Alex Berenstein

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The authors present 3 patients who underwent neuroendovascular procedures in which DynaCT produced by a flat-panel detector facilitated management of complications. As part of a combined CT/angiography suite, DynaCT offered the major advantage of immediate detection or exclusion of intracranial complication without patient transfer. The quality of(More)
The endovascular treatment of spinal vascular malformations places the spinal cord at risk for ischemia. When these procedures are performed using general anesthesia, the neurophysiological monitoring methods currently available provide the only means by which to assess the functional integrity of sensory and motor pathways. Neurophysiological monitoring(More)
Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) is not bound by the classical limits of a speciality, and is not restricted by standard formats of teaching and education. Open and naturally linked towards neurosciences, INR has become a unique source of novel ideas for research, development and progress allowing new and improved approaches to challenging pathologies(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Embolization of a spinal cord arteriovenous malformation (SCAVM) is still considered risky. We evaluated the efficacy and reliability of pharmacologic provocative testing with neurophysiologic monitoring in the embolization of SCAVMs. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed results of 60 provocative tests during 84 angiographic(More)
SUMMARY The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy and reliability of chemical provocative testing using neurophysiological monitoring prior to embolization of spinal cord AVMs (SCAVMs). We performed retrospective analysis of provocative testing using sodium amytal and lidocaine injected superselectively in 41 angiography and/or embolization(More)
Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) is not bound by the classical limits of a specialty, and is not restricted by standard formats of teaching and education. Open and naturally linked towards neurosciences, INR has become a unique source of novel ideas for research, development and progress allowing new and improved approaches to challenging pathologies(More)
The intraarterial treatment of carotid-cavernous fistulas can be carried out rationally by considering a number of different factors. These include the site of the fistula , its size, its supply, its clinical presentation, associated vascular injuries, and the tolerance to carotid occlusion by a direct intraarterial balloon test. Careful attention to these(More)
BACKGROUND Untreated patients with symptomatic neonatal presentation of vein of Galen aneurismal malformations (VGAMs) carry almost 100% morbidity and mortality. Medical management and endovascular techniques for neonatal treatment have significantly evolved. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and angiographic outcomes of modern management of neonates(More)
A real-time intraoperative evoked potential (EP) monitoring system is described and evaluated. Unique features include (1) online artifact rejection to reduce noise contamination, (2) optimum digital filtering to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the EP signal, (3) statistically defined confidence intervals to determine significant EP peak latency(More)
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