Neurosurgery Watch

Stay up to date with the latest clinical findings in Neurosurgery Watch. Each month, our panel identifies and summarizes key points of selected significant papers from over 50 journals. We emphasize the most significant findings that potentially change clinical management or treatment of neurological diseases.

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Miami, Florida 
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Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines

April 1, 2019
Pediatrics
By: 
Brandon G. Rocque, MD MS
Source: 
Neurosurgery

This effort represents the third edition of guidelines for management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury from the Brain Trauma Foundation. Forty-eight studies are included that were not in the second edition (2012), though the level of evidence for most...

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What is the optimal blood pressure target for thrombolysis patients?

April 1, 2019
Cerebrovascular
By: 
Robert M. Starke, MD, MSC
Source: 
Lancet

Systolic blood pressure (BP) of more than 185 mm Hg is a contraindication to thrombolytic treatment in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients, but optimal post-thrombolysis target BP range is unknown. Recently, analysis of the BP control arm of the ENCHANTED...

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Reinfection rates after following treatment guidelines in CSF shunted children

March 4, 2019
Pediatrics
By: 
Brandon G. Rocque, MD MS
Source: 
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

In a recently reported large longitudinal cohort study of children who were treated for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection, the goal was to determine whether reinfection rates in CSF-shunted children with healthcare-associated ventriculitis/meningitis is altered by following Infectious Disease...

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New Guidelines for Managing Adults with Metastatic Brain Tumors

February 1, 2019
Tumor
By: 
Robert M. Starke, MD MSc
Source: 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Cerebral metastatic brain tumors are a common condition is a common condition. It is imperative to have a broad understanding of the literature to make evidence-based management decisions.  The newly released “Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on Managing Adults with...

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New Guidelines for Managing Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma

January 10, 2019
Spine, Trauma
By: 
Nathaniel P. Brooks, MD
Source: 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Thoracolumbar spine trauma is a common condition, and critical to have a solid understanding of the quality of the literature to make evidence-based management decisions.  The newly released “Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients...

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