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Erythropoietin Therapy for Acute Stroke Is Both Safe and Beneficial
BackgroundErythropoietin (EPO) and its receptor play a major role in embryonic brain, are weakly expressed in normal postnatal/adult brain and up-regulated upon metabolic stress. EPO protects neuronsExpand
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Exploring recombinant human erythropoietin in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis.
The neurodegenerative aspects of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) have received increasing attention in recent years, since anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive treatment strategiesExpand
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Serum Tau Protein Level as a Marker of Axonal Damage in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Biochemical markers of brain damage, e.g. ischemic stroke, should reflect the volume of irreversibly damaged brain parenchyma and the clinical outcome in a single patient in order to allow estimationExpand
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Brain oxygen tension and outcome in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
OBJECT Poor outcome is common after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Clinical studies suggest that cerebral hypoxia after traumatic brain injury is associated with poor outcome. In thisExpand
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Placement of venous stents: clinical experience with a self-expanding prosthesis.
A self-expanding vascular prosthesis was used to treat 20 venous stenoses or occlusions in 13 patients. The lesions were caused by tumor (n = 5), postoperative fibrous scars (n = 2), and chronicExpand
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Hemoglobin Concentration and Cerebral Metabolism in Patients With Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Background and Purpose— The optimal hemoglobin (Hgb) target after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is not precisely known. We sought to examine the threshold of Hgb concentration associated with anExpand
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Iatrogenic Vascular Complications Associated With External Ventricular Drain Placement: A Report of 8 Cases and Review of the Literature
BACKGROUND: Placement of an external ventricular drain (EVD) is a commonly performed and often lifesaving procedure. Although hemorrhage is one of the commonest complications associated with theExpand
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Brain tissue oxygen practice guidelines using the LICOX CMP monitoring system.
When a new technology is introduced it is important to empower the bedside practitioner with a resource tool that outlines the purpose, placement procedure, technology application guidelines, andExpand
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Patient Transport and Brain Oxygen in Comatose Patients
OBJECTIVETransport of critically ill intensive care unit patients may be hazardous. We examined whether brain oxygen (brain tissue oxygen partial pressure [PbtO2]) is influenced by transport to andExpand
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Dural cavernous angioma of the posterior sagittal sinus: case report.
BACKGROUND Extraaxial cavernous hemangiomas (cavernomas) are very rare lesions, and less than 20 descriptions of these lesions outside the middle fossa have been reported. In this report, we describeExpand
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