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Andrew Caras
University of Toledo Medical Center
SurgerySpinal decompressionPopulationMedicineComplication
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#1Christopher Alexander (University of Toledo Medical Center)
#2Andrew Caras (University of Toledo Medical Center)
Last. Horia Marin (HFH: Henry Ford Hospital)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Introduction Recent clinical comparisons of M1 and M2 segment endovascular thrombectomy have reached incongruous results in rates of complication and functional outcomes. This study aims to clarify the controversy surrounding this rapidly advancing technique through literature review and meta-analysis. Methods A Pubmed search was performed (January 2015-September 2019) using the following keywords: “M2 AND (“stroke” OR “occlusion”) AND (“thrombectomy” OR “endovascular”)”. Safety and cli...
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#1Giana Dawod (University of Toledo Medical Center)
#2Nicholas D. Henkel (University of Toledo Medical Center)
Last. Azedine Medhkour (University of Toledo Medical Center)H-Index: 8
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INTRODUCTION: External ventricular drain (EVD) placement can be performed at the bedside in the neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) or in the operating room (OR). Systematic review and meta-analysis may permit stronger recommendations to improve accuracy and complication rates. METHODS: Systematic review of PubMed was performed (inception - December 12, 2019) following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. RESULTS: Our search yielded 356 arti...
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#1Andrew Caras (University of Toledo Medical Center)
#2Christopher Alexander (UT: University of Toledo)
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: We present our experience following a unique case of coincident intracranial hemorrhage and comminuted fractures of both the squamous temporal bone and zygomaticofrontal orbit. Surgical techniques and outcome for this presentation have yet to be sufficiently described. A 55-year-old male presented following trauma with Glasgow Coma Scale score of 7. Radiographic evaluation revealed comminuted fractures of the squamous temporal bone with extension into the lateral orbit, along with zygomatic pr...
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#1Andrew Caras (University of Toledo Medical Center)
#2Casey Gallagher (University of Toledo Medical Center)
Last. Jorge Ortiz (University of Toledo Medical Center)H-Index: 5
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Background Improved postoperative care for renal transplant recipients has advanced both duration and overall quality of life. However, degenerative spinal pathology is increasingly prevalent after transplant. Outcomes following spinal fusion among the renal transplant population in the United States are rarely addressed. Methods The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample database was employed. Cases in years 2008–2014 for patients ≥18 years old receiving spinal fusion...
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#1Andrew Caras (University of Toledo Medical Center)
#2Luke MuggeH-Index: 5
Last. Azedine Medhkour (University of Toledo Medical Center)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Background Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) permit greater visualization and more accurate pre-surgical planning. Meta-analysis of these techniques for maximizing resection, post-operative functionality and survival may further validate purported strengths of these techniques compared to standard neuronavigation. Methods A systematic search of the PubMed database was conducted in line with the PRISMA guidelines f...
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#1William Kyle Miller (University of Toledo Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Andrew Caras (University of Toledo Medical Center)
Last. Jason L. Schroeder (University of Toledo Medical Center)H-Index: 6
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Background Despite improved medical management, the incidence of spinal pathology remains high in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Several studies have investigated lumbar spine surgery in this population, but data regarding costs and perioperative complications for patients undergoing cervical decompression/fusion on a nationwide scale are lacking. Methods Cases of cervical spinal decompression, fusion, or exploration in years 2008–2014 were collected via the Healthcare Cost and Utilizatio...
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Last. Azedine MedhkourH-Index: 8
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#1Luke MuggeH-Index: 1
Last. Azedine MedhkourH-Index: 8
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: Epidural disc extrusion is extremely rare and may cause cauda equina syndrome. This is a surgical emergency and needs rapid decompression. Although cauda equina is commonly caused by disc herniation, this is an unusual presentation with epidural disc extrusion. We present a very rare case of Cauda Equina syndrome, resulting from an epidural disc extrusion at L3-L4 level. Patient care and progress notes were reviewed along with pre-, post-, and intra-operative radiological imaging. Here, a 19-y...
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