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Hypertension following carotid endarterectomy occurs frequently but is poorly understood. Its occurrence has been correlated with an increased incidence of neurologic complication. We identified those factors that correlate with an increased incidence of post-carotid endarterectomy hypertension. The records of 100 patients who underwent carotid… (More)
A new microelectrode implantation technique is described for recording electrical activity in the brains of awake, unrestrained small animals. The technique employs a miniature heating element and wax seal to enable movement of the microelectrode. Preliminary results in toads (Bufo americanus) are presented as an example of the technique.