Bradley K Weiner
Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
- Historical perspective: the development and use of spinal disease categoriesBradley K Weiner
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:925-30. 2008..The positive and negative implications of the use of spinal disease categories are discussed...
- Spine update: the biopsychosocial model and spine careBradley K Weiner
Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Orthopaedics, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:219-23. 2008..Spine Update on the biopsychosocial model...
- Towards the reduction of medication errors in orthopedics and spinal surgery: outcomes using a pharmacist-led approachBradley K Weiner
Division of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:104-7. 2008..OBJECTIVE.: In this study the authors aimed to assess the frequency of medication ordering errors and to examine the impact of local measures set forth to reduce their occurrence...
- Bacterial shedding in common spine surgical procedures: headlamp/loupes and the operative microscopeBradley K Weiner
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:918-20. 2007..Simulated discectomy was performed using 1) headlamp/loupes, 2) the operative microscope, or 3) neither; and bacterial shedding was assessed using air sampler/settle plate techniques...
- Matching patient-specific expectations with physician-specific outcomes: towards transparency in treatment decision-making and consentBradley K Weiner
Division of Spine Surgery, Texas Medical Center The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin, Suite 2500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Med Hypotheses 68:1287-91. 2007..A 'next-step', aimed at matching such expectations with outcomes is suggested and a method for implementation is presented...
- Patient preferences regarding spine surgical decision makingBradley K Weiner
Division of Spine Surgery, The Methodist Hospital Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2857-60; discussion 2861-2. 2006..Patient surveys to determine preferences in surgical decision making...
- Cancer risk after use of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 for spinal arthrodesisEugene J Carragee
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 450 Broadway Street, Pavilion C, 4th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:1537-45. 2013..The effect of rhBMP-2 on the risk of cancer has been a concern. We sought to evaluate the risk of new cancers in patients receiving high-dose rhBMP-2...
- Randomized trials and registries: a computer simulation to study the impact of surgeon/patient factors on outcomesBradley K Weiner
Department of Orthopaedics, The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin Street, Suite 2500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine J 8:959-67. 2008..Computer simulation offers a viable and useful alternative...
- Toward the establishment of optimal computed tomographic parameters for the assessment of lumbar spinal fusionJessica M Ho
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine J 11:636-40. 2011..Thin-cut computed tomography (CT) has emerged as the study of choice for this purpose...
- Commentary: Exploring the space betweenBradley K Weiner
Department of Orthopedics, The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin St, Ste 2500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine J 13:373-4. 2013..Commentary on: Kang KK, Shen MS, Zhao W, et al. Retrolisthesis and lumbar disc herniation: a postoperative assessment of patient function. Spine J 2013;13:367-72 (in this issue)...
- Access to spine care for the poor and near poorBradley K Weiner
Division of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin Street, Suite 2500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine J 9:221-4. 2009..Access to care for poor/near poor patients is a concerning and growing problem within the American system of medical care...
- Spine journals: is reviewer agreement on publication recommendations greater than would be expected by chance?Bradley K Weiner
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Spine J 10:209-11. 2010....
- A novel method for the reproducible production of thoracolumbar burst fractures in human cadaveric specimensHugh L Jones
Department of Orthopaedics, The Methodist Hospital, Spine Surgery, 6550 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Spine J 11:447-51. 2011..Currently, there is no reproducible method that produces thoracolumbar burst fractures in human cadavers wherein the fracture configuration mirrors that seen naturally, and soft tissues are maintained...
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: an independent assessment of outcomes in a difficult patient populationBradley K Weiner
Spine Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
Med Sci Monit 12:CR99-102. 2006..Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is becoming increasingly popular for the surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative conditions. However, the outcomes following the procedure have only begun to be evaluated...
- The case of James A. Garfield: a historical perspectiveBradley K Weiner
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:E183-6. 2003..What did the autopsy show? Even this was controversial, with different observers claiming different results. This historical perspective reviews the case as well the controversies that surrounded it...
- Lateral lumbar disc herniations treated with a paraspinal approach: an independent assessment of longer-term outcomesBradley K Weiner
Department of Orthopaedics, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 0850, USA
J Spinal Disord Tech 18:519-21. 2005..Based on our review of the literature, results using the paraspinal window appear similar, but not superior, to other available techniques, and the choice of approach should be based on the comfort of the surgeon...
- Aortic dissection presenting as an acute cauda equina syndrome : a case reportNilesh M Patel
Department of Orthopaedics, Summa Health Systems and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron, OH 44310, USA
J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:1430-2. 2002
- Microsurgery in the lumbar intertransverse intervalJohn A McCulloch
Northeastern Ohio Universities, College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA
Instr Course Lect 51:233-41. 2002..By avoiding the previous scarred-in canal and nerve root, it has been possible to remove the ruptured disk. Visualization, however, is not good with this approach...
- The lateral buttress: an anatomic feature of the lumbar pars interarticularisBradley K Weiner
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Summa Health Systems, Akron, Ohio, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:E385-7. 2002..A morphometric study of the lateral buttress region of the lumbar pars interarticularis from L1-L5 on 10 dried lumbar spines was performed...
- Re: Walsh TL, Hanscom B, Lurie JD, et al. 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. Spine 2003;28:607-15Bradley K Weiner
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:2304-5; author reply 2305. 2003
- The profit motive and spine surgeryBradley K Weiner
Department of Spine Surgery and Orthopaedics, Penn State University, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 0850, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2588-91. 2004..The profit motive and market medicine have had a significant impact on clinical practice and research in the field of spine surgery. An overview of current concerns is presented...
- Interspinous process decompression system (X STOP) device affords superior outcomes and equal safety to nonoperative therapyBradley K Weiner
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2846-7. 2005
- Difficult medical problems: on explanatory models and a pragmatic alternativeBradley K Weiner
Med Hypotheses 68:474-9. 2007..In this paper, we expand and detail the strengths and weaknesses of using these explanatory models and conclude by presenting a 'pragmatic alternative' hypothesis...