2018 JNS Editor's Choice

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These 15 articles were chosen by James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery, as among the most noteworthy published in 2018. 

Read these choice selections covering standards of care, trauma and pain, and earn up to 15 CME credits. Participants can earn up to 11 trauma credits and 3 pain credits through this online activity.

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Non-members$179

CME Credit

Earn up to 15 CME credits by participating.

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.


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.

NameOrganizationRelationship
Brandon G. Rocque, MD, MS, FAANSGenentechGrants Research Support
Wael Asaad, MD, PhD, FAANS Medtronic 
Society for Innovation in Neuroscience and Neurosurgery
Grants/Research Support 
Board Member


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

Angela Bandte, MD

Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

Paul M. Brennan, MBBCHir, FRCS, PhD

Virendra R. Desai, MD

Micheal Ellis, MD, FRCSC

Joseph Herbert, MD

David S. Hersh, MD

Jacob R. Joseph, MD

Michael Lawless, DO, LT, MC, USNR

Samantha Luebbering

Paul Page, MD

Andrew Reisner, MD, FACS, FAANS

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

Eric Sribnick, MD, FAANS

Sidish S. Venkataramen, BSA

Doris D. Wang, MD, PhD

Amparo Myrelle Wolf, 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 15.00 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 12/5/2018 to 12/5/2021.

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

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Standards of Care
A standardization protocol to reduce pediatric baclofen pump infections: a quality improvement initiative
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Virendra R. Desai, MD
Introduction of severe traumatic brain injury care protocol is associated with reduction in mortality for pediatric patients
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Andrew Reisner, MD, FAANS and Eric A. Sribnick, MD, FAANS
Online postconcussion return-to-play instructions
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Jacob R. Joseph, MD
Traumatic brain injury in high versus low falls in young children and adolescents: a retrospective analysis
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Angela Bandte, MD
Trauma
Complications follow a pediatric cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: a multicenter retrospective study
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Brandon G. Rocque, MD, MS, FAANS
Motorcycle helmets and cervical spine injuries: a 5-year experience at a Level 1 trauma center
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Paul S. Page, MD
Subdural hematoma as a major determinant of short-term outcomes in traumatic brain injury
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD, FAANS
Surgical management of penetrating spinal cord injury primarily due to shrapnel and its effect on neurological outcome: a literature review and meta-analysis
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Michael H. Lawless, DO, LT, MC, USNR
Pediatric cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or compression in the setting of skull fractures from blunt head trauma
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. David S. Hersh, MD
Effect of concussion history on symptom burden and recovery following pediatric sports-related concussion
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Micheal Ellis, MD, FRCSC
Pediatric blunt cerebrovascular injury: the McGovern screening score
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Joseph P. Herbert, MD and Sidish S. Venkataraman, BSA
Simplifying the use of prognostic information in traumatic brain injury. Part 1: GCS-Pupils score: an extended index of clinical severity
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Paul M. Brennan, MBBChis, FRCS, PhD
Pain
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. Doris D. Wang, MD, PhD, FAANS
Deep brain stimulation for intractable neuropathic facial pain
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Sharona Ben-Haim, MD
The relationship of dose to nerve volume in predicting pain recurrence after stereotactic radiosurgery in trigeminal neuralgia
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Amparo Myrelle Wolf, MD, PhD
CME Evaluation
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CME Certificate
15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credits  |  Certificate available
15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credits  |  Certificate available