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2014-09-15 23:03:08

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the world to enroll a patient in an international study that is assessing a new way to treat brain aneurysms. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the world to enroll a patient in an international study that is assessing a new way to treat brain aneurysms. Baptist Jacksonville is one of 20 sites globally that will be studying a device that has traditionally...

2014-09-15 23:00:29

Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online, September 16, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology. The study looked at people with...

2014-09-12 23:08:23

Celebrating the critical, longstanding relationship between the world renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia’s Chapter and Support Group is proud to host its inaugural run/walk to raise awareness, increase research and provide support, this Sunday at FDR park in Philadelphia. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Please join Philadelphia’s inaugural Brain Aneurysm Awareness Event benefiting the renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation this...

2014-09-12 00:20:43

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center are pleased to announce the addition of Manish N. Shah, M.D., to the medical staff, and his appointment as assistant professor of pediatric neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145634 "Dr. Shah brings a new, dynamic perspective to the UTHealth team," said David I....

2014-09-11 08:28:24

Head fixation device (HFD) accessory provides skull stabilization for more patient head sizes MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced a new rocker arm accessory that expands choices for neurosurgeons to select the best fixation suited for patients during procedures using intraoperative imaging inside the VISIUS Surgical Theatre. The accessory recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...

2014-09-10 23:11:07

The 2nd Annual Linda McClam Curtis 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Brain Aneurysm Foundation will take place in Fort Dupont Park on Saturday, September 13th. Runners, walkers and volunteers are encouraged to turn out to help raise much needed awareness of the critical need for greater awareness of brain aneurysms. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Because far too many lives are suddenly cut short due to ruptured brain aneurysms, including the late Linda McClam Curtis, organizers led by...

2014-09-10 16:26:43

More Than 275 Procedures Performed at Top Medical Centers Across the U.S. PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monteris Medical announced today that its NeuroBlate(®) System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool, has now been used by leading surgeons across the U.S. in more than 275 procedures. The NeuroBlate System employs a pulsed surgical laser to deliver targeted energy to abnormal brain tissue caused by tumors and lesions. The NeuroBlate System...

2014-09-10 08:31:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 14-16 in San Francisco, Elekta (booth #1308) will highlight solutions that support the connections health care providers make to their practices, their patients and the world. Elekta's theme at ASTRO 2014 is: Connected Care. Because the future is collaborative. As software continues to play a critical role in cancer care, Elekta will highlight...

2014-09-09 08:32:40

Preventive screening initiative assesses risk and lung health of current and former smokers TOMS RIVER, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey CyberKnife at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center joins efforts to raise awareness for hospital partner Community Medical Center's lung cancer screening program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144201 Free lung cancer screening assessments for high-risk individuals will be offered at a special event on Wednesday,...

2014-09-09 08:31:48

Intraoperative neurosurgical platforms offer precision and workflow improvement for ablating brain tumors MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that the Company's InSitu(TM) wireless coil and Monteris NeuroBlate(®) laser ablation system have been used together for the first time at a leading United States neuroscience center. This combination brought improved visualization and workflow in removing a...


Latest Neurosurgery Reference Libraries

Laminotomy
2013-04-30 09:59:37

Laminotomy is a procedure that works to decompress the spinal nerve root and/ or spinal cord by removing part of a lamina of the vertebral arch. This started as a hemilaminectomy which is the removal of half of the lamina, left or right, but now is the removal of portions of both sides of the lamina to allow for vertebral stability. Laminotomy is most often accompanied by a facetectomy which is the decompression of a spinal nerve root. How it is Performed When a laminotomy is...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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