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Delve into a collection of published papers that reflect our commitment to advancing knowledge in neurosurgery. 

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The GloMNMS Study

In the pursuit of understanding the global landscape of neurosurgical mentorship, the GloMNMS Study led by Katarzyna Julia Minta, Daniel Sescu and Dominique da Luz, and collaborators conducted a cross-sectional analysis. With responses from 2962 medical students across 60 countries, the study addresses challenges and opportunities in accessing neurosurgical mentorship. Findings highlight barriers like limited time and resources, suggesting a need for improvement. This pilot study serves as a compass for enhancing the availability and accessibility of neurosurgical mentorship programs, shaping the future of medical education in neurosurgery.

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Early Preventive Strategies and CNS Meningioma - Is This Feasible?

In the realm of primary brain tumors, meningiomas stand out as a common yet underexplored entity. This comprehensive review, led by Daniel Sescu, Aminta Chansiriwongs and Katarzyna Julia Minta under the mentorship of Mr Kaliaperumal, takes a pioneering step by investigating the feasibility of early preventive strategies for CNS meningiomas. The study meticulously examines existing evidence on environmental exposures and lifestyle behaviors as potential risk factors. From ionizing radiation to cigarette smoking and obesity, the review uncovers significant associations. Notably, it advocates for family-driven, community-based, and public health-endorsed strategies to mitigate these risk factors. While acknowledging the limitations, this study aims to raise awareness and stimulate further research, anticipating that prospective and retrospective studies will bring clarity to the intricate relationship between risk factors and meningioma development.

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Smoking and Degenerative spinal disease

Explore the important discoveries from the thorough examination known as the "Smoking and Degenerative Spinal Disease" systematic review, which delves into the significant effects of smoking on spinal health. This detailed study uncovers the strong connection between smoking and spinal degeneration, especially in the lower back, and explores possible treatments. A must-read for those intrigued by how lifestyle choices impact health, this review emphasizes the crucial importance of taking preventative actions to protect spinal well-being.

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Role of the glymphatic system in idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Discover the secrets of the brain with the captivating article, "The Role of the Glymphatic System in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension." This thought-provoking piece delves into how issues with the glymphatic system, a vital fluid pathway in the brain, may be closely connected to the enigmatic condition of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), which is marked by elevated cranial pressure with no clear cause. By examining disruptions at the molecular and cellular levels, including the crucial functions of the AQP4 channel and the neurogliovascular unit, this article highlights potential new approaches for comprehending and managing IIH. Immerse yourself in this intriguing exploration to see how groundbreaking science is unraveling this puzzling mystery.

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and pregnancy: A comprehensive review of management

Uncover important information about a crucial medical issue in the article "The Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) During Pregnancy." This thorough review explores the difficulties of treating IIH in pregnant women, a condition that mostly impacts those of childbearing age. It critically assesses current methods and highlights the most effective strategies for handling this complex situation, emphasizing the importance of a specialized approach that matches the severity of the illness. Perfect for healthcare providers and pregnant women, this article offers vital recommendations for ensuring the best possible care and safety.

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The benefits of perioperative music interventions for patients undergoing neurosurgery: a mixed-methods systematic review

Discover how music can positively impact neurosurgery patients with this informative review on the use of music during surgery. This study gathers data from multiple sources to show how music can help reduce anxiety and pain in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. By combining both numerical and descriptive data, this research highlights the value of using music as a tool to improve patient care in neurosurgery. Learn how music can aid in the recovery process and contribute to better outcomes for patients undergoing neurosurgical treatment.

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Errata and Corrigenda in Neurosurgical Publications: An In-Depth Analysis and Inference

Explore the in-depth research on the accuracy of neurosurgical literature by examining published errata and corrigenda from the past three decades. This informative study delves into the nature and consequences of mistakes found in post-publication, investigating how they are addressed and fixed in different research studies. By presenting data on the types of errors, their severity, and the time taken to correct them, it emphasizes the importance of establishing consistent practices for error correction in academic publishing. Gain insights into the significance of these findings for writers, editors, and the scientific community as a whole, as they work towards ensuring accuracy in medical research.

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Outcomes of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) in the treatment of paediatric hydrocephalus: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Discover the most up-to-date information on treating pediatric hydrocephalus in this detailed review comparing the effectiveness of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt (VPS). This study thoroughly examines the success rates and potential complications after treatment by analyzing data from reputable medical databases and using advanced statistical methods. Find out which treatment has a higher success rate and which poses more risks of complications, empowering healthcare providers to make well-informed decisions when dealing with this challenging condition.

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A 5-year outcome of propranolol for the treatment of paediatric intracranial cavernoma: case report and a review of the literature

Discover the incredible possibilities of propranolol in the treatment of intracranial cavernomas with an engaging case study featuring a young man diagnosed with KRIT1-driven familial cavernous malformation syndrome. Follow his progress over a five-year treatment period, noting the significant pause in the growth of his cavernous malformations and the end of related intracranial bleeding and seizures. This case study provides hope for preventative treatments and emphasizes the importance of conducting prospective, randomized controlled trials to confirm the efficacy of propranolol in managing this complex neurological condition.

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Letter to the Editor: "What Can Neurosurgeons Learn from High-Performance Sports?"

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Letter to the Editor: "Post-selection Psychological Assessment for Neurosurgical Training: Is It Worth the Penny?"

Treatment of primitive myxoid mesenchymal tumour of infancy: a management paradigm focusing on surgical nuances

Explore the fascinating and complex realm of Primitive Myxoid Mesenchymal Tumour of Infancy (PMMTI) with a thorough examination of a case involving an 11-week-old baby boy exhibiting distinctive symptoms and treatment outcomes. This piece delves into the challenges of detecting and dealing with PMMTI, a rarely talked about type of tumor that impacts newborns. Gain knowledge about the creative methods that merge chemotherapy with surgical removal, offering hope for the management of this unusual ailment. Uncover the crucial findings and possible tactics that might shape upcoming approaches in pediatric neurosurgery.

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h-Index, Journal Citation Indicator, and Other Impact Factors in Neurosurgical Publications: Is There a Cost Factor That Determines the Quality?

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Delve into the fascinating world of neurosurgical publications with a thorough analysis that aims to uncover the relationship between journal performance metrics and publication fees. This in-depth study examines 53 journals, assessing factors such as the h-index, Journal Citation Indicator (JCI), and immediacy index, as well as 5-year impact factors from Journal Citation Reports. Explore how these metrics are linked to open access fees and personal subscription costs. Gain insight into why higher costs do not always lead to better journal performance and consider the impact on access to quality research, particularly for individuals at smaller institutions or with limited resources. A must-read for anyone involved in medical research.

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A 10-year retrospective observational study on the utility and prescription standards of dexamethasone in pediatric neuro-oncosurgery in a tertiary care center

Discover the key findings from a recent study on the use of dexamethasone in pediatric CNS tumor patients over the past ten years. This thorough analysis looks at how dosing varies and aims to set guidelines for future treatments. By looking at data from 127 patients who underwent 193 dexamethasone treatments, the study examines the links between dosage, patient characteristics, side effects, and treatment results. The results suggest that following a carefully planned dosing schedule can enhance quality of life and reduce side effects for young patients with neuro-oncology issues. This groundbreaking research has the potential to change standard care practices, making it essential reading for healthcare professionals

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Letter to the Editor: "Can I Afford to Become a Neurosurgeon in the United Kingdom in the Current Atmosphere?"

Neurosurgical Publication-Should We Publish at Any Cost? An In-Depth Analysis of Costs Incurred in Publication

Explore the changing world of neurosurgery publication through this informative article that discusses the growing popularity of open access (OA) in comparison to traditional publishing methods. Take a deep dive into a thorough examination of the expenses associated with publishing in 53 different journals, which includes submission fees, charges for OA, and costs for color printing. This research sheds light on the financial side of publishing, providing a comparison between OA and hybrid journals to help authors make well-informed choices. Uncover the possible financial challenges and benefits in neurosurgical publishing, with the goal of making information sharing more accessible and fair for all.

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Increasing Medical Student Exposure to Neurosurgery: The Educational Value of Special Study Modules, Student Selected Components, and Other Undergraduate Student Projects

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Discover the amazing effects of Student Selected Components (SSC), Special Study Modules (SSM), and independent projects on medical students' interest in neurosurgery. This study examines how these programs add educational value and give students a more in-depth look into this specialized field. Find out how these projects not only increase understanding of neurosurgical techniques but also spark curiosity and create networking chances within the neurosurgery department. Explore the overall advantages and drawbacks of incorporating these projects into the medical curriculum to better equip students for a future in neurosurgery.

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NeusMENT is committed to enhancing understanding and advancing research by venturing into uncharted territories to deepen knowledge in the field.

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