Juha Jääskeläinen

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OBJECTIVE To compare carbon 11-labeled Pittsburgh Compound B ([11C]PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) findings in patients with and without Alzheimer disease lesions in frontal cortical biopsy specimens. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of [11C]PiB PET findings in patients with or without beta-amyloid (Abeta) aggregates in frontal cortical biopsy(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, as compared with intraoperative cortical mapping, for identification of the central sulcus. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients (six men, nine women; age range, 25-58 years) with a lesion near the primary sensorimotor cortex (13 gliomas, one(More)
Saccular intracranial aneurysms are balloon-like dilations of the intracranial arterial wall; their hemorrhage commonly results in severe neurologic impairment and death. We report a second genome-wide association study with discovery and replication cohorts from Europe and Japan comprising 5,891 cases and 14,181 controls with approximately 832,000(More)
We studied 12 patients with brain tumors in the vicinity of the sensorimotor region to provide a preoperative three-dimensional visualization of the functional anatomy of the rolandic cortex. We also evaluated the role of cortex-muscle coherence analysis and anatomical landmarks in identifying the sensorimotor cortex. The functional landmarks were based on(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior communicating artery complex is the most frequent site of intracranial aneurysms in most reported series. Anterior communicating artery aneurysms are the most complex aneurysms of the anterior circulation due to the angioarchitecture and flow dynamics of the ACoA region, frequent anatomical variations, deep interhemispheric location, and(More)
BACKGROUND Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, almost always from saccular intracranial aneurysm (sIA), is a devastating form of stroke that affects the working-age population. Cellular and molecular mechanisms predisposing to the rupture of the sIA wall are largely unknown. This knowledge would facilitate the design of novel diagnostic tools and therapies(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Common variants have been identified using genome-wide association studies which contribute to intracranial aneurysms (IA) susceptibility. However, it is clear that the variants identified to date do not account for the estimated genetic contribution to disease risk. METHODS Initial analysis was performed in a discovery sample of(More)
Microneurosurgical techniques introduced by Prof Yasargil in the 1960s have increased the neurosurgeon's ability to operate in small and often very narrow and deep gaps. Microneurosurgical techniques-ensuring an almost bloodless field and mostly obviating need for transfusion-should be atraumatic and noninvasive to the already lesioned central nervous(More)
Are spinal schwannomas as benign as we think? To what extent do patients recover? Are patients prone to develop late complications such as cystic myelopathy or symptomatic spinal deformity? Is their life expectancy compromised? In an effort to answer these questions, the authors analyzed the long-term outcome for 187 patients from one neurosurgical(More)
BACKGROUND Distal middle cerebral artery aneurysms originate from branches of MCA distal to its main bifurcation or the peripheral branches. Distal middle cerebral artery aneurysms are the least frequently seen among the middle cerebral artery aneurysms. The purpose of this article is to review the practical anatomy, preoperative planning, and avoidance of(More)