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    • Untangling the natural history of cerebral arteriovenous malformations

      Arteriovenous malformations of the brain: naturalhistory in unoperated patients. Authors: Crawford PM, West CR, Chadwick DW, et al Year Published: 1986 Number of times cited: 848 This landmark 1986 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (JNNP) paper showed that previous bleeding from an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a key predictor of intracranial haemorrhage AVMs have been recog …

     

    • Occasional essay: Multiple sclerosis in the digital age: 'seeing through a glass darkly

      Introduction At various times in history, technology has led to abrupt and far-reaching changes in how societies communicate: printing with moveable type in the 15th century; broadcasting in the 19th century and early 20th century; electronic transfer of information in the late 20th century; and machine learning with robotic systems in the 21st century. In that context, it is timely to reflect on …

     

    • Neurosurgery, neurological surgery or surgical neurology: semantics or real impact?

      Introduction Neurosurgery, and in particular academic neurosurgery, has, despite the tremendous progress in the last 100 years, not found its clear and solidly anchored home within the medical specialties. This stems from its dichotomic origin. Complicating the picture, these origins are different on different continents. In the USA, neurosurgery was established as a new specialty by Harvey Cushin …

     

    • Guillain-Barre syndrome in times of pandemics

      The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is the last in line of several epidemics of infectious diseases that have been linked to the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). As threats of epidemics of emerging infectious diseases persist, this is the time to learn from the past and to advance our response to future outbreaks in terms of research and management of GBS. In the past decade, the world confronted several …

     

    • Genetic-environmental factors finally assessed together in Parkinsons disease

      Accounting for genetics and environment to forecast Parkinson’s disease risk Complex disorders typically result from a combined interplay between genes and environment. However, most studies take either an epidemiological or a genetic approach to understanding risk factors, rarely considering both elements together. In this issue, Jacobs et al1 report a multimodal approach to uncover the fac …