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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, 2015 May-Jun;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, 2011 Mar-Apr;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. Sriram PR
    Asian J Neurosurg, 2017 11 9;12(4):766-768.
    PMID: 29114307 DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.185055
    Primary orbital lymphoma is a rare entity with only 1% of extranodal lymphomas. They usually present to ophthalmologist and surgical reserved for biopsy or tissue diagnosis. We present a patient who was referred to neurosurgery for a rapid growing orbital lymphoma. It grows from a small nodule in the eyelid to a huge, aggressive, disfiguring lesion invading bone and dura with intracranial extension within 3 months. The patient was treated with total surgical excision followed by systemic chemotherapy.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  8. Waran V, Narayanan V, Karuppiah R, Pancharatnam D, Chandran H, Raman R, et al.
    J Surg Educ, 2014 Mar-Apr;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*
  9. 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*
  10. 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
  11. Mehbodniya AH, Moghavvemi M, Narayanan V, Waran V
    World Neurosurg, 2019 Feb;122:e449-e454.
    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
  12. Ramli Ali, Suzaily Wahab, Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahman
    Sains Malaysiana, 2013;42(3):403-408.
    This study looked into the rate and pattern of neuropsychological impairment in patients with traumatic brain injury patients at three months post injury. Forty patients attending the neurosurgery outpatient clinic were included in the study. Benton visual retention test (BVRT), rey auditory verbal learning test (RAVLT), digit span test, trail making test (TMT) and mini mental state examination (MMSE) were used for assessment. Forty five percent (n=18) sustained moderate to severe head injury. Twenty five percent (n=10) have abnormal MMSE result. Forty two and a half percent (n=17) have abnormal BVRT result. Seventy five percent (n=30) have abnormal RAVLT result while 35% (n=14) have abnormal digit span test result. Seventy seven and a half percent (n=31) have at least one neurological deficit. There was significant association between severity of head injury (GCS score) and neuropsychological deficit. This study highlights the point that in post head injury patients, there are high occurrences of cognitive dysfunction. MMSE and GCS play a significant
    and important role in assessing cognitive dysfunction. Severity of head injury as determined by GCS scores also influence the outcome in patients with head injury
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  13. 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*
  14. 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*
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Ali HH, Lamsali H, Othman SN
    J Med Syst, 2019 Apr 10;43(5):139.
    PMID: 30972511 DOI: 10.1007/s10916-019-1263-z
    Hospital scheduling presents huge challenges for the healthcare industry. Various studies have been conducted in many different countries with focus on both elective and non-elective surgeries. There are important variables and factors that need to be taken into considerations. Different methods and approaches have also been used to examine hospital scheduling. Notwithstanding the continuous changes in modern healthcare services and, in particular, hospital operations, consistent reviews and further studies are still required. The importance of hospital scheduling, particularly, has become more critical as the trade-off between limited resources and overwhelming demand is becoming more evident. This situation is even more pressing in a volatile country where shootings and bombings in public areas happened. Hospital scheduling for elective surgeries in volatile country such as Iraq is therefore often interrupted by non-elective surgeries due to war-related incidents. Hence, this paper intends to address this issue by proposing a hospital scheduling model with focus on neuro-surgery department. The aim of the model is to maximize utilization of operating room while concurrently minimizing idle time of surgery. The study focused on neurosurgery department in Al-Shahid Ghazi Al-Hariri hospital in Baghdad, Iraq. In doing so, a Mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model is formulated where interruptions of non-elective surgery are incorporated into the main elective surgery based model. Computational experiment is then carried out to test the model. The result indicates that the model is feasible and can be solved in reasonable times. Nonetheless, its feasibility is further tested as the problems size and the computation times is getting bigger and longer. Application of heuristic methods is the way forward to ensure better practicality of the proposed model. In the end, the potential benefit of this study and the proposed model is discussed.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
  20. Lichterman BL, Wong SN, Likhterman LB
    World Neurosurg, 2019 Apr 28.
    PMID: 31042604 DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.04.178
    The paper is dedicated to life and work of Dr Roy Selby (1930-2002) - an American neurosurgeon who founded neurosurgery in Malaysia. He stayed there from July 1963 to May 1970. He opened a first neurosurgical department at general hospital in Kuala Lumpur and established a training program under which Malaysian physicians and nurses were sent to neurosurgery centres in U.S. and Canada. Some physicians came back and headed local neurosurgical units. On his return to USA Dr Selby practiced neurosurgery until 1986 when he had to give it up due to the impact of progressive congestive heart failure. From 1986 to 1994 Dr. Selby was teaching different graduate courses at department of psychology at East Texas State University at Texarkana. He became a pioneer of spinal surgery and founded Lumbar Spine Society. Dr Selby was a world citizen neurosurgeon and advocated international standards of training in neurosurgery. In 1985 -1994 he was a chairman of Archives Committee of American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr Selby may serve as a model of a doctor as a humanist.
    Matched MeSH terms: Neurosurgery
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