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The Science of Practice: Neurotrauma Review

The Science of Practice: Neurotrauma Review

Nathan Schoen, MD, MPH; M. Ross Bullock, MD, PhD; Howard Levene, MD, PhD, FAANS

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 …

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Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Department Chair Opinions on Banning Contact Sports

Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Department Chair Opinions on Banning Contact Sports

Je Yeong Sone, BA; Abdullah Bin Zahid, MD; Mohit Uppal; Vikalpa Dammavalam; Cedric Williams, MSW; Kristina Techar, BS; David E. Tupper, PhD; Paul Ort, MD; Christina L. Master, MD; William P. Meehan III, MD; Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, FAANS, MD, PhD, FAANS

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 …

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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

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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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

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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The Science of Practice and Vascular Neurosurgery

The Science of Practice and Vascular Neurosurgery

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, FAHA

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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Data, Analytics and the Future of Neuro-oncology

Data, Analytics and the Future of Neuro-oncology

Nicholas Marko, MD, FAANS

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 …

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From MOC to CC: A Paradigm Shift

From MOC to CC: A Paradigm Shift

Frederick A. Boop, MD, FAANS

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 …

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The Science of Practice – Neurosurgical Oncology

The Science of Practice – Neurosurgical Oncology

Matthew Z. Sun, MD; Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS

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 …

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The Science of Spine Surgery

The Science of Spine Surgery

Daniel K. Resnick, MD, FAANS

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 …

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Science of Physician-Patient Communication

Science of Physician-Patient Communication

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS

“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 …

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The Promise of Big Data for the Medical Specialist

The Promise of Big Data for the Medical Specialist

Ferdinand K. Hui, MD; Mathias Unberath, PhD; Cupid Chan, MSc; Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS

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 …

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Calendar/Courses

NeuroSafe 2019 Symposium
Aug. 8-9, 2019; Minneapolis

SNSA Congress 2019
Aug. 8-11, 2019; Cape Town, South Africa

2019 Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges
Aug. 22-24, 2019; Rosemont, Ill.