Sankalp S Gokhale

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BACKGROUND Adenosine-induced flow arrest is a technique used to assist in the surgical clipping of complex aneurysms. OBJECTIVE To assess the safety associated with adenosine-assisted intracranial aneurysm surgery. METHODS Medical records of all patients presenting between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2012, for intracranial aneurysm surgery were(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) is a rare spinal vascular malformation with an annual incidence of 5-10 cases per million. The data on efficacy, recurrence rates and complications of endovascular versus surgical treatment of SDAVF is limited. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of 27 adult patients with a diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Dysphagia is a major complication of stroke, but factors influencing its recovery are incompletely understood. The goal of this study was to identify important prognostic variables affecting swallowing recovery after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our patient database to identify acute ischemic stroke patients who(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is usually a mild condition involving the skin, gut, joints, and kidneys and has a good prognosis. We present a 63-year-old Hispanic man who had an unusually severe form of HSP with a fatal outcome attributable to vasculitis causing myocardial necrosis. There is only one citation in the literature of HSP-related myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE None of the randomized trials of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator reported vascular imaging acquired before thrombolysis. Efficacy of tissue-type plasminogen activator in stroke without arterial occlusion on vascular imaging remains unknown and speculative. METHODS We performed a retrospective, multicenter study to(More)
A 64-year-old previously healthy man presented with acute ataxia. He was diagnosed with acute cerebellitis on the basis of clinical features, negative MRI of the head and lymphocytic pleocytosis in cerebrospinal fluid. A detailed work up for etiology revealed auto-antibodies for Sjogren's syndrome. He responded well to cyclophosphamide and steroids.
BACKGROUND 6% Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.4 in 0.9% Sodium Chloride (Voluven®; 6% HES 130/0.4) is a colloid often used for fluid resuscitation in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), despite a lack of safety data for this use. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of 6% HES 130/0.4 on major complications associated with SAH. METHODS(More)
RATIONALE Twelve million people develop ischemic stroke each year world over and 30-40% of them do not have arterial occlusions at presentation. Trials conducted to study the efficacy of thrombolytic drug reported better outcome with use of thrombolytic drug but none studied the subtypes of ischemic strokes specifically and adequately. The subgroups of(More)