Matthew J McGirt

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Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): general overview and pilot-year project description
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E6. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Outcome science in practice: an overview and initial experience at the Vanderbilt Spine Center
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Preoperative radiographic factors and surgeon experience are associated with cortical breach of C2 pedicle screws
    Hassan Alosh
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 23:9-14. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Factors associated with recurrent back pain and cyst recurrence after surgical resection of one hundred ninety-five spinal synovial cysts: analysis of one hundred sixty-seven consecutive cases
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1044-53. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Factors associated with progression-free survival and long-term neurological outcome after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors: analysis of 101 consecutive cases
    Giannina L Garcés-Ambrossi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:591-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Determination of minimum clinically important difference (MCID) in pain, disability, and quality of life after revision fusion for symptomatic pseudoarthrosis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:1122-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with survival, recurrence and malignant degeneration following surgery for hemispheric low grade gliomas
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Neurol Res 32:442-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: understanding clinical versus statistical significance
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:471-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of contrast-enhancing low-grade gliomas in adults and a review of the literature
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Neurol Res 31:931-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Posterior-only approach for en bloc sacrectomy: clinical outcomes in 36 consecutive patients
    Michelle J Clarke
    Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:357-64; discussion 364. 2012

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Publications65

  1. doi request reprint The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): general overview and pilot-year project description
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E6. 2013
    ..The general overview, methods, and registry design of the N(2)QOD pilot year (lumbar module) are presented here...
  2. doi request reprint Outcome science in practice: an overview and initial experience at the Vanderbilt Spine Center
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E7. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Preoperative radiographic factors and surgeon experience are associated with cortical breach of C2 pedicle screws
    Hassan Alosh
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 23:9-14. 2010
    ..A retrospective review study...
  4. doi request reprint Factors associated with recurrent back pain and cyst recurrence after surgical resection of one hundred ninety-five spinal synovial cysts: analysis of one hundred sixty-seven consecutive cases
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1044-53. 2010
    ..Retrospective study...
  5. doi request reprint Factors associated with progression-free survival and long-term neurological outcome after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors: analysis of 101 consecutive cases
    Giannina L Garcés-Ambrossi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:591-9. 2009
    ..However, factors associated with tumor resectability, tumor recurrence, and long-term neurological outcome are poorly understood...
  6. doi request reprint Determination of minimum clinically important difference (MCID) in pain, disability, and quality of life after revision fusion for symptomatic pseudoarthrosis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:1122-8. 2012
    ..Post hoc anchor-based MCID methods have not been applied to the surgical treatment for pseudoarthrosis...
  7. doi request reprint Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with survival, recurrence and malignant degeneration following surgery for hemispheric low grade gliomas
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Neurol Res 32:442-8. 2010
    ..Hyperglycemia has been shown to augment tumor growth in vitro. However, the effects of persistent hyperglycemia on survival, recurrence and malignant degeneration in patients undergoing surgery for low grade gliomas remain unknown...
  8. doi request reprint Minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: understanding clinical versus statistical significance
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:471-8. 2012
    ..The MCID remains uninvestigated for any PROs in the setting of revision lumbar surgery for this pathology...
  9. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of contrast-enhancing low-grade gliomas in adults and a review of the literature
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Neurol Res 31:931-9. 2009
    ..The prognostic implications of a contrast-enhancing low-grade glioma remain less well understood...
  10. doi request reprint Posterior-only approach for en bloc sacrectomy: clinical outcomes in 36 consecutive patients
    Michelle J Clarke
    Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:357-64; discussion 364. 2012
    ..However, we have found that en bloc resection and biomechanical reconstruction of the spinal column is possible from a posterior-only approach in many cases...
  11. doi request reprint Preoperative Zung Depression Scale predicts outcome after revision lumbar surgery for adjacent segment disease, recurrent stenosis, and pseudarthrosis
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 12:179-85. 2012
    ..There remains a paucity of studies assessing the predictive value of baseline depression on outcomes in the setting of revision spine surgery...
  12. doi request reprint Cost per quality-adjusted life year gained of revision neural decompression and instrumented fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis: defining the value of surgical intervention
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:135-40. 2012
    ..The authors set out to assess the 2-year comprehensive cost of revision surgery and determine its value in the treatment of same-level recurrent stenosis...
  13. doi request reprint Correlation of preoperative depression and somatic perception scales with postoperative disability and quality of life after lumbar discectomy
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:261-7. 2011
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after extension of fusion for adjacent-segment disease
    Scott L Parker
    Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:61-7. 2012
    ..The MCID remains uninvestigated for any PROs in the setting of revision lumbar surgery for adjacent-segment disease (ASD)...
  15. doi request reprint Biomechanical comparison of translaminar versus pedicle screws at T1 and T2 in long subaxial cervical constructs
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:167-72; discussion 172. 2009
    ..The first in vitro biomechanical investigation comparing the immediate and postcyclical rigidities of thoracic translaminar versus pedicle screws in posterior constructs crossing the cervicothoracic junction (CTJ)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of long intramedullary spinal cord tumors
    Michael E Tobias
    Department of Neurosurgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:219-23. 2008
    ..The incidence of longitudinally extensive tumors involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine is very low (<1% of intramedullary lesions); hence, little literature exists on the management of this entity...
  17. doi request reprint Extent of surgical resection is independently associated with survival in patients with hemispheric infiltrating low-grade gliomas
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Neuro Oncology Surgical Outcomes Research Laboratory, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:700-7; author reply 707-8. 2008
    ..It remains unknown whether the extent of surgical resection affects survival or disease progression in patients with supratentorial low-grade gliomas...
  18. doi request reprint Recurrent back and leg pain and cyst reformation after surgical resection of spinal synovial cysts: systematic review of reported postoperative outcomes
    Ali Bydon
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Spine J 10:820-6. 2010
    ..However, the role for concomitant fusion and the incidence of recurrent back pain and recurrent cyst formation after surgery remain unclear...
  19. doi request reprint Cost per quality-adjusted life year gained of laminectomy and extension of instrumented fusion for adjacent-segment disease: defining the value of surgical intervention
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:141-6. 2012
    ..It has been shown to have favorable long-term outcomes, but the cost-effectiveness remains unclear. In this study, the authors set out to assess the cost-effectiveness of revision surgery in the treatment of ASD over a 2-year period...
  20. doi request reprint Association of extent of local tumor invasion and survival in patients with malignant primary osseous spinal neoplasms from the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    World Neurosurg 76:580-5. 2011
    ..The surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) registry was reviewed to determine whether extent of local tumor invasion at presentation was independently associated with overall survival...
  21. doi request reprint Microdiscectomy improves pain-associated depression, somatic anxiety, and mental well-being in patients with herniated lumbar disc
    Richard Lebow
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:306-11; discussion 311. 2012
    ..The effects of lumbar discectomy on pain, disability, and physical quality of life are well described. The effects of discectomy on emotional distress and mental well-being are less well understood...
  22. doi request reprint En bloc resection of sacral chordomas aided by frameless stereotactic image guidance: a technical note
    Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:82-7; discussion 87-8. 2012
    ..However, obtaining negative margins can be technically challenging. Intraoperative navigation may be helpful in attempting an excision with negative margins...
  23. doi request reprint Biomechanical comparison between C-7 lateral mass and pedicle screws in subaxial cervical constructs. Presented at the 2009 Joint Spine Meeting. Laboratory investigation
    Risheng Xu
    Medical Scientist Training Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:688-94. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to conduct the first in vitro biomechanical comparison of immediate and postcyclical rigidities of C-7 lateral mass versus C-7 pedicle screws in posterior C4-7 constructs...
  24. doi request reprint Short-term progressive spinal deformity following laminoplasty versus laminectomy for resection of intradural spinal tumors: analysis of 238 patients
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:1005-12. 2010
    ..We set out to determine whether the use of laminoplasty (LP) vs laminectomy (LM) has reduced the incidence of subsequent spinal deformity following intradural tumor resection at our institution...
  25. doi request reprint Assessment of the minimum clinically important difference in pain, disability, and quality of life after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: clinical article
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurological Surgery and Vanderbilt Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 18:154-60. 2013
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Cost-utility analysis of minimally invasive versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy for lumbar stenosis
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 26:42-7. 2013
    ..Two-year cost-utility study comparing minimally invasive (MIS) versus open multilevel hemilaminectomy in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis...
  27. doi request reprint Neurological outcome after surgical management of adult tethered cord syndrome
    Giannina L Garcés-Ambrossi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:304-9. 2009
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Asymptomatic same-site recurrent disc herniation after lumbar discectomy: results of a prospective longitudinal study with 2-year serial imaging
    Richard L Lebow
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:2147-51. 2011
    ..This is a prospective cohort study with serial imaging...
  29. doi request reprint Outcome of Chiari-associated syringomyelia after hindbrain decompression in children: analysis of 49 consecutive cases
    Frank J Attenello
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:1307-13; discussion 1313. 2008
    ..We set out to determine predictors of syrinx improvement after hindbrain decompression for Chiari I- associated syringomyelia...
  30. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis associated low-back and leg pain over two years
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:178-84. 2012
    ..As such, we set out to assess previously unstudied end points of health care cost and cost-utility associated with MIS- versus open-TLIF...
  31. doi request reprint The efficacy of carmustine wafers for older patients with glioblastoma multiforme: prolonging survival
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Neuro Oncology Surgical Outcomes Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Neurol Res 33:759-64. 2011
    ..Peak incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) occurs in individuals aged 65 years and older. The goal was to evaluate the efficacy of carmustine wafers in prolonging survival for older GBM patients...
  32. doi request reprint Recurrent disc herniation and long-term back pain after primary lumbar discectomy: review of outcomes reported for limited versus aggressive disc removal
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:338-44; discussion 344-5. 2009
    ..We reviewed the literature to determine whether outcomes reported after limited discectomy (LD) differed from those reported after aggressive discectomy (AD) with regard to long-term back pain or recurrent disc herniation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Neurological outcome after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:93-7. 2008
    ..Clinical and radiographic risk factors predictive of postoperative neurological outcome may serve as a guide for surgical risk stratification...
  34. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of multilevel hemilaminectomy for lumbar stenosis-associated radiculopathy
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4347 Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 11:705-11. 2011
    ..However, given rising health-care costs, attention has been turned to question the cost-effectiveness of lumbar decompressive procedures. The cost-effectiveness of multilevel hemilaminectomy for radiculopathy remains unclear...
  35. doi request reprint Long-term clinical outcomes following en bloc resections for sacral chordomas and chondrosarcomas: a series of twenty consecutive patients
    Patrick C Hsieh
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2233-9. 2009
    ..Retrospective study of 20 consecutive patients who underwent en bloc tumor excision of sacral chordomas and chondrosarcomas...
  36. doi request reprint Bilateral traumatic dislocation without fracture of the lumbosacral junction: case report and review of the literature
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E662-8. 2011
    ..Case report...
  37. doi request reprint Effect of hyperglycemia on progressive paraparesis in a rat etastatic spinal tumor model
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:9-15. 2009
    ..The goal in this study was to determine whether experimentally induced hyperglycemia accelerates neurological decline in an established animal model of MESCC...
  38. doi request reprint Factors influencing 2-year health care costs in patients undergoing revision lumbar fusion procedures
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:323-8. 2012
    ..In light of this, the authors set out to identify independent risk factors predictive of increasing 2-year direct health care costs after revision lumbar fusion...
  39. doi request reprint Use of Gliadel (BCNU) wafer in the surgical treatment of malignant glioma: a 10-year institutional experience
    Frank J Attenello
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2887-93. 2008
    ..Various complications of Gliadel wafers have been reported but not consistently reproduced. We set out to characterize Gliadel-associated morbidity in our 10-year experience with Gliadel wafers for treatment of malignant glioma...
  40. doi request reprint Survival of patients with malignant primary osseous spinal neoplasms: results from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database from 1973 to 2003
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:143-50. 2011
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Recurrence and malignant degeneration after resection of adult hemispheric low-grade gliomas
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Neuro Oncology Surgical Outcomes Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:10-7. 2010
    ..The authors set out to determine factors that were independently associated with recurrence and malignant degeneration in patients who underwent resection of a hemispheric low-grade glioma...
  42. doi request reprint En bloc spondylectomy for treatment of tumor-induced osteomalacia
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:600-4. 2009
    ..This case suggests that radical spondylectomy may be beneficial in the management of metabolically or endocrinologically active tumors of the spine...
  43. doi request reprint Symptom recurrence after suboccipital decompression for pediatric Chiari I malformation: analysis of 256 consecutive cases
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 3553 Newland Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:1333-9. 2008
    ..We set out to identify variables at presentation that could identify subgroups most likely to experience incomplete symptom relief after hindbrain decompression for Chiari I malformation...
  44. doi request reprint Utility of postoperative radiographs for cervical spine fusion: a comprehensive evaluation of operative technique, surgical indication, and duration since surgery
    David N Shau
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave South, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1994-2000. 2012
    ..A retrospective study...
  45. doi request reprint Correlation of hindbrain CSF flow and outcome after surgical decompression for Chiari I malformation
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 3553 Newland Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21218, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:833-40. 2008
    ..We examined whether ventral or dorsal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow dynamics assessed by cine phase-contrast MRI scans could predict response to posterior fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation...
  46. doi request reprint Determination of the minimum improvement in pain, disability, and health state associated with cost-effectiveness: introduction of the concept of minimum cost-effective difference
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:1149-55. 2012
    ..Minimum clinical important difference (MCID) has been adopted as the smallest improvement in patient-reported outcome needed to achieve a level of improvement thought to be meaningful to patients...
  47. doi request reprint Preoperative grading scale to predict survival in patients undergoing resection of malignant primary osseous spinal neoplasms
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 4340 The Village at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 8618, USA
    Spine J 11:190-6. 2011
    ..Large population-based studies of malignant primary osseous spinal neoplasms are lacking and are necessary to have sufficient statistical power to determine if various patient-related factors are in fact significant indicators of prognosis...
  48. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of revision fusion for lumbar pseudarthrosis: clinical article
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:393-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess, using validated patient-reported outcomes measures, the long-term effectiveness of revision arthrodesis in the treatment of symptomatic pseudarthrosis...
  49. doi request reprint Thoracic vertebrectomy and spinal reconstruction via anterior, posterior, or combined approaches: clinical outcomes in 91 consecutive patients with metastatic spinal tumors
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:272-84. 2009
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Accuracy of free-hand pedicle screws in the thoracic and lumbar spine: analysis of 6816 consecutive screws
    Scott L Parker
    Johns Hopkins Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:170-8; discussion 178. 2011
    ..Although intraoperative fluoroscopy and stereotactic-guided techniques slightly increase placement accuracy, they are also associated with increased radiation exposure to patient and surgeon as well as increased operative time...
  51. doi request reprint Postoperative surgical site infections in patients undergoing spinal tumor surgery: incidence and risk factors
    Ibrahim A Omeis
    Department of Neurosurgery, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1410-9. 2011
    ..OBJECTIVE.: Our aim was to determine the incidence and to identify risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing surgery for spinal tumors...
  52. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic synovial cyst: the possible role of initial trauma and subsequent microtrauma in its pathogenesis: case report
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 68:E858-65; discussion E865. 2011
    ..The pathogenesis of these cysts are unclear, and risk factors that may contribute to hemorrhagic complications are largely unknown...
  53. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: 2-year assessment of narcotic use, return to work, disability, and quality of life
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 24:479-84. 2011
    ..Retrospective cohort comparison between minimally invasive (MIS) and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)...
  54. doi request reprint Effect of antibiotic-impregnated shunts on infection rate in adult hydrocephalus: a single institution's experience
    S Harrison Farber
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 69:625-9; discussion 629. 2011
    ..Studies have demonstrated the efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated shunt (AIS) systems in reducing CSF shunt infections in pediatric patients. Fewer studies evaluate the efficacy of AIS systems in adult hydrocephalus...
  55. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis
    Owoicho Adogwa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:138-43. 2011
    ..The authors set out to assess the comprehensive costs of TLIF at their institution and to determine its cost-effectiveness in the treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis...
  56. doi request reprint Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with decreased survival after primary resection of malignant brain astrocytomas
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and The Johns Hopkins Neuro oncology Surgical Outcomes Research Laboratory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:286-91; discussion 291. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that persistent hyperglycemic states in the outpatient setting may serve as a prognostic marker of decreased survival in patients with malignant brain astrocytomas...
  57. doi request reprint Evaluation of factors associated with postoperative infection following sacral tumor resection
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:593-9. 2008
    ..To identify potential risk factors, a review of clinical outcomes for sacral tumor resections over the past 5 years at a single institution was completed, paying special attention to procedure-related complications...
  58. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of concurrent pediatric spinal cord untethering and deformity correction
    Vivek A Mehta
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 24:401-5. 2011
    ..A retrospective clinical records analysis of concurrent pediatric spinal cord deformity correction and tethered cord release compared with a 2-staged approach...
  59. doi request reprint Suboccipital decompression for Chiari I malformation: outcome comparison of duraplasty with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene dural substitute versus pericranial autograft
    Frank J Attenello
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:183-90. 2009
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Recurrent lumbar disc herniation after single-level lumbar discectomy: incidence and health care cost analysis
    Giannina L Garcés Ambrossi
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:574-8; discussion 578. 2009
    ..We set out to identify the incidence and health care cost of same-level recurrent disc herniation after single-level lumbar discectomy at our institution...
  61. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of sacral tumors
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:244-56. 2009
    ..Special attention is given to the specific anatomical constraints that make tumors in this region of the spine more difficult to effectively manage than those in the mobile portions of the spine...
  62. doi request reprint Effects of epidural steroid injections on blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Jesse L Even
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E46-50. 2012
    ..A prospective cohort study...
  63. doi request reprint Pediatric tethered cord syndrome: response of scoliosis to untethering procedures. Clinical article
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:270-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with scoliosis progression and whether tethered cord release alone would halt curve progression in pediatric TCS...
  64. doi request reprint The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database and NeuroPoint Alliance: rationale, development, and implementation
    Anthony L Asher
    Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E2. 2013
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Regulatory considerations for prospective patient care registries: lessons learned from the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database
    Anthony L Asher
    Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 34:E5. 2013
    ..In this paper, the authors describe the evolution of clinical registries as important tools for advancing the science of practice, and review the existing federal regulations that apply to these systems...