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Newly developed stem cell technologies show promise for treating PD patients

Despite challenges, new advances in stem cell biology and genetic engineering show potential for better cell replacement therapies, say experts in a special supplement to the Journal of… 863 more words

Neurosurgery

Challenges and opportunities for brain health

Ever wondered how the World Federation of Neurology is working to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide?
William M Carroll and Wolfgang Grisold, of the World Federation of Neurology, discuss what can be done to increase research into… 527 more words

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NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke

Findings may have immediate impact on clinical practice
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Hyperglycemia, or increased glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels. 290 more words

Removing 70% or more of the brain hemorrhage could produce better outcomes, study finds

In the first study to identify specific surgical goals for the treatment of an intracerebral hemorrhage–the deadliest and most disabling type of stroke–a team of… 808 more words

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CNS releases new clinical practice guidelines for thoracolumbar spine trauma

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) has issued new clinical practice guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of patients with thoracolumbar spine trauma. The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma have been published today in full text on the CNS website and as executive summaries in… 368 more words

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Book Review - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi. When Breath Becomes Air. (London: Bodley Head, 2016)

When a friend of mine found out that I had had brain surgery in 2014, she gifted me this book, probably believing that I would be able to relate to the author’s autobiographical narrative dealing with his struggle with lung cancer.

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Medicare reconsiders paying for seniors’ spine operations at surgery centers

Medicare is reviewing whether seniors should undergo spine surgeries at same-day surgery centers, the government-run health program announced Wednesday, five months after a USA Today Network-Kaiser Health News investigation revealed a spate of patient deaths following the procedures. 822 more words

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