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IONM REVIEW FOR SPINAL SURGERY

By admin   August 30, 2017

As we know, it is important to have highly skilled technologists that quickly detect neurological injuries which then facilitates immediate corrective measures. Bromedicon prides itself in maintaining highly-trained technologists that participate in mandatory monthly seminars.  The article ‘A Review of Intraoperative Monitoring for Spinal Surgery,’ written by Mark Stecker, discusses the significance of monitoring along with […]

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BRAIN SURGEONS SEEK EXCEPTION TO CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST LIMIT ON HIRING

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We would like to share an article that explains the current issues that are going on in NJ in the IONM field. This change can have a trickle effect in the IONM industry. Please take a look.

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Neurosurgical Focus

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Intraoperative neurophysiological mapping and monitoring in spinal tumor surgery: sirens or indispensable tools? Abstract Spinal tumor (ST) surgery carries the risk of new neurological deficits in the postoperative period. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and mapping (IONM) represents an effective method of identifying and monitoring in real time the functional integrity of both the spinal cord (SC) […]

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Journal of Neurosurgery

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Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during resection of infratentorial lesions: the surgeon’s view Abstract OBJECTIVE Methods of choice for neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring (IOM) within the infratentorial compartment mostly include early brainstem auditory evoked potentials, free-running electromyography, and direct cranial nerve (CN) stimulation. Long-tract monitoring with somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) is rarely used. […]

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Hemorrhagic Stroke

By admin   December 15, 2016

Hemorrhagic stroke—the type of stroke that is caused by bleeding into the brain—accounts for about 13 percent of strokes but about 40 percent of deaths by the stroke. Elevated blood pressure and inherited abnormalities in blood vessels are two things that can cause hemorrhagic stroke.

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EEG After Concussion

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Concussion diagnosis is a notoriously tricky science.

Even if an assessment test on the sideline of a football or soccer field deems you to be concussion-free after a blow to the head, that doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t suffer one, says Michael Singer, CEO of BrainScope, a Bethesda, Maryland-based company that has developed a new technology for detecting signs of a concussion in a person’s brain waves and has raised approximately $70 million from investors including the U.S. Department of Defense and the NFL.

There is no objective way to detect or assess a concussion, technically known as a mild traumatic brain injury, and BrainScope is trying to change that. Doctors diagnose them based mainly on signs and symptoms. Most people that come into the emergency room after hitting their head also get a computerized tomography (CT) scan to rule out very serious injury. But a CT scan doesn’t detect concussion.

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EEG Basics and IOM

By admin   November 15, 2016

EEG Basics and IOM

The EEG is generated from the difference in voltage between any two electrodes which are secured on the patient’s scalp according to the International 10-20 System. The EEG is recorded from different pairs of these electrodes termed derivations and groups of these derivations are referred to as the montage., e.g. double banana montage

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