JHN Journal

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List of Papers (Total 134)

The Use of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor in Pipeline Flow Diversion

Background: Despite the routine clopidogrel/aspirin anti-platelet therapy, complications like thromboembolism, continue to be encountered with PED. We studied the safety and the efficacy of prasugrel in the management of clopidogrel non-responders treated for intracranial aneurysms. Methods: 437 consecutive neurosurgery patients were identified between January 2011 and May 2016...

A Case Report and Overview of Familial Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Pathogenesis in an Adult Patient

OBJECTIVE We present a case of a 39 year-old woman who presented with a solitary cavernous malformation hemorrhage without any other lesions, and subsequently presented several months later with a new hemorrhage from a de novo lesion. We discuss mechanisms of paradominant inheritance and haploinsufficiency to describe phenotype expression of familial cavernous malformations. CASE...

Assessing a 600-mg Loading Dose of Clopidogrel 24 Hours Prior to Pipeline Embolization Device Treatment

Background: Clopidogrel/aspirin antiplatelet therapy routinely is administered 7-10 days before pipeline aneurysm treatment. Our study assessed the safety and efficacy of a 600-mg loading dose of clopidogrel 24 hours before Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) treatment. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, we included patients treated with PED from October 2010 to May 2016...

A Systems Thinking Approach to Redesigning the Patient Experience to Reduce 30 Day Hospital Readmission

INTRODUCTION The cost of medical care is spiraling out of control, and one of the many reasons is lack of preventative care, poor communication to the patient and primary caregiver(s) both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. There are potentially many reasons for this cost escalation, one of the drivers of this cost is 30 day readmission after a hospitalization and this is...

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Practice Patterns for Brain Metastases in the United States: A National Survey

Background: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as an important modality for the treatment of intracranial metastases. There are currently few established guidelines delineating indications for SRS use and fewer still regarding plan evaluation in the treat- ment of multiple brain metastases. Methods: An 18 question electronic survey was distributed to radiation...

Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Glioblastoma: A Review

INTRODUCTION In 2017, it is estimated that 26,070 patients will be diagnosed with a malignant primary brain tumor in the United States, with more than half having the diagnosis of glioblas- toma (GBM).1 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely utilized examination in the diagnosis and post-treatment management of patients with glioblastoma; standard modalities available from...

Principles of Pituitary Surgery

Key Points 1. Understand the principles of pituitary surgery including the key-elements of surgical planning and decision-making 2. Identify the technical nuances distinguishing the endoscopic from the microscopic transsphenoidal approach 3. Understand the strategies utilized during the nasal, sphenoidal, and sellar stages of surgery that maximize tumor resection while minimizing...