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  1. Sundaresan N
    Surg Neurol, 1984 Sep;22(3):316-7.
    PMID: 6463843
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery*
  2. Narenthiranathan NR, Adnan JS, Haspani MS
    Stud Health Technol Inform, 2010;161:112-21.
    PMID: 21191164
    Teleconsultation in Neurosurgery was introduced in Malaysia in 2006 with the aims of enhancing quality services in the field of Neurosurgery. The present teleconsultation system is equipped with user friendly features which allow physicians to send and neurosurgeons to gain access to patient data in a swift and effective manner. In the past, teleconsultation in neurosurgery was tied with teleradiology, however we have now developed a multimodality system to cater specifically for neurosurgery. In Malaysia, the teleconsultation service is gaining momentum as evidenced by the large volume of cases channeled through this system. 944 cases within a span of 4 months were recorded on the system. 54.5% of the cases were trauma, 33.2% stroke, 6.1% intracranial tumours, 2% of cases were of spinal pathology, 2% pediatric anomalies and 2.2% intracranial infections. 50.2% of the referrals were after regular working hours reflecting the need for dedicated teleneurosurgery consultative services and the ability to review referrals outside of hospitals. Only 36% of cases needed emergency transfers and 9.9% of the cases were managed remotely at distant hospitals. Another 9.4% of the cases were either transferred electively or brought to the clinic for consultation. The above findings emphasise the importance of teleconsultation as a means to provide wide medical coverage within the region.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery*
  3. Chee CP
    Neurosurgery, 1988 Apr;22(4):780-2.
    PMID: 3374793
    The author describes a new operative method for treating chronic recurrent subdural hematoma. The subdural pocket is exteriorized so that it is in continuity with the subgaleal space through a limited extradural pocket and an L-shaped linear craniectomy. This procedure has been carried out in two patients with recurrent chronic subdural hematoma, both of whom made complete recoveries despite initial recurrence of the subdural hematoma.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/methods
  4. Loewenthal J, Kenny PG, Yeoh GS
    Aust N Z J Surg, 1974 Jul;44(3):211-4.
    PMID: 4618111 DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1974.tb04407.x
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/history*
  5. Abdullah JM
    Malays J Med Sci, ;22(3):1-6.
    PMID: 26715890
    16 years have passed since the idea was mooted in 1999 by five neurosurgeons in the corridors of Hotel Perdana, Kota Bharu. They were Dato' Dr Johari Siregar Bin Adnan, Dato' Professor Dr Ahmad Zubaidi Abdul Latif , Dr Azmin Kass Bin Rosman, Dato' Dr Mohammed Saffari Bin Mohammed Haspani and Professor Dato' Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah. They initiated the beginning of the first programme in Neurosurgery in Malaysia. The rest is history.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  6. Gasco J, Braun JD, McCutcheon IE, Black PM
    World Neurosurg, ;75(3-4):325-34.
    PMID: 21600456 DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.01.001
    To objectively compare the complexity and diversity of the certification process in neurological surgery in member societies of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/education; Neurosurgery/standards*; Neurosurgery/statistics & numerical data
  7. Waran V, Narayanan V, Karuppiah R, Pancharatnam D, Chandran H, Raman R, et al.
    J Surg Educ, ;71(2):193-7.
    PMID: 24602709 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.08.010
    The traditionally accepted form of training is direct supervision by an expert; however, modern trends in medicine have made this progressively more difficult to achieve. A 3-dimensional printer makes it possible to convert patients imaging data into accurate models, thus allowing the possibility to reproduce models with pathology. This enables a large number of trainees to be trained simultaneously using realistic models simulating actual neurosurgical procedures. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of these models in training surgeons to perform standard procedures that require complex techniques and equipment.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/education*
  8. Idris B, Sayuti S, Abdullah JM
    J Clin Neurosci, 2007 Feb;14(2):148-52.
    PMID: 17161289
    Universiti Sains Malaysia is the only institution in Malaysia which incorporates all fields of the neurosciences under one roof. The integration of basic and clinical neurosciences has made it possible for this institution to become an excellent academic and research centre. This article describes the history, academic contributions and scientific progress of neurosciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/history*
  9. Theophilus SC, Adnan JS
    Malays J Med Sci, 2011 Jan;18(1):30-7.
    PMID: 22135571
    A double-blind randomised control study was conducted on all patients who were admitted or referred to the Department of Neurosurgery, Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru, with a diagnosis of hydrocephalus where a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was indicated.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  10. Mehbodniya AH, Moghavvemi M, Narayanan V, Waran V
    World Neurosurg, 2018 Oct 19.
    PMID: 30347306 DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.069
    BACKGROUND: Navigation (image guidance) is an essential tool in modern neurosurgery, and most surgeons use an optical tracking system. Although the technology is accurate and reliable, one often is confronted by line of sight issues that interrupt the flow of an operation. There has been feedback on the matter, but the actual problem has not been accurately quantified, therefore making this the primary aim of this study. It is particularly important given that robotic technology is gradually making its way into neurosurgery and most of these devices depend on optical navigation when procedures are being conducted.

    METHODS: In this study, the frequency and causes of line of sight issues is assessed using recordings of Navigation probe locations and its synchronised video recordings.

    RESULTS: The mentioned experiment conducted for a series of 15 neurosurgical operations. This issue occured in all these surgeries except one. Maximum duration of issue presisting reached up to 56% of the navigation usage time.

    CONCLUSIONS: The arrangment of staff and equipment is a key factor in avoiding this issue.

    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  11. Waran V, Narayanan V, Karuppiah R, Owen SL, Aziz T
    J. Neurosurg., 2014 Feb;120(2):489-92.
    PMID: 24321044 DOI: 10.3171/2013.11.JNS131066
    The advent of multimaterial 3D printers allows the creation of neurosurgical models of a more realistic nature, mimicking real tissues. The authors used the latest generation of 3D printer to create a model, with an inbuilt pathological entity, of varying consistency and density. Using this model the authors were able to take trainees through the basic steps, from navigation and planning of skin flap to performing initial steps in a craniotomy and simple tumor excision. As the technology advances, models of this nature may be able to supplement the training of neurosurgeons in a simulated operating theater environment, thus improving the training experience.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/education*; Neurosurgery/methods*
  12. Houkin K, Fukuhara S, Selladurai BM, Zurin AA, Ishak M, Kuroda S, et al.
    Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo), 1999 Oct;39(11):773-7; discussion 777-8.
    PMID: 10598447
    A new image transmission and teleconference system using international digital telephone services was established between Japan and Malaysia. This new system consists of an ordinary personal computer, image scanner, and terminal adapter for digital telephone lines. The quality of images transferred using this system was high enough for diagnosis and discussion except for images such as radiographs requiring huge data transfer. Transmission of one image took approximately 20 seconds. The cost performance was almost equal to the conventional mailing system. The most remarkable advantage of this new system is the high quality of transferred images, the cost and time performance, and security of the medical information. New communication systems using international digital networks including the internet may allow re-distribution of medical resources between advanced countries and developing countries in neurosurgery.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery/economics; Neurosurgery/trends*
  13. Raffiq A, Abdullah JM, Haspani S, Adnan JS
    Malays J Med Sci, 2015 Dec;22(Spec Issue):5-8.
    PMID: 27006632 MyJurnal
    The development of neurosurgical services and training in Malaysia began in 1963, with the first centre established in its capital city at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, aimed to provide much needed neurosurgical services and training in the field of neurology and neurosurgery. This center subsequently expanded in 1975 with the establishment of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Neuroscience Institute (IKTAR); which integrated the three allied interdependent disciplines of neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry. The establishment of this institute catalysed the rapid expansion of neurosurgical services in Malaysia and paved the way for development of comprehensive training for doctors, nurses, and paramedics. This culminated in the establishments of a local comprehensive neurosurgery training program for doctors in 2001; followed by a training program for nurses and paramedics in 2006. To date, there are more than 60 neurosurgeons providing expert care in 11 centers across Malaysia, along with trained personnel in the field of neurosciences.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  14. Hassan R, Siregar JA, A Rahman Mohd NA
    Malays J Med Sci, 2014 Mar;21(2):54-62.
    PMID: 24876808 MyJurnal
    Telemedicine in neurosurgery or teleneurosurgery has been widely used for transmission of clinical data and images throughout the country since its implementation in 2006. The impact is a reduction of patient number that need to be reviewed in the level III hospitals and an increment in the number of patients that are kept in level II hospitals for observation by the primary team. This translates to reduction of unnecessary transfer of patients and subsequently cost benefits for patients and medical providers. The main aim is to determine the amount of reduction in unnecessary transfer by the implementation of teleneurosurgery in the management of referrals to neurosurgical department in Hospital Sultanah Amninah Johor Bahru (HSAJB). Other factors associated with transfer decision are also evaluated.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  15. Awang MS, Abdullah MZ
    Malays J Med Sci, 2011 Apr;18(2):53-7.
    PMID: 22135587 MyJurnal
    Surgical robots have been appearing in operating rooms over the past decade, and neurosurgery has been one of the pioneers in this area. In neurosurgery, the clinical use of robots has been limited to stereotactic procedures and endoscopic manoeuvres, although the brain is a unique organ and well-suited for robotic application. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of our vision-guided robotic system to perform basic neurosurgical procedures.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  16. Eskandari F, Abdullah KL, Zainal NZ, Wong LP
    Clin Nurs Res, 2018 03;27(3):278-295.
    PMID: 27856788 DOI: 10.1177/1054773816677807
    Incidence rate and patterns of physical restraint use were examined based on a cross-sectional study in 22 wards of a large teaching hospital in Malaysia. Results indicated that the highest rate of physical restraint (19.7%) was reported from neurology-neurosurgery wards. "Un-cooperative for electroconvulsive therapy" and "trying to pull out catheters" were the most commonly reported reasons to use restraint in psychiatric and non-psychiatric wards, respectively. There were some relationships between patterns of physical restraint in this study. Exploring the incidence rate and patterns of physical restraint is important so that effective strategies can be formulated to minimize using restraint in hospitals.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  17. Idris Z, Kandasamy R, Neoh YY, Abdullah JM, Wan Hassan WMN, Mat Hassan ME
    Malays J Med Sci, 2018 Feb;25(1):1-4.
    PMID: 29599629 DOI: 10.21315/mjms2018.25.1.1
    World-renowned neurosurgeon, Professor Saleem Abdulrauf, has been featured in several medical journals for his successful "Awake Brain Aneurysm Surgery". Regarded as a "world first", this surgery, involves clipping un-ruptured brain aneurysms while patients are awake. Only one or two neurosurgery centres worldwide are capable of this. Performing the surgery while the patient is awake lowers risks of brain ischemia with neurological deficits and ventilator associated morbidities. The technique has been viewed as the start of a new era in brain surgery. Physicians from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Medical Sciences, at the Health Campus in Kelantan, headed by Professor Dr Zamzuri Idris (neurosurgeon) and Dr Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan (neuroanaesthetist), recently performed a similar procedure, the first such surgery in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The USM team can therefore be considered to be among the first few to have done this brain surgery and achieved successful patient outcomes.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  18. Waran V, Selladurai BM, Bahuri NF, George GJ, Lim GP, Khine M
    J Trauma, 2008 Feb;64(2):362-5; discussion 365.
    PMID: 18301199 DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318070cc88
    : We present our initial experience using a simple and relatively cost effective system using existing mobile phone network services and conventional handphones with built in cameras to capture carefully selected images from hard copies of scan images and transferring these images from a hospital without neurosurgical services to a university hospital with tertiary neurosurgical service for consultation and management plan.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery*
  19. Simpson D
    Aust N Z J Surg, 1994 Aug;64(8):525-6.
    PMID: 8048887 DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1994.tb02277.x
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  20. Obaid, Kadhim Jawad, Sood, Suneet
    Medical Health Reviews, 2009;2009(1):59-73.
    MyJurnal
    Robotic surgery is a technique that uses mechanical, computercontrolled arms to conduct surgical operations. It carries the advantages of minimal access associated with laparoscopic surgery, and of precision associated with open surgery. It is also feasible to conduct robotic surgery with the surgeon far away, by “telerobotics”. The robot is more versatile than the human arm, and less susceptible to tremors. The view is excellent, and it is possible to conduct more intricate procedures than are possible with the human hand. Robotics has been in use for over seven years, and the initial experience shows that the success rate is over 90%, with only about 10% of cases needing to be converted to open surgery. Blood loss is low, and tumour margins in cancer surgery are satisfactory. Surgeons have used robotics for procedures in urology, gastrointestinal surgery, gynecology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and other specialties. Presently, robotics suffers from two major disadvantages: one, that it is very expensive, and two, that robotic procedures take significantly longer than do open or laparoscopic procedures.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
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