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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:46

Global Neurosurgery Surveys

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The WFNS, Harvard Medical School and NIHR are collaborating to investigate ways in which the provision of neurosurgical services can be improved globally. There are two separate 20-minute surveys they would like your input with. Those who complete the surveys have the opportunity to be listed as collaborators in the appendix of the final manuscript.
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Perspectives Survey 

Capacity Assessment Survey 




Tuesday, 31 July 2018 07:12

Eurospine 2018

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Date: September 19-21, 2018

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Late registration deadline: September 5, 2018

This Annual Meeting marks 20 years of EUROSPINE, the largest Spine Society of Europe. Over the course of three days, thousands of participants will exchange ideas regarding the main spinal topics, focusing on the latest advances in research and clinical findings.


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The possibility of Central Nervous System regeneration after acute trauma is arguably one of the most interesting fields of neurosurgical research. In this article, authors evaluate the therapeutic role of nAG protein in the healing of an acute spinal injury in a rat model. Motor recovery scores, MRI signals and histopathology evaluations demonstrate a significant improvement in experimental subjects. Since nAG protein reduces gliosis, reduces vacuole and granulation tissue formation and enhances neuro-restoration, it is a promising candidate for assisting the recovery of acute spinal trauma.

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a major cause of death and disability in those <40 years old worldwide. There is evidence from large cohort studies that intracranial hypertension is associated with higher mortality. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) leads to a reduction of the ICP, increasing the volume which the intracranial contents can occupy. However, uncertainties still remain regarding the optimal timing, long- and short-term clinical effects of DC and indications of the procedure. Current evidence (thanks to different trials) suggests that for patients with diffuse TBI, early bifrontal DC is not superior to medical therapy. Primary DC for patients with ASDH is evaluated in the RESCUE-ASDH trial, and secondary DC (applied to refractory ICP) is the subject of the RESCUEicp study. The evidence base suggest that, considering also the potential complications with DC, patients with TBI must be carefully selected to undergo DC to optimise outcomes.

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In this study, Kolias et al. Observe the work done by Soleman and colleagues about the pharmacotherapy in cSDH management, highlighting the limited evidence base for its application. At last, the authors hope that the randomised trials that are currently underway will change this situation by providing robust evidence.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 19:31

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Webinar

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Date: Saturday 28th June 2018, 14:00 GMT

Speaker: Professor Talat Kiris

Topic: Fluorescence Guided Microneurosugery: Neurooncology & Neurovascular

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee will be facilitating a webinar hosted by Professor Talat Kiris. Professor Kiris is a neurosurgeon in Istanbul and will be talking about the role of fluorescence guidance in neurosurgery.

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Meeting ID: 235-774-987

Friday, 15 June 2018 05:52

The Top-100 Most-Cited Articles on Meningioma

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AUTHORS: Almutairi O, Albakr A, Al-Habib A, Ajlan A.

SUMMARY: Meningioma is a tumor that forms from the meninges, the membranous layers surrounding the brain and spinal cord. There are unquestionably articles with important historical data that are not valued by their citation counts alone. Nevertheless, count system remains an accepted method to assess article’s impact. In this study, they performed an analysis of the 100 most impactful articles on meningiomas and analyzed their characteristics. Authors performed a title-specific search of the Scopus database to identify highly cited articles on meningioma in November 2016.

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Date: July 12 – 15, 2018

Location: London, UK

The Annual World Course In Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery is a yearly event led by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), which will be held for the seventh time this year. Across four days delegates from around the world will have the chance to witness some of the masters of neurosurgery at work. The event begins on 12th June with 12 hours of live streaming surgery. Then it will be possible to attend hands-on workshops, seminars and debates.

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Monday, 04 June 2018 21:35


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Date: August 11 – 16, 2018

Location: Toronto, Canada

The NeuroTrauma2018 is a six days symposium which is held by three leading societies in the neurotrauma field: the International Neurotrauma Society (INTS) which is composed by scientists and the purpose of which is to spread the neurotrauma research all over the world; the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) which aim is to promote and to ensure the excellence in the filed by creating opportunities, establishing standards in clinical research, and supporting research at every levels; the AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care which provides a forum for education and research on trauma and critical care of the nervous system and coordinates activities and programs relating to trauma.

The congress is going to start on August 10, 2018 with a “Pre-Symposium Course” which will take stock of the situation about the management of brain and spine trauma and will cover the theoretical basis and principles for managing traumatic brain and spine injuries and making proper decisions in the complicated cases.

The regular registration deadline is June 30, 2018.

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Date: Monday 28th May 2018, 14:00 GMT

Speaker: Professor Franco Servadei
Topic: Global Neurosurgery

This will be the first webinar in a series held by the WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee. The WFNS president, Professor Franco Servadei, will be speaking on the topic of global neurosurgery. In recent years, global surgery had gained attention as an area for improvement, with an estimated 5 billion people worldwide not having access to safe surgical care. Professor Servadei will be speaking about how neurosurgery may be coordinated on a global scale in order to meet this challenge and others.

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Meeting ID: 957-780-803