September 2014: AVMs: Strategies for Management and Outcome

AVMs: Strategies for Management and Outcome

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol of Indiana University, Indianapolis, speaks with Dr. Michael Lawton of the University of California, San Francisco. They discuss Dr. Lawton and colleagues’ article  “Treatment and outcomes of ARUBA-eligible patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations at a single institution,” which appears in this month’s issue. Find the issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

August 2014: Spinal Osteomyelitis With and Without Epidural Abscess: Diagnosis and Management Strategies

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Michael Wang of the University of Miami, Miami, Florida speaks with Dr. James Harrop of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They discuss Dr. Harrop and colleagues’ article  ” Timing in the surgical evacuation of spinal epidural abscesses” which appears in this month’s issue. Find this issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

July 2014: Lumbar Trauma

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Paul Arnold of the University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas speaks with Dr. Thomas Graillon of Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille, France. They discuss Dr. Graillon and colleagues’ article: “Circumferential management of unstable thoracolumbar fractures using an anterior expandable cage, as an alternative to an iliac crest graft, combined with a posterior screw fixation: results of a series of 85 patients” which appears in this month’s issue. Click here for the July issue of Neurosurgical Focus

June 2014: Health Economic Analysis of Modern Spinal Care

Health economic analysis of modern spinal care

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Frank Acosta of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, speaks with Kevin Ong of Exponent, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They discuss the article:  Perioperative outcomes, complications, and costs associated with lumbar spinal fusion in older patients with spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis,” which appears in this month’s issue. Click here for the June issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

May 2014: Adult Spinal Deformity: Pathophysiology and Corrective Measures

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Adam Kanter of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, speaks with Dr. Kai Ming Fu of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York. They discuss Dr. Fu and colleagues’ article: “The minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery algorithm: a reproducible rational framework for decision making in minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery” which appears in this month’s issue. Click here for the May issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

April 2014: History of Craniotomy, Cranioplasty, and Perioperative Care

History of Craniotomy, Cranioplasty, and Perioperative Care

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Charles Prestigiacomo of the Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Newark, speaks with Dr. Adam Sandler of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. They discuss Dr. Sandler and colleagues’ article  “The Reverend Russell H. Conwell, W. Wayne Babcock, and the “soup bone” cranioplasties of 1915,” which appears in this month’s issue. Click here for the April issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

March 2014: Intraoperative Spinal Imaging and Navigation

Intraoperative Spinal Imaging and Navigation—click here to listen.

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In this podcast, topic editor Dr. J. Patrick Johnson speaks with Dr. Terrence Kim. They are both with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. They discuss Dr. Kim and colleagues’ article:  “Clinical and radiographic outcomes of minimally invasive percutaneous pedicle screw placement with intraoperative CT (O-arm) image guidance navigation” which appears in this month’s issue. Find the March issue of Neurosurgical Focus here.

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