William Muirhead

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INTRODUCTION Status dystonicus is a rare but life-threatening disorder characterized by increasingly frequent and severe episodes of generalized dystonia that may occur in patients with primary or secondary dystonia. Painful and repetitive spasms interfere with respiration and may cause metabolic disturbances such as hyperpyrexia, dehydration, respiratory(More)
OBJECTIVE Ventriculostomy is a relatively common neurosurgical procedure, often performed in the setting of acute hydrocephalus. Accurate positioning of the catheter is vital to minimize morbidity and mortality, and several anatomical landmarks are currently used. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the relative performance of 3 recognized(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurosurgical simulation training is becoming increasingly popular. Attitudes toward simulation among residents can contribute to the effectiveness of simulation training, but such attitudes remain poorly explored in neurosurgery with no psychometrically proven measure in the literature. The aim of the present study was to evaluate prospectively a(More)
OBJECTIVES External ventricular drains (EVDs) are commonly placed freehand using targeting landmarks unchanged since the pre-CT era; it is known to be an inaccurate procedure. To our knowledge, this is the first study to assess the geometric reliability of specific trajectories in a three-dimensional model. DESIGN Three-dimensional volume reconstruction(More)
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