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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.

Gamma Ventral Capsulotomy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Lopes AC, Greenberg BD, Canteras MM, Batistuzzo MC, Hoexter MQ, Gentil AF, Pereira CA, Joaquim MA, de Mathis ME, D'Alcante CC, Taub A, de Castro DG, Tokeshi L, Sampaio LA, Leite CC, Shavitt RG, Diniz JB, Busatto G, Norén G, Rasmussen SA, Miguel EC.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2014 Jul 23. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1193.


Effect of erythropoietin and transfusion threshold on neurological recovery after traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial.

Robertson CS, Hannay HJ, Yamal JM, Gopinath S, Goodman JC, Tilley BC; Epo Severe TBI Trial Investigators, Baldwin A, Rivera Lara L, Saucedo-Crespo H, Ahmed O, Sadasivan S, Ponce L, Cruz-Navarro J, Shahin H, Aisiku IP, Doshi P, Valadka A, Neipert L, Waguspack JM, Rubin ML, Benoit JS, Swank P.

JAMA. 2014 Jul 2;312(1):36-47. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.6490.


Pallidal neurostimulation in patients with medication-refractory cervical dystonia: a randomised, sham-controlled trial.

Volkmann J, Mueller J, Deuschl G, Kühn AA, Krauss JK, Poewe W, Timmermann L, Falk D, Kupsch A, Kivi A, Schneider GH, Schnitzler A, Südmeyer M, Voges J, Wolters A, Wittstock M, Müller JU, Hering S, Eisner W, Vesper J, Prokop T, Pinsker M, Schrader C, Kloss M, Kiening K, Boetzel K, Mehrkens J, Skogseid IM, Ramm-Pettersen J, Kemmler G, Bhatia KP, Vitek JL, Benecke R; DBS study group for dystonia.

Lancet Neurol. 2014 Sep;13(9):875-84. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70143-7.


Hemorrhage risks and functional outcomes of untreated brainstem cavernous malformations

Da Li, M.D., Shu-Yu Hao, M.D., Ph.D., Gui-Jun Jia, M.D., Ph.D., Zhen Wu, M.D., Li-Wei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., and Jun-Ting Zhang, M.D.

Journal of Neurosurgery 121:1:32-41, 2014.


The effect of duty hour regulations on outcomes of neurological surgery in training hospitals in the United States: duty hour regulations and patient outcomes

Kiersten Norby, M.D., Farhan Siddiq, M.D., Malik M. Adil, M.D., and Stephen J. Haines, M.D.

Journal of Neurosurgery 121:2:247-261, 2014.


Medical and surgical management of spinal epidural abscess: a systematic review

Leopold Arko IV, M.D., Eric Quach, B.S., Vincent Nguyen, B.S., Daniel Chang, A.B., Vishad Sukul, M.D., and Bong-Soo Kim, M.D.

Neurosurgical Focus 37:2:E4, 2014.

Link to free article: http://thejns.org/doi/full/10.3171/2014.6.FOCUS14127


The case for duraplasty in adults undergoing posterior fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Petter Föranderemaile, Kristin Sjåvike, Ole Solheime, Ingrid Riphagene, Sasha Gulatie, Øyvind Salvesene, Asgeir Store Jakolae

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 125:58–64, 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2014.07.019


Simvastatin in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (STASH): a multicentre randomised phase 3 trial.

Kirkpatrick PJ, Turner CL, Smith C, Hutchinson PJ, Murray GD; STASH Collaborators.

Lancet Neurol. 13(7):666-75, 2014. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70084-5.


Risk factors for computed tomography angiography spot sign in deep and lobar intracerebral hemorrhage are shared.

Radmanesh F, Falcone GJ, Anderson CD, Battey TW, Ayres AM, Vashkevich A, McNamara KA, Schwab K, Romero JM, Viswanathan A, Greenberg SM, Goldstein JN, Rosand J, Brouwers HB.

Stroke 45(6):1833-5, 2014. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.005276.


Rehabilitation Following Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Cochrane Review

McGregor, Alison H. PhD; Probyn, Katrin MPH; Cro, Suzie MSc; Doré, Caroline J; Burton, A. Kim PhD; Balagué, Federico MD; Pincus, Tamar PhD; Fairbank, Jeremy PhD

Spine 39:13:1044–1054, 2014 doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000355


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