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OBJECTIVE To formulate management guidelines for blunt vertebral arterial injury (BVI). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Compared with carotid arterial injuries, BVIs have been considered innocuous. Although screening for BVI has been advocated, particularly in patients with cervical spine injuries, the appropriate therapy of lesions is controversial. METHODS In(More)
OBJECT Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is well known to affect adversely patients with head injury. In contrast, the variables associated with ICP following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and their impact on outcome have been less intensely studied. METHODS In this retrospective study the authors reviewed a prospective observational(More)
Fifty-four infected femoral artery false aneurysms resulting from chronic drug addiction were managed surgically with an 11% amputation rate and no mortality. Angiography localized the arterial segment involved, which in turn influenced the type of operation performed. Twenty-six aneurysms of anatomically isolated femoral artery segments were ligated and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to elicit a better understanding of the presentation of acute appendicitis in pregnancy and to clarify diagnostic dilemmas reported in the literature. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed 66,993 consecutive deliveries from 1986 to 1995 by a computer program. Selected records were reviewed for gestational age; signs and(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebral angiography performed after aneurysm surgery can identify causes of morbidity and mortality that may be corrected. The risks and benefits of angiography that is performed after aneurysm surgery, however, have not been clearly defined. We therefore reviewed our experience with postoperative angiography to determine its dangers and(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that balloon angioplasty is superior to papaverine infusion for the treatment of proximal anterior circulation arterial vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Between 1989 and 1995, 125 vasospastic distal internal carotid artery or proximal middle cerebral artery vessel segments were(More)
Isolation of Candida albicans from the vaginal secretions of pregnant women occurs with an incidence of 5-23%. Intrauterine infection caused by Candida during pregnancy is relatively rare; only 81 cases, all diagnosed after delivery, have been reported. We report six cases of candidal chorioamnionitis diagnosed by amniocentesis and confirmed by histologic(More)