August 2014
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Neurosurgery Archives

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

1. Dasenbrock HH, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of insurance status on outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases. Cancer. 2012 Jan 31.
Key words: insurance, outcomes, spinal metastases

2. Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. Endoscopic image-guided transcervical odontoidectomy: outcomes of 15 patients with basilar invagination. Neurosurgery. 2012 Feb;70(2):351-60.
Key words: endoscopy, transcervical odontoidectomy

3. Lebow R, Parker SL, Adogwa O, Reig A, Cheng J, Bydon A, McGirt MJ. Microdiscectomy improves pain-associated depression, somatic anxiety, and mental well-being in patients with herniated lumbar disc. Neurosurgery. 2012 Feb;70(2):306-11

4. Molina CA, Sarabia-Estrada R, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM. Delayed onset of paralysis and slowed tumor growth following in situ placement of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 within spine tumors in a rat model of metastatic breast cancer. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jan 20

1. Bydon A, Dasenbrock HH, Pendleton C, McGirt MJ, Gokaslan ZL, Quinones-Hinojosa A.
Harvey Cushing, the spine surgeon: the surgical treatment of Pott disease.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 1;36(17):1420-5.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21224751

2. Dasenbrock HH, Pradilla G, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. The impact of weekend hospital admission on the timing of intervention and the outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases. Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug 19 [Epub ahead of print].
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21869727

3. Dasenbrock HH, Clarke MJ, Bydon A, McGirt MJ, Witham TF, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. En bloc resection of sacral chordomas aided by frameless stereotactic image guidance: a technical note. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21772223

4. Lebow R, Parker SL, Adogwa O, Reig A, Cheng J, Bydon A, McGirt MJ. Microdisectomy improves pain-associated depression, somatic anxiety, and mental well being in patients with herniated lumbar disc. Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug 1 [Epub ahead of print].
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21811186

5. Parker SL, Amin AG, Farber SH, McGirt MJ, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF. Ability of electromyographic monitoring to determine the presence of malpositioned pedicle screws in the lumbosacral spine: analysis of 2450 consecutively placed screws. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Aug;15(2):130-5.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21529126

6. Xu R, Bydon M, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Safety and efficacy of rhBMP2 in posterior cervical spinal fusion for subaxial degenerative spine disease: Analysis of outcomes in 204 patients. Surg Neurol Int. 2011;2:109. Epub 2011 Aug 13.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21886882

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