Daniel Pierce Hsu

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy (IAT) for acute ischemic stroke receive either general anesthesia (GA) or conscious sedation. GA may delay time to treatment, whereas conscious sedation may result in patient movement and compromise the safety of the procedure. We sought to determine whether there were differences in safety(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular techniques are frequently employed to treat large artery occlusion in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We sought to determine the predictors and clinical impact of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) after endovascular therapy. METHODS Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients presenting to 13 high volume stroke centers with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MR imaging of moving patients can be challenging and motion correction techniques have been proposed though some have associated new artifacts. The objective of this study was to semiquantitatively compare brain MR images of moving patients obtained at 1.5T by using partially radial and rectilinear acquisition techniques. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize and classify the evidence for the use of endovascular techniques in the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Recommendations previously published by the American Heart Association (AHA) (Guidelines for the early management of adults with ischemic stroke (Circulation 2007) and Scientific statement indications for(More)
BACKGROUND Despite some limitations, a perfusion/diffusion mismatch can provide a working estimate of the ischemic penumbra in hyperacute stroke and has successfully been used to triage patients. PURPOSE To evaluate whether the addition of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to clinical and non-contrast computed tomography (CT) data alters diagnosis and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Multichannel phased-array head coils are undergoing exponential escalation of coil element numbers. While previous technical studies have found gains in SNR and spatial resolution with the addition of element coils, it remains to be determined how these gains affect clinical reading. The purpose of this clinical study was to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) worldwide represents one of the most prevalent causes of stroke. When severe, studies show that it has a very high risk for recurrent stroke, highlighting the need for effective preventative strategies. The mainstay of treatment has been medical therapy and is of critical importance in all(More)
A performance improvement project was instituted at our facility to standardize pediatric inpatient asthma care by instituting an asthma clinical pathway (ACP). Formal asthma education and standardized postdischarge follow-up plans for all asthma inpatients were initiated. Patients treated by following the ACP were compared against historically similar(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to present our experience using multimodality interventional radiologic techniques for the treatment of cancer-related pain across a spectrum of abnormalities. CONCLUSION Percutaneous imaging-guided thermal ablation has emerged as a safe and efficacious treatment for painful osseous metastases. The implementation(More)