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1 Median nerve fascicle transfer versus ULNAR nerve fascicle transfer to the biceps motor branch in C5-C6 and C5-C7 brachial plexus injuries: Nonrandomized prospective study of 23 consecutive patients Microsurgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

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2 Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell's palsy Cochrane Reviews, April 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

3 Does improvement in epidurography following percutaneous epidural neuroplasty correspond to patient outcome Pain Practice, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Argatroban for preventing occlusion and restenosis after extracranial artery stenting European Neurology, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Serial postoperative awake and sleep EEG and long-term seizure outcome after anterior temporal lobectomy for hippocampal sclerosis Epilepsy Research, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

6 The location of pretreatment hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign predicts the outcome of intraarterial thrombectomy for acute stroke Journal of Neuroimaging, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Role of surgery in the treatment of patients with high-risk neuroblastoma who have a poor response to induction chemotherapy Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Consensus on guidelines for stereotactic neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Working memory training and semantic structuring improves remembering future events, not past events Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Basilar extension and posterior inferior cerebellar artery involvement as risk factors for progression of the unruptured spontaneous intradural vertebral artery dissection Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, April 21, 2014    Review Article

11 Asymptomatic carotid stenosis and cognitive improvement using transcervical stenting with protective flow reversal technique European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Endovascular treatment of cerebral hemorrhage in a patient with a left ventricular assist device: Report of a case Surgery Today, April 21, 2014

13 Pallidotomy for medically refractory status dystonicus in childhood Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Impact of cervical internal carotid clamping and radial artery graft bypass on cortical arterial perfusion pressure during craniotomy Neurosurgical Review, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Anterior capsulotomy improves persistent developmental stuttering with a psychiatric disorder: a case report and literature review Full Text Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 17, 2014    Review Article

16 Common experiences of patients following suboptimal treatment outcomes: Implications for epilepsy surgery Epilepsy & Behavior, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Using protamine can significantly reduce the incidence of bleeding complications after carotid endarterectomy without increasing the risk of ischemic cerebral events World Journal of Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Distinct strategies in the treatment of epidural hematoma in children: clinical considerations Pediatric Neurosurgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Comparative effectiveness of 3-dimensional vs 2-dimensional and high-definition vs standard-definition neuroendoscopy: A preclinical randomized crossover study Neurosurgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Hemodynamic changes in patients undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy under Cervical Block and General Anesthesia Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 15, 2014    Review Article

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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Most Popular Surgery Articles

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1 Chronic subdural hematoma management: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 34829 patients Annals of Surgery, February 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 More harm than good: Antiseizure prophylaxis after traumatic brain injury does not decrease seizure rates but may inhibit functional recovery The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, January 14, 2014    Review Article

3 Efficacy of placing a thin layer of gelatin sponge over the subdural space during dural closure in preventing meningo-cerebral adhesion World Neurosurgery, March 10, 2014

4 Carotid artery occlusion for the treatment of symptomatic giant carotid aneurysms: A proposal of classification and surgical protocol Neurosurgical Review, March 18, 2014

5 Variation in deep brain stimulation electrode impedance over years following electrode implantation Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery , February 24, 2014

6 The impact of surgery and anesthesia on post-operative cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease development: Biomarkers and preventive strategies Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, March 27, 2014    Review Article

7 Ventriculostomy-associated infection: A new, standardized reporting definition and institutional experience Neurocritical Care , January 3, 2014

8 Risks and benefits of CT angiography in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage Acta Neurochirurgica, March 27, 2014

9 Comparison of stent retriever and intra-arterial fibrinolysis in patients with acute ischaemic stroke European Journal of Neurology, March 17, 2014

10 Readmissions in neurosurgery: A qualitative inquiry World Neurosurgery, March 6, 2014    Review Article

11 Tissue changes in patients following spinal cord injury and implications for wheelchair cushions and tissue loading: A literature review Ostomy Wound Management, February 24, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

12 Supplementing the neurosurgical virtuoso: Evolution of automation from mythology to operating room adjunct World Neurosurgery, March 20, 2014    Review Article

13 Traumatic high-grade cervical dislocation: Treatment strategies and outcomes World Neurosurgery, March 5, 2014    Review Article

14 5-aminolevulinic acid-derived tumor fluorescence: The diagnostic accuracy of visible fluorescence qualities as corroborated by spectrometry and histology and postoperative imaging Neurosurgery, March 13, 2014

15 Utilization of multidisciplinary surgical techniques to successfully manage 20 brain abscesses in a child Child's Nervous System, March 21, 2014

16 Patterns of care for craniopharyngioma: survey of members of the American association of neurological surgeons Pediatric Neurosurgery, March 4, 2014

17 Holocord syringomyelia secondary to tethered spinal cord associated with anterior sacral meningocele and tailgut cyst: case report and review of literature Child's Nervous System, March 12, 2014

18 Temporal lobe epilepsy and surgery selectively alter the dorsal, not the ventral, default-mode network Frontiers in Neurology, March 28, 2014

19 Optic nerve sheath decompression: a surgical technique with minimal operative complications Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, March 6, 2014    Review Article

20 Neuropsychological examination detects post-operative complications in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH): report of two cases Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition, March 21, 2014

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