Brett Hanscom

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Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Computerized questionnaires and the quality of survey data
    Brett Hanscom
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1797-801. 2002
  2. pmc Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) observational cohort
    James N Weinstein
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    JAMA 296:2451-9. 2006
  3. pmc Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis
    James N Weinstein
    Department of Orthopaedics, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2257-70. 2007
  4. pmc Surgical versus nonsurgical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis
    James N Weinstein
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Department of Orthopedics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03756, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:794-810. 2008
  5. pmc The cost effectiveness of surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation over two years: evidence from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
    Anna N A Tosteson
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03756, USA anna tosteson dartmouth edu
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2108-15. 2008
  6. pmc Proxy perspectives regarding end-of-life care for persons with cancer
    Marie Bakitas
    School of Nursing, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Cancer 112:1854-61. 2008
  7. pmc Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT): a randomized trial
    James N Weinstein
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    JAMA 296:2441-50. 2006
  8. pmc Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative care (FACIT-Pal) scale
    Kathleen Doyle Lyons
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:23-32. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Association between obesity and functional status in patients with spine disease
    Jason C Fanuele
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:306-12. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of comorbidities on the change in short-form 36 and oswestry scores following lumbar spine surgery
    James Slover
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1974-80. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Computerized questionnaires and the quality of survey data
    Brett Hanscom
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1797-801. 2002
    ..A retrospective data quality analysis was conducted...
  2. pmc Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) observational cohort
    James N Weinstein
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    JAMA 296:2451-9. 2006
    ..However, the large numbers of patients who crossed over between assigned groups precluded any conclusions about the comparative effectiveness of operative therapy vs usual care...
  3. pmc Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis
    James N Weinstein
    Department of Orthopaedics, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2257-70. 2007
    ..Management of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis is controversial. Surgery is widely used, but its effectiveness in comparison with that of nonsurgical treatment has not been demonstrated in controlled trials...
  4. pmc Surgical versus nonsurgical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis
    James N Weinstein
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Department of Orthopedics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03756, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:794-810. 2008
    ..Surgery for spinal stenosis is widely performed, but its effectiveness as compared with nonsurgical treatment has not been shown in controlled trials...
  5. pmc The cost effectiveness of surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation over two years: evidence from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
    Anna N A Tosteson
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03756, USA anna tosteson dartmouth edu
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2108-15. 2008
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  6. pmc Proxy perspectives regarding end-of-life care for persons with cancer
    Marie Bakitas
    School of Nursing, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Cancer 112:1854-61. 2008
    ..Family proxies have been proposed as valuable informants regarding the quality of end-of-life care. This article describes family proxy perspectives concerning care at the end of life in patients who died of advanced cancer...
  7. pmc Surgical vs nonoperative treatment for lumbar disk herniation: the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT): a randomized trial
    James N Weinstein
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    JAMA 296:2441-50. 2006
    ..Lumbar diskectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed for back and leg symptoms in US patients, but the efficacy of the procedure relative to nonoperative care remains controversial...
  8. pmc Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative care (FACIT-Pal) scale
    Kathleen Doyle Lyons
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:23-32. 2009
    ..40, P<0.001). The findings support the internal consistency reliability and validity of the FACIT-Pal as a measure of health-related quality of life for persons with advanced cancer...
  9. ncbi request reprint Association between obesity and functional status in patients with spine disease
    Jason C Fanuele
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:306-12. 2002
    ..A cross-sectional study of 15,974 patients with spine disease from 26 members of the National Spine Network...
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of comorbidities on the change in short-form 36 and oswestry scores following lumbar spine surgery
    James Slover
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1974-80. 2006
    ..This is an observational study of 3482 patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery from the National Spine Network...
  11. pmc Retrolisthesis and lumbar disc herniation: a preoperative assessment of patient function
    Michael Shen
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Spine J 7:406-13. 2007
    ..Neither the prevalence of this condition in individuals with lumbar disc herniations nor its possible relation to preoperative back pain and dysfunction has been well studied...
  12. pmc What is different about workers' compensation patients? Socioeconomic predictors of baseline disability status among patients with lumbar radiculopathy
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2019-26. 2007
    ..Combined analysis of 2 prospective clinical studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prospective clinical outcomes of revision fusion surgery in patients with pseudarthrosis after posterior lumbar interbody fusions using stand-alone metallic cages
    Ezequiel H Cassinelli
    Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, OH 44106, USA
    Spine J 6:428-34. 2006
    ..Complications have been reported, however, including pseudarthrosis with persistent pain. Outcomes after revision surgical treatment for these patients with failed PLIF are not known...
  14. ncbi request reprint An observational study on the prevalence and pattern of opioid use in 25,479 patients with spine and radicular pain
    Gilbert J Fanciullo
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:201-5. 2002
    ..A cross-sectional analysis of data obtained from patients with spinal and radicular pain and their spine center treating physicians was performed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Influence of smoking on the health status of spinal patients: the National Spine Network database
    Molly T Vogt
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:313-9. 2002
    ..Multicenter, cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Spine Network...
  16. ncbi request reprint Three-question depression screener used for lumbar disc herniations and spinal stenosis
    Howard I Levy
    Emory Spine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Decatur, Georgia, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1232-7. 2002
    ..A depression screener was used to determine positive responses amongst patients with two disorders commonly treated with surgery...
  17. pmc Descriptive epidemiology and prior healthcare utilization of patients in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial's (SPORT) three observational cohorts: disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis
    Justin Cummins
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:806-14. 2006
    ..Prospective observational cohorts...
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of four common lumbar spine diagnoses upon overall health status
    Michael A Pahl
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1015 Chestnut St, Suite 719, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 6:125-30. 2006
    ..The impact of lumbar spinal disorders can be assessed as the difference between the SF-36 scale scores and age- and gender-specific population norms...
  19. ncbi request reprint Is a condition-specific instrument for patients with low back pain/leg symptoms really necessary? The responsiveness of the Oswestry Disability Index, MODEMS, and the SF-36
    Thomas L Walsh
    The Spine Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:607-15. 2003
    ..Analysis of longitudinal data collected prospectively from patients seen in 27 National Spine Network member centers across the United States...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cluster analysis classification of SF-36 profiles for patients with spinal pain
    Gilbert J Fanciullo
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:2276-82. 2003
    ..A k-means cluster analysis of patients with spinal and radicular pain based on the SF-36 Health Survey scales...
  21. ncbi request reprint Psychometric update of the Functional Interference Estimate: a brief measure of pain functional interference
    Robert J Ferguson
    Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine Section, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:389-95. 2004
    ..g., SF-36 and Dartmouth COOP Charts). Because of its brevity and flexibility, the FIE may be a useful self-report measure of pain functional interference in clinical research on pain...
  22. ncbi request reprint The rate and variation of referrals to behavioral medicine services for patients reporting poor mental health in the national spine network
    Thomas L Walsh
    Spine Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E154-60. 2005
    ..Descriptive analysis of cross-sectional data collected prospectively in 20 National Spine Network (NSN) centers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Screening for depressive symptoms in patients with chronic spinal pain using the SF-36 Health Survey
    Thomas L Walsh
    The Spine Center, Department of Orthopedics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine J 6:316-20. 2006
    ..Although a specific and reliable survey to detect depression could be employed, an additional survey would unnecessarily increase responder and analyst burdens if the general health status survey could be used instead...
  24. pmc A controlled trial of methods for managing pain in primary care patients with or without co-occurring psychosocial problems
    Tim A Ahles
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:341-50. 2006
    ..Pain, a common reason for visits to primary care physicians, is often not well managed. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of pain management interventions suitable for primary care physicians...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cluster analysis of SF-36 scales as a predictor of spinal pain patients response to a multidisciplinary pain management approach beginning with epidural steroid injection
    Ryan Loyd
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Pain Med 7:229-36. 2006
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