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Brainstem stroke following uncomplicated cervical epidural steroid injection.
BACKGROUND Cervical epidural steroid injection treatment of radicular pain has become a common procedure. OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical, radiologic, and autopsy findings of a 41-year-oldExpand
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Neurotrophin-4 selectively promotes survival of striatal neurons in organotypic slice culture
The neurotrophins (NGF, BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4) provide trophic support to subpopulations of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems. We examined organotypic slices of neonatal mouseExpand
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Applications and Advantages of Power Motion-Mode Doppler in Acute Posterior Circulation Cerebral Ischemia
Background and Purpose— Evaluation of posterior circulation with single-gate transcranial Doppler (TCD) is technically challenging and yields lower accuracy parameters in comparison to anteriorExpand
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Localization of Angiopoietin-1 and Tie2 Immunoreactivity in Rodent Ependyma and Adjacent Blood Vessels Suggests Functional Relationships
Angiopoietin-1 (Angpt1; previously Ang-1) participates in vascular maintenance and remodeling. In the current study, we investigated the distribution of Angpt1 protein in rat brain. We detectedExpand
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Cocaine mediated apoptosis of vascular cells as a mechanism for carotid artery dissection leading to ischemic stroke.
In arterial dissection, blood may enter the arterial wall through an intimal tear, splitting the arterial wall and activating the coagulation cascade at the site of endothelial damage. Dissection ofExpand
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Pupillometry in brain death: differences in pupillary diameter between paediatric and adult subjects
Abstract Objectives: The determination of brain death in neonates, infants, children and adults relies on a clinical diagnosis based on the absence of neurological function with a known irreversibleExpand
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Macroglossia Associated with Brainstem Injury
BackgroundMacroglossia has been reported in patients undergoing posterior fossa neurosurgical procedures and is thought to be as a result of venous engorgement from intubation or mechanicalExpand
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Estradiol Regulates Angiopoietin-1 mRNA Expression Through Estrogen Receptor-&agr; in a Rodent Experimental Stroke Model
Background and Purpose— Female, compared with male, animals are protected from cerebral ischemic injury. Physiological concentrations of 17&bgr;-estradiol (E2) reduce damage in experimental stroke.Expand
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Practice variability in brain death determination
Objective: To characterize the present state of brain death (BD) determination in actual practice relative to contemporary American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guidelines. Methods: We reviewed theExpand
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