Long-term antithrombotic therapy and risk of intracranial haemorrhage from cerebral cavernous malformations: a population-based cohort study, systematic review, and meta-analysis – The Lancet Neurology (free)

Invited Commentary: Antithrombotics and bleeding risk: paradoxical findings (free)


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How I manage intracranial hypertension – Critical Care (free)


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Neuroanesthesiology Update

11 May, 2019 | 15:51h | UTC

Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Metastatic Brain Tumors – Congress of Neurological Surgeons (free)

Comprehensive resource on the subject with 9 guidelines covering important aspects of patient care.


Update in Neurocritical Care

17 Apr, 2019 | 06:25h | UTC

Spine Surgery and Disc Herniation – International Orthopaedics (selected free review articles from the supplement)

– Homepage

– Editorial: Disc herniation and disc disease: the present and the future of management

– Cervical disc herniation: which surgery?

– Evidence-based use of arthroplasty in cervical degenerative disc disease

– Cervical disc arthroplasty: tips and tricks

– Post-operative nerve injuries after cervical spine surgery

– Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the cervical spine: a review

– Surgical treatment of thoracic disc herniation: an overview

– Thoracic disc herniation, avoidance, and management of the surgical complications

– Intervertebral disc herniation in elite athletes

– Current concepts for lumbar disc herniation

– Lumbar disc herniation: what has the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial taught us?

– The relevance of high-intensity zones in degenerative disc disease

– Endoscopic spine discectomy: indications and outcomes

– Minimally invasive discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: current concepts, surgical techniques, and outcomes

– Factors that influence neurological deficit and recovery in lumbar disc prolapse—a narrative review

– Cauda equina syndrome—the questions

– The evidence-based approach for surgical complications in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation

– Failure of lumbar disc surgery: management by fusion or arthroplasty?

– Adjacent segment degeneration after fusion spinal surgery—a systematic review

– The future of disc surgery and regeneration

– Clinical trials of intervertebral disc regeneration: current status and future developments

– Cell therapy for intervertebral disc herniation and degenerative disc disease: clinical trials

– Autogenic mesenchymal stem cells for intervertebral disc regeneration


Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma – Neurosurgery (free articles)

– Executive Summary

– Classification of Injury

– Radiological Evaluation

– Neurological Assessment

– Pharmacological Treatment

– Prophylaxis and Treatment of Thromboembolic Events

– Hemodynamic Management

– Nonoperative Care

– Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment

– Timing of Surgical Intervention

– Surgical Approaches

– Novel Surgical Strategies


When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate? – The New York Times (free)

Related: Perspective: Assessing the Performance of Aging Surgeons (free for a limited period) AND Observational Study: Age and Sex of Surgeons and Mortality of Older Surgical Patients (free study and commentary) AND The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


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Review: Intracranial Aneurysms

18 Nov, 2018 | 00:14h | UTC

Review: Perimesencephalic Hemorrhage

6 Jun, 2018 | 21:35h | UTC

Research: New Type of Vertigo Identified

29 May, 2018 | 17:40h | UTC

New Glasgow Coma Scale–Pupils Score

23 Apr, 2018 | 21:10h | UTC

Review: Pediatric Minor Head Injury

20 Apr, 2018 | 01:52h | UTC

Review: Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

22 Feb, 2018 | 21:48h | UTC

Traumatic brain injury and the risk of dementia diagnosis: A nationwide cohort study – PLOS One (free)

Commentaries: TBI is associated with increased dementia risk for decades after injury – PLOS, via ScienceDaily (free) AND More evidence traumatic brain injuries raise later dementia risk – Reuters (free)

“Using longitudinal, case-control, and sibling-matched analyses of nationwide data from Sweden, Peter Nordström & Anna Nordström describe the association between TBI and dementia, its time course, and the influence of familial factors”. (via @PLOSMedicine see Tweet)


Weekend Surgical Care and Postoperative Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies (free)

Commentary: Evidence Supports ‘Weekend Effect’ for Mortality after Surgery – Wolters Kluwer, via NewsWise (free)

“The odds of postoperative mortality were 27 percent higher for patients admitted to the hospital on Saturday or Sunday, compared to those hospitalized on a weekday” (from NewsWise).


Chemical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in neurosurgical patients: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis – Journal of Neurosurgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Chemical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis seems to be effective and safe in neurosurgical patients.

Source: EvidenceAlerts


Review : ARDS in Traumatic Brain Injury

13 Jan, 2018 | 19:26h | UTC

Review: Neoplastic Meningitis

2 Jan, 2018 | 15:53h | UTC

Two nerve drugs are not suitable for treating long-term low back pain – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – PLOS One (free)

“Evidence supports NICE guidance not to use two nerve drugs (gabapentin and pregabalin) to treat long-term lower back pain”. (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)


Review: Le Fort Fractures

3 Dec, 2017 | 19:57h | UTC

Review: Signs in Neuroradiology

30 Nov, 2017 | 17:46h | UTC

Managing Head Trauma in Children

3 Oct, 2017 | 21:55h | UTC

Review: Gliomatosis Cerebri

1 Oct, 2017 | 14:49h | UTC

Review: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

18 Sep, 2017 | 13:53h | UTC

Head injuries in sport must be taken more seriously – Nature News (free)

“Sports organizations are only starting to understand the harm that can be inflicted by high-contact activities. Science must play its part in highlighting the problem and in aiding diagnosis”.


Long-Term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (free)

Source: ACP Journal Wise ($)

“Epidural injections of corticosteroid plus lidocaine offered no benefits from 6 weeks to 12 months beyond that of injections of lidocaine alone”


Review: Coma After Acute Head Injury

26 Aug, 2017 | 15:33h | UTC

Coma After Acute Head Injury

17 Aug, 2017 | 18:39h | UTC