Kimon Bekelis

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Publications

  1. pmc Anesthesia Technique and Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    From the Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA K B, S T, P J The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH K B, T A M Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, OH S M and Department of Medicine T A M and Department of Community and Family Medicine T A M, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
    Stroke . 2017
  2. doi request reprint Association of prior falls with adverse outcomes after neurosurgical operations in the elderly
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH Electronic address
    World Neurosurg . 2016
  3. pmc Early Physician Follow-Up and Out-of-Hospital Outcomes After Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment in Elderly Patients
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 95:542-547.e1. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Operative Duration and Risk of Surgical Site Infection in Neurosurgery
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 94:551-555.e6. 2016
  5. pmc Scope of practice and outcomes of cerebrovascular procedures in children
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH, 03755, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 32:2159-2164. 2016
  6. pmc Does Rapid Diffusion of HbA1c Testing Affect Amputation Rates?
    Kimon Bekelis
    Department of Surgery, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg . 2016
  7. doi request reprint A Predictive Model of Unfavorable Outcomes After Benign Intracranial Tumor Resection
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 84:82-9. 2015
  8. ncbi request reprint Regional intensity of neurosurgical care and integration of aneurysm coiling in the United States
    K Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Int Angiol 33:446-54. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Selection of patients for ambulatory lumbar discectomy: results from four US states
    Kimon Bekelis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:1944-50. 2014
  10. doi request reprint A predictive model of complications after spine surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:1247-55. 2014

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. pmc Anesthesia Technique and Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    From the Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA K B, S T, P J The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH K B, T A M Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, OH S M and Department of Medicine T A M and Department of Community and Family Medicine T A M, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
    Stroke . 2017
    ..We investigated the association of general anesthesia with outcomes in patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy for ischemic stroke...
  2. doi request reprint Association of prior falls with adverse outcomes after neurosurgical operations in the elderly
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH Electronic address
    World Neurosurg . 2016
    ..We investigated the association between recent history of falls and surgical outcomes for these patients...
  3. pmc Early Physician Follow-Up and Out-of-Hospital Outcomes After Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment in Elderly Patients
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 95:542-547.e1. 2016
    ..We investigated the association of early physician follow-up (within 30 days of discharge) with mortality and readmissions for elderly patients undergoing treatment for cerebral aneurysms...
  4. doi request reprint Operative Duration and Risk of Surgical Site Infection in Neurosurgery
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 94:551-555.e6. 2016
    ..The association of surgical duration with the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) has not been quantified in neurosurgery. We investigated the association of operative duration in neurosurgical procedures with the incidence of SSI...
  5. pmc Scope of practice and outcomes of cerebrovascular procedures in children
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH, 03755, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 32:2159-2164. 2016
    ..We investigated the association of scope of practice with the outcomes of cerebrovascular interventions...
  6. pmc Does Rapid Diffusion of HbA1c Testing Affect Amputation Rates?
    Kimon Bekelis
    Department of Surgery, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg . 2016
    ..The association of speed of diffusion of Hemoglobin A1C (hbA1c) testing with temporal changes in outcomes of primary importance to patients with diabetes, such as amputation, remains an issue of debate. We investigated these correlations...
  7. doi request reprint A Predictive Model of Unfavorable Outcomes After Benign Intracranial Tumor Resection
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 84:82-9. 2015
    ..Benchmarking of outcomes and individualized risk prediction are central in patient-oriented shared decision making. We attempted to create a predictive model of complications in patients undergoing benign intracranial tumor resection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Regional intensity of neurosurgical care and integration of aneurysm coiling in the United States
    K Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Int Angiol 33:446-54. 2014
    ..We investigated the association of the intensity of neurosurgical care with the diffusion of the novel technology of cerebral aneurysm coiling...
  9. doi request reprint Selection of patients for ambulatory lumbar discectomy: results from four US states
    Kimon Bekelis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:1944-50. 2014
    ..There is a persistent trend for more outpatient lumbar discectomies in the United States...
  10. doi request reprint A predictive model of complications after spine surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA Electronic address
    Spine J 14:1247-55. 2014
    ..There is increasing scrutiny by several regulatory bodies regarding the complications of spine surgery. Precise delineation of the risks contributing to those complications remains a topic of debate...
  11. pmc Fragmentation of care and the use of head computed tomography in patients with ischemic stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    From the Section of Neurosurgery K B, D W R and Department of Neurology D W R, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH D W R Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH W Z, J S and Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH J S
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:430-6. 2014
    ..Computed tomographic (CT) scans are central diagnostic tests for ischemic stroke. Their inefficient use is a negative quality measure tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
  12. pmc The association of unfavorable outcomes with the intensity of neurosurgical care in the United States
    Symeon Missios
    Department Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e92057. 2014
    ....
  13. pmc The association of regional intensity of neurosurgical care with spinal fusion surgery in the USA
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH, 03756, USA
    Eur Spine J 23:909-15. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of spinal fusion operations with several socioeconomic factors...
  14. doi request reprint Outcome prediction in intracranial tumor surgery: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Neurooncol 113:57-64. 2013
    ....
  15. pmc A risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in carotid endarterectomy: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Stroke 44:1085-90. 2013
    ..We attempted to create a risk factor-based predictive model of outcomes in CEA...
  16. doi request reprint Placement of occipital condyle screws for occipitocervical fixation in a pediatric patient with occipitocervical instability after decompression for Chiari malformation
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:171-6. 2010
    ..Postoperatively, she was neurologically intact. Computed tomography demonstrated a stable construct, and her cervical pain had resolved on follow-up...
  17. ncbi request reprint Scalp arteriovenous malformation associated with a superior sagittal sinus, sinus pericranii
    K Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Int Angiol 30:488-92. 2011
    ..During resection of the scalp AVM at a later date, the sinus pericranii was noted to have recurred. Concurrent treatment of all vascular anomalies associated with a sinus pericranii appears to be the key to its complete eradication...
  18. pmc Spine patient outcomes research trial: do outcomes vary across centers for surgery for lumbar disc herniation?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:833-42. 2012
    ..Lumbar discectomy is the most commonly performed spine procedure. Academic spine centers with potentially differing caseloads and experience may have different outcomes...
  19. pmc Variation in outcomes across centers after surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the spine patient outcomes research trial
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:678-91. 2013
    ..Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database...
  20. pmc Surgery for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis in Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial: does incidental durotomy affect outcome?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:406-13. 2012
    ..Retrospective review of a prospectively collected multi-institutional database...
  21. pmc SPORT: does incidental durotomy affect long-term outcomes in cases of spinal stenosis?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurgery 69:38-44; discussion 44. 2011
    ..Incidental durotomy is a familiar encounter during surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. The impact of durotomy on long-term outcomes remains a matter of debate...
  22. doi request reprint Interictal PET and ictal subtraction SPECT: sensitivity in the detection of seizure foci in patients with medically intractable epilepsy
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Epilepsia 54:341-50. 2013
    ..To determine the relative utility of these methods in the localization of seizure foci, we compared interictal PET and ictal subtraction SPECT to subdural and depth electrode recordings in patients with medically intractable epilepsy...
  23. pmc 5-Aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX fluorescence in meningioma: qualitative and quantitative measurements in vivo
    Pablo A Valdes
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, New Hampshire Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire Departments of Pathology and Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Engineering Physics Department, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    Neurosurgery 10:74-82; discussion 82-3. 2014
    ..To date, the clinical utility of 5-ALA in meningiomas is not fully understood, with most descriptive studies using qualitative approaches to 5-ALA-PpIX...
  24. pmc A predictive model of hospitalization cost after cerebral aneurysm clipping
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 8:316-22. 2016
    ..The objective of the present study was to develop and validate a predictive model of hospitalization cost after CAC...
  25. doi request reprint Epirubicin exhibits potent anti-tumor activity in an animal model of malignant glioma when administered via controlled-release polymers
    Violette Renard Recinos
    Hunterian Neurosurgical Research Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Neurooncol 97:1-10. 2010
    ..Systemic epirubicin resulted in high toxicity levels and early deaths in all the experiments. EPI polymers, alone or in combination with oral TMZ, is an effective therapeutic modality against experimental 9L gliosarcoma...
  26. doi request reprint Association of a higher density of specialist neuroscience providers with fewer deaths from stroke in the United States population
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 118:431-6. 2013
    ..Given that neurologists and neurosurgeons have special expertise in this area, the authors hypothesized that the density of neuroscience providers is associated with reduced mortality rates from stroke across US counties...
  27. doi request reprint Occipitotemporal hippocampal depth electrodes in intracranial epilepsy monitoring: safety and utility
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 118:345-52. 2013
    ..The authors investigated the usefulness of hippocampal depth electrodes in the era of more advanced imaging techniques...
  28. pmc Consistency of Hemoglobin A1c Testing and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Medicare Patients With Diabetes
    Philip P Goodney
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH The VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
    J Am Heart Assoc 5:. 2016
    ..However, it is unknown how consistently patients with diabetes mellitus receive hemoglobin A1c testing over time, or whether testing consistency is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
  29. pmc The impact of hybrid neurosurgeons on the outcomes of endovascular coiling for unruptured cerebral aneurysms
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon
    J Neurosurg 126:29-35. 2017
    ....
  30. pmc SPORT: Does incidental durotomy affect longterm outcomes in cases of spinal stenosis?
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Medicine, and Department of Orthopedics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    Neurosurgery 76:S57-63; discussion S63. 2015
    ..Incidental durotomy is a familiar encounter during surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. The impact of durotomy on long-term outcomes remains a matter of debate...
  31. doi request reprint Subdural interhemispheric grid electrodes for intracranial epilepsy monitoring: feasibility, safety, and utility: clinical article
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:1182-8. 2012
    ..The authors investigated their experience with interhemispheric grid electrodes (IHGEs) to assess the hypothesis that they are feasible, safe, and useful...
  32. pmc Surgical clipping versus endovascular coiling for elderly patients presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 8:913-8. 2016
    ..We investigated the association between the treatment method for ruptured cerebral aneurysms and outcomes...
  33. doi request reprint A thermal gel depot for local delivery of paclitaxel to treat experimental brain tumors in rats
    Betty Tyler
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:210-7. 2010
    ..OncoGel (paclitaxel in Re-Gel) provides controlled local paclitaxel release when placed into the CNS. The authors evaluated the safety and efficacy of OncoGel in rats with intracranial 9L gliosarcoma...
  34. pmc Unruptured cerebral aneurysm clipping: association of combined open and endovascular expertise with outcomes
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 8:977-81. 2016
    ..It is often questioned if one physician can conduct both open and endovascular techniques successfully and safely...
  35. pmc The relationship of regional hemoglobin A1c testing and amputation rate among patients with diabetes
    Karina A Newhall
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction Veterans Hospital, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Vascular . 2016
    ..However, the relationship between hemoglobin A1c testing and amputation risk remains unclear...
  36. pmc Medicare expenditures for elderly patients undergoing surgical clipping or endovascular intervention for unruptured cerebral aneurysms
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg . 2016
    ..We investigated the association between treatment method for unruptured cerebral aneurysms and Medicare expenditures in elderly patients...
  37. doi request reprint Computed tomography angiography: improving diagnostic yield and cost effectiveness in the initial evaluation of spontaneous nonsubarachnoid intracerebral hemorrhage
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    J Neurosurg 117:761-6. 2012
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance angiography fusion technique for intraoperative navigation during microsurgical resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E7. 2012
    ..The current study describes the use of a technique that fuses contrast-enhanced MR images and 3D time-of-flight MR angiograms for intraoperative navigation in AVM resection...
  39. doi request reprint Minimally invasive tubular retractor system for adequate exposure during surgical obliteration of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas with the aid of indocyanine green intraoperative angiography
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:160-3. 2012
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Prevalence and impact of the subclavian steal syndrome
    Nicos Labropoulos
    Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8191, USA
    Ann Surg 252:166-70. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence and impact of subclavian steal syndrome (SSS) in patients undergoing assessment of the carotid arteries...
  41. pmc Surgical Clipping versus Endovascular Intervention for the Treatment of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients in New York State
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0137946. 2015
    ..We investigated the association of surgical clipping and endovascular coiling with outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients in a real-world regional cohort...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of an Immersive Preoperative Virtual Reality Experience on Patient Reported Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Kimon Bekelis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Long Island Neurosurgical and Pain Specialists, West Islip, NY
    Ann Surg . 2016
    ..To investigate the effect of exposure to a virtual reality (VR) environment preoperatively on patient-reported outcomes for surgical operations...
  43. pmc Statins and subarachnoid hemorrhage in Medicare patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Int J Stroke 10:38-45. 2015
    ..Statins have been shown to decrease aneurysm progression and rupture in two experimental settings: animals with cerebral aneurysm and humans with abdominal aortic aneurysms...
  44. doi request reprint A predictive model of outcomes during cerebral aneurysm coiling
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:342-8. 2014
    ..Benchmarking of complications is necessary in the context of the developing path to accountable care. We attempted to create a predictive model of negative outcomes in patients undergoing cerebral aneurysm coiling (CACo)...
  45. doi request reprint Frameless robotically targeted stereotactic brain biopsy: feasibility, diagnostic yield, and safety
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 116:1002-6. 2012
    ..The authors hypothesized that robotic brain biopsy is a safe, accurate procedure, with a high diagnostic yield and a safety profile comparable to other stereotactic biopsy methods...
  46. doi request reprint Increased population density of neurosurgeons associated with decreased risk of death from motor vehicle accidents in the United States
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    J Neurosurg 117:599-603. 2012
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Comparison of outcomes of patients with inpatient or outpatient onset ischemic stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg . 2016
    ..However, quality improvement efforts have largely ignored ischemic stroke occurring in patients hospitalized for unrelated indications...
  48. pmc Primary Stroke Center Hospitalization for Elderly Patients With Stroke: Implications for Case Fatality and Travel Times
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire2The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    JAMA Intern Med 176:1361-8. 2016
    ..There is little evidence on how much the increased risk of prolonged travel time offsets benefits of a specialized PSC care...
  49. doi request reprint Craniotomy for Glioma Resection: A Predictive Model
    Symeon Missios
    Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences, Shreveport, Lousiana, USA
    World Neurosurg 83:957-64. 2015
    ..We attempted to create a predictive model of perioperative complications in patients undergoing craniotomies for glioma resection...
  50. doi request reprint Surgical techniques for investigating the role of the insula in epilepsy: a review
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E6. 2012
    ..The authors review each of these techniques with respect to current concepts in insular epilepsy...
  51. doi request reprint Severe dysphagia secondary to posterior C1-C3 instrumentation in a patient with atlantoaxial traumatic injury: a case report and review of the literature
    Kimon Bekelis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Dysphagia 25:156-60. 2010
    ..After excluding the other possibilities, we concluded that our patient was suffering from neurogenic dysphagia associated with vagal nerve dysfunction...
  52. ncbi request reprint Does the ranking of surgeons in a publicly available online platform correlate with objective outcomes?
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    J Neurosurg . 2016
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Continuity of care and 30-day readmission for patients evaluated in the emergency room after cerebral aneurysm treatment
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 8:1203-1206. 2016
    ..The association between continuity of care and the rate of 30-day readmissions after surgical procedures continues to be debated...
  54. pmc Hemoglobin A1c Testing and Amputation Rates in Black, Hispanic, and White Medicare Patients
    Bjoern D Suckow
    Section of Vascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
    Ann Vasc Surg 36:208-217. 2016
    ..We set out to characterize secular changes in amputation rates among black, Hispanic, and white patients, and to determine associations between hemoglobin A1c testing and amputation risk...
  55. doi request reprint Falls and peripheral nerve injuries: an age-dependent relationship
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    J Neurosurg 123:1223-9. 2015
    ..Despite the growing epidemic of falls, the true incidence of peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) in this patient population remains largely unknown...
  56. doi request reprint Cerebral aneurysm coiling: a predictive model of hospitalization cost
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 7:543-8. 2015
    ..The objective of the present study was to develop and validate a predictive model of hospitalization cost after cerebral aneurysm coiling (CACo)...
  57. pmc The Association of Insurance Status and Race With Transfers of Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury Initially Evaluated at Level III and IV Trauma Centers
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH
    Ann Surg 262:9-15. 2015
    ....
  58. pmc The practice of cranial neurosurgery and the malpractice liability environment in the United States
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0121191. 2015
    ..We investigated the association of malpractice liability with unfavorable outcomes and increased hospitalization charges in cranial neurosurgery...
  59. doi request reprint Variations in the intensive use of head CT for elderly patients with hemorrhagic stroke
    Kimon Bekelis
    From the Section of Neurosurgery K B and Department of Medicine E S F, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03755 Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH E S F, W Z, J S Geisel School of Medicine E S F and Department of Economics J S, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH and Department of Radiology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY N L
    Radiology 275:188-95. 2015
    ..To investigate the variability in head computed tomographic (CT) scanning in patients with hemorrhagic stroke in U.S. hospitals, its association with mortality, and the number of different physicians consulted...
  60. pmc Prehospital helicopter transport and survival of patients with traumatic brain injury
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH
    Ann Surg 261:579-85. 2015
    ..To investigate the association of helicopter transport with survival of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), in comparison with ground emergency medical services (EMS)...
  61. doi request reprint Spinal cord stimulators: socioeconomic disparities in four US states
    Symeon Missios
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Neuromodulation 17:451-5; discussion 455-6. 2014
    ..Although these interventions appear to be safe, the characteristics of the patients selected for ambulatory procedures have not been investigated...
  62. doi request reprint Regional and socioeconomic disparities in the treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the USA: 2000-2010
    Kimon Bekelis
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:556-60. 2014
    ..The Institute of Medicine called attention to the pervasive differences in treatments and outcomes between ethnic groups. We sought to highlight the geographic and racial disparities in access to treatment for unruptured cerebral aneurysms...
  63. doi request reprint The use of expandable cages in patients undergoing multilevel corpectomies for metastatic tumors in the cervical spine
    Ibrahim Omeis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Orthopedics 33:87-92. 2010
    ....
  64. pmc Outcomes after incidental durotomy during first-time lumbar discectomy
    Atman Desai
    Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:647-53. 2011
    ..The effect of a durotomy on long-term outcomes is, however, controversial. The authors sought to examine whether the occurrence of durotomy during surgery impacts long-term clinical outcome...
  65. doi request reprint Thrombosis in unusual sites of the lower extremity veins
    Nicos Labropoulos
    Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8191, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:1022-7. 2008
    ..Thrombosis in unusual locations in the lower extremity veins has not been assessed. These veins are not imaged routinely and therefore information about them is lacking...
  66. doi request reprint Hospitalization cost after spine surgery in the United States of America
    Symeon Missios
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 22:1632-7. 2015
    ..We developed a predictive model that can be utilized as an adjunct in the cost containment debate and the creation of data driven policies. ..
  67. doi request reprint Spine surgery and malpractice liability in the United States
    Symeon Missios
    Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1541 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA
    Spine J 15:1602-8. 2015
    ..The correlation of negative outcomes with aggressiveness of malpractice liability has been questioned in the literature...
  68. doi request reprint Nonmedical factors and the transfer of spine trauma patients initially evaluated at Level III and IV trauma centers
    Symeon Missios
    Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine J 15:2028-35. 2015
    ..The influence of nonmedical factors on the disposition of spine trauma patients, initially seen in less specialized institutions, remains an issue of debate...
  69. doi request reprint Restraints and peripheral nerve injuries in adult victims of motor vehicle crashes
    Kimon Bekelis
    1 Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    J Neurotrauma 31:1077-82. 2014
    ..10; 95% CI, 1.01-1.20). In summary, restraint use was associated with decreased risk of peripheral nerve injury in MVC victims, after controlling for confounders...
  70. ncbi request reprint Stroke of the posterior cerebral circulation
    N Labropoulos
    Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, USA
    Int Angiol 30:105-14. 2011
    ..This study was designed to describe the prevalence, outcome, and stroke mechanisms of PCS and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the classifications used...