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Most children with head injuries are seen in hospitals not equipped to treat them, UK study finds

Most children with head injuries are seen in hospitals not equipped to treat them, UK study finds

ScienceDaily (May 23, 2011) — More than four fifths of children who turn up at emergency departments with head injuries in the UK are seen in hospitals which would have to transfer them if the injury was serious, reveals a study published online in Emergency Medicine Journal . Around 210,000 children attend hospital every year with a head injury and around 34,500 are admitted. A few children with serious head injuries will require emergency surgery and intensive care, and delays to the provision of this can prove fatal or result in severe disability Continue reading

Molecule Nutlin-3a activates a signal inducing cell death and senescence in primary brain tumors

Molecule Nutlin-3a activates a signal inducing cell death and senescence in primary brain tumors

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Treatment-resistant epilepsy common in idiopathic autism; Associated with early seizure onset and cognitive impairment

Treatment-resistant epilepsy common in idiopathic autism; Associated with early seizure onset and cognitive impairment

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Neurosurgeon pushes brain bypass to new heights

Neurosurgeon pushes brain bypass to new heights

ScienceDaily (Apr. 15, 2011) — On the cover of a recent edition of Neurosurgery , readers saw an artist’s intricate depiction of the high-flow brain bypass technique developed by SLU professor of neurosurgery, Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D. Also in the March issue (Volume 63.3) of the journal, Abdulauf shared details of a surgery he performed to treat a patient’s brain aneurysm, a weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Continue reading

Neurosurgeon pushes brain bypass to new heights

Neurosurgeon pushes brain bypass to new heights

ScienceDaily (Apr. 15, 2011) — On the cover of a recent edition of Neurosurgery , readers saw an artist’s intricate depiction of the high-flow brain bypass technique developed by SLU professor of neurosurgery, Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D. Also in the March issue (Volume 63.3) of the journal, Abdulauf shared details of a surgery he performed to treat a patient’s brain aneurysm, a weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Continue reading

Newer surgery for neck pain may be better

Newer surgery for neck pain may be better

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) — A new surgery for cervical disc disease in the neck may restore range of motion and reduce repeat surgeries in some younger patients, according to a team of neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and several other medical centers that analyzed three large, randomized clinical trials comparing two different surgeries. More than 200,000 Americans undergo surgery every year to alleviate pain and muscle weakness from the debilitating condition caused by herniated discs in the neck. Continue reading

Newer surgery for neck pain may be better

Newer surgery for neck pain may be better

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) — A new surgery for cervical disc disease in the neck may restore range of motion and reduce repeat surgeries in some younger patients, according to a team of neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and several other medical centers that analyzed three large, randomized clinical trials comparing two different surgeries. More than 200,000 Americans undergo surgery every year to alleviate pain and muscle weakness from the debilitating condition caused by herniated discs in the neck. Continue reading

Long-term users of ecstasy risk structural brain damage

Long-term users of ecstasy risk structural brain damage

ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) — Long term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage, suggests preliminary research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry . Continue reading