Krishna Kumar

Summary

Affiliation: Regina General Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Treatment of chronic pain with spinal cord stimulation versus alternative therapies: cost-effectiveness analysis
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 51:106-15; discussion 115-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation in treatment of chronic benign pain: challenges in treatment planning and present status, a 22-year experience
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Canada
    Neurosurgery 58:481-96; discussion 481-96. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Complications of spinal cord stimulation, suggestions to improve outcome, and financial impact
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 5:191-203. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Quality of life, resource consumption and costs of spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management in neuropathic pain patients with failed back surgery syndrome (PROCESS trial)
    Andrea Manca
    Centre for Health Economics, Alcuin A Block, University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Eur J Pain 12:1047-58. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation is effective in management of complex regional pain syndrome I: fact or fiction
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 69:566-78; discussion 5578-80. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Use of intrathecal bupivacaine in refractory chronic nonmalignant pain
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Pain Med 10:819-28. 2009
  7. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of the results of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 67:ons171-88; discussion ons188. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in the treatment of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to periventricular arteriovenous malformation before surgery: case report
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 52:964-8; discussion 968-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Spinal epidural abscess
    Krishna Kumar
    Division of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina SK, Canada
    Neurocrit Care 2:245-51. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management for neuropathic pain: a multicentre randomised controlled trial in patients with failed back surgery syndrome
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, 1440 14th Avenue, Regina, Sask, Canada
    Pain 132:179-88. 2007

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Treatment of chronic pain with spinal cord stimulation versus alternative therapies: cost-effectiveness analysis
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 51:106-15; discussion 115-6. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation in treatment of chronic benign pain: challenges in treatment planning and present status, a 22-year experience
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Canada
    Neurosurgery 58:481-96; discussion 481-96. 2006
    ..Suggestions for treatment of low back pain with a predominant axial component are addressed. We analyzed the complications and proposed remedial measures to improve the effectiveness of this modality...
  3. ncbi request reprint Complications of spinal cord stimulation, suggestions to improve outcome, and financial impact
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 5:191-203. 2006
    ..Understanding the mechanism of complications and reducing them can improve the overall success rate and the cost factor...
  4. doi request reprint Quality of life, resource consumption and costs of spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management in neuropathic pain patients with failed back surgery syndrome (PROCESS trial)
    Andrea Manca
    Centre for Health Economics, Alcuin A Block, University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Eur J Pain 12:1047-58. 2008
    ..Chronic back and leg pain conditions result in patients' loss of function, reduced quality of life and increased costs to the society...
  5. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation is effective in management of complex regional pain syndrome I: fact or fiction
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 69:566-78; discussion 5578-80. 2011
    ..Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is effective in the treatment of CRPS I in the medium term but its long-term efficacy and ability to improve functional status remains controversial...
  6. doi request reprint Use of intrathecal bupivacaine in refractory chronic nonmalignant pain
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Pain Med 10:819-28. 2009
    ..To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the addition of bupivacaine in restoring pain control and improving quality of life and activity level in patients with chronic nonmalignant pain refractory to intrathecal opioids...
  7. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of the results of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 67:ons171-88; discussion ons188. 2010
    ..The most common complication of osteoporosis is vertebral fractures, which occur more frequently than all other fractures (hip, wrist, and ankle)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in the treatment of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to periventricular arteriovenous malformation before surgery: case report
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Neurosurgery 52:964-8; discussion 968-9. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Spinal epidural abscess
    Krishna Kumar
    Division of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina SK, Canada
    Neurocrit Care 2:245-51. 2005
    ..The goal of this article is to identify various prognostic factors, the role of inflammatory markers, optimal management strategies, and the relationship between timing of intervention and outcome...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management for neuropathic pain: a multicentre randomised controlled trial in patients with failed back surgery syndrome
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, 1440 14th Avenue, Regina, Sask, Canada
    Pain 132:179-88. 2007
    ..In selected patients with FBSS, SCS provides better pain relief and improves health-related quality of life and functional capacity compared with CMM alone...
  11. doi request reprint The effects of spinal cord stimulation in neuropathic pain are sustained: a 24-month follow-up of the prospective randomized controlled multicenter trial of the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Canada
    Neurosurgery 63:762-70; discussion 770. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Treatment of chronic pain by using intrathecal drug therapy compared with conventional pain therapies: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Neurosurg 97:803-10. 2002
    ..The influence of these treatments on the quality of life (QOL) was also analyzed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Financial impact of spinal cord stimulation on the healthcare budget: a comparative analysis of costs in Canada and the United States
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:564-73. 2009
    ..The authors present a formula that, when applied, provides a realistic representation of the actual costs necessary to implant and maintain SCS systems in Canada and the US...
  14. ncbi request reprint Vertebroplasty in osteoporotic spine fractures: a quality of life assessment
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 32:487-95. 2005
    ..The efficacy of vertebroplasty in relief of pain has been addressed in previous publications but the quantitative evaluation of improvement in quality of life has not been addressed before...
  15. doi request reprint Cost impact of intrathecal polyanalgesia
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan
    Pain Med 14:1569-84. 2013
    ..To assess the cost impact of dose escalation with intrathecal drug therapy and polyanalgesic admixtures and determine if increased cost is justified by improved pain control...
  16. ncbi request reprint Current challenges in spinal cord stimulation
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, Canada
    Neuromodulation 17:22-35. 2014
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  17. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness of intrathecal drug therapy in management of chronic nonmalignant pain
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina General Hospital, Regina, SK, Canada
    Clin J Pain 29:138-45. 2013
    ..To evaluate the cost effectiveness of intrathecal drug therapy (IDT) compared with conventional medical management (CMM) for patients with refractory chronic noncancer pain...
  18. doi request reprint An analysis of the components of pain, function, and health-related quality of life in patients with failed back surgery syndrome treated with spinal cord stimulation or conventional medical management
    Sam Eldabe
    Department of Pain and Anaesthesia, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK Department of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Neuromodulation Centre EHC Hospital, Morges, and Anaesthesia Service, CHUV, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland and Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Devon, UK
    Neuromodulation 13:201-9. 2010
    ..Conclusions:  Longer-term patient management and research must focus on these refractory FBSS patients with persisting poor function and HRQoL outcomes...
  19. doi request reprint The use of spinal cord stimulation in pain management
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina SK, S4P 0W5, Canada
    Pain Manag 2:125-34. 2012
    ..This article illustrates the present status, challenges and future of SCS. ..
  20. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation therapy in management of chronic pain
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Pain Med 14:1631-49. 2013
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Historical and present state of neuromodulation in chronic pain
    Krishna Kumar
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, S4P 0W5, Canada
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 18:387. 2014
    ..It is hoped this article will enhance the understanding of neuromodulation and its role in pain management...
  22. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic spinal arachnoid cysts: report of two cases with review of the literature
    Krishna Kumar
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:E25-9. 2003
    ..Two unusual cases of intradural extramedullary noncommunicating arachnoid cysts are presented, with a review of literature...
  23. pmc Survey of the practice of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal analgesic delivery implants for management of pain in Canada
    Philip W H Peng
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Toronto Western Division, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 12:281-5. 2007
    ..The present survey characterizes the practice of spinal cord stimulator (SCS) and intrathecal analgesic delivery pump (IADP) implantation for pain management in different centres across Canada...
  24. doi request reprint Rechargeable spinal cord stimulation versus non-rechargeable system for patients with failed back surgery syndrome: a cost-consequences analysis
    John Hornberger
    Cedar Associates LLC, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Clin J Pain 24:244-52. 2008
    ..The study objective is to estimate the average difference in lifetime costs between rechargeable and non-rechargeable pulse generators used in treatment with SCS for failed back surgery syndrome...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial activity and protease stability of peptides containing fluorinated amino acids
    He Meng
    Department of Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    J Am Chem Soc 129:15615-22. 2007
    ..These results suggest that fluorination may be an effective strategy to increase the stability of biologically active peptides where proteolytic degradation limits therapeutic value...