RESEARCH (1997-PRESENT)
 

The Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders is involved in ongoing research to better understand cranial nerve disorders, their symptoms, etiology and treatments.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES, AND ABSTRACTS

Kaufmann AM, West M. Introduction of Gamma Knife Surgery in Canada. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences Vol 31 (Supplement 1), pg S23, May 2004.

Kaufmann AM, Rempel JL. Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm caused by Ectatic Vertebrobasilar Artery Compression. Oral Presentation, Annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons: Manitoba Chapter, (Winnipeg) - 2001

Kaufmann AM, MacDougall K, Olsen G. Diagnostic errors in trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of Neurosurgery 92(3):549, 2000.

Kaufmann AM, Krawetz P, Hobson D, Ranawaya R, Lye T, Olsen G. Management variations for hemifacial spasm. Journal of Neurosurgery 92 (3):549, 2000.

Kaufmann AM, Lye T, Olsen G. Microvascular compression findings in trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of the Canadian Pain Society Vol 5(Suppl A), pg 13A, 2000.

Kaufmann AM, MacDougall K, Olsen G. Diagnostic errors in trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of the Canadian Pain Society Vol 5(Suppl A), pg 33A, 2000.

Kaufmann AM, Krawetz P, Hobson D, Ranawaya R, Lye T. Management variations for hemifacial spasm. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 27 (2), 2000.

Kaufmann AM, MacDougall K. Microvascular decompression failures: Lessons
learned from re-explorations. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 27(2), 2000.

Kaufmann AM, Patel M, Lye T, MacDougall K. Microvascular decompression failures: Lessons learned from re-explorations. Proceedings of Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting 2000.

Wahlig JB, Kaufmann AM, Balzer J, Jannetta PJ. Intraoperative loss of auditory function relieved by microvascular decompression of the cochlear nerve. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 26:44-47, 1999

Kaufmann AM, Ranawaya R, Lye T, Olsen G. Hemifacial spasm natural history and treatment. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 26(1):26, 1999.

Kaufmann AM, Lye T, Olsen G. Microvascular compression findings in trigeminal neuralgia. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 26(1):26, 1999.

Kaufmann AM, G. Olsen, T. Lye. Results of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 26(1):59, 1999.

Dumont AS, Olsen G, Verma S, Kaufmann AM. Diagnostic delay in patients with typical trigeminal neuralgia. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 26(1):59, 1999.

Wahlig JB, Kaufmann AM, Balzer J, Jannetta PJ. Intraoperative loss of auditory function relieved by microvascular decompression of the cochlear nerve. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 26:44-47, 1999.

Kaufmann AM. Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 25 (2):25, 1998.

Kaufmann AM, Wahlig JB, Balzer JR, Lovely TJ, Jannetta PJ. Potential hearing loss due to cochlear nerve vascular compression. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 25 (2):75, 1998.

Kaufmann AM. Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 25(2):75, 1998.

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BOOK CHAPTERS

Hagen N, Kaufmann AM. "The Neuralgias," in Bakers' Clinical Neurology, RJ. Joynt and RC Griggs (eds.). Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, 2001.

Kaufmann AM, Wilkinson, "Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm" in Schmidek and Sweet's Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results, ed 5; Elsevier; Philadelphia, PA; 2004 (in press)

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INVITED LECTURES

"Controversies in Acoustic Neuroma Management - How Should We Use GK Surgery", Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, Health Sciences Centre, December 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Gamma Knife", TN Support Group Meeting, October 2003, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"Gamma Knife Surgery", Internet Neurosurgical Rounds, Health Sciences Centre, October 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Trigeminal Neuropathy and Cortical Stimulation", A. Kaufmann and J. Krcek, Neuroscience Rounds, Health Sciences Centre, October 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Advances in Trigeminal Neuralgia Management" Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group, October 2003, Toronto, ON, Canada

"Gamma Knife Surgery", Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, Misericordia Hospital, October 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Hemifacial Spasm - One Canadian Perspective", Hemifacial Spasm Association, July 2003, Coreapolis, PA, USA

"Controversies in Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and the Introduction of Canada's First Gamma Knife", Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Canada, Lethbridge Chapter, June 2003, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Gamma Knife Surgery" Operating Room Nurses and Recovery Room Staff, June 2003, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Overview", TN Support Group Meeting, May 2003,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Gamma Knife Surgery", Surgical Research Symposium, May 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"History and Future of Gamma Knife Surgery", Neuroscience Rounds, May 2003,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Introduction of Gamma Knife in Canada", Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada, May 2003, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

"Overview of TN - How Knowledge Helps", TN Support Group Meeting, January 2003
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasms", Benign Essential Blepharospasm Foundation, 2001, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"An Introduction to the Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders", Neuroscience Grand Rounds, University of Manitoba, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasms, Spasmodic Torticollis and More…", Dystonia Support Group, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia", Pain Group, multi-site (Video Conference) Foothills Medical Centre, March 2000, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia", Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, Lethbridge Chapter, 2000, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

"Hemifacial Spasm - A Canadian Perspective", Circle of Friends HFS Support Group Annual Meeting, 2000, Las Vegas, NV, United States of America

"Microvascular Decompression Surgery", Neuroscience Grand Rounds, Vancouver General Hospital, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"Can Trigeminal Neuralgia Be Conquered?", Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, Alberta Chapter, 2000, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm", Family Medicine Rounds, Peter Lougheed Hospital, 1998, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm", Operating and Recovery Room Nursing Rounds, Foothills Hospital, 1997, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Microvascular Decompression", Department of Clinical Neurosciences Grand Rounds, University of Calgary, 1997, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

"Introduction of Gamma Knife Surgery in Canada." AM Kaufmann, M West at the 39th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Platform), June 2004; Calgary, AB, Canada

"Neurophysiologic Monitoring and Complication Avoidance During Microvascular Decompression Surgery"; C. Wiebe, M. Wilkinson, A. Kaufmann, at the Annual Meeting of the Department of Surgery, U of M and the American College of Surgeons (MB Chapter); (Platform), November 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

"Routine Intra-Operative Monitoring Improves Neurosurgical Outcome." AM Kaufmann, M Wilkinson, S Chan, M Kozey-Rogers at the 38th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of neurological Sciences (Platform Presentation) 2003, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

"Trigeminal Neuralgia Nomenclature." AM Kaufmann, J. Rempel at the 38th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences (Poster) 2003, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

"The Feasibility of a Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Centre in Canada." AM Kaufmann, M. West at the 38th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences (Platform) 2003, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

"Results with the Jannetta Procedure." AM Kaufmann at the 38th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences (Platform) 2003, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

"Is atypical trigeminal neuralgia a variation of typical trigeminal neuralgia?" AM Kaufmann and RL Rempel, (Oral Presentation) November 2002, Fourth National Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Conference, San Diego, California, USA.

"Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia and hemifacial Spasm caused by Ectatic Vertebrobasilar Artery Compression. AM Kaufmann, JL Rempel, (Oral Presentation) 2001, Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons: Manitoba Chapter, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

"Diagnostic Errors in Trigeminal Neuralgia." AM Kaufmann, K. MacDougall, G. MacDougall, G. Olsen, at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, (Platform) 2000, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

"Management Variations for Hemifacial Spasm." AM Kaufmann, P. Krawetz, D.Hobson, R. Ranawaya, T. Lye, G. Olsen, at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, (Platform) 2000, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

"Electrophysiological Predictors of Outcome Following Microvascular Decompression of Hemifacial Spasm." M. Wilkinson, M. Dimov, for AM Kaufmann, at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences Research Day, (Platform) 2000, Calgary, Alberta, CA.

"Microvascular Comparison findings in Trigeminal Neuralgia." AM Kaufmann,
T. Lye, G. Olsen, at the Canadian Pain Society, (Platform) 2000, Banff , Alberta, CA.

"Diagnostic Errors in Trigeminal Neuralgia." AM Kaufmann, K. MacDougall, G. Olsen, at Canadian Pain Society Conference, (Poster) 2000, Banff, Alberta, CA.

"Management Variations for Hemifacial Spasm." AM Kaufmann, P. Krawetz, D. Hobson, R. Ranawaya, T. Lye, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences (Platform) 2000, Ottawa, Ontario, CA.

"Microvascular Decompression Failures: Lessons Learned From Re-Explorations." AM Kaufmann, K. MacDougall, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Platform) 2000, Ottawa, Ontario, CA.

"Microvascular Decompression Failures: Lessons Learned from Re-Explorations." AM Kaufmann, M. Patel, T. Lye, K. MacDougall, at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, (Poster) 2000, San Antonio, TX, USA.

"Microvascular Decompression Failures: Lessons Learned from Re-Explorations." AM Kaufmann, M. Patel, K. MacDougall, at the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Meeting, (Platform) 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

"Microvascular Decompression for Elderly Patients with Trigeminal Neuraglia." M. Patel, AM Kaufmann, K. MacDougall, at the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Meeting, (Platform) 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

"Diagnostic and Treatment Errors in Typical Trigeminal Neuralgia." M. Patel, AM Kaufmann, K. MacDougall, at the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Meeting, (Platform) 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

"Hemifacial Spasm Natural History and Treatment." AM Kaufmann, R. Ranawaya, T. Lye, G. Olsen, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Platform) 1999, Edmonton, Alberta, CA.

"Microvascular Compression Findings in Trigeminal Neuralgia." AM Kaufmann, T. Lye, G. Olsen, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Platform) 1999, Edmonton, Alberta, CA.

"Results of Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm." AM Kaufmann, G. Olsen, T. Lye, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Poster) 1999, Edmonton, Alberta, CA.

"Diagnostic Delay in Patients with Typical Trigeminal Neuralgia." AS Dumont, G. Olsen, S. Verma, AM Kaufmann, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Poster) 1999, Edmonton, Alberta, CA.

"Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm." AM Kaufmann at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Platform) 1998, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

"Potential Hearing Loss due to Cochlear Nerve Vascular Compression." AM Kaufmann, JB Wahlig, JR Balzer, TJ Lovely, PJ Jannetta, at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Poster) 1998, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

"Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia." AM Kaufmann at the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, (Poster) 1998, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND REPRODUCTIONS

"Gamma Knife Surgery Update", Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, March 2004.

"Gamma Knife Surgery", CKND TV, CKY TV and A-Channel TV, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 2003

"Gamma Knife Surgery", CJOB Radio interview with Casey Wilson, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 2003

"Gamma Knife Surgery", Star Phoenix, reporter Lana Haight, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, November 2003

"Gamma Knife Surgery", Omni II TV, reporter Rina Karr, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2003

"Gamma Knife Surgery", Newstalk 610 (CKTB Radio), St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, August 2003.

"Gamma Knife", CKY TV and the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
July 2003.

"First Gamma Knife in Canada" live interview with Global News in Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 2003.

"Overview of TN: How Knowledge Helps" live interview on CFTO TV in Toronto, Ontario, January 2003.

"Winnipeg - First Gamma Knife in Canada" live interview on CBC Radio, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 25, 2002.

Facial Pain - "The Long Road to an Accurate Diagnosis," in Neurology Reviews, Vol. 8, No.6, Page 1 & 45, 2000.

"Diagnostic Errors in Trigeminal Neuralgia," in Pain News, AANS/CNS Section on Pain, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pg.7.

"Our Healthy Community," live interview with Dr. Earl Belle Smith, WDUQ Radio, 1550 AM, February 28, 1997.

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