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Spine Surgery is Safe in Patients of Advanced Age

Japanese spine surgeons conducted a multicenter prospective study of spine surgeries performed in patients 80 years of age and older. Although the perioperative complication rate was high—20%, there were no major systemic complications and no...
10-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Changes in pupils after asymptomatic high-acceleration head impacts indicate changes in brain function

Researchers used quantitative pupillometry to detect pupillary changes in high-school athletes after they sustained a high-acceleration head impact. These pupillary changes, indicative of changes in brain function, were evident even when the...
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Can Aspirin Decrease the Rate of Intracranial Aneurysm Growth?

Researchers investigated whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. In 146 patients harboring multiple intracranial aneurysms, the researchers found an association between aspirin use and...
23-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Effectiveness of Electrical Stimulation in Producing Spinal Fusion

Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on the effect of electrical stimulation therapies on spinal fusion. They found significant improvement overall in the rates of bone fusion following a course of electrical...
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Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory Severe Tinnitus: Preliminary Results Show Safety and Efficacy

Researchers investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus in a small group of patients. They found the procedure to be safe and the results to be encouraging.
17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed, Video Journal: Neurosurgical Focus: Video

Announcement of new journal: Neurosurgical Focus: Video
27-Jun-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Microbes on Explanted Pedicle Screws: Possible Cause of Spinal Implant Failure

In this paper, the authors demonstrate a significant association between pedicle screw loosening and the presence of low-virulent pathogens on spinal implants.
21-May-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion.
9-Apr-2019 3:45 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...
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