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Christos Lazaridis

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentNeurology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    A neurointensivist, Dr. Christos Lazaridis is interested in all aspects of care for critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients; specific clinical and research interests include neuromonitoring and management of traumatic brain injury, and neurocritical care ethics. He enjoys teaching fellows, residents and medical students in general and neuro-critical care.


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    Pécs University Medical School, Pécs, HungaryMD08/2001Medicine
    University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX06/2006Neurology
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD06/2008Neurocritical Care
    Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK01/2012Neurotrauma Critical Care (6mo)
    University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada05/2016Critical Care Medicine (6mo)
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    2011European Diploma in Intensive Care, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

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    1U01NS099046-01A1     (Diaz-Arrastia)
    NIH
    Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe TBI Phase-3
    Role Description: Randomized controlled trial testing the co-management of brain tissue oxygenation and intracranial pressure vs. ICP alone in severe TBI
    Role: Clinical PI for U of Chicago

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    1. Lazaridis C. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury: Start Ventricular or Parenchymal? Neurocrit Care. 2019 08; 31(1):22-23. PMID: 31025185.
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    2. Zeiler FA, Ercole A, Cabeleira M, Beqiri E, Zoerle T, Carbonara M, Stocchetti N, Menon DK, Lazaridis C, Smielewski P, Czosnyka M. Patient-specific ICP Epidemiologic Thresholds in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: A CENTER-TBI Validation Study. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019 Jun 18. PMID: 31219937.
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    3. Suarez JI, Martin RH, Bauza C, Georgiadis A, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Calvillo E, Hemphill JC, Sung G, Oddo M, Taccone FS, LeRoux PD. Worldwide Organization of Neurocritical Care: Results from the PRINCE Study Part 1. Neurocrit Care. 2019 Jun 07. PMID: 31175567.
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    4. Lazaridis C. Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatments in Perceived Devastating Brain Injury: The Key Role of Uncertainty. Neurocrit Care. 2019 02; 30(1):33-41. PMID: 30143963.
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    5. Lazaridis C. Letter to the Editor. Reanalyze BEST TRIP. J Neurosurg. 2019 01 18; 131(2):652. PMID: 30660126.
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    6. Lazaridis C. End-of-life Considerations and Shared Decision Making in Neurocritical Care. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2018 12; 24(6):1794-1799. PMID: 30516607.
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    7. Lazaridis C, Altaweel L, Karakitsos D. Updates in Neurocritical Care. Crit Care Res Pract. 2018; 2018:1617359. PMID: 30155293.
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    8. Lazaridis C, Rusin CG, Robertson CS. Secondary brain injury: Predicting and preventing insults. Neuropharmacology. 2019 02; 145(Pt B):145-152. PMID: 29885419.
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    9. Lazaridis C. Brain Injured and Heart Strained. Crit Care Med. 2018 06; 46(6):1023-1024. PMID: 29762407.
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    10. Soliman I, Johnson GGRJ, Gillman LM, Zeiler FA, Faqihi F, Aletreby WT, Balhamar A, Mahmood NN, Ahmad Mumtaz S, Alharthy A, Lazaridis C, Karakitsos D. New Optic Nerve Sonography Quality Criteria in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury. Crit Care Res Pract. 2018; 2018:3589762. PMID: 29854448.
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    11. Kazmi SO, Sivakumar S, Karakitsos D, Alharthy A, Lazaridis C. Cerebral Pathophysiology in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Pitfalls in Daily Clinical Management. Crit Care Res Pract. 2018; 2018:3237810. PMID: 29744226.
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    12. Okonkwo DO, Shutter LA, Moore C, Temkin NR, Puccio AM, Madden CJ, Andaluz N, Chesnut RM, Bullock MR, Grant GA, McGregor J, Weaver M, Jallo J, LeRoux PD, Moberg D, Barber J, Lazaridis C, Diaz-Arrastia RR. Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Phase-II: A Phase II Randomized Trial. Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov; 45(11):1907-1914. PMID: 29028696.
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    13. Fam MD, Zeineddine HA, Eliyas JK, Stadnik A, Jesselson M, McBee N, Lane K, Cao Y, Wu M, Zhang L, Thompson RE, John S, Ziai W, Hanley DF, Awad IA. CSF inflammatory response after intraventricular hemorrhage. Neurology. 2017 Oct 10; 89(15):1553-1560. PMID: 28887375.
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    14. Lazaridis C. Ending Life in the ICU: The Vacuity of Sanctity. Crit Care Med. 2017 06; 45(6):e628. PMID: 28509755.
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    15. Koch PM, Lazaridis C. What does it mean for a critically ill patient to fare well? Intensive Care Med. 2017 10; 43(10):1518-1519. PMID: 28500453.
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    16. Lazaridis C. Resuscitation Versus Donation: Conflict, Priority, and Rational Consent. Am J Bioeth. 2017 05; 17(5):27-29. PMID: 28430062.
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    17. Sivakumar S, Taccone FS, Rehman M, Hinson H, Naval N, Lazaridis C. Hemodynamic and neuro-monitoring for neurocritically ill patients: An international survey of intensivists. J Crit Care. 2017 06; 39:40-47. PMID: 28171804.
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    18. Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Raza SM, Lazaridis C, Olivi A. Olfactory Groove Meningiomas: Acute Presentation and Potential : Pitfalls in Management and Functional Restoration. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2017; 124:155-158. PMID: 28120068.
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    19. Lazaridis C. Diffusion Hypoxia and/or Primary Mitochondrial Failure? JAMA Neurol. 2016 11 01; 73(11):1372-1373. PMID: 27618519.
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    20. Lazaridis C. Cerebral oxidative metabolism failure in traumatic brain injury: "Brain shock". J Crit Care. 2017 02; 37:230-233. PMID: 27773372.
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    21. Lazaridis C, Robertson CS. The Role of Multimodal Invasive Monitoring in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Oct; 27(4):509-17. PMID: 27637400.
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    22. Lazaridis C, Robertson CS. Hypothermia for Increased Intracranial Pressure: Is It Dead? Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 09; 16(9):78. PMID: 27443645.
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    23. Myers RB, Lazaridis C, Jermaine CM, Robertson CS, Rusin CG. Predicting Intracranial Pressure and Brain Tissue Oxygen Crises in Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Crit Care Med. 2016 09; 44(9):1754-61. PMID: 27315192.
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    24. Lazaridis C. Hypothermia for Intracranial Hypertension after Traumatic Brain Injury. N Engl J Med. 2016 04 07; 374(14):1384. PMID: 27050214.
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    25. Blumenthal-Barby JS, Lazaridis C. A Woman in Her 30s Whose Family Becomes Distrustful After an Initial Prognosis Proves Inaccurate. Chest. 2016 Apr; 149(4):e115-7. PMID: 27055715.
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    26. Lazaridis C. Transforming ICU death into life-radically more. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Dec; 42(12):2096-2097. PMID: 27000387.
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    27. Lazaridis C, Smielewski P, Menon DK, Hutchinson P, Pickard JD, Czosnyka M. Patient-Specific Thresholds and Doses of Intracranial Hypertension in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2016; 122:117-20. PMID: 27165889.
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    28. Lazaridis C, Yang M, DeSantis SM, Luo ST, Robertson CS. Predictors of intensive care unit length of stay and intracranial pressure in severe traumatic brain injury. J Crit Care. 2015 Dec; 30(6):1258-62. PMID: 26324412.
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    29. Lazaridis C. "No-touch" period: no benefit for donors, high cost for recipients. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Jan; 42(1):134. PMID: 26179430.
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    30. Lazaridis C, Maas AI, Souter MJ, Martin RH, Chesnut RM, DeSantis SM, Sung G, Leroux PD, Suarez JI. Alternative clinical trial design in neurocritical care. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun; 22(3):378-84. PMID: 25894451.
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    31. Citerio G, Park S, Schmidt JM, Moberg R, Suarez JI, Le Roux PD. Data collection and interpretation. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun; 22(3):360-8. PMID: 25846711.
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    32. Georgiadis AL, Palesch YY, Zygun D, Hemphill JC, Robertson CS, Leroux PD, Suarez JI. Multi-modality neuro-monitoring: conventional clinical trial design. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun; 22(3):369-77. PMID: 25832350.
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    33. Frontera J, Ziai W, O'Phelan K, Leroux PD, Kirkpatrick PJ, Diringer MN, Suarez JI. Regional brain monitoring in the neurocritical care unit. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun; 22(3):348-59. PMID: 25832349.
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    34. Lazaridis C. Routine recovery of organs for transplantation can be acceptable. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Jun; 41(6):1152. PMID: 25971376.
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    35. Bershad EM, Rao CP, Vuong KD, Mazabob J, Brown G, Styron SL, Nguyen T, Delledera E, Smirnakis SM, Lazaridis C, Georgiadis AL, Mokracek M, Seipel TJ, Nisbet JJ, Baskaran V, Chang AH, Stewart P, Suarez JI. Multidisciplinary protocol for rapid head computed tomography turnaround time in acute stroke patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Jun; 24(6):1256-61. PMID: 25920753.
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    36. Shah V, Lazaridis C. Apnea testing on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Case report and literature review. J Crit Care. 2015 Aug; 30(4):784-6. PMID: 25891646.
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    37. Lazaridis C. Where was I when I was in a coma? Intensive Care Med. 2015 Nov; 41(11):1971-2. PMID: 25711472.
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    38. Lazaridis C, Blumenthal-Barby JS. Organ Donation Beyond Brain Death: Donors as Ends and Maximal Utility. Am J Bioeth. 2015; 15(8):17-9. PMID: 26225507.
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    39. Lazaridis C, Blumenthal-Barby JS. Biology, metaphysics, and brain death criteria. J Crit Care. 2015 Apr; 30(2):417-8. PMID: 25599946.
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    40. Lazaridis C, Andrews CM. Brain tissue oxygenation, lactate-pyruvate ratio, and cerebrovascular pressure reactivity monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury: systematic review and viewpoint. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct; 21(2):345-55. PMID: 24993955.
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    41. Lazaridis C. The living brain dead. Intensive Care Med. 2014 Nov; 40(11):1791. PMID: 25186985.
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    42. Lazaridis C. From targeting to optimizing cerebral perfusion pressure. Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9):e635. PMID: 25126820.
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    43. Lazaridis C, Czosnyka M. Patient-specific intracranial pressure. Response. J Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 120(4):892. PMID: 24809078.
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    44. Lazaridis C, Andrews CM. Traumatic spinal cord injury: learn from the brain!*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar; 42(3):749-50. PMID: 24534971.
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    45. Lazaridis C, DeSantis SM, Smielewski P, Menon DK, Hutchinson P, Pickard JD, Czosnyka M. Patient-specific thresholds of intracranial pressure in severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 120(4):893-900. PMID: 24506248.
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    46. Desantis SM, Lazaridis C, Ji S, Spinale FG. Analyzing Propensity Matched Zero-Inflated Count Outcomes in Observational Studies. J Appl Stat. 2014 Jan 01; 41(1). PMID: 24298197.
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    47. Lazaridis C. Plateau waves of intracranial pressure and mechanisms of brain hypoxia. J Crit Care. 2014 Apr; 29(2):303-4. PMID: 24411105.
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    48. DeSantis SM, Lazaridis C. Aprotinin revisited. Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jan; 40(1):142. PMID: 24154674.
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    49. Graffagnino C, Bergese S, Love J, Schneider D, Lazaridis C, LaPointe M, Lee K, Lynch G, Hu MY, Williams GC. Clevidipine rapidly and safely reduces blood pressure in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: the ACCELERATE trial. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013; 36(3):173-80. PMID: 24135526.
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    50. Madey JJ, Hannah JA, Lazaridis C. Central pontine myelinolysis following acute hypoglycemia. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Oct; 115(10):2299-300. PMID: 23948485.
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    51. Desantis SM, Lazaridis C, Palesch Y, Ramakrishnan V. Regression analysis of ordinal stroke clinical trial outcomes: an application to the NINDS t-PA trial. Int J Stroke. 2014 Feb; 9(2):226-31. PMID: 23803174.
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    52. Lazaridis C, Neyens R, Bodle J, DeSantis SM. High-osmolarity saline in neurocritical care: systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care Med. 2013 May; 41(5):1353-60. PMID: 23591212.
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    53. Lazaridis C, Smielewski P, Steiner LA, Brady KM, Hutchinson P, Pickard JD, Czosnyka M. Optimal cerebral perfusion pressure: are we ready for it? Neurol Res. 2013 Mar; 35(2):138-48. PMID: 23452576.
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    54. Turk AS, Nyberg EM, Chaudry MI, Turner RD, Magarik JA, Nicholas JS, Holmstedt CA, Chalela JA, Hays A, Lazaridis C, Chimowitz MI, Turan TN, Adams RJ, Jauch EC. Utilization of CT perfusion patient selection for mechanical thrombectomy irrespective of time: a comparison of functional outcomes and complications. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Nov; 5(6):518-22. PMID: 22935349.
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    55. Lazaridis C, Czosnyka M. Cerebral blood flow, brain tissue oxygen, and metabolic effects of decompressive craniectomy. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Jun; 16(3):478-84. PMID: 22396191.
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    56. Lazaridis C, DeSantis SM, Vandergrift AW, Krishna V. Cerebral blood flow velocity changes and the value of the pulsatility index post decompressive craniectomy. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jul; 19(7):1052-4. PMID: 22555129.
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    57. Adams RJ, Debenham E, Chalela J, Chimowitz M, Hays A, Hill C, Holmstedt C, Jauch E, Kitch A, Lazaridis C, Turan TN. REACH MUSC: A Telemedicine Facilitated Network for Stroke: Initial Operational Experience. Front Neurol. 2012; 3:33. PMID: 22435064.
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    58. Krishna V, Lazaridis C, Ellegala D, Glazier S, Kindy M, Spampinato M, Chalela JA. Spinal cord infarction associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Sep; 114(7):1030-2. PMID: 22386902.
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    59. Lazaridis C. Advanced hemodynamic monitoring: principles and practice in neurocritical care. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Feb; 16(1):163-9. PMID: 21678100.
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    60. Lazaridis C, DeSantis SM, Jauch EC, Adams RJ. Telestroke in South Carolina. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Oct; 22(7):946-50. PMID: 22196873.
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    61. Lazaridis C, DeSantis SM, McLawhorn M, Krishna V. Liberation of neurosurgical patients from mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy in neurocritical care. J Crit Care. 2012 Aug; 27(4):417.e1-8. PMID: 22033050.
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    62. Turk A, Magarik JA, Chaudry I, Turner RD, Nicholas J, Holmstedt CA, Chalela J, Hays A, Lazaridis C, Jauch E, Chimowitz M, Turan T, Adams R. CT perfusion-guided patient selection for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke is safe and effective. J Neurointerv Surg. 2012 Jul; 4(4):261-5. PMID: 21990520.
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    63. Lazaridis C, Bodle J, Chaudry I, Hays A, Chalela J. Familial nontraumatic, nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a report on three first-degree siblings. J Neurosurg. 2011 Sep; 115(3):621-3. PMID: 21639697.
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    64. Hays AN, Lazaridis C, Neyens R, Nicholas J, Gay S, Chalela JA. Osmotherapy: use among neurointensivists. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Apr; 14(2):222-8. PMID: 21153930.
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    65. Lazaridis C, Pradilla G, Nyquist PA, Tamargo RJ. Intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation in the setting of subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, and neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy. Case report and review of the literature. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Aug; 13(1):101-8. PMID: 20383610.
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    66. Lazaridis C, Naval N. Risk factors and medical management of vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2010 Apr; 21(2):353-64. PMID: 20380975.
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    67. Aravapalli A, Fox J, Lazaridis C. Cerebral fat embolism and the "starfield" pattern: a case report. Cases J. 2009 Nov 19; 2:212. PMID: 19946456.
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    68. Chik Y, Hoesch RE, Lazaridis C, Weisman CJ, Llinas RH. A case of postpartum cerebral angiopathy with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Nat Rev Neurol. 2009 Sep; 5(9):512-6. PMID: 19724301.
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    69. Lazaridis C, Hays AN, Neyens R, Chalela JA. Liberation from mechanical ventilation in the neurocritically ill. Crit Care Med. 2009 Apr; 37(4):1531; author reply 1532. PMID: 19318858.
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    70. Stevens RD, Lazaridis C, Chalela JA. The role of mechanical ventilation in acute brain injury. Neurol Clin. 2008 May; 26(2):543-63, x. PMID: 18514826.
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    71. Singer MA, Lazaridis C, Nations SP, Wolfe GI. Reversible nitrous oxide-induced myeloneuropathy with pernicious anemia: case report and literature review. Muscle Nerve. 2008 Jan; 37(1):125-9. PMID: 17623854.
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    72. Lazaridis C, Geocadin R, Mirski M. An association between hypernatremia, adverse cardiac outcomes and mortality in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2007; 7(3):270-1; author reply 272. PMID: 17975712.
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    73. Lazaridis C, Torabi A, Cannon S. Bilateral third nerve palsy and temporal arteritis. Arch Neurol. 2005 Nov; 62(11):1766-8. PMID: 16286553.
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    74. Pavlidis TE, Atmatzidis KS, Lazaridis CN, Papaziogas BT, Makris JG, Papaziogas TB. Comparison between modern mesh and conventional non-mesh methods of inguinal hernia repair. Minerva Chir. 2002 Feb; 57(1):7-12. PMID: 11832851.
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