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April 2015
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Neurosurgery Archives

1. Lo SF, Otake Y, Puvanesarajah V, Wang AS, Uneri A, De Silva T, Vogt S, Kleinszig G, Elder BD, Goodwin CR, Kosztowski TA, Liauw JA, Groves M, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Aygun N, Gokaslan ZL, Siewerdsen JH. Automatic localization of target vertebrae in spine surgery: clinical evaluation of the LevelCheck registration algorithm. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: spine surgery; spinal level; wrong level; levelcheck
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25646750

1. Bydon M, Abt NB, De la Garza-Ramos R, Macki M, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A, Huang J. Impact of resident participation on morbidity and mortality in neurosurgical procedures: an analysis of 16,098 patients. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jan 9;1-7.
Key words: neurosurgery; resident; nsqip; outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25574567

2. Bydon M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Abt NB, Macki M, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Bydon A, Gokslan ZL, Witham TF. Durotomy is associated with pseudoarthrosis following lumbar fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Dec 17.
Key words: durotomy; csf; pseudoarthrosis; lumbar fusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25532509

3. Bydon M, Macki M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF, Bydon A. Smoking as an independent predictor of reoperation after lumbar laminectomy: a study of 500 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jan 2:1-6.
Key words: laminectomy; smoking; spine surgery; outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25555058

4. Zadnik PL, Goodwin CR, Karami KJ, Mehta AI, Amin AG, Groves ML, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM. Outcomes following surgical intervention for impending and gross instability caused by multiple myeloma in the spinal column. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jan 9:1-9.
Key words: multiple myeloma; spine tumor; instability; outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25575166

1. Bydon M, Abt NB, Macki M, Brem H, Huang J, Bydon A, Tamargo RJ. Preoperative anemia increases postoperative morbidity in elective cranial neurosurgery. Surg Neuol Int. 2014 Oct 31;5:156.
Key words: neurosurgery; anemia; outcomes; complications; mortality
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25422784

2. Bydon M, Macki M, Abt NB, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bdon A, Sciubba DM. The cost-effectiveness of interbody fusions versus posterolateral fusions in 137 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis. Spine J. 2014 Oct 13 pii: S1529-9430(14)01565-4.
Key words: lumbar fusion; interbody fusion; cost effectiveness; spine surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25463402

3. Clarke MJ, Zadnik PL, Groves ML, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Fusion following lateral mass reconstruction in the cervical spine. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov 28:1-12.
Key words: lateral mass; cervical spine; tumor; reconstruction; fusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25431961

4. De la Garza-Ramos R, Bydon M, Abt N, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Rabin B, Witham TF. The impact of obesity on short- and long-term outcomes following lumbar fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 22 [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: lumbar fusion; obesity; outcomes; spine surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25341984

5. Santiago-Dieppa DR, Hwang LS, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, McCarthy EF, Witham TF. L4 and L5 spondylectomy for en bloc resection of giant cell tumor and review of the literature. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2014 Oct;5(2):151-7.
Key words: giant cell tumor; spine surgery; spondylectomy; en bloc
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25364329

1. Bydon M, Lin JA, De la Garza-Ramos R, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon, A. The role of spinal fusion in the treatment of cervical synovial cysts: a series of 17 cases and meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Sep 26;1-10.
Key words: cervical synovial cyst; fusion; decompression; cervical spine; outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25259554

2. Xu R, Bydon M, Macki M, Belkoff SM, Langdale ER, McGovern K, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan, ZL, Bydon A. Biomechanical impact of C2 pedicle screw length in an atlantoaxial fusion construct. Surg Neurol Int. 2014 Aug 28;5(Suppl 7):S343-6.
Key words: C2 screw; pedicle screw; biomechanics; cervical spine; fusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25289157

1. Bydon M, Mathios D, Macki M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Long-term patient outcomes after posterior cervical foraminotomy: an analysis of 151 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug 15;1-5
Key words: cervical foraminotomy; outcomes; complications; cervical spine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25127430

1. Abt NB, Bydon M, De la Garza-Ramos R, McGovern K, Olivi A, Huang J, Bydon A. Concurrent neoadjuvant chemotherapy is an independent risk factor of stroke, all-cause morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing brain tumor resection. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Jul 22 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: chemotherapy; brain tumor; neurosurgery; NSQIP
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25065847

1. Bydon M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Abt NB, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Trends in Medicare payments to physicians and implantable medical device manufacturers. Orthopedics. 2014 Jul 1;37(7):441-3
Key words: medicare; implantable medical devices; reimbursements
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24992050

2. Macki M, Bydon M, McGovern K, Abt N, De la Garza-Ramos R, Naff N, Bydon A. Gold fiducials are a unique marker for localization in the thoracic spine: a cost comparison with percutaneous vertebroplasty. Neurol Res. 2014 Jun 25 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: gold fiducial; thoracic spine; vertebroplasty
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24963696

1. Bydon M, Macki M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Youssef M, Gokaslan ZL, Meleka S, Bydon A. The cost-effectiveness of CT-guided sacroiliac joint injections: a measure of QALY gained. Neurol Res. 2014 Apr 28:1743132814Y0000000372. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: sacroiliac; injection; pain; spine; cost-effectiveness
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24773478

2. Bydon M, Xu R, De la Garza-Ramos R, Macki M, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: Incidence and clinical outcomes of patients requiring anterior versus posterior repeat cervical fusion. Surg Neurol Int. 2014 Apr 16;5(Suppl 3):S74-8.
Key words: adjacent segment disease; cervical; fusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24843815

3. Bydon M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Macki M, Desai A, Gokaslan AK, Bydon A. Incidence of sacral fractures and in-hospital postoperative complications in the United States: An analysis from 2002 - 2011. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 May 28 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: sacral fractures; spine; Nationwide Inpatient Sample; outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24875962

4. Macki M, Bydon M, Kaloostian P, Bydon A. Acute compressive myelopathy due to vertebral haemangioma. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Apr 28;2014. pii: bcr2013200408.
Key words: myelopathy; hemangioma; spine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24777075

1. Bydon M, Macki M, Aygun N, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Development of postoperative C5 palsy is associated with wider posterior decompressions: An analysis of 41 patients. Spine J. 2014 Apr 2. pii: S1529-9430(14)00348-9.
Key words: C5 palsy; cervical; spine; decompression; surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24704500

2. Macki M, Bydon M, Lo SF, Kaloostian P, Bydon A. Mycotic Aneurysm and Fungal Spinal Abscess due to Tainted Steroid Injection. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: mycotic aneurysm; spine; injection; tainted
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24665968

3. Macki M, Hernandez-Hermann M, Bydon M, Gokaslan A, McGovern K, Bydon A. Spontaneous regression of sequestrated lumbar disc herniations: Literature Review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 May;120C:136-141.
Key words: disc herniation; lumbar; spine; spontaneous regression
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24630494

1. Bydon M, Martin Ma T, Xu R, Weingart J, Olivi A, Gokaslan ZL, Tamargo RJ, Brem H, Bydon A. Surgical outcomes of craniocervical junction meningiomas: A series of 22 consecutive patients. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Feb;117-9
Key words: meningioma; brain tumor; craniocervical; surgical; outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24438809

2. De la Garza-Ramos R, Bydon M, Macki M, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Bydon A. Fluorescent techniques in spine surgery. Neurol Res. 2014 Mar 5 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: fluorescent; neurosurgery; spine; surgery; tumor; vascular malformation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24597912

1. Bydon M, Mathios D, Aguayo-Alvarez JJ, Ho C, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Multiple primary intramedullary ependymomas: a case report and review of the literature. Spine J. 2013 Oct;13(10):1379-86
Key words: multiple ependymoma, spine tumor, spine surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23988460

2. Bydon M, Xu R, Macki M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Sciubba DM, Wolinksy JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Adjacent segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in a large series. Neurosurgery. 2013 Oct 21 [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: adjacent segment disease, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, surgical outcomes, cervical fusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24149977

3. Gokaslan ZL, Laufer I, Wolinsky JP. Evolution of spinal instrumentation. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct;80 (3-4):243-4.
Key words: Instrumentation, Motion preservation, Pedicle screw, Spine
https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/ContentPlayerCtrl/doPlayContent/1-s2.0-S1878875011003111
PMID:22120402

4. Kaloostian PE, Yurter A, Zadnik PL, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL. Current paradigms for metastatic spinal disease: an evidence-based review. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jan;21(1):248-62.
Key words: spine, metastatic, tumor
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1245%2Fs10434-013-3324-8
PMID: 24145995

5. Macki M, Bydon M, Papademetriou K, Gokaslan Z, Bydon A. Presacral extramedullary hematopoiesis: An alternative hypothesis. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Dec;20(12):1664-8.
Key words: Extramedullary, Hematopoiesis, Mesenchymal, Presacral, STR/ort, Stem cells
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967586813003536
PMID: 24139732

6. Macki M, Lo SF, Bydon M, Kaloostian P, Bydon A. Post-surgical thoracic pseudomeningocele causing spinal cord compression. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Nov 5 [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: pseudomeningocele, durotomy, spinal cord
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24210805

7. Wang, JY, Yang W, Ye X, Rigamonti D, Coon, AL, Tamargo RJ, Huang J. Impact on seizure control of surgical resection or radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations.
Neurosurgery 2013 Oct; 73(4):648-55, discussion 655-6. Doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000071.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23842554

8. Xu R, Bydon M, Macki M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Sciubba DM, Wolinksy JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Adjacent segment disease after ACDF: clinical outcomes after first repeat surgery versus second repeat surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 21 [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: adjacent segment disease, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, surgical outcomes, cervical fusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24150434

1. Clarke MJ, Dasenbrock H, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, McGirt MJ, Hsieh PC, Yassari R, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Posterior-only approach for en bloc sacrectomy: clinical outcomes in 36 consecutive patients. Neurosurgery. 2012 May 7.
Key words: sacrectomy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22569060

2. Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, Witham TF, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of provider volume on the outcomes after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jun;70(6):1346-54.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22610361

3. Dasenbrock HH, Juraschek SP, Schultz LR, Witham TF, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The efficacy of minimally invasive discectomy compared with open discectomy: a meta-analysis of prospective randomized controlled trials. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 May;16(5):452-62. Epub 2012 Mar 9.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22404142

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