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Topical Vancomycin for Craniotomies

This study has been designed as a single-blinded, multi-center, randomized clinical trial at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia and New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell. The study population includes all adult craniotomies performed at each institution over a 4 year and 9 month time period. The treatment variable is the application of topical vancomycin to the surgical site. If a craniotomy is performed, a paste made from vancomycin powder and sterile solution will be applied to the edges and outer surface of the craniotomy.

Venous Sinus Stenting in Patients with Refractory Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

There are many patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri, who do not respond to available treatments or experience medication-related side effects that affect their quality of life. A new clinical trial aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of venous sinus stenting in patients with refractory IIH and significant venous sinus stenosis.

Wingspan Stent System PTA Balloon Catheter (Humanitarian Use Device)

The Wingspan Stent System with the gateway tm PTA balloon catheter is intended for use in improving cerebral artery lumen diameter in patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease refractory to medical therapy, in intracranial arteries with greater than or equal to 50% stenosis.

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