This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, edited by Drs. Shahid Nimjee and Russell Lonser, will cover Coagulation and Hematology in Neurological Surgery. Topics include Biology of coagulation and coagulopathy; Evaluation of the coagulation in the neurosurgery patient; Genetics of hyper- and hypo-coagulable states; Anticoagulants: pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of action and indications; Use of antiplatelet agents in the neurosurgical patient; Common conditions requiring long-term anti-coagulation in the neurosurgical patient; Reversal of systemic and antiplatelet anticoagulants; Intraoperative blood and factor replacement neurosurgery; Management of Intraoperative coagulopathy; Deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in the neurosurgical patient; Postoperative anticoagulation after neurological surgery; Management of venous sinus thrombosis; Management of acute ischemic thrombosis; and Management of intracranial hemorrhage the anticoagulated patient.
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Lonser, Russell R. Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Russell R. Lonser is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Ohio State University. His research interests include the development of drug delivery paradigms for the central nervous system pathology, as well as investigation of tumor pathogenesis and biology. His clinical and surgical interests are centered on the treatment of brain, skull base, and spinal cord tumors. He is an author on over 300 scientific and clinical publications. He received the Young Investigator Award in 2001, Mahaley Clinical Research Award (2013) from the Joint Section on Tumors, Bittner Lecturer (2017) from the Joint Section on Tumors, and Edward H. Oldfield Lecturer (2018) from the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He is co-inventor on a patent for imaging delivery of therapeutic agents in the nervous system. He has served the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as President, a Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee, Scientific Meeting Chair, Annual Meeting chair, and Treasurer. He has been actively involved in the mentoring and training of over 40 neurosurgical fellows. He is on the editorial boards for Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurosurgery. He is an Academic Editor for PLoS One and Science Reports and is consulting editor for Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.