Nancy Epstein

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Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lower-level visual processing and models of light adaptation
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 49:503-35. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Tracking the recovery of local optic nerve function after optic neuritis: a multifocal VEP study
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:4032-8. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Retinal origins of the primate multifocal ERG: implications for the human response
    Donald C Hood
    Department of Psychology, 406 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:1673-85. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Identification of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament extending through the dura on preoperative computed tomographic examinations of the cervical spine
    N E Epstein
    New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:182-6. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing retinal function with the multifocal technique
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 116th and Broadway, NY 10027 7004, New York, USA
    Prog Retin Eye Res 19:607-46. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint An interocular comparison of the multifocal VEP: a possible technique for detecting local damage to the optic nerve
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:1580-7. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint An attempt to detect glaucomatous damage to the inner retina with the multifocal ERG
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:1570-9. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying inner retinal contributions to the human multifocal ERG
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Vision Res 39:2285-91. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing abnormal rod photoreceptor activity with the a-wave of the electroretinogram: applications and methods
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Doc Ophthalmol 92:253-67. 1996
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of local retinal function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa using the multi-focal ERG technique
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Vision Res 38:163-79. 1998

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  1. ncbi request reprint Lower-level visual processing and models of light adaptation
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 49:503-35. 1998
    ..Basic behavioral and physiological descriptions of light adaptation are reviewed, and recent attempts to model lower-level processing are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Tracking the recovery of local optic nerve function after optic neuritis: a multifocal VEP study
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:4032-8. 2000
    ..To explore the multifocal visual evoked potential (mVEP) as a technique for tracking local optic nerve damage after unilateral optic neuritis (ON)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Retinal origins of the primate multifocal ERG: implications for the human response
    Donald C Hood
    Department of Psychology, 406 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:1673-85. 2002
    ..The monkey mfERGs were recorded before and after injections of pharmacologic agents known to selectively block activity of particular cells and circuits in the retina...
  4. ncbi request reprint Identification of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament extending through the dura on preoperative computed tomographic examinations of the cervical spine
    N E Epstein
    New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:182-6. 2001
    ..To establish the diagnosis of dural penetration on preoperative computed tomographic studies of the cervical spine in patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing retinal function with the multifocal technique
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 116th and Broadway, NY 10027 7004, New York, USA
    Prog Retin Eye Res 19:607-46. 2000
    ..It is speculated that a markedly diminished second-order kernel is diagnostic of outer plexiform layer damage, not inner plexiform layer damage as is commonly assumed...
  6. ncbi request reprint An interocular comparison of the multifocal VEP: a possible technique for detecting local damage to the optic nerve
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:1580-7. 2000
    ..To develop a quantitative measure of local damage to the ganglion cells/optic nerve based on an interocular comparison of multifocal visual evoked potentials (mVEP)...
  7. ncbi request reprint An attempt to detect glaucomatous damage to the inner retina with the multifocal ERG
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:1570-9. 2000
    ..To detect glaucomatous damage to the inner retina using the multifocal electroretinogram (mERG)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying inner retinal contributions to the human multifocal ERG
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Vision Res 39:2285-91. 1999
    ..These components were found to be missing or diminished in the records from some patients with glaucoma and diabetes, diseases which affect the inner retina...
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing abnormal rod photoreceptor activity with the a-wave of the electroretinogram: applications and methods
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Doc Ophthalmol 92:253-67. 1996
    ..A clinical protocol was developed based on a single white flash energy. It is possible to determine whether a disease is producing a change in S and/or Rm with this single flash energy without the use of any equations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of local retinal function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa using the multi-focal ERG technique
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Vision Res 38:163-79. 1998
    ..Finally areas with extreme sensitivity loss show multi-focal responses with a wide range of amplitudes and implicit times across patients, suggesting different mechanisms of disease action in different patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and surgical management of cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
    Nancy Epstein
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Spine J 2:436-49. 2002
    ..The diagnosis and treatment of multilevel cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is continuing to evolve as its effects become more readily recognized and surgical alternatives expand...
  12. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography validating bony ingrowth into fibula strut allograft: a criterion for fusion
    Nancy E Epstein
    The Department of Neurosurgery, The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Spine J 2:129-33. 2002
    ..Static and dynamic X-ray studies routinely determine whether or not fusion of a fibula strut allograft has occurred after multilevel anterior corpectomy with fusion (ACF) combined with posterior wiring and fusion (PWF)...
  13. ncbi request reprint In vitro characteristics of cultured posterior longitudinal ligament tissue
    Nancy E Epstein
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:56-8. 2002
    ..To determine the osteogenicity of posterior longitudinal ligament ossification, the posterior longitudinal ligament obtained during anterior cervical surgery from patients with the disorder was analyzed with in vitro cultures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sites of disease action in a retinal dystrophy with supernormal and delayed rod electroretinogram b-waves
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York City, NY 10027, USA
    Vision Res 36:889-901. 1996
    ..An analysis of the derived inner nuclear layer (INL) response suggests that the sites of disease action are beyond the outer segment and involve a delay in the activation of INL activity...
  15. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities of the retinal cone system in retinitis pigmentosa
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Vision Res 36:1699-709. 1996
    ..A combination of these two factors, a sensitivity change at the receptor and a delay in the response of the inner retina, produces the delayed response of the cone flicker ERG in patients with RP...
  16. ncbi request reprint The optic nerve head component of the monkey's (Macaca mulatta) multifocal electroretinogram (mERG)
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Ave, 10027 7004, New York, NY, USA
    Vision Res 41:2029-41. 2001
    ..The waveform of this component resembles the ONHC reported for the human mERG...
  17. ncbi request reprint Multifocal ERG and VEP responses and visual fields: comparing disease-related changes
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 7004, USA
    Doc Ophthalmol 100:115-37. 2000
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  18. pmc Retinal nerve fibre thickness measured with optical coherence tomography accurately detects confirmed glaucomatous damage
    D C Hood
    Department of Psychology, 405 Schermerhorn, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:905-7. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Multifocal visual evoked potentials to cone specific stimuli in patients with retinitis pigmentosa
    K Holopigian
    Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, BEL 5N15, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Vision Res 45:3244-52. 2005
    ..4 degrees ). For the first ring, mfERG amplitudes were more impaired than were the mfVEPs or the visual field thresholds. For most of the patients, there was local response correspondence among our measures of visual function...
  20. ncbi request reprint The nature and extent of retinal dysfunction associated with diabetic macular edema
    V C Greenstein
    Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York 10016, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:3643-54. 2000
    ..To evaluate the nature and extent of retinal dysfunction in the macular and surrounding areas that occurs in patients with diabetes with clinically significant macular edema (CSME)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Retinal function in diabetic macular edema after focal laser photocoagulation
    V C Greenstein
    Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York 10016, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:3655-64. 2000
    ..To assess the effects of focal photocoagulation on retinal function in the macular and perimacular areas in patients with diabetes who have clinically significant macular edema...
  22. ncbi request reprint Atypical multifocal ERG responses in patients with diseases affecting the photoreceptors
    V C Greenstein
    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Edwards S Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, 635 West 165th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Vision Res 44:2867-74. 2004
    ..These responses were associated with areas of decreased visual field sensitivity. As RP, CD and DR affect the outer retina, the results are consistent with damage to the outer plexiform layer rather than damage to the inner retina...
  23. ncbi request reprint Eccentricity-dependent changes in local onset and offset responses in patients with progressive cone dystrophy
    K Holopigian
    Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, BEL 5N15, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Vision Res 47:2297-304. 2007
    ..The differences in the pattern of results in the long duration mfERG data are consistent with a selective loss of the onset responses in our patient population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Local cone and rod system function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa
    K Holopigian
    Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, BEL 5N15, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 42:779-88. 2001
    ..To compare local cone and rod system function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) using electrophysiological and psychophysical techniques...
  25. pmc Structural and functional assessment of the macular region in patients with glaucoma
    F N Kanadani
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 405 Schermerhorn, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1393-7. 2006
    ....
  26. pmc The effects of glaucoma on the latency of the multifocal visual evoked potential
    C Rodarte
    Department of Psychology, 405 Schermerhorn, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1132-6. 2006
    ..To determine the effect of glaucomatous damage on the latency of the multifocal visual evoked potential (mfVEP)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Posterior approaches in the management of cervical spondylosis and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
    Nancy Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Surg Neurol 58:194-207; discussion 207-8. 2002
    ..However, in younger patients or in geriatric patients with predominantly anterior disease with kyphosis, direct anterior surgical procedures yield better results...
  28. pmc Interpreting the multifocal visual evoked potential: the effects of refractive errors, cataracts, and fixation errors
    B J Winn
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 89:340-4. 2005
    ..To understand how refractive errors, cataracts, and fixation errors affect multifocal visual evoked potential (mfVEP) responses...
  29. ncbi request reprint The surgical management of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in 43 north americans
    N E Epstein
    Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:664-72. 1994
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Ossification of the cervical posterior longitudinal ligament: a review
    Nancy Epstein
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 13:ECP1. 2002
    ..Repeated anterior surgery, operations lasting more than 10 hours, involving four or more levels (including C-2), obesity, asthma, and blood transfusions of more than 4 U (1000-1200 ml) are all considered major risk factors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reoperation rates for acute graft extrusion and pseudarthrosis after one-level anterior corpectomy and fusion with and without plate instrumentation: etiology and corrective management
    N E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Surg Neurol 56:73-80; discussion 80-1. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Comparison of one-level ACF performed with and without plates showed that plating did not appear to reduce pseudarthrosis or graft extrusion rates...
  32. ncbi request reprint Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in evolution in 12 patients
    N E Epstein
    Department of Surgery, Division North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:673-01. 1994
    ..Only heightened awareness of the clinical and radiographic findings of OEV allowed the correct diagnosis. The appropriately extended anterior discectomies or corpectomies with fusions contributed to better outcomes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Laminectomy for cervical myelopathy
    N E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Spinal Cord 41:317-27. 2003
    ..To optimize surgical results, however, these procedures should be applied to carefully selected patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Technical note: unilateral posterior resection of cervical disc and spondylostenosis with contralateral fusion for instability
    N E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Surg Neurol 56:256-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: A unilateral C7-T1 disc herniation with instability accompanied by C6-T1 spondylostenosis were successfully managed with unilateral decompression and disc excision followed by contralateral fusion...
  35. ncbi request reprint Anterior cervical dynamic ABC plating with single level corpectomy and fusion in forty-two patients
    N E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Spinal Cord 41:153-8. 2003
    ..The unique ABC slotted plate design allows for up to 10 mm of cephalad and 10 mm of caudad plate migration...
  36. ncbi request reprint A comparison of surgeon's assessment to patient's self analysis (short form 36) after far lateral lumbar disc surgery. An outcome study
    N E Epstein
    Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:2422-8. 1997
    ..25. CONCLUSIONS: The surgeon's assessment was a particularly good predictor of SF-36 measures if the surgeon assessed the patient within the past 4.5 years. The SF-36 should be useful for large-scale outcome studies...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of intraoperative somatosensory-evoked potential monitoring during 100 cervical operations
    N E Epstein
    Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Manhasset, New York
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:737-47. 1993
    ..Continuous intraoperative somatosensory-evoked potential monitoring also was a practical tool in monitoring cervical surgery...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dynamic anterior cervical plates for multilevel anterior corpectomy and fusion with simultaneous posterior wiring and fusion: efficacy and outcomes
    N E Epstein
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Spinal Cord 44:432-9. 2006
    ..To prospectively evaluate major complications associated with the application of dynamic ABC plates (Aesculap, Tuttlingen, Germany) to multilevel Anterior Corpectomy/Fusion (ACF) followed by posterior fusion (C2-C7 PF)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Can airway complications following multilevel anterior cervical surgery be avoided?
    N E Epstein
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA
    J Neurosurg 94:185-8. 2001
    ..The authors conducted a study to determine how to avoid emergency postoperative reintubation and its associated morbidity in patients who have undergone multilevel anterior-posterior cervical spine surgery...
  40. ncbi request reprint Foraminal and far lateral lumbar disc herniations: surgical alternatives and outcome measures
    N E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Spinal Cord 40:491-500. 2002
    ..Postoperatively, patients' neurological outcomes based on both surgeon and patient based outcome measures (SF-36), were comparable for the different surgical procedures which had been based on the individual patient's pathology...
  41. ncbi request reprint Fixed vs dynamic plate complications following multilevel anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion with posterior stabilization
    N E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, and The Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA
    Spinal Cord 41:379-84. 2003
    ..Comparison of fixed vs dynamic plate complications in cervical surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Far lateral lumbar disc herniations and associated structural abnormalities. An evaluation in 60 patients of the comparative value of CT, MRI, and myelo-CT in diagnosis and management
    N E Epstein
    Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 15:534-9. 1990
    ..This was better appreciated on the myelogram and myelo-CT (M-CT) studies than with the noncontrast CT and MRI examinations alone. Myelo-CT findings were particularly valuable in assessing patients who had previous surgical procedures...
  43. ncbi request reprint Spinal stenosis and disc herniation in a 14-year-old male. A case report
    N E Epstein
    Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 13:938-41. 1988
    ..Our recent experience with a 14-year-old boy with disc disease and stenosis indicated that aggressive surgical management facilitates a rapid return to an asymptomatic existence...