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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...
1-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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Awake Lumbar Interbody Fusion

This article provides the reader with a glimpse of how effective lumbar surgery in select patients can be when performed without general anesthesia, open surgery, or a long convalescence in the hospital.
27-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Enhanced Recovery After Spine Surgery: 15 New Articles in the April Neurosurgical Focus

The April issue of Neurosurgical Focus contains 15 new articles on the principles of enhanced recovery after surgery and how these principles relate to spine surgery.
28-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Golf as a Contact Sport? How a Golf Swing can Lead to Early Lumbar Degeneration

The authors describe how the modern golfer repeatedly experiences minor traumatic injuries to the spine, which over time can result in a pathogenic process termed “repetitive traumatic discopathy.”
31-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST 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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