Ali A Baaj

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Drainage of a ventral epidural atlantoaxial abscess via the transoral approach
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:1044-5. 2012
  2. doi Atlantoaxial stabilization utilizing atlas translaminar fixation
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 17:1578-80. 2010
  3. doi Trends in the treatment of lumbar spine fractures in the United States: a socioeconomics perspective: clinical article
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:367-70. 2011
  4. doi Complications of the mini-open anterolateral approach to the thoracolumbar spine
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurological Surgery, 2A Columbia Drive, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33616, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:1265-7. 2012
  5. doi Subsidence of polyetheretherketone intervertebral cages in minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1268-73. 2012
  6. doi Biomechanical advantage of the index-level pedicle screw in unstable thoracolumbar junction fractures
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:192-7. 2011
  7. doi Health care burden of cervical spine fractures in the United States: analysis of a nationwide database over a 10-year period
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:61-6. 2010
  8. doi Lordosis restoration after anterior longitudinal ligament release and placement of lateral hyperlordotic interbody cages during the minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach: a radiographic study in cadavers
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:476-85. 2012
  9. doi Anterior longitudinal ligament release using the minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: a cadaveric feasibility study and report of 4 clinical cases
    Armen R Deukmedjian
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:530-9. 2012
  10. pmc The effect of the retroperitoneal transpsoas minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion on segmental and regional lumbar lordosis
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:516706. 2012

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Publications32

  1. doi Drainage of a ventral epidural atlantoaxial abscess via the transoral approach
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:1044-5. 2012
    ..Thus, we report drainage of a ventral high cervical abscess via the transoral approach...
  2. doi Atlantoaxial stabilization utilizing atlas translaminar fixation
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 17:1578-80. 2010
    ..We utilized the contralateral hemilamina of the atlas for screw fixation and devised a stable construct that provided immediate stability. Thus, atlas translaminar fixation is a feasible option when the lateral masses cannot be utilized...
  3. doi Trends in the treatment of lumbar spine fractures in the United States: a socioeconomics perspective: clinical article
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:367-70. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate a national health care database and analyze demographics, hospital charges, and treatment trends of patients diagnosed with lumbar spine fractures in the US over a 5-year period...
  4. doi Complications of the mini-open anterolateral approach to the thoracolumbar spine
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurological Surgery, 2A Columbia Drive, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33616, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:1265-7. 2012
    ..This technique, however, is technically demanding and requires proficiency in the use of minimally invasive spinal surgery instruments and retractors...
  5. doi Subsidence of polyetheretherketone intervertebral cages in minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1268-73. 2012
    ..A retrospective review...
  6. doi Biomechanical advantage of the index-level pedicle screw in unstable thoracolumbar junction fractures
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:192-7. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to quantify the biomechanical advantage of the index-level screw in a fracture model...
  7. doi Health care burden of cervical spine fractures in the United States: analysis of a nationwide database over a 10-year period
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:61-6. 2010
    ..The percentage increase was higher in the non-SCI group. Although SCI was associated with higher adverse outcomes, there were no significant improvements in immediate discharge status in either group during the 10 years analyzed...
  8. doi Lordosis restoration after anterior longitudinal ligament release and placement of lateral hyperlordotic interbody cages during the minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach: a radiographic study in cadavers
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:476-85. 2012
    ....
  9. doi Anterior longitudinal ligament release using the minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: a cadaveric feasibility study and report of 4 clinical cases
    Armen R Deukmedjian
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:530-9. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc The effect of the retroperitoneal transpsoas minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion on segmental and regional lumbar lordosis
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:516706. 2012
    ..The minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion (MIS LIF) in the lumbar spine can correct coronal Cobb angles, but the effect on sagittal plane correction is unclear...
  11. doi Complications of lateral plating in the minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:302-7. 2012
    ..Three cases of hardware failure and 3 cases of vertebral body (VB) fractures associated with lateral plate placement are reported. The authors also review the literature pertaining to lateral plates and related complications...
  12. doi Balloon kyphoplasty in the treatment of metastatic tumors of the upper thoracic spine
    Mohammed Eleraky
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Neurooncology Program and Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:372-6. 2011
    ..The authors' objective in the present study was to evaluate their approach and the results of balloon kyphoplasty in the upper thoracic spine in patients with metastatic spinal disease...
  13. doi Computed tomography-based morphometric analysis of the human occipital condyle for occipital condyle-cervical fusion
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:328-31. 2011
    ..Their placement requires a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the occipital condyles and associated structures. This study is a CT-based morphometric analysis of occipital condyles as related to occipital condyle-cervical fusion...
  14. doi The rib head as a landmark in the anterolateral approach to the thoracic spine: a computed tomography-based morphometric study
    Kyriakos Papadimitriou
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:484-9. 2013
    ..The goal of this work is to quantify the relationship of the rib head to the spinal canal and adjacent aorta at each thoracic level using CT-based morphometric measurements...
  15. doi The health care burden of patients with epilepsy in the United States: an analysis of a nationwide database over 15 years
    Andrew C Vivas
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E1. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the national health care burden of patients diagnosed with epilepsy in the US and to analyze any changes in the length of stay, mean charges, in-hospital deaths (mortality), and disposition at discharge...
  16. doi Use of titanium expandable vertebral cages in cervical corpectomy
    Clinton J Burkett
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:402-5. 2012
    ....
  17. doi Vertebrectomy and expandable cage placement via a one-stage, one-position anterolateral retroperitoneal approach in L5 tumors
    Ioannis D Papanastassiou
    Department of Neuro Oncology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33647, USA
    J Surg Oncol 104:552-8. 2011
    ..The approach may be also utilized in combined anteroposterior (two-stage) procedures in primary malignant tumors or oligometastatic disease...
  18. doi Biomechanical comparison of posterior cervicothoracic instrumentation techniques after one-level laminectomy and facetectomy
    Mohammed Eleraky
    NeuroOncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:622-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the biomechanical stability of various posterior instrumentation techniques that cross the CTJ after a 2-column injury through the complete removal of the posterior elements at C-7...
  19. doi Open reduction and internal fixation of a lumbar Chance fracture in a child using Songer cable and lamina plates
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33626, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 3:129-31. 2009
    ..The authors have therefore described a feasible option in the surgical management of Chance-type fractures in the pediatric spine...
  20. doi Minimally invasive sacroiliac fixation in oncologic patients with sacral insufficiency fractures using a fluoroscopy-based navigation system
    Ioannis D Papanastassiou
    NeuroOncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33647, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 24:76-82. 2011
    ..Surgical technique article with retrospective case series...
  21. doi Paradoxical trends in the management of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the United States: analysis of nationwide database over a 10-year period
    Michael C Huang
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair, 2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Stroke 42:1730-5. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize demographics, treatments, and outcomes in the management of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the United States using a national healthcare database...
  22. doi History of cervical disc arthroplasty
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E10. 2009
    ..The goal of this work is to trace the origins of cervical arthroplasty technology and highlight the attributes of devices currently available in the market...
  23. doi Abdominal wall paresis as a complication of minimally invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion
    Elias Dakwar
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 31:E18. 2011
    ..The authors describe a case series of patients presenting with paresis and bulging of the abdominal wall after undergoing a minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal approach...
  24. doi Chance fractures in the pediatric population
    Tien V Le
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:189-97. 2011
    ..Knowledge is limited to few case reports and short series. To understand the various aspects of this injury, the authors reviewed the current literature...
  25. doi O-Arm-based image guidance in minimally invasive spine surgery: technical note
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:342-5. 2013
    ..O-Arm based navigation in minimally invasive spine surgery is safe and feasible. This technology may improve surgical accuracy and clinical outcomes but long term prospective studies are needed to validate this...
  26. doi Surgical approaches to thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:349-51. 2012
    ..Posterior laminectomy appears to be an acceptable approach with lower risks. This work reviews the published literature on this topic and highlights the salient points...
  27. doi Trends in the use of vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy: analysis of a nationwide database
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E10. 2008
    ..Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) plays a significant role in the treatment of intractable epilepsy. The goal of this study was to analyze trends in the use of VNS for epilepsy in the US by using a nationwide database...
  28. doi Thromboembolic events and spinal surgery
    Kyriakos Papadimitriou
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, 550 North Broadway Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:1617-21. 2012
    ..Inferior vena cava filters may be a safe and effective method to prevent thromboembolic episodes in this patient cohort when chemoprophylaxis and mechanical compression is contraindicated...
  29. pmc Failure of cervical arthroplasty in a patient with adjacent segment disease associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome
    Ioannis D Papanastassiou
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, NeuroOncology Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33612, USA
    Indian J Orthop 45:174-7. 2011
    ..Although motion preservation is desirable in KFS, the special biomechanical features may hinder arthroplasty. Fusion or hybrid constructs may represent more reasonable options, especially when multiple fused segments are present...
  30. doi Vagus nerve stimulation
    Dzenan Lulic
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E5. 2009
    ..The goal of this work is to review the history of VNS and provide information on recent advances and applications of this technology...
  31. doi Role of motor-evoked potential monitoring in conjunction with temporary clipping of spinal nerve roots in posterior thoracic spine tumor surgery
    Mohammed A Eleraky
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, NeuroOncology Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Spine J 10:396-403. 2010
    ..Sacrificing them will most likely result in paraplegia...
  32. doi Granulomatosis with CNS involvement: a neuroimaging clinicopathologic correlation
    Ali A Baaj
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neuroimaging 19:194-7. 2009
    ..To present a rare case of a rheumatologic disorder with a central nervous system manifestation...