Neurosurgery

Publication Title: 
Neurosurgery

These are challenging times for neurosurgery. Although no one can predict our future, great changes are in the wind--many of which we are powerless to prevent. We must all take on added social responsibility, above and beyond that of patient care. The leadership of your organization can only act with the support of active and concerned neurosurgeons who are willing to participate in many programs available to our profession. The individual must personally embrace the leadership standards of Sir William Osler and Harvey Cushing.

Author(s): 
Shields, C. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurosurgery

The decade of the 1990's has provided neurosurgery with multiple challenges and opportunities. Numerous developments hold a promise for making the 1990's the most rewarding decade of the 20th century for neurosurgery. The "Decade of the Brain" resolution, adopted by the United States House and Senate and signed into law by President Bush in 1989, has provided the specialty with staggering opportunities.

Author(s): 
Rhoton, A. L.
Publication Title: 
Neurosurgery

Immortalized in surgical history for the introduction of "antiseptic wax," Sir Victor Horsley played a pivotal role in shaping the face of standard neurosurgical practice. His contributions include the first laminectomy for spinal neoplasm, the first carotid ligation for cerebral aneurysm, the curved skin flap, the transcranial approach to the pituitary gland, intradural division of the trigeminal nerve root for trigeminal neuralgia, and surface marking of the cerebral cortex.

Author(s): 
Tan, Tze-Ching
Black, Peter McL
Publication Title: 
Neurosurgery

These are challenging times for neurosurgery. Although no one can predict our future, great changes are in the wind--many of which we are powerless to prevent. We must all take on added social responsibility, above and beyond that of patient care. The leadership of your organization can only act with the support of active and concerned neurosurgeons who are willing to participate in many programs available to our profession. The individual must personally embrace the leadership standards of Sir William Osler and Harvey Cushing.

Author(s): 
Shields, C. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurosurgery

The decade of the 1990's has provided neurosurgery with multiple challenges and opportunities. Numerous developments hold a promise for making the 1990's the most rewarding decade of the 20th century for neurosurgery. The "Decade of the Brain" resolution, adopted by the United States House and Senate and signed into law by President Bush in 1989, has provided the specialty with staggering opportunities.

Author(s): 
Rhoton, A. L.
Publication Title: 
Neurosurgery

Immortalized in surgical history for the introduction of "antiseptic wax," Sir Victor Horsley played a pivotal role in shaping the face of standard neurosurgical practice. His contributions include the first laminectomy for spinal neoplasm, the first carotid ligation for cerebral aneurysm, the curved skin flap, the transcranial approach to the pituitary gland, intradural division of the trigeminal nerve root for trigeminal neuralgia, and surface marking of the cerebral cortex.

Author(s): 
Tan, Tze-Ching
Black, Peter McL
Publication Title: 
Patient Preference and Adherence

BACKGROUND: One of the elements influencing the assessment of nursing care quality is the assessment of the nurse's functions that determine the nurse's particular tasks. The aim of this work was to assess selected tasks involved in the nurse's caring function, which influence nursing care quality on neurosurgical wards, on the basis of patients' and nursing staff's opinions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research was carried out on neurosurgical wards in Poland on a group of 455 patients and 75 nurses.

Author(s): 
OElusarz, Robert
Biercewicz, Monika
Barczykowska, Ewa
Haor, Beata
G?owacka, Mariola
Publication Title: 
Journal of the National Medical Association

BACKGROUND: A less-publicized consequence of the civil rights movement in the mid-20th century is the door of opportunity it provided for African-American women to become neurosurgeons, beginning in 1984 with Alexa I. Canady (University of Minnesota). Unfortunately, the exploits of a contemporary African-American woman neurosurgeon, M. Deborrah Hyde, have remained largely in obscurity. This report details the career and exploits of Hyde, one of the first women to receive neurosurgery training in Ohio.

Author(s): 
McClelland, Shearwood
Publication Title: 
Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society

Concerns have been raised that persons with serious illnesses participating in high-risk research, such as PD patients in sham surgery trials, have unrealistic expectations and are vulnerable to exploitation. A comparison of enrollees and decliners of such research may provide insights about the adequacy of decision making by potential subjects.

Author(s): 
Kim, Scott Y. H.
Wilson, Renee M.
Kim, H. Myra
Holloway, Robert G.
De Vries, Raymond G.
Frank, Samuel A.
Kieburtz, Karl
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics

OBJECT: Research suggests that there may be a growing disparity between the supply of and demand for both pediatric specialists and neurosurgeons. Whether pediatric neurosurgeons are facing such a disparity is disputable, but interest in pediatric neurosurgery (PNS) has waxed and waned as evidenced by the number of applicants for PNS fellowships. The authors undertook a survey to analyze current neurosurgical residents' perceptions of both benefits and deterrents to a pediatric neurosurgical career.

Author(s): 
Dias, Mark S.
Sussman, Jeffrey S.
Durham, Susan
Iantosca, Mark R.

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