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Arachnoid cysts of the middle cranial fossa are probably not so infrequent as previously thought. Twenty-five cases are reported together with the most relevant clinical and radiological findings. The authors emphasize the importance of computerized tomography (CT) in providing pre- and postoperative anatomical and physiopathological information. The(More)
OBJECTIVES This study conducted a prospective, single-arm, multicenter trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed, low-dose fibrinolysis, using the EkoSonic Endovascular System (EKOS, Bothell, Washington). BACKGROUND Systemic fibrinolysis for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) reduces cardiovascular collapse but(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared adherence to unfractionated heparin (UFH) 2 or 3 times daily prophylaxis orders versus low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) once daily orders. Our goals were to determine which strategy demonstrated the best adherence in terms of timing and frequency of dose administration, and to determine reasons for ordered heparin not being(More)
PURPOSE Up to 15% of clinician-ordered doses of injectable pharmacological prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolism are not administered. Patient refusal accounts for nearly 50% of these omitted doses. We conducted a prospective cohort study to determine whether a patient education program would improve medication adherence to clinician-ordered(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to identify correlates of Thrombolysis In Mycocardial Infarction (TIMI) major/minor bleeding among eptifibatide-treated patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Evaluation of bleeding predictors among patients treated with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibition might aid in the identification of(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a poorly understood complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The objective of our analysis was to profile DVT patients with and without CKD. We defined CKD as patients requiring dialysis or patients having nephrotic syndrome. We compared 268 patients with CKD (184 patients with dialysis-dependent renal disease and 84 with(More)
The authors report the case of a patient with an apparently minor head injury in whom broader indications for computed tomographic (CT) scanning allowed the early detection and treatment of an acute bilateral extradural hematoma. CT scanning of adult patients with linear skull fractures should be done whenever possible.