William E Holloway

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular options for therapy for patients with vasospasm after SAH include angioplasty and intra-arterial vasodilator infusion. Preliminary studies of the effects of the calcium channel antagonist verapamil on angiographic vasospasm have yielded mixed and/or qualitative results. In this study, improvement in angiographic vasospasm(More)
BACKGROUND Limited post-marketing data exist on the use of the Solitaire FR device in clinical practice. The North American Solitaire Stent Retriever Acute Stroke (NASA) registry aimed to assess the real world performance of the Solitaire FR device in contrast with the results from the SWIFT (Solitaire with the Intention for Thrombectomy) and TREVO 2 (Trevo(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical thrombectomy with stent-retrievers results in higher recanalization rates compared with previous devices. Despite successful recanalization rates (Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) score ≥2b) of 70-83%, good outcomes by 90-day modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score ≤2 are achieved in only 40-55% of patients. We evaluated predictors(More)
Carotid blowout syndrome can be a life-threatening late complication of surgical and radiation therapy for head and neck tumors in the vicinity of the cervical carotid artery. The syndrome spans a spectrum of pathology from impending to acute rupture of the artery. These cases are uncommon, can be dramatic in terms of blood loss, and are often true(More)
Acknowledgements First and foremost, I would like to thank my advisor, Jinyang Li, for her knowledge, advice, and unwavering support. I would also like to thank Nguyen Tran, whom I worked with on both the Friendstore and Friendshare projects. This thesis was made possible largely due to their efforts and guidance. I would also like to thank Lakshminarayanan(More)
BACKGROUND The Interventional Management of Stroke III (IMS-III) trial demonstrated no benefit for intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) followed by endovascular therapy versus IV rt-PA alone. However, IMS-III mostly included earlier generation devices. The recent thrombectomy trials have incorporated the stent-retriever(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing utilization of balloon guide catheters (BGCs) in thrombectomy therapy for ischemic stroke has led to concerns about large-bore sheaths causing vascular groin complications.Objective To retrospectively assess the impact of large large-bore sheaths and vascular closure devices on groin complication rates at a comprehensive stroke(More)
Mechanical thrombectomy using retrievable stents or stent retriever devices has become the mainstay of intra-arterial therapy for acute ischemic stroke. The recent publication of a series of positive trials supporting intra-arterial therapy as standard of care for the treatment of large vessel occlusion will likely further increase stent retriever use.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In centers performing endovascular treatment for patients with AIS, there is variability in placing patients under general anesthesia. Nonanesthetized patients might move during the procedure leading to complications and prolonging the time to revascularization due to lack of cooperation. However, general anesthesia can lead to a(More)
In an investigation of developmental trends in the ability to transfer information between the cerebral hemispheres, 138 children, ages 4, 7, and 10, viewed pictures presented to either the right or left hemisphere and were asked to describe what was viewed. Responses were socored for the number of accurate pictorial features reported (inclusion score),(More)
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