A F Samdani

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Spinal angiolipoma: case report and review of the literature
    A F Samdani
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 300 N Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 113, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 146:299-302; discussion 302. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Bilateral use of the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib attached to the pelvis: a novel treatment for scoliosis in the growing spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:287-92. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Concurrent spinal cord untethering and scoliosis correction: case report
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E832-6. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Transplantation of human marrow stromal cells and mono-nuclear bone marrow cells into the injured spinal cord: a comparative study
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, and Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2605-12. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Other causes of pediatric deformity
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriner s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 18:317-23. 2007
  6. pmc Accuracy of free-hand placement of thoracic pedicle screws in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how much of a difference does surgeon experience make?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 19:91-5. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction presenting with pleuritic chest pain
    Amer F Samdani
    Department of Neurosurgey, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:261-3. 2005
  8. pmc Vision loss after spinal fusion for scoliosis in a child with spinal cord injury
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 32:591-4. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Learning curve for placement of thoracic pedicle screws in the deformed spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:290-4; discussion 294-5. 2010
  10. doi request reprint A patient with myelomeningocele: is untethering necessary prior to scoliosis correction?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E8. 2010

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Spinal angiolipoma: case report and review of the literature
    A F Samdani
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 300 N Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 113, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 146:299-302; discussion 302. 2004
    ..In most cases complete removal is possible, however, prognosis is good even for infiltrating lesions. Thus, one must not risk neurological damage to attain complete resection...
  2. doi request reprint Bilateral use of the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib attached to the pelvis: a novel treatment for scoliosis in the growing spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:287-92. 2009
    ..In this paper the authors report their experience with using bilateral VEPTRs from the ribs to the pelvis for children with severe, early onset scoliosis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Concurrent spinal cord untethering and scoliosis correction: case report
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E832-6. 2007
    ..Case report...
  4. doi request reprint Transplantation of human marrow stromal cells and mono-nuclear bone marrow cells into the injured spinal cord: a comparative study
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, and Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2605-12. 2009
    ..Two groups of 6 rats received dorsolateral funiculotomies followed by direct injection of bone marrow stromal cells (MSC) or mono-nuclear fraction of bone marrow (mnBM). Animals were killed at 4 or 21 days...
  5. ncbi request reprint Other causes of pediatric deformity
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriner s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 18:317-23. 2007
    ..In this article, the authors discuss the classification, natural history, and management of congenital scoliosis. They conclude with a discussion of the various etiologies for neuromuscular scoliosis...
  6. pmc Accuracy of free-hand placement of thoracic pedicle screws in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how much of a difference does surgeon experience make?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 19:91-5. 2010
    ..Meticulous technique allows spine surgeons with a range of surgical experience to accurately and safely place thoracic pedicle screws in the deformed spine. The most experienced surgeons demonstrated the lowest rate of medial breaches...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction presenting with pleuritic chest pain
    Amer F Samdani
    Department of Neurosurgey, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:261-3. 2005
    ..These devices are prone to malfunction with up to 70% requiring revision. Shunt infection and obstruction comprise the majority of malfunctions and usually present dramatically. However, rare presentations occur...
  8. pmc Vision loss after spinal fusion for scoliosis in a child with spinal cord injury
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 32:591-4. 2009
    ..Risk factors include patient age, operative time, estimated blood loss, and intraoperative fluid management. Children with spinal cord injury often develop scoliosis that requires surgical correction...
  9. doi request reprint Learning curve for placement of thoracic pedicle screws in the deformed spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:290-4; discussion 294-5. 2010
    ..We measured the in vivo accuracy of placement of thoracic pedicle screws by computed tomography in the deformed spine by a single surgeon over time...
  10. doi request reprint A patient with myelomeningocele: is untethering necessary prior to scoliosis correction?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E8. 2010
    ..The authors' aim in this study was to evaluate their experience in patients with MM who were not untethered before scoliosis correction...
  11. pmc Treatment of osteoblastoma at C7: a multidisciplinary approach. A case report and review of the literature
    Amer Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    Eur Spine J 18:196-200. 2009
    ..This multidisciplinary approach markedly decreased blood loss and improved visualization to help achieve complete surgical resection and resolution of clinical symptoms...
  12. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of diffusion tensor imaging for pediatric cervical spinal cord injury
    M J Mulcahey
    Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spinal Cord 51:532-7. 2013
    ..Cross-sectional non-experimental study...
  13. doi request reprint Diffusion tensor imaging of the normal pediatric spinal cord using an inner field of view echo-planar imaging sequence
    N Barakat
    Department of Bioengineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 33:1127-33. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to 1) evaluate the accuracy of cervical spinal cord DTI in children using a newly developed iFOV sequence with spatially selective 2D-RF excitations, and 2) examine reproducibility of the DTI measures...
  14. pmc The usefulness of VEPTR in the older child with complex spine and chest deformity
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:700-4. 2010
    ..For a select group of patients 10 years of age or older, the VEPTR offers a reasonable alternative to potentially risky vertebral column resections for correcting deformities in selected patients...
  15. doi request reprint Diffusion tensor imaging of the pediatric spinal cord at 1.5T: preliminary results
    F B Mohamed
    Department of Radiology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32:339-45. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint The role of bracing, casting, and vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib for the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: a single-institution experience with 31 consecutive patients. Clinical article
    Jason R Smith
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:3-8. 2009
    ..Thus, the authors have performed a retrospective review of their experience with treating these patients, particularly as newer technologies, such as the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), emerge...
  17. doi request reprint Cervical pseudomeningocele due to occult hydrocephalus
    Joshua M Pahys
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:E394-6. 2008
    ..Case report with a brief review of the literature...
  18. pmc Grafting of human bone marrow stromal cells into spinal cord injury: a comparison of delivery methods
    Courtney Paul
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:328-34. 2009
    ..Animals survived for 4 or 21 days...
  19. doi request reprint Chronic spinal cord injury in the pediatric population: does magnetic resonance imaging correlate with the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury examination?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:74-81. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship between the International Standards for Neurologic Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCSCI) examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a pediatric SCI population...
  20. doi request reprint Vertebral body stapling: a fusionless treatment option for a growing child with moderate idiopathic scoliosis
    Randal R Betz
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:169-76. 2010
    ..Retrospective review...
  21. doi request reprint Intraspinal anomalies in infantile idiopathic scoliosis: prevalence and role of magnetic resonance imaging
    Joshua M Pahys
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:E434-8. 2009
    ..Retrospective case series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with presumed infantile idiopathic scoliosis (IIS)...
  22. doi request reprint Computed tomography evaluation of rotation correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a comparison of an all pedicle screw construct versus a hook-rod system
    Jahangir Asghar
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:804-7. 2009
    ..Retrospective review with historical cohort...
  23. doi request reprint Feasibility and accuracy of pedicle screws in children younger than eight years of age
    Ashish Ranade
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2907-11. 2009
    ..2% in patients younger than 8 years of age. Screw diameters ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 mm (for the thoracic spine) and 4 to 6 mm (for the lumbar spine) can be safely used in this population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging in neurosurgery
    B Albayrak
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 146:543-56; discussion 557. 2004
    ..We evaluate currently available iMRI systems and their applications in neurosurgery. Future possibilities related to iMRI systems are mentioned in the light of current advances...
  25. doi request reprint Bone grafting options in children
    Randal R Betz
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1648-54. 2010
    ..Retrospective review of the literature...
  26. ncbi request reprint Strategies to reduce blood loss during posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis: a review of current techniques and experience with a unique bipolar electrocautery device
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Surg Technol Int 17:243-8. 2008
    ..In the continued pursuit of reducing intraoperative blood loss, other surgical techniques must be developed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Neurologic injury in the surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: guidelines for assessment and management
    Joshua M Pahys
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 17:426-34. 2009
    ..Treatment algorithms may be useful in the clinical setting to manage intraoperative or postoperative neurologic injury...
  28. ncbi request reprint Scoliosis: a straightforward approach to diagnosis and management
    Jason R Smith
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAAPA 21:40-5. 2008
    ..Scoliosis should be no more intimidating to manage than acute otitis media. This article reviews how to treat patients with the condition before and after referral to a specialist...
  29. doi request reprint Minimally invasive direct repair of lumbar spondylolysis with a pedicle screw and hook construct
    Joseph C Noggle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E15. 2008
    ..This approach may decrease the collateral soft tissue damage common to open dissections, and may be ideal for young, active surgical candidates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of a compact intraoperative low-field magnetic imager in pediatric neurosurgery
    Amer F Samdani
    Department of Neurosurgery, New Jersey Medical School, 90 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:108-13; discussion 114. 2005
    ..The majority of investigations on the utility of and indications for intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) have been in adult patients. We report our initial experience utilizing low-field iMRI in pediatric patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Astroglia induce cytotoxic effects on brain tumors via a nitric oxide-dependent pathway both in vitro and in vivo
    Amer F Samdani
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:1231-7; discussion 1237-8. 2004
    ..We investigated whether cytokine stimulation of astroglia could inhibit brain tumor cell growth in vitro and prolong survival in vivo via an NO-dependent pathway...
  32. pmc Spinal cord regeneration: injury modulation, repair strategies, and clinical trials: the Howard H. Steel Conference Precourse
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:S3-4. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of allogeneic skin graft for the closure of large meningomyeloceles: technical case report
    Shabbar F Danish
    Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:ONS-E376; discussion ONS-E376. 2006
    ..To describe an alternative approach to the operative management of large meningomyeloceles, in which primary closure is not possible...
  34. ncbi request reprint Newer technologies for the treatment of scoliosis in the growing spine
    Andrew Torre-Healy
    Spine Division, Drexel University Medical School, Philadelphia, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 18:697-705. 2007
    ..Each of these offers unique advantages and disadvantages. In this article, the authors review these newer technologies for treatment of the growing spine...
  35. doi request reprint Intraventricular ganglioglioma: a short illustrated review
    Amer F Samdani
    Staff Neurosurgeon, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 151:635-40. 2009
    ..Regardless of location within the central nervous system, ganglioglioma should be on the differential diagnosis for any cystic mass with a mural nodule, particularly in the setting of epilepsy...