Anmol Pandey March 3, 2018

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEVenous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity in patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention. The authors postulate that the introduction of a routine preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) screening protocol for patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention for brain tumors would result in a more effective diagnosis of DVT in this high-risk subgroup, and subsequent appropriate management of the condition would reduce pulmonary embolism (PE) rates and improve patient outcomes.METHODSThe authors conducted a prospective study of 115 adult patients who were undergoing surgical intervention for a brain tumor.… Read More...

admin March 3, 2018

Abstract

The accumulation of misfolded α-synuclein (aSyn) and neuron loss define several neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). However, the precise relationship between pathology and neurotoxicity and why these processes disproportionately affect certain neuron subpopulations are poorly understood.… Read More...

Mar Irida Lloret-Villas, Tomás Pérez-Concha, Juan Carlos Gómez-Esteban March 3, 2018

In this case report, we describe a patient who has a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) manifesting as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and a remote brain abscess. PLSCV, when draining in the left atrium, is a cause of right to left shunt, and it has been related to brain abscesses and, as reported in a few cases, to ischemic stroke.… Read More...

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