Renee' M Richardson

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Objective. We review the neuroanatomical aspects of the temporal lobe related to the temporal lobe epilepsy. The neuronal, the ventricular, and the vascular structures are demonstrated. Methods. The previous articles published from the laboratory of the senior author are reviewed. Results. The temporal lobe has four surfaces. The medial surface has a(More)
Clinical trials involving direct infusion of neurotrophic therapies for Parkinson's disease (PD) have suffered from poor coverage of the putamen. The planned use of a novel interventional-magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) targeting system for achieving precise, real-time convection-enhanced delivery in a planned clinical trial of adeno-associated virus(More)
With the hope of replacing neurons lost in traumatic brain injury (TBI), experimental models are being used to investigate TBI-induced neurogenesis. Although selectively vulnerable to TBI, the neurogenic hippocampus may have the unique ability to replace damaged neurons locally. Injury may also activate signaling pathways that induce neuroblasts from the(More)
A new clinical approach to patients with disorders of potassium excretion is reported. This approach uses a urinary index, the ratio of potassium concentrations in the urine to vein after adjusting the urine potassium concentration for medullary water abstraction. This index provides a semiquantitative assessment of the apparent transtubular potassium(More)
Neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) residing in the adult subependymal zone (SEZ) are a potential source of expandable cells for autologous transplantation to treat Parkinson's Disease and other types of brain injury. We have previously demonstrated the capacity of transplanted adult SEZ NPCs for heterotypic differentiation in the hippocampus. To further(More)
BACKGROUND Most comparisons of hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) have used mortality as an outcome. Relatively few studies have directly compared the hospitalization rates, an outcome of perhaps equal importance, of patients using these different dialysis modalities. METHODS Eight hundred twenty-two consecutive patients at 11 Canadian(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Venous air embolism (VAE) is a potential complication during neurosurgical procedures, particularly in the sitting position. The diagnosis and management of VAE in patients undergoing awake deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead implantation in the sitting position are underreported. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of 467(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A skull-mounted aiming device and integrated software platform has been developed for MRI-guided neurological interventions. In anticipation of upcoming gene therapy clinical trials, we adapted this device for real-time convection-enhanced delivery of therapeutics via a custom-designed infusion cannula. The targeting accuracy of this(More)
Demand for dialysis for patients with end-stage renal disease is growing, as is the comorbidity of dialysis patients. Accurate prediction of those destined to die quickly despite dialysis could be useful to patients, providers, and society in making decisions about starting dialysis. To determine whether age and comorbidity accurately predict death within 6(More)
The purpose of these investigations was to develop a noninvasive test to estimate the transtubular potassium concentration gradient (TTKG) and thereby aldosterone action in the late distal convoluted tubule and the cortical collecting duct in patients with disorders of potassium excretion. Experiments were performed in rats under conditions where the ratio(More)