John Deveikis

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PURPOSES We report our experience with sodium methohexital (Brevital) as an anesthetic used in the Wada test for language and memory in 86 epilepsy surgery patients (173 procedures). METHODS The methods are compared with those of the more commonly used anesthetic sodium amobarbital (Amytal). RESULTS Despite differences between the methohexital and(More)
Cardiac complications are well known after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Electrocardiographic changes occur in 50% to 100% of such cases. Arrhythmias, left ventricular dysfunction, and frank myocardial infarction are infrequently observed. Myocardial infarction must be differentiated from neurogenic stunned myocardium, which is a reversible condition.(More)
Cerebral vasculitis presenting with intracranial hemorrhage is a rare but known entity. We discuss here the case of a 61-year-old woman presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography showed vasculitic changes involving the small and medium-sized vessels. She also had a concomitant herpes zoster rash on her back. A 3-month follow-up angiogram(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The incidence of poor-grade (Hunt and Hess grade IV and V) subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is higher in elderly patients (>70 years) than in younger groups. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the outcome of these poor grade elderly patients after endovascular treatment. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Cerebral ischemia is the most worrisome perioperative complication of carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The stroke rate occurring with CEA is estimated to range from 2.3 to 6.3%. Numerous treatment options are available to the neurosurgeon in this scenario, although no "gold standard" exists. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 61-year-old woman(More)
Cerebral vasculitis presenting with intracranial hemorrhage is a rare but known entity. We discuss here the case of a 61-year-old woman presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography showed vasculitic changes involving the small and medium-sized vessels. She also had a concomitant herpes zoster rash on her back. A 3-month follow-up angiogram(More)
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