Sagi Harnof

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Neuromodulation using deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an established therapy for the treatment of certain disorders such as Parkinson's disease and tremors. Recent advances in surgical and imaging techniques further decrease the surgical risk associated with these procedures. Symptoms such as tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and gait disturbances can(More)
BACKGROUND Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounted for 9% to 27% of all strokes worldwide in the last decade, with high early case fatality and poor functional outcome. In view of recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of the management of ICH, the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) has updated its evidence-based guidelines for the management of ICH.(More)
OBJECTIVE Magnetic resonance imaging-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRIgFUS) is a novel technique that may have the potential for precise image-guided thermocoagulation of intracranial lesions. The system delivers small volumetric sonications from an ultrasound phased array transmitter that focuses energy selectively to destroy the target with(More)
STUDY DESIGN A phantom experiment, two thermocouple experiments, three in vivo pig experiments, and a simulated treatment on a healthy human volunteer were conducted to test the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for treating facet joint pain. OBJECTIVE The goal of the current study was to develop a(More)
INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound is a novel technique that was developed to enable precise, image-guided targeting and destruction of tumors by thermocoagulation. The system, ExAblate2000, is a focused ultrasound delivery system embedded within the MRI bed of a conventional diagnostic MRI scanner. The device delivers(More)
This paper reviews the current intraoperative imaging tools that are available to assist neurosurgeons in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). This review shares the authors' experience with each modality and discusses the advantages, potential limitations, and disadvantages of each. Surgery for ICH is directed at blood clot removal, reduction(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Current surgical therapies aim to use a minimally invasive approach to remove as much of the clot as possible without causing undue disruption to surrounding neural structures. Transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery is an emerging technology that permits a(More)
OBJECT Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a major cause of death and disability throughout the world. Surgical techniques are limited by their invasive nature and the associated disability caused during clot removal. Preliminary data have shown promise for the feasibility of transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) sonothrombolysis in liquefying(More)
Minimal traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is partially defined by the existence of retrograde amnesia and is associated with microscopic bleeds containing activated coagulation factors. In a previous study, we have found that mTBI immediately releases thrombin-like activity in the brain, which induces amnesia by activating protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1)(More)
We evaluate and discuss the various functional imaging techniques that are currently in use to assess the eligibility of a refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patient for treatment with medial temporal lobe surgery. The assessment of eligibility for treatment is challenging and relies heavily on functional imaging modalities that provide physiological(More)