Johnny C Pryor

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We measured the temporal evolution of the T2 and diffusion tensor imaging parameters after transient and permanent cerebral middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) in macaques, and compared it to standard histological analysis at the study end point. METHODS Stroke was created in adult male macaques by occluding a middle cerebral(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular therapy is increasingly being used for the treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Our purpose was to determine the risk of adverse outcomes after contemporary endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States. Patient, treating physician, and hospital characteristics were tested as(More)
OBJECTIVE At many centers, patients undergo both computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). This practice negates most of the advantages of CTA, and it renders the risks and disadvantages of the two techniques additive. Previous reports in the literature have assessed the sensitivity and specificity of CTA compared(More)
OBJECTIVE Embolization is an important therapeutic modality in the multidisciplinary management of arteriovenous malformations (AVM); however, prior series have reported a wide variability in overall complication rates caused by embolization (10-50% neurological deficit, 1-4% mortality). In this study, we reviewed our experience with AVM embolization and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although several recent studies have suggested that the incidence of vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is lower in patients undergoing aneurysmal coiling as compared with clipping, other studies have had conflicting results. We reviewed our experience over 8 years and assessed whether clipping, craniotomy, or coiling affects(More)
PURPOSE To study the spontaneous low-frequency blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) functional MRI (fMRI) signal fluctuations during hyperacute focal cerebral ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A stroke model in nonhuman primates (macaques) was used in this study. Spontaneous fluctuations were recorded using a series of gradient-recalled echo (GRE)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Onyx was recently approved for the treatment of pial arteriovenous malformations, but its use to treat dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) is not yet well established. We now report on the treatment of intracranial DAVFs using this nonadhesive liquid embolic agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 12(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Papaverine is the primary intra-arterial (IA) treatment for vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); however, is it limited in effect and by adverse effects. We prospectively studied the use of IA nicardipine as a treatment for vasospasm. METHODS Over 12 months, all patients with SAH who required interventional(More)
OBJECTIVE Our practice has been to heparinize patients for cerebral aneurysm coiling even after recent external ventriculostomy drain (EVD) placement. The current medical literature cites a 12.5% symptomatic hemorrhage rate with heparinization after recent EVD placement. We reviewed our experience to determine our level of safety with this practice. (More)
BACKGROUND Aneurysm recanalization is a significant problem in coil-treated intracranial aneurysms. We hypothesize ruptured aneurysms are more likely to demonstrate this phenomenon than unruptured aneurysms. METHODS This was a retrospective study over 4 years. Initial and follow-up angiography results were reviewed and aneurysm obliteration was(More)