2017 JNS Editor's Choice

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These 12 articles were chosen by James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery, as among the most noteworthy published in 2017. Read these choice selections covering standards of care, trauma and pain, and earn up to 12 CME credits.

PRICING

AANS Members: Free | Non-members: $179

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss recent research that impact that standard of neurosurgery care.
  • Describe the clinical applications of recent trauma and pain research.

FACULTY INFORMATION

Paul Martin Brennan, PhD, FRCS
Michelle C. Caruso, PharmD, BCPS
Jason Michael Davies, MD, PhD
Pedram Emami, MD
Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, MD
John Y.K. Lee, MD, MSCE
Daniel Lubelski, MD
Ryan Martin, MD
Takeshi Shimizu, MD
Je Yeong Sone
Keisuke Takai, MD, PhD
Doris Du Wang, MD, PhD

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Samantha Luebbering
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

Name:                                             Relationship                                             Organization

Michelle C. Caruso, PharmD, BCPS    Honorarium                                              American College of Clinical Pharmacy
John Y.K. Lee, MD, MSCE                 Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)      VisionSense
Ryan Martin, MD                              Grants, Research Support                          NIH
                                                      Board, Trustee, Leadership Position           Neurocritical Case Society
Je Yeong Sone                                 Grants, Research Support                          Integra, Abbott
                                                      Consultant Fees                                        Abbott, Medtronic, Integra, NFL
                                                      Other Finanical Support                            Equity in Oculogica, Inc.
                                                      Honorarium                                              Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Texas High School Coaches                                                                                                                               Association; USA Football; National Neurotrauma                                                                                                                                        Symposium; North American Brain Injury Symposium

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

Paul Martin Brennan, PhD, FRCS
Jason Michael Davies, MD, PhD
Pedram Emami, MD
Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, MD
Daniel Lubelski, MD
Samantha Luebbering
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD
Takeshi Shimizu, MD
Keisuke Takai, MD, PhD
Doris Du Wang, MD, PhD

DISCLAIMER

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve

ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 12/5/2017 to 12/5/2020.

Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. NonMembers must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

Media utilized may include Adobe Flash.

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Standards of Care
The Management and Outcome for Patients with Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Prospective, Multicenter, Observational Cohort Study in the United Kingdom
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Brennan PM, Kolias AG, Joannides AJ, et al.
Improved Outcomes for Patients with Cerebrovascular Malformations at High-volume Centers: The Impact of Surgeon and Hospital Volume in the United States
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Davies JM, Lawton MT
Lessons Learned from Administration of High-dose Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Acute Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Caruso MC, Daughtery MC, Moody SM, et al.
Trauma
Impact of Glasgow Coma Scale Score and Pupil Parameters on Mortality Rate and Outcome in Pediatric and Adult Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective, Multicenter Cohort Study
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Emami P, Czorlich P, Fritzsche FS, et al.
Helmet Efficacy Against Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Sone JY, Kondziolka D, Huang JH
Traumatic Hemorrhagic Brain Injury: Impact of Location and Resorption on Cognitive Outcome
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Martin RM, Wright MJ, Lutkenhoff ES.
Deadly Falls: Operative Versus Nonoperative Management of Type II Odontoid Process Fracture in Octogenarians
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Graffeo CS, Perry A, Puffer RC, et al.
Surgical Timing for Cervical and Upper Thoracic Injuries in Patients with Polytrauma
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Lubelski D, Tharin S, Como JJ, et al.
Pain
Endoscopic Versus Microscopic Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Equivalent Pain Outcomes with Possibility Decreased Postoperative Headache after Endoscopic Surgery
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Lee JYK, Pierce JT, Sandhu SK, et al.
Efficacy of Deep rTMS for Neuropathic Pain in the Lower Limb: A Randomized, Double-blind Crossover Trial of an H-coil and Figure-8 Coil
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Shimizu T, Hosomi K, Maruo T, et al.
Prospective Comparison of Long-term Pain Relief Rates After First-time Microvascular Decompression and Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Wang DD, Raygor KP, Cage TA, et al.
Modified Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesioning for Intractable Pain Relief in Patients with Root Avulsion Injury
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Takai K, Taniguchi M
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Certificate
12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available