Todd J Czartoski

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BACKGROUND Whether endovascular stroke treatment improves clinical outcomes is unclear because of the paucity of data from randomised placebo-controlled trials. We aimed to establish whether MRI can be used to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from endovascular reperfusion. METHODS In this prospective cohort study we consecutively enrolled(More)
We report an immunocompetent patient with the Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) followed days later by brainstem disease. Extensive virological studies proved that varicella zoster virus (VZV) was the causative agent. Treatment with intravenous acyclovir resulted in prompt resolution of all neurological deficits except peripheral facial palsy. This case(More)
BACKGROUND Parainfectious vascular events are a known complication of bacterial meningitis, typically occurring within two weeks of disease onset. Delayed vascular complications are rare. We present a case of progressive vasculopathy following bacterial meningitis. CASE DESCRIPTION A 20 year old woman developed progressive vasculopathy after successful(More)
encher Inc., Ontario, Canada), metabolite ratios were compared with data from 11 healthy volunteers. Results. Hyperintensity of the cerebellar cortex on T2weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images was the most striking finding on MRI. Cerebellar foliation was normal. Cerebellar tissue was reduced with widening of the cerebellar fissures, most(More)
We report an immunocompetent woman with multisystem organ failure following herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) hepatitis. After she initially responded to intravenous acyclovir, she was switched to oral valacyclovir. She developed respiratory failure and opportunistic infections and died. Autopsy confirmed disseminated HSV infection, and lung tissue grew(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) infections are a rare but serious complication of transplantation. An appropriate diagnostic workup should be streamlined with stratification of infection risk by length and degree of immune suppression, lesion localization, and timing. Polymerase chain reaction has high sensitivity and specificity for rapid identification of(More)
Background: Parainfectious vascular events are a known complication of bacterial meningitis, typically occurring within two weeks of disease onset. Delayed vascular complications are rare. We present a case of progressive vasculopathy following bacterial meningitis. Case description: A 20 year old woman developed progressive vasculopathy after successful(More)
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