William F Marx

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The development of more effective intracranial aneurysm therapy depends on the ability to test various intravascular occlusion devices and techniques in preclinical animal models. This requires the creation of experimental aneurysms, which, ideally, should mimic the size and geometric features of human intracranial aneurysms. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Vertebroplasty performed in the mid- and upper thoracic spine presents technical challenges that differ from those in the lower thoracic and lumbar region. We herein report results of percutaneous vertebroplasty for treatment of painful, osteoporotic compression fractures in the mid- and upper thoracic spine. METHODS Retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Abstract presentations are a valuable means of rapidly conveying new information; however, abstracts that fail to eventually become published are of little use to the general medical community. Our goals were to determine the publication rate of neuroradiologic papers originally presented at national meetings in 1993 and to assess(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Controversy exists regarding the utility of antecedent venography in percutaneous vertebroplasty. Our purpose was to determine whether antecedent venography improves clinical outcomes and/or decreases extravertebral cement extravasation in these procedures. METHODS We retrospective reviewed outcomes of consecutive percutaneous(More)
PURPOSE To establish the relationship between elastin degradation and aneurysm growth in New Zealand white rabbit model aneurysms, and to explore the potential for pharmacologic inhibition of elastinolysis and aneurysm growth with use of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor doxycycline. MATERIALS AND METHODS Elastase-induced, saccular aneurysms(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients with vertebral fractures containing intraosseous clefts may represent a distinct subgroup of vertebroplasty patients, yet the development of subsequent vertebral fractures in this population has not been explored. We tested the hypothesis that after vertebroplasty for intraosseous clefts, subsequent fractures would occur(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patient selection for percutaneous vertebroplasty is often complicated by the presence of multiple fractures or non-localizing pain. Our purpose was to determine whether increased activity revealed by bone scan imaging is predictive of a positive clinical response to percutaneous vertebroplasty. METHODS A retrospective chart review(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The patient populations that are most likely to benefit from percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) are uncertain. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of the age of vertebral compression fracture (VCF) on clinical improvement after PVP. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of charts of patients who had undergone PVP for painful(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that articles published as "preliminary" or "pilot" reports are followed by more definitive publications in only a minority of cases. METHOD A survey of Medline was performed for reports published in 1992 in journals listed in the Abridged Index Medicus that had the word "preliminary" or "pilot" in the title. For identified(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Among the several reports of elastase-induced aneurysm models, only the rabbit common carotid artery (CCA) model has been used for testing endovascular occlusion devices. Our purpose was to study the growth characteristics of an elastase-induced aneurysm model in rabbits for the purpose of determining whether delayed aneurysm(More)