The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm

By CNS Spotlight, COVID-19, Faces of Neurosurgery, HealthNo Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting neurosurgical care at medical centers throughout the United States. Institutional and governmental recommendations are not specific to neurosurgery. Protocols are urgently needed to help neurosurgeons triage cases based on acuity, and also to minimize the risk of infection for both patients and peri-operative medical staff. In many academic tertiary care hospitals, there is limited personal protective equipment and staffing shortages. Read More

CNS Publishes New Concussion Guidelines

By CNS Spotlight, Concussion, Cross Post, GuidelinesNo Comments

Published online in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), in August, the “Concussion Guidelines Step 2: Evidence for Subtype Classification,” provides support for re-thinking the way we diagnose concussion.

Angela K. Lumba-Brown, MD, co-director of the Stanford Brain Performance Center, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, and co-author of the guideline, states that because concussion symptoms may vary greatly from person to person, early subtyping can direct strategies for recovery.

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A Year in review: Making Progress on Neurosurgery’s Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

By Advocacy Agenda, Congress, Health Reform, Medical Innovation, Medical Liability, Prior Authorization, UncategorizedNo Comments

As we come to the end of a decade and head into 2020, it is fitting to reflect on the progress that the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) have made in advancing organized neurosurgery’s legislative and regulatory agenda to ensure that neurosurgical patients have timely access to quality care. At the beginning of 2019, we set forth an ambitious agenda, and throughout the year, the AANS and CNS continued to make progress on achieving our health policy goals.

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AANS Neurosurgeon Spotlight: Winter 2020 – The Mind of a Neurosurgeon

By AANS Spotlight, GME, Loss of Life, MedEd, Voices of Neurosurgery DepartmentsNo Comments

In The Mind of a Neurosurgeon, join authors as they discuss navigating life as a neurosurgeon. From work-life balance to processing loss, pursuing creative outlets to the responsibility of training the next generation, neurosurgeons have a unique calling that leads to a special life serving others. Browse the articles and step into the mind of a neurosurgeon for stimulating conversations about the alternate mind, retirement, mindfulness, the outsider’s perspective, music and much more.

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Congress of Neurological Surgeons Releases New Pediatric Guidelines

By CNS Spotlight, Cross Post, Pediatrics, Quality ImprovementNo Comments

From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places when we believe they hit the mark on an issue. We wanted to bring attention to a Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) evidence-based guideline on pediatric myelomeningocele that recently appeared in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the CNS, which publishes research on clinical and experimental neurosurgery covering the very latest developments in science, technology and medicine.

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