Brin Freund

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BACKGROUND Although previous research has demonstrated that patients with posttraumatic migraine (PTM) after concussion report more symptoms and cognitive deficits after injury than do those without PTM, it is not known whether these effects persist beyond the first week of injury or whether PTM predicts recovery time. PURPOSE To determine whether PTM(More)
RATIONALE The cytosolic protease calpain has been recently implicated in the vascular remodeling of angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor (AT(1)R) signaling. The role of Ang II/AT(1)R/calpain signaling on endothelial function, an important and early determinant of vascular pathology, remains though totally unknown. Accordingly, we investigated the role of(More)
In situations where bone is lost secondary to trauma, the use of a hand-carved silicone block provides good results. When bone grafting is undertaken, a well-defined membrane will have enveloped the implant. Incising the membrane allows easy block removal, and after freshening the bone ends, a cavity awaits the bone graft. This technique offers simplicity(More)
Acute posthypoxic myoclonus portends a poor prognosis. Another form of posthypoxic myoclonus, Lance-Adams syndrome, is associated with a better outcome. Differentiating these two entities is important in prognostication and guiding further medical intervention. This can be difficult in the acute setting after hypoxic brain injury but the use of(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic hypothermia and targeted temperature management are considered standard of care in the management of patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests due to shockable rhythms to improve neurological outcomes. In those presenting out-of-hospital cardiac arrests associated with non-shockable rhythms, the benefit of hypothermia is less(More)
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMO-SD) and spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) can both cause longitudinally extensive myelopathy. We describe a case of longitudinally extensive myelopathy attributed to a SDAVF. Despite treatment, myelopathy recurred and led to subsequent NMO-SD diagnosis. We consider a possible link between the two(More)
investigated the role of calpain in the endothelial dysfunction of Ang II. Objective: To demonstrate a mechanistic role for calpain in the endothelial dysfunction induced by Ang II/AT1R signaling. To establish endothelial-expressed calpains as an important target of AT1R signaling. Methods and Results: Subchronic administration of nonpressor doses of Ang II(More)
By using dimethylsulfoxide (0.7 mol/l) a technique of cryoconservation of thrombocyte concentrates was elaborated, with own material-technological possibilities being taken into consideration. In comparison to fresh thrombocytes the results of parameters tested in vitro reveal a mean functional ability of 50%. The survival time of cells stored in this way(More)