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SuperAger Brains Distinctly Different Than Those of Peers
New Epigenetic Tools Could Rewrite Our Understanding of Memory and More
Sleeping on Stomach May Increase Risk of Sudden Death in Epilepsy
Certain Forms of Birth Control May Promote Brain-tumor Growth
Similar Outcomes with Surgical or Nonsurgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
Tackle Football Before Age 12 Increases Risk of Memory, Thinking Problems
Aspirin Overused for Primary Prevention of Stroke, Cardiovascular Events
In the Loupe
In this video, Nirav Patel, MD, of Boston University resects a Spetzler-Martin Grade 3, ruptured arteriovenous malformation in a patient who had a history of a remote rupture and surgery years prior.
In this issue’s Editorial License, Editor Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS, asserts that many important medical, including neurosurgical, innovations occurred without a basis in what is now called “evidence-based medicine.”
Consider laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Which you probably don’t do very much, unless you or someone close to you needs or has had the procedure. Those neurosurgeons of a certain age will remember, and in part trained in general surgery
AANS President Robert Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, offers his perspective on how neurosurgeons can practice meaningful evidence-based medicine in real-world settings.
We are told we live in the era of evidence-based medicine, but we know we don’t collect the best evidence. We are instructed to use published guidelines for processes of care as benchmarks against which to measure our practice, but we know that adherence to these guidelines often does not improve our patients’ outcomes. We are told when to start antibiotics, when to stop antibiotics, which patient does not need an MRI
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