Alan S. Boulos

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BACKGROUND The Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System (Cordis; the Enterprise stent) was approved for use in conjunction with coiling of wide-necked aneurysms in 2007. No published long-term aneurysm occlusion or complication data exist for the Enterprise system. OBJECTIVE We compiled data on consecutive patients treated with(More)
OBJECT Acute revascularization has been associated with improved stroke outcomes. The Prolyse in Acute Cerebral Thromboembolism (PROACT II) trial achieved recanalization rates of 66%. The Multi Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia (Multi MERCI) trial achieved recanalization in 70% of patients. However, these interventional tools are not always(More)
Identifying a source of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in patients with negative results on cranial angiographic imaging can be a diagnostic challenge. The authors present the case of a 14-month-old girl who presented with lethargy and spontaneous SAH and IVH, and later became acutely paraplegic. Except for(More)
OBJECT Medically refractory, symptomatic atherosclerotic disease of the basilar artery (BA) portends a poor prognosis. Studies have shown morbidity rates following placement of stents in these lesions to be quite variable, ranging from 0 to 30%. The authors review their experience with BA stent placement for severe atherosclerotic disease to determine(More)
OBJECT The HydroCoil embolization system is a helical platinum coil coated with a polymeric hydrogel that expands when it contacts aqueous solutions to increase filling volumes, improve mesh stability, and possibly elicit a healing response within the aneurysm. In this paper, the authors report the 1-year recurrence and complication rates of 67 aneurysms(More)
OBJECTIVE We prospectively evaluated the safety and effectiveness of aggressive mechanical disruption of clot in conjunction with intra-arterial administration of a low-dose third-generation thrombolytic agent (reteplase) to treat ischemic stroke in patients who were considered poor candidates for intravenous alteplase therapy or who failed to improve after(More)
OBJECTIVE Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is less invasive than surgical repair but poses a higher risk for aneurysm recurrence, which may necessitate retreatment, thus adding to the long-term risk. Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons from 8 institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico collaborated to assess the risk of retreatment for(More)
OBJECTIVE Restenosis is a significant complication of stent placement. With coronary revascularization, drug-eluting stents have significantly decreased the incidence of in-stent stenosis and, therefore, the morbidity of the procedure. Restenosis is potentially a significant problem for neurovascular disease. We therefore report our institutional experience(More)
INTRODUCTION The vast amount of literature on the pharmaceutical treatment of cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage remains daunting. Optimal treatment regimens for patients can be obscured by studies not statistically powered to draw evidenced-based conclusions. METHODS In this chapter, we reviewed the English literature using the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The authors determined the technical success and the clinical and angiographic results of angioplasty and/or stent placement for intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) at a tertiary-care referral hospital. METHODS Angiographic and clinical outcomes occurring within the 1-month follow-up interval were recorded. Patients were(More)