Neurology & Neurosurgery

Houston Methodist AANS Presenters Focus on "What Matters" in Neurosurgery

April 4, 2024 - Eden McCleskey

More than a dozen Houston Methodist Hospital neurosurgery researchers will make presentations next month at the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the premier event of the AANS.

AANS 2024, to be held May 3-6 in Chicago, will focus on the theme of "What Matters," a phrase intended to simultaneously represent "a question, a statement and a challenge," according to conference literature. Organizers hope the theme will inspire attendees to reflect on their responsibility to enhance and safeguard individual and societal health.

To that end, many of the presentations delivered by the Houston Methodist researchers focus on health disparities, outcomes and preoperative and postoperative predictors of surgical results.

The event is attended annually by more than 3,300 neurosurgeons and medical professionals.

Featured Houston Methodist speakers include:

Operative Time Predicts Hospital Length of Stay and Postoperative Complications Following Nerve Pedicle Transfer

Presenter: Khaled M. Taghlabi

Details: May 4, 2:48 p.m.

Modified 5-Item Frailty Index: Assessing the Impact of Frailty on Postoperative Morbidity Following Nerve Pedicle Transfer

Presenter: Taimur Hassan

Details: May 4, 3:44 p.m.

Preoperative Anemia in Nerve Pedicle Transfer: Does it Predict Outcomes Following Surgery?

Presenter: Raiyan Talukder

Details: May 4, 2:24 p.m.

Post-Operative Pneumocephalus in Bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation

Presenter: Sibi Rajendran

Details: May 4, 4:03 p.m.

Pre-Operative Anemia Predicting Hospital Length of Stay Following Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Presenter: Ahmed Doomi

Details: May 4, 4:17 p.m.

Poster Presentations

Houston Methodist e-poster presentations include: Postoperative Outcomes Following Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Do Racial Disparities Exist; Gender Disparities in Outcomes Following Transforaminal and Interlaminar Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy; Comparing Post-Operative Complications in Interlaminar Endoscopic Discectomy and Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy; Risk Factors Associated with Complications for Recurrent Disc Herniation; Understanding Pain and Disability Outcomes in Endoscopic Interlaminar and Transforaminal Discectomies; Pre-operative Anemia Predicting Hospital Length of Stay Following Endoscopic Spine Surgery; Impact of Race on Nerve Pedicle Transfer Outcomes; and Robot-Assisted Deep Brain Stimulation Accuracy.

Featured researchers include: Lokeshwar S. Bhenderu, Angel Bueno-Alvarez, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Ahmed Doomi, Amir H. Faraji, Aditya Gupta, Paras Gupta, Taimur Hassan, Meng Huang, Robert McManus, Zachary Mendoza, Rijul Nanda, Arsalan Nisar, Sibi Rajendran, Isuru Somawardana, Suraj Sulhan, Khaled M. Taghlabi and Raiyan Talukder.

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