M. Eccher

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OBJECTIVE To discuss the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)'s Top Five Recommendations in the Choosing Wisely campaign promoting high-value neurologic medicine and physician-patient communication. The AAN published its Top Five Recommendations in February 2013 in collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and Consumer Reports. (More)
There is substantial controversy regarding the current evidence basis of practice for neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (NIOM). The randomized controlled trial is clearly the highest level of evidence of efficacy for intervention in health care. The low rate of new neurologic deficits in many types of surgeries for which NIOM is considered means(More)
There are at least five types of alterations of consciousness that occur during epileptic seizures: auras with illusions or hallucinations, dyscognitive seizures, epileptic delirium, dialeptic seizures, and epileptic coma. Each of these types of alterations of consciousness has a specific semiology and a distinct pathophysiologic mechanism. In this proposal(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of intensive care unit continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring on inpatient mortality, hospital charges, and length of stay. METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a dataset representing 20% of inpatient discharges in nonfederal US hospitals. Adult discharge records(More)
BACKGROUND Tinnitus is a source of considerable morbidity, and neuromodulation has been shown to be a potential treatment option. However, the location of the primary auditory cortex within Heschl gyrus in the temporal operculum presents challenges for targeting and electrode implantation. OBJECTIVE To determine whether anatomic targeting with(More)
Originally described in 1982, scalp somatosensory evoked potential responses can be recorded after stimulation of multiple different pudendal nerve- and sacral root-supplied structures. The resulting P40 response is usually the highest amplitude at Cz. Responses are generally easy to resolve and therefore should be of equivalent ease to follow for(More)
ABSTRACT OF REVIEWED ARTICLE The warning-sign hierarchy between quantitative subcortical motor mapping and continuous motor evoked potential monitoring during resection of supratentorial brain tumors: clinical article.Seidel K, Beck J, Steiglitz L, Schucht P, Raabe A.J Neurosurg 2013; 118:287-296. OBJECTIVE Mapping and monitoring are believed to provide(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of a prospectively collected, multicenter database. OBJECTIVE To assess the rates of new neurologic deficit (NND) associated with spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA New neurologic deficit is a potential complication of spine surgery but previously reported rates are often limited by small sample size and(More)