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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.

Development of the PHASES score for prediction of risk of rupture of intracranial aneurysms: a pooled analysis of six prospective cohort studies.

Greving JP, Wermer MJ, Brown RD Jr, Morita A, Juvela S, Yonekura M, Ishibashi T, Torner JC, Nakayama T, Rinkel GJ, Algra A.

Lancet Neurol. 2014 Jan;13(1):59-66. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70263-1. Epub 2013 Nov 27.


Value of Repeat Head Computed Tomography after Traumatic Brain Injury: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Tea Reljic, Helen Mahony, Benjamin Djulbegovic, Jeff Etchason, Hannah Paxton, Michelle Flores and Ambuj Kumar

Journal of Neurotrauma. January 2014, Vol. 31, No. 1: 78-98


Craniotomy vs. craniectomy for posterior fossa tumors: a prospective study to evaluate complications after surgery

Legnani FG, Saladino A, Casali C, Vetrano IG, Varisco M, Mattei L, Prada F, Perin A, Mangraviti A, Solero CL, Dimeco F

Acta Neurochirurgica 155:12:2281-2286, 2013.


The far-lateral approach for foramen magnum meningiomas

Bruno C. Flores, M.D., Benjamin P. Boudreaux, M.D., Daniel R. Klinger, M.D., Bruce E. Mickey, M.D., and Samuel L. Barnett, M.D.

Neurosurgical Focus 35:6:E12, 2013

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The role of radiosurgery in the management of WHO Grade II and III intracranial meningiomas

Dale Ding, M.D., Robert M. Starke, M.D., M.Sc., John Hantzmon, Chun-Po Yen, M.D., Brian J. Williams, M.D., and Jason P. Sheehan, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgical Focus 35:6:E16, 2013.

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Management of meningiomas involving the transverse or sigmoid sinus

Marcus D. Mazur, M.D., Aaron Cutler, M.D., William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D., and Philipp Taussky, M.D.

Neurosurgical Focus 35:6:E9, 2013.

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The treatment of cavernous sinus meningiomas: evolution of a modern approach

Daniel R. Klinger, M.D., Bruno C. Flores, M.D., Jeremy J. Lewis, M.D., and Samuel L. Barnett, M.D.

Neurosurgical Focus 35:6:E8, 2013.

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Marked reduction in mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Linda M. Gerber, Ph.D., Ya-Li Chiu, M.S., Nancy Carney, Ph.D., Roger Härtl, M.D., and Jamshid Ghajar, M.D., Ph.D.

Journal of Neurosurgery 119:6:1583-1590, 2013.

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Inferior Short-term Safety Profile of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Compared With Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement for Idiopathic Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Population-Based Study

Chan, Andrew K. BS; McGovern, Robert A. MD; Zacharia, Brad E. MD; Mikell, Charles B. MD; Bruce, Sam S. MA; Sheehy, John Paul BA; Kelly, Kathleen M. BA; McKhann, Guy M. II MD

Neurosurgery 73:6:951–961, 2013. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000129

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Aggressive medical treatment with or without stenting in high-risk patients with intracranial artery stenosis (SAMMPRIS): the final results of a randomised trial.

Derdeyn CP, Chimowitz MI, Lynn MJ, Fiorella D, Turan TN, Janis LS, Montgomery J, Nizam A, Lane BF, Lutsep HL, Barnwell SL, Waters MF, Hoh BL, Hourihane JM, Levy EI, Alexandrov AV, Harrigan MR, Chiu D, Klucznik RP, Clark JM, McDougall CG, Johnson MD, Pride GL Jr, Lynch JR, Zaidat OO, Rumboldt Z, Cloft HJ; for the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis Trial Investigators.

Lancet. 2013 Oct 25. pii: S0140-6736(13)62038-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62038-3.


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