Phillip Douglas Purdy

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The goals of this study were to evaluate brain activation in patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and controls while performing a working memory (WM) task. Eleven AD patients, ten MCI subjects, and nine controls underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while performing a visual WM task. Statistical(More)
Potential fields on the surface of the brain were estimated from discretely sampled scalp fields in human subjects. Relatively simple methods of linear algebra were combined with detailed anatomical information from magnetic resonance imaging. The method was verified using a tank model of the human head that encased a fully hydrated human skull in a polymer(More)
OBJECTIVE Guglielmi detachable coil embolization of cerebral aneurysms is becoming increasingly used to manage certain intracranial lesions based on aneurysm geometry, patient condition, and patient and surgeon preferences. Aneurysm recurrences or incomplete initial treatments are not uncommon, making repeat treatment necessary using either surgical or(More)
Catastrophic hyperemic states are known complications after the treatment of certain types of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). A case is presented in which a large AVM was preoperatively embolized and later resected. There was clear intra- and postoperative evidence of edema and hemorrhage, which resulted in a fatal outcome. Regional(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Wingspan is a self-expanding, microcatheter-delivered microstent specifically designed for the treatment of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease. Our aim was to discuss the effect of patient age and lesion location on in-stent restenosis (ISR) rates after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) with the(More)
OBJECTIVE A classification system developed to characterize in-stent restenosis (ISR) after coronary percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting was modified and applied to describe the appearance and distribution of ISR occurring after Wingspan (Boston Scientific, Fremont, CA) intracranial percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting. (More)
The management of extracranial carotid or vertebral artery pseudoaneurysms is controversial. Although some of these lesions resolve spontaneously, many clinicians opt to treat them with trapping procedures that result in vessel sacrifice. We describe two cases in which an intravascular stent was used to obliterate an aneurysm of the extracranial vertebral(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the feasibility of obtaining auditory cortex activation evoked by pure tones presented at threshold and suprathreshold hearing levels, to evaluate tonotopicity of the primary auditory cortex, and to determine the effect of stimulus intensity on auditory cortex activation using silent functional magnetic(More)
OBJECTIVES Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been used to investigate activation of the auditory cortex; however, assessment of activation in the subcortical auditory pathway has been challenging. The aim of this study was to examine neural correlates of cortical and subcortical auditory activation evoked by pure-tone stimulus using silent(More)
Because determination of neurologic integrity after severe limb trauma is crucial in patient care, the authors assessed magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as a tool to map denervated motor units of skeletal muscle in patients with traumatic peripheral neuropathy. Denervation was confirmed in 22 patients with use of electromyography, surgery, or both. MR(More)