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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Drs. Aaron Dumont and Max Kole discuss intracranial angioplasty and stent implantation for direct cerebral revascularization.
Dr. Jeff Elias and Dr. Rajiv Midha discuss the role of stem cells in peripheral nerve surgery.