Car Surfing

Car Surfing

Special edition JNS: Pediatrics podcast. Drs. Shenandoah Robinson and Alan Cohen of Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital discuss their paper on car surfing among children.

July 2009: Advances in Brain-Machine Interfaces

Advances in Brain-Machine Interfaces

Topic editor Dr. Parag Patil (Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan) speaks with Dr. Eric Leuthardt (Departments of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University) on issues related to his article “Evolution of brain-computer interfaces: going beyond classic motor physiology.”

June 2009: Decompressive Craniectomy

Decompressive Craniectomy

Dr. Shirley Stiver from the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco discusses the role of decompressive craniectomy in patients with traumatic brain injuries, the pathophysiological changes associated with the procedure, complications and techniques for their avoidance, paradoxical herniation syndrome, and syndrome of the trephined.

May 2009: Vascular Neurosurgery

Vascular Neurosurgery

Authors Achal S. Achrol and Raphel Guzman from the Stanford Stroke Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine discuss the pathogenesis and radiobiology of brain arteriovenous malformations. Etiology, treatment, and future directions for research are discussed.

April 2009: Moyamoya Disease

Moyamoya Disease

Drs. R. Michael Scott and Edward R. Smith discuss the surgical treatment of moyamoya syndrome in patients with sickle cell anemia. Successful care in these complicated cases involves multidisciplinary cooperation among hematologists, anesthesiologists, and neurosurgeons. The authors recommend operative treatment with pial synangiosis, which appears to be safe and to confer long-lasting protection against further stroke in this population. The particulars of operative management and postoperative care are discussed.

March 2009: Endovascular Approaches to Cerebral Ischemia

Endovascular Approaches to Cerebral Ischemia

Drs. Aaron Dumont and Max Kole discuss intracranial angioplasty and stent implantation for direct cerebral revascularization.

February 2009: Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dr. Jeff Elias and Dr. Rajiv Midha discuss the role of stem cells in peripheral nerve surgery.