Thomas Westermaier

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of patients with acute subdural hematomas presenting in critical condition
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neurosurgery 61:482-7; discussion 487-8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Controlled Hypercapnia Enhances Cerebral Blood Flow and Brain Tissue Oxygenation After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Results of a Phase 1 Study
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neurocrit Care 25:205-14. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Intraoperative 3D rotational angiography: an emergency tool for the diagnosis of intracranial aneurysms
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Emerg Radiol 22:97-100. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Value of transcranial Doppler, perfusion-CT and neurological evaluation to forecast secondary ischemia after aneurysmal SAH
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Neurocrit Care 20:406-12. 2014
  5. pmc Value of Perfusion CT, Transcranial Doppler Sonography, and Neurological Examination to Detect Delayed Vasospasm after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    Ekkehard Kunze
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    Radiol Res Pract 2012:231206. 2012
  6. pmc Magnesium treatment for neuroprotection in ischemic diseases of the brain
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 11, Wurzburg 97080, Germany
    Exp Transl Stroke Med 5:6. 2013
  7. pmc Brain edema formation correlates with perfusion deficit during the first six hours after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 11, Wurzburg, 97080, Germany
    Exp Transl Stroke Med 4:8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas of the petrous apex
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    World Neurosurg 77:591.e7-13. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Arachnoid cysts
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Adv Exp Med Biol 724:37-50. 2012
  10. doi request reprint The temporal profile of cerebral blood flow and tissue metabolites indicates sustained metabolic depression after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neurosurgery 68:223-9; discussion 229-30. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of patients with acute subdural hematomas presenting in critical condition
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neurosurgery 61:482-7; discussion 487-8. 2007
    ..For the clinician, the question is how should these patients be treated? Large series on this subject do not exist because aSDH is a rare event. This report focuses on the prognosis and adverse prognostic factors of these patients...
  2. doi request reprint Controlled Hypercapnia Enhances Cerebral Blood Flow and Brain Tissue Oxygenation After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Results of a Phase 1 Study
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neurocrit Care 25:205-14. 2016
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  3. doi request reprint Intraoperative 3D rotational angiography: an emergency tool for the diagnosis of intracranial aneurysms
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Emerg Radiol 22:97-100. 2015
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Value of transcranial Doppler, perfusion-CT and neurological evaluation to forecast secondary ischemia after aneurysmal SAH
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Neurocrit Care 20:406-12. 2014
    ....
  5. pmc Value of Perfusion CT, Transcranial Doppler Sonography, and Neurological Examination to Detect Delayed Vasospasm after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    Ekkehard Kunze
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    Radiol Res Pract 2012:231206. 2012
    ..If patients are not amenable to detailed neurological examination, PCT at regular intervals is a helpful tool to diagnose secondary vasospasm after aneurysmal SAH...
  6. pmc Magnesium treatment for neuroprotection in ischemic diseases of the brain
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 11, Wurzburg 97080, Germany
    Exp Transl Stroke Med 5:6. 2013
    ..Other trials found a protective effect after magnesium therapy. Thus, it may still be a promising substance in the treatment of secondary cerebral ischemia after aneurysmal SAH. Future prospects of magnesium therapy are discussed...
  7. pmc Brain edema formation correlates with perfusion deficit during the first six hours after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 11, Wurzburg, 97080, Germany
    Exp Transl Stroke Med 4:8. 2012
    ..Little is known about its pathogenesis and time-course in the first hours after SAH. This study was performed to investigate the development of brain edema and its correlation with brain perfusion after experimental SAH...
  8. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas of the petrous apex
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    World Neurosurg 77:591.e7-13. 2012
    ..To report a series of four patients with dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) at the petrous apex with drainage into the deep cerebral venous system and the surgical treatment employed...
  9. doi request reprint Arachnoid cysts
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Adv Exp Med Biol 724:37-50. 2012
    ..This chapter addresses aspects of pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, indication for neurosurgical treatment and treatment options...
  10. doi request reprint The temporal profile of cerebral blood flow and tissue metabolites indicates sustained metabolic depression after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neurosurgery 68:223-9; discussion 229-30. 2011
    ..Derangement of cerebral metabolism occurs after various insults such as ischemia, traumatic brain injury, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
  11. doi request reprint Arachnoid cysts of the fourth ventricle - short illustrated review
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152:119-24. 2010
    ..This report gives an overview of examples published to date and discusses pathogenesis and clinical features of arachnoid cysts in this location as well as operative strategies including neuroendoscopic techniques...
  12. doi request reprint Prophylactic intravenous magnesium sulfate for treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical study
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Crit Care Med 38:1284-90. 2010
    ..To examine whether the maintenance of elevated magnesium serum concentrations by intravenous administration of magnesium sulfate can reduce the occurrence of cerebral ischemic events after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage...
  13. doi request reprint Acute vasoconstriction: decrease and recovery of cerebral blood flow after various intensities of experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Germany
    J Neurosurg 110:996-1002. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Time-course of cerebral perfusion and tissue oxygenation in the first 6 h after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 29:771-9. 2009
    ....
  15. doi request reprint An anatomical assessment of the supracerebellar midline and paramedian approaches to the inferior colliculus for auditory midbrain implants using a neuronavigation model on cadaveric specimens
    Giles H Vince
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    J Clin Neurosci 17:107-12. 2010
    ..Additionally, they provide a wider angle of action for optimal electrode placement...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of Fluid Treatment With Hydroxyethyl Starch on Renal Function in Patients With Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    Ekkehard Kunze
    Departments of Neurosurgery Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 28:187-94. 2016
    ..This analysis investigated the effects of HES 6% 130/0.4 for fluid therapy in patients with intact renal function who suffered aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
  17. doi request reprint Feasibility of the Combined Application of Navigated Probabilistic Fiber Tracking and Navigated Ultrasonography in Brain Tumor Surgery
    Stefan Mark Rueckriegel
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 90:306-14. 2016
    ..Feasibility of the combination of navigated probabilistic fiber tracking to identify eloquent fiber pathways and navigated ultrasonography to control brain shift was tested...
  18. pmc 3D rotational fluoroscopy for intraoperative clip control in patients with intracranial aneurysms--assessment of feasibility and image quality
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    BMC Med Imaging 16:30. 2016
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  19. doi request reprint Intraoperative cerebral angiography by intravenous contrast administration with 3-dimensional rotational fluoroscopy in patients with intracranial aneurysms: a feasibility study
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany Abteilung für Neurochirurgie, Klinikum Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt am Woerthersee, Austria
    Neurosurgery 11:119-26; discussion 126. 2015
    ..Mobile 3-dimensional fluoroscopes are available in a number of neurosurgical departments and may be useful in combination with simple image postprocessing to depict cerebral vessels...
  20. ncbi request reprint Influence of Myelography and Postmyelographic CT on Therapeutic Decisions in Degenerative Diseases of the Cervical Spine
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Clin Spine Surg . 2016
    ..A retrospective analysis of clinical records and radiologic imaging by 3 independent reviewers to assess the indication for surgical treatment with and without myelography and postmyelographic computed tomography (MCT)...
  21. doi request reprint Selective Brain Cooling after Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects of Three Different Cooling Methods-Case Report
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg . 2016
    ..After hemicraniectomy, epidural irrigation with cold fluid may be a simple and effective way to lower ICP and apply one of the most powerful methods of cerebroprotection after severe TBI...
  22. pmc Long-term tumor control of spinal dissemination of cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme by combined adjuvant bevacizumab antibody therapy: a case report
    Thomas Linsenmann
    Department of Neurosurgery, Julius Maximilians University, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 7:496. 2014
    ..Absence of brainstem invasion and low expression rates of epidermal growth factor receptor are described as factors for long-time survival due to the higher radiosensitivity of these tumors...
  23. doi request reprint Bilateral trigeminal neuralgia associated with Chiari's type I malformation
    Giles Hamilton Vince
    Department of Neurosurgery, Bayerische Julius Maximilians University, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    Br J Neurosurg 24:474-6. 2010
    ..We report a case of bilateral trigeminal neuralgia in Chiari's type I malformation. This case demonstrates that microvascular decompression can be an effective treatment strategy for this complex pathology...
  24. doi request reprint Vertebral body replacement with PEEK-cages after anterior corpectomy in multilevel cervical spinal stenosis: a clinical and radiological evaluation
    Furat Raslan
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wurzburg, Germany
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 134:611-8. 2014
    ..This study assesses the clinical and radiological outcome after one- or two-level ACCF by the use of a PEEK-cage augmented by a plate-screw osteosynthesis...
  25. doi request reprint Gout tophus on an intradural fascicle: a case description
    Nadine Willner
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Str 11, 97080, Wurzburg, Germany
    Eur Spine J 25:162-6. 2016
    ..Case report and review of literature...
  26. doi request reprint Exophytic glioblastoma arising from the cerebellum: case report and critical review of the literature
    Thomas Linsenmann
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany
    J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 74:262-4. 2013
    ..The patient underwent a postoperative percutaneous radiotherapy and concomitant chemotherapy with temozolomide. GBM should be also considered in the differential diagnosis of cerebellar tumors. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Fourth Ventricular AVM with Transdural Drainage
    Thomas Westermaier
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg . 2016
    ..The drainage pattern is highly uncommon and constitutes a particular challenge for the operative approach...
  28. doi request reprint Early NO-donor treatment improves acute perfusion deficit and brain damage after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Nadine Lilla
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    J Neurol Sci 370:312-319. 2016
    ..This may reflect the reversal of an early NO-deficit. In the clinical setting, the moderate hypotensive effect may be welcome since SAH-patients frequently present with elevated blood pressure...
  29. doi request reprint Cerebral tissue oxygenation during the initiation of venovenous ECMO
    Markus Kredel
    From the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany Department of Internal Medicine II, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    ASAIO J 60:694-700. 2014
    ..Fifteen acute respiratory distress syndrome patients with recordings of cerebral rSO2 by near-infrared spectroscopy before vvECMO implementation until the optimization of the ECMO/ventilator settings were retrospectively studied...
  30. doi request reprint Trauma- and distress-associated mental illness symptoms in close relatives of patients with severe traumatic brain injury and high-grade subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Stefan Mark Rueckriegel
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 157:1329-36; discussion 1336. 2015
    ..The primary goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of these symptoms in CR. The secondary goal was identification of associated factors...
  31. pmc A modified double injection model of cisterna magna for the study of delayed cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats
    Furat Raslan
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Exp Transl Stroke Med 4:23. 2012
    ....
  32. pmc Bone chips, fibrin glue, and osteogeneration following lateral suboccipital craniectomy: a case report
    Thomas Linsenmann
    Departments of Neurosurgery, University of Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 11, Würzburg D 97080, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 6:523. 2013
    ..This is the first report about the histological findings after performing a cranioplasty by using a mixture of autologous bone chips and human allogenic fibrin glue...
  33. ncbi request reprint Neuroprotection in transient focal cerebral ischemia by combination drug therapy and mild hypothermia: comparison with customary therapeutic regimen
    Stefan Zausinger
    Department of Neurosurgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Klinikum Grosshadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Stroke 34:1526-32. 2003
    ..In this study we compared this treatment strategy with the customary treatment options in a rat model of transient focal cerebral ischemia...