Learning curve in rat dissection for experimental sciatic nerve repair


Marin Andrei (1), Marin Georgiana Gabriela (2), Dobrete Nicoleta Amalia (3), Enescu Dan Mircea (4)


1. Plastic Surgery Department, “Bagdasar Arseni” Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, ROMANIA
2. Cardiology Department, “CC Iliescu” Hospital, Bucharest, ROMANIA
3. Haematology Department, “Fundeni” Hospital, Bucharest, ROMANIA
4. Plastic Surgery Department, “Grigore Alexandrescu” Emergency Paediatric Hospital, Bucharest, ROMANIA


ABSTRACT: The baseline for any key research in nerve regeneration is an experimental model and the sciatic nerve in the rat model is the workhorse in this field. Although physically resistant to external traumas, a surgical intervention constitutes a major distress even for a rat. In the following presentation, we will analyse the learning curves for different stages in the rat sciatic nerve surgery as well as possible factors which influence these times.

Keywords: learning curve, operation times, sciatic nerve rat, nerve defect


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Syringobulbia and syringomyelia in a case with Chiari 0 malformation successfully treated by posterior fossa reconstruction. Case presentation and literature review


R.B. Sandu (1), M.I. Pantiru (1), M. Cosman (2), I. Poeata (1,2)

1. “Prof Dr. N.Oblu” Clinic Emergency Hospital, Iasi, ROMANIA
2. "Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, ROMANIA


ABSTRACT: “Chiari zero malformation” is a rare and a relatively new described condition which associates syringohydromyelia without caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum. We present a case of a 40 years old woman with Chiari zero malformation with both syringomyelia and syringobulbia and a good clinical and radiological outcome after posterior fossa decompression. The presence of associated syringomyelia and syringobulbia in this condition is less frequent and it usually occurs in younger patients. In our case we considered syringobulbia as being an extension of syringomyelia.

Keywords: Chiari zero malformation, syryngomyelia, syringobulbia, cerebellar tonsils


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Quality and reliability of information available on YouTube videos pertaining to transforaminal lumbar epidural steroid injections


Aysel Gürcan Atci (1), Ibrahim Burak Atci (2)

1. MD. Specialist. Baltalimanı Bone and Joint Research and Education Hospital, Department of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation, TURKEY
2. MD. Assoc. Prof. Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, TURKEY


ABSTRACT: Background. This study analyses the transforaminal lumbar steroid injection videos that have the highest views and likes on YouTube, and attempts to reveal the video qualities in order to contribute to the literature. Methods. For review, “transforaminal lumbar steroid injection” was written to the standard YouTube search bar, and the videos with the highest views were ranked using advanced search preferences. The 50 most widely viewed videos were watched and scored by 2 physicians. Results. The mean Modified DISCERN Score of the videos was 2,66+/-1,032 (the lowest: 1; the highest: 4) while the mean GQS score was 2,876+/-1,06 (the lowest: 1; the highest:4). In addition, the mean DISCERN score and the mean GQS value were 3,51 and 3,82, respectively, for the informational videos that were uploaded by health professionals but did not contain actual surgery. Conclusion. We think that medical associations and state authorities in medicine should check the validity and accuracy of the information on the internet and should support the society in access to the most correct information.

Keywords: YouTube, videos, transforaminal lumbar epidural steroid injections, discern, global quality index


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