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Treatment for Brain Metastases: ASCO-SNO-ASTRO Guideline.

21 Jan, 2022 | 09:36h | UTC

Treatment for Brain Metastases: ASCO-SNO-ASTRO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

Related: EANO–ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with brain metastasis from solid tumors.

 


An updated overview of low back pain management.

21 Jan, 2022 | 09:23h | UTC

An Updated Overview of Low Back Pain Management – Asian Spine Journal

 


Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials: Impact of intraoperative intravenous magnesium on spine surgery.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:19h | UTC

Impact of intraoperative intravenous magnesium on spine surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – EClinicalMedicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Multicenter observational study: Reconstruction of paralyzed arm function in patients with hemiplegia through contralateral seventh cervical nerve cross transfer.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:13h | UTC

Reconstruction of paralyzed arm function in patients with hemiplegia through contralateral seventh cervical nerve cross transfer: a multicenter study and real-world practice guidance – EClinicalMedicine

 


Special Issue: Peri‐operative and critical care management of the brain ‐ current evidence.

11 Jan, 2022 | 02:36h | UTC

Homepage: Special Issue:Peri‐operative and critical care management of the brain ‐ current evidence – Anaesthesia

Editorials:

In search of the perfect outcome in neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care

Anaesthesia and the older brain: what should we do?

Review Articles:

Implications of nocebo in anaesthesia care

Chronic subdural haematoma: the role of peri-operative medicine in a common form of reversible brain injury

Acute peri-operative neurocognitive disorders: a narrative review

Pragmatic sedation strategies to prevent secondary brain injury in low-resource settings

Delirium and COVID-19: a narrative review of emerging evidence

Anaesthesia for mechanical thrombectomy: a narrative review

Clinical applications of point-of-care ultrasound in brain injury: a narrative review

Management of status epilepticus: a narrative review

Evidence-based strategies to reduce the incidence of postoperative delirium: a narrative review

Management of traumatic brain injury: a narrative review of current evidence

Peri-operative neurological monitoring with electroencephalography and cerebral oximetry: a narrative review

Peri-operative management of patients with Parkinson’s disease

 


The risk of postoperative complications following major elective surgery in active or resolved COVID-19 in the United States – Major, elective surgery 0–4 weeks after Covid-19 is associated with greatly increased risk of postoperative complications; surgery performed 4–8 weeks after infection is still associated with an increased risk of pneumonia.

7 Dec, 2021 | 10:23h | UTC

The Risk of Postoperative Complications following Major Elective Surgery in Active or Resolved COVID-19 in the United States – Annals of Surgery

Related:

Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

ASA Guidance: Preoperative testing for COVID-19 is essential, regardless of vaccination.

Position statement: Perioperative management of post-COVID-19 surgical patients.

Cohort study: Postoperative in-hospital mortality of patients with COVID-19 infection was more than double that in patients without COVID-19

 


Systematic Review: What are the benefits and risks of electrical spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain in adults?

7 Dec, 2021 | 08:31h | UTC

Summary: What are the benefits and risks of electrical spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain in adults? – Cochrane Library

Original study: Implanted spinal neuromodulation interventions for chronic pain in adults – Cochrane Library

 


Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for cervical spine (facet) joint pain.

14 Nov, 2021 | 19:34h | UTC

Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for cervical spine (facet) joint pain from a multispecialty international working group – Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine

News release: Only certain patients with chronic neck pain need invasive procedures to treat it – BMJ

 


Guideline: Nonpharmacological treatment of persistent postconcussion symptoms in adults.

10 Nov, 2021 | 07:07h | UTC

Nonpharmacological Treatment of Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and Guideline Recommendation – JAMA Network Open

Invited commentary: Advances in Clinical Management of Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms—The Danish National Clinical Guideline – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Among patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage, interventions to lower blood pressure within 7 days of the onset had no overall benefit on functional recovery, despite reducing bleeding.

10 Nov, 2021 | 06:55h | UTC

Early lowering of blood pressure after acute intracerebral haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data – Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

 


Management of patients with cervical spine trauma in the emergency department: a systematic critical appraisal of guidelines with a view to developing standardized strategies for clinical practice.

26 Oct, 2021 | 01:17h | UTC

Management of patients with cervical spine trauma in the emergency department: a systematic critical appraisal of guidelines with a view to developing standardized strategies for clinical practice – Internal and Emergency Medicine

 


Serious injury risk higher for horse riding than for football, motor racing, or skiing – “Chest most common site of injury, but head and neck injuries most lethal”.

17 Oct, 2021 | 21:08h | UTC

News release: Serious injury risk higher for horse riding than for football, motor racing, or skiing – BMJ

Original study: Hearing hoofbeats? Think head and neck trauma: a 10-year NTDB analysis of equestrian-related trauma in the USA – Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open

Commentary: Horse Riding More Dangerous Than Skiis And Motorcycles, Injury Data Reveal – Science Alert

 


Intracerebral hemorrhage: diagnosis, emergency management, and prognosis.

15 Oct, 2021 | 02:12h | UTC

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Diagnosis, Emergency Management, and Prognosis – emDocs

 


RCT: Early treatment with mild aerobic exercise safely speeds recovery from sport-related concussion in adolescents.

11 Oct, 2021 | 23:58h | UTC

Early targeted heart rate aerobic exercise versus placebo stretching for sport-related concussion in adolescents: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

News release: Aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery in adolescent athletes – University at Buffalo

Related:

Randomized Trial: Early Aerobic Exercise for Sport-Related Concussion

RCT: Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms.

Selected issues in sport-related concussion for the team physician: a consensus statement – “Current evidence suggests strict rest after SRC slows recovery and increases the probability of prolonged symptoms”.

RCT: Prescribed light exercise vs. standard management for emergency department patients with acute mild traumatic brain injury

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Treatment options for progression or recurrence of glioblastoma.

26 Sep, 2021 | 21:34h | UTC

Treatment options for progression or recurrence of glioblastoma: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Treatment options for people with recurrent and progressive glioblastoma – Cochrane Library

 


Review: Focused management of patients with severe acute brain injury and ARDS.

24 Sep, 2021 | 08:52h | UTC

Focused Management of Patients with Severe Acute Brain Injury and ARDS – CHEST

 


RCT: Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms.

12 Sep, 2021 | 21:38h | UTC

News release: Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms – University of Massachusetts Medical School

Original study: Effect of Screen Time on Recovery From Concussion: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Management of severe traumatic brain injury in regions with limited resources.

9 Sep, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Management of severe traumatic brain injury in regions with limited resources – Brain Injury

 


Brain and other central nervous system tumor statistics, 2021 – There were few improvements in the care of Glioblastoma in the past 4 decades. Specifically, the 5-year survival only increased from 4% to 7%.

1 Sep, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Brain and other central nervous system tumor statistics, 2021 – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

 


Systematic review: Pain management after complex spine surgery.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Pain management after complex spine surgery – European Journal of Anaesthesiology

 


Guideline: Non-surgical interventions for lumbar spinal stenosis leading to neurogenic claudication.

13 Aug, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Non-Surgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading To Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline – Journal of Pain

 


Randomized phase III trial of prophylactic cranial irradiation with or without hippocampal avoidance for small-cell lung cancer – “This trial provides the first clinical evidence that sparing the hippocampus during PCI in patients with SCLC better preserves cognitive function”.

13 Aug, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Randomized Phase III Trial of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance for Small-Cell Lung Cancer (PREMER): A GICOR-GOECP-SEOR Study – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


EANO–ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with brain metastasis from solid tumors.

11 Aug, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

EANO–ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with brain metastasis from solid tumours – Annals of Oncology

Commentary: New guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases – University of Vienna

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Decompression alone is non-inferior to decompression with fusion in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

6 Aug, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Decompression with or without Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Decompression Noninferior for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis – HealthDay

 


Observational study: Positive Fluid balance linked to worse outcomes in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury.

1 Aug, 2021 | 23:57h | UTC

Fluid balance and outcome in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury (CENTER-TBI and OzENTER-TBI): a prospective, multicentre, comparative effectiveness study – The Lancet Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Traumatic Brain Injury: Fluid Overload Tied to Higher Mortality in ICU Patients – Physician’s Weekly

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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