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Looking Back at RFK’s Assassination: A Medical Analysis of His Injuries and Neurosurgical Care

Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors “review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered for 3 hours prior to the emergency craniotomy, the clinical course, and, ultimately, the autopsy.” The...
13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Opioid Dependence in Patients with Degenerative Spondylolisthesis is More Likely to Occur Before than After Surgery

Researchers investigated risk factors for the development of opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). They found that, overall, patients were more likely to have a dependency on opioid medications...
15-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Assessment of Biomarkers of Subconcussive Head Trauma

Researchers evaluated the usefulness of biomarker testing in determining the potential extent of brain trauma suffered from repetitive subconcussive head impacts sustained over the course of a college football season.
23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Michael Jackson’s Antigravity Tilt—Talent, Magic, or a Bit of Both?

Three neurosurgeons from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, set out to examine Michael Jackson's antigravity tilt, introduced in the music video “Smooth Criminal,” from a neurosurgeon’s point of...
15-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lightning Carries Potential Danger to People with Deep Brain Stimulators

Patients receiving deep brain stimulation are warned that their neurostimulators may dysfunction when confronted by electromagnetic fields generated by particular electrical devices found at work, home, and in the hospital. A new and potentially...
25-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Acute and Chronic Changes in Myelin Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Preliminary research using mcDESPOTmagnetic resonance imaging shows changes in the myelin content of white matter in the brain following mild traumatic brain injury. Myelin changes are apparent at the time of injury and 3 months afterward.
25-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Glasgow Coma Scale–Pupils Score and Multifactor Probability Outcome Charts for Use in Patients with TBI

The University of Glasgow’s Sir Graham Teasdale, co-creator of the Glasgow Coma Scale, has teamed with Paul M. Brennan and Gordon D. Murray of the University of Edinburgh to create new assessment tools that build on the Glasgow Coma Scale to...
4-Apr-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smartphone-Assisted Neuroendoscopy

A variety of neurosurgical procedures are performed with the aid of smartphone-endoscope integration. The smartphone takes the place of a camera and video monitor. It is easy to use, more cost effective, and provides the surgeon with a more...
6-Mar-2018 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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