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Monday, 30 March 2020 11:29

UCLA 100 Subjects in Neurosurgery

The 100 UCLA Subjects in Neurosurgery is an educational resource of neurological topics created by the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery. Experts of different subspecialties offer a comprehensive description of diseases, treatment choices, and surgical procedures, to be accessible for all residents of any levels. The collection represents unmissable support for any neurosurgeon interested in consolidating its theoretic skills. Stay at home and continue to improve your education.

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What should we do when a Covid-19 patient (or a suspect) needs a surgical treatment? In this article, the authors provide guidelines for the management of COVID-19 cases, focusing on the characteristics and preparation of the operating room, personal protective equipment for all the staff, and the guidance for moving the patient.

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Sodium fluorescein (SF) is a water-soluble fluorophore emitting a green-yellow glow when hit by ultraviolet rays. It has been used in the field of ophthalmology for decades, and now, due to its ability to spread in areas with blood-brain barrier damage, it is increasingly applied also in neurosurgery. In this study, the purpose of the authors is to offer a critical analysis of the use of SF for surgical resection of central nervous tumors in the pediatric population.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:41

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Did you miss the webinar "Publishing in Neurosurgery" hold by Dr. James T. Rutka, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neurosurgery and chair of the department of surgery in Toronto? 

In his talk, he offers indispensable advice on how to structure a scientific manuscript and to get your work published, pointing out the importance of writing well and the common obstacles to publishing papers.

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"When we do what is right, we get good results. Good results translate into job satisfaction and fulfillment. Satisfaction and fulfillment, in turn, translate into happiness. A happy surgeon is an effective and productive surgeon."

These are only some of the inspiring words from the essay "The Mindful Neurosurgeon and the Art of Doing What’s Right" by Dr. Benzel, emeritus chairman and professor of neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic.

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Myelopathy represents a challenge in neurology and neurosurgery. Nowadays, its pathophysiology and evolution are still not completely understood. Prompt interventions and correct treatment options constitute the main determinants of short and long term prognosis. Which elements could help the clinicians to predict the prognosis? In this study, conducted by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) spine committee, the authors performed a comprehensive review of recent literature. The aim was to describe outcome measures, clinical and radiological variables that could influence the prognosis in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

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Title: Early and maximal functional-guided surgical resection under awake mapping in diffuse low-grade glioma: why to integrate the concepts of neuroplasticity and meta-networking brain

Date: February 4th, 2020

Time: 16.00 GMT

Speaker: Prof. Hughes Duffau

Zoom Link: www.zoom.us/j/407636275

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UCLA MDChat Facebook Live Webinars are live-streaming seminars that offer an exhaustive overview, but in an accessible manner, about diseases and the last treatment strategies from physicians at UCLA. Moreover, it is possible to intervene during the presentation and to ask any questions.

Dr. Anthony Wang, a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at UCLA department of neurosurgery, offers a brief view of the characteristics of moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome in his presentation, focusing on the different treatment options.

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Title: 6th Biennial Meeting of the WFNS Spine Committee

Date: June 10 - 12, 2020

Location: Humanitas Congress Center (10th June), Grand Visconti Palace Hotel (11-12 June), Milano, Italy

Don't miss the 6th Biennial Meeting of the WFNS Spine Committee!
Over the three days, thousands of participants from around the world will attend lectures, debates, and case study discussions lead by renowned speakers on main spinal topics. The event is hosted in conjunction with SINch and SICV&GIS.
There is still time to submit your abstract! The deadline for the submission is March 1st, 2020.

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