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

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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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Today: 10th Skull Base Course Approaches to the Posterior Fossa Microsurgical Anatomy Dissection Live-Surgery

10th Skull Base Course Approaches to the Posterior Fossa Microsurgical Anatomy Dissection Live-Surgery

13.07.2016 – 15.07.2016

Venue

Tübingen/Germany

Course Director

Prof. Dr. Marcos Tatagiba, Tübingen/Germany

Further Information

www.tcna.de


Program:
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
7.00 pm Welcome reception

Meeting point is
Anatomisches Institut
auf dem Schnarrenberg
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße 8
72076 Tübingen

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
8.00 am Introduction
M. Tatagiba
8.05 am 3D Anatomy of the Cerebellopontine angle (CPA)
C. Martin
8.35 am Neuroradiological aspects of the posterior fossa
U. Ernemann
9.00 am 3D Anatomy of the Craniocervical junction (CCJ)
C. Martin
9.30 am Live surgery
1.00 pm Lunch break/Exhibition
2.00 pm Middle suboccipital approach
S. Herlan
2.10 pm Lateral suboccipital approach
F. H. Ebner
2.20 pm Cadaver dissection
Middle suboccipital approach
Lateral suboccipital approach (with drilling of the IAC)
RISA
6.00 pm End
7.30 pm After work party at Gasthausbrauerei Neckarmüller
Friday, July 15th, 2016
8.00 am Acoustic neuroma surgery
M. Tatagiba
8.30 am Genetics of vestibular schwannomas
I. Gugel
9.00 am Live surgery
1.00 pm Lunch break/Exhibition
2.00 pm Combined subtemporal – presigmoidal approach
M. Tatagiba
2.15 pm Cadaver dissection
Subtemporal / presigmoid / combined approach
4.00 pm coffee break/Exhibition
4.30 pm Cadaver dissection

Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery July 2016

A Prospective Analysis of Complications of Intracranial Tumor Surgery.

Combined Laser-Doppler Flowmetry and Spectrophotometry: Feasibility Study of a Novel Device for Monitoring Local Cortical Microcirculation during Aneurysm Surgery.

Complications in Adult Patients with Down Syndrome Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery Using Current Instrumentation Techniques and rhBMP-2: A Long-Term Follow-Up.

Direct Carotid Exposure for Neuroendovascular Approaches.

Epidural Fibrosis Seen from a Different Angle: Extraforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.

Impact of External Ventricular Drainage Volumes on Shunt Dependency after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

The Acetazolamide Challenge: A Tool for Surgical Decision Making and Predicting Surgical Outcome in Patients with Arachnoid Cysts.

Use of the Swiveling Technique for Endoscopic Removal of a Colloid Cyst of the Third Ventricle: A Technical Note.

Early Experience with Combining Awake Craniotomy and Intraoperative Navigable Ultrasound for Resection of Eloquent Region Gliomas. Continue reading Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery July 2016

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