Jetan Badhiwala

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IMPORTANCE Endovascular intervention for acute ischemic stroke improves revascularization. But trials examining endovascular therapy yielded variable functional outcomes, and the effect of endovascular intervention among subgroups needs better definition. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between endovascular mechanical thrombectomy and clinical(More)
OBJECT Information pertaining to the natural history of intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations (ISCCMs) and patient outcomes after surgery is scarce. To evaluate factors associated with favorable outcomes for patients with surgically and conservatively managed ISCCMs, the authors performed a systematic review and metaanalysis of the literature.(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal extent of surgical resection (EOR) of high-grade gliomas (HGGs) remains uncertain in the elderly given the unclear benefits and potentially higher rates of mortality and morbidity associated with more extensive degrees of resection. METHODS We undertook a meta-analysis according to a predefined protocol and systematically searched(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuroendoscopic techniques for biopsy of intraventricular tumors are increasingly used, although published data have demonstrated a wide range of outcomes. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the diagnostic yield, morbidity, and mortality of neuroendoscopic biopsy. METHODS Medline and Embase were searched for(More)
High-grade gliomas are the most common type of primary malignant brain/CNS tumor. There have been only modest advances in surgical techniques, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for high-grade gliomas over the past several decades. None of these have provided a major improvement in survival for patients. Recently, immunotherapy has been explored for the(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical spine clearance protocols are controversial for unconscious patients after blunt traumatic injury and negative findings on computed tomography (CT). PURPOSE To review evidence about the utility of different cervical spine clearance protocols in excluding significant cervical spine injury after negative CT results in obtunded adults(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the presence and popularity of neurosurgical departments, journals, and nonprofit organizations on 3 major social networks. METHODS A systematic 2-pronged search strategy was used in June 2015 to identify all accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube that were relevant to neurosurgery. Online search was conducted by 2 independent(More)
Previous studies indicate pathophysiological and epidemiological parallels between osteonecrosis (ON) and thromboembolism (TE), two common treatment-related morbidities in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). To elucidate risk factors for ON and explore the relationship between ON and TE, we undertook a retrospective study of children (n = 208) with ALL.(More)
BACKGROUND Social media plays an increasingly important role in dissemination of knowledge and raising awareness of selected topics among the general public and the academic community. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between social media metrics and academic indices of neurosurgical programs and journals. METHODS A 2-step online search was(More)
BACKGROUND Septal deviation is a condition of high prevalence, which ranges from 22% in newborns to 90% in adults. Surgical intervention is frequently considered in the management of patients with symptoms. Although many surgeons prefer either the endoscopic or the open approach to septoplasty, there is an ongoing debate regarding comparative outcomes(More)