Kimon Bekelis

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A predictive model of complications after spine surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:1247-55. 2014
  2. pmc Fragmentation of care and the use of head computed tomography in patients with ischemic stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    From the Section of Neurosurgery K B, D W R and Department of Neurology D W R, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH D W R Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH W Z, J S and Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH J S
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:430-6. 2014
  3. pmc The association of unfavorable outcomes with the intensity of neurosurgical care in the United States
    Symeon Missios
    Department Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e92057. 2014
  4. pmc The association of regional intensity of neurosurgical care with spinal fusion surgery in the USA
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH, 03756, USA
    Eur Spine J 23:909-15. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Outcome prediction in intracranial tumor surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Neurooncol 113:57-64. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in carotid endarterectomy: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Stroke 44:1085-90. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Scalp arteriovenous malformation associated with a superior sagittal sinus, sinus pericranii
    K Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Int Angiol 30:488-92. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Placement of occipital condyle screws for occipitocervical fixation in a pediatric patient with occipitocervical instability after decompression for Chiari malformation
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:171-6. 2010
  9. pmc Variation in outcomes across centers after surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the spine patient outcomes research trial
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:678-91. 2013
  10. pmc Surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis in Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial: does incidental durotomy affect outcome?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:406-13. 2012

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint A predictive model of complications after spine surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:1247-55. 2014
    ..There is increasing scrutiny by several regulatory bodies regarding the complications of spine surgery. Precise delineation of the risks contributing to those complications remains a topic of debate...
  2. pmc Fragmentation of care and the use of head computed tomography in patients with ischemic stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    From the Section of Neurosurgery K B, D W R and Department of Neurology D W R, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH D W R Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH W Z, J S and Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH J S
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:430-6. 2014
    ..Computed tomographic (CT) scans are central diagnostic tests for ischemic stroke. Their inefficient use is a negative quality measure tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
  3. pmc The association of unfavorable outcomes with the intensity of neurosurgical care in the United States
    Symeon Missios
    Department Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e92057. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc The association of regional intensity of neurosurgical care with spinal fusion surgery in the USA
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH, 03756, USA
    Eur Spine J 23:909-15. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of spinal fusion operations with several socioeconomic factors...
  5. doi request reprint Outcome prediction in intracranial tumor surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Neurooncol 113:57-64. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in carotid endarterectomy: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Stroke 44:1085-90. 2013
    ..We attempted to create a risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in CEA...
  7. ncbi request reprint Scalp arteriovenous malformation associated with a superior sagittal sinus, sinus pericranii
    K Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Int Angiol 30:488-92. 2011
    ..During resection of the scalp AVM at a later date, the sinus pericranii was noted to have recurred. Concurrent treatment of all vascular anomalies associated with a sinus pericranii appears to be the key to its complete eradication...
  8. ncbi request reprint Placement of occipital condyle screws for occipitocervical fixation in a pediatric patient with occipitocervical instability after decompression for Chiari malformation
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:171-6. 2010
    ..Postoperatively, she was neurologically intact. Computed tomography demonstrated a stable construct, and her cervical pain had resolved on follow-up...
  9. pmc Variation in outcomes across centers after surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the spine patient outcomes research trial
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:678-91. 2013
    ..Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database...
  10. pmc Surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis in Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial: does incidental durotomy affect outcome?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:406-13. 2012
    ..Retrospective review of a prospectively collected multi-institutional database...
  11. pmc Spine patient outcomes research trial: do outcomes vary across centers for surgery for lumbar disc herniation?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:833-42. 2012
    ..Lumbar discectomy is the most commonly performed spine procedure. Academic spine centers with potentially differing caseloads and experience may have different outcomes...
  12. doi request reprint Interictal PET and ictal subtraction SPECT: sensitivity in the detection of seizure foci in patients with medically intractable epilepsy
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Epilepsia 54:341-50. 2013
    ..To determine the relative utility of these methods in the localization of seizure foci, we compared interictal PET and ictal subtraction SPECT to subdural and depth electrode recordings in patients with medically intractable epilepsy...
  13. doi request reprint Association of a higher density of specialist neuroscience providers with fewer deaths from stroke in the United States population
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 118:431-6. 2013
    ..Given that neurologists and neurosurgeons have special expertise in this area, the authors hypothesized that the density of neuroscience providers is associated with reduced mortality rates from stroke across US counties...
  14. doi request reprint Occipitotemporal hippocampal depth electrodes in intracranial epilepsy monitoring: safety and utility
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 118:345-52. 2013
    ..The authors investigated the usefulness of hippocampal depth electrodes in the era of more advanced imaging techniques...
  15. doi request reprint Subdural interhemispheric grid electrodes for intracranial epilepsy monitoring: feasibility, safety, and utility: clinical article
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:1182-8. 2012
    ..The authors investigated their experience with interhemispheric grid electrodes (IHGEs) to assess the hypothesis that they are feasible, safe, and useful...
  16. doi request reprint Computed tomography angiography: improving diagnostic yield and cost effectiveness in the initial evaluation of spontaneous nonsubarachnoid intracerebral hemorrhage
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    J Neurosurg 117:761-6. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint A predictive model of outcomes during cerebral aneurysm coiling
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:342-8. 2014
    ..Benchmarking of complications is necessary in the context of the developing path to accountable care. We attempted to create a predictive model of negative outcomes in patients undergoing cerebral aneurysm coiling (CACo)...
  18. doi request reprint Frameless robotically targeted stereotactic brain biopsy: feasibility, diagnostic yield, and safety
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 116:1002-6. 2012
    ..The authors hypothesized that robotic brain biopsy is a safe, accurate procedure, with a high diagnostic yield and a safety profile comparable to other stereotactic biopsy methods...
  19. ncbi request reprint Increased population density of neurosurgeons associated with decreased risk of death from motor vehicle accidents in the United States
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:599-603. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint SPORT: does incidental durotomy affect long-term outcomes in cases of spinal stenosis?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurgery 69:38-44; discussion 44. 2011
    ..Incidental durotomy is a familiar encounter during surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. The impact of durotomy on long-term outcomes remains a matter of debate...
  21. doi request reprint Surgical techniques for investigating the role of the insula in epilepsy: a review
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E6. 2012
    ..The authors review each of these techniques with respect to current concepts in insular epilepsy...
  22. doi request reprint Minimally invasive tubular retractor system for adequate exposure during surgical obliteration of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas with the aid of indocyanine green intraoperative angiography
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:160-3. 2012
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Regional and socioeconomic disparities in the treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the USA: 2000-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:556-60. 2014
    ..The Institute of Medicine called attention to the pervasive differences in treatments and outcomes between ethnic groups. We sought to highlight the geographic and racial disparities in access to treatment for unruptured cerebral aneurysms...
  24. pmc 5-Aminolevulinic Acid-Induced Protoporphyrin IX Fluorescence in Meningioma: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurements In Vivo
    Pablo A Valdes
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, New Hampshire Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire Departments of Pathology and Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Engineering Physics Department, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    Neurosurgery 10:74-83. 2014
    ..To date, the clinical utility of 5-ALA in meningiomas is not fully understood, with most descriptive studies using qualitative approaches to 5-ALA-PpIX...
  25. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance angiography fusion technique for intraoperative navigation during microsurgical resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E7. 2012
    ..The current study describes the use of a technique that fuses contrast-enhanced MR images and 3D time-of-flight MR angiograms for intraoperative navigation in AVM resection...
  26. ncbi request reprint Spinal Cord Stimulators: Socioeconomic Disparities in Four US States
    Symeon Missios
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Neuromodulation 17:451-6. 2014
    ..Although these interventions appear to be safe, the characteristics of the patients selected for ambulatory procedures have not been investigated...
  27. ncbi request reprint Restraints and peripheral nerve injuries in adult victims of motor vehicle crashes
    Kimon Bekelis
    1 Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    J Neurotrauma 31:1077-82. 2014
    ..10; 95% CI, 1.01-1.20). In summary, restraint use was associated with decreased risk of peripheral nerve injury in MVC victims, after controlling for confounders...
  28. ncbi request reprint Stroke of the posterior cerebral circulation
    N Labropoulos
    Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, USA
    Int Angiol 30:105-14. 2011
    ..This study was designed to describe the prevalence, outcome, and stroke mechanisms of PCS and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the classifications used...
  29. doi request reprint Prevalence and impact of the subclavian steal syndrome
    Nicos Labropoulos
    Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8191, USA
    Ann Surg 252:166-70. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence and impact of subclavian steal syndrome (SSS) in patients undergoing assessment of the carotid arteries...