AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 25, Number 3, 2016

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Features
Walking the Dog

Walking the Dog

Martina Stippler, MD, FAANS; Jodi Hirschman; Susan Hindman

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often called the epidemic of the West. The socio-economic impact and ubiquity is often recounted in the introduction in scientific articles to emphasize the relevance of the work presented. …

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The Neurosurgeon in Sports Medicine

The Neurosurgeon in Sports Medicine

Julian E. Bailes Jr., MD, FAANS

While soccer is the most popular sport with over 200 million participants worldwide, other sports, particularly American football and ice hockey, have received much recent attention and have been singled out for their incidence of …

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Impact on Injury: Five Trends to Watch

Impact on Injury: Five Trends to Watch

Molly Hubbard, MD; Matthew Tran; Lensa Ali; Ayan Hassan

Are the Days of the ICP Monitor Numbered? To date, three prospective randomized clinical trials have failed to demonstrate improved outcomes with either monitoring or reduction of intracranial pressure (ICP). The Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with …

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The Coming of MIPS

The Coming of MIPS

John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS; Katie O. Orrico, JD

2017 promises to see many changes in neurosurgical coding and quality reporting. New systems will impose fundamental shifts in a variety of Medicare reporting requirements. This article will provide a quick overview of changes in …

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Calendar/Courses

Neurosurgery Dissection Course
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016; Coventry, United Kingdom

Neurosurgery Update Course
Oct. 3-10, 2016; Coventry, United Kingdom

EUROSPINE 2016
Oct. 5-7, 2016; Berlin, Germany