Human Blood and Tissues Repository for Neuroscience Research
The purpose of this study is to collect adult human blood, cerebrospinal fluid, brain, and spine tissues/fluids at time of surgery in order to conduct future studies of the cellular mechanisms of tissue invasion utilized by brain and spine tumors of the central nervous system (CNS).
A Study to Use a Patient Monitoring Application that Monitors Physiological Data, Psychosocial Data, and Responses to Survey Questions in Patients Undergoing Cranial or Spinal Surgery
The purpose of this study is to use a patient monitoring application that monitors physiological data, psychosocial data, and responses to survey questions collected during a one month pre and three and six month postoperative observation period.
Reducing Smoke Exposure in Children Facing Surgery
The purpose of this study is to see whether advice by clinicians to cigarette smokers who are parents of children undergoing elective surgery can reduce the exposure of these children to secondhand smoke in the time around surgery.