Mark A Sloan

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Vasospasm is the leading cause of death and disability in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) can detect the arterial narrowing noninvasively, but the sensitivity and specificity of this technique have not been reported in a population of patients with a high frequency of angiographic vasospasm.(More)
We assessed the prevalence of recurrent vasospasm following failure of intra-arterial papaverine and the efficacy of repeat intra-arterial infusions of papaverine for control of recurrent vasospasm. Of 24 patients treated with intra-arterial papaverine for vasospasm following aneurysm surgery, 12 did not improve clinically after the initial treatment; 9(More)
Investigators have tried to limit ischemic cerebral infarct size by pharmacologic and surgical means with mixed results. Thrombolytic (fibrinolytic) therapy has been used in the past with unfavorable outcome. With advances in clinical and radiologic assessment and new knowledge of the pathophysiology of brain ischemia, thrombolytic therapy has now become a(More)
The eye of Aplysia has been used to explore various aspects of circadian rhythms. The authors discovered that age has profound effects on the circadian rhythm of nerve impulses from the eye. With age, there was a significant decrease in the amplitude of the rhythm. The decrease appeared to be continuous over the life span of the animal and was observed both(More)
Self-expandable metal esophageal stents (SEMS) are used to provide symptomatic relief of dysphagia, particularly in cancer patients. The advancement of covered SEMS stents has decreased the rate of tumor in-growth complications, unfortunately with the cost of increased migration rates. Complications involving both the airway and gastrointestinal tract have(More)
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