As the summer comes to an end and we begin training for MISTIE III, there is no better time to reflect on what we learned from MISTIE II, and who better to help us with that than summer interns! This year we were lucky to have three wonderful interns (pictured below with Dr. Hanley from left to right): Qian Qian Liu from University of Maryland Medical School, Shane Thorp from Gettysburg College, and Ryan Fisico from Johns Hopkins University.
Qian Qian examined various factors that may affect how difficult it is place a catheter accurately in the intracerebral blood clot, such as clot location, clot size, surgeon experience, and patient age.
|Factors Affecting Catheter Placement||3.57 MB|
Shane examined the role of the MISTIE surgical center and compliance with their suggested surgical approach. He also looked at catheter tract hemorrhage around the MISTIE treatment catheter in an attempt to identify factors that may contribute to catheter tract hemorrhage formation.
|Surgical Compliance and Catheter Tract Bleeds||2.17 MB|
Ryan examined patterns of hemorrhage removal in an attempt to better understand how the catheter interacts with the intracerebral blood clot.
|Pattern of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Collapse||4.7 MB|