Peter 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)
This paper describes the results of somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) monitoring in 65 patients with severe head injury. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring data were available for 63 patients, and arterial-jugular oxygen content (AVDO2) data for 52 patients. Eighty-nine percent of patients with no SSEP activity beyond 50 msec post-stimulus in either(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)
OBJECT The authors conducted a retrospective study to examine data on rates of obliteration of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with use of various combinations of treatment modalities based on Gamma Knife surgery (GKS). The authors believe that this study is the first to report on patients treated with embolization followed by staged GKS. METHODS 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)
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)
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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