Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury By Natalia Zakharova, Valery Kornienko, Alexander Potapov, Igor Pronin
The main purpose of this book is to present emerging neuroimaging data in order to define the role of primary and secondary structural and hemodynamic disturbances in different phases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to analyze the potential of diffusion tensor MRI, tractography and CT perfusion imaging in evaluating the dynamics of TBI. The authors present a new MRI classification of brain stem and hemispheric cortical/subcortical damage localization that is of significant prognostic value. New data are provided regarding the pathogenesis and dynamics of diffuse and focal brain injuries and qualitative and quantitative changes in the brain white matter tracts. It is shown that diffuse axonal injury can be considered a clinical model of multidimensional “split brain” with commissural, association and projection fiber disorders. The book will be of interest for neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists and others with an interest in the subject.
Endoscopic endonasal surgery for suprasellar meningiomas: experience with 75 patients
With the goal of gross-total tumor resection and visual improvement, endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) can achieve very good results, (comparable to microscopic approaches) for the treatment of suprasellar meningiomas. Avoidance of brain and optic nerve retraction, preservation of the vascularization of the optic apparatus, and wide decompression of the optic canals are the main advantages of EES for the treatment of suprasellar meningiomas, while cerebrospinal fluid leakage remain a disadvantage 1).
1) Koutourousiou M, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Stefko ST, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA. Endoscopic endonasal surgery for suprasellar meningiomas: experience with 75 patients. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jun;120(6):1326-39. doi: 10.3171/2014.2.JNS13767. Epub 2014 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 24678782.
Mary Koutourousiou, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in May 2012 to complete a clinical fellowship in open and endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery with Drs. P.A. Gardner and J.C. Fernandez-Miranda. Prior to this appointment, since April 2010, she was a research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Koutourousiou, a native from Thessaloniki, Greece, received her medical degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and completed her neurosurgical residency at the General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece. She has completed a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery with Prof. J.A. Grotenhuis at the Department of Neurosurgery, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Dr. Koutourousiou is accomplishing her Ph.D. on the Endocrinology and Pathophysiology of pituitary adenomas at the University of Athens, School of Medicine, Greece.
The EANS HandsOn course is aimed specifically at participants in the third year of the EANS Neurosurgical Training course cycle. Preference will be given to these applicants, but others are very welcome to apply for any places which remain available. The first pilot course took place in June 2012 and it was very successful.
The global market for endovascular cerebral aneurysm repair (ECAR) devices has surpassed the $1 billion mark and currently stands at US$1.1 billion. The market, which has experienced explosive growth over the previous decade, has matured at the current level of technology. In its purest form, the endovascular cerebral aneurysm repair market consists of three broad categories of minimally invasive devices; embolic coils, intracranial stents and access devices. When used alone, or in combination, they allow the intervening physician to use the patient’s arteries as highways to deliver intended therapies, in the form of coils or stents, to the aneurysm location within the patient’s brain. The delivery procedure is performed under real-time visual guidance from high-powered imaging machines in a neurointerventional suite. The endovascular cerebral aneurysm repair market experienced a phenomenal growth phase that saw revenue rise over ten folds in just over a decade, from less than $100 million in 2000 to its current level of $1.1 billion. Current market leaders are seeking cost reductions and profit maximization through consolidation and moving production to lower cost jurisdictions. However, new research in endothelial biology is ushering in a new breed of biotech startups in search for disease modifying molecular targets, which could, theoretically, disrupt the market before the end of this decade. Medtech Ventures’ Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Repair Market Report is an exclusive update to the recently changed global landscape of this market. It provides a brief, but thorough, analysis of the market with profiles of leading participant and a solid forecast to 2020.
Published on: 2014-06-01
Original language: English
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Desde Miércoles, 01 Octubre 2014
Hasta Sábado, 04 Octubre 2014
REUNIÓN DIRIGIDA POR EL GRUPO DE TRABAJO DE PATOLOGIA VASCULAR DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE NEUROCIRUGÍA EN CONJUNTO CON EL GRUPO DE TRABAJO DE PATOLOGÍA VASCULAR CEREBRAL DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE NEUROLOGÍA (GEECV) Y GRUPO DE NEURORRADIOLOGÍA INTERVENCIONISTA (GENI).
Del 1 al 4 de octubre de 2014. Hostel Barcelona Sants.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting
WEB SITE: http://www.cns.org
OCTOBER 18-22, 2014
9th World Stroke Congress
OCTOBER 22-25, 2014
WEB SITE: http://www.worldstrokecongress.com
Se celebrará en Sevilla los días 23, 24 y 25 de Octubre de 2014.
La XLIII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Española de Neurorradiología (SERN) contará con ponentes de especial categoría como Dr. Michael Söderman de Estocolmo y la Dra. Alexandra Borges de Lisboa como así también neurólogos nacionales de reconocida capacidad docente.
Del programa destaca el Curso Monográfico pre-Reunión, dedicado a la base del cráneo, con la intención de profundizar en el intracraneal, el raquis cervical y las estructuras cervicofaciales.