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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 21:10

Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study 1 (GNOS‐1)

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Trauma remains the leading cause of death among those under the age of 45, with brain injury playing a significant role in determining mortality. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), therefore, exerts a considerable burden on healthcare systems, with remarkable geographical differences in treatments. The WFNS has collaborated with the NHS National Institute for Health Research to comprehensively investigate the surgical management of TBI. This is the first worldwide study of this nature, and the investigators invite you and your unit to participate.

Please see the site below for details of the protocol and how to enrol: GNOS study website

Monday, 15 October 2018 09:58

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 6

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The sixth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” provided by Mr Alamri, represents a quick overview of all the subspecialties which neurosurgery is split into. Starting with spine surgery, which comprises 50% of neurosurgical procedures, Mr Alamri then discusses functional surgery, a field principally concerned with movement disorders (i.e. Parkinson disease) and epilepsy. Vascular, trauma, neuro-oncology and pediatric subspecialties are all described in accessible terms, such that a lay-audience can easily get to grips with the difference between neurosurgeons working in the various areas.


Tuesday, 09 October 2018 03:06

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 5

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The fifth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” focuses on the CT scanner, an essential diagnostic tool which represents the gold standard for almost all the emergencies in neurosurgery.

In this video, Mr Alamri, supported by Ladvic’s amazing illustrations, tells us about x-ray functioning and takes us inside the A&E room of the Royal London Hospital, explaining how CT scanners work.


Monday, 01 October 2018 21:24

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 4

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The fourth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” is a guided tour inside the operating theatre.
Mr Alamri shows us the typical arrangement of a neurosurgical theatre: the operating table, the anesthetic machine and the operating microscope. This last item represents an essential tool in brain and spine surgeries, since it allows the view of less than millimeter anatomical structures.



Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:39

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 3

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The third episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog” was filmed on the helipad of the Royal London Hospital in conjunction with London’s Air Ambulance, a charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to people critically injured.

In this interesting interview, led by Mr Alamri, two captains of the London’s Air Ambulance talk about their experience. They share with us the best and the most challenging aspects of their work - not to mention, they talk about the coolest places they have landed…



Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:26

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog - Episode 2

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The second episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlogs” focuses on the Royal London Hospital which is part of the Barts Health NHS Trust, the biggest NHS trust in the UK. The building is located on Whitechapel Road in East London, and is more than 250 years old.

Mr Alamri takes us on a guided tour of the hospital, encompassing theatres, A&E and emergency radiology. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for more great content from Brainbook.




Tuesday, 11 September 2018 06:15

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog - Episode 1

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We are delighted to present the first episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog”, created by our official partner Brainbook, a neurosurgical platform based in London.

In this video, Mr Alex Alamri (Brainbook co-founder and neurosurgery registrar at the Royal London Hospital) introduces this amazing project which embodies one of the main statements of Brainbook: to demystify neurosurgery by showing what happens in a neurosurgical department on a day-to-day basis.  The principle goal of this project is to make the public (and especially patients) more comfortable with the neurosurgical world.

Various daily activities of a neurosurgeon are to be covered in subsequent episodes.

Monday, 27 August 2018 14:27

Spinal Cord Tumours

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Tumours of the spine and spinal cord represent nearly 15% of primary central nervous system tumours. Based on the compartment involved they can be subdivided into extradural and intradural; the latter group further divided into extra- and intramedullary tumours. The most common extramedullary tumours are meningioma and schwannoma, while ependymoma, astrocytoma and haemangioblastoma are the most prevalent intramedullary lesions.

In this video Dr. David W Newell, the founder of the Seattle Neuroscience Institute, exposes the anatomical features and the diagnostic process for these lesions, by focusing on their surgical management.


Thursday, 23 August 2018 20:40

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Forum Webinar Series

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Gail Rosseau, Chairman of Skull Base Surgery at Northshore University and Chair of the WHO-WFNS Liaison Committee, will be speaking in this webinar on Sunday 26th August at 13:00 GMT. Her talk will be entitled 'Global Neurosurgery: Advancing Progress at the World Health Assembly and the World Health Organisation.

Follow the webinar

Zoom Webinar ID: 490-757-760

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:46

Global Neurosurgery Surveys

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The WFNS, Harvard Medical School and NIHR are collaborating to investigate ways in which the provision of neurosurgical services can be improved globally. There are two separate 20-minute surveys they would like your input with. Those who complete the surveys have the opportunity to be listed as collaborators in the appendix of the final manuscript.
Click below to fill in the surveys:

Perspectives Survey 

Capacity Assessment Survey