2019 JNS Editor's Choice

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These 14 articles were chosen by James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery, as among the most noteworthy published in 2019. 

Read these choice selections covering standards of care, trauma and pain, and earn up to 14 CME credits through this online activity.

Registration Fee

AANS MembersFree
Non-members$179

CME Credit

Earn up to 14 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
 Oliver G. S. Ayling, MD, MScMedtronic , AO Spine
Medtronic   NuVasive
Grants, Research Support
Consultant Fees
 Tamara D. Simon, MD IDSA Grants, Research Support
Walaven Sivkumar, MDZeissHonorarium

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

Aziz S Alali, MD, PhD

Yuan Wang, MD

Kunal P. Raygor, MD

Sarasa Tohyamav, BSc

Francis Lovecchio, MD

Sami Abu Hamdeh, MD

Alessandro Orlando, MPH

David R Howell, PhD

Krista Greenan, MD


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 14.00 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 12/23/2019 to 12/23/2022.

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. 

Copyright © 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Standards of Care
A clinical decision rule to predict intracranial hypertension in severe traumatic brain injury
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Aziz S Alali, MD, PhD
Safety and efficacy of a novel neurosurgical enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for elective craniotomy: a prospective randomized controlled trialDocument
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Yuan Wang, MD, PhD
Clinical outcomes research in spine surgery: what are appropriate follow-up times?
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Oliver G. S Ayling MD, MSc
Reinfection rates following adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America guideline recommendations in first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treatment
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSHP
Pain
Long-term pain outcomes for recurrent idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia after stereotactic radiosurgery: a prospective comparison of first-time microvascular decompression and repeat stereotactic radiosurgery
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Kunal P Raygor, MD
Early postsurgical diffusivity metrics for prognostication of long-term pain relief after Gamma Knife radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Sarasa Tohyama, BSc
Microsurgical rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia in MS patients: technique, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Mark G Bigder, MD, MPH
Intravenous acetaminophen for postoperative supratentorial craniotomy pain: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Walavan Sivakumar, MD
An institutional intervention to modify opioid prescribing practices after lumbar spine surgery
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Francis Lovecchio, MD
Trauma
Intracranial pressure elevations in diffuse axonal injury: association with nonhemorrhagic MR lesions in central mesencephalic structures
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Sami Abu Hamdeh, MD
Isolated subdural hematomas in mild traumatic brain injury. Part 1: the association between radiographic characteristics and neurosurgical intervention
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Alessandro Orlando,MPH
Isolated subdural hematomas in mild traumatic brain injury. Part 2: a preliminary clinical decision support tool for neurosurgical intervention
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Alessandro Orlando, MPH
Clinical predictors of symptom resolution for children and adolescents with sport-related concussionDocument
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. David R Howell, PhD
Selection of children with ultra-severe traumatic brain injury for neurosurgical intervention
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Krista Greenan, MD
CME Evaluation
CME Posttest
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Evaluation
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Certificate
14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available