Ali J. Ghods

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BACKGROUND Dimethylfumarate (DMF), a drug used in the treatment of psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, has been shown to limit the growth of melanoma cells. The ability of DMF to inhibit the Rel protein has been used to explain the antioncogenic properties of this drug. Studies analyzing the effect of DMF in gliomas are limited. Therefore, we investigated the(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypothalamic-pituitary axis maturity has been believed to be the rate-limiting step in the development of ovulatory menstrual cycles. We hypothesized that, given current nutritional conditions, hypothalamic-pituitary axis maturation would be relatively rapid in menarcheal girls. METHODS Daily urine and menstrual records were collected for 2(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral metastases are a common neurosurgical finding. Surgery confers several advantages to other therapies, including immediate symptomatic improvement, diagnosis, and relief from corticosteroid dependence. Here we evaluate patients with cerebellar metastases who underwent surgery and compare their findings to those in the literature, and(More)
OBJECT Cerebrovascular lesions can have complicated abnormal anatomy that is not completely characterized by CT or MR angiography. Although 3D rotational angiography provides superior spatial and temporal resolution, catheter angiograms are not easily registered to the patient, limiting the use of these images as a source for neuronavigation. However, 3D(More)
  • Ali J. Ghods
  • International journal of organ transplantation…
  • 2010
During the past decade, the number of transplantation from living kidney donors has substantially increased worldwide. The rate of increase varies from one country to another. The risk of unilateral nephrectomy to the donor includes perioperative mortality and morbidity plus the long-term risk of living with a single kidney. The rate of perioperative(More)
OBJECTIVE Indolent low-grade temporal lobe tumors may present with ictal panic that may be difficult to differentiate from psychogenic panic attacks. The current study aims to demonstrate the differences between the two disorders and help physicians generate a diagnostic paradigm. METHOD This was a retrospective study of 43 patients who underwent a(More)
Objective: To review the rate of carotid-ophthalmic aneurysm (COA) rupture and to identify protective features that may contribute to their low rupture rate. Methods: We reviewed the records of 790 patients with 773 aneurysms greater than 2 mm treated by endovascular routes between 2002 and 2012 at our institution. Seventy five carotidophthalmic aneurysms(More)
In light of failed medical therapy for movement disorders, the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) has increased the last two decades. Many complications may transpire; however, to our knowledge, the literature does not mention the phenomena of brain shift from a second unrelated neurosurgical procedure and its theoretical effect on lead displacement and(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has been increasing. It follows the premise of neuromodulation in that it is reversible, as compared to previous lesioning procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Complications with DBS are inherently low and range from short-term complications during surgery such as hemorrhage to long-term complications that(More)