Gilberto Branco

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We describe a patient with an ectatic basilar artery in whom MRI showed marked indentation of the floor of the third ventricle and backward displacement of the midbrain, probably causing aqueduct stenosis. It appeared likely that the associated hydrocephalus was due not only to any “water-hammer” effect, but also to occlusion of the aqueduct.
Optical methods provide a means of monitoring cerebral oxygenation in newborn infants at risk of brain injury. A 32-channel optical imaging system has been developed with the aim of reconstructing three-dimensional images of regional blood volume and oxygenation. Full image data sets were acquired from 14 out of 24 infants studied; successful images have(More)
We report a dural arteriovenous shunt on the superior petrosal sinus at the origin of the petrosal vein, and its treatment. This is the first report of transvenous embolisation of such a shunt through the contralateral occipital and transverse sinuses. It was possible to achieve complete obliteration of the superior petrosal sinus shunt by coils and(More)
I formulated an alternative explanation for the origin of the signal in diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) and tested it in a simple experimental model using gelatin. My findings indicate that the signal in DWI is influenced by the passage of water from the sol to the gel state, independently of the presence of cell structures or membrane-dependent diffusion.
Optical methods provide a means of monitoring cerebral oxygenation in newborn infants at risk of brain injury. A 32 channel optical imaging system has been developed with the aim of reconstructing three dimensional images of regional blood volume and oxygenation. Full image data sets were acquired from 14 out of 24 infants studied; successful images have(More)
This work presents a new perspective for fluorescence signal detection using specific optics on Lab-on-Chip devices. An apparatus was designed and implemented in order to assess the performance of a fluorescence technique using different detection spot configurations, using the chip itself as a waveguide for illumination. The experiments conducted(More)
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