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.
Dr. Edward Oldfield and Dr. David Piepgras discuss spinal extradural arteriovenous malformations.
Dr. Vinko V. Dolenc and Dr. Ricardo Ramina discuss the surgical management of trigeminal schwannomas.
In this podcast Dr. Michael Fehlings interviews Dr. Gregory Hawryluk about the results of recent spinal cord injury clinical and experimental trials, and the current state of spinal cord injury research.
Dr. David Okonkwo speaks with physicist Dr. Marek Czosnyka about his group’s work in continuous monitoring of cerebrovascular pressure reactivity in patients with head injury.
Dr. James Rutka interviews Dr. Gregory Worrell about his Phase 1 trial of a hybrid grid for intracranial electroencephalography.
In this podcast Dr. Praveen Mummaneni interviews Dr. Paul Park about his technique for minimally invasive, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with reduction of spondylolisthesis.
Nathalie Charles interviews Dr. G. Rees Cosgrove about the future and current state of psychosurgery. Ablative surgery and deep brain stimulation are discussed.
Dr. Atul Goel and Dr. Manu Kothari discuss the treatment of brain abscesses and the brain’s immune-privileged status.
In this podcast, Nathalie Charles speaks with Dr. Felix Umansky, neuroanatomist and skull base surgeon at Hadassah Medical Center of Hebrew University about radiation-induced meningiomas and the historical overuse of radiation therapy.
In this podcast Dr. Nathan Selden, topic editor of the March/April issue of Neurosurgical Focus and Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Oregon Health & Science Center, interviews Dr. Ole Isacson, Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Neuroregeneration Research/Neuroregeneration Laboratories at McLean Hospital. They discuss the two primary goals of neurotransplantation, restoration in CNS connections and interruption in disease processes; present and future roles of surgery and pharmacology in CNS repair (and the related competition of neurosurgery and neurology); the applicability of deep brain stimulation and neural cell implantation in the treatment of Parkinson disease; whether stem cell therapy holds greater promise than other CNS therapies; what types of stem cells may be best for CNS repair; and what would be an inappropriate use of stem cells in CNS therapy.