Sebastian Rubino

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OBJECTIVES Many neurosurgeons obtain repeat head CT at the first clinic follow-up visit for nonoperative cerebral contusion and traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (tSAH). The authors undertook a single-center, retrospective study to determine whether outpatient CT altered clinical decision-making. METHODS The authors evaluated 173 consecutive adult(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the commonality of diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI conditional technology has increased throughout the device industry. It is often difficult to be aware of MRI specifications for each device. OBJECTIVES We provide a review of the clinical experience with MRI and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices and develop a(More)
The aim of the research is to evaluate the professional risk of the health workers of a pediatric hospital, mainly devoted to the care of adolescents. A seroepidemiological survey was therefore performed during the preliminary screening of an anti-hepatitis-B vaccination program, implemented in a suburban 150-beds pediatric hospital, with a predominance of(More)
Prevalence of HBV markers (HbsAg, anti-Hbs, anti-HBc) was retrospectively estimated in 204 adolescents (12-20 years old) of the Bambino Gesù Hospital (174 patients of orthopaedic department and 30 student nurses). HBsAg carrier rate was 3.4% (all healthy, none HBeAg positive) and prevalence of HBV marker (at least one positive) was 13.2%. Male sex,(More)
Early neurosurgical procedures dealt mainly with treatment of head trauma, especially skull fractures. Since the early medical writings by Hippocrates, a great deal of respect was given to the dura mater, and many other surgeons warned against violating the dura. It was not until the 19th century that neurosurgeons started venturing beneath the dura, deep(More)
BACKGROUND Helicopter transport may shorten transport time to neurosurgical intervention; however, there are few data regarding its utility for nontraumatic emergencies. METHODS Prehospital and hospital records of all patients transferred via helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage between January 2007 and(More)
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