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201 Schmidt, Meic H.Pigmented villonodular synovitis associated with pathological fracture of the odontoid and atlantoaxial instabilityPPigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a proliferative disorder of the synovium with a predisposition for the appendicular skeleton. Rarely PVNS can arise from the spine, where this disorder usually presents with localized or radicular pain secondary to involvement of the posterior elements. Th...Atlantoaxial instability; Pigmented villonodular synovitis; Odontoid2007
202 Dailey, Andrew T.Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: fusion following decompression in patients with stenosis without spondylolisthesisStandards. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment standard. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a treatment guideline. Options. 1) In situ posterolateral lumbar fusion is not recommended as a treatment option in patients with lumbar stenosis in whom there is n...Fusion; Lumbar spine; Degenerative disease; Lumbar fusion2005
203 Kestle, John R. W.Value of postoperative surveillance imaging in the management of children with some common brain tumorsThe rationale for obtaining surveillance computerized tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MR) images in pediatric patients with brain tumors is that early detection of recurrence may result in timely treatment and better outcome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of sur...Brain neoplasm; Brain tumors; Computerized tomography scanning; Surveillance; Postoperative surveillance1996
204 Couldwell, William T.; Gillespie, David L.Ubiquitous expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in meningiomas and decrease in cell growth following in vitro treatment with the inhibitor celecoxib: potential therapeutic applicationObject. Meningiomas are the second most common symptomatic primary central nervous system tumor in adults. Findings of epidemiological studies link meningiomas with a history of head trauma, indicating a causal relationship between the inflammatory response and meningioma tumorigenesis. Cyclooxygena...2005-09
205 Couldwell, William T.Man for all seasons: W.W. KeenWILLIAM WILLIAMS KEEN was the catalyst for the advent of neurosurgery in the United States. He served in the Civil War and collaborated with Silas Weir Mitchell in studying injuries sustained to the nervous system. These studies culminated in the publication in 1864 of Gunshot Wounds and Other Inj...Brain tumor2002
206 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
207 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
208 Couldwell, William T.Zones of approach for craniofacial resection: minimizing facial incisions for resection of anterior cranial base and paranasal sinus tumorsAnterior cranial base tumors are surgically resected with combined craniofacial approaches that frequently involve disfiguring facial incisions and facial osteotomies. The authors outline three operative zones of the anterior cranial base and paranasal sinuses in which tumors can be resected with th...Anatomic study; Anterior cranial base; Cranial base surgery; Craniofacial surgery; Minimally invasive2003
209 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
210 Dailey, Andrew T.Paragangliomas of the sellar region: report of two casesTWO CASES OF paraganglioma arising from the parasellar region are presented. Both occurred in middle-aged women who sought treatment of headaches but who had no endocrinological dysfunction; one case was associated with ophthalmoplegia from cavernous sinus involvement. Diagnosis in both cases was ...Paragangliomas; Sellar region; Parasellar region; Chemodectoma; Pituitary tumor1993
211 Dailey, Andrew T.; Brodke, Darrel S.Timing and influence of MRI on the management of patients with cervical facet dislocations remains highly variable: a survey of members of the Spine Trauma Study GroupBackground: Traumatic cervical facet dislocations are potentially devastating injuries. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an excellent means of assessing ligamentous disruption, disk herniation, and compression of the neural elements. However, despite an improved understanding of these facet dislo...Cervical facet dislocations; MRI; Spine Trauma Study Group2009
212 Kestle, John R. W.; MacDonald, Joel D.; Couldwell, William T.Efficacy of multiple intraarterial papaverine infusions for improvement in cerebral circulation time in patients with recurrent cerebral vasospasmObject. Cerebral vasospasm that is caused by aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and that is refractory to maximal medical management can be treated with selective intraarterial papaverine infusions. The effects of single papaverine treatments on cerebral circulation time are well known. The purpose ...Cerebral vasospasm; Intraarterial papaverine infusions2004
213 Kestle, John R. W.Predicting slitlike ventricles in children on the basis of baseline characteristics at the time of shunt insertionObject. Slit ventricle syndrome (SVS) is a delayed complication of shunt insertion and occurs only in children with slitlike ventricles after shunt placement. Although SVS appears to be related to early shunt placement, its predisposing factors are largely unknown. Methods. Baseline data in 737 chi...Slitlike ventricles; Slit ventricle syndrome; Shunt insertion; Predictive factor; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Pediatric neurosurgery2007
214 Couldwell, William T.OR noise: the potential for hearing lossWith the use of the electric or air-powered drill in cranial or spinal procedures comes the potential for hearing loss among operating team members. Exposure to loud noise can result in sensorineural hearing loss, and this loss is a function of sound pressure levels and duration of exposure. Much r...2008-01-01
215 Couldwell, William T.; Orlandi, Richard R.; Jensen, Randy L.Endoscopic-assisted craniofacial resection of esthesioneuroblastoma: minimizing facial incisionsThe surgical management of esthesioneuroblastomas has traditionally been craniofacial resection, which combines a bifrontal craniotomy with a transfacial approach. The latter usually involves a disfiguring facial incision, mid-facial degloving, lateral rhinotomy, and/or extensive facial osteotomies...Esthesioneuroblastoma; Craniofacial resection; Endoscope; Craniofacial surgery; Minimally invasive2003
216 Digre, Kathleen B.; Mamalis, Nick; White, George L. Jr.Congenital anomalies of the optic nerve in one family.We present three cases of congenital optic disc anomalies in one family who underwent an extensive diagnostic workup to exclude any intracranial pathology. One patient had elevated optic nerve heads and was hospitalized for multiple diagnostic tests including a lumbar puncture and magnetic resonance...Optic Nerve; Congenital Anomalies1992-04-24
217 Couldwell, William T.Immunology and immunotherapy of intrinsic glial tumorsImmunological aspects of glial neoplasms have been actively investigated for the past several years with particular focus on academic, diagnostic, and therapeutic objectives. As more knowledge is acquired about the cellular events relating to tumor behavior the more it appears that the immune system...Immunology; Glial tumors1990
218 Kestle, John R. W.; MacDonald, Joel D.; Schmidt, Richard H.Marked reduction of cerebral vasospasm with lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid after subarachnoid hemorrhageObject. Cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) continues to be a major source of morbidity in patients despite significant clinical and basic science research. Efforts to prevent vasospasm by removing spasmogens from the subarachnoid space have produced mixed results. The authors hyp...Cerebral vasospasm; Lumbar drainage2004
219 Couldwell, William T.Combined transmastoid retro- and infralabyrinthine transjugular transcondylar transtubercular high cervical approach for resection of glomus jugulare tumorsCOMPLEX TUMORS OF the glomus jugulare present a surgical challenge because of their difficult location, extreme vascularity, and involvement with multiple cranial nerves. Modern microneurosurgical and cranial base techniques have enabled safe total removal of these complicated tumors. We describe a ...Cranial base approach; Surgical approach; Glomus jugulare tumor; Jugular foramen exposure; Microsurgical anatomy2006
220 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
221 Schmidt, Meic H.Light-emitting diodes as a light source for intraoperative photodynamic therapyTHE DEVELOPMENT OF more cost-effective light sources for photodynamic therapy of brain tumors would be of benefit for both research and clinical applications. In this study, the use of light-emitting diode arrays for photodynamic therapy of brain tumors with Pholofrin porfimer sodium was investiga...Photodynamic therapy; Brain tumors; Brain tumor therapy; Photofrin; LED1996
222 Kestle, John R. W.Tracking resident work hours: available software is not yet ideal, but it's helpfulAn ideal system would be completely passive and would allow more detailed tracking of activity inside the hospital. A new reality began July 1. We are all now responsible for tracking our residents' work hours and ensuring compliance with the new regulations mandated by the Accreditation Council fo...Resident work hours; Tracking; TimeClock system2003
223 Couldwell, William T.; Gillespie, David L.; Jensen, Randy L.Novel model of intracranial meningioma in mice using luciferase-expressing meningioma cellsObject. Meningioma research has been hindered by the inability to sequentially measure intracranial tumor growth in a cost-effective, efficient manner. Recently, the luciferase gene has been transfected into cancer lines to obtain cells that express the luciferase enzyme, which oxidizes luciferin in...2008-01-01
224 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
225 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
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