New Book: Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery: High-Precision, Non-invasive Treatment of Solid Tumors
By Harun Badakhshi

Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery: High-Precision, Non-invasive Treatment of Solid Tumors

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This book provides the reader with a detailed update on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in patients with lesions of the brain and other parts of the body. The aim is not simply to explain the application of SRS and document its value with reference to the author’s own clinical experiences and other published evidence, but also to contextualize the technology within a new strategic concept of cancer care. When embedded within an appropriate conceptual framework, technology becomes pivotal in changing therapeutic strategies. A new paradigm that is increasingly impacting on clinical practice is the oligometastatic state, on the basis that long-term survival might be achieved in patients with a low volume and number of metastatic lesions. This book accordingly addresses the value of SRS in patients with oligometastases of solid tumors to the brain, lung, spine, and liver. In addition, it examines the use of SRS in patients with diverse brain lesions, early-stage stage lung cancer, liver cancer, and early-stage prostate cancer. Readers will be persuaded that SRS, using cutting-edge imaging technologies to deliver precisely targeted radiation therapy, represents an exciting non-invasive procedure that holds great promise for the present and the future of cancer care.


Dr Harun Badakhshi is Chief Physician and chairman of clinical radiation oncology at Ernst von Bergmann Medical Center, an academic teaching hospital of Humboldt University Berlin. He also serves as senior lecturer / assoc. professor at Charité School of Medicine Humboldt University Berlin, and is holding various functions in regional and European organizations and societies that are related to cancer research and education. He has previously worked as vice chairman of radiation oncology at University Hospital Charité.

His research interest is primarily in neurooncology, lung and breast cancer, and metastases research. A focus of his research lies, especially, in studying effects of image-guided high precision radiotherapy for benign and malignant tumors, as well in investigations about curative potentials for cancer with oligometastases.

He has published about 50 original peer-reviewed research papers to date and many reviews on different aspects of medicine, including prevention, education, health economics. He serves as a reviewer for more than 10 specialized journals, and as an appraiser for regional medical organizations and physician chamber.

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Nace en Barcelona el primer bebé de España con microcefalia por Zika

El primer bebé en Europa con microcefalia asociada al virus de zika ha nacido este lunes. El niño, que ha nacido por cesárea al término del embarazo, “está estable y no ha precisado ninguna reanimación específica”, ha indicado el jefe del servicio de neonatología del hospital Vall d’Hebron de Barcelona, Félix Castillo. Los facultativos han confirmado que el recién nacido presenta “un perímetro craneal bajo”, lo que confirma, tal y como avanzaban los estudios obstétricos durante la gestación, que sufre microcefalia. La madre se había infectado de zika y dengue durante un viaje a América Latina.

Castillo ha explicado que su equipo someterá al bebé “a un estudio completo” para detectar otras malformaciones que ya confirmaron los estudios realizados al feto durante la gestación. “Las otras malformaciones vendrán de todas las exploraciones posteriores”, ha apuntado Castillo. Por lo pronto, la situación clínica del bebé es “estable”. “Está monitorizado pero no ha precisado soporte respiratorio”, ha indicado el pediatra.

Los médicos han recordado que los pacientes con microcefalia “llevan una vida muy dependiente de cuidadores”, pero el pronóstico de este niño en concreto dependerá de su propia evolución clínica. “La evolución del paciente estará determinada por la falta de crecimiento de este cerebro. Si lo miramos ahora, de forma precoz, el paciente está activo, respira, no necesita soporte y las constantes son normales. No tiene apariencia de gravedad en cuanto a riesgo por su vida”, ha puntualizado Castillo.

En cuanto al estado de la madre, que decidió seguir adelante con el embarazo pese a las malformaciones detectadas en el feto a las 20 semanas de gestación, la jefa del servicio de Obstetricia del hospital, Elena Carreras, ha indicado que se encuentra en perfecto estado. “La cesárea ha ido muy bien. La madre ha estado acompañada del padre en todo el momento y ambos están muy emocionados y contentos”, ha explicado la doctora.

El secretario de Salud Pública de la Generalitat, Joan Guix, ha confirmado que, en total, se han detectado 91 casos, 21 de los cuales son mujeres embarazadas (cinco han dado a luz a bebés sanos).

23rd Advanced Techniques in Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilisation Hands-On Cadaver Course

23rd Advanced Techniques in Cervical Spine Decompression and Stabilisation Hands-On Cadaver Course

July 21 — July 23

St Louis, USA

Educational Objectives

  • Review of the intricate anatomy of the uncinate process, nerve roots, the vertebral artery and foramen; identify relationship to each other.
  • Review techniques and perform under the guidance of expert faculty; anterior and posterior surgical approaches, decompression, and fusion techniques.

Program

Course Director

Todd J. Albert, MD

Vincent C. Traynelis

Updated human brain map reveals nearly 100 new regions

In the early 1900s, neurologist Korbinian Brodmann drew some of the first diagrams of the human cortex by hand, based on differences in cellular architecture that he could see under a microscope.

For more than a century, scientists have continued using those maps, as well as those of neuroanatomists that followed in Brodmann’s footsteps.

To construct the map, a team led by neuroscientist Mathew Glasser at Washington University Medical School used imaging data collected from 210 healthy young adults participating in the Human Connectome Project, a US government-funded initiative to map the brain’s structural and functional connections.

Previous attempts at mapping the cortex—the wrinkly, outermost layers of the brain responsible for sensory and motor processing, language, and reasoning—have had mixed results because some were based on small samples and others focused on just one aspect of brain structure or function. To create a more detailed map, the team looked at four measures of structure and function, including the thickness and number of folds in the cortex and what activity different regions displayed in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner during a given task. They gathered their data from 210 healthy adults, and then trained a machine-learning algorithm to detect distinct regional “fingerprints.”

The program defined 180 distinct areas, including nearly 100 that have never been described before, the scientists report today in Nature. The sharper, multilayered map will allow for more detailed comparisons between humans and other primates, shedding light on how our brains evolved, the scientists say. It could also prove a boon to neurosurgeons, as they decide where to insert their scalpels.

New Book: Trigeminal Neuralgia, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America

Trigeminal Neuralgia, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery)
By John Y.K. Lee MD, Michael Lim MD

Trigeminal Neuralgia, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery)

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This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics offers a broad review of current topics surrounding trigeminal neuralgia including:

Overview and History, Diagnosis/Etiology, Scales of measuring TN pain and response, Medical Therapy, Role of Imaging, Rhizotomy, SRS, Microscopic MVD, Neuromodulation, and many more articles that focus on trigeminal neuralgia.


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