Anish Sen

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OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes in the setting of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in patients taking aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA]) versus patients taking clopidogrel before hospitalization. METHODS Patients admitted to the neurosurgical service with a spontaneous ICH while taking an antiplatelet agent were prospectively identified and(More)
Patients suffering from disorders of consciousness constitute a population that exists largely outside of the daily practice patterns of neurosurgeons. Historically, treatment has focused on nursing and custodial issues with limited neurosurgical intervention. Recently, however, deep brain stimulation has been explored to restore cognitive and physical(More)
OBJECTIVE Prehospital use of antiplatelet agents has been associated with an increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) as well as a secondary increase in ICH volume after the initial hemorrhage. Strategies to reestablish platelet aggregation are used in clinical practice, but without any established guidelines or recommendations. This article serves(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECT.: There are rare indications for upper cervical spine fusion in young children. Compared with nonrigid constructs, rigid instrumentation with screw fixation increases the fusion rate and reduces the need for halo fixation. Instrumentation may be technically challenging in younger children. A number of screw placement techniques have been(More)
BACKGROUND Pseudoaneurysms of scalp arteries have been reported in rare cases after iatrogenic injury; however, they are far more commonly seen after traumatic injuries. They are usually associated with the superficial temporal artery; however, there have been a few reports of psuedoaneurysms of the occipital artery (OA). CASE DESCRIPTION We present a(More)
BACKGROUND Primary intraosseous calvarial hemangiomas (PICHs) are generally rare and predominate (3:1) in women. Occurrence in the frontal and parietal bones is most common, but involvement of the occipital bone is exceedingly rare, representing 3 of 125 cases in a series of PICHs studied by Heckl et al. in 2000. Histopathology establishes the diagnosis of(More)
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a technique by which the interaction between light in the near-infrared spectrum and matter can be quantitatively measured to provide information about the particular chromophore. Study into the clinical application of NIRS for traumatic brain injury (TBI) began in the 1990s with early reports of the ability to detect(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study focusing on fusion rate was to determine the efficacy of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) use in posterior instrumented fusions of the craniocervical junction in the pediatric population. The authors previously reported the short-term (mean follow-up 11 months) safety and efficacy of rhBMP-2 use in(More)
Abnormally synchronized neural oscillations within the subthalamic nucleus have been proposed as a contributor to the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. Recent studies have demonstrated phase-amplitude coupling between beta rhythms and high frequency oscillations in the subthalamic nucleus in unmedicated Parkinsonian patients. However, the nature of(More)