OBJECTIVE In this report, we evaluate the recurrence- and progression-free survival of patients with meningiomas involving the cavernous sinus. METHODS The rates of tumor recurrence and progression in 119 patients with meningiomas involving the cavernous sinus treated between 1983 and 1993 were analyzed. RESULTS The mean follow-up period was 33.8… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The great variability of outcome seen in stroke patients has led to an interest in identifying predictors of outcome. The combination of clinical and imaging variables as predictors of stroke outcome in a multivariable risk adjustment model may be more powerful than either alone. The purpose of this study was to determine the… (More)
Modern life-sustaining therapy often succeeds in postponing death but may be ineffective at restoring health. Decisions that influence the time and circumstances of an individual's death are now common and require an accurate and comprehensive characterization of likely outcome. Evaluation of alternative outcomes requires acknowledgement that most patients… (More)
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Among 624 consecutive admissions to a medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU), we identified 289 patients admitted for concentrated nursing care and intensive monitoring of whom only 44 (15%) received active treatment before discharge. Within this group were 82 patients admitted after uncomplicated elective neurosurgery. Only 1 of these patients required… (More)
OBJECTIVE The high cost and scarcity of intensive care unit (ICU) beds has resulted in a need for improved utilization. This study describes the characteristics of patients who are admitted to the ICU for neurosurgical and neurological care, identifies patients who might receive all or most of their care in an intermediate care unit, and describes the… (More)