04 April 2015The April 2015 issue of Neurosurgery is now online and full-text access is available for print subscribers. Non-subscribers may access all article abstracts and the full-text of selected articles.

April 2015 Table of Contents:


Concussion Related to White Matter Abnormalities and Cognitive Dysfunction in Aging Athletes
Monaco, Edward A. III; Tempel, Zachary

Inherent Limitations of Tractography for Accurate Connectivity Maps
Alhourani, Ahmad; Richardson, R. Mark

Progesterone Is Not Effective in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Wang, Michael; Serak, John

Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation Successfully Modulates Hippocampal Activity in an Animal Model
Cheng, Jennifer J.; Anderson, William S

Combined Direct and Indirect Revascularization Is Associated With Low Rates of Recurrent Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke in Adult Moyamoya Disease
Aoun, Rami J.; Zammar, Samer G.; Hamade, Youssef; Pines, Andrew; Caughel, Catherine Casey; Siclari, Peter; Bendok, Bernard R.

Toxin-Secreting Implantable Therapeutic Stem Cells
Gamble, Alexander J.; Boockvar, John A.

Timing Is Everything in Corticospinal Tract Recovery After Stroke
Moses, Ziev B.; Abd-El-Barr, Muhammad M.; Chi, John H.

A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke Caused by Proximal Arterial Occlusion in the Anterior Circulation
Starke, Robert M.; Connolly, E. Sander; Komotar, Ricardo J.

The Use of Nanotechnology to Improve the Neuroprotective Effects of Adenosine in Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury
Weiner, Gregory M.; Faraji, Amir H.; Ducruet, Andrew F.

Focused Ultrasound With Microbubbles Increases Temozolomide Delivery in U87 Transfected Mice
Deibert, Christopher P.; Zussman, Benjamin M.; Engh, Johnathan A.


WEED: Marijuana, Medicine and Neuroscience
Devinsky, Orrin; Cohen, Lisa R.; Selig, Roni


Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Intracranial Meningiomas: Current Concepts and Future Perspectives
Mansouri, Alireza; Guha, Daipayan; Klironomos, George; Larjani, Soroush; Zadeh, Gelareh; Kondziolka, Douglas


Initial Experience Using Awake Surgery for Glioma: Oncological, Functional, and Employment Outcomes in a Consecutive Series of 25 Cases
Mandonnet, Emmanuel; De Witt Hamer, Philip; Poisson, Isabelle; Whittle, Ian; Bernat, Anne-Laure; Bresson, Damien; Madadaki, Caterina; Bouazza, Schahrazed; Ursu, Renata; Carpentier, Antoine F.; George, Bernard; Froelich, Sébastien

Stratification of Recanalization for Patients With Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms
Ogilvy, Christopher S.; Chua, Michelle H.; Fusco, Matthew R.; Reddy, Arra S.; Thomas, Ajith J.

Acute Stroke After Carotid Endarterectomy: Time for a Paradigm Shift? Multi center Experience With Emergent Carotid Artery Stenting With or Without Intracranial Tandem Occlusion…
Spiotta, Alejandro M.; Vargas, Jan; Zuckerman, Scott; Mokin, Maxim; Ahmed, Azam; Mocco, J.; Turner, Raymond D.; Turk, Aquilla S.; Chaudry, M. Imran; Myers, Phil

Tumor Progression in Patients Receiving Adjuvant Whole-Brain Radiotherapy vs Localized Radiotherapy After Surgical Resection of Brain Metastases
Hsieh, Jason; Elson, Paul; Otvos, Balint; Rose, Jonathan; Loftus, Christopher; Rahmathulla, Gazanfar; Angelov, Lilyana; Barnett, Gene H.; Weil, Robert J.; Vogelbaum, Michael A.

Pathophysiology of Acute Cerebrovascular Syndrome in Patients With Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Study
Kashiwazaki, Daina; Akioka, Naoki; Kuwayama, Naoya; Noguchi, Kyo; Tanaka, Kortaro; Kuroda, Satoshi

Preservation of the Greater Occipital Nerve During Suboccipital Craniectomy Results in a Paradoxical Increase in Postoperative Headaches
Garzon-Muvdi, Tomas; Jackson, Christopher; See, Alfred P.; Woodworth, Graeme F.; Tamargo, Rafael J.

Balloon Remodeling May Improve Angiographic Results of Stent-Assisted Coiling of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
Gentric, Jean-Christophe; Biondi, Alessandra; Piotin, Michel; Mounayer, Charbel; Lobotesis, Kyriakos; Bonafé, Alain; Costalat, Vincent

Sacroplasty for Cancer-Associated Insufficiency Fractures
Moussazadeh, Nelson; Laufer, Ilya; Werner, Timothy; Krol, George; Boland, Patrick; Bilsky, Mark H.; Lis, Eric

Temporal Trends in Surgical Intervention for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by Extra-axial Hemorrhage, 1995 to 2012
Flynn-O’Brien, Katherine T.; Fawcett, Vanessa J.; Nixon, Zeynep A.; Rivara, Frederick P.; Davidson, Giana H.; Chesnut, Randall M.; Ellenbogen, Richard G.; Vavilala, Monica S.; Bulger, Eileen M.; Maier, Ronald V.; Arbabi, Saman

Editor’s Choice

Unsuccessful Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: A Single-Center Experience of 10 228 Cases
Choi, Kyung-Chul; Lee, June-Ho; Kim, Jin-Sung; Sabal, Luigi Andrew; Lee, Sol; Kim, Ho; Lee, Sang-Ho

Impact of Body Mass Index on Adjacent Segment Disease After Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Spine Disease
Ou, Chien-Yu; Lee, Tao-Chen; Lee, Tsung-Han; Huang, Yu-Hua


Resident Away Rotations Allow Adaptive Neurosurgical Training
Gephart, Melanie Hayden; Derstine, Pamela; Oyesiku, Nelson M.; Grady, M. Sean; Burchiel, Kim; Batjer, H. Hunt; Popp, A. John; Barbaro, Nicholas M.


Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage and Induced Hypertension Improve Spinal Cord Perfusion After Acute Spinal Cord Injury in Pigs
Martirosyan, Nikolay L.; Kalani, M. Yashar S.; Bichard, William D.; Baaj, Ali A.; Gonzalez, L. Fernando; Preul, Mark C.; Theodore, Nicholas


Lumbar Intrafacet Bone Dowel Fixation
Cook, Daniel J.; Yeager, Matthew S.; Oh, Michael Y.; Cheng, Boyle C.


An Experimental Feasibility Study on Robotic Endonasal Telesurgery
Wirz, Raul; Torres, Luis G.; Swaney, Philip J.; Gilbert, Hunter; Alterovitz, Ron; Webster, Robert J. III; Weaver, Kyle D.; Russell, Paul T. III

Endoscopy-Assisted Interhemispheric Transcallosal Hemispherotomy: Preliminary Description of a Novel Technique
Chandra, P. Sarat; Kurwale, Nilesh; Garg, Ajay; Dwivedi, Rekha; Malviya, Shri Vidya; Tripathi, Manjari


Letter: Reoperation for Recurrent High-Grade Glioma: Does Tumor Genetics Play a Role?
Zhao, Xin; Bai, Harrison X.; Zou, Yingjie; Yang, Li

In Reply: Reoperation for Recurrent High-Grade Glioma: Does Tumor Genetics Play a Role?
Hervey-Jumper, Shawn L.; Berger, Mitchel S.