P M Shedden

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Evidence from models of traumatic brain injury implicates excitotoxicity as an integral process in the ultimate neuronal damage that follows. Concentrations of the excitatory amino acid glutamate were serially measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with traumatic brain injuries and in control patients for comparison. The purpose of the study(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between neurologic function, using a quantitative measurement of continuous somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), and intracranial pressure (ICP) following traumatic brain injury. During a 6 year period, severely head-injured patients with a Glascow Coma Scale < or = 8 who were not moribund were(More)
We present a patient with an intramuscular pelvic arteriovenous malformation that was initially diagnosed as a tumor of the sciatic nerve sheath. Endovascular embolization, attempted as a preoperative maneuver, was complicated by diffuse pulmonary emboli and death. To our knowledge, this is the first such reported case. Its presentation here broadens the(More)
We have analyzed predictors of mortality following closed head injury in a series of 1,031 consecutive patients with closed head injury admitted to hospital from January 1986 through December 1990. All patients were treated in a uniform manner and surgical intervention was performed as soon as possible in patients with intracranial mass lesions. Logistic(More)
Secondary neurulation is the morphogenetic process whereby the caudal segments of the neural tube are derived from cells in the embryonic tail bud. Comparative studies have demonstrated similar characteristics in the mechanism of secondary neurulation among tailless species, which are thought to be due to the evolutionary reduction in tail length (Hughes(More)
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