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April 2018

Neurosurgery Archives

1. De la Garza-Ramos R, Bydon A. Erratum: Long-term clinical outcomes following 3- and 4-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Apr 8 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; 3-level; 4-level; multilevel; outcomes

2. De Silva T, Lo SL, Aygun N, Aghion DM, Boah A, Petteys R, Uneri A, Ketcha MD, Yi T, Vogt S, Kleinszig G, Wei W, Weiten M, Ye X, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Swiedersen JH. Utility of the LevelCheck algorithm for decision support in vertebral localization. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar 30 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: spinal fusion; vertebral localization; LevelCheck; patient safety

1. Abt NB, De la Garza-Ramos R, Olorundare IO, McCutcheon BA, Bydon A, Fogelson J, Nassr A, Bydon M. Thirty day postoperative outcomes following anterior lumbar interbody fusion using the national surgical quality improvement program database. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Feb 23;143:126-131.
Key words: anterior lumbar interbody fusion; NSQIP; surgical outcomes

2. Bydon M, Lin JA, De la Garza-Ramos R, Macki M, Kosztowski T, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Time to Surgery and Outcomes in Cauda Equina Syndrome: An Analysis of 45 Cases. World Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 87:110-5.
Key words: cauda equina syndrome; time to surgery; outcomes

3. De la Garza-Ramos R, Jain A, Kebaish KM, Bydon A, Passias PG, Sciubba DM. Inpatient morbidity and mortality after adult spinal deformity surgery in teaching versus nonteaching hospitals. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar 4:1-6.
Key words: adult spinal deformity; nationwide inpatient sample; teaching hospital

4. De la Garza-Ramos R, Xu R, Ramhmdani S, Kosztowski T, Bydon M, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Long-term clinical outcomes following 3- and 4-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Feb 19:1-7.
Key words: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; 3-level; 4-level; fusion

5. Elder BD, Sankey EW, Goodwin CR, Kosztowski TA, Lo SF, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF, Sciubba DM. Surgical outcomes in patients with high instability neoplasm score secondary to spinal giant cell tumors. Global Spine J. 2016 Feb;6(1):21-8
Key words: giant cell tumor; spinal instability neoplasm score; outcomes

6. Goodwin CR, Sankey EW, Liu A, Abu-Bonsrah N, Elder BD, Rhee J, Kosztowski T, Bydon A, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM. Primary lesion location influences postoperative survival in patients with metastatic colorectal spinal lesions. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Mar;25:84-9
Key words: spinal metastasis; colorectal cancer; survival; primary lesion

7. Macki M, Syeda S, Kerezoudis P, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A, Bydon M. Preoperative motor strength and time to surgery are the most important predictors of improvement in foot drop due to degenerative lumbar disease. J Neurol Sci. 2016 Feb 15;361:133-6.
Key words: foot drop; outcomes; preoperative strength; lumbar spine

1. Macki M, Alam R, Kerezoudis P, Gokaslan Z, Bydon A, Bydon M. Manual muscle test at C5 palsy onset predicts the likelihood of and time to C5 palsy resolution. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Oct 23. pii: S0967-5868(15)00474-9.
Key words: cervical fusion; c5 palsy; outcomes; spine surgery

1. Elder BD, Sankey EW, Theodros D, Bydon M, Rory Goodwin C, Lo SF, Kosztowski TA, Belzberg AJ, Wolinsky JP, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A, Witham TF. Successful anterior fusion following posterior cervical fusion for revision of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion pseudarthrosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Oct 16. pii: S0967-5868(15)00450-6.
Key words: Adjacent segment disease; Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; Myelopathy; Neck pain; Posterior cervical fusion; Pseudarthrosis; Radiculopathy

1. De la Garza-Ramos R, Kerezoudis P, Sciubba DM, Bydon A, Witham T, Bydon M. The effect of preoperative diagnosis on the incidence of adjacent segment disease after lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Sep 23 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: adjacent segment disease; lumbar fusion; preoperative diagnosis

2. Goodwin CR, Desai A, Khattab M, Elder BD, Bydon A, Wolinsky JP. Cervical fusion for absent pedicle syndrome presenting with myelopathy. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep 16. pii: S1878-8750(15)01180-8.
Key words: absent pedicle syndrome; cervical fusion; myelopathy

3. Goodwin CR, Khattab MH, Sankey EW, Elder BD, Kosztowski TA, Sarabia-Estrada R, Bydon A, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM. Factors associated with life expectancy in patients with metastatic spine disease from adenocarcinoma of the lung. Global Spine J. 2015 Oct;5(5):417-24.
Key words: spinal metastases; lung adenocarcinoma; survival; life expectancy

1. Bydon M, Macki M, De la Garza-Ramos R, McGovern K, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A.Incidence of adjacent segment disease requiring reoperation after lumbar laminectomy without fusion: A study of 398 patients. Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep 4 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: adjacent segment disease; laminectomy; lumbar spine; reoperation

2. Liu A, Sankey EW, Godwin CR, Kosztowski TA, Elder BD, Bydon A, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM.Postoperative survival and functional outcomes for patients with metastatic gynecological cancer to the spine: case series and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sept 11:1-14.
Key words: spinal metastases; gynecological cancer; survival; outcomes

3. Macki M, Bydon M, Weingart R, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A, Witham TF. Posterolateral fusion with interbody for lumbar spondylolisthesis is associated with less repeat surgery than posterolateral fusion alone. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Aug 20:138:117-23.
Key words: spondylolisthesis; posterolateral fusion; interbody fusion; reoperation

1. Bydon M, Abt NB, De la Garza-Ramos R, Olorundare IO, McGovern K, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Impact of age on short-term outcomes after lumbar fusion: an analysis of 1395 patients stratified by decade cohorts. Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep;77(3):347-54.
Key words: lumbar fusion; age; outcomes; complications

2. Goodwin CR, Abu-Bonsrah N, Kosztowski T, Bydon A, Sciubba DM. Thoracic pneumorachis. Spine J. 2015 Jul 24. pii: S1529-9430(15)01153-5.
Key words: pneumorachis; thoracic spine; vertebral fracture

3. Puvanesarajah V, Lo SL, Aygun N, Liaw JA, Jusue-Torres I, Lina IA, Hadelsberg U, Elder BD, Bydon A, Bettegowda C, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Rigamonti D, Kleinberg LR, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF, Redmond KJ, Lim M. Prognostic factors associated with pain palliation after spine stereotactic body radiation therapy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jul 31:1-10.
Key words: stereotactic body radiation therapy; oncology; pain palliation; radiotherapy

4. Wang JY, Molenda J, Bydon A, Colby GP, Coon AL, Tamargo RJ, Huang J. Natural history and treatment of craniocervical junction dural arteriovenous fistulas. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jul 17. pii: S0967-5868(15)00270-2.
Key words: arteriovenous fistula; spinal vascular malformation; subarachnoid hemorrhage


1. Bydon M, Macki M, Qadi M, De la Garza-Ramos R, Kosztowski TA, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Regression of an atlantoaxial rheumatoid pannus following posterior instrumented fusion. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Jun 18;137:28-33.
Key words: rheumatoid arthritis; rheumatoid pannus; atlantoaxial pannus; cervical spine

1. Bydon M, Macki M, Abt NB, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Witham TF, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A. Clinical and surgical outcomes after lumbar laminectomy: An analysis of 500 patients. Surg Neurol Int. 2015 May 7;6(Suppl 4):S190-3.
Key words: laminectomy; outcomes; spine surgery

1. De la Garza-Ramos R, Bydon M, Macki M, Abt NB, Rhee J, Gokaslan Z, Bydon A. Instrumented fusion in the setting of primary spinal infection. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Apr 15 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: spine infection; osteomyelitis; fusion; instrumentation; spondylodiscitis

1. Kim JE, Pang J, Christensen JM, Coon D, Zadnik PL, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Witham TF, Redett RJ, Sacks JM. Soft tissue reconstruction after total en bloc sacrectomy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Mar 27:1-11.
Key words: sacrectomy; total en bloc; reconstruction; soft tissue

2. Petteys RJ, Spitz SM, Rhe J, Rory Goodwin C, Zadnik PL, Sarabia-Estrada R, Groves ML, Bydon A, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba DM. Tokuhashi score is predictive of survival in a cohort of patients undergoing surgery for renal cell carcinoma spinal metastases. Eur Spine J. 2015 Mar 13 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: spine surgery; spinal metastases; survival; renal cell carcinoma

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