Spine Center

Recent Spine Center Publications

Our research helps improve outcomes and develop new treatments for spine patients. By publishing these findings in medical journals, we share our knowledge with others pursuing the same goals. 

Recent publications by UT Southwestern’s Spine Center researchers include:

Foye PM, Abdelshahed DM, Kamrava E, Enriquez R, D’Onofrio GJ. Tailbone pain from coccyx injuries on water slides: A case series. Journal of Emergency Medicine. Forthcoming 2018.

Gatchel RJ, Noe C. Biofeedback. In: Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health, and Medicine. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Sergesketter AR Ongele M, Vuong V, Khalid S, Moreno J, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Interdisciplinary care model independently decreases use of critical care services after corrective surgery for adult degenerative scoliosis. World Neurosurgery. Epub 2018 Jan 6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.180.

Aoun SG, Liu MA, Still M, El Ahmadieh TY, Tamimi MA, Gluf W. Dermoid cysts of the conus medullaris: Clinical review, case series and management strategies. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Epub 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.01.049.

Aoun S, El Ahmadieh T, Johnson Z, Connors SW, Al Tamimi M. Reversible thoracic myelopathy after surgical decompression and removal of paddle neurostimulator lead and encasing fibrosis: Technical video case report. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. 2018.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Ongele M, Sergesketter AR, Tarnasky A, Lubkin DET, Drysdale N, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari O. Preoperative hemoglobin level is associated with increased health care use after elective spinal fusion (>/= 3 levels) in elderly male patients with spine deformity. World Neurosurgery. Epub 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.046. 

Khalid SI, Adogwa O, Kelly R, Mehta AI, Bagley C, Cheng J, O’Toole J. Adult spinal ependymomas: An epidemiologic study. World Neurosurgery. Epub 2017 Dec 7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.165.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Sergesketter A, Vuong VD, Moreno J, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Independent association between preoperative cognitive status and discharge location after surgery: A strategy to reduce resource use after surgery for deformity. World Neurosurgery. Epub 2017 Nov 28. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.10.081.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Vuong VD, Fialkoff J, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Association between baseline cognitive impairment and postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing surgery for adult spinal deformity. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Epub 2017 Nov 10. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.SPINE161244.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Sergesketter A, Oyeyemi D, Galan D, Vuong VD, Khalid S, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. The impact of chronic kidney disease on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing lumbar decompression and fusion. World Neurosurgery. Epub 2017 Nov 3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.10.147.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Vuong VD, Moreno J, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Geriatric comanagement reduces perioperative complications and shortens duration of hospital stay after lumbar spine surgery: A prospective single-institution experience. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Epub 2017 Sep 29. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.SPINE17199.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Sergesketter A, Vuong VD, Lydon E, Behrens S, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Reduced impact of smoking status on 30-day complication and readmission rates after elective spinal fusion (>/=3 leves) for adult spine deformity: A single institutional study of 839 patients. World Neurosurgery. 2017;107:233-238. Epub 2017 Aug 5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.174. 

Al Tamimi M, Aoun S, Gluf W. Spinal cord compression secondary to epidural fibrosis associated with percutaneously placed spinal cord stimulation electrodes: Case report and review of the literature. World Neurosurgery. Epub 2017 Jun 3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.152.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Vuong VD, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Effect of social support and marital status on perceived surgical effectiveness and 30-day hospital readmissions. Global Spine Journal. Epub 2017 Apr 6. doi: 10.1177/2192568217696696.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Reddy GB, Sergesketter A, Warwick H, Jones T, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Risk factors and independent predictors of 30-day readmission for altered mental status after elective spine surgery for spine deformity: A single-institutional study of 1090 patients. World Neurosurgery. 2017;101:270-274. Epub 2017 Feb 9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.02.001. 

Videman T, Battie MC, Gibbons LE, Gill K. A new quantitative measure of disc degeneration. Spine Journal. Epub 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.02.002.

Nymeyer H, Lappi DA, Higgins D, Noe CE, Frankel AE. Substance P-saporin for the treatment of intractable pain. In: Parhnam M, Bruinvels J, editors. Milestones in Drug Therapy. Springer Basel; 2017. p. 107-130.

Petrov-Kondratov V, Chhabra A, Jones S. Pulsed radiofrequency ablation of pudendal nerve for treatment of a case of refractory pelvic pain. Pain Physician. 2017;20(3):e451-e454. 

Noe C, Kischino N, Gatchel R. Centers of excellence in pain management: Past, present, and future trends. Practical Pain Management. 2017.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Vuong VD, Sergesketter A, Reddy G, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Impact of alcohol use on 30-day complication and readmission rates after elective spinal fusion (>/= 2 levels) for adult spine deformity: a single institutional study of 1,010 patients. Journal of Spine Surgey. 2017. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.08.12.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Lydon E, Vuong VD, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. The prevalence of undiagnosed pre-surgical cognitive impairment and its post-surgical clinical impact in elderly patients undergoing surgery for adult spinal deformity. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.07.01.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Sergesketter A, Lydon E, Bagley CA, Karikari O. Posterolateral thoracic decompression with anterior column cage reconstruction versus decompression alone for spinal metastases with cord compression: analysis of perioperative complications and outcomes. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.11.08.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Fialkoff J, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Early ambulation decreases length of hospital stay, perioperative complications and improves functional outcomes in elderly patients undergoing surgery for correction of adult degenerative scoliosis. Spine. 2017;42(18):1420-1425. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002189.

Martin JR, Wang TY, Loriaux D, Desai R, Kuchibhatla M, Karikari IO, Bagley CA, Gottfried ON. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2017;46:21-25. Epub 2017 Oct 12. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.08.015.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Sergesketter AR, Black C, Tarnasky A, Ongele MO, Vuong VD, Khalid S, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Relationship among Koenig Depression Scale and postoperative outcomes, ambulation, and perception of pain in elderly patients (>/= 65 years) undergoing elective spinal surgery for adult scoliosis. World Neurosurgery. 2017;107:471-476. Epub 2017 Aug 5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.165.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Fialkoff J, Vuong VD, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Effects of immediate post-operative pain medication on length of hospital stay: Does it make a difference? Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017;3(2):155-162. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.04.04.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Fiakoff J, Vuong VD, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Assessing the effectiveness of routine use of post-operative inpatient physical therapy services.  Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017;3(2):149-154. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.04.03.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Sergesketter A, Vuong VD, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA.,Karikari IO. Prophylactic use of intraoperative vancomycin powder and postoperative infection: an analysis of microbiological patterns in 1200 consecutive surgical cases. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2017;27(3):328-334. Epub 2017 Jun 30. doi: 10.3171/2017.2.SPINE161310.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Lydon E, Sergesketter A, Kaakati I, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Depression as an independent predictor of postoperative delirium in spine deformity patients undergoing elective spine surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2017;27(2):209-214. Epub 2017 Jun 2. doi: 10.3171/2017.4.SPINE161012.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Fialkoff J, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Karikari IO, Bagley CA. Effect of employment status on length of hospital stay, 30-day readmission and patient reported outcomes after spine surgery. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017;3(1): 44-49. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.03.08.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Behrens S, Sergesketter A, Chen A, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Impact of surgical approach on complication rates after elective spinal fusion (>/= 3 levels) for adult spine deformity. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017;3(1):31-37. doi: 10.21037/jss.2017.03.09.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Vuong VD, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Association of intraoperative blood transfusions on postoperative complications, 30-day readmission rates, and 1-year patient reported outcomes. Spine. 2017;42(8):610-615. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001803.

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Warwick H, Sergesketter A, Lydon E,  Shammas RL,  Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Increased 30-day complication rates associated with laminectomy in 874 adult patients with spinal deformity undergoing elective spinal fusion: A single institutional study. World Neurosurgery. 2017;102:370-375. Epub 2017 Mar 28. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.03.096.

Adogwa O, Elsamadicy AA, Han JL, Karikari IO, Cheng J, Bagley CA. 30-day readmission after spine surgery: An analysis of 1400 consecutive spine surgery patients. Spine. 2017;42(7):520-524. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001779. 

Elsamadicy AA, Adogwa O, Sergesketter A, Hobbs C, Behrens S, Mehta AI, Vasquez RA, Cheng J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO. Impact of race on 30-day complication rates after elective complex spinal fusion (>/=5 levels): A single institutional study of 446 patients. World Neurosurgery. 2017;99:418-423. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.12.029.

Van Hal M, Lee J, Laudermilch D, Nwasike C, Kang J. Vancomycin powder regimen for prevention of surgical site infection in complex spine surgeries. Clinical Spine Surgery. 2017. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000516.