Avi Ben Cohen

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BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of focal epilepsy. Animal experiments indicate that disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency, extent and functional correlates of increased BBB permeability in patient with PTE.(More)
Recent animal experiments indicate a critical role for opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the pathogenesis of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). This study aimed to investigate the frequency, extent, and functional correlates of BBB disruption in epileptic patients following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thirty-seven TBI patients were included in(More)
The protein-creatinine ratio was measured in urine samples obtained at three different times of the day and compared to the 24-hour protein excretion in 51 patients with a wide spectrum of renal function and proteinuria. A linear correlation, which was highly significant, was found between the two variables. The higher correlation was found in urine samples(More)
A new approach to PA design in CMOS for 802.11ac that achieves -35dB EVM with output power higher than 100mW and EVM floor of -47dB is demonstrated. The PA is designed to be operated as part of a configurable RF front-end module and meets the requirements for various WiFi standards including 802.11ac.
In 60-80% of children with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), the first manifestation is an abrupt rupture resulting in intracranial hemorrhage. Some cases of acute rupture result in compressive hematoma, severe mass effect and comatose patients. Acute surgery on cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) has seldom been reported or used. The authors(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the effect of LF 18-1505T, a novel nonpeptide bradykinin type-2 receptor antagonist, on brain edema and neurologic severity score (NSS) after closed head trauma (CHT). METHODS There were 132 rats anesthetized and assigned for sham or CHT; infusion of saline or LF 18-1505T (0.3, 1, 3, 10, or 30 microg x kg x min); and determination(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal cord atrophy is a common feature of MS. However, it is unknown which cord levels are most susceptible to atrophy. We performed whole cord imaging to identify the levels most susceptible to atrophy in patients with MS versus controls and also tested for differences among MS clinical phenotypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
The authors report an unusual case of a huge intraparenchymal cyst in a 4-year-old girl caused by Taenia multiceps infection. After surgical removal of the cyst, the child recovered completely. Brain infestation by coenurus is a rare disease, mainly reported in Africa, with a few case reports from patients in developed countries. Humans, especially young(More)
The ultrastructural aspects of mast cells from skin lesions in 2 patients with mastocytoma were compared to those from lesions in 4 patients with mastocytosis, 3 with cutaneous and 1 with systemic involvement. In mastocytoma, the mast cells accumulated in a large mass. They revealed short cytoplasmic villi and were similar, morphologically, to mast cells of(More)