Juergen Bardutzky

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The potential neuroprotective effect of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) after glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in cell culture and after focal cerebral ischemia in rats was studied. We hypothesized the existence of the G-CSF receptor (G-CSFR) as a main G-CSF effector on neurons, and immunohistochemistry,(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) after focal cerebral ischemia reduces infarct size and improves outcome when applied early after stroke. Here, we evaluated effects of HBO on permanent focal cerebral ischemia and applied magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) monitoring to study lesion evolution. METHODS Rats underwent permanent middle cerebral artery(More)
Life-threatening, space-occupying brain edema occurs in up to 10% of patients with supratentorial infarcts and is traditionally associated with a high mortality rate of up to 80%. Management of these patients is currently being changed to an earlier and more aggressive treatment regimen. Early surgical decompression has recently been proven effective to(More)
We present 12 common polymorphisms in the coding part of the IL4 receptor gene, 5 of them leading to amino acid changes of the gene product. The IL4-receptor represents a membrane bound protein on T-cells binding the cytokine IL4 and mediating its effect. The polymorphisms and mutations described here might be useful to shed light on the structure and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is only limited knowledge on the time course of perihemorrhagic edema (PHE) after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We aimed to investigate the chronological PHE course and its relation to in-hospital mortality in a large retrospective ICH cohort. METHODS Patients with supratentorial ICH treated at our institution between 2006(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The objective was to analyze the feasibility of a lumbar drainage (LD) for a communicating malresorptive hydrocephalus in patients with supratentorial hemorrhage (intracerebral hemorrhage) accompanied by severe ventricular involvement (intraventricular hemorrhage) who required an external ventricular drain (EVD). METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Both intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) and lumbar drainage (LD) may reduce the need for exchange of external ventricular drainage (EVD) and shunt surgery in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage and severe intraventricular hemorrhage. We investigated the feasibility and safety of IVF followed by early LD for the treatment of(More)
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Several factors contribute to the deleterious effects of IVH, including direct mass effects of the ventricular blood clot on ependymal and subependymal brain structures, mechanical and inflammatory impairment of the Pacchioni(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prognosis of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) is poor because of the mass effect arising from the hematoma and the associated peri-hemorrhagic edema, leading to increased intracranial pressure. Because the efficacy of surgical and anti-edematous treatment strategies is limited, we investigated the effects of mild(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows perihemorrhagic edema (PHE) after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) with high contrast, but the procedure is often difficult or not available for clinical use. The aim of the present study was to establish and validate an observer independent method for quantification of PHE on computed tomography(More)