Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 36 items for :

  • By Author: Rutka, James T. x
Clear All
Free access

James T. Rutka

I n this issue of the Journal , I am pleased to highlight and promote the publication of 9 new articles on the topic of global neurosurgery. 4–10 , 12 , 13 Many of the articles in this issue are derived from the efforts of authors from the Global Neurosurgery Initiative and the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard and their numerous collaborators. These articles follow on the heels of a recent issue in Neurosurgical Focus (Volume 45: Issue 4, October, 2018) that was entirely devoted to reducing inequities in global neurosurgery delivery. In

Free access

James T. Rutka

the widespread accessibility of scientific and clinical data have led to an exponential rise in the number of submissions and, consequently, the number of published pages in the JNS over the past 50 years. Whereas in 1963 there were 165 individual papers and 1111 pages of text published in the JNS , 1 in 2012 there were 1208 accepted manuscripts from a total of 3604 submissions, and a near 5-fold increase in pages printed at 5106 pages. Obviously, to accommodate such an incredible increase in volume of submissions and published works, some important innovations

Free access

James T. Rutka

(Volume 1, Number 1), we are provided with a glimpse of how neurosurgery was practiced 70 years ago. Ingraham and Bailey wrote on the use of fibrin products to promote hemostasis in the repair of dural defects; these products, and their newly engineered forms, are a quintessential part of neurosurgical practice to this day; 4 Mufson and Davidoff described the occurrence of multiple meningiomas in neurosurgical patients—and foreshadowed the delineation and definition of neurofibromatosis Type II (NF-II); 7 McKenzie wrote a technical note on the use of a cranial

Free access

James T. Rutka

Authors Title of Paper Impact 10th Anniversary Volume—1954  Fulton Recent advances in neurophysiology Description of the limbic system & somatic neocortex function  Davis & Craigmile Results of radioactive isotope encephalography in patients with verified intracranial tumors Description of the use of radioactive isotope imaging to visualize brain tumors  Love & Svien Results of decompression operation for trigeminal neuralgia A report foreshadowing the use of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia 25th Anniversary Volume—1969  Krayenbühl, Yaşargil

Free access

James T. Rutka

. 10.3171/20157.SPINE15656 2 Dacey RG Jr : Obituary. John Anthony Jane Sr., MD, PhD, 1931–2015 . J Neurosurg epub ahead of print October 23, 2015 . 10.3171/20159.JNS152183 3 Jane JA : A large aneurysm of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery in a 1-year-old child . J Neurosurg 18 : 245 – 247 , 1961 4 Pomeraniec IJ , Bond AE , Lopes MB , Jane JA Sr : Concurrent Alzheimer’s pathology in patients with clinical normal pressure hydrocephalus: correlation of high-volume lumbar puncture results, cortical brain biopsies, and outcomes

Restricted access

Discovering neurosurgery: new frontiers

The 2011 AANS Presidential Address

James T. Rutka

, meaning “I have found it,” that is, the joy of discovery. The term is most famously attributed to the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes, who reportedly proclaimed “eureka” when he stepped into a bath and noticed the change in the water level. At that instant in time, he understood that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body that he had submerged. He is said to have been so eager to share his discovery that he leaped out of the bathtub and ran through the streets of Syracuse naked. “Eureka” is also the motto of the state of

Free access

James T. Rutka

, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.5.JNS18974] 2 Guan J , Brock AA , Karsy M , Couldwell WT , Schmidt MH , Kestle JRW , : Managing overlapping surgery: an analysis of 1018 neurosurgical and spine cases . J Neurosurg 127 : 1096 – 1104 , 2017 27911238 10.3171/2016.8.JNS161226 3 Guan J , Karsy M , Brock AA , Couldwell WT , Kestle JRW , Jensen RL , : Impact of a more restrictive overlapping surgery policy: an analysis of pre- and postimplementation complication rates, resident involvement, and surgical wait times at a high-volume

Full access

Scellig S. D. Stone and James T. Rutka

surgery, resection volume and MSI localization in lesional frontal lobe epilepsy . Neuroimage 21 : 444 – 449 , 2004 23 Gobbi DG , Peters TM : Generalized 3D nonlinear transformations for medical imaging: an object-oriented implementation in VTK . Comput Med Imaging Graph 27 : 255 – 265 , 2003 24 Grondin R , Chuang S , Otsubo H , Holowka S , Snead OC III , Raybaud C , : The role of magnetoencephalography in pediatric epilepsy surgery . Childs Nerv Syst 22 : 779 – 785 , 2006 25 Hennessy MJ , Elwes RD , Binnie CD

Restricted access

Carlos G. Carlotti Jr., Venita Jay and James T. Rutka

anticipated volume resuscitation led to the successful removal of the lesion. In a case in which the lesion had its origins in the ovary, 20 the patient underwent surgery, with a good result. In a case of cardiac IHE, 5 the patient underwent a biopsy followed by steroid treatment, and the lesion subsequently regressed in size. Regression of IHEs, occurring either spontaneously or in response to therapy such as steroid medications, is intriguing. In the present case, because of the age of the neonate, the large size of the lesion, and its location in the occipital region

Full access

Andrew Jea, Shobhan Vachhrajani, Keyne K. Johnson and James T. Rutka

disconnection syndromes, related to surgical manipulation, frontal lobe retraction, and venous injury. These same small reports noted no signs of postradiosurgical side effects in short-and long-term follow-up. However, the true risk of induction of secondary malignancy is unknown. Also, a complete callosotomy cannot be performed in a single radiosurgical procedure due to the large treatment volume so if a total callosotomy is indicated a 2-staged procedure must be planned. Guerrero and Cohen 7 described the use of a rigid endoscope to enhance microsurgical visualization