Publications 2009

2009 was an extremely productive academic publishing year for the department with 48 manuscripts, 2 book chapters, and 1 editorial in print.

Movement disorders and functional

  1. A randomized comparison of thalamic stimulation and lesion on self-paced finger movement in essential tremor. Neuroscience Letters 462(2): 166-170. Anderson, V. C., K. J. Burchiel, M. J. Hart, C. Berk and J.-S. Lou (2009).
  2. Deep brain stimulation effects in patients with tinnitus. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 141(2): 285-287. Shi, Y., K. J. Burchiel, V. C. Anderson and W. H. Martin (2009).
  3. Bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation vs Best Medical Therapy for Patients With Advanced Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA 301(1): 63-73. Weaver, F. M., K. Follett, M. Stern, K. Hur, C. Harris, W. J. Marks, Jr., J. Rothlind, O. Sagher, D. Reda, C. S. Moy, R. Pahwa, K. Burchiel, P. Hogarth, E. C. Lai, J. E. Duda, K. Holloway, A. Samii, S. Horn, J. Bronstein, G. Stoner, J. Heemskerk, G. D. Huang and C. S. P. S. G. for the (2009).
  4. Precision and Accuracy of Stereotactic Targeting in Patients Undergoing Repeat Stereotactic Surgery. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 87(3): 168-173. Zacest, A., C. Berk and K. J. Burchiel (2009).
  5. Significant reduction in stereotactic and functional neurosurgical hardware infection after local neomycin/polymyxin application. Journal of Neurosurgery 110(2): 247-250. Miller, J. P., F. Acar and K. J. Burchiel (2009).

Brain tumor-basic research

  1. Ral Overactivation in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors. Mol Cell Biol E-Pub May. Bodempudi, V., F. Yamoutpoor, W. Pan, A. Z. Dudek, T. Esfandyari, M. Piedra, D. Babovick, R. A. Woo, V. F. Mautner, L. Kluwe, D. W. Clapp, G. H. Devries, S. L. Thomas, A. Kurtz, L. F. Parada and F. Farassati (2009).
  2. Silencing of HIF-1alpha by RNA interference in human glioma cells in vitro and in vivo. Methods in Molecular Biology 487: 283-301. Gillespie, D. L., J. R. Flynn, B. T. Ragel, M. Arce-Larreta, D. A. Kelly, S. R. Tripp and R. L. Jensen (2009).

Brain tumor-clinical

  1. Modified orbitozygomatic craniotomy for large medial sphenoid wing meningiomas. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 16(9): 1157-60. Cheng, C.-M., C.-F. Chang, H.-I. Ma, Y.-H. Chiang, S. O. McMenomey and J. B. Delashaw, Jr. (2009).
  2. Treatment of malignant tumors of the skull base with multi-session radiosurgery. Journal of hematology & oncology 2: 16. Coppa, N. D., D. M. Raper, Y. Zhang, B. T. Collins, K. W. Harter, G. J. Gagnon, S. P. Collins and W. C. Jean (2009).
  3. Significant headache improvement after transsphenoidal surgery in patients with small sellar lesions. Journal of Neurosurgery 110(2): 354-358. Fleseriu, M., C. Yedinak, C. Campbell and J. B. Delashaw (2009).
  4. Dural Augmentation: Part I-Evaluation of Collagen Matrix Allografts for Dural Defect After Craniotomy. Neurosurgery 65(5): 890-897 Litvack, Z. N., G. A. West, J. B. Delashaw, K. J. Burchiel and V. C. Anderson (2009).

Pain-basic research

  1. Human cutaneous C fibres activated by cooling, heating and menthol. J Physiol 587(Pt 23): 5633-52. Campero, M., T. K. Baumann, H. Bostock and J. L. Ochoa (2009).
  2. Purinergic receptor immunoreactivity in the rostral ventromedial medulla. Neuroscience 158(2): 915-921. Close, L. N., J. S. Cetas, M. M. Heinricher and N. R. Selden (2009).
  3. Medullary pain facilitating neurons mediate allodynia in headache-related pain. Annals of Neurology 65(2): 184-93. Edelmayer, R. M., T. W. Vanderah, L. Majuta, E.-T. Zhang, B. Fioravanti, M. De Felice, J. G. Chichorro, M. H. Ossipov, T. King, J. Lai, S. H. Kori, A. C. Nelsen, K. E. Cannon, M. M. Heinricher and F. Porreca (2009).
  4. Descending control of nociception: Specificity, recruitment and plasticity. Brain Research Reviews 60(1): 214-225. Heinricher, M. M., I. Tavares, J. L. Leith and B. M. Lumb (2009).
  5. A possible neural basis for stress-induced hyperalgesia. Pain 142(3): 236-244. Martenson, M. E., J. S. Cetas and M. M. Heinricher (2009).


  1. Classification of trigeminal neuralgia: clinical, therapeutic, and prognostic implications in a series of 144 patients undergoing microvascular decompression. Journal of Neurosurgery 111(6): 1231-1234. Miller, J. P., F. Acar and K. J. Burchiel (2009).
  2. Radiographic evaluation of trigeminal neurovascular compression in patients with and without trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of Neurosurgery 110(4): 627-632. Miller, J. P., F. Acar, B. E. Hamilton and K. J. Burchiel (2009).
  3. Predictors of long-term success after microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of Neurosurgery 110(4): 620-626. Miller, J. P., S. T. Magill, F. Acar and K. J. Burchiel (2009).
  4. Sensitivity of high-resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography and three-dimensional spoiled-gradient recalled imaging in the prediction of neurovascular compression in patients with hemifacial spasm. Journal of Neurosurgery 111(4): 733-736. Raslan, A. M., R. DeJesus, C. Berk, A. Zacest, J. C. Anderson and K. J. Burchiel (2009).
  5. The Glass Half Empty or Half Full-How Effective Are Long-Term Intrathecal Opioids in Post-herpetic Neuralgia? A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Neuromodulation 12(3): 219-223. Zacest, A., V. Anderson, C and K. Burchiel, J (2009).


  1. Brainstem control of cerebral blood flow and application to acute vasospasm following experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neuroscience 163(2): 719-729. Cetas, J. S., D. R. Lee, N. J. Alkayed, R. Wang, J. J. Iliff and M. M. Heinricher (2009).
  2. The role of surgery for high-grade intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: importance of obliteration of venous outflow. Journal of Neurosurgery 110(5): 913-20. Liu, J. K., A. Dogan, D. B. Ellegala, J. Carlson, G. M. Nesbit, S. L. Barnwell and J. B. Delashaw (2009).
  3. Indications for the performance of intracranial endovascular neurointerventional procedures: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Interdisciplinary Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Circulation 119(16): 2235-49. Meyers, P. M., H. C. Schumacher, R. T. Higashida, S. L. Barnwell, M. A. Creager, R. Gupta, C. G. McDougall, D. K. Pandey, D. Sacks, L. R. Wechsler and A. American Heart (2009).
  4. A new model of cortical stroke in the rhesus macaque. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 29(6): 1175-1186. West, G. A., K. J. Golshani, K. P. Doyle, N. S. Lessov, T. R. Hobbs, S. G. Kohama, M. M. Pike, C. D. Kroenke, M. R. Grafe, M. D. Spector, E. T. Tobar, R. P. Simon and M. P. Stenzel-Poore (2009).
  5. Molecular Imaging with Targeted Contrast Ultrasound. Cerebrovascular Diseases 27(Suppl. 2): 66-74. Piedra, M., A. Allroggen and J. R. Lindner (2009).


  1. Modified orbitozygomatic craniotomy for craniopharyngioma resection in children. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 4(4): 345-352. Golshani, K. J., K. Lalwani, J. B. Delashaw and N. R. Selden (2009).
  2. Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Guillaume, D. and A. Menezes (2009). Hydrocephalus in Chiari malformation and other craniovertebral junction abnormalities. C. Mallucci and S. Sgouros. New York, Informa Healtcare: Chapter 10.
  3. Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Guillaume, D. and C. Teo (2009). Endoscopic management of specific disease entities. C. Mallucci and S. Sgouros. New York, Informa Healthcare: Chapter 5.
  4. Early Neurosurgical Procedures Enhance Survival in Blunt Head Injury: Propensity Score Analysis. The Journal of Emergency Medicine 37(2): 115-123. Hedges, J. R., C. D. Newgard, J. Veum-Stone, N. R. Selden, A. L. Adams, B. S. Diggs, M. Arthur and R. J. Mullins (2009).
  5. Dural Splitting Decompression for Chiari I Malformation: Safety, Efficacy, and Cost-Analysis: 955 (Abstract). Neurosurgery. 65: 418-419. Litvack, Z. N., R. A. Lindsay and N. R. Selden (2009).
  6. Craniectomy for a Bilobed Dermoid Cyst in the Temporal Fossa and Greater Wing of the Sphenoid Bone. Pediatric Neurosurgery 45(1): 46-48. Nevrekar, D., E. Abdu and N. R. Selden (2009).
  7. Prenatal Diagnosis of Tethered Spinal Cord. Ultrasound Quarterly 25(2): 83-87. Sohaey, R., K. Y. Oh, A. M. Kennedy, J. R. Ameli and N. R. Selden (2009).
  8. Successful ventricle to direct heart shunt placement as a salvage cerebrospinal fluid diversion technique. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 3(6): 521-524. Thompson, E. M., S. G. Giles, H. K. Song, Z. N. Litvack, K. J. Golshani and A. N. Nemecek (2009).


  1. Diabetes insipidus, panhypopituitarism, and severe mental status deterioration in a patient with chordoid glioma: case report and literature review. Endocr Pract 15(3): 240-5. Dziurzynski, K., J. B. Delashaw, S. H. Gultekin, C. G. Yedinak and M. Fleseriu (2009).
  2. "Relative" adrenal insufficiency in critical illness. Endocr Pract 15(6): 632-40. Fleseriu, M. and D. L. Loriaux (2009).
  3. Cushing's syndrome might be underappreciated in patients seeking bariatric surgery: a plea for screening. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 5(1): 116-119. Fleseriu, M., W. H. Ludlam, S. H. Teh, C. G. Yedinak, C. Deveney and B. C. Sheppard (2009).
  4. Relative adrenal insufficiency. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 16(5): 392-400. Loriaux, D. L. and M. Fleseriu (2009).


  1. Anterior screw fixation of a dislocated type II odontoid fracture facilitated by transoral and posterior cervical manual reduction. Acta Neurochirurgica 151(10): 1309-1313. Piedra, M., M. Hunt and A. Nemecek (2009).
  2. Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine Sustained by Soldiers in Vehicles Attacked by Improvised Explosive Devices. Spine 34(22): 2400-2405 Ragel, B. T., C. D. Allred, S. Brevard, R. T. Davis and E. H. Frank (2009).
  3. Optimal management of malignant epidural spinal cord compression. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 27(2): 195-208. Sun, H. and A. N. Nemecek (2009).

General neurosurgery

  1. Blood transfusions after thoracoscopic anterior thoracolumbar vertebrectomy. Acta Neurochir (Wien). Ragel, B. T., P. Kan and M. H. Schmidt (2009).
  2. Increasing the neurosurgical caseload at a military hospital: initial experience with a joint military-Veterans Affairs (VA) sharing agreement. Military Medicine 174(2): 103-5. Ragel, B. T., D. A. Taggard, P. Klimo, Jr., J. M. Liu, S. Robison and A. H. Sholes (2009).
  3. Dandy's Disc. Neurosurgery 65(1): 201-205. Weinstein, J. S. and K. J. Burchiel (2009).
  4. Surgical management of spinal catheter granulomas: Operative case illustration and review of the surgical literature. Neurosurgery 65(6): 1161-1165. Zacest, A., J. D. Carlson, A. Nemecek and K. Burchiel (2009).


  1. Addressing Deficiencies in American Healthcare Education: A Call for Informed Instructional Design. Neurosurgery 65(2): 223-230. Asher, A., D. Kondziolka and N. R. Selden (2009).
  2. Poets, Doctors and the Rhetoric of Money. Neurosurgery 64(1): 179-188. Nicholson, N. and N. R. Selden (2009).
  3. Neurosurgeon Transition to Retirement: Results of the 2007 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Consensus Conference. Neurosurgery 65(2): 231-236. Scarrow, A. M., M. Linskey, A. L. Asher, V. C. Anderson and N. R. Selden (2009).
  4. Modern treatment of cerebral metastases: Integrated Medical Learning(SM) at CNS 2007. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 93(1): 89-105. Vogelbaum, M. A., A. L. Asher, D. Kondziolka, N. M. Boulis, N. R. Selden, B. L. Hoh and F. G. Barker, 2nd (2009).


  1. Practical Handbook of Neurosurgery Burchiel, K. (2009). Neurosurgery of Trigeminal Neuraglia. M. Sindou. New York, Gardners Books.
  2. Clinical Pediatric Neurosciences for Primary Care Selden, N. R., G. Hudson and S. Skoog (2009). Spina Bifida and Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction. J. H. Piatt and A. Legido. Grove Village, IL, American Academy of Pediatrics.


  1. Gustatory seizures and temporal lobe edema. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 16(4): 540. Ragel, B. T., V. C. Coon and W. T. Couldwell (2009).


  1. Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of Neurosurgery 111(6): 1235-1235. Burchiel, K. J. (2009).