The Egyptians in 2500 BC described spinal cord injury (SCI) as untreatable in the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. For the next 4.5 millennia, the conventional wisdom did not change. It was not until luminaries like …Read More
Neurosurgery, like all of medicine, is in constant flux. New treatments, techniques, drugs and devices are offered in every issue of our journals and at every national meeting. In most cases, there is a persuasive …Read More
Parents, physicians and the general public have increasingly expressed concerns about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion in youth contact sports. The decrease in youth sports participation could be a reflection of this issue.2 Youth …Read More
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 …Read More
Since the first stereotactic human neurosurgical procedure in 1946, the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery has expanded to target various indications, including movement disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and epilepsy. Clearly, science has driven practice while …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The opportunities and challenges associated with “big data” have been major topics in healthcare for the past 15 years. Similarly, “Artificial Intelligence,” has recently emerged as the latest of the technology-associated buzzwords to enter the …Read More
The rapid evolution of knowledge and technology, along with public criticism, has led to a new perspective on how to best assess physician competence to practice. Within neurosurgery, a major shift in this realm occurred …Read More
As U.S. health care spending continues to increase, Americans are paying more attention to the cost, safety and quality of the care provided. As neurosurgeons, we should play a leadership role in pushing for precise …Read More
The development of and greater appreciation of the importance of high-quality clinical research has driven substantial evolution of thought in spine surgery over the last twenty years. Evidence based medicine (EBM) has played an increased …Read More
“Would you trust a surgeon who told you ‘I haven’t had any formal training for this procedure, observed any experts nor received feedback on my skills, BUT over the course of time, through trial and …Read More
The United States’ healthcare expenditure accounts for roughly 19 percent of the gross domestic product, with more than $1 trillion spent by the Center for Medicare Services alone. Every healthcare interaction in the modern world …Read More
13th Annual International Symposium on Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Feb. 21-23, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
2020 Winter Clinics for Cranial & Spinal Surgery
Feb. 23-27, 2020; Snowmass Village, Colo.
71st Annual Meeting of the Southern Neurosurgical Society
Feb. 26-29, 2020; Richmond, Va.
3rd Annual Mayo Clinic Advances and Innovations in Complex Neuroscience Patient Care: Brain and Spine 2020
Feb. 27-29, 2020; Sedona, Ariz.
Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Updates in Medical and Surgical Management of Brain Tumors
March 6-7, 2020; Orlando, Fla.