In 2012, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association published updated evidence-based guidelines on the comprehensive management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), including the management of cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI).

The use of frameless stereotactic robotic technology has rapidly expanded since the Food and Drug Administration's approval of the Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA™) in 2012.

In the year 2012, Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas (CGGA) was built, which represented a landmark to glioma research in China. And this will provide massive amounts of data for the research both in basic and clinical research of gliomas.

The Solitaire Flow Restoration Device was approved by the FDA in 2012 for mechanical thrombectomy of proximal occlusion of intracranial arteries.

2012: Thieme launches Thieme eNeurosurgery at CNS meeting in fall, 2012

Jain in 2012 wanted to know the situation in an Indian centre. Data regarding age, sex, affected side, mode of injury, distribution of paralysis, associated injuries, pain at the time of presentation and the index procedure they underwent were collected from 304 patients. Additional data like the vehicle associated during the accident, speed of the vehicle during the accident, employment status and integration into the family were collected in 144 patients out of the 304 patients.

Road traffic accidents accounted for 94% of patients and of the road traffic accidents 90% involved two wheelers. Brachial plexus injury formed a part of multitrauma in 54% of this study group and 46% had isolated brachial plexus injury. Associated injuries like fractures, vascular injuries and head injuries are much less probably due to the lower velocity of the vehicles compared to the western world. The average time interval from the date of injury to exploration of the brachial plexus was 127 days and 124 (40.78%) patients presented to us within this duration. Fifty-seven per cent had joined back to work by an average of 8.6 months. It took an average of 6.8 months for the global brachial plexus-injured patients to write in their non-dominant hand 1).

Jain DK, Bhardwaj P, Venkataramani H, Sabapathy SR. An epidemiological study of traumatic brachial plexus injury patients treated at an Indian centre. Indian J Plast Surg. 2012 Sep;45(3):498-503. doi: 10.4103/0970-0358.105960. PubMed PMID: 23449838; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3580349.
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