Betty M. Tyler

Betty M. Tyler September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print. Object Treatment options for anaplastic or malignant intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) remain limited. Paclitaxel has potent cytotoxicity against experimental intracranial gliomas and could be beneficial in the treatment of IMSCTs, but poor CNS penetration and significant toxicity limit its use.… Read More...

Jessica A. Tang September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print. Object There is currently an internationally recognized standard (F1717) provided by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) for fatigue testing of spinal fixation constructs, assuming relatively straight posterior rods between 2 vertebral segments.… Read More...

Hua Liu September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVE Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is prevalent in the aged population and is commonly treated with bur hole drainage. This treatment, however, can lead to various surgical complications. Atorvastatin may cure CSDH via its antiinflammatory and proangiogenesis effects, but not all patients treated with this medication can avoid surgery.… Read More...

Jian Zheng September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVE Inflammation and apoptosis are two key factors contributing to secondary brain injury after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of lithium posttreatment on behavior, brain atrophy, inflammation, and perihematomal cell death.… Read More...

Varun R. Kshettry September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVE The far lateral transcondylar approach to the ventral foramen magnum requires partial resection of the occipital condyle. Early biomechanical studies suggest that occipitocervical (OC) fusion should be considered if 50% of the condyle is resected.… Read More...

Si Zhang September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVE Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a life-saving treatment for severe hemorrhagic cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). However, the correlations between the clinicoradiological features and surgical outcomes of this disease are not well established. Therefore, the authors endeavored to analyze the potential risk factors for this more severe subtype of CVT and to provide more evidence regarding the benefits of DC in patients with hemorrhagic CVT.… Read More...

Scott Seaman September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print. The authors present the case of a 53-year-old man who was referred with disabling retching provoked by left arm abduction. At the time of his initial evaluation, a cervical MRI study was available for review and revealed an anatomical variation of the ipsilateral juxtamedullary vertebrobasilar junction.… Read More...

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