Samer G Zammar

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OBJECTIVE Middle cerebral artery aneurysms (MCAAs) are regularly treated by both microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling. We performed a systematic meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of these 2 methods. METHODS Literature was reviewed for all studies reporting angiographic occlusion and/or functional outcomes in adults with(More)
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE The vessels of choice for cerebrovascular high-flow direct bypass procedures are the radial artery and the saphenous vein. Radial artery grafts have become favored over saphenous vein grafts because of higher patency rates and better size matching to appropriate recipient vessels. Radial grafts are prone to spasm however, and(More)
of depressed hippocampal LFP activity. Afterdischarges were less likely to be induced by direct hippocampal stimulation during periods when the hippocampal LFP had already been suppressed with preceding preparatory stimulation. Evoked potentials produced in the hippocampus by thalamic stimulation were also suppressed when preparatory direct hippocampal(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess microsurgical and diagnostic cerebral angiography modules and their corresponding objective assessment scales as educational tools for European neurosurgical residents at the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Resident Vascular Neurosurgery course, which was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 2013. Microsurgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess indications, complications, clinical outcomes, and technical nuances of microsurgical treatment of previously coiled intracranial aneurysms. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from January 1990 to December 2013. English-language articles reporting on microsurgical(More)