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Abstract The author presents a discussion of research on cerebral arterial spasm. Arterial smooth muscle contraction, receptor, and relaxation mechanisms are presented in the context of what is known about cerebral arterial spasm and the biochemistry of vascular smooth muscle. Several new...
Abstract A case is reported of an arteriovenous malformation in the left motor speech area which was successfully excised without aphasia in a right-handed man. Preoperative sodium amobarbital carotid infusion testing demonstrated that the patient had right hemisphere dominance for speech. A...
Abstract Fractures of the 2nd cervical vertebra are frequently undetected on initial evaluation. Tomography may be necessary to delineate the fracture. This is a report of 20 patients treated by internal fixation using interlaminar wiring. There was no operative mortality. Follow-up studies, an...
Abstract The author describes a simple catheter designed for use in the measurement of intracranial pressure, especially during the initial stage following craniotomy. The device has been studied in experimental animals, and has been used in 40 neurosurgical patients for periods up to 15 days....
Abstract Animal models enabling reliable access to ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are crucial to the study of neuropharmacological and neurotoxicological effects of cytotoxic agents used to treat central nervous system neoplasms. This investigation concludes that 4th ventricular...
Abstract A study was made in 10 patients with brain tumors of the effect of methylprednisolone sodium succinate (Solu-Medrol) on clinical neurological status, intracranial pressure, and periventricular elastance. Significant clinical improvement and reduction in periventricular elastance both...
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