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Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a subtype of stoke that may cause significant morbidity and mortality. Brain injury due to ICH initially occurs within the first few hours as a result of mass effect due to hematoma formation. However, there is increasing interest in the mechanisms of secondary brain injury as many patients continue to deteriorate(More)
OBJECT Rhabdoid glioblastoma (GB) is an exceedingly rare tumor in which some of the tumor cells possess rhabdoid features such as eccentric nuclei, abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, and pseudopapillary formations. These tumors are exceptionally aggressive, and leptomeningeal dissemination is common. In the 9 previously reported cases, the longest survival(More)
OBJECT There are a variety of treatment options for the management of vestibular schwannomas (VSs), including microsurgical resection, radiotherapy, and observation. Although the choice of treatment is dependent on various patient factors, physician bias has been shown to significantly affect treatment choice for VS. In this study the authors describe the(More)
Cavernous angiomas of the internal auditory canal (IAC) are rare. They are angiographically occult; and because the clinical symptoms are similar both in intracanalicular cavernous angiomas and acoustic tumors it had been difficult to differentiate pre-operatively both of these pathologies until the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Even nowadays(More)
The rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) of the fourth ventricle is a recently described, rare, and distinct tumor of the glioneuronal family. The presentation, natural history, and treatment response of these tumors has been unclear as there are no significant series of a sizeable population with long-term follow-up. We report a comprehensive analysis(More)
OBJECT On July 1, 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented duty-hour restrictions for resident physicians due to concerns for patient and resident safety. Though duty-hour restrictions have increased resident quality of life, studies have shown mixed results with respect to patient outcomes. In this study, the(More)
OBJECT The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented resident duty-hour restrictions on July 1, 2003, in concern for patient and resident safety. Whereas studies have shown that duty-hour restrictions have increased resident quality of life, there have been mixed results with respect to patient outcomes. In this study, the(More)
This study analyzed the impact of cytogenetic abnormalities on outcome of 1516 HLA-identical sibling bone marrow transplants for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in first remission reported to the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry by 188 centers. 708 patients (47%) had cytogenetic studies performed. Transplant outcome in these subjects was(More)
We determined whether a two-part space-conforming polyethylene glycol/dopa polymer-based gel promoted healing of contaminated wounds in mice. This silver-catalysed gel was previously developed to be broadly microbiocidal in vitro while being biocompatible with human wound cell functioning. Full-thickness wounds were created on the backs of mice. The wounds(More)
OBJECTIVES Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a well-established modality for the treatment of chronic pain, and can utilize percutaneous or paddle leads. While percutaneous leads are less invasive, they have been shown to have higher lead migration rates. In this study, we compared the long-term outcomes and health-care costs associated with paddle and(More)