F G Barker

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent differences in short-term outcome after surgical or endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States, 1996-2000
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:18-28; discussion 28-30. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Craniotomy for the resection of metastatic brain tumors in the U.S., 1988-2000: decreasing mortality and the effect of provider caseload
    Fred G Barker
    Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer 100:999-1007. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Changing neurosurgical workload in the United States, 1988-2001: craniotomy other than trauma in adults
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:506-17; discussion 517-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Dose-volume prediction of radiation-related complications after proton beam radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations
    Fred G Barker
    Proton Radiosurgery Group, Neurosurgical Service, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:254-63. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint History of the AANS/CNS joint section on tumors and preface to the 20th anniversary Journal of Neuro-Oncology Special Issue
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurooncol 69:1-18. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Surgical excision of acoustic neuroma: patient outcome and provider caseload
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:1332-43. 2003
  7. pmc Surgery for primary supratentorial brain tumors in the United States, 1988 to 2000: the effect of provider caseload and centralization of care
    Fred G Barker
    Stephen E and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neuro Oncol 7:49-63. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical and radiosurgical management of brain metastases
    Fred G Barker
    Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:329-45. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Synthesizing medical evidence: systematic reviews and metaanalyses
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prophylactic antibiotic therapy in spinal surgery: a meta-analysis
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:391-400; discussion 400-1. 2002

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Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent differences in short-term outcome after surgical or endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States, 1996-2000
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:18-28; discussion 28-30. 2004
    ..We compared short-term end points (mortality, discharge disposition, complications, length of stay, and charges) for clipping and coiling in a nationally representative discharge database...
  2. ncbi request reprint Craniotomy for the resection of metastatic brain tumors in the U.S., 1988-2000: decreasing mortality and the effect of provider caseload
    Fred G Barker
    Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer 100:999-1007. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Changing neurosurgical workload in the United States, 1988-2001: craniotomy other than trauma in adults
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:506-17; discussion 517-8. 2004
    ..Most previous studies have used non-population-based data sources, such as surveys of professional society members, to explore the neurosurgical workload in the United States...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dose-volume prediction of radiation-related complications after proton beam radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations
    Fred G Barker
    Proton Radiosurgery Group, Neurosurgical Service, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:254-63. 2003
    ..The authors studied the incidence of complications after AVM radiosurgery in relation to dose, volume, and other factors in a large patient series...
  5. ncbi request reprint History of the AANS/CNS joint section on tumors and preface to the 20th anniversary Journal of Neuro-Oncology Special Issue
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurooncol 69:1-18. 2004
    ..These data suggest that the Section's goals of educating all surgeons in neurosurgical oncology are being successfully met. A bibliography of secondary sources on the history of brain tumor surgery is appended...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surgical excision of acoustic neuroma: patient outcome and provider caseload
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:1332-43. 2003
    ..For many complex surgical procedures, larger hospital or surgeon caseload is associated with better patient outcome. We examined the volume-outcome relationship for surgical excision of acoustic neuromas...
  7. pmc Surgery for primary supratentorial brain tumors in the United States, 1988 to 2000: the effect of provider caseload and centralization of care
    Fred G Barker
    Stephen E and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neuro Oncol 7:49-63. 2005
    ..However, they do suggest a trend toward progressive centralization of craniotomies for primary brain tumor toward large-volume US centers during this interval...
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical and radiosurgical management of brain metastases
    Fred G Barker
    Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:329-45. 2005
    ..Aggressive treatment of oligometastatic brain disease probably is underused in current U.S. practice...
  9. ncbi request reprint Synthesizing medical evidence: systematic reviews and metaanalyses
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E5. 2005
    ..References to textbooks, articles, and Internet resources are also provided. The goal is to assist readers who wish to perform their own metaanalysis or to interpret critically a published example...
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prophylactic antibiotic therapy in spinal surgery: a meta-analysis
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:391-400; discussion 400-1. 2002
    ..To date, individual studies have not demonstrated a significant benefit for prophylactic antibiotic therapy in spinal operations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prizes, lectures, and awards of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 18:e11. 2005
    ..The subsequent career of the recipients is briefly examined, in terms of the rate of full publication of award-winning abstracts and achievement of grant funding by awardees...
  12. ncbi request reprint Age and radiation response in glioblastoma multiforme
    F G Barker
    Neuro Oncology Service, Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
    Neurosurgery 49:1288-97; discussion 1297-8. 2001
    ..Radiographically assessed tumor response to external beam radiation therapy is an important prognostic factor in GM. We hypothesized that older GM patients might have more radioresistant tumors...
  13. ncbi request reprint EGFR overexpression and radiation response in glioblastoma multiforme
    F G Barker
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Neuro Oncology Service and Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 51:410-8. 2001
    ..We tested whether these abnormalities correlated with clinical heterogeneity in GM response to radiation treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Temporal clustering of hemorrhages from untreated cavernous malformations of the central nervous system
    F G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 49:15-24; discussion 24-5. 2001
    ..To test whether CM hemorrhages tend to cluster, we reviewed pretreatment rebleeding rates after a first symptomatic hemorrhage in CM patients who later underwent surgery or radiosurgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Clinical and radiographic features of peritumoral infarction following resection of glioblastoma
    S Ulmer
    Stephen E Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro oncology and Division of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neurology 67:1668-70. 2006
    ..New postoperative deficits correlated well with the anatomic region of infarction in six patients. Enhancement in perioperative infarcts can mimic tumor progression on follow-up imaging studies...
  16. ncbi request reprint In-hospital mortality and morbidity after surgical treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States, 1996-2000: the effect of hospital and surgeon volume
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Neurosurgery 52:995-1007; discussion 1007-9. 2003
    ..Patient, surgeon, and hospital characteristics were tested as potential outcome predictors, with particular attention to the surgeon's and hospital's volume of care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Craniotomy for resection of pediatric brain tumors in the United States, 1988 to 2000: effects of provider caseloads and progressive centralization and specialization of care
    Edward R Smith
    Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:553-63; discussion 563-5. 2004
    ..We used a national hospital discharge database to study the volume-outcome relationship for craniotomy performed for pediatric brain tumor resection, as well as trends toward centralization and specialization...
  18. ncbi request reprint Craniotomy for meningioma in the United States between 1988 and 2000: decreasing rate of mortality and the effect of provider caseload
    William T Curry
    Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:977-86. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the risk of adverse outcomes after contemporary surgical treatment of meningiomas in the US and trends in patient outcomes and patterns of care...
  19. ncbi request reprint In-hospital morbidity and mortality after endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States, 1996-2000: effect of hospital and physician volume
    Brian L Hoh
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 24:1409-20. 2003
    ..Patient, treating physician, and hospital characteristics were tested as potential outcome predictors, with particular attention paid to volume of care...
  20. doi request reprint Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in patient outcomes after craniotomy for tumor in adult patients in the United States, 1988-2004
    William T Curry
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:427-37; discussion 437-8. 2010
    ..We investigated racial disparities in hospital mortality and adverse discharge disposition after brain tumor craniotomies performed in the United States from 1988 to 2004. We explored potential explanations for the disparities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of obesity and obesity-related postoperative complications in male meningioma patients
    Manish K Aghi
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Neurosurg 54:236-40. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Extracranial-intracranial bypass in the treatment of occlusive cerebrovascular disease and intracranial aneurysms in the United States between 1992 and 2001: a population-based study
    Sepideh Amin-Hanjani
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:794-804. 2005
    ..The authors assessed the results of extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery in the treatment of occlusive cerebrovascular disease and intracranial aneurysms in the US between 1992 and 2001 by using population-based methods...
  23. ncbi request reprint In-hospital mortality rates after ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures in the United States, 1998 to 2000: relation to hospital and surgeon volume of care
    Edward R Smith
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:90-7. 2004
    ..The authors used a population-based national hospital discharge database to examine the relationship between annual hospital and surgeon volume of VP shunt surgery in pediatric patients and in-hospital mortality rates...
  24. ncbi request reprint Is there a "July phenomenon" in pediatric neurosurgery at teaching hospitals?
    Edward R Smith
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:169-76. 2006
    ..Some have speculated that the arrival of new interns and residents at teaching hospitals each July might cause an annual transient increase in poor patient outcomes and inefficient care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic evaluation of patients with a brain mass as the presenting manifestation of cancer
    A N Mavrakis
    Stephen E and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neurology 65:908-11. 2005
    ..We sought patterns in the evaluation of these patients to allow rapid selection of a biopsy site...
  26. ncbi request reprint Role of radiosurgery in the management of central nervous system metastases
    J S Loeffler
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 43:S11-4. 1999
    ..The cost-effectiveness of radiosurgery compared to surgical resection favors an expanded role for this technology in the treatment of selected patients with brain metastases...
  27. ncbi request reprint Benign adult brain tumors: an evidence-based medicine review
    Manish Aghi
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Prog Neurol Surg 19:80-96. 2006
    ....
  28. pmc The added value of concurrently administered temozolomide versus adjuvant temozolomide alone in newly diagnosed glioblastoma
    David J Sher
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurooncol 88:43-50. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the relative contribution of concomitant temozolomide in patients treated by concurrent and adjuvant TMZ versus adjuvant TMZ alone in the setting of newly diagnosed GBM...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial participation among patients enrolled in the Glioma Outcomes Project
    Susan M Chang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 400 Parnassus Avenue, A808, San Francisco, CA 94143 0372, USA
    Cancer 94:2681-7. 2002
    ..The authors evaluated factors that influenced patient enrollment in clinical trials using a prospective, large, multi-institutional registry of patients with malignant glioma...
  30. ncbi request reprint Microvascular decompression surgery in the United States, 1996 to 2000: mortality rates, morbidity rates, and the effects of hospital and surgeon volumes
    Steven N Kalkanis
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, 32 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:1251-61; discussion 1261-2. 2003
    ..We studied short-term end points after MVD in a national hospital discharge database sample...
  31. ncbi request reprint Perioperative complications and neurological outcomes of first and second craniotomies among patients enrolled in the Glioma Outcome Project
    Susan M Chang
    Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0372, USA
    J Neurosurg 98:1175-81. 2003
    ..Factors predicting neurological outcome would also be helpful for patient selection for surgically based clinical trials...
  32. ncbi request reprint Proton beam radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: tumor control and cranial nerve toxicity
    Damien C Weber
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 53:577-86; discussion 586-8. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the tumor control rate and cranial nerve function outcomes in patients with vestibular schwannomas who were treated with proton beam stereotactic radiosurgery...
  33. doi request reprint Length of stay and total hospital charges of clipping versus coiling for ruptured and unruptured adult cerebral aneurysms in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database 2002 to 2006
    Brian L Hoh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla 32610, USA
    Stroke 41:337-42. 2010
    ..We now report an analysis of the same comparison at a national level conducted using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database...
  34. ncbi request reprint Phineas among the phrenologists: the American crowbar case and nineteenth-century theories of cerebral localization
    F G Barker
    Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
    J Neurosurg 82:672-82. 1995
    ..His version of the case was used by David Ferrier as the keystone in the first modern theory of frontal lobe function, and this is how the case is remembered today...
  35. ncbi request reprint Transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors in the United States, 1996-2000: mortality, morbidity, and the effects of hospital and surgeon volume
    Fred G Barker
    Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgical Service, Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:4709-19. 2003
    ..This analysis suggests that higher-volume hospitals and surgeons provide superior short-term outcomes after transsphenoidal pituitary tumor surgery with shorter lengths of stay and a trend toward lower charges...
  36. doi request reprint Clipping versus coiling for ruptured intracranial aneurysms: integrated medical learning at CNS 2007
    E Sander Connolly
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:19-34; discussion 34. 2010
    ..At the 2007 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting, a novel active learning process called Integrated Medical Learning (IML) was applied to education about this critical treatment choice...
  37. doi request reprint Long-term recurrence rates of atypical meningiomas after gross total resection with or without postoperative adjuvant radiation
    Manish K Aghi
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:56-60; discussion 60. 2009
    ..We sought to define the long-term recurrence rate of AMs after GTR, along with factors predicting recurrence, including postoperative radiation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Proton beam radiation therapy for skull base adenoid cystic carcinoma
    Pascal Pommier
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1242-9. 2006
    ..To determine the treatment outcome and prognostic factors in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the skull base treated with proton beam radiation therapy...
  39. doi request reprint Limitations of diffusion-weighted imaging in the diagnosis of postoperative infections
    Christopher J Farrell
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:577-83; discussion 577-83. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the ability of DWI to accurately detect a broad range of postneurosurgical infections as well as identify individual factors that may limit its applicability...
  40. doi request reprint The use of nasopharyngeal airways for airway diversion in anterior craniofacial resection
    Carol M Lewis
    Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Am J Rhinol 22:529-32. 2008
    ..Tension pneumocephalus is an uncommon, but life-threatening, postoperative complication associated with craniofacial resection. This study was performed to evaluate our institution's experience using nasal trumpets for airway diversion...
  41. doi request reprint Racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the treatment of brain tumors
    William T Curry
    Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Neurooncol 93:25-39. 2009
    ..Clinical trial enrollment appears to be lower among brain tumor patients from disadvantaged groups. We propose future research both to better define disparities and to alleviate them...
  42. doi request reprint Proton radiation therapy for primary sphenoid sinus malignancies: treatment outcome and prognostic factors
    Minh Tam Truong
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Head Neck 31:1297-308. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine treatment outcome and prognostic factors in patients with locally advanced primary sphenoid sinus malignancy treated with proton radiation therapy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic radiotherapy for vestibular schwannomas: favorable outcome with minimal toxicity
    Annie W Chan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:60-70; discussion 60-70. 2005
    ..To determine the outcome and toxicity in patients with vestibular schwannomas treated with conventionally fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and to identify prognostic factors that are predictive of outcome...
  44. ncbi request reprint Marital status, treatment, and survival in patients with glioblastoma multiforme: a population based study
    Susan M Chang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Cancer 104:1975-84. 2005
    ..In the current study, the authors studied the interrelations between marital status, treatment received, and survival in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GM), using population-based data...
  45. ncbi request reprint Surgery for Parkinson disease in the United States, 1996 to 2000: practice patterns, short-term outcomes, and hospital charges in a nationwide sample
    Emad N Eskandar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:863-71. 2003
    ..The authors studied this process by investigating practice patterns, mortality and morbidity rates, and hospital charges as reflected in the records of a representative sample of US hospitals between 1996 and 2000...
  46. doi request reprint Decreased rate of infection in glioblastoma patients with allelic loss of chromosome 10q
    Manish K Aghi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurooncol 93:115-20. 2009
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Suggested response criteria for phase II antitumor drug studies for neurofibromatosis type 2 related vestibular schwannoma
    Scott R Plotkin
    Department of Neurology and Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Neurooncol 93:61-77. 2009
    ..We encourage adoption of standardized endpoints early in the development of phase II trials for this population to facilitate comparison of results across trials of different agents...
  48. pmc Genomic profiling of atypical meningiomas associates gain of 1q with poor clinical outcome
    Darlene Gabeau-Lacet
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 13th St, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 68:1155-65. 2009
    ..Given the heterogeneous treatment outcomes of atypical meningioma, investigation of large-scale and focal genomic alterations in multi-institutional efforts may help clarify molecular-genetic signatures of clinical use...
  49. doi request reprint Hearing improvement after bevacizumab in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2
    Scott R Plotkin
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:358-67. 2009
    ..There is no medical treatment for such tumors...
  50. ncbi request reprint Unilateral vestibular schwannoma with other neurofibromatosis type 2-related tumors: clinical and molecular study of a unique phenotype
    Manish Aghi
    Neurosurgical Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02129, USA
    J Neurosurg 104:201-7. 2006
    ..The authors studied the clinical course and genetic basis of unilateral VSs associated with other NF2-related tumors...
  51. ncbi request reprint Clinical results: Radiosurgery and radiotherapy of cranial nerve schwannomas
    John C Flickinger
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 17:121-8, vi. 2006
    ..The low morbidity and high long-term tumor control rates with radiation treatment have made it the choice of many patients who opt for active initial management for small- or medium-sized cranial nerve schwannomas...
  52. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics predict epidermal growth factor receptor amplification status in glioblastoma
    Manish Aghi
    Neurosurgical Service, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:8600-5. 2005
    ..EGFR overexpression correlates in experimental gliomas with increased angiogenesis, edema, and invasion. No radiographic predictors of molecular glioblastoma subtype are known...
  53. doi request reprint Erlotinib for progressive vestibular schwannoma in neurofibromatosis 2 patients
    Scott R Plotkin
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, U S A
    Otol Neurotol 31:1135-43. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the activity of erlotinib for progressive vestibular schwannoma (VS) associated with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Epidermal growth factor receptor variant III status defines clinically distinct subtypes of glioblastoma
    Christopher E Pelloski
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2288-94. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the clinical significance of GBM subtypes as defined by EGFRvIII status...
  55. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of obesity and obesity-related postoperative complications in male patients with meningiomas
    Manish K Aghi
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:754-60; discussion 760-1. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that because obesity affects male steroid hormone synthesis, male patients with meningiomas might exhibit a high obesity rate, which, in turn, might increase their frequency of postoperative complications...
  56. ncbi request reprint Rapidly rising incidence of cerebrospinal fluid shunting procedures for idiopathic intracranial hypertension in the United States, 1988-2002
    William T Curry
    Stephen E and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:97-108; discussion 97-108. 2005
    ..We studied trends in the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts for IIH in the United States between 1988 and 2002, using a national hospital discharge database...
  57. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics against meningitis after craniotomy: a meta-analysis
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgery 60:887-94; discussion 887-94. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and individual treatment choice in trigeminal neuralgia
    Fred G Barker
    Pain 131:234-6. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint Brain metastasis
    Fred G Barker
    J Neurosurg 105:371-2; discussion 372-4. 2006
  60. ncbi request reprint Improving resection of malignant glioma
    Fred G Barker
    Lancet Oncol 7:359-60. 2006
  61. ncbi request reprint Ventral versus dorsal decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: surgeons' assessment of eligibility for randomization in a proposed randomized controlled trial: results of a survey of the Cervical Spine Research Society
    Zoher Ghogawala
    Department of Neurosurgery, Wallace Clinical Trials Center, Yale University School of Medicine, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:429-36. 2007
    ..Surgeons attending a Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) meeting were surveyed about the surgical approach to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)...