Recent advances in interventional neurology

A review article highlighting recent advances in the field of interventional neurology

August 2010 ABC News-estrogen study

January 2012 ABC News-stroke story

​February 2013 ​Chicago tribune

October 2014 Radio spot

Estrogen for the prevention of progression of cerebral aneurysms

For perimenopausal women with brain aneurysms in the midwest, this study will determine if low dose estrogen has a protective effect on the progression of brain aneurysms.

Brain Aneurysm Foundation newsletter describing the study (page 18).  


Detection of angiographically occult ruptured cerebral aneurysms

This case series and literature review highlights a rational approach to a challenging, potentially dangerous situation

Age of menopause in women with cerebral aneurysms

This study found that women with brain aneurysms had a greater tendency towards early and/or premature menopause.  

​PR  Newswire press release

Joe Niekro Foundation newsletter describing the study.

Gender differences in cerebral aneurysm location

This study found that aneurysm locations varied between men and women.

Research resources for you

Patient reported outcome measures in patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms

Our study looking at the severity and persistence of quality of life measures among over 600 patients with brain aneurysms.  

Current role and utility of diagnostic cerebral angiography.

This recently published study evaluates the role of cerebral angiography in light of the increased use of MRI and CT.  

Media Appearances

Brain Aneurysm Resource Center

Oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy

This pilot study suggested that the use of oral contraceptives and/or hormone replacement therapy may be protective in developing cerebral aneurysms.  

Morbidity associated with ruptured brain arteriovenous malformations

A critical analysis of the severity of morbidity when a brain arteriovenous malformation ruptures, the most feared complication of this brain vascular malformation.