Richard G Bittar

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Affiliation: Radcliffe Infirmary
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for pain relief: a meta-analysis
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:515-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for generalised dystonia and spasmodic torticollis
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:12-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for phantom limb pain
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:399-404. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Somatotopic organization of the human periventricular gray matter
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:240-1. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Thalamotomy versus thalamic stimulation for multiple sclerosis tremor
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:638-42. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuromodulation for movement disorders
    Richard G Bittar
    Australasian Movement Disorder and Pain Surgery AMPS Clinic, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 13:315-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award: deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia and spasmodic torticollis: rate and extent of postoperative improvement
    Richard G Bittar
    Australasian Movement Disorder and Pain Surgery Clinic, Department of Surgery, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
    Clin Neurosurg 52:379-83. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Stimulating the human midbrain to reveal the link between pain and blood pressure
    Alexander L Green
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HE, United Kingdom
    Pain 124:349-59. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and pain
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:457-63. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Executive cognitive deficits in primary dystonia
    Richard B Scott
    Russell Cairns Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 18:539-50. 2003

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for pain relief: a meta-analysis
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:515-9. 2005
    ..Neuroimaging and neuromodulation technology advances complicate the application of these results to modern practice. Ongoing investigations should shed further light on this complex clinical conundrum...
  2. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for generalised dystonia and spasmodic torticollis
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:12-6. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for phantom limb pain
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:399-404. 2005
    ..This data supports the role for deep brain stimulation in patients with phantom limb pain. The medical literature relating to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of this clinical entity is reviewed in detail...
  4. ncbi request reprint Somatotopic organization of the human periventricular gray matter
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:240-1. 2005
    ..Bilateral representation was only observed in the forehead and scalp...
  5. ncbi request reprint Thalamotomy versus thalamic stimulation for multiple sclerosis tremor
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:638-42. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuromodulation for movement disorders
    Richard G Bittar
    Australasian Movement Disorder and Pain Surgery AMPS Clinic, Melbourne, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 13:315-8. 2006
    ..The contemporary treatment of Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and other tremulous disorders using deep brain chronic electrical stimulation will be reviewed, and future directions discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award: deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia and spasmodic torticollis: rate and extent of postoperative improvement
    Richard G Bittar
    Australasian Movement Disorder and Pain Surgery Clinic, Department of Surgery, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
    Clin Neurosurg 52:379-83. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Stimulating the human midbrain to reveal the link between pain and blood pressure
    Alexander L Green
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HE, United Kingdom
    Pain 124:349-59. 2006
    ..Thus stimulation of the PAG may partly control pain by reducing sympathetic activity as predicted by William James over a century ago...
  9. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and pain
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:457-63. 2005
    ..The indications for DBS in our service are outlined, the anatomical targets described, and the anaesthetic and surgical aspects detailed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Executive cognitive deficits in primary dystonia
    Richard B Scott
    Russell Cairns Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 18:539-50. 2003
    ..The implications of these findings for the pathophysiology of primary dystonia are discussed. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first report of a significant cognitive deficit in patients with primary dystonia...
  11. ncbi request reprint The anteromedial GPi as a new target for deep brain stimulation in obsessive compulsive disorder
    Girish Nair
    Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 21:815-21. 2014
    ....
  12. doi request reprint BMP-7 (OP-1) safety in anterior cervical fusion surgery
    John Leach
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 16:1417-20. 2009
    ..We concluded that BMP-7 can be used safely in anterior cervical fusion. The effect of BMP-7 on the rate and timing of fusion, as well as clinical outcome, is yet to be elucidated...
  13. doi request reprint Peripheral neuromodulation for pain
    Richard G Bittar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 16:1259-61. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of GPi DBS on functional imaging of the brain in dystonia
    John Yianni
    The Oxford Movement Disorder Group, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 12:137-41. 2005
    ..Based on these results we postulate on possible mechanisms for this phenomenon...
  15. doi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders
    Wesley Thevathasan
    Department of Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Pract Neurol 10:16-26. 2010
    ..In this article we will summarise the key points in patient selection, provide an overview of the surgical technique, and discuss the beneficial and adverse outcomes that can occur...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pedunculopontine nucleus stimulation for people with Parkinson's disease? A clinical perspective
    Ralph Gregory
    Neuroscience Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Br J Neurosurg 22:S13-5. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint Changes in cognition and health-related quality of life with unilateral thalamotomy for Parkinsonian tremor
    Sunita R Nijhawan
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Russell Cairns Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HE, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 16:44-50. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that thalamotomy, when indicated, has limited cognitive sequelae and may result in improved quality of life in areas specific to Parkinson's disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint Global attentional-executive sequelae following surgical lesions to globus pallidus interna
    Richard B Scott
    Russell Cairns Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Brain 125:562-74. 2002
    ..This finding is rare in its specificity and has implications for theoretical models of the functional architecture and pathophysiology of the globus pallidus, and the clinical practice of pallidotomy...
  19. ncbi request reprint A dominant bursting electromyograph pattern in dystonic conditions predicts an early response to pallidal stimulation
    John Yianni
    Oxford Movement Disorder Group, Department of Neurological Surgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, OX2 6HE, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 13:738-46. 2006
    ..Analysis of EMG activity may provide a sensitive means of identifying dystonic patients who are likely to be most responsive to functional neurosurgical intervention...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hardware-related problems of deep brain stimulation
    Carole Joint
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 17:S175-80. 2002
    ..The majority of these failures occurred early on in the series, and numbers declined with experience. Some of the problems may be idiosyncratic to the methodology of individual groups...
  21. pmc Surgery for movement disorders
    Ralph Gregory
    Oxford Movement Disorder Group, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 72:I32-I35. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of lead fracture and migration in dystonia compared with other movement disorders following deep brain stimulation
    J Yianni
    The Oxford Movement Disorder Group, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    J Clin Neurosci 11:243-5. 2004
    ..Interestingly, all of these failures occurred in dystonia patients (18.4% of all dystonia patients and 9.2% of all electrodes). We postulate on mechanisms that may explain why these complications predominate in this group of patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation for dystonic conditions: a prospective audit
    John Yianni
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 18:436-42. 2003
    ..This study clearly demonstrates that DBS of the GPi provides amelioration of intractable dystonia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Camptocormia treated with bilateral pallidal stimulation: case report
    Dipankar Nandi
    Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Neurosurg Focus 12:ECP2. 2002
    ..The physiological studies may help further the understanding of the pathophysiology of this rare entity...
  25. doi request reprint The sensory and motor representation of synchronized oscillations in the globus pallidus in patients with primary dystonia
    Xuguang Liu
    Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
    Brain 131:1562-73. 2008
    ..This study yields new insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms of primary dystonias and their treatment using pallidal deep brain stimulation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Use of surface electromyography to assess and select patients with idiopathic dystonia for bilateral pallidal stimulation
    Shouyan Wang
    University Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Neurosurg 105:21-5. 2006
    ..The object of this study was to identify a preoperative physiological index by using surface electromyography (EMG) signals that would correlate with clinical outcome in dystonic patients following bilateral pallidal stimulation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reversal of hypertonic co-contraction after bilateral pallidal stimulation in generalised dystonia: a clinical and electromyogram case study
    Xuguang Liu
    University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 19:336-40. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Senile chorea treated by deep brain stimulation: a clinical, neurophysiological and functional imaging study
    John Yianni
    The Oxford Movement Disorder Group, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 19:597-602. 2004
    ..Deep brain field potential recordings and functional imaging using single photon emission tomography enabled us to suggest pathophysiological mechanisms for the symptoms...
  29. ncbi request reprint Quality of life outcomes following surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease
    Alastair Gray
    Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 17:68-75. 2002
    ..Quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease is amenable to measurement; such measurement provides tentative evidence of significant gains in quality of life following some neurosurgical procedures...