Case Presentation: Robotic Spinal Decompression and Fusion Surgery
Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center, Nicholas Theodore, discusses surgical treatments options considered for a patient who presented with disabling back pain and spine instability.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2023 Meeting - Chuck Noll Foundation Lecture: The Neurosurgeon and Sports: From Bedside to Bleachers & Beyond
Dr. Nicholas Theodore, Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center discusses the role of neurosurgeons as advocates for patients with sports related injuries.
Pediatric Neuroblastoma | Q&A with Dr. Daniel Rhee
Daniel Rhee, M.D., M.P.H., pediatric surgeon and surgical director of the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, discusses neuroblastoma, a complex cancer that requires a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Stiff Person Syndrome Spectrum Disorders
Scott Newsome, neurologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Stiff Person Syndrome Center, discusses the prevalence and presentation of stiff person syndrome and related spectrum disorders. He also shares an overview of diagnostic assessment ...
Neuromodulation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Electrical Stimulation and Focused Ultrasound
Johns Hopkins neurologist Joon-Yi Kang discusses her presentation, during the recent 2022 American Epilepsy Society annual meeting, about research on neurostimulation to improve surgical outcomes for patients with epilepsy.
CNS Guidelines for the Operative and Nonoperative Management of Patients with Chiari Malformation
Neurosurgeon Eric Jackson shares a recap of a moderated session focused on the upcoming CNS guidelines for the operative and nonoperative management of patients with Chiari malformation.
Detecting the Tumor — How Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing Is Shaping the Future of Neuro-oncology
Neurosurgeon Chetan Bettegowda discusses the potential for liquid biopsy to offer valuable guidance for physicians treating patients with brain cancer.
Management of Complex Tethered Cord in Transitional and Adult Patients: Spinal Cord Shortening, Spinal Cord Stimulation, or Repeat Intradural Repair?
Neurosurgeon Nicholas Theodore recaps his presentation on vertebral column shortening for tethered cord syndrome that he gave at the 2022 Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage in Acute Spinal Cord Injury: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled Trial
CSF drainage was shown to be safe and a potential adjunct to the treatment of these patients and merits further study.
Steroid Use in Trigeminal Neuralgia
Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon Risheng Xu recaps his presentation from the 2022 Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting on the use of steroids for acute trigeminal nerve pain management.
Sole Arterial vs. Venous Compression in Trigeminal Neuralgia
Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon Risheng Xu recaps his trigeminal neuralgia treatment presentation at the 2022 Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting.
The Role of Preop MRI in Assessing Neurovascular Compression Prior to Microvascular Decompression in Trigeminal Neuralgia
Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon Risheng Xu recaps his presentation from the 2022 College of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting.
Neurorecovery and Neuroplasticity of Aphasia
Neurologist Argye Hillis recaps her 2022 ANA annual meeting presentation on recovery from aphasia after stroke.
Re-examining the Role of Post-operative ICU Admission for Patients Undergoing Elective Craniotomy: A Systematic Review
Neurosurgery resident Tej Azad recaps his presentation from the 2022 Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting, during which he identified a lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Answer ALS: A Longitudinal Clinical and Biological Approach to Studying the Disease
Johns Hopkins neurologist Jeffrey Rothstein describes the personalized medicine initiative, Answer ALS, which gathered data points — both clinical and biological in nature.
Autophagy and Neurons — Targeting Protein Quality Control for Modifying Proteostasis and Discovering Therapeutic Targets for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Johns Hopkins neurologist Jason Chua recaps a recent presentation about the discovery of a novel mechanism of modulating autophagy, a conserved pathway of protein quality control.
Cognitive Disruption After Minor Stroke Is Due to Network Disruption
Johns Hopkins neurologist Elisabeth Marsh discusses the under recognized deficits of stroke recovery and the work she is doing to understand the brain pathophysiology of those deficits, as well as possible therapeutic targets that to help with recovery.
An Innovative Approach to Sciatic Nerve Repair
Neurosurgeon Allan Belzberg, M.D., and orthopaedic trauma surgeon Greg Osgood, M.D., collaborated to offer a novel way to repair the sciatic nerve of a patient.
COVID-19 Safety in the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Monitoring Units
Neurologists Gregory Bergey, Mackenzie Cervenka and Sarah Kelley provide an overview of COVID-19- safety measures in the adult and pediatric epilepsy monitoring units at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
What Physicians Need to Know About Neuroplastic Surgery
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Judy Huang discusses the two cohorts of patients who benefit most from neuroplastic surgery and how this new specialty offers single stage operations in brain surgery cases that previously required two procedures.
Leveraging Digital Technologies in Neurology Overview from ANA2020 Virtual Meeting
Neurologist Justin McArthur recaps the presidential symposium on leveraging digital technologies in neurology that he hosted during the American Neurological Association 2020 Virtual Meeting.
Case Presentation: Ganglioglioma Brain Tumor
Alan Cohen, director of Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgery, shares the case of a 12-year-old boy who had a generalized seizure that led him to the emergency room. An MRI showed a tumor in the left parietal lobe of the brain.
Case Presentation: Pediatric Intracranial Epidural Hematoma
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death in children in the U.S. Watch as the director of pediatric neurosurgery, Alan Cohen, describes the case of a 15-month-old child who was rushed to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center after ...
Case Presentation: Spinal Epidermoid Tumor
A 6-year-old girl was unable to walk due to pain in her back. After she was taken to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, imaging showed a large mass filling the spinal canal and pushing out the spinal roots at L4–L5.
Q&A About the Use of Gene Transfer Therapy for the Treatment of Rare Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Pediatric neurologist Tom Crawford discusses how gene transfer therapy is being used to treat rare neurologic diseases in children.
COVID-19 Conversations: Neurosurgeons Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 in Italy and Baltimore
Henry Brem, director of Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery, and Alessandro Olivi, director of the Institute of Neurosurgery at Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, Italy, share their experiences and observations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Case Presentation: Resection of a Large Cerebillopontine Angle Meningioma via the Retrosigmoid Approach
Neurosurgeon Raj Mukherjee discusses the case of a patient in their 70s, diagnosed with a meningioma resulting from radiation treatment for a previous condition.
Pivoting Cancer Genetic Research to Investigate COVID-19 Treatment
With the rise of COVID-19, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Chetan Bettegowda started looking at how cancer immunotherapies could play a role in the treatment of cytokine storms being seen in patients with COVID-19.
Case Presentation: Resection of Large Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumor
Director of pediatric neurosurgery, Alan Cohen, discusses the case of a previously healthy 8-year-old boy who presented with progressive hip, back and leg pain as well as bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Case Presentation: Three-Staged Approach to Treatment of Pathologic Fracture Due to Giant Schwannoma at C6-7
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Timothy Witham discusses the case of a 30-year-old, previously healthy, male patient who presented with acute neck pain and a pathological C6 vertebral body fracture.
Movement Disorders Special Interest Group – Overview from 2019 American Neurology Association Annual Meeting
Johns Hopkins Atypical Parkinsonism Center, Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., shares highlights from the Movement Disorders Special Interest Group discussion held at the 2019 American Neurology Association Annual Meeting.
Multiple Sclerosis: MS Treatment Across the Lifespan – Overview from 2019 American Neurology Association Annual Meeting
Director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology, Justin McArthur, provides an overview of the panel on which he participated about treating multiple sclerosis across a patient’s lifespan from the 2019 American Neurology Association Annual Meeting
Case Presentation: Resection of Intradural, Intramedullary Capillary Hemangioma Dermal Sinus Tract
Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Mari Groves discusses a case of a young girl who presented with an intradural, intramedullary extension of a capillary hemangioma and progressive neurological decline.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: How the Brain Processes Incentives and Rewards
Functional imaging tools are being used to chart what happens in the brain when we are given rewards to achieve different tasks.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Technology Connecting the Brain to the Human Experience
Technology reveals connections between the brain and individual traits and characteristics.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Using Data to Diagnose Brain Diseases
Medical images are turned into data that can predict and diagnose neurodegenerative diseases.
Case Presentation: Removal of a Glioma in Awake Craniotomy Surgery
Neurosurgeon Jon Weingart discusses a case in which an awake craniotomy was performed to determine the diagnosis and then remove a tumor in the language area of the brain.
Case Presentation: Complex Two-Stage Removal of Schwannoma of the T1 Root
Neurosurgeon, Allan Belzberg, MD, discusses the case of a patient presenting with a tumor on the T1 spinal nerve root on the left-side, including the surgical planning and removal of the tumor.
Advances in Malignant Brain Tumor Treatment: Carlos Luceno’s Story
Watch to find out how the team at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center brought discoveries from bench to bedside, through a clinical trial that reduced the size of a patient’s malignant brain tumor.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Treating Back and Neck Pain
Dr. Nicholas Theodore and his research team focus on using advanced technologies to improve the outcomes and alleviate the suffering of our patients struggling with back and neck pain.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Motor Neuron Disorders
Dr. Charlotte Jane Sumner cares for patients with genetic motor neuron disorders, such as spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which until recently lacked any treatments that address the underlying causes.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Atypical Parkinsonian (Parkinson-Plus) Disorders
Dr. Alexander Pantelyat and his team collect blood and spinal fluid for genetic and proteomic analyses by using novel brain imaging techniques to distinguish between types of Parkinson’s-plus syndromes.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Regulating the Brain’s Inflammatory Response
Dr. Norman Haughey and his research team study how to regulate the brain’s inflammatory response to HIV infections, traumatic brain injury and nerve degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Huntington Disease and Its Effects
Dr. Jee Bang and her research team are currently running numerous clinical studies on Huntington’s disease. The studies involve testing new experimental drugs that treat symptoms, all while looking for new targets for therapeutics.
Successful Surgical Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy
Pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson discusses the case of a teenage girl whose seizures caused by epilepsy were eradicated after laser ablation surgery.
In a recorded webinar, Dr. David Newman-Toker discusses the benefits of diagnostic teamwork, how to involve other health care professionals and patients as critical members of the diagnostic team, and the barriers to diagnostic teamwork.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Recovering After a Stroke – Argye Hillis, M.D.
Argye Hillis, M.D., and her team use brain imaging and functional assessments over the first year after a stroke to identify changes in blood flow in the brain.
Microsurgery for Bilateral Supratentorial Aneurysms
Dr. Rafael Tamargo, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Cerebrovascular Center, discusses the case of a 50 year old woman found to have incidental bilateral aneurysms.
Skin Punch Biopsy Procedure – Johns Hopkins Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory
Video provides physicians with step-by-step guide on how to obtain a skin punch biopsy sample to send to the Johns Hopkins Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory.
Making the Proper Diagnosis for Acute Vestibular Syndrome
Amir Kheradmand, MD, talks about making the proper diagnosis for Acute Vestibular Syndrome.
Case Presentation: Complex Craniovertebral Junction Stabilization and Reconstruction
Neurosurgeon, Nicholas Theodore discusses the case of a 9-year-old girl with a severely unstable craniovertebral junction secondary to pseudoarthrosis and broken hardware with brainstem compression.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Preserving Memory | Mollie K. Meffert, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Mollie Meffert and her team investigate how genes and electrical flow interact to strengthen connections between neurons.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Exploiting the Weakness of Mosquitoes | Christopher Potter, Ph.D.
Neuroscientist Christopher Potter and his team understand that mosquitoes pass on a disease through a simple bite. They are working to understand how an insect’s brain interprets and responds to odors.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Innovative Strategies for Treating Brain Tumors | Dr. Henry Brem
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Normal brain tissue must be protected while doctors destroy a brain tumor. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are creating new, targeted treatments for brain tumor patients.
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: The Science Behind Memory Formation | Dr. Richard Huganir
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Unique synapses within our brains encode new memories. See how studies on the molecular basis of memory formation can help researchers find new therapies for Alzheimer’s, age-related dementia, post-traumatic stress ...
When to Refer for Neurosurgical Treatment for Spasticity and Related Disorders | Q&A
Johns Hopkins professor of pediatric neurosurgery, Shenandoah "Dody" Robinson discusses when it is appropriate to refer patients for a neurosurgical consult for spasticity and related disorders.
Resection of even later stage gliomas can improve survival and quality of life. The challenge for the surgical team is to remove as much of the tumor as possible while safeguarding the brain.
People diagnosed with an abnormal MRI or a brain tumor understandably have many questions and sense of urgency about getting answers. Johns Hopkins' Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center can help.
Imaging in Vivo Neurotransmitter Modulation of Brain Network Activity in Real Time
Dr. Dean Wong and Dr. Arman Rahmim discuss their work on the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative grant.
Electrical Fields and Brain Tumors
Jon Weingart M.D., discusses a recent study which shows that a helmet employing alternating electrical field pulses has been shown to improve survival from glioblastoma, one type of deadly brain tumor.
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Jon Weingart, M.D., discusses the risk, biological plausibility and three grades of meningioma.
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Jon Weingart, M.D., examines whether new techniques can allow better monitoring of brain tumors.
Case Presentation - Spinal Cord Tumor (Schwannoma)
Spine neurosurgeon Ali Bydon discusses the case of a young athletic male with a nerve sheath tumor wrapped around his L4 nerve, which allows one to dorsiflex and walk
Doorways to Discovery | Shifting the Vasospasm Paradigm
Rafael Tamargo, M.D., a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, discusses his research on a new paradigm of inflammatory injury after bleeding in the brain.
Doorways to Discovery: Neurosurgical Pain Research Institute-To Control, Prevent, and Eliminate Pain
To control, prevent, and eliminate pain, discuss research initiates underway of neurosurgical-related pain including translational research with DREZ lesions and how nociceptors process pain.
Doorways to Discovery: Liquid Biopsy to Track Cancer
Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D., a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, discusses his research on a new liquid biopsy to screen asymptomatic people to detect cancers when they are not yet clinically detectable.
Ali Bydon Performs a Spinal Cord AV Fistula Repair
Johns Hopkins spinal surgeon Ali Bydon narrates and performs a spinal cord AV fistula repair surgery.
Ali Bydon Removes an Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor
Johns Hopkins spinal surgeon Ali Bydon talks through the surgical removal of an intradural spinal cord tumor.
Ali Bydon Removes an Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor
Johns Hopkins spinal surgeon Ali Bydon narrates and performs the surgical removal of an intramedullary spinal cord tumor.
Comparing Surgical Approaches to Treat Spinal Synovial Cysts
Ali Bydon discusses his study comparing outcomes from various surgical approaches to excise symptomatic intraspinal juxtafacet cysts.
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