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Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage

In Stroke 2010;41:2108-2129 Morgenstern et al. present recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrghage. The paper can be found here. I have tried to extract re ...

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Neurosurgery and specialty prestige

It was a bit sad to read the blog entry about the low level of satisfaction amnong US neurosurgeons (see blog entry).

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Are neurosurgeons unhappy?

I found this very interesting paper by Leigh et al in a blog entry on neurosurvival.com. Leigh et al have measured satisfaction and dissatisfaction with career in forty-two specialties. The data is ba ...

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Lumbar drainage of CSF for the treatment of increased ICP

Lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the treatment of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is considered a contraindication for most neurosurgeons because of the risk of herniation. In th ...

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Risk of external ventricular drain placement

The placement of an external ventricular drain (EVD) is one of the most common procedures in neurosurgery. The 2 most common complications are infection and hemorrhage. Few studies have addressed the ...

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Journal scan April -09 Cerebral Vasospasm

Each month we scan the major neurosurgical journals and present the articles with the highest neurosurgical relevance at Updates/Journal scan. In this blog I will make a short summery of a papers from ...

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Oxygen therapy seems to be effective in patients with intracranial air

We sometimes use oxygen therapy to patients with pneumocephalus after craniotomy. However, I have never seen any clinical studies about this - until now! I found a paper from Gore et al. In a prospect ...

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