General Neurosurgery/Other

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Effect of Anesthesia on Outcomes of Endovascular Thrombectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

February 1, 2017
General Neurosurgery / Other
By: 
Michelle J. Smith, MD
Source: 
JAMA

Mechanical thrombectomy in select patients with acute ischemic stroke is a proven treatment. However, optimal anesthesia during this procedure is debated. Schonenberger et al. performed a prospective, randomized, blinded outcome trial assessing the use of general endotracheal anesthesia versus conscious...

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Public Reporting of Surgical Outcomes: Position Statement and Recommendations

February 28, 2014
General Neurosurgery / Other
By: 
Nader Pouratian, MD PhD
Source: 
Surgical Quality Alliance

Public reporting of health care outcomes and utilization is increasingly expected by patients, purchasers, regulatory authorities, as well as physicians. Despite its clear potential to positively impact health care quality improvement efforts, most reporting standards and guidance focus on primary...