Brent L Clyde

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OBJECT Microvascular decompression has become an accepted surgical technique for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and other cranial nerve rhizopathies. The senior author (P.J.J.) began performing this procedure in 1969 and has performed more than 4400 operations. The purpose of this article is to review(More)
Transcranial doppler (TCD) ultrasonography is often used to guide the management of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, the correlation between increased blood velocity as measured by TCD ultrasonography and angiographic vasospasm was established before the routine use of hypervolemia/hemodilution and administration of nimodipine and did(More)
The outcomes of 25 pediatric patients who underwent upper cervical or occipitocervical fusion at the authors' institution since 1983 were reviewed. At a mean age of 9 years, the patients presented with spinal instability that was associated with os odontoideum in 11 cases, rotatory subluxation in five cases, odontoid fracture in two cases, atlantooccipital(More)
Reports of intraarterial papaverine infusion as treatment for cerebral vasospasm are few and documented complications are uncommon. The authors report the case of a patient with paradoxical aggravation of cerebral arterial narrowing during selective intraarterial papaverine infusion intended to treat vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage(More)
To further describe the pathophysiologic processes that occur in infants and young children after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), we retrospectively reviewed the cerebral blood flow (CBF) values and 6-month Glasgow Outcome Scores (GOS) in 30 children < or = 8 years old (25 were < or = 4 years old) with a Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) on admission of < or =(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that microvascular decompression of the left medulla oblongata is a safe and effective modality for treating elevated blood pressure in patients with severe medically refractory "essential" hypertension (HTN). METHODS Twelve patients with medically intractable HTN with or without autonomic dysreflexia underwent microvascular(More)
A significant proportion of patients on a neurosurgical service require inpatient rehabilitation placement after discharge. The relationship between the type of health insurance of the patient at the time of admission and the time to placement of patients has not previously been addressed. We prospectively studied all patients on the adult neurosurgical(More)
Systemic malignancy can be manifested by musculoskeletal complaints. We review the history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging studies of a patient whose chief complaints were neck and shoulder pain. This patient also had significant weight loss and a history of tobacco abuse. Aggressive physical therapy and appropriate medications failed to(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to analyze patient outcomes and to define the role of radiosurgery in patients who have undergone prior microsurgical resection of their vestibular schwannoma. METHODS The authors evaluated the pre- and postoperative clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of 76 consecutive patients with 78 vestibular schwannomas who(More)