Archive for May 2012

Lecture 42 – Pediatric Brain Tumors

Lecture 42 – Pediatric Brain Tumors by Harry V Vinters, MD

Lecture 41 – Ablative Procedures for Pain

Lecture 41 – Ablative Procedures for Pain by Antonio De Salles, MD, PhD

Lecture 40 – Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain

Lecture 40 – Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain by Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD

Lecture 39 – Pathology of the Pituitary Region

Lecture 39 – Pathology of the Pituitary Region by William H Yong, MD

Lecture 38 – Radiosurgery, stereotactic and radiotherapy: Why fractions for benign lesions?

Lecture 38 – Radiosurgery, stereotactic and radiotherapy: Why fractions for benign lesions? by Antionio De Salles, MD

Journal Club No. 1, 2012

University of Chicago Neurosurgery Journal Club

Participating:

Faculty: B Roitberg, F Brown, S Lam
Residents: M. Stamates; J Khader-Eliyas; A Bhansali, N Mansour, S Shakur, I Takagi.

Article #1

Wang, et al. Trends and variations in cervical spine surgery in the United States, Medicare beneficiaries, 1992 to 2005. Spine. 2009, 34 (9), 955-961.

Stamates:
Rates of surgery in the Medicare population have almost doubled over a decade (1990-2000). The purpose of this article was to examine surgical trends, particularly when they have had higher reported postoperative complications. This was a retrospective cohort study reviewing ICD-9 codes reported on Medicare claims. Patient were all 65 years of age or older and not enrolled in disability. Cervical fusion was the most common procedure, with almost 2/3 through an anterior approach. Most notable was the association between location and fusion rates, which were higher in the Northwest and South Central regions, with Idaho Medicare claims totaling 140 cervical fusions per 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries – the highest in the study.

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In Remembrance: Professor Aftab Qureshi

In Remembrance of Professor Aftab Qureshi

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

Professor Aftab Qureishi is no longer amongst us. The news of his death, while still in the captivity of his kidnappers, is devastating. Pakistan has lost yet another precious citizen and the medical fraternity, a valuable, hardworking & devoted colleague. One wonders how to come to terms with the loss of all these precious lives that are the result of thoughtless and cruel acts of violence.

Prof Aftab was head and professor of Neurosurgery at Liaquat University hospital in Hyderabad Sind. He was known for his never-ending sincerity and hard work for his patients. Our thoughts and prayers are with Professor Aftab’s family. May Allah give them the strength & patience to bear this huge, irreplaceable loss.

Neurocirugía Hoy, Vol. 3, Numero 12

Neurocirugía Hoy, Vol. 3, Numero 12

The new OrthoMind app: 100 orthopedic scores in your pocket

If you would like to know what your orthopedic colleagues are talking about in case of a high energetic trauma patient who has several fractures, this app may be useful for you. OrthoMind contains 100 orthopedic scores and classification systems, and is based on the “Top AppNeuroMind.

 

OrthoMind is available for the iPhone and iPad, and for Android.

More information and screenshots are available here.

Russian Neurosurgical Journal; Vol 4, No 1