BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Computed tomographic-angiography (CT-A) is becoming more accepted in detecting intracranial circulatory arrest in brain death (BD). An international consensus about the use and the parameters of this technique is currently not established. We examined intracranial contrast enhancement in CT-A after clinically confirmed BD, compared… (More)
CSF dynamics were determined as a function of intracranial pressure in patients with pseudotumor cerebri. Servocontrolled variable rate lumbar infusions were used to determine net CSF-absorptive capacities and resting pressures in 10 patients; serial studies were done in 5 of the patients. Nearly all of the patients had abnormally low CSF-absorptive… (More)
A case of traumatic middle cerebral artery aneurysm is presented. The case demonstrates some of the difficulties encountered when dealing with this type of aneurysm. The unusual surgical approach required for obliteration is described.
To evaluate the risk of definitive intracranial microsurgical aneurysm obliteration as a function of the timing of the operative intervention, we retrospectively reviewed 106 consecutive patients in good clinical condition who underwent such surgery. The patients who were operated upon within the first 8 days of their most recent subarachnoid hemorrhage… (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the effect of the implementation of statin and magnesium treatment on delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and 14 day mortality in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS Retrospective, single-center, observational case control study. One hundred SAH patients received either simvastatin and magnesium, solely statin or no… (More)
The intravascular use of the rapidly polymerizing acrylic compound, isobutyl 2-cyanoacrylate (IBC), in 10 patients with intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is described. The monomer was introduced into each malformation at craniotomy using angiographic control and microvascular dissection technique to identify, isolate, and inject the major… (More)
INTRODUCTION A common drawback of many anticancer therapies is non-specificity in action of killing. We investigated the potential of ultra-low intensity and frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) to kill breast cancer cells. Our criteria to accept this technology as a potentially valid therapeutic approach were: 1) cytotoxicity to breast cancer… (More)
The pressure-volume relationship of brain elasticity was determined in 32 patients during servo-controlled variable-rate lumbar infusions to measure net cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) absorptive capacity. Several indices were used to estimate ventricular size from computerized tomography scans. The results show a linear relationship between ventricular size and… (More)