2017 PROSE Awards for Textbook/Clinical Medicine, Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade is a great addition to the neurosurgical literature.
Paediatric Neurosurgery is a uniquely exacting subspecialty in which surgeons are given the extraordinary privilege of alleviating suffering for gravely ill children, and in best-case scenarios, restoring their health. Understanding the vast and complex anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology that evolves throughout childhood presents considerable challenges.
This state-of-the-art volume is an unparalleled teaching tool that reveals invaluable tricks of the trade.With its complete coverage of the field today and focus on enhancing performance in the operating room, this book will unquestionably be an outstanding resource for practitioners and trainees in pediatric neurosurgery.

Alan R. Cohen


Publication date:
November 2015

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