Boyd F Richards

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OBJECT Extracranial cerebrovascular injury is believed to be an important cause of neurological injury in patients who have suffered blunt trauma. The authors sought to determine the timing and mechanisms of ischemic stroke in patients who suffered traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI). METHODS This is a prospective study of all patients with TCVI who(More)
OBJECTIVE Post-procedure monitoring in a neurointensive care unit (NICU) after neurointerventional procedures is conventional at most centers. However, NICU resources are scarce and costly. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an intermediate care step-down unit could be a safe and cost-effective alternative to the NICU for patients after(More)
AIM To evaluate the feasibility of this novel surgical approach for treatment of cervical discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a report of two patients who underwent anterior cervical decompression for discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis (DVO) with cervical spine reconstruction with polymethylmethacrylate impregnated with(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is a commonly used modality of neurophysiologic imaging to aid the selection of acute ischemic stroke patients for neuroendovascular intervention by identifying the presence of penumbra versus infarcted brain tissue. However many patients present with evidence of cerebral ischemia with normal CTP, and in that(More)
Biventricular hydrocephalus caused by a Giant Basilar Apex Aneurysm (GBAA) is a rare finding that presents unique and challenging treatment decisions. We report a case of GBAA causing a life-threatening biventricular hydrocephalus in which both the aneurysm and hydrocephalus were given definitive treatment through a staged, minimally invasive approach. An(More)
BACKGROUND Although initial studies of neuroendovascular intervention did not review benefit over intravenous thrombolytics (iv r-tPA), recent studies have suggested otherwise. Elderly patients (age ≥80 years) are typically excluded from clinical trials. PURPOSE To examine the utility of mechanical thrombectomy based on patient outcomes. MATERIAL AND(More)
INTRODUCTION We aim to analyze the impact of annual hospital volume on outcomes of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (EMT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). In the recent past, increasing number of hospitals are acquiring capabilities for EMT procedure for the treatment of AIS, including some low-volume centers. There are few data on outcomes comparing(More)
During treatment of a right internal carotid artery terminus aneurysm, an acute iatrogenic flow limiting dissection was caused in the cervical internal carotid. The true lumen was catheterized using a Mirage 0.008 microwire over an Excelsior SL-10 microcatheter, which was exchanged for a Marksman microcatheter. A 6 mm × 30 mm Solitaire FR revascularization(More)
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