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Want to stay updated? Let NEUROSURGIC help you. We scan the major neurosurgical journals each month for papers with clinical relevance. Last updated 2015-12-12. Click on the title to read the abstract.

Treatment by specialist surgical neurooncologists improves survival times for patients with malignant glioma

Ursalan A. Khan, MB, ChB, MRes, Amar Bhavsar, MBBS, BSc1, Hasan Asif, Konstantina Karabatsou, FRCS(SN), James R. S. Leggate, FRCS, Ajit Sofat, FRCS(SN), and Ian D. Kamaly-Asl, MD, MBChB, FRCS(SN)

Journal of Neurosurgery 122:2:297-302, 2015. Published online November 21, 2014; DOI: 10.3171/2014.10.JNS132057.


Surgery for primary supratentorial brain tumors in the United States, 2000–2009: effect of provider and hospital caseload on complication rates

Victoria T. Trinh, MD, Jason M. Davies, MD, PhD, and Mitchel S. Berger, MD

Journal of Neurosurgery 122:2:280-296, 2015. Published online November 14, 2014; DOI: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS131648.


Formal protocol for emergency treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms to reduce in-hospital rebleeding and improve clinical outcomes

Jaechan Park, MD, PhD, Hyunjin Woo, MD, Dong-Hun Kang, MD, Yong-Sun Kim, MD, PhD, Min Young Kim, PhD, Im Hee Shin, PhD, and Sang Gyu Kwak, PhD

Journal of Neurosurgery 122:2:383-391, 2015. Published online November 18, 2014; DOI: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS131784.


Use of Follow-Up Imaging in Isolated Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Meta-Analysis.

Kalra VB, Wu X1, Matouk CC, Malhotra A

Stroke. 2014 Dec 18. pii: STROKEAHA.114.007370. [Epub ahead of print]


High-Dose Simvastatin for Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Multicenter Randomized Controlled Double-Blinded Clinical Trial.

Wong GK, Chan DY, Siu DY, Zee BC, Poon WS, Chan MT, Gin T, Leung M; HDS-SAH

Stroke. 2014 Dec 16. pii: STROKEAHA.114.007006. [Epub ahead of print]


A clinical trial of progesterone for severe traumatic brain injury.

Skolnick BE1, Maas AI, Narayan RK, van der Hoop RG, MacAllister T, Ward JD, Nelson NR, Stocchetti N; SYNAPSE Trial Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 25;371(26):2467-76. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1411090. Epub 2014 Dec 10.


Very early administration of progesterone for acute traumatic brain injury.

Wright DW1, Yeatts SD, Silbergleit R, Palesch YY, Hertzberg VS, Frankel M, Goldstein FC, Caveney AF, Howlett-Smith H, Bengelink EM, Manley GT, Merck LH, Janis LS, Barsan WG; NETT

N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 25;371(26):2457-66. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1404304. Epub 2014 Dec 10.


Effects of prostacyclin on cerebral blood flow and vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage: randomized, pilot trial.

Rasmussen R1, Wetterslev J2, Stavngaard T2, Juhler M2, Skjøth-Rasmussen J2, Grände PO2, Olsen NV2.

Stroke. 2015 Jan;46(1):37-41. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007470. Epub 2014 Nov 20.


The durability of endovascular coiling versus neurosurgical clipping of ruptured cerebral aneurysms: 18 year follow-up of the UK cohort of the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT).

Molyneux AJ, Birks J, Clarke A, Sneade M, Kerr RS.

Lancet. 2014 Oct 28. pii: S0140-6736(14)60975-2. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60975-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Residual tumor volume versus extent of resection: predictors of survival after surgery for glioblastoma

Matthew M. Grabowski, B.S., Pablo F. Recinos, M.D., Amy S. Nowacki, Ph.D., Jason L. Schroeder, M.D., Lilyana Angelov, M.D., Gene H. Barnett, M.D., M.B.A., and Michael A. Vogelbaum, M.D., Ph.D.

Journal of Neurosurgery 121:5:1115-1123, 2014.

Link to free article: http://thejns.org/doi/full/10.3171/2014.7.JNS132449


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