Jeremy S Wetzel

Learn More
Dopamine increases in the nucleus accumbens after ethanol administration in rats, but the contributions of the core and shell subregions to this response are unclear. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of various doses of i.v. ethanol infusions on dopamine in these two subregions of the nucleus accumbens. Male Long-Evans rats were infused(More)
BACKGROUND Ethanol self-administration has been shown to increase dopamine in the nucleus accumbens; however, dopamine levels in the accumbal subregions (core, shell, and core-shell border) have not yet been measured separately in this paradigm. This study was designed to determine if dopamine responses during operant ethanol self-administration are similar(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has high morbidity, and hematoma enlargement (HE) causes worse outcome. Thrombelastography (TEG) measures the dynamics of clot formation and dissolution, and might be useful for assessing bleeding risk. We used TEG to detect changes in clotting in patients with and without HE after ICH. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND Thromboelastography measures the dynamics of coagulation. There are limited data about thromboelastography in acute ischemic stroke other than a single study from 1974 suggesting that acute ischemic stroke patients are hypercoagulable. There have been no studies of thromboelastography in the thrombolytic era despite its potential usefulness as a(More)
OBJECTIVE Platelet reactivity may be important in the management of patients with stroke. However, degree of platelet reactivity has not been correlated with Thrombelastography (TEG(®)) parameters in stroke. We sought to detect a correlation between TEG(®) values and clot platelet reactivity in ex vivo clots of stroke patients. METHODS We collected venous(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Iodinated contrast agents used for computed tomography angiography (CTA) may alter fibrin fiber characteristics and decrease fibrinolysis by tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Thromboelastography (TEG) measures the dynamics of coagulation and correlates with thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke patients. We hypothesized that(More)
Thrombelastography (TEG) measures coagulation in venous blood. We hypothesized that TEG, by reflecting clot subtype and ex vivo fibrinolysis, might predict fibrinolytic response to tPA as reflected by rapid clinical improvement or hemorrhagic transformation of the infarct. 171 acute ischemic stroke patients treated with tPA were prospectively enrolled.(More)
  • 1