Asim F. Choudhri

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The development of new MRI techniques in the last two decades has provided neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons with additional noninvasive imaging tools for management and treatment of brain tumors. When coupled with standard structural MR sequences in imaging brain tumors, Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent (BOLD) functional MRI (fMRI), Perfusion Weighted(More)
The question we address here is whether the invasive presurgical brain mapping approaches of direct cortical stimulation and of the Wada procedure can be replaced by noninvasive functional neuroimaging methods (functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI], magnetoencephalography [MEG], transcranial magnetic stimulation and [TMS]). First, we outline the(More)
INTRODUCTION Intramedullary spinal cord neoplasms (ISCN) in children provide diagnostic, treatment and management dilemmas. Resection results in the best chance for disease control, but the greatest risk of neurologic deficit. We hypothesize that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor-fiber tracking (DT-FT) can help characterize margins of(More)
OBJECTIVE The h-index was introduced as a means of quantifying the contribution a researcher makes to the scientific literature. We evaluated the h-index for academic neurosurgeons to assess the various methods of calculation and to determine whether the h-index can be used to differentiate groups of individuals by various classifications. METHODS The(More)
OBJECT The objective of this systematic review and analysis was to answer the following question: What are the optimal treatment strategies for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) in premature infants? METHODS Both the US National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were queried using MeSH headings and key words relevant to(More)
Medical imaging is commonly used to diagnose many emergent conditions, as well as plan treatment. Digital images can be reviewed on almost any computing platform. Modern mobile phones and handheld devices are portable computing platforms with robust software programming interfaces, powerful processors, and high-resolution displays. OsiriX mobile, a new(More)
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of lipid storage with prominent neurologic features. The disease is associated with mutations in CYP27, which encodes mitochondrial sterol 27-hydroxylase, an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of sterol intermediates during bile acid synthesis. The loss of this enzyme results in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE High admission blood pressure (BP) levels have been associated with lower recanalization rates after endovascular treatment (EVT) for patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) with emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO). We sought to evaluate the association of admission BP with early outcomes in patients with ELVO treated with EVT.(More)
Advances in handheld computing now allow review of DICOM datasets from remote locations. As the diagnostic ability of this tool is unproven, we evaluated the ability to diagnose acute appendicitis on abdominal CT using a mobile DICOM viewer. This HIPAA compliant study was IRB-approved. Twenty-five abdominal CT studies from patients with RLQ pain were(More)
BACKGROUND Tics and Tourette syndrome are common problems evaluated by both the general pediatrician and pediatric neurologist. The common comorbidities of tics are well known, but the severe neurological complications are rare and may not be appreciated. METHODS This is a retrospective case series and literature review. RESULTS We present here four(More)