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Combined use of minimal access craniotomy, intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging, and awake functional mapping for the resection of gliomas in 61 patients

Benjamin B. Whiting, Bryan S. Lee, Vaidehi Mahadev, Hamid Borghei-Razavi, Sanchit Ahuja, Xuefei Jia, Alireza M. Mohammadi, Gene H. Barnett, Lilyana Angelov, Shobana Rajan, Rafi Avitsian, and Michael A. Vogelbaum

, Berger MS , Gelb AW : Anesthesia for awake craniotomy: a how-to guide for the occasional practitioner . Can J Anaesth 64 : 517 – 529 , 2017 10.1007/s12630-017-0840-1 28181184 16 Rahmathulla G , Recinos PF , Traul DE , Avitsian R , Yunak M , Harper NT , : Surgical briefings, checklists, and the creation of an environment of safety in the neurosurgical intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging suite . Neurosurg Focus 33 ( 5 ): E12 , 2012 10.3171/2012.9.FOCUS12260 23116092 17 Rajan S , Cata JP , Nada E , Weil R , Pal R

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Intraoperative complications in pediatric neurosurgery: review of 1807 cases

Erik J. van Lindert, Sebastian Arts, Laura M. Blok, Mark P. Hendriks, Luc Tielens, Martine van Bilsen, and Hans Delye

communication problems. Work flow and procedures have been improved in our hospital by the introduction of a briefing with the complete operating room team at the start of the day of surgery, a time-out procedure before each surgery, a sign-out procedure after each surgery, a double-check procedure for medication and blood products, and a debriefing at the end of the workday. These procedures have been further improved and tightened by digitalization of these processes with the introduction of new electronic health record software (EPIC Systems). Furthermore, in 2013, all

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Intraoperative image-guided spinal navigation: technical pitfalls and their avoidance

Gazanfar Rahmathulla, Eric W. Nottmeier, Stephen M. Pirris, H. Gordon Deen, and Mark A. Pichelmann

-assisted fluoroscopic navigation in the lumbar spine in vivo . J Spinal Disord Tech 19 : 109 – 113 , 2006 10.1097/01.bsd.0000168513.68975.8a 48 Rahmathulla G , Recinos PF , Traul DE , Avitsian R , Yunak M , Harper NT , : Surgical briefings, checklists, and the creation of an environment of safety in the neurosurgical intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging suite . Neurosurg Focus 33 : 5 E12 , 2012 10.3171/2012.9.FOCUS12260 49 Rajasekaran S , Vidyadhara S , Ramesh P , Shetty AP : Randomized clinical study to compare the accuracy of

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Neurosurgery and human immunodeficiency virus in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy: a review

Duncan Henderson, Hugh P. Sims-Williams, Thomas Wilhelm, Helen Sims-Williams, Sanjay Bhagani, and Lewis Thorne

. These may occur on the wards or in the operating room (with only 20% attributed to the operating room in the United Kingdom). 1 A range of techniques exist to minimize the risk of sharps injuries, including a “no touch” suturing technique, use of a neutral zone for the passing of sharps, use of needle safety devices, and the use of blunt needles for fascial and muscle closure. When the HIV status of a patient is known, additional practices are commonly employed. These include highlighting the potential risk during the surgical briefing, minimizing the number of

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46th Annual Meeting The American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons

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coordination among surgical teams are known causes of preventable medical harms waste, and stress. Processes designed to improve perioperative communication have been shown to reduce errors and complications and to improve quality. There is extensive evidence supporting the use of checklists, timeouts, and debriefs. One such activity is the pre-operative huddle. This briefing includes the entire surgical team. It is an attempt to ensure that every member of the operative team has clarity regarding the specifics of the proposed surgical procedure and the respective patient

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Acromegaly: a review of current medical therapy and new drugs on the horizon

Maria Fleseriu, Johnny B. Delashaw Jr., and David M. Cook

treatment for acromegaly . Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 71 : 86 – 91 , 2009 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2008.03469.x 58 Higham CE , Trainer PJ : Advances in our understanding of acromegaly—is there an optimal management regimen? . US Endocrinology Touch Briefings 5 : 51 – 54 , 2009 . ( http://www.touchendocrinology.com/articles/advances-our-understandingacromegaly-there-optimal-management-regimen?mini=calendar/2010/8/all& ) 10.17925/USE.2009.05.1.51 59 Holdaway IM , Rajasoorya C : Epidemiology of acromegaly . Pituitary 2 : 29 – 41 , 1999 10.1023/A

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Neurological recovery following traumatic spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Mahsa Eskian, Yi Lu, Maryam Chalangari, James S. Harrop, Seyed Behnam Jazayeri, Simin Seyedpour, Behzad Khodaei, Mostafa Hosseini, and Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

, 112 Based on these criteria, each retrieved article was screened for eligibility by 2 independent reviewers at the title and abstract level, and then full-text level if potentially relevant. All reviewers were trained to perform the screening by senior authors after several briefing sessions and standardized pilot searches. When unavailable online, full-text reports were requested from corresponding authors via email. In case of multiple publications on the same cohort of patients, only the article containing the most comprehensive set of data was included. In case