Radha Arunkumar

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BACKGROUND For many years, dissecting aneurysms of the intracranial vertebral artery were believed to be quite rare. In recent years, because vascular disorders have been studied more thoroughly by three dimensional-computed tomography (3D-CT), angiographically and pathologically, these aneurysms are being reported with more frequency. METHODS Among the(More)
Bradykinin, an endogenous nonapeptide and an important mediator of inflammation, is also implicated in the initiation and maintenance of pain. Both des-Arg(8), Leu(8)-bradykinin (dALBK) and HOE-140, the prototypic bradykinin B1 and B2 receptor antagonists, respectively, have been shown to reduce pain behaviors and inflammation in animal models of persistent(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have examined the impact of anesthetics on cancer recurrence. Isoflurane but not desflurane has protumoral effects. We hypothesize the use of isoflurane but not desflurane during surgery for primary GBM is an independent predictor of disease progression and mortality. METHODS 378 adult patients were included in the study. The(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have examined the association between hyperglycemia in the first 10 to 12 weeks following surgery and postoperative survival in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients. We hypothesize that episodes of hyperglycemia before, during and/or following surgery for primary GBM are independent predictors of disease progression and(More)
Cohort studies have suggested that the use of statins is associated with decreased risk of glioma formation and mortality. Here, a cohort of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) was analyzed to further investigate associations between preoperative use of statins and recurrence, and progression free and overall survival. Patients who had surgery for(More)
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) initiatives in the fields of gastrointestinal and pelvic surgery have contributed to improved postoperative functional status for patients and decreased length of stay. A similar comprehensive protocol is lacking for patients undergoing craniotomy for tumor resection. A literature search was performed using PubMed.(More)
This manuscript describes the design, characterization, and operational range of a test stand and high-output aerosol generator developed to evaluate the performance of 30 x 30 x 29 cm(3) nuclear grade high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters under variable, highly controlled conditions. The test stand system is operable at volumetric flow rates(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical approach to basilar bifurcation aneurysms is a complicated procedure, especially with those located high in the interpeduncular cistern. We have developed a surgical approach to these aneurysms involving only a small anterior temporal craniotomy and detachment of the zygomatic arch. METHODS The skin incision is placed 5 mm below(More)
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