Pieter Leonard Kubben

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We did a systematic review to address the added value of intraoperative MRI (iMRI)-guided resection of glioblastoma multiforme compared with conventional neuronavigation-guided resection, with respect to extent of tumour resection (EOTR), quality of life, and survival. 12 non-randomised cohort studies matched all selection criteria and were used for(More)
As open access resource, the role of Internet has been increasing in our professional life. There are several emergent new tools that can facilitate and make it more efficient to get accurate and reliable information. In this article, we discuss how we can manage to get the most from these new instruments, like blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, in(More)
BACKGROUND Although the added value of increasing extent of glioblastoma resection is still debated, multiple technologies can assist neurosurgeons in attempting to achieve this goal. Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) might be helpful in this context, but to date only one randomized trial exists. METHODS We included 14 adults with a(More)
BACKGROUND A number of smartphone medical apps have recently emerged that may be helpful for the neurosurgical patient, practitioner, and trainee. This study aims to review the current neurosurgery-focused apps available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms as of December 2013. METHODS Two of the most popular smartphone app stores (Apple Store and(More)
Citation: Kocabicak E, Alptekin O, Ackermans L, Kubben P, Kuijf M, Kurt E, Esselink R and Temel Y (2015) Is there still need for microelectrode recording now the subthalamic nucleus can be well visualized with high field and ultrahigh MR imaging? Front. Integr. Neurosci. 9:46. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2015.00046 Is there still need for microelectrode recording(More)
In the fall of 1999, the Institute of Medicine released "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System," a sobering report on the safety of the American healthcare industry. This work and others like it have ushered in an era where the science of quality assurance has quickly become an integral facet of the practice of medicine. One critical component of(More)
BACKGROUND The role of extent of tumor resection in improving outcome for patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is still under debate. OBJECTIVE To analyze intraobserver and interobserver agreement of manual segmentation as a method for volumetric assessment of GBM resection. METHODS Three observers performed volumetric assessment of preoperative(More)