January 2016: Dynamic Stabilization of the Spine

Dynamic Stabilization of the Spine—click here to listen.

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In this podcast we hear a conversation between topic editor Dr. Vincent Traynelis of Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and Dr. Peter C. Gerszten and Erin Paschel, both with the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They discuss Dr. Gerszten, Ms. Paschel, and colleagues’ article, “ Posterior lumbar dynamic stabilization instead of arthrodesis for symptomatic adjacent-segment degenerative stenosis: description of a novel technique,” which appears in this month’s issue. Find this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

December 2015: Defining, Measuring, and Predicting Quality in Neurosurgery

Predicting Quality in Neurosurgery

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In this podcast we hear a conversation between topic editors Dr. Tony Asher and Dr. Matt McGirt, both affiliated with Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina.  They discuss Dr. McGirt and colleagues’ article, “The present and future of quality measures and public reporting in neurosurgery,” which appears in this month’s issue. Find this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

 

November 2015: Neuroimaging of Degenerative and Traumatic Encephalopathies

Neuroimaging of Degenerative and Traumatic Encephalopathies

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Meng Law of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California speaks with Dr. Michael Zeineh of Stanford University, Stanford, California.  They discuss Dr. Zeineh and colleagues’ article: “Seven-Tesla MRI and neuroimaging biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease,” which appears in this month’s issue. Find the November issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

September 2015: Imaging of the Peripheral Nerve

Imaging of the Peripheral Nerve

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Robert Spinner of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, speaks with Dr. Michel Kliot of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. They discuss Dr. Kliot and colleagues’ article, “Diffusion tensor imaging to visualize axons in the setting of nerve injury and recovery,” which appears in this month’s issue. Find this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

August 2015: Intradural Spinal Disorders

Intradural Spinal Disorders

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Doniel Drazin of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, speaks with Dr. François Porchet of the Schulthess Klinik, Zürich, Switzerland.  They discuss Dr. Porchet and colleagues’ article,  “Assessment of outcome in patients undergoing surgery for intradural spinal tumor using the multidimensional patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index and the modified McCormick Scale” which appears in this month’s issue. Find this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

July 2015: Infamous Neurological Injuries and Disease: Cases and Events of Historical, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Impact

Infamous Neurological Injuries and Disease—click here to listen.

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Mark Preul of the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona,  speaks with Dr. Ed Laws of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.  They discuss Dr. Laws and colleagues’ article,  “The neurosurgeon as baseball fan and inventor: Walter Dandy and the batter’s helmet,” which appears in this month’s issue. Click here for this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

June 2015: Deep Brain Stimulation Applications

Deep Brain Stimulation Applications—click here to listen.

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Kim Burchiel of the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, speaks with Dr. Michael Oh of the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They discuss Dr. Oh and colleagues’ article:  “Deep brain stimulation for obesity: past, present, and future targets,” which appears in this month’s issue. Click here for this month’s issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

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