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Monday Apr 14 | Rehab Management

In the Absence of Vision, Proprioception Improves Prosthetic Control: Study

According to research presented at the 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons , in the absence of vision, proprioception "significantly" improved prosthetic control.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Apr 10, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

AANS: Stem cells may aid stroke patients

Intraparenchymal transplantation of human modified bone marrow-derived stromal cells in chronic stroke patients is safe, feasible, and results in improved neurologic function, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held from April 5 to 9 in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Stanford University

Newswise

IV Acetaminophen Shown Safe, Effective Managing Pain in Craniotomy Patients

Studies have shown that pain management in craniotomy patients is difficult. Physicians avoid prescribing narcotics - typically the medication of choice for pain management - because they impair the evaluation of brain function.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Pain

Newswise

Coiling Versus Clipping with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage? Researchers View Results of Six-Year Study

Neurosurgeons continue to weigh the respective benefits of two popular treatment modalities for patients experiencing subarachnoid hemorrhage : endovascular coiling and neurosurgical clipping.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Apr 09, 2014

CiteULike

Mild intraoperative hypothermia during surgery for intracranial aneurysm.

Surgery for intracranial aneurysm often results in postoperative neurologic deficits.

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Newswise

Study Explores Reasons for Pain after "Successful" Spinal Surgery

Understanding why pain persists despite structurally successful spinal surgery is a question that has long puzzled physicians.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Newswise

National Outcomes Database Measures Safety, Effectiveness of Spinal Surgery

With Americans spending an estimated $850 billion annually on ineffective medical treatment, the need for quality registries has become central to emerging evidence-driven reforms.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science Daily

Proprioceptive feedback helps rehab patients learning to operate robotic prosthetic

Proprioception significantly improved prosthetic control in the absence of vision, new research has shown.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

DePuy Synthes Power Tools announces launch of Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System

DePuy Synthes Power Tools announced today the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal procedures.

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Newswise

"Not All Medulloblastomas Alike"; Variations in Treatment Approaches Urged

Medulloblastoma, a rapidly growing brain tumor, can be categorized as four genetically and clinically distinct subtypes.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Newswise

Discrepancies Exist Between Administrative Database Codes and...

Recent statistics taken from national administrative databases suggest that lumbar spinal fusion is on the rise, with the greatest increases occurring among patients with herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

Newswise

Researchers Isolate Rare Protein Mutation Said to Influence Intracranial Hemorrhage

Aquaporins, a family of proteins, function as water-selective channels in the plasma membranes of many cells.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

Newswise

Researchers Find Evidence That Brain Changes Can Result From...

The impact of mild traumatic brain injury , TBI, concussion and other head injuries associated with contact sports is a critical area of research within the field of neurosurgery.

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Newswise

Neurosurgeon Troy M. Tippett, MD, FAANS, Awarded Harvey Cushing...

Each year, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recognizes a neurosurgeon who has made significant contributions to the neurosurgical specialty through leadership, service and dedication.

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Related Topix: Medicine, San Francisco, CA, University of Tennessee, Marketing

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Newswise

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognition in Dementia, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Intralaminar thalamic deep brain stimulation has been shown to improve cognition and spatial memory acquisition.

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Newswise

Transplantation Cell Therapy Offers Hope to Stroke Patients

The devastating effects of stroke have long led physicians to conclude that lost brain function is irreversible.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Apr 03, 2014

GlobeNewswire

MRI Interventions to Exhibit its ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System at AANS 2014 Annual Meeting

MRI Interventions, Inc. today announced that its ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System will be on exhibit at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons April 7-9, 2014, in San Francisco, California.

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Related Topix: Medicine, San Francisco, CA, UC San Francisco, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Mazor Robotics to Launch and Demo New Renaissance Brain Module at American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Francisco )--On April 7, 2014, Mazor Robotics will debut and officially launch the new Renaissance Guidance System brain module at the American Associ... )--Miranda Gold Corp. and Prism Resources Inc. are pleased ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Garmin, Telecom, Webs, Medicine

Tue Apr 01, 2014

BioSpace

IMRIS Sponsoring Practical Clinic And Exhibiting Intraoperative MR And CT Imaging Techniques At

The IMRIS VISIUSA intraoperative MRI is one of the technologies currently used effectively in these applications.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Aurora Spine to Participate at American Association of Neurological Surgeons

The theme for the 2014 AANS Meeting is Expanding Neurosurgery. At the meeting, Aurora Spine will continue to extend the reach of the ZIP ULTRA MIS Interspinous Fusion system, exhibit its MIS portfolio, and drive the shift toward minimally invasive techniques.

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