Apollo™ System

No conventional surgical intervention has been shown to improve outcomes for patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) compared with medical management.

Spiotta et al. report the initial multicenter experience with a novel technique for the minimally invasive evacuation of ICH using the Penumbra Apollo system (Penumbra Inc, Alameda, California).

Institutional databases were queried to perform a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent ICH evacuation with the Apollo system from May 2014 to September 2014 at 4 centers (Medical University of South Carolina, Stony Brook University, University of California at San Diego, and Semmes-Murphy Clinic). Cases were performed either in the neurointerventional suite, operating room, or in a hybrid operating room/angiography suite.

Twenty-nine patients (15 female; mean age, 62 ± 12.6 years) underwent the minimally invasive evacuation of ICH. Six of these parenchymal hemorrhages had an additional intraventricular hemorrhage component. The mean volume of ICH was 45.4 ± 30.8 mL, which decreased to 21.8 ± 23.6 mL after evacuation (mean, 54.1 ± 39.1% reduction; P < .001). Two complications directly attributed to the evacuation attempt were encountered (6.9%). The mortality rate was 13.8% (n = 4).

Minimally invasive evacuation of ICH and intraventricular hemorrhage can be achieved with the Apollo system. Future work will be required to determine which subset of patients are most likely to benefit from this promising technology.

Spiotta AM, Fiorella D, Vargas J, Khalessi A, Hoit D, Arthur A, Lena J, Turk AS, Chaudry MI, Gutman F, Davis R, Chesler DA, Turner RD. Initial multicenter technical experience with the apollo device for minimally invasive intracerebral hematoma evacuation. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jun;11 Suppl 1:243-51. doi:
10.1227/NEU.0000000000000698. PubMed PMID: 25714520.

Pamplona se convertirá en capital de la neurocirugía del 19 al 22 de mayo

pamplona convertira

El Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio Baluarte de Pamplona acogerá del 19 al 22 de mayo el XX Congreso Nacional de Neurocirugía (SENEC 2015), una cita organizada por el Servicio de Neurocirugía del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra que contará con la presencia de más de 600 neurocirujanos de España, Brasil, Estados Unidos, Francia, Alemania, Italia y Portugal, entre otros países, que se reunirán para buscar las fórmulas más adecuadas para ofrecer una atención multidisciplinar al paciente.

Este año el tema central será “La atención multidisciplinar al paciente: la neurocirugía y su relación con las neurociencias”, y se trabajará de manera especial en el papel de cada especialidad en el tratamiento integral del paciente. Durante cuatro jornadas se expondrán los últimos avances en diversos campos de la neurocirugía como la neuro-oncología, la neurocirugía vascular, la cirugía raquídea y la cirugía de la base del cráneo.

Las sesiones estarán enfocadas desde un punto de vista multidisciplinar, con especialistas de diversos campos relacionados con las neurociencias y teniendo en cuenta el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías sobre la profesión, que siempre están en constante cambio. Por último, habrá espacio para reflexionar sobre el papel de la Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía de cara a los nuevos retos a los que se enfrenta.

Entre los asistentes destacan expertos en neurocirugía, neurología y neuropatología de más de una decena de países, como Brasil, Dinamarca, EEUU, Kenia, Alemania, Francia, Portugal y Croacia, entre otros. También estarán presentes prestigiosos neurocirujanos españoles y especialistas en otros campos de la medicina, como neuropatólogos, psicólogos, endocrinos o traumatólogos.

New Book: Cell Therapy for Brain Injury

Cell Therapy for Brain Injury

Cell Therapy for Brain Injury

ADD TO SHOPPING CART

Cell Therapy for Brain Injury is a thorough examination of using state-of-the-art cell therapy in the treatment of strokes and other traumatic brain injuries. This invaluable book covers this niche topic in depth from basic stem cell biology and principles of cell therapy through proposed mechanisms of action of cell therapy in stroke, pre-clinical data in stroke models, ongoing clinical trials, imaging and tracking of cells with MRI, neural stem cells in stroke and the “big pharma” perspective of cell therapy. Each chapter is written by well-known leaders in each field, thus providing a wealth of expertise. The breadth of this book makes it essential reading for neuroscientists, stem cell biologists, researchers or clinical trialists at pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies. It also serves as a thorough introduction for graduate students or post-doctoral fellows who hope to work in these fields.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2015-05-14
  • Released on: 2015-05-14
  • Format: Kindle eBook

New Book: Challenging Concepts in Neurosurgery: Cases with Expert Commentary

Challenging Concepts in Neurosurgery: Cases with Expert Commentary

Challenging Concepts in Neurosurgery: Cases with Expert Commentary

List Price: $58.43 

ADD TO SHOPPING CART

Part of the Challenging Concepts in series, this book is a case-based guide to challenging clinical scenarios in neurosurgery covering the major sub-speciality areas of oncology, vascular neurosurgery, brain and spine trauma, paediatrics, spinal degenerative disease, peripheral and cranial nerves, functional neurosurgery and infection. Specific cases are examined with consideration of clinical presentation, diagnostics, and surgical principles, with a summary of
evidence from the neurosurgical literature highlighting areas of interest and controversy.
This book serves as a useful and engaging resource for consultants and trainees in neurosurgery as well as in the disciplines of neurology, maxillofacial surgery, spinal surgery and neuro-oncology.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2015-05-13
  • Format: Kindle eBook

New Book: Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization

Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization

Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization

List Price: $199.99

ADD TO SHOPPING CART

Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and highly readable reference that helps spine specialists understand the clinically important biomechanical principles underpinning spinal surgery and instrumentation so that the best clinical decisions can be made for patients. This new edition includes coverage of the latest spine technology that has evolved over the past decade, such as motion preservation technologies and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Features:

  • Single-authored text with the consistent, authoritative voice of world-renowned expert Dr. Benzel
  • More than 350 new figures and original line drawings help clarify information in the text
  • Extensive glossary of basic terminology on biomechanics for quick, easy reference
  • More than 400 review questions at the back of the book for help with exam preparation

This book is an excellent clinical reference for spine surgeons, residents, and fellows in the fields of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, neuroradiologists, and engineers working for spine device companies.

Thieme eNeurosurgery is the worlds most comprehensive neurosurgical resource online. For a free trial, go to: thieme.com/eneurotrial


Product Details

  • Published on: 2015-05-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .0″ h x .0″ w x .0″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 568 pages

Book: Microsurgical Brain Aneurysms: Illustrated Concepts and Cases

Microsurgical Brain Aneurysms: Illustrated Concepts and Cases

By Hans-Jakob Steiger, Nima Etminan, Daniel HänggiMicrosurgical Brain Aneurysms: Illustrated Concepts and Cases

List Price:$199.00

ADD TO SHOPPING CART

This compact book provides step-by-step guidance in the approaches and techniques developed and currently used at the authors’ center in Düsseldorf for the treatment of a variety of aneurysms. All of the described procedures are minimally invasive and of proven efficacy. In order to assist the reader in fully comprehending all aspects of the techniques, they are illustrated through clear graphics instead of complex photos and radiologic imaging. While the rapid development of endovascular treatment means that it is no longer necessary to employ microsurgery for difficult and hidden aneurysms, proficiency in microsurgery remains essential. For example, full mastery of microsurgical techniques is vital in order to treat middle cerebral and peripheral aneurysms efficiently and with minimal trauma. Minimal invasiveness and optimal cosmetic results have become critically important in enabling the microsurgical method to compete with the endovascular method.  In documenting “tried and tested” procedures, this book will be invaluable for both established neurosurgeons and residents in neurosurgery.


Product Details

  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x .63″ w x 7.01″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 137 pages

About the Author

Hans Jakob Steiger graduated from Medical School at the Universities of Zurich and Geneva and subsequently completed his doctoral thesis in Zurich. He then trained in neurosurgery, completing a clinical fellowship at the University of London, Ontario. In 1985 he was appointed Oberarzt (senior physician) at University Hospital, Berne and he completed his Habilitation on the pathophysiology of cerebral aneurysms in 1992. In the same year he became Vice Director of the Neurosurgical University Clinic, Berne and in 1994 was appointed C3 professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, a position associated with the directorship of neurovascular surgery. In 2002 Dr. Steiger was appointed C4 Professor for Neurosurgery of the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, and Director and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department. Since 1994 he has been co-editor of Acta Neurochirurgica/Supplementa and since 2002, assistant chief editor of Acta Neurochirurgica (European Journal of Neurosurgery). Dr. Steiger has published 192 original articles in indexed journals and is the author of various books on neurovascular topics, resident training, and management. Nima Etminan trained at the Schools of Medicine of Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf and the Technical University, Munich and successfully submitted his doctoral thesis (magna cum laude) in 2004. He performed his residency at the Department of Neurosurgery, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf and his fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He is currently Attending Neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery, Heinrich Heine University. Dr. Eminan has received several research grants and his research interests include intracranial aneurysms, cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage, and photodynamic immunotherapy of glioblastomas. He is a regular publisher in peer-reviewed journals. Text for Professor Hänggi will follow.

Uso de cookies

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.