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an investigation of potential neurosurgical transmission of creutzfeldt-jakob disease: challenges and lessons 2001, new york state health officials were notified about 2 patients with creutzfeldt-jakob disease who had undergone neurosurgical procedures at the same hospital within 43 days of each other. one patient had creutzfeldt-jakob disease at the time of surgery; the other patient developed creutzfeldt-jakob disease 6.5 years later. this investigation highlights the difficulties in assessing possible transmission of creutzfeldt-jakob disease.200616532420
barriers to autopsy: creutzfeldt-jakob disease in new york state.surveillance of creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) monitors trends and ensures timely identification of variant cjd and other emergent prion diseases. brain tissue is needed to definitively diagnose these diseases. a survey of neurologists and pathologists in new york state was conducted to understand neurologists' and pathologists' views on autopsy and cjd. neurologists reported using autopsy rarely or never. over half of the pathologists worked in facilities that did not perform autopsies when cj ...200616645319
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