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251 Couldwell, William T.Tunneled lumbar drainThe authors report a simple and rapid procedure for tunneling a lumbar drain subcutaneously to facilitate chronic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage. A standard lumbar puncture (LP) is performed with a large-bore Tuohy needle (14- to 16-gauge), the drainage catheter is advanced into the subarachnoid...Lumbar drain; Fistula2002
252 Couldwell, William T.Comment on Nugent, G. R.: Targeting the ventral lateral nucleus of the thalamus: a stereotactic vignetteDr. Nugent provides a fascinating personal account of his early experience with stereotactic surgery for movement disorders. I was especially pleased to read the positive comments regarding the personal interactions with and innovations of Irving Cooper, a neurosurgeon who was derided by his peers b...Stereotactic surgery; Stereotaxis2006
253 Couldwell, William T.Effect of absorbable topical hemostatic agents on the relaxation time of blood: an in vitro study with implications for postoperative magnetic resonance imagingAbsorbable topical hemostatic agents are commonly used in neurosurgery. In this study the authors examine the longitudinal relaxation time (T1) of blood in contact with these agents over time, measured in vitro, to determine if their presence could affect the interpretation of postoperative magneti...Absorbable hemostatic agent; Collastat; Surgicel; Oxidized regenerated cellulose; Methemoglobin2001
254 Couldwell, William T.Stress and burnout: insidious influencesA career in neurosurgery may take a substantial toll on an individual?s body and mind. From the ?baptism by fire? experienced by a brand-new junior resident, to keeping one?s head above water as the residency proceeds, to the realization shortly after graduation of being responsible for the health a...2008-01-01
255 Gluf, Wayne M.; Gottfried, Oren N.; Schmidt, Meic H.Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematomaCavernous hemangioma of the calvarium is a very rare disease, and patients usually present with headaches or a visible skull deformity. Few reports of patients presenting with intradiploic or epidural hemorrhages are found in the literature. No cases of an intradural hemorrhage from a cavernous hema...Hemangioma, Cavernous; Skull; Hematoma, Subdural2004-07-15
256 Couldwell, William T.Hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic Rathke cleft cysts mimicking pituitary apoplexyObject. Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) are infrequently symptomatic, and apoplexy is one of the most unusual presentations. Only a few cases of apoplexy associated with RCCs have been reported, and their clinical, imaging, surgical, and pathological features are poorly understood. In the cases that have ...2008-01-01
257 Schmidt, Meic H.Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematomaCavernous hemangioma of the calvaria is a very rare disease, and patients usually present with headaches or a visible skull deformity. Few reports of patients presenting with intradiploic or epidural hemorrhages are found in the literature. No case of an intradural hemorrhage from a cavernous hemang...Calvaria; Cavernous hemangioma2004
258 Couldwell, William T.Harvey cushing and oskar hirsch: early forefathers of modern transsphenoidal surgeryThe transnasal transsphenoidal approach is the preferred route for removal of most lesions of the sella turcica. The concept of transnasal surgery traversing the sphenoid sinus to reach the sella has existed for nearly a century. A comprehensive historical overview of the evolution of transsphenoida...2005
259 Couldwell, William T.; Jensen, Randy L.; Jensen, Elizabeth M.Development of contrast enhancement after long-term observation of a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumorDysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNET) are usually benign lesions that arise in cortical regions and are discovered after new onset of seizure. These lesions have many different imaging characteristics. We report a patient with a presumed low-grade medial temporal lobe lesion that was follow...Brain tumor; Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors; DNET; Imaging; Seizures2006
260 Dailey, Andrew T.Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: bone graft extenders and substitutesStandards. The use of autologous bone or rhBMP-2 bone graft substitute is recommended in the setting of an ALIF in conjunction with a threaded titanium cage. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment guideline. Options. 1) Recombinant human BMP-2 in combination with HA ...Lumbar fusion; Lumbar spine; Bone graft; Treatment outcome; Practice guidelines; Degenerative disease2005
261 Couldwell, William T.; Orlandi, Richard R.Carotid artery-sparing repair of a cavernous carotid artery pseudoaneurysmCarotid artery (CA) injury after transsphenoidal and endoscopic sinus surgery is a well-recognized but fortunately rare complication.1 It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates5 and is more common in cases of repeated surgery, cavernous sinus invasion, prior radiotherapy, and ...Carotid artery; Sinus; Pseudoaneurysm; Endoscopic surgery2006
262 Dailey, Andrew T.Agreement between orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons regarding a new algorithm for the treatment of thoracolumbar injuries: a multicenter reliability studyIntroduction: Considerable variability exists in the management of thoracolumbar (TL) spine injuries. Although there are many influences, one significant factor may be the treating surgeon's specialty and training (ie, orthopedic surgery vs. neurosurgery). Our objective was to assess the agreement ...Thoracolumbar injuries; Rating; Classification; TLISS; Neurosurgery; Interspeciality reliability2006
263 Couldwell, William T.Utilization of unilateral and bilateral stereotactically placed adrenomedullary-striatal autografts in Parkinsonian humans: rationale, techniques, and observationsA limited clinical pilot study involving an amalgam of specialized disciplines including neurology, neuropharmacology, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, neuroanesthesia, neuroradiology, surgical pathology, neuropathology, and urological surgery was organized to clarify issues related to patient selecti...Adrenal medullary graft; Autograft; Brain graft; Neural transplantation; Parkinsonism; Stereotaxy1990
264 Kestle, John R. W.High incidence of tumor dissemination in myxopapillary ependymoma in pediatric patientsP Myxopapillary ependymomas (MPEs) have historically been thought to be benign tumors occurring most frequently in adults. Only 8 to 20% of these tumors occur in the first two decades of life, making this tumor a rarity in pediatric neurosurgery. Five patients with intraspinal MPEs were treated by t...2005-01
265 Schmidt, Meic H.Embolization of sacral tumorsThe management of sacral tumors is challenging because of difficulties in accessing the lesion, the high rate of local recurrence, extensive vascularity causing significant intraoperative blood loss, resistance to radiation therapy, and risk of malignant transformation. Although surgery is the main ...Sacral tumor2003
266 Kestle, John R. W.; Brockmeyer, Douglas LeeComplications of intracranial pressure monitoring in children with head traumaObject. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring has become routine in the management of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many surgeons prefer to use external ventricular drains (EVDs) over fiberoptic monitors to measure ICP because of the added benefit of cerebrospinal fluid drainage. The ...Head trauma; Ventriculostomy; External ventricular drain; Monitoring; Fiberoptic monitor2004
267 Dailey, Andrew T.Thoracolumbar spine trauma classification: the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score system and case examplesObject. The aim of this study was to review the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) and to demonstrate its application through a series of spine trauma cases. Methods. The Spine Trauma Study Group collaborated to create and report the TLICS system. The TLICS system is re...Thoracolumbar spine trauma; Classification; Thoracolumbar injury; TLICS; Spine Trauma Study Group; Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score2009
268 Dailey, Andrew T.; Brodke, Darrel S.; Bachus, Kent N.Anterior cervical fixation: analysis of load-sharing and stability with use of static and dynamic platesBackground: Anterior plates provide stability following decompression and fusion of the cervical spine. Various plate designs have emerged, and they include static plates with fixed-angle screws, rotationally dynamic plates that allow the screws to toggle in the plate, and translationally dynamic pl...Anterior cervical fixation; Load-sharing; Stability; Static plates; Dynamic plates2006
269 Schmidt, Meic H.Cervical spine deformity associated with resection of spinal cord tumorsPostoperative sagittal-plane cervical spine deformities are a concern when laminectomy is performed for tumor resection in the spinal cord. These deformities appear to occur more commonly after resection of intramedullary spinal cord lesions, compared with laminectomy for stenosis caused by degener...Kyphosis; Cervical deformity; Intramedullary tumor; Laminectomy; Children2006
270 Digre, Kathleen B.; Skuster, Denise Z.Neurologic conditions presenting as psychiatric disorders.Understanding underlying neuroanatomic function helps physicians to localize defects and search for treatable neurologic conditions. Neurologic conditions such as Huntington's chorea, Wilson's disease, Gille de la Tourette syndrome, brain tumors, encephalitis and meningitis, neurodegenerative condit...Psychiatric Diagnosis; Neurologic Disease1992-06-15
271 Couldwell, William T.Practicing neurosurgery in the United StatesCompared with other developed countries, the U.S. spends a high percentage of its gross domestic product on healthcare: 16 percent in 2005, up from 15 percent in 2004. This is far and away the greatest percentage of GDP spent on healthcare of any nation for which such data is collected. However,...2008-01-01
272 Dailey, Andrew T.Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusionStandards. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment standard. Guidelines. In the context of a single-level stand-alone ALIF or ALIF with posterior instrumentation, the addition of a PLF is not recommended as it increases operating room time and blood loss without influencing the like...Fusion; Lumbar spine; Degenerative disease; Lumbar fusion; Interbody techniques2005
273 Couldwell, William T.Radiographic features of tumefactive giant cavernous angiomasGiant cavernous angiomas (GCAs) are very rare, and imaging features of GCAs can be very different from those of typical cavernous angiomas (CAs), making them a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the radiographic features of GCAs, with an emphasis on the differentiating fe...Cavernous angiomas; Cavernous malformations; Tumefactive2008
274 Couldwell, William T.Clinical and radiographic response in a minority of patients with recurrent malignant gliomas treated with high-dose tamoxifenPREVIOUS WORK HAS demonstrated the importance of the Protein Kinase C (PKC) signal transduction system in regulating the growth rate of malignant gliomas in vitro. Tamoxifen inhibits PKC in a minority of malignant gliomas within the micromolar concentration range in vitro, a property distinct from...Tamoxifen; Protein kinase C; Glioma; Brain neoplasm; Chemotherapy; Glioma1993
275 Dailey, Andrew T.Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: correlation between radiographic and functional outcomeStandards. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment standard. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment guideline. Options. It is recommended that when performing lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative lumbar disease, strategies to achieve successful radiogr...Lumbar fusion; Lumbar spine; Degenerative disease; Practice guidelines; Functional outcome; Radiographic outcome2005
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