Heng-Li Tian

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This study sought to describe and evaluate any relationship between D-dimer values and progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). In patients with TBI, plasma D-dimer was measured while a computed tomography (CT) scan was conducted as soon as the patient was admitted to the emergency department. A series of other clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Posttraumatic hydrocephalus is a common complication of head injury. However, hydrocephalus after tSAH has seldom been addressed. We present this clinical study to determine the incidence of hydrocephalus and analyze the risk factors for developing hydrocephalus in patients with tSAH. METHODS A consecutive series of 301 patients with tSAH were(More)
Posttraumatic cerebral infarction (PTCI) is a severe secondary insult of head injury and often leads to a poor prognosis. Hemocoagulation disorder is recognized to have important effects on hemorrhagic or ischemic damages. We sought to assess if posttraumatic hemocoagulation disorders were associated with cerebral infarction, and evaluate their influence on(More)
We examined the incidence and timing of posttraumatic cerebral infarction (PTCI) and provide predictive factors for the development of PTCI in patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. Three hundred and fifty-three consecutive patients with moderate or severe head trauma were retrospectively reviewed to determine the incidence and timing of(More)
BACKGROUND Reports on the risk factors for combined craniocervical spine injury in comatose patients are rare. The incidence of concomitant cervical injury in comatose patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) was determined herein. METHODS One thousand twenty-six comatose patients with TBI were examined. The clinical characteristics of combined(More)
Glibenclamide is a hypoglycemic drug that is widely used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM II), but it also plays a protective role following injury to the central nervous system (CNS). However, the precise mechanisms underlying its neuroprotective actions remain to be elucidated. Therefore, the present study evaluated the effects of(More)
PURPOSE To discuss the repeated CT scanning in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to identify the conditions under which this approach is necessary. METHODS One hundred and seventy-one patients who suffered TBI but were not surgically treated were divided into two groups: the routine-repeat CT group (n = 89) and the non-routine-repeat CT group(More)
Progressive epidural hematoma (PEDH) after head injury is often observed on serial computerized tomography (CT) scans. Recent advances in imaging modalities and treatment might affect its incidence and outcome. In this study, PEDH was observed in 9.2% of 412 head trauma patients in whom two CT scans were obtained within 24 hours of injury, and in a majority(More)
To explore the changes of endostatin (a strong anti-angiogenesis factor) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the brain tissues of rabbits following cerebral ischemia induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Twenty-four New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 5 groups: control (n = 5), sham-operation (n = 4), 2-hour(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who also have progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI), have a higher risk of clinical deterioration and worse outcomes than do TBI patients without PHI. Therefore, the early prediction of PHI occurrence is useful to evaluate the status of patients with TBI and to improve(More)