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Dr. Mauricio Campos Benitez

  • Duggal N, Campos-Benitez M. Craniocervical Junction Surgical Approaches, Seminars in Neurosurgery 13:179-190, 2002.
  •  Pickett G, Campos-Benitez M. Epidemiology of spinal cord injury in Canada. Spine 31(7):799-805, 2006.
  •  Campos-Benitez M, Kaufmann AM. Neurovascular compression findings in hemifacial spasm. Journal of Neurosurgery 109(3):416-420, 2008.
  •  Slotkin J, Campos-Benitez M, Burke GF, Andreychik DA, Hess WF, McKinley KE, Lacroix M, Toms SA. ProvenCare Lumbar spine: reengineering care delivery for elective lumbar spine fusion (LSF) surgery. Neurosurgery. 60 Suppl 1:155, 2013.

Dr. Amir Dehdashti

  • Stofko DL, Nickles T, Sun H, Dehdashti AR. The value of immediate postoperative MR imaging following endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013, Aug 28. Epub ahead of print.
  • Dehdashti AR.  Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Anterior Skull-Base Lesions: Technical Nuances and Description of Indications and limitations. Hathiram, Bachi T, Khattar, Vicky S (ed.) Atlas of Operative Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.  Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Pvt. Ltd. Jan. 31, 2013
  •  Alahmadi H, Dehdashti AR, Gentili F. Endoscopic endonasal surgery in recurrent and residual pituitary adenomas after microscopic resection. World Neurosurgery. 77(3-4):540-7, 2012.
  •  Dehdashti AR, Le Roux A, Bacigaluppi S, Wallace MC. A long-term visual outcome and aneurysm obliteration rate for very large and giant ophthalmic segment aneurysms: assessment of surgical treatment. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 154(f1):43-52, 2012.
  •  Lyness L, Dehdashti AR. Clipping of distal superior cerebellar artery aneurysm with preservation of the parent vessel: a case report. Br J Neurosurg. 26(1):83-5, 2012.

Dr. Michel Lacroix

  • Maioriella A, Chaljub G, Nauta H, Lacroix M. Chemical shift imaging of mannitol in acute cerebral ischemia. Journal of Neurosurgery 97:687-91, 2002.
  •  Lehman CA, Hayes JM, Lacroix M, Owen SV, Nauta HJW. Development and implementation of a problem focused neurological assessment system. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 35(4):184-192, 2003.
  •  Slotkin J, Campos-Benitez M, Burke GF, Andreychik DA, Hess WF, McKinley KE, Lacroix M, Toms SA. ProvenCare Lumbar spine: reengineering care delivery for elective lumbar spine fusion (LSF) surgery. Neurosurgery. 60 Suppl 1:155, 2013.
  •  Rivkin M, Toms A, Bronov O, Lacroix M, Huzhei W, Toms SA. Cerebellopontine Angle Chondroid Meningioma Apoplexy Complicating a Third Trimester Pregnancy.   Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics. (in press)

Dr. Nicholas Marko

  •  Marko NF. Hyperosmolar therapy for intracranial hypertension: time to dispel antiquated myths. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185(5):467-8, 2012.
  • Marko NF. Hypertonic saline, not mannitol, should be considered gold-standard medical therapy for intracranial hypertension. Crit Care. 16(1): 113, 2012.
  •  Mohammadi AM, Recinos PF, Barnett GH, Weil RJ, Vogelbaum MA, Chao ST, Suh JH, Marko NF, Elson P, Neyman G, Angelov L.  Role of Gamma Knife surgery in patients with 5 or more brain metastases.  J Neurosurg. 117 Suppl:5-12, 2012.
  •  Marko NF. Introduction to the Genomics special edition on clinical and translational genomics. Genomics. 102(2):73, 2013.
  •  Rahmathulla G, Marko NF, Weil RJ.  Cerebral radiation necrosis:  A review of the pathobiology, diagnosis and management considerations.  J Clin Neurosci. S0967-5868(12)00575-9 [Epub], 2013.
  •  Marko NF. The cancer megafund: determinants of success. Nat Biotechnol. 31(6):492-4, 2013.
  •  Marko NF, Hamrahian AH, Hatipoglu B, Weil RJ. Relapsing, remitting hypercortisolism in Cushing’s disease due to intratumoral hemorrhages in pituitary microadenoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 May;20(5):753-6.
  •  Marko NF, Weil RJ. The molecular biology of WHO Grade II gliomas. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Feb;34(2):E1.
  •  Lubelski D, Abdullah KG, Weil RJ, Marko NF. Bevacizumab for radiation necrosis following treatment of high grade glioma: a systematic review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2013 Sept 5. [Epub ahead of print].

Dr. Jonathan Slotkin

  • Yu D, Neeley WL, Pritchard CD, Slotkin JR, Woodard EJ, Langer R, Teng YD (2009). Blockade of peroxynitrite-induced neural stem cell death in the acutely injured spinal cord by drug-releasing polymer. Stem Cells. 27 (5): 1212-22.
  • Pritchard CD, Slotkin JR, Yu D, Dai H, Lawrence MS, Bronson RT, Reynolds FM, Teng YD, Woodard EJ, Langer RS (2010). Establishing a model spinal cord injury in the African green monkey for the preclinical evaluation of biodegradable polymer scaffolds seeded with human neural stem cells. J Neurosci Methods. 188 (2): 258-269.
  •  Pritchard CD, O’Shea TM, Siegwart DJ, Calo E, Anderson DG, Reynolds FM, Thomas JA, Slotkin JR, Woodard EJ, Langer R (2011). An injectable thiol-acrylate poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel for sustained release of methylprednisolone sodium succinate. Biomaterials. Jan; 32(2): 587-97.
  • Slotkin JR , Casale AS, Steele GD, Toms SA. Reengineering acute episodic and chronic care delivery: The Geisinger Health System experience. Neurosurgery Focus 33 (1):E16, 2012.
  • Slotkin J, Campos-Benitez M, Burke GF, Andreychik DA, Hess WF, McKinley KE, Lacroix M, Toms SA. ProvenCare Lumbar spine: reengineering care delivery for elective lumbar spine fusion (LSF) surgery. Neurosurgery. 60 Suppl 1:155, 2013.

Dr. Nikolaos Tapinos

  • Adilakshmi T, Ness-Myers J, Madrid-Aliste C, Fiser A, Tapinos N.  A nuclear variant of ErbB3 receptor tyrosine kinase regulates Ezrin distribution and Schwann cell myelination.  J. Neurosci 31, 5106 (Mar, 2011).
  • Hinterseher I, Erdman R, Donoso LA, Vrabec TR, Schworer CM, Lillvis JH, Boddy AM, Derr K, Golden A, Bowen WD, Gatalica Z, Tapinos N, Elmore JR, Franklin DP, Gray JL, Garvin RP, Gerhard GS, Carey DJ, Tromp G, Kuivaniemi H. Role of complement cascade in abdominal aortic aneurysms. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31, 1653 (Jul, 2011).
  • Adilakshmi T, Ness-Myers J, Madrid-Aliste C, Fiser A, Tapinos N. A nuclear variant of ErbB3 receptor tyrosine kinase regulates ezrin distribution and Schwann cell myelination. J Neurosci. 31(13);5106-19, 2011.
  • Adilakshmi T, Sudol I, Tapinos N. Combinatorial action of miRNAs regulates transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene silencing following in vivo PNS injury. PLoS One. 7(7):e39674, 2012.
  • Ness, JK, Snyder KM, Tapinos N. Lck tyrosine kinase mediates Beta 1-integrin signalling to regulate Schwann cell migration and myelination. Nat Commun. 2013;4:1912.

 Dr. Steven Toms

  •  Steven A. Toms, MD PhD, FACS & Robert J. Weil, MD (editors). Nanoproteomics: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology), vol. 790. New York: Humana Press (Springer Science+Business Media) 2011.
  •  Beasley KD, Toms SA, “The molecular pathobiology of metastasis to the brain: a review”, Neurosurg Clin N Am.  Jan;22(1):7-14, 2011.
  •  Siomin V, Lin JL, Marko NF, Barnett GH, Toms SA, Chao ST, Angelov L, Vogelbaum MA, Navaratne K, Suh JH, Weil RJ.  “Stereotactic Radiosurgical Treatment of Brain Metastases to the Choroid Plexus”,  International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Jul 15; 80(4):  1134 – 1142, 2011.
  •  Bedi AD, Toms SA, Dehdashti AR. “Use of Hemostatic Matrix for Hemostasis of the Cavernous Sinus during Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary and Suprasellar Tumor Surgery”. Skull Base. 21(3):189-192, 2011.
  •  Marko NF, Suh JH, Chao ST, Barnett GH, Vogelbaum MA, Toms S, Weil RJ, Angelov L.  “Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery for the management of incidentally-identified brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer”, J Neurooncology, Sep;  104(3):  817 – 824, 2011.
  •  Slotkin JR ,  Casale AS, Steele GD, Toms SA. Reengineering acute episodic and chronic care delivery: The Geisinger Health System experience. Neurosurgery Focus 33 (1):E16, 2012.
  •  Timmons SD, Toms SA. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Neurotrauma. Neurosurgical Focus. June 2012 33(1) E3.
  •  Rahmathulla G, Toms SA, Weil RJ. Review Article: The Molecular Biology of Brain Metastasis. J of Oncology. vol. 2012, Article ID 723541, 16 pages, 2012.
  •  Moore BS,  Toms SA. Applications of Nanotechnology in Diseases of the Spine. In Kateb Babak , Heiss John D, editors. Nanoneurosurgery. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2013 (Publication date May 8, 2013 by CRC Press)
  • Stofko D, Weil RJ, Toms SA: Surgery for Brain Metastasis. In Palmieri D. (ed) Central Nervous System Metastasis, the Biological Basis and Clinical Considerations New York: Springer Publishing Company (in press).
  •  Slotkin J, Campos-Benitez M, Burke GF, Andreychik DA, Hess WF, McKinley KE, Lacroix M, Toms SA. ProvenCare Lumbar spine: reengineering care delivery for elective fusion (LFS) surgery.  Neurosurgery.  60 Suppl 1:155, 2013
  • Rivkin M, Toms SA, Bronov O, Lacroix M, Wu H, Toms SA. Cerebellopontine Angle Chondroid Meningioma Apoplexy Complicating a Third Trimester Pregnancy.   Case Report and Review of the Literature.to Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2013, Vol 14. (in press).
  •  Gharavi MH, Wu HH, Toms SA. High Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F)PET-uptake Lymph Nodes in a Patient with Chordoma: Tumor Metastasis or Sarcoidosis? American Journal of Case Reports – in press

 Dr. Tarun Bhalla

  • Spiotta AM, Bhalla T, Hussain MS, Sivapatham T, Batra A, Hui F, Rasmussen PA, Moskowitz SI:  An analysis of inflation and reperfusion times during balloon-assisted aneurysm coil embolization and ischemic complications. Stroke. 42:1051-5, 2011.
  • Hui FK, Hussain MS, Spiotta AM, Bhalla T, Toth G, Moskowitz SI, Elgabaly M, SIvapatham T, Jafari N, Rasmussen PA. Merci retrievers as access adjuncts for reperfusion catheters: the grappling hook technique. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 3:Suppl 1 A34-A35, 2011.
  • Hui FK, Hussain MS, Spiotta AM, Bhalla T, Toth G, Moskowitz SI, Elgabaly M, Sivapatham T, Rasmussen PA. Merci retrievers as access adjuncts for reperfusion catheters: the grappling hook technique. Neurosurgery. 70:456-60, 2012. 
  • Spiotta AM, Walsh K, Bhalla T, Hui FK. Mid-term results of single or multiple overlapping Neuroform stents as monotherapy for treating carotid supraclinoid “blister’like” pseudoaneurysms. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, 4:A31-A32, 2012. 
  • Spiotta AM, Wu O, Bhalla T, Hui FK, Moskowitz SI. Rate of ischemic events detected by magnetic resonance imaging following balloon remodeling for the treatment of aneurysms in the ruptured and unruptured setting. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery 4:A7, 2012. 
  • Bhalla T, Spiotta AM, Hui FK. Balloon-augmented target vessel sacrifice with liquid embolic agents. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, 4:A5, 2012. 

Dr. Joseph Emrich

  • Emrich JF, Weaver S, King V, Tranmer BI, Popp AJ.  Neuro-Oncology in A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders. A. John Popp, editor.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Park Ridge, Illinois 1998.
  • Emrich JF. Contributing Editor. A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Park Ridge, Illinois 1998.
  •   Brunner P, Ritaccio AL, Lynch TM, Emrich JF, Wilson JA, Williams JC, Aarnoutse EJ, Ramsey NF, Leuthardt EC, Bischof H, Schalk G. A practical procedure for real-time functional mapping of eloquest cortex using electrocorticographic signals in humans. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Jul;15(3):278-86.
  •  Adamo MA, Kenning T, Drazin D, Deshaies EM, Emrich JF. Nail gun injury to the craniocervical junction: a case report and review of the literature. J Trauma. 2010 Apr;68(4):E99-103.
  • Brunner P, Ritaccio AL, Emrich JF, Bischof H, Schalk G. Rapid Communication with a "P300" Matrix Speller Using Electrocorticographic Signals (ECoG). Front Neurosci. 2011 Feb 7;5:5.

 Dr. Darren Jacobs

  • Jacobs DL, Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots.  Spine Secrets, Second Edition. Missouri: Elsevier Publishing. Vincent Devlin, MD editor.  Chapter 62, 2012.
  • Walker RN,  Nickles TP, Lountzis NI, Jacobs DL, Nawaz NK. Rosai-Dorfman Disease with Massive Intracranial Involvement:  Asymmetric Response to Conservative Therapy. Journal of Neuroimaging. 21(2):194-6, 2011.   

Dr. Atom Sarkar

 Nathoo N, Sarkar A, Varma G, Mendel E. Barbed nail gun injury of the cervical spine: Simple technique for removal. Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine. 15(1):60-3, 2011. 

  • Sarkar A, DeJesus M, Bellamy B, Newton HB, Lo SS. 2011. Successful Gamma Knife-based stereotactic radiosurgery treatment for medically intractable heterotopia-based seizure disorder. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 113(10):934-6, 2011. 
  • Rao, SS, Bentil S, DeJesus J, Larison J, Hissong A, Dupaix R, Sarkar A, Winter JO. Inherent interfacial mechanical gradients in 3D hydrogels influence tumor cell behaviors. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35852, 2012. 
  • Gallego-Perez D, Higuita-Castro N, Denning L, DeJesus J, Dahl K, Sarkar A, Hansford DJ. Microfabricated mimics of in vivo structural cues for the study of guided tumor cell migration. Lab Chip 12:4424-32, 2012. 
  • Rao SS, Nelson MT, Xue R, DeJesus JK, Viapiano MS, Lannutti JJ, Sarkar A, Winger JO. Mimicking white matter tract topography using core-shell electrospun nanofibers to examine migration of malignant brain tumors. Biomaterials. 34(21):5181-90, 2013. 

Dr. Shelly Timmons

  • Timmons SD, Webb, S. Indications and Techniques for Cranial Decompression after Traumatic Brain Injury. (chapter 338). Youman's Textbook of Neurological Surgery. 6th Ed., (Ed.) H. Richard Winn. Elsevier. 2011.   ISBN: 978-1--4160-5316-3.
  • Timmons SD  Stroink AR, Intensive Care Management by Neurosurgeons: A Practice Survey to Assess Neurosurgeon Activities in the IntensiveCare Unit. AANS Neurosurgeon Volume 20, Number 2, 2011 
  • Timmons SD, Bee T, Webb S, Diaz-Arrastia RR, Hesdorffer D.  Using the Abbreviated Injury Severity and Glasgow Coma Scale Scores to Predict 2- Week Mortality after Traumatic Brain Injury. 2011 Nov;71(5):1172-1178. 
  • Echlin PS, Grady MS, Timmons SD. Introduction Concussion: pathophysiology and sequelae. Neurosurgical Focus. Dec 2012; 33(6) Introduction 
  • Zafonte RD, Bagiella E, Ansel BM, Novack TA, Friedwald WT, Hesdorffer DC, Timmons SD, Jallo J, Eisenberg H, Hart T, Ricker JH, Diaz-Arrastia R, Merchant RE, Temkin NR, Melton S, Dikmen SS. Effect of Citicoline on Functional and Cognitive Status Among Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Citicoline Brain Injury Treatment Trial (COBRIT). JAMA. 308(19);1993-2000, November 2012. 
  • Timmons SD, Toms SA. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Neurotrauma. Neurosurgical Focus. June 2012 33(1) E3. 
  • Timmons SD. An update on traumatic brain injuries. Journal of Neurosurgical Science. 2012 Sep;56(3):191-202.

 Dr. Scott Turner

  • Turner SG, Hall WA. (2006) Programmable Shunt-Related Suicide Attempt. Acta Neurochirugica 148: 1307–1310.
  • Reardon DA, Turner SG, et al.  (2011) A Review of VEGF/VEGFR-Targeted Therapeutics for Recurrent Glioblastoma.  The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  4:414-427.
  • Reardon DA, Herndon JE, Peters K,  Desjardins A, Coan A, Lou E, Sumrall AL, Turner  SG, Sampson JH, Gururangan S, McLendon RE, Lipp ES, Sathornsumetee S, Rich  JN,  Boulton S T, Friedman AH,  Bigner DD,  Friedman HS, Vredenburgh JJ. (2011) Outcome after bevacizumab clinical trial therapy among recurrent grade III malignant glioma patients. J Neurooncoogy. 107(1):213-21.
  • Lou E, Turner S, Sumrall A, Reardon DA,  Desjardins A, Peters K,  Sampson JH, Friedman HS, Vredenburgh JJ. (2011) Bevacizumab-induced Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome and Successful Retreatment in a Patient with Glioblastoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 29:e739-42.
  • Reardon DA, Herndon JE, Peters K, Desjardins A, Coan A, Lou Em Sumrall A, Turner S, Sathornsumetee S, Rich JN. Outcome After Bevacizumab Clinical Trial Therapy Among Recurrent Grade III Malignant Glioma Patients.  Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 107:213-221, 2012

 

 
 
 
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