Darlene Martin

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We report 28 patients with nonsurgical intracranial aneurysms referred by neurosurgeons for endovascular treatment using platinum detachable coils (GDC, Target Therapeutics, Fremont, Calif., USA). Because of unfavourable anatomical features or failed hyperselective catheterisation, 4 patients were not treated. In the other 24 patients (26 aneurysms)(More)
Risk factors for primary cerebral hemorrhage remain uncertain. The population-based Stroke Registry of Dijon provides data on the risk factors. Among residents of Dijon (France), 130 cases of primary cerebral hemorrhage hospitalized from 1985 to 1992 were matched with 130 controls by age and sex. The following data were collected: history of hypertension,(More)
Neurological injury to the lumbosacral plexus associated with pelvic and sacral fractures has traditionally been treated conservatively, despite significant and often debilitating functional deficits of the lower extremities. The authors report a case of reconstruction of the lumbosacral plexus, including nerve grafting to restore lower-extremity function(More)
We performed proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) in three patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to evaluate the distribution and extent of cortical neuronal damage as demonstrated by decreased N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA) levels. We examined primary motor (precentral gyrus) and parietal neocortical (superior parietal gyrus) regions. ALS(More)
We report four cases of progressive thalamic atrophy following ipsilateral cerebral infarction in the territory of the middle cerebral artery in neonates, with prospective radiological and clinical follow-up. This type of atrophy appears within 6 months after the onset of cerebral infarction. In the short term, this atrophy has no action on sensory and(More)
A case of a chondroblastoma of the skull-base associated with a persistent hypoglossal artery (PHA) is presented. Neuroradiological findings of the PHA and the tumour are reported. The existence of a carotico-basilar communication such as a PHA should be recognized prior to skull base surgery because of the potential risk of cerebral ischemia.
OBJECTIVE The somatostatin analog octreotide has been demonstrated to improve optic tract compression caused by pituitary macroadenomas within hours of its administration and/or reduce tumor size in some patients. We report the results of a prospective multicenter study of the effects of octreotide on visual function and tumor size in patients with(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was twofold: 1) to determine the sensitivity and specificity of computer-derived density spectral array in detecting analog electroencephalographic (EEG) ischemic pattern changes during carotid artery cross-clamping in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy; and 2) to assess the ability of density spectral array to(More)