Scott L Parker

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Publications

  1. doi Extent of preoperative depression is associated with return to work after lumbar fusion for spondylolisthesis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 83:608-13. 2015
  2. ncbi Effect of minimally invasive technique on return to work and narcotic use following transforaminal lumbar inter-body fusion: a review
    Scott L Parker
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
    Prof Case Manag 17:229-35. 2012
  3. doi Laminectomy and extension of instrumented fusion improves 2-year pain, disability, and quality of life in patients with adjacent segment disease: defining the long-term effectiveness of surgery
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 80:893-6. 2013
  4. doi Determination of minimum clinically important difference (MCID) in pain, disability, and quality of life after revision fusion for symptomatic pseudoarthrosis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:1122-8. 2012
  5. doi Minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: understanding clinical versus statistical significance
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:471-8. 2012
  6. doi Preoperative Zung Depression Scale predicts outcome after revision lumbar surgery for adjacent segment disease, recurrent stenosis, and pseudarthrosis
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:179-85. 2012
  7. doi Determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after extension of fusion for adjacent-segment disease
    Scott L Parker
    Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:61-7. 2012
  8. doi Preoperative Zung depression scale predicts patient satisfaction independent of the extent of improvement after revision lumbar surgery
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 13:501-6. 2013
  9. doi Assessment of the minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical article
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Vanderbilt Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:154-60. 2013
  10. doi Cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis associated low-back and leg pain over two years
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:178-84. 2012

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Publications48

  1. doi Extent of preoperative depression is associated with return to work after lumbar fusion for spondylolisthesis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 83:608-13. 2015
    ..We set out to determine the effect of preoperative depression on postoperative return to work in patients undergoing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for degenerative spondylolisthesis...
  2. ncbi Effect of minimally invasive technique on return to work and narcotic use following transforaminal lumbar inter-body fusion: a review
    Scott L Parker
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
    Prof Case Manag 17:229-35. 2012
    ..Time to return to work and narcotic independence after MIS TLIF and open TLIF are important parameters that may affect overall workplace productivity, and as such are the focus of this study...
  3. doi Laminectomy and extension of instrumented fusion improves 2-year pain, disability, and quality of life in patients with adjacent segment disease: defining the long-term effectiveness of surgery
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 80:893-6. 2013
    ..We set out to comprehensively assess the long-term clinical outcome after revision surgery and determine its effectiveness in the treatment of adjacent segment disease...
  4. doi Determination of minimum clinically important difference (MCID) in pain, disability, and quality of life after revision fusion for symptomatic pseudoarthrosis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:1122-8. 2012
    ..Post hoc anchor-based MCID methods have not been applied to the surgical treatment for pseudoarthrosis...
  5. doi Minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: understanding clinical versus statistical significance
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:471-8. 2012
    ..The MCID remains uninvestigated for any PROs in the setting of revision lumbar surgery for this pathology...
  6. doi Preoperative Zung Depression Scale predicts outcome after revision lumbar surgery for adjacent segment disease, recurrent stenosis, and pseudarthrosis
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:179-85. 2012
    ..There remains a paucity of studies assessing the predictive value of baseline depression on outcomes in the setting of revision spine surgery...
  7. doi Determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after extension of fusion for adjacent-segment disease
    Scott L Parker
    Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:61-7. 2012
    ..The MCID remains uninvestigated for any PROs in the setting of revision lumbar surgery for adjacent-segment disease (ASD)...
  8. doi Preoperative Zung depression scale predicts patient satisfaction independent of the extent of improvement after revision lumbar surgery
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 13:501-6. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that patient psychiatric profiles influence reported satisfaction with care, independent of surgical effectiveness...
  9. doi Assessment of the minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical article
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Vanderbilt Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:154-60. 2013
    ....
  10. doi Cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis associated low-back and leg pain over two years
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:178-84. 2012
    ..As such, we set out to assess previously unstudied end points of health care cost and cost-utility associated with MIS- versus open-TLIF...
  11. doi Cost per quality-adjusted life year gained of revision neural decompression and instrumented fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: defining the value of surgical intervention
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:135-40. 2012
    ..The authors set out to assess the 2-year comprehensive cost of revision surgery and determine its value in the treatment of same-level recurrent stenosis...
  12. doi Determining the quality and effectiveness of surgical spine care: patient satisfaction is not a valid proxy
    Saniya S Godil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University, 1161 21st Ave S, T4224 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Spine J 13:1006-12. 2013
    ..However, patient satisfaction metrics have yet to be validated as a measure of overall quality of surgical spine care...
  13. doi Cost savings associated with prevention of recurrent lumbar disc herniation with a novel annular closure device: a multicenter prospective cohort study
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 74:285-9. 2013
    ..In a prospective cohort study, we set out to evaluate the cost associated with surgical management of recurrent, same-level lumbar disc herniation following primary discectomy...
  14. doi Cost-utility analysis of minimally invasive versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy for lumbar stenosis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 26:42-7. 2013
    ..Two-year cost-utility study comparing minimally invasive (MIS) versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis...
  15. doi Microdiscectomy improves pain-associated depression, somatic anxiety, and mental well-being in patients with herniated lumbar disc
    Richard Lebow
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:306-11; discussion 311. 2012
    ..The effects of lumbar discectomy on pain, disability, and physical quality of life are well described. The effects of discectomy on emotional distress and mental well-being are less well understood...
  16. doi Cost per quality-adjusted life year gained of laminectomy and extension of instrumented fusion for adjacent-segment disease: defining the value of surgical intervention
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:141-6. 2012
    ..It has been shown to have favorable long-term outcomes, but the cost-effectiveness remains unclear. In this study, the authors set out to assess the cost-effectiveness of revision surgery in the treatment of ASD over a 2-year period...
  17. doi Comprehensive assessment of 1-year outcomes and determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after suboccipital decompression for Chiari malformation I in adults
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Vanderbilt Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes and Quality Research Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
    Neurosurgery 73:569-81; discussion 581. 2013
    ..To date, there has been no study to comprehensively assess the effectiveness of suboccipital craniectomy (SOC) for Chiari malformation I (CMI) using validated patient-reported outcome measures...
  18. doi Effect of symptomatic pseudomeningocele on improvement in pain, disability, and quality of life following suboccipital decompression for adult Chiari malformation type I
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
    J Neurosurg 119:1159-65. 2013
    ..Therefore, the authors set out to assess the effect of symptomatic pseudomeningocele on patient outcomes following suboccipital decompression for CM-I...
  19. doi Determination of the minimum improvement in pain, disability, and health state associated with cost-effectiveness: introduction of the concept of minimum cost-effective difference
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:1149-55. 2012
    ..Minimum clinical important difference (MCID) has been adopted as the smallest improvement in patient-reported outcome needed to achieve a level of improvement thought to be meaningful to patients...
  20. doi Comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: 2-year assessment of narcotic use, return to work, disability, and quality of life
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 24:479-84. 2011
    ..Retrospective cohort comparison between minimally invasive (MIS) and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)...
  21. doi Factors influencing 2-year health care costs in patients undergoing revision lumbar fusion procedures
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:323-8. 2012
    ..In light of this, the authors set out to identify independent risk factors predictive of increasing 2-year direct health care costs after revision lumbar fusion...
  22. doi Cost per quality-adjusted life year gained of revision fusion for lumbar pseudoarthrosis: defining the value of surgery
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    J Spinal Disord Tech 28:101-5. 2015
    ..Single cohort study of patients undergoing revision fusion for lumbar pseudoarthrosis...
  23. doi Long-term outcomes after revision neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: defining the effectiveness of surgery
    Stephen K Mendenhall
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    J Spinal Disord Tech 27:353-7. 2014
    ..Single-cohort study of patients undergoing revision neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis...
  24. doi Long-term outcomes of revision fusion for lumbar pseudarthrosis: clinical article
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:393-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess, using validated patient-reported outcomes measures, the long-term effectiveness of revision arthrodesis in the treatment of symptomatic pseudarthrosis...
  25. doi Cost-effectiveness of multilevel hemilaminectomy for lumbar stenosis-associated radiculopathy
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 11:705-11. 2011
    ..However, given rising health-care costs, attention has been turned to question the cost-effectiveness of lumbar decompressive procedures. The cost-effectiveness of multilevel hemilaminectomy for radiculopathy remains unclear...
  26. doi Transforaminal lumbar interbody graft placement using an articulating delivery arm facilitates increased segmental lordosis with superior anterior and midline graft placement
    David N Shau
    Departments of Neurosurgery Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    J Spinal Disord Tech 28:140-6. 2015
    ....
  27. doi Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis: comparative effectiveness and cost-utility analysis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Vanderbilt Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 82:230-8. 2014
    ..Therefore, we performed comparative effectiveness and cost-utility analysis for MIS versus open TLIF...
  28. doi Asymptomatic same-site recurrent disc herniation after lumbar discectomy: results of a prospective longitudinal study with 2-year serial imaging
    Richard L Lebow
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:2147-51. 2011
    ..This is a prospective cohort study with serial imaging...
  29. doi Accurately measuring outcomes after surgery for adult Chiari I malformation: determining the most valid and responsive instruments
    Saniya S Godil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes and Quality Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Neurosurgery 72:820-7; discussion 827. 2013
    ..There has been a transition to using patient-reported outcome instruments (PROi) to assess surgical effectiveness. However, none of these instruments have been validated for outcomes of adult Chiari I malformation (CMI)...
  30. doi Percutaneous stereotactic radiofrequency lesioning for trigeminal neuralgia: determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain improvement for patient-reported outcomes
    Vishruth K Reddy
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Vanderbilt University Center for Quantitative Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee Department of Statistics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan HW Neurological Institute, Nashville, Tennessee
    Neurosurgery 74:262-6; discussion 266. 2014
    ..MCID remains uninvestigated for percutaneous stereotactic radiofrequency lesioning (RFL), a common surgical procedure for TN...
  31. doi Two-year comprehensive medical management of degenerative lumbar spine disease (lumbar spondylolisthesis, stenosis, or disc herniation): a value analysis of cost, pain, disability, and quality of life: clinical article
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
    J Neurosurg Spine 21:143-9. 2014
    ....
  32. doi Cost savings associated with antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters in the treatment of adult and pediatric hydrocephalus
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 83:382-6. 2015
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if the use of AI catheters provided cost savings in a large nationwide database...
  33. doi Comparative effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of local application of vancomycin powder in posterior spinal fusion for spine trauma: clinical article
    Saniya S Godil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 19:331-5. 2013
    ....
  34. doi The relative value of postoperative versus preoperative Karnofsky Performance Scale scores as a predictor of survival after surgical resection of glioblastoma multiforme
    Lola B Chambless
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1161 21st Avenue South, Rm T 4224 MCN, Nashville, TN, 37232 2380, USA
    J Neurooncol 121:359-64. 2015
    ..758 vs. 1.002). Postoperative KPS scores have superior predictive capabilities in terms of OS in GBM and should replace preoperative KPS scores when estimating prognosis in this population...
  35. doi Accurately measuring the quality and effectiveness of lumbar surgery in registry efforts: determining the most valid and responsive instruments
    Saniya S Godil
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University, 4005 Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37232, USA Spinal Column Surgical Outcomes and Quality Research Laboratory, 4005 Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Spine J 14:2885-91. 2014
    ..However, the proven validity of more robust and cumbersome patient-reported outcomes instruments (PROis) must be balanced with what is feasible to apply in large-scale registry efforts...
  36. pmc Incidence of Low Back Pain After Lumbar Discectomy for Herniated Disc and Its Effect on Patient-reported Outcomes
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 473:1988-99. 2015
    ..Long-term postdiscectomy degenerative disc disease and low back pain is a well-recognized disorder; however, its patient-centered characterization and quantification are lacking...
  37. doi Using clinical registries to improve the quality of neurosurgical care
    Anthony L Asher
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Carolinas Healthcare System Neuroscience Institute, 225 Baldwin Road, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA Electronic address
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 26:253-63, ix-x. 2015
    ..Clinical registries have emerged as important mechanisms to define, measure, and promote health care quality. The purpose of this article is to describe the role of registries in neurosurgical quality improvement. ..
  38. doi Cost-effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:138-43. 2011
    ..The authors set out to assess the comprehensive costs of TLIF at their institution and to determine its cost-effectiveness in the treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis...
  39. doi Quality improvement in neurological surgery graduate medical education
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1161 21st Avenue South, T4224 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 26:231-8, ix. 2015
    ..This article discusses the role and possible implementation of a national program for quality improvement in neurosurgical resident education. ..
  40. doi Comparative effectiveness of antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters in the treatment of adult and pediatric hydrocephalus: analysis of 12,589 consecutive cases from 287 US hospital systems
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
    J Neurosurg 122:443-8. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of infection for antibiotic-impregnated catheters (AICs) versus standard shunt catheters in a large nationwide administrative database...
  41. doi Five-level sub-axial cervical vertebrectomy and reconstruction: technical report
    Adam Reig
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, T4224 MCN, Nashville, 37232 2380, TN, USA
    Eur Spine J 23:172-80. 2014
    ..In cases of iatrogenic cervical deformity necessitating five-level corpectomy and fixation, the feasibility, safety, and durability of this procedure remains unknown...
  42. doi Microvascular decompression for classic trigeminal neuralgia: determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain improvement for patient reported outcomes
    Vishruth K Reddy
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Neurosurgery 72:749-54; discussion 754. 2013
    ..MCID remains uninvestigated for microvascular decompression (MVD), a common surgical procedure for trigeminal neuralgia...
  43. doi Comparative analysis of perioperative surgical site infection after minimally invasive versus open posterior/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: analysis of hospital billing and discharge data from 5170 patients
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:771-8. 2011
    ....
  44. doi The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): a collaborative North American outcomes registry to advance value-based spine care
    Anthony L Asher
    Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates and the Carolinas Healthcare System Neuroscience Institute, Charlotte, NC Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Louisville and the Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville and Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, Memphis, TN
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:S106-16. 2014
    ..National Prospective Observational Registry...
  45. doi Determination of the minimum improvement in pain, disability, and health state associated with cost-effectiveness: introduction of the concept of minimum cost-effective difference
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Vanderbilt Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Nashville, Tennessee
    Neurosurgery 76:S64-70. 2015
    ..Minimum clinical important difference (MCID) has been adopted as the smallest improvement in patient-reported outcome needed to achieve a level of improvement thought to be meaningful to patients...
  46. doi Minimally invasive transpsoas L2 corpectomy and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for osteoporotic burst fracture in the elderly: a technical report
    Luke Tomycz
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    J Spinal Disord Tech 28:53-60. 2015
    ....
  47. doi Incidence and clinical significance of vascular encroachment resulting from freehand placement of pedicle screws in the thoracic and lumbar spine: analysis of 6816 consecutive screws
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN and Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:683-7. 2014
    ..Retrospective case series...
  48. doi Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity are independent risk factors for poor outcome in patients with high-grade glioma
    Lola B Chambless
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1161 21 Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232 2380, USA
    J Neurooncol 106:383-9. 2012
    ..Increasing BMI (<25, 25-30, and >30) was also associated with decreased median PFS: 195 vs. 165 vs. 143 days, respectively. Pre-existing DM and elevated BMI are independent risk factors for poor outcome in patients with HGG...