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Clinical Appearance and Unusual Imaging Findings of Pediatric Ketamine Overdose

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This is a case report about a 10-month-old infant who inadvertently ingested ketamine. The authors offer details of the pastient's clinical course as well as unexpected imaging findings.
8-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Noninvasive Method of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

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German researchers report preliminary findings that show a noninvasive method of monitoring intracranial pressure (ICP) that could rival the gold standards of invasive intraventricular and intraparenchymal monitoring. The device uses advanced signal...
1-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

JFK’s Back Problems—A New Look

JFK promoted an image of himself as a young, healthy, strong-bodied man. But this image belies the truth: that Kennedy’s life was plagued by illnesses and he required strong medication to perform his tasks as president. This paper sheds light on ...
5-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3D Printing and Hollywood Special FX Bring Heightened Reality to Surgical Training

Using 3D printing and Hollywood-style special effects, researchers constructed a neurosurgery training simulation model whose physical and functional qualities closely mimic those of the head and brain structures of an adolescent human patient.
18-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomechanical Analysis of Head Injury in Pediatric Patients

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The biomechanics of head injury in youths (5 to 18 years of age) have been poorly understood. A new study reported in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics set out to determine what biomechanical characteristics predispose youths with concussions...
21-Mar-2017 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Risk of Postoperative Infection When Spinal Fusion Surgery Closely Follows Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Research conducted at the University of Virginia suggests that patients may wish to take a 1 to 3 month break from lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) before undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery. Why? An increased risk of infection has...
8-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Candidates for Bionic Hand Reconstruction

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Researchers offer a treatment algorithm, or protocol, for identifying patients with global (flail arm) brachial plexus injuries who are likely to benefit from trading in their insensate and nonfunctional hand for a myoelectric prosthetic device.
11-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing in Children and Adolescents with Sports-Related Concussion

Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. This is the finding of a new study reported in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
6-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AANS, CNS, & Joint Cerebrovascular Section Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy in Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section strongly endorse interventional thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke based on findings of the...
24-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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