Saman Nekoovaght-Tak

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INTRODUCTION In severe spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), intraventricular (IVR) administration of tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) clears blood from the ventricles more rapidly than with external ventricular drainage (EVD) alone. However, experimental studies suggest tPA may be neurotoxic in compromised brain tissue and may exacerbate(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Thrombolytic efficacy of intraventricular rtPA for acute intraventricular hemorrhage may depend on hematoma composition. We assessed whether hematoma Hounsfield unit quantification informs intraventricular hemorrhage clearance after intraventricular rtPA. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serial NCCT was performed on 52 patients who received(More)
BACKGROUND External ventricular drain (EVD) usage in patients with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is variable in current practice and in clinical trials, and its impact on outcome remains controversial. The objective of this study was to identify the clinical predictors of EVD utilization, and associated outcome in adults with spontaneous IVH with or(More)
RCVS: Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome; rtPA: recombinant tissue Plasminogen Activator; GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale; CT: Computed Tomography; ICH: Intracerebral Hemorrhage; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; MRR: MR Renography; ACA: Anterior Cerebral Artery; MIS: Minimally Invasive Surgery; TCD: Transcranial Doppler; ICU: Intensive Care Unit; MISTIE:(More)
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