Hongwei Cheng

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BACKGROUND Although intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is recommended by the Brain Trauma Foundation, any benefits remain controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of ICP monitoring on the mortality of and functional outcomes in patients with severe diffuse TBI. METHODS Data were collected(More)
OBJECTIVE The outcome of decompressive craniectomy (DC) for severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) patients with fixed dilated pupils (FDPs) is not clear. The objective of this study was to validate the outcome of DC in sTBI patients with FDPs. PATIENTS We retrospectively collected data from 207 sTBI patients with FDPs during the time period of May 4,(More)
Patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) are predisposed to develop central nervous system tumors, due to the loss of neurofibromin, an inactivator of proto-oncogene Ras. However, to our knowledge, only three cases of ependymomas with NF1 have been reported in the literature. The authors present a case of NF1 patient with a spinal cord ependymoma. She was(More)
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