Category Archives: Journal Club

Journal Club No. 1, 2014

April 15, 2014, 17:17

  The University of Chicago Journal Club. Feb-March 2014. “Management of brain trauma” Participating faculty; Awad I; Frim D, Ramos E, Hekmat-Panah J, Roitberg B. Residents: Dey M, Ralston A, Stamates M, Hobbs J, Wong R, Polster S,  Bhansali A, Sun Mar M. 1) Polytrauma: Pathophysiology, Priorities and Management. Otmar Trentz. In H-J Oestern et … Continue reading Journal Club No. 1, 2014

Journal Club No. 1, 2013

August 6, 2013, 19:47

The University of Chicago Journal Club   Participating faculty: Roitberg B, Frim D, Lam S. Residents: Monim-Mansour N; Dey M; Khader-Eliyas J; Hobbs J; Stamates M Topic: Methylprednisolone for spinal cord injury. Is the controversy over?   Introduction: March 2013 saw the publication of new guidelines for the treatment of acute spinal cord injury, which … Continue reading Journal Club No. 1, 2013

Journal Club No. 3, 2012

November 30, 2012, 17:54

The University of Chicago Journal Club Participating Faculty: Brown, Lam, Hekmat-Panah, Roitberg Participating Residents: Ferguson, Hobbs, Bhansali, Shakur, Stamates   Topic: How strong is the evidence for non-operative management of degenerative spine disease?   1) Walker B., French S., Grant W., Green S. A Cochrane Review of Combined Chiropractic Interventions for Low-Back Pain. Spine (Phila … Continue reading Journal Club No. 3, 2012

Journal Club No. 2, 2012

July 17, 2012, 20:20

The University of Chicago Journal Club Edited by B Roitberg Topic – Biases in Randomized Controlled Trials   Faculty: Ben Roitberg, Sandi Lam, Frederick Brown, Peter Warnke Residents: Mahua Dey, Ippei Takagi, Nassir Monim-Mansour, Javed Khader-Eliyas, Sophia Shakur, Ashley Ralston   Article #1 – Randomised controlled trial to compare surgical stabilisation of the lumbar spine … Continue reading Journal Club No. 2, 2012

Journal Club No. 1, 2012

May 30, 2012, 20:31

University of Chicago Neurosurgery Journal Club Participating: Faculty: B Roitberg, F Brown, S Lam Residents: M. Stamates; J Khader-Eliyas; A Bhansali, N Mansour, S Shakur, I Takagi. Article #1 Wang, et al. Trends and variations in cervical spine surgery in the United States, Medicare beneficiaries, 1992 to 2005. Spine. 2009, 34 (9), 955-961. Stamates: Rates … Continue reading Journal Club No. 1, 2012

Sterotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

November 17, 2011, 21:50

Faculty: Peter Warnke; Ben Roitberg Residents: Ricky Wong; Javed Khader-Eliyas; Ashley Ralston; Melissa Stamates; Mahua Dey Articles: 1) LeWitt P, Rezai AR, Leehey, MA, Ojemann SG, Flaherty AW, Eskandar EN, Kostyk SK, Thomas K, Sarkar, A, Siddiqui MS, Tatter SB, Schwalb JM, Poston KL, Henderson JM, Kurlan RM, Richard IH, Van Meter L, Sapan CV, … Continue reading Sterotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

SPORT and Related Studies of Spine Surgery Outcomes

June 23, 2011, 22:25

University of Chicago Neurosurgery Journal Club, June 2011 Edited by: B Roitberg, MD Faculty: F. Brown, B. Roitberg. Residents: J. Hsieh, I. Takagi, N. Monim-Mansour, A. Bhansali, J. Khader-Elyias. 1) Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson AN, Hanscom B, Skinner JS, Abdu WA, Hilibrand AS, Boden SD, Deyo RA. Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for … Continue reading SPORT and Related Studies of Spine Surgery Outcomes

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons’s Disease

March 23, 2011, 21:08

University of Chicago Journal Club, March 2011 Editor, B Roitberg, MD Faculty: Warnke P Hekmat-Panah J Roitberg B Residents: Khader-Eliyas J Bhansali A Dey M Hsieh J Article 1: Williams A, Gill S, Varma T, Jenkinson C, Quinn N, Mitchell R, Scott R, Ives N, Rick C, Daniels J, Patel S, Wheatley K; PD SURG … Continue reading Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons’s Disease

Coiling Aneurysms

October 15, 2010, 21:55

The University of Chicago Journal Club, October 2010 Editor, B Roitberg, MD Articles discussed: “ISAT 2002”: Molyneux A, Kerr R, Stratton I, Sandercock P, Clarke M, Shrimpton J, Holman R; International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) Collaborative Group. International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) of neurosurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling in 2143 patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms: … Continue reading Coiling Aneurysms

Early decompressive surgery in malignant infarction of the middle cerebral artery

August 1, 2010, 13:04

The University of Chicago Journal Club, August 2010 Editor, B Roitberg, MD Introduction This is the first publication of the “University of Chicago Journal Club” series. The format is new, and some explanation is in order. – “Journal club” is a popular educational tool, familiar to many readers in some form. Residents, students and faculty … Continue reading Early decompressive surgery in malignant infarction of the middle cerebral artery