Shahram Partovi

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OBJECT The purpose of this ongoing study is to compare the safety and efficacy of microsurgical clipping and endovascular coil embolization for the treatment of acutely ruptured cerebral aneurysms and to determine if one treatment is superior to the other by examining clinical and angiographic outcomes. The authors examined the null hypothesis that no(More)
OBJECT This study was undertaken to evaluate the long-term angiographic outcome of surgically treated aneurysms, which is unknown. Specifically, the incidence of recurrent aneurysms, the fate of residual necks, and the de novo formation of aneurysms were evaluated. METHODS One hundred two patients (80 females and 22 males; mean age 49 years; range 12-78(More)
OBJECT The authors report the 3-year results of the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT). The objective of this ongoing randomized trial is to compare the safety and efficacy of microsurgical clip occlusion and endovascular coil embolization for the treatment of acutely ruptured cerebral aneurysms and to compare functional outcomes based on clinical and(More)
OBJECT The authors report the 6-year results of the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT). This ongoing randomized trial, with the final goal of a 10-year follow-up, compares the safety and efficacy of surgical clip occlusion and endovascular coil embolization in patients presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a ruptured aneurysm. The 1- and(More)
1 Endovascular coil embolization of ruptured intracranial aneurysms has become a widely accepted treatment alternative to surgical clipping. This acceptance increased in 2002 with the results of the ISAT.19 That trial demonstrated that, for the study population, endovascular treatment resulted in patients suffering fewer poor clinical outcomes at 1 year(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Commercially available software programs for the conversion of dynamic CT perfusion (CTP) source data into cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral blood flow (CBF), and mean transit time (MTT) maps require operators to subjectively define parameters that are used in subsequent postprocessing calculations. Our purpose was to define the(More)
MRA is emerging as an alternative to conventional catheter based angiography for the assessment of aneurysms after endovascular treatment. Short TE and contrast enhanced MRA techniques can be applied to optimize image quality. We review the available data regarding the application of MR for the assessment of cerebral aneurysms after endovascular therapy.
OBJECT Skull base fractures are often associated with potentially devastating injuries to major neural arteries in the head and neck, but the incidence and pattern of this association are unknown. METHODS Between April and September 2002, 1738 Level 1 trauma patients were admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Among(More)
Although not useful for the evaluation of coiled aneurysms, CT angiography (CTA) is far superior to MR angiography (MRA) for the evaluation of aneurysms after surgical clipping. Using the latest multidetector row scanners and optimized imaging parameters, CTA can often effectively depict and follow small aneurysm remnants; demonstrate patency, stenosis, or(More)