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Surgical complications of anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion for cervical degenerative disk disease: a single surgeon's experience of 1,576 patients.
BACKGROUND Although anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a safe and effective procedure, the complications associated with it cannot be underestimated. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Patency of anterior circulation branch vessels after Pipeline embolization: longer-term results from 82 aneurysm cases.
OBJECTIVE The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has become increasingly used for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Given its high metal surface area coverage, there is concern for the patencyExpand
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Flow diversion with Pipeline Embolic Device as treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to blister aneurysms: dual-center experience and review of the literature
Background Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) secondary to blister-type aneurysms (BAs) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Microsurgical clipping or wrapping and/or use ofExpand
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Microsurgical management of basilar artery apex aneurysms: a single surgeon's experience from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.
OBJECTIVE Basilar artery apex aneurysms continue to generate technical challenges and management controversy. Endovascular intervention is becoming the mainstay in the management of these formidableExpand
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Discharge dispositions, complications, and costs of hospitalization in spinal cord tumor surgery: analysis of data from the United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2003-2010.
OBJECT The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence of adverse outcomes and inpatient mortality following resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors by using the US Nationwide InpatientExpand
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Clinical and Procedural Predictors of Outcomes From the Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Circulation Strokes
Background and Purpose— Patients with posterior circulation strokes have been excluded from recent randomized endovascular stroke trials. We reviewed the recent multicenter experience withExpand
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Microsurgical management of giant intracranial aneurysms: a single surgeon experience from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.
BACKGROUND Surgical management of giant aneurysms is challenging because of multiple factors: aneurysm size, wide neck, thrombosis, and calcification. The risk of ischemic complications is higherExpand
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Perioperative complications in patients undergoing open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion as a revision surgery.
OBJECT Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has been increasingly used to treat degenerative spine disease, including that in patients in whom earlier decompressive procedures have failed.Expand
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The expanding realm of endovascular neurosurgery: flow diversion for cerebral aneurysm management.
The worldwide prevalence of intracranial aneurysms is estimated to be between 5% and 10%, with some demographic variance. Subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to ruptured intracranial aneurysm resultsExpand
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Pipeline Embolization Device for Small Intracranial Aneurysms: Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy in a Multicenter Cohort
BACKGROUND To date, the use of the flow-diverting Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) for small intracranial aneurysms (≤ 7 mm) has been reported only in single-center series. OBJECTIVE To evaluateExpand
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