Douglas J. McConnell

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In the fall of 1999, the Institute of Medicine released "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System," a sobering report on the safety of the American healthcare industry. This work and others like it have ushered in an era where the science of quality assurance has quickly become an integral facet of the practice of medicine. One critical component of(More)
This article describes a straightforward method to measure the dimensions and identify morphological variations in the cerebral arterial circle using the general-purpose software program Osiris. This user-friendly and portable program displays, manipulates, and analyzes medical digital images, and it has the capability to determine morphometric properties(More)
Stroke therapy has been revolutionized in the past two decades with the widespread implementation of chemical thrombolysis for acute stroke. However, chemical thrombolysis continues to be limited in its efficacy secondary to relatively short time windows and a high associated risk of hemorrhage. In an attempt to minimize hemorrhagic complications and extend(More)
In recent years, endovascular self-expanding stents have become a viable option for neurointerventionalists treating acute ischemic stroke. Timely intervention for stroke could mean the difference between complete recovery and significant morbidity or death. Since 2006, a handful of clinical trials have demonstrated the potential of self-expanding stents in(More)
BACKGROUND Intravascular stents have been applied to treat a variety of pathophysiologic conditions. With advances in stent design and delivery, stenting has become a viable treatment option in neurovascular disease. Recently, intracranial arterial stenting has received increasing interest as a modality to rapidly and effectively recanalize affected vessels(More)
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