Firas Al-Ali

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Medical treatment of symptomatic intracranial stenosis carries a high risk of stroke. This study was done to evaluate the clinical and angiographic outcomes after intracranial angioplasty for this disease. METHODS A total of 120 patients with 124 intracranial stenoses were treated by primary angioplasty. All patients had neurologic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The use of bare metal stents to treat symptomatic intracranial stenosis may be associated with significant restenosis rates. The advent of drug-eluting stents (DESs) in the coronary circulation has resulted in a reduction of restenosis rates. We report our technical success rate and short-term restenosis rates after stenting with DESs(More)
Sir, A 6-month-old girl with multiple congenital anomalies was referred to our hospital with sepsis and recurrent abdominal distention. Serial daily abdomen films showed the liver alternating its position in the abdomen, first in the right upper quadrant (Fig. 1 a), then in the left (Fig. 1 b). Right and left lateral decubitus films confirmed that the liver(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is important to try to clarify the methodology of vertebroplasty such as amount of cement needed, how many needles to use and the significance of cement extravasation. This prospective study evaluated the potential of vertebroplasty to increase the likelihood of an adjacent vertebral compression fracture (VCF) 1 year or less after(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)
The number of computers in use has increased dramatically in the last decade. Computers are now a crucial element in how we are entertained, educated, and how we do business. A natural result of this growth is a resultant increase in the desire and need for computers to communicate with each other. Network hosts and network infrastructures have historically(More)
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 AND PURPOSE Intracranial angioplasty and stent placement are used to treat intracranial atherosclerotic disease. The 2 interventions have not been directly compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a single-center, single-operator registry of consecutive, symptomatic subjects receiving treatment (angioplasty, BMS, or WS, chosen based on safety(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The WASID study established the risk of subsequent ischemic stroke at 1 year in subjects with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (70%-99%) at 18%. The efficacy of different methods of endovascular revascularization in stroke prevention still has not been established. We compared the stroke rate in our registry at 1 year(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)