Quoc-Anh Thai

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Radiation-induced changes in the parietal cortex of Wistar rats were observed at various time points after gamma surgery. Maximum dosages of 50, 75, and 120 Gy were given at the iso-center of the radiation using a 4-mm collimator. Conventional histochemical and immunocytochemical analyses, and computer-assisted videomicroscopy were utilized to examine(More)
OBJECTIVE Experimental evidence suggests that intercellular adhesion molecule-1 mediated leukocyte extravasation contributes to the pathogenesis of cerebral vasospasm. Simvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, decreases intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression and competitively inhibits leukocyte intercellular adhesion molecule-1 binding. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Although an aneurysmal rupture typically presents on computed tomographic (CT) imaging as only subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), it may be associated with intraparenchymal hemorrhage (IPH), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), or subdural hemorrhage. On rare occasions, however, an aneurysmal rupture may present with IPH or IVH without SAH. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Decreased local availability of nitric oxide (NO) may mediate chronic vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Previous reports have shown that early treatment with NO prevents vasospasm in animals. We evaluated the efficacy of controlled-release polymers that contain the NO donor diethylenetriamine (DETA-NO) for the delayed(More)
  • K Jain, W C Lam, S Waheeb, Q Thai, J Heathcote
  • The British journal of ophthalmology
  • 2001
AIM To assess the ocular effect of interferon alfa 2b prescribed with ribavirin in patients undergoing therapy for chronic hepatitis C. METHODS 19 patients with chronic hepatitis C who satisfied the follow up criteria were assessed for ocular complications using slit lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy before, during, and after the treatment at(More)
OBJECTIVE Leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions appear to play a role in the development of vasospasm after SAH. Using a purely inflammatory protein, LPS, we evaluated the effect of inflammation on the development of chronic vasospasm in the absence of blood and compared it to SAH-induced vasospasm in rabbits. METHODS Lipopolysaccharide was incorporated(More)
OBJECTIVE Adhesion and migration of leukocytes into the periadventitial space play a role in the pathophysiology of vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 is a determinant cell adhesion molecule involved in this process. Ibuprofen has been shown to inhibit intercellular adhesion molecule-1 upregulation and prevent(More)
Lactacystin, a proteasome-inhibitor, has been shown to induce apoptosis of experimental gliomas in vitro. However, its systemic toxicity prevents further clinical use. To circumvent this problem, lactacystin can be delivered intratumorally. We tested the efficacy of lactacystin incorporated into controlled-release polymers for treating experimental gliomas.(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of large and high-grade (Spetzler-Martin III-V) AVMs remains a challenge. There is a paucity of literature addressing the efficacy of radiosurgery in this group. We retrospectively analyze our experience with repeat radiosurgery with such AVMs. METHODS Between 1989 and 2004, 14 patients with large and high-grade AVMs deemed to be(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the most common problems after frontosphenotemporal, or pterional, craniotomy is the marked depression of the frontozygomatic fossa caused by atrophy of the temporalis muscle. Although temporalis muscle reconstruction techniques have been proposed to prevent this problem, a definitive solution has not been achieved. We report the results of(More)