Behnaz Chehrazi

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Five consecutively admitted patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage were treated with an indwelling lumbar spinal catheter. Daily samples of cerebrospinal fluid were analyzed for erythrocyte, protein, glucose, dopamine, epinephrine, serotonin, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, tryptophan, histamine, thromboxane, 6-ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha,(More)
The regional and cellular distribution of guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent protein kinase (ATP:protein phosphotransferase,EC 2.7.1.37) in mammalian brain was examined by use of the photoaffinity label 8-azidoinosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate. Of the regions examined, cerebellum had by far the highest concentration of this enzyme. The(More)
A radioimmunoassay has been developed for measuring protein I, a basic, neuron-specific protein associated with nerve terminals. The procedure utilizes the detergents NaDodSO4 and Nonidet P-40 to prevent nonspecific adsorption of this highly charged protein to various surfaces. By use of this procedure, it has been possible to show that protein I comprises(More)
Computer analysis of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was utilized to quantify the effectiveness of tissue-type plasminogen activator (TPA) in a rabbit cerebroembolic stroke model. Fourteen animals underwent cannulation of the facial artery and a preembolus angiogram. Autologous blood clots were then injected, and occlusion of the internal carotid(More)
Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA) has been more effective in inducing thrombolysis in laboratory studies of intracranial thrombosis than clinical studies of systemic or coronary thrombosis would indicate. To evaluate this discrepancy, 21 rabbits were subjected to embolic occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (ICA) by retrograde(More)
To evaluate the effect on neurological outcome of spinal core compression persisting after a closed injury, the authors reviewed 44 of 62 consecutively managed cases of cervical spinal cord and spine injuries at C3-7, inclusive. Decompression within 48 hours of injury confirmed by myelography or open reduction. Neurological status, graded numerically on a(More)
Controlled bipolar and monopolar coagulation lesions were generated in the cerebral cortex of cats. Higher output powers were associated with larger lesions, while the lesion size was independent of the mode of coagulation. When cortical vessels were mobilized and coagulated for hemostasis, bipolar mode was associated with more rapid coagulation and less(More)
Adult onset of the symptoms of tethered spinal cord is a rare entity that is occasionally associated with diastematomyelia. Only one case of fibrous diastematomyelia in an adult has been reported. The fibrous nature of this disease may present a diagnostic difficulty. A 32-year-old man with the adult onset of impairment of sacral functions with lumbar(More)