Tania Hassanzadeh

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BACKGROUND The practice of a routine repeat head computed tomographic scans in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is under question. The aim of our study was to evaluate the utility of a more than 1 repeat head computed tomography (M1CT) scans in patients with TBI. METHODS We performed a 3-year analysis of a prospectively collected database of all(More)
BACKGROUND With the recent implementation of bundling reimbursement policy, the use of intravenous (IV) iron preparations for the management of anemia in the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population has dramatically increased. Iron overload increases the risk of infections in individuals with or without kidney disease. IV iron administration in ESRD(More)
BACKGROUND and Introduction: Cranial osteomyelitis is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition that requires early diagnosis with prompt and appropriate management by neurosurgeons to prevent further CNS complications. METHOD The literature in the Medline database was comprehensively reviewed with the keywords 'cranial osteomyelitis', 'skull base(More)
Microglia are the resident immune cells of the brain, important for normal neural development in addition to host defense in response to inflammatory stimuli. Air pollution is one of the most pervasive and harmful environmental toxicants in the modern world, and several large scale epidemiological studies have recently linked prenatal air pollution exposure(More)
INTRODUCTION Brain is suspended in CSF-filled subarachnoid space by subarachnoid trabeculae (SAT), which are collagen-reinforced columns stretching between arachnoid and pia maters. Much neuro-anatomical research so far has been focused on the subarachnoid cisterns and arachnoid matter but reported data on the SAT is limited. This study will provide a(More)
INTRODUCTION While women represent approximately half of all medical students, only 38% of general surgery residents are women. The objective of this study is to explore how access to mentors and organizational support affects career choices. METHODS In June of 2016, a survey was sent to medical students at a single institution (n = 472). Questions(More)
BACKGROUND Various techniques have been used for wrap-clipping a ruptured, fusiform intracranial aneurysm; however, there is no available literature on use of the falx cerebri for wrap-clipping. We present a review of the literature, with an illustrative case, of a ruptured fusiform pericallosal artery aneurysm firmly attached to the lower edge of the falx(More)
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