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Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery – a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components

5 May, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery-a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components – BMC Anesthesiology

See also:  Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its applicability for major spine surgery – Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology AND Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations – The Spine Journal AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | Manual in‐line stabilization during tracheal intubation: effective protection or harmful dogma?

5 May, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Manual in‐line stabilisation during tracheal intubation: effective protection or harmful dogma? – Anaesthesia

 


M-A: A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion

4 May, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

News Release: A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion – Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Original Study: Mental health after paediatric concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 


Concussion in para sport: the first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group

12 Apr, 2021 | 00:37h | UTC

Concussion in para sport: the first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

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RCT: The effect of external ventricular drain tunneling length on CSF infection rate in pediatric patients

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:16h | UTC

The effect of external ventricular drain tunneling length on CSF infection rate in pediatric patients: a randomized, double-blind, 3-arm controlled trial – Journal of Neurosurgery

 

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Study shows unique diagnostic signatures of concussion in the saliva of Rugby players

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:08h | UTC

Unique diagnostic signatures of concussion in the saliva of male athletes: the Study of Concussion in Rugby Union through MicroRNAs (SCRUM) – British Journal of Sports Medicine

Commentaries: Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate in rugby union trial – BBC AND Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva – University of Birmingham AND Saliva test boosts efforts to detect concussions in rugby – Associated Press

 


Choosing Wisely: Five things clinicians and patients should question in Neurological Surgery in Children

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:04h | UTC

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Neurological Surgery – Choosing Wisely

Commentary: Choosing Wisely: 5 Things to Avoid in Pediatric Neurologic Surgery – NEJM Journal Watch

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


RCT: Metoclopramide + diphenhydramine more efficacious than placebo for acute post-traumatic headache in the ED

26 Mar, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Randomized Study of Metoclopramide Plus Diphenhydramine for Acute Posttraumatic Headache – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Drug Combo Superior to Placebo for Posttraumatic Headache – HealthDay

 


RCT: Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:12h | UTC

Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc (NERVES): a phase 3, multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation – The Lancet Rheumatology

 

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Diagnosing and treating brain tumors: reflections on the latest Cochrane evidence

19 Mar, 2021 | 08:06h | UTC

Diagnosing and treating brain tumours: reflections on the latest Cochrane evidence – Evidently Cochrane

 


RCT: Effect of ventral vs. dorsal spinal surgery on patient-reported physical functioning in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Effect of Ventral vs Dorsal Spinal Surgery on Patient-Reported Physical Functioning in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: First-of-its kind study compares two surgeries head-to-head for common neck condition – Beth Israel Lahey Health

 


M-A: Role of Cilostazol in prevention of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

Role of Cilostazol in prevention of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage – A systematic review, meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis – World Neurosurgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Consensus Document: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the trauma intensive care unit

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:52h | UTC

Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the trauma intensive care unit: an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Critical Care Committee Clinical Consensus Document – Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open

 


Cohort study: Recovery of consciousness and functional outcome in moderate and severe traumatic brain injury

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:34h | UTC

Recovery of Consciousness and Functional Outcome in Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Holding Out Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury (free for a limited period)

 

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Teleneurology-enabled determination of death by neurologic criteria after cardiac arrest or severe neurologic injury

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:32h | UTC

Teleneurology-Enabled Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria After Cardiac Arrest or Severe Neurologic Injury – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:30h | UTC

A randomized trial comparing prescribed light exercise to standard management for emergency department patients with acute mild traumatic brain injury – Academic Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Exercise After Concussion in Adults? – Journal Feed

 


M-A: The diagnostic accuracy of noninvasive methods to measure the intracranial pressure

23 Feb, 2021 | 01:14h | UTC

The Diagnostic Accuracy of Noninvasive Methods to Measure the Intracranial Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 


Guidelines in the management of CNS tumors

23 Feb, 2021 | 01:09h | UTC

Guidelines in the management of CNS tumors – Journal of Neuro-Oncology

 


RCT: Among children with Myelomeningocele, long term results confirm the benefits of prenatal repair compared to standard postnatal repair

10 Feb, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Prenatal Repair and Physical Functioning Among Children With Myelomeningocele: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Long-term Outcomes of Children After Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida—Toward Sustainability – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Spina Bifida Repair: The Sooner the Better – Physician’s Weekly AND Prenatal Myelomeningocele Repair Tied to Better Function – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Intraoperative imaging technology to maximize extent of resection for glioma: a network meta‐analysis

8 Feb, 2021 | 20:11h | UTC

Intraoperative imaging technology to maximise extent of resection for glioma: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

 


Randomized trial: Safety and efficacy of long-term mild hypothermia for severe traumatic brain injury with refractory intracranial hypertension

4 Feb, 2021 | 01:18h | UTC

Safety and efficacy of long-term mild hypothermia for severe traumatic brain injury with refractory intracranial hypertension (LTH-1): A multicenter randomized controlled trial – EClinicalMedicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Beta-blockers for traumatic brain injury

28 Jan, 2021 | 01:18h | UTC

Beta-blockers for traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Observational study: Surgical decompression within 24 h of acute spinal cord injury is associated with improved sensorimotor recovery

13 Jan, 2021 | 01:49h | UTC

The influence of timing of surgical decompression for acute spinal cord injury: a pooled analysis of individual patient data – The Lancet Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: Ultra-early tranexamic acid does not improve outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage

10 Jan, 2021 | 21:02h | UTC

Ultra-early tranexamic acid after subarachnoid haemorrhage (ULTRA): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

 


Randomized trial: Dexamethasone for chronic subdural hematoma resulted in fewer favorable outcomes and more adverse events than placebo at 6 months

17 Dec, 2020 | 09:02h | UTC

Trial of Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural Hematoma – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Dexamethasone should be avoided in patients with chronic subdural haematoma – University of Cambridge AND Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural Hematoma? – NEJM Journal Watch

 

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