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BACKGROUND The aim of our anatomic study was to assess whether the commonly used method of perfusion through the right axillary artery is sufficient in providing uniform distribution of blood to both hemispheres of the brain in patients undergoing surgery of the aortic arch. We considered that critical arteries to examine are anterior and left posterior(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed ischemic neurologic deficit (DIND) is a serious complication of acute aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Although oral nimodipine is accepted as standard care for the prevention of DIND, the intravenous route is preferred by several centers. In the present study we compared the clinical efficacy between enteral and intravenous(More)
The pharmacokinetics of nimodipine following enteral administration in the early phase after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) has not been described. If a sufficient absorption could be achieved with enterally administered nimodipine, this would be more feasible dosage form and result in a significant reduction in pharmaceutical costs given that the(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate whether subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with a change in the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in normal-appearing brain parenchyma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed consent were obtained for all patient and volunteer studies. One hundred patients (48 men, 52 women;(More)
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