Zoya A Voronovich

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BACKGROUND Previous studies of traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcomes in elderly patients on oral antithrombotic (OAT) therapies have yielded conflicting results. Our objective was to examine the effect of premorbid OAT medications on outcomes among elderly TBI patients with intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of elderly(More)
Advances in genetics research have greatly expanded our ability to accurately diagnose gliomas and provide more useful prognostic information. Herein specific examples are used to show how high-yield targets such as EGFR, 1p/19q, IDH1/2, MGMT, and BRAF can expand the power of the surgical neuropathologist. To avoid errors, however, the significance and(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the literature examining the use of mirtazapine with an emphasis on its therapeutic benefits for psychiatric patients with comorbid medical conditions. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Global Health, and AGRICOLA were searched using the terms mirtazapine OR Remeron. Limits were English language, human, year 1980-2012, treatment and(More)
Advancement in science requires clarity of constructs.Like other fields in behavioral science, addiction research is being held back by researchers' use of different terms to mean similar things (synonymy) and the same term to mean different things (polysemy). Journals can help researchers to stay focused on novel and significant research questions by(More)
The authors report a case of a 2-year-old boy with postinfectious hydrocephalus, managed with a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt and complicated by shunt extrusion through the cranial skin. The shunt was removed due to concern for infection, and the child was found to have an enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) communicating along the shunt track between the small(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PPHA), a remnant of embryonal circulation, is a rare variant of the posterior cerebral circulation. Seven prior cases of posterior circulation stroke in the setting of PPHA have been described in the literature, with all but one case being attributable to atherosclerotic embolization from the internal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the need for repeat head computed tomography (CT) in patients with complicated mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) determined nonoperative after the first head CT. METHODS A total of 380 patients with mild TBI and a positive head CT not needing surgery were included. Changes between first and second head CT were categorized as(More)
BACKGROUND Several variables are associated with the likelihood of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 or 2 (IDH1/2) mutation in gliomas, though no guidelines yet exist for when testing is warranted, especially when an R132H IDH1 immunostain is negative. METHODS A cohort of 89 patients was used to build IDH1/2 mutation prediction models in World Health(More)
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