AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 1, 2019

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The Science of Practice and Vascular Neurosurgery

The Science of Practice and Vascular Neurosurgery

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, FAHA | Features

In 1938, Harvey Cushing and Louise Eisenhardt published Meningiomas, Their Classification, Regional Behaviour, Life History, and Surgical End Results.1 This iconic text demonstrates the Science of Practice algorithm elegantly. The product of more than 20 …

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Why Bigger May Not Be Better for Neurosurgery Patients

Why Bigger May Not Be Better for Neurosurgery Patients

Avital Perry, MD; Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS; Christopher S. Graffeo, MD | Features

Few drumbeats are more emphatically sounded in today’s climate of academic neurosurgery than the value and importance of big data. Although definitions and techniques vary, the core principles of big data analyses rely on drawing …

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Washington Committee Sets 2019 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

Washington Committee Sets 2019 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS; Katie O. Orrico, JD | Features

Neurosurgeons like many other physicians report regulatory burdens such as limited interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs), prior authorization and mandates to utilize appropriate use criteria (AUC) as some of the most maddening aspects to …

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Impact of Guidelines on the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Impact of Guidelines on the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Katherine Wagner, MD; Julia Schneider; Kevin Kwan, MD; Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FAANS | Features

Traumatic brain injury continues to be a major cause of significant morbidity and mortality universally, and managing patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains challenging. In an effort to help standardize care among institutions, the …

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