Aims and scope
The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery and BMJ Group are delighted to announce the launch of the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.
The move follows growing professional interest in neurointerventional techniques for the treatment of a range of neurological and vascular problems. These include potentially life-threatening conditions, such as stroke, aneurysms (weakened and enlarged blood vessels), brain tumors, and spinal compression.
Neurointerventional techniques deploy percutaneous techniques for intravascular, spinal, or direct puncture procedures, which minimize pain and the risk of complications, and speed recovery.
This area of medicine has developed rapidly as a result of recent advances in technology, including devices placed directly in brain blood vessels to cut off blood supply to some problems (aneurysms, vascular malformations, tumors) or to improve blood supply to other problems (ischemic stroke). It has also included many spine interventions to treat vertebral compression fractures and back pain and shows great promise in other minimally invasive spine interventions. However, it has not previously had a journal devoted to the broad backgrounds of its practitioners (neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists).
Two issues will be published in 2009 and the journal is set to issue quarterly in 2010, moving to bimonthly publication as submissions allow.
Content will include original research, commissioned reviews, debates and case reports, with the aim of promoting new advances in the field and enhancing standards of professional practice.
Access to JNIS
The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery forms part of the subscription to JNNP for both institutions and individuals. Individuals may subscribe separately to JNIS in print and/or Online: Subscribe here
SNIS members receive JNIS in print and can access the journal online via the members' area of the SNIS website
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