Firas Al-Ali

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We report on a patient with oligodendroglioma metastatic to bone, presenting with pancytopenia and fever 10 years after initial tumor resection. Our review of the literature showed a total of 30 reported extraneural metastases, with only 19 of these being similar cases of bone metastases. These bony lesions have increased signal intensity in T2-weighted and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increased recanalization rates in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, the percentage of patients with a good clinical outcome of all those treated has not risen above 50%. This 50% barrier may be broken by improving the criteria for treatment selection. This study investigated the addition of the capillary index score (CIS), a new(More)
We review the methods and results of Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke (SAMMPRIS) and provide a critical review of its strengths and limitations. In SAMMPRIS, the aggressive medical treatment arm (AMT arm) did substantially better than the Wingspan Stenting plus aggressive medical management arm (WS+ arm).(More)
Due to recent results from clinical intra-arterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke (IAT-AIS) trials such as the interventional management of stroke III, IAT-AIS and the merit of revascularization have been contested. Even though intra-arterial treatment (IAT) has been shown to improve revascularization rates, a corresponding increase in good outcomes(More)
The current strategy for intra-arterial treatment (IAT) of acute ischemic stroke focuses on minimizing time from ictus to revascularization and maximizing revascularization. Employing this strategy has yet to lead to improved rates of successful outcomes. However, the collateral blood supply likely plays a significant role in maintaining viable brain tissue(More)
Citation: Al-Ali F (2015) Editorial: Balloon and stent for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: a new trend for stroke prevention and management. It was the helium-filled balloons floating in the air during the 1959 International Workers' Day in Moscow that first inspired Dr. Serbinenko to navigate from the common carotid artery to the intracranial circulation(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The pathogenesis of spontaneous cervical artery dissections (sCAD) and its best medical treatment are debated. This may be due to a lack of clear classification of sCAD. We propose the new Borgess classification of sCAD, based on the presence or absence of intimal tear as depicted on imaging studies and effect on blood flow. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of the 6F Closer S device (Perclose; Redwood City, CA) versus manual compression to close arteriotomy sites after neurointerventional procedures in both virgin vessels and those previously treated with the device. METHODS This single-center, multiple-operator,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the loss of posterior teeth on the effectiveness of mastication. To evaluate this, chewing performance and occlusal contact area were investigated in 10 edentate subjects having implants stabilising a mandibular overdenture. A copy of the original lower denture was made for each subject, with removable(More)