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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.

Medical management with or without interventional therapy for unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (ARUBA): a multicentre, non-blinded, randomised trial.

Mohr JP, Parides MK, Stapf C, Moquete E, Moy CS, Overbey JR, Salman RA, Vicaut E, Young WL, Houdart E, Cordonnier C, Stefani MA, Hartmann A, von Kummer R, Biondi A, Berkefeld J, Klijn CJ, Harkness K, Libman R, Barreau X, Moskowitz AJ; for the international ARUBA investigators.

Lancet. 2013 Nov 19. pii: S0140-6736(13)62302-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62302-8. [Epub ahead of print]

The complications and the position of the Codman MicroSensor™ ICP device: an analysis of 549 patients and 650 Sensors

Lars-Owe D. Koskinen, David Grayson, Magnus Olivecrona

Acta Neurochirurgica 155:11:2141-2148, 2013.


Intraventricular fibrinolysis for severe aneurysmal intraventricular hemorrhage: a randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis

Stephane Litrico, Fabien Almairac, Thomas Gaberel, Rohan Ramakrishna, Denys Fontaine, Jacques Sedat, Michel Lonjon, Philippe Paquis

Neurosurgical Review 36:4:523-531, 2013.


Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Trial of Transforaminal Epidural Etanercept for the Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation

Freeman, Brian J. C. FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRACS (Ortho), DM; Ludbrook, Guy L. FANZCA, PhD; Hall, Stephen FRACP; Cousins, Michael FANZCA, FFPMANZCA; Mitchell, Bruce FACSP, FACSM, MPainMed; Jaros, Mark PhD; Wyand, Michael DVM, PhD; Gorman, James R. MD, PhD

Spine 38:23:1986–1994, 2013. doi: 10.1097/01.brs.0000435140.61593.4c

Link to free article: http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Fulltext/2013/11010/Randomized,_Double_blind,_Placebo_Controlled,.3.aspx


Anatomic Risk Factors for Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Rupture: Computed Tomography Angiography Study of 1009 Consecutive Patients

Elsharkawy, Ahmed MD; Lehečka, Martin MD, PhD; Niemelä, Mika MD, PhD; Kivelev, Juri MD, PhD; Billon-Grand, Romain MD; Lehto, Hanna MD; Kivisaari, Riku MD, PhD; Hernesniemi, Juha MD, PhD

Neurosurgery 73:5:825-837, 2013. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000116


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. [Epub ahead of print]


Natural history of small unruptured anterior circulation aneurysms: a prospective cohort study.

Güresir E, Vatter H, Schuss P, Platz J, Konczalla J, de Rochement Rdu M, Berkefeld J, Seifert V.

Stroke 44(11):3027-31, 2013. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.001107.


The impact of smoking on neurosurgical outcomes - A review

Darryl Lau, M.D.1, Mitchel S. Berger, M.D., Dhruv Khullar, B.A., and John Maa, M.D.

Journal of Neurosurgery 119:5:1323-1330, 2013. DOI: 10.3171/2013.5.JNS122287.

Link to free article: http://thejns.org/doi/full/10.3171/2013.5.JNS122287


Early surgery versus initial conservative treatment in patients with spontaneous supratentorial lobar intracerebral haematomas (STICH II): a randomised trial

Prof A David Mendelow FRCS[SN], Dr Barbara A Gregson PhD, Elise N Rowan PhD, Prof Gordon D Murray PhD, Anil Gholkar FRCR, Patrick M Mitchell FRCS, for the STICH II Investigators

The Lancet 382:9890:397-408, 2013. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60986-1

Continuous cerebral spinal fluid drainage associated with complications in patients admitted with subarachnoid hemorrhage

DaiWai M. Olson, Ph.D., R.N., Meg Zomorodi, Ph.D., R.N., Gavin W. Britz, M.D., M.B.B.Ch., M.P.H., Ali R. Zomorodi, M.D., Anthony Amato, R.N., B.S.N., and Carmelo Graffagnino, M.D.

Journal of Neurosurgery 119:4:974-980, 2013

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