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Zero-P: a new zero-profile cage-plate device for single and multilevel ACDF. A single Institution series with four years maximum follow-up and review of the literature on zero-profile devices
PurposeTo analyze the prospectively collected data in a series of patients treated with single- or multilevel ACDF with a stand-alone, zero-profile device, focusing on clinico-radiological outcome,Expand
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Management of spinal infection: a review of the literature
Spinal infection (SI) is defined as an infectious disease affecting the vertebral body, the intervertebral disc, and/or adjacent paraspinal tissue and represents 2–7% of all musculoskeletalExpand
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Disappearance of degenerative, non-inflammatory, retro-odontoid pseudotumor following posterior C1–C2 fixation: case series and review of the literature
PurposeRetro-odontoid pseudotumor, not related to inflammatory or traumatic conditions, is an uncommon pathology. Atlanto-axial instability has been advocated to explain the pathophysiology ofExpand
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Portable Intraoperative Computed Tomography Scan in Image-Guided Surgery for Brain High-grade Gliomas: Analysis of Technical Feasibility and Impact on Extent of Tumor Resection
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging is the gold standard among image-guided techniques for glioma surgery. Scant data are available on the role of intraoperative computed tomographyExpand
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NEUROPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF ERYTHROPOIETIN AND DARBEPOETIN ALFA AFTER EXPERIMENTAL INTRACEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE
OBJECTIVEIntracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating clinical syndrome for which no truly efficacious therapy has yet been identified. In preclinical studies, erythropoietin (EPO) and itsExpand
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5-ALA fluorescence-assisted surgery in pediatric brain tumors: Report of three cases and review of the literature
Abstract 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been used for the last 5 years to increase the extent of resection in adult brain tumors, mostly glioblastomas, but it is not approved yet as standardExpand
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CircSMARCA5 Regulates VEGFA mRNA Splicing and Angiogenesis in Glioblastoma Multiforme Through the Binding of SRSF1
Circular RNAs are a large group of RNAs whose cellular functions are still being investigated. We recently proposed that circSMARCA5 acts as sponge for the splicing factor Serine and Arginine RichExpand
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Intraoperative Computed Tomography and Awake Craniotomy: A Useful and Safe Combination in Brain Surgery.
BACKGROUND Awake surgery is an effective technique to improve safety in surgical resection of lesions involving eloquent areas of the brain. Intraoperative imaging guidance and neuronavigation areExpand
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Long-term therapy with temozolomide is a feasible option for newly diagnosed glioblastoma: a single-institution experience with as many as 101 temozolomide cycles.
OBJECT The objective of this study was to report the authors' experience with the long-term administration of temozolomide (TMZ; > 6 cycles, up to 101) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastomaExpand
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Lumbar Intervertebral Discal Cyst: A Rare Cause of Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy. Case Report and Review of the Current Evidences on Diagnosis and Management
Study Design Case Report and review of the literature. Objective The objective of the article is to report an illustrative case successfully treated by microsurgery and to review the literature onExpand
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