Fernando L Vale

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Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Long-term radiosurgery effects in the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:962-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Complications after mesial temporal lobe surgery via inferiortemporal gyrus approach
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E2. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Outcome and complications of chronically implanted subdural electrodes for the treatment of medically resistant epilepsy
    F L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:985-90. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Medically treated prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas: when should we operate?
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 27:56-62. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Failed epilepsy surgery for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis: a review of the pathophysiology
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Efficacy of temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy in patients with negative MRI for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:101-6. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Long-term outcome of vagus nerve stimulation therapy after failed epilepsy surgery
    Fernando L Vale
    University of South Florida, Department of Neurosurgery, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
    Seizure 20:244-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. doi request reprint 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
  10. doi request reprint 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

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  1. doi request reprint Long-term radiosurgery effects in the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:962-9. 2012
    ..This case illustrates the need for long-term follow-up when radiosurgery is used for epilepsy...
  2. doi request reprint Complications after mesial temporal lobe surgery via inferiortemporal gyrus approach
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E2. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the complications associated with the inferior temporal gyrus approach to anterior mesial temporal lobe resection for temporal lobe epilepsy...
  3. doi request reprint Outcome and complications of chronically implanted subdural electrodes for the treatment of medically resistant epilepsy
    F L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:985-90. 2013
    ..Surgery for medically resistant epilepsy is safe and effective. However, when noninvasive techniques are insufficient, then consideration is given to invasive electrocorticography (EcoG)...
  4. doi request reprint Medically treated prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas: when should we operate?
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 27:56-62. 2013
    ..Object. The purpose of this study is to report clinical, radiographic and laboratory findings of PRL-secreting tumours that predict failed medical management...
  5. doi request reprint Failed epilepsy surgery for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis: a review of the pathophysiology
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E9. 2012
    ..The object of the current study was to review the electrophysiology and pathological substrate of failed temporal lobe surgery in patients with mesial temporal sclerosis...
  6. doi request reprint Efficacy of temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy in patients with negative MRI for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis
    Fernando L Vale
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:101-6. 2012
    ..Although hypometabolism on positron emission tomography scan and significant memory disparity (>2.5/8) were not significant prognosticators independently, cumulatively they were predictors for favorable outcome...
  7. doi request reprint Long-term outcome of vagus nerve stimulation therapy after failed epilepsy surgery
    Fernando L Vale
    University of South Florida, Department of Neurosurgery, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
    Seizure 20:244-8. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study is to determine the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients with intractable epilepsy who have failed surgical and medical therapy...
  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. doi request reprint 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...
  10. doi request reprint 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...
  11. doi request reprint Sternal cancellous bone graft harvest for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with interbody cage devices
    Jaypal Reddy Sangala
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, 7th Floor, 2 A Columbia Dr, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 112:470-3. 2010
    ..Retrospective chart review, technical note, cohort study...
  12. doi request reprint Craniocervical fixation with occipital condyle screws: biomechanical analysis of a novel technique
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:931-8. 2010
    ..A human cadaveric biomechanical study comparing craniocervical fixation techniques...
  13. doi request reprint Minimally invasive lateral retropleural thoracolumbar approach: cadaveric feasibility study and report of 4 clinical cases
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:32-9; discussion 39. 2011
    ..Traditional anterior and posterior approaches to the thoracolumbar spine are associated with significant morbidity. In an effort to eliminate these drawbacks, minimally invasive retropleural approaches have been developed...
  14. doi request reprint 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...
  15. doi request reprint Failure of temporal lobe resection for epilepsy in patients with mesial temporal sclerosis: results and treatment options
    Edwin Ramos
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg 110:1127-34. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the causes of failed temporal lobe resection in patients with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) and the role of repeat surgery for seizure control...
  16. doi request reprint 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...
  17. doi request reprint Outcome of corpus callosotomy in adults
    Michael S Park
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 28:181-4. 2013
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  18. doi request reprint Defining the safe working zones using the minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: an anatomical study
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:260-6. 2010
    ..The authors undertook this anatomical cadaveric dissection study to define the anatomical safe zones relative to the disc spaces for prevention of nerve injuries during the lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach...
  19. doi request reprint Occipital cervical stabilization using occipital condyles for cranial fixation: technical case report
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:E1216-7; discussion E1217. 2009
    ..Presentation of a successful case of craniocervical stabilization involving a novel surgical technique using the occipital condyles as the sole cranial fixation points...
  20. doi request reprint 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...
  21. doi request reprint Trajectory of the main sensory and motor branches of the lumbar plexus outside the psoas muscle related to the lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach
    Elias Dakwar
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:290-5. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to define the anatomical trajectories of the major motor and sensory branches of the lumbar plexus that are located outside the psoas muscle...
  22. doi request reprint Ictal EEG remains the prominent predictor of seizure-free outcome after temporal lobectomy in epileptic patients with normal brain MRI
    William O Tatum
    Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33613, USA
    Seizure 17:631-6. 2008
    ..Ascertaining desirable pre-operative predictors for successful anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) in LRE patients with a normal brain MRI is essential to better anticipate surgical outcome...
  23. doi request reprint 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...
  24. doi request reprint Limited access inferior temporal gyrus approach to mesial basal temporal lobe tumors
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg 110:137-46. 2009
    ..A limited access approach to the inferior temporal gyrus (ITG) was used...
  25. doi request reprint Management of delayed esophageal perforations after anterior cervical spinal surgery
    Elias Dakwar
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:320-5. 2009
    ..Delayed esophageal perforation is an uncommon but well-known complication after anterior cervical spine surgery. To the authors' knowledge there is no consensus to the optimal management of these patients in the literature...
  26. doi request reprint Nerve root prolapse into a spinal arachnoid cyst--an unusual cause of radiculopathy
    Jaypal Reddy Sangala
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 111:460-4. 2009
    ..Sacral meningoceles (Nabors' type 1B) should be excluded from the classification as they have free communication with the thecal sac and are not true spinal cysts...
  27. doi request reprint 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...
  28. doi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy surgery, delays and referral patterns-are all your epilepsy patients controlled?
    Selim R Benbadis
    Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Seizure 12:167-70. 2003
    ..Epilepsy surgery is a standard of care in the treatment of medically intractable epilepsy, but is underutilised. We describe the results of epilepsy surgery and the referral patterns at a referral epilepsy programme...
  31. doi request reprint Polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel dural sealant and collagen dural graft matrix in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery for prevention of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    Clinton J Burkett
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Tampa, Florida 33606 3508, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1513-7. 2011
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Electromyographic monitoring and its anatomical implications in minimally invasive spine surgery
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:S368-74. 2010
    ..Literature review...
  33. pmc Comparison between anterior cervical discectomy fusion and cervical corpectomy fusion using titanium cages for reconstruction: analysis of outcome and long-term follow-up
    Juan S Uribe
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, USF Health South Center, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Eur Spine J 18:654-62. 2009
    ..Hence, in the absence of specific pathology requiring removal of vertebral body, multi-level ACDF using interbody cages and autologous bone graft could result in lower morbidity...
  34. doi request reprint 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...
  35. doi request reprint 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...
  36. doi request reprint Re-evaluation of the role of image guidance in minimally invasive pituitary surgery: benefits and outcomes
    Samip N Patel
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Comput Aided Surg 16:47-53. 2011
    ..To evaluate the utility of performing endonasal transsphenoidal pituitary surgery with computer-based neuronavigation, and to examine the efficacy of computer-based neuronavigation compared to fluoroscopy...
  37. doi request reprint Lead revision surgery for vagus nerve stimulation in epilepsy: Outcomes and efficacy
    Hena Waseem
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 2 Tampa General Circle, USF Health, 7th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606, USA Electronic address
    Epilepsy Behav 31:110-3. 2014
    ..Six patients had no change in AED burden. Vagus nerve stimulation lead revision should be considered a safe option for patients with VNS lead failure and medically intractable epilepsy. ..
  38. doi request reprint Temporal lobe surgery in medically refractory epilepsy: a comparison between populations based on MRI findings
    Tsz Lau
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, United States
    Seizure 23:20-4. 2014
    ..We aim to compare pre-operative ictal EEG patterns in predicting surgical outcomes in the population with MRI-MTS vs. N-MRI after selective anterior-mesial temporal lobe (AMTL) resection...
  39. ncbi request reprint Penetrating craniofacial injury inflicted by a knife
    A Samy Youssef
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Trauma 64:1622-4. 2008
  40. doi request reprint 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...