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1 Kestle, John R. W.Abdominal bindersSklar and colleagues2 describe their experience managing "over-shunting headaches" with an abdominal binder. Seventy children with over-shunting headaches complied with application of a binder for about 1 month. In 61 patients (87%), the headaches "greatly improved or went away." This headache relie...2012-01-01
2 Kestle, John R. W.; Walker, Marion L.Adjustment and malfunction of a programmable valve after exposure to toy magnetsInadvertent adjustments and malfunctions of programmable valves have been reported in cases in which patients have encountered powerful electromagnetic fields such as those involved in magnetic resonance imaging, but the effects of small magnetic fields are not well known. The authors present a ca...2004
3 Dailey, Andrew T.Agreement between orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons regarding a new algorithm for the treatment of thoracolumbar injuries: a multicenter reliability studyIntroduction: Considerable variability exists in the management of thoracolumbar (TL) spine injuries. Although there are many influences, one significant factor may be the treating surgeon's specialty and training (ie, orthopedic surgery vs. neurosurgery). Our objective was to assess the agreement ...Thoracolumbar injuries; Rating; Classification; TLISS; Neurosurgery; Interspeciality reliability2006
4 Dailey, Andrew T.; Brodke, Darrel S.; Bachus, Kent N.Anterior cervical fixation: analysis of load-sharing and stability with use of static and dynamic platesBackground: Anterior plates provide stability following decompression and fusion of the cervical spine. Various plate designs have emerged, and they include static plates with fixed-angle screws, rotationally dynamic plates that allow the screws to toggle in the plate, and translationally dynamic pl...Anterior cervical fixation; Load-sharing; Stability; Static plates; Dynamic plates2006
5 Dailey, Andrew T.; Schmidt, Meic H.; Apfelbaum, Ronald I.Anterior fixation of odontoid fractures in an elderly populationObject. Fractures of the odontoid process are the most common fractures of the cervical spine in patients over the age of 70 years. The incidence of fracture nonunion in this population has been estimated to be 20-fold greater than that in patients under the age of 50 years if surgical stabilizatio...Odontoid fractures; Elderly population; Anterior fixation2010
6 Kestle, John R. W.Assessing the validity of the endoscopic shunt insertion trial: did surgical experience affect the results?Object. Most surgical procedures are associated with a learning curve in which the success rate is lower early in the experience before mistakes have been identified and modifications made to the procedure. Negative results obtained early in a trial's learning curve may be a matter of timing rather ...Endoscopic shunt insertion; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Pediatric neurosurgery; Surgical experience2004-01-01
7 Couldwell, William T.Assessment of long-term remission of acromegaly following surgeryObject. The criteria for remission of acromegaly following transsphenoidal adenoma resection are in evolution. In the present study the authors evaluate the utility of predicting long-term remission by reference to a single fasting growth hormone (GH) level on the 1st postoperative day. Methods. A ...Acromegaly; Pituitary adenoma; Transsphenoidal surgery; Growth hormone; Insulin-like growth factor I2003-01-01
8 Schmidt, Meic H.Assessment of the reliability of the Enneking and Weinstein-Boriani-Biagini classifications for staging of primary spinal tumors by the spine oncology study groupDespite advances in the treatment of primary spinal tumors in recent years, the with respect to the feasibility of oncologically appropriate surgical treatment and the selection of the optimal surgical approach. These tumors are relatively rare, comprising 11% of all primary musculoskeletal tumors a...2009-01-01
9 Couldwell, William T.Astrocytoma cell lineTO THE EDITOR: It has long been established clinically that patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) have an increased susceptibility to develop many central and peripheral tumors. The nature of the genetic alterations underlying NF1 have recently begun to be characterized. It has been demo...2001
10 Schmidt, Meic H.; Apfelbaum, Ronald I.Atlantoaxial transarticular screw fixation: a review of surgical indications, fusion rate, complications, and lessons learned in 191 adult patientsObject. In this, the first of two articles regarding C1-2 transarticular screw fixation, the authors assessed the rate of fusion, surgery-related complications, and lessons learned after C1-2 transarticular screw fixation in an adult patient series. Methods. The authors retrospectively reviewed 191 ...Atlantoaxial junction; Craniocervical junction; Instability; Transarticular screw fixation; Fusion2005
11 Schmidt, Meic H.Benzoporphyrin derivative and light-emitting diode for use in photodynamic therapy: applications of space light-emitting diode technologyPhotodynamic therapy (PDT) is a cancer treatment modality that recently has been applied as adjuvant therapy for rain tumors. PDT consists of intravenously injecting a photosensitizer, which preferentially accumulates in tumor ells, into a patient and then activating the photosensitizer with a light...Benzoporphyrin; Photodynamic therapy; Brain tumors; Photofrin1998
12 Couldwell, William T.; Orlandi, Richard R.Carotid artery-sparing repair of a cavernous carotid artery pseudoaneurysmCarotid artery (CA) injury after transsphenoidal and endoscopic sinus surgery is a well-recognized but fortunately rare complication.1 It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates5 and is more common in cases of repeated surgery, cavernous sinus invasion, prior radiotherapy, and ...Carotid artery; Sinus; Pseudoaneurysm; Endoscopic surgery2006
13 Schmidt, Meic H.Castleman disease of the spine mimicking a nerve sheath tumorCastleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disease of unknown cause. In most cases, afflicted patients present with a mediastinal mass although the disease may manifest in numerous other sites, including intracranially and rarely intraspinally. The authors report on the case of a 19-year-old wo...Castleman disease; Nerve sheath tumor2007
14 Gluf, Wayne M.; Gottfried, Oren N.; Schmidt, Meic H.Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematomaCavernous hemangioma of the calvarium is a very rare disease, and patients usually present with headaches or a visible skull deformity. Few reports of patients presenting with intradiploic or epidural hemorrhages are found in the literature. No cases of an intradural hemorrhage from a cavernous hema...Hemangioma, Cavernous; Skull; Hematoma, Subdural2004-07-15
15 Schmidt, Meic H.Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematomaCavernous hemangioma of the calvaria is a very rare disease, and patients usually present with headaches or a visible skull deformity. Few reports of patients presenting with intradiploic or epidural hemorrhages are found in the literature. No case of an intradural hemorrhage from a cavernous hemang...Calvaria; Cavernous hemangioma2004
16 Couldwell, William T.; Jensen, Randy L.; Gillespie, David L.Celecoxib inhibits meningioma tumor growth in a mouse xenograft modelBackground: Treatments for recurrent meningiomas are limited. We previously demonstrated universal expression of COX-2 in meningiomas and dose-dependent growth inhibition in vitro with celecoxib, a COX-2 inhibitor. We therefore tested the effects of celecoxib on meningioma growth in a mouse xenograf...Meningioma; Cyclooxygenase-2; COX-2; Celecoxib2007
17 Jaeckle, Kurt A.; Digre, Kathleen B.; Jones, Christopher R.; Bailey, Peter L.Central neurogenic hyperventilation: pharmacologic intervention with morphine sulfate and correlative analysis of respiratory, sleep, and ocular motor dysfunction.Central neurogenic hyperventilation (CNH), for which there is no effective therapy, can eventually result in respiratory fatigue and death. This report describes a patient with CNH due to a brainstem anaplastic astrocytoma who also exhibited disturbances of sleep and ocular motor function. The CNH r...Central Neurogenic H yperventilation; Ocular Motor Dysfunction1990-11
18 Kestle, John R. W.Cerebrospinal fluid shunt technologySince the invention of the first implantable shunt valve by Nulsen and Spitz (12) almost 50 years ago, there has been a remarkable number of ingenious modifications and new designs of shunt equipment to treat pediatric hydrocephalus. These developments were in response to the immediately evident hi...Shunt technology; Valve design2000
19 Dailey, Andrew T.; Brodke, Darrel S.Cervical end of an occipitocervical fusion: a biomechanical evaluation of 3 constructsObject. Stabilization with rigid screw/rod fixation is the treatment of choice for craniocervical disorders requiring operative stabilization. The authors compare the relative immediate stiffness for occipital plate fixation in concordance with transarticular screw fixation (TASF), C-1 lateral mass...Harms technique; Occipitocervical fusion; Transarticular screw; Translaminar screw; Craniocervical instability2008
20 Schmidt, Meic H.; Apfelbaum, Ronald I.Cervical spinal metastasis: anterior reconstruction and stabilization techniques after tumor resectionObject. In a review of the literature, the authors provide an overview of various techniques that have evolved for reconstruction and stabilization after resection for metastatic disease in the subaxial cervical spine. Methods. Reconstruction and stabilization of the cervical spine after vertebral...Cervical spine reconstruction; Metastasis; Spine tumor; Corpectomy; Stabilization technique; Vertebral body2003
21 Schmidt, Meic H.Cervical spine deformity associated with resection of spinal cord tumorsPostoperative sagittal-plane cervical spine deformities are a concern when laminectomy is performed for tumor resection in the spinal cord. These deformities appear to occur more commonly after resection of intramedullary spinal cord lesions, compared with laminectomy for stenosis caused by degener...Kyphosis; Cervical deformity; Intramedullary tumor; Laminectomy; Children2006
22 Schmidt, Meic H.Cervical spine metastases: techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilizationThe surgical management of cervical spine metastases continues to evolve and improve. The authors provide an overview of the various techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization of the subaxial cervical spine after corpectomy for spinal metastases. Vertebral body reconstruction can be ac...2012-01-01
23 Kestle, John R. W.Change in ventricular size and effect of ventricular catheter placement in pediatric patients with shunted hydrocephalusOBJECTIVE: The multicenter, randomized pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve design trial found no difference in the rate of shunt failure between a standard valve, a siphon-reducing valve (Delta; Medtronic PS Medical, Goleta, CA), and a flow-limiting valve (Orbis Sigma; Cordis, Miami, FL); ho...Shunt failure; Valve design; Ventricular size; Ventricular catheter placement1999
24 Couldwell, William T.Cholesteatoma of the clivus case reportObjective: Cholesteatomas (CNS epidermoids) can be found intradurally or extradurally in the central nervous system. Extradural intraosseous lesions are most commonly found in the petrous bone. Design: Case report Clinical Presentation: The authors describe a unique case of a clival cholesteatoma o...2006-01-01
25 Couldwell, William T.Choroid plexus cyst development and growth following ventricular shuntingChoroid plexus cysts are typically incidental, asymptomatic cysts. They have been reported to hemorrhage and grow, causing symptoms of obstruction. However, growth and multiplication has not been reported following ventriculoperitoneal shunting procedures. A 66-year-old woman initially underwent a ...Choroid plexus cyst; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt2008-01
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