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There are many things we find important to the world of healthcare and neuromonitoring. Here we post helpful information for our patients, hospitals, and surgeons.

ALIF Retraction Causes SSEP Changes, Resolved With Adjustment

By Admin on February 29, 2024

This case involves a 64 year-old-female patient who presented with chronic lower back pain and pain in the left buttocks region.

Preoperative SSEP and MEP Changes Prior to Draping, Patient Positioning Is Key

By Admin on February 29, 2024

Without the proactive measures taken during this surgery, the patient's positioning could have led to left-sided ulnar neuropathy or brachial plexopathy postoperatively. The case underscores how baseline signals, coupled with vigilant neuromonitoring, act as early warning systems, enabling surgeons to intervene promptly and mitigate potential nerve damage during ACDF procedures.

Cortical Mapping During Epilepsy Surgery

By Admin on November 05, 2023

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurring seizures, can cast a dark shadow on a person's life. For those who haven’t found relief through anti-epileptic medications, epilepsy surgery holds promise for transforming their quality of life. Neuromonitoring, with its cutting-edge techniques like cortical mapping, plays a pivotal role in ensuring successful outcomes. 

Lumbar Spine Tumor Removal

By Admin on October 05, 2023

The key to performing the delicate procedure of lumbar spine tumor removal lies in ensuring as much of the tumor is removed as possible while also preserving the healthy parts of the spine. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) can provide surgical teams with the data to make more informed decisions in the operating room.

Differentiating Neurological Tissue From Non-Neurological Tissue in Tethered Cord Release Surgery

By Admin on October 05, 2023

In this tethered cord release surgery, within the operating room, several neuromonitoring techniques came together to safeguard the spinal cord's integrity and provide the opportunity for a positive outcome. Those techniques included, Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs), Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs), Spontaneous Electromyography (sEMG), the Bulbocavernosus Reflex (BCR), and the H-Reflex joined forces. 

SSEP Changes Due to Implant Placement in ACDF Procedures

By Admin on September 17, 2023

In the realm of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures, the precise placement of implants is crucial for successful outcomes. Neurophysiological monitoring plays a pivotal role in ensuring this precision. In this specific instance, somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) underwent significant changes during implant placement in an ACDF procedure, emphasizing neuromonitoring’s importance in improving patient outcomes during surgery.

Neurophysiology Monitoring in ACDF: Ensuring Optimal Outcomes

By Admin on September 17, 2023

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate symptoms associated with damaged vertebral discs in the neck. By removing the affected disc and inserting an implant, ACDF aims to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, resulting in reduced pain and weakness. However, like any surgical intervention, ACDF carries risks.

Intraoperative Changes in BAEP and EMG During Microvascular Decompression

By Admin on August 17, 2023

Trigeminal neuralgia inflicts agonizing facial pain on patients. For many, the last vestiges of hope lie in a microvascular decompression procedure. This surgical solution relieves the pressure on the trigeminal nerve, alleviating that facial pain. Incorporating neuromonitoring in this procedure, provides transformative benefits that safeguard nerve integrity and enhance patient outcomes.

Localizing Tumor Using tEMG During Schwannoma Resection

By Admin on August 17, 2023

In the realm of medical challenges, schwannomas stand as a unique adversary. These rare tumors develop from cells within the peripheral nervous system and can exert pressure on peripheral nerves, potentially leading to a range of sensory and motor symptoms. When the need arises, surgical intervention becomes paramount, demanding a meticulous approach to minimize risks. Enter neuromonitoring – a crucial ally that ensures the functional integrity of peripheral nerves during these intricate procedures.

Valuable patient resource video explaining Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)?

By Admin on July 21, 2023

Looking for a comprehensive resource to help your #patients understand Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring? This video is the perfect resource.

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