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Brett L. Cucchiara, MD

Brett L. Cucchiara, MD

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Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6738
Fax: 215-349-5579
B.A. (English, magna cum laude)
Carleton College, 1992.
Tulane University School of Medicine, 1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Current research involves studying 1) blood biomarkers in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, and other types of cerebrovascular disease, 2) alterations in vascular structure and function in patients with migraine, and 3) use of transcranial Doppler emboli detection for assessment of patients with cerebrovascular disease.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cerebrovascular disease. Stroke. TIA. Intracerebral hemorrhage. Carotid stenosis. Arterial dissection. Transcranial Doppler.

Selected Publications

Cucchiara BL., Messe SR., Taylor RA., Pacelli J., Maus D., Shah Q., Kasner SE.: Is the ABCD score useful for risk stratification of patients with acute transient ischemic attack? Stroke 37(7): 1710-4, Jul 2006.

Ferguson T., Sansing LH., Herrmann H., Cucchiara B.: To close or not to close: PFO, sex and cerebrovascular events. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 18(12): E292-3, Dec 2006.

Cucchiara B., Messe S., Taylor R., Clarke J., Pollak E.: Utility of D-dimer in the diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Journal of Thrombosis & Haemostasis 3(2): 387-9, Feb 2005.

Cucchiara BL., Kasner SE.: Carotid dissection causing occipital lobe infarction. Neurology 65(9): 1408, Nov 8 2005.

Taylor RA., Wu GF., Hurst RW., Kasner SE., Cucchiara BL.: Transient global amnesia heralding basilar artery thrombosis. Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery 108(1): 60-2, Dec 2005.

Cucchiara BL., Kasner SE., Wolk DA., Lyden PD., Knappertz VA., Ashwood T., Odergren T., Nordlund A., CLASS-I Investigators.: Early impairment in consciousness predicts mortality after hemispheric ischemic stroke. Critical Care Medicine 32(1): 241-5, Jan 2004.

Schlegel D., Cucchiara B.: Orgasmic headache with transient basilar artery vasospasm. Headache 44(7): 710-2, Jul-Aug 2004.

Schlegel D., Kolb SJ., Luciano JM., Tovar JM., Cucchiara BL., Liebeskind DS., Kasner SE.: Utility of the NIH Stroke Scale as a predictor of hospital disposition. Stroke 34(1): 134-7, Jan 2003.

Cucchiara B., Messe S., Kasner SE.: Danger of treatment protocols. Stroke 34(5): e19, May 2003.

Cucchiara B., Kasner SE., Wolk DA., Lyden PD., Knappertz VA., Ashwood T., Odergren T., Nordlund A.: Lack of hemispheric dominance for consciousness in acute ischaemic stroke. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 74(7): 889-92, Jul 2003.

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