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    Christopher Ames, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery
    Address400 Parnassus Ave, UC Clinics
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-353-2348
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      University of California Los AngelesM.D.School of Medicine1991

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      1. Passias PG, Oh C, Jalai CM, Worley N, Lafage R, Scheer JK, Klineberg EO, Hart RA, Kim HJ, Smith JS, Lafage V, Ames CP. Predictive Model for Cervical Alignment and Malalignment Following Surgical Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15; 41(18):E1096-103. PMID: 27105461.
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      2. Jain A, Lafage V, Kelly MP, Hassanzadeh H, Neuman BJ, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, Scheer JK, Burton D, Gupta MC, Hart R, Hostin RA, Kebaish KM. Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of SRS-7 as an Outcomes Assessment Instrument for Operatively Treated Patients With Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15; 41(18):1463-8. PMID: 26937607.
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      3. Passias PG, Klineberg EO, Jalai CM, Worley N, Poorman GW, Line B, Oh C, Burton DC, Kim HJ, Sciubba DM, Hamilton DK, Ames CP, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Bess S. Hospital Readmission Within 2 Years Following Adult Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Surgery: Prevalence, Predictors, and Effect on Patient-derived Outcome Measures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep; 41(17):1355-64. PMID: 26967123.
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      4. Smith JS, Ramchandran S, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Ailon T, Klineberg E, Protopsaltis T, Schwab FJ, O'Brien M, Hostin R, Gupta M, Mundis G, Hart R, Kim HJ, Passias PG, Scheer JK, Deviren V, Burton DC, Eastlack R, Bess S, Albert TJ, Riew KD, Ames CP. Prospective Multicenter Assessment of Early Complication Rates Associated With Adult Cervical Deformity Surgery in 78 Patients. Neurosurgery. 2016 Sep; 79(3):378-88. PMID: 26595429.
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      5. Osorio JA, Scheer JK, Ames CP. Predictive modeling of complications. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Sep; 9(3):333-7. PMID: 27286683.
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      6. Scheer JK, Hey L, LaGrone M, Daubs M, Ames CP. 343 Results of the 2015 SRS Survey on Single Versus Two Attending Surgeon Approach for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:201. PMID: 27399541.
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      7. Scheer JK, Ailon TT, Smith JS, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Neuman BJ, Passias PG, Miller E, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Klineberg E, Ames CP. 166 Predictive Modeling of Length of Hospital Stay Following Adult Spinal Deformity Correction: Analysis of 653 Patients With an Accuracy of 75% Within 2 Days. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:166-7. PMID: 27399445.
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      8. Soroceanu A, Oren JH, Smith JS, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM, Ames CP, Burton DC, Bess S, Gupta MC, Deviren V, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Errico TJ. Effect of Antifibrinolytic Therapy on Complications, Thromboembolic Events, Blood Product Utilization, and Fusion in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 15; 41(14):E879-86. PMID: 27398796.
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      9. Klineberg EO, Passias PG, Jalai CM, Worley N, Sciubba DM, Burton DC, Gupta MC, Soroceanu A, Zebala LP, Mundis GM, Kim HJ, Hamilton DK, Hart RA, Ames CP, Lafage V. Predicting Extended Length of Hospital Stay in an Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Population. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 1; 41(13):E798-805. PMID: 26679876.
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      10. Ames C, Gammal I, Matsumoto M, Hosogane N, Smith JS, Protopsaltis T, Yamato Y, Matsuyama Y, Taneichi H, Lafage R, Ferrero E, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. Geographic and Ethnic Variations in Radiographic Disability Thresholds: Analysis of North American and Japanese Operative Adult Spinal Deformity Populations. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jun; 78(6):793-801. PMID: 26692107.
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      11. Smith JS, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage R, Hostin R, O'Brien M, Boachie-Adjei O, Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM, Errico T, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis TS, Hamilton DK, Scheer JK, Sciubba D, Ailon T, Fu KM, Kelly MP, Zebala L, Line B, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton D, Bess S, Ames CP. Outcomes of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Multicenter, Propensity-Matched Cohort Assessment With Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jun; 78(6):851-61. PMID: 26579966.
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      12. Kuo CC, Martin A, Telles C, Leasure J, Iezza A, Ames C, Kondrashov D. Biomechanical demands on posterior fusion instrumentation during lordosis restoration procedures. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Sep; 25(3):345-51. PMID: 27153144.
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      13. Ramchandran S, Smith JS, Ailon T, Klineberg E, Shaffrey C, Lafage V, Schwab F, Bess S, Daniels A, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis TS, Arnold P, Haid RW, Chapman J, Fehlings MG, Ames CP. Assessment of Impact of Long-Cassette Standing X-Rays on Surgical Planning for Cervical Pathology: An International Survey of Spine Surgeons. Neurosurgery. 2016 May; 78(5):717-24. PMID: 26619335.
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      14. Demirkiran G, Theologis AA, Pekmezci M, Ames C, Deviren V. Adult Spinal Deformity Correction with Multi-level Anterior Column Releases: Description of a New Surgical Technique and Literature Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 May; 29(4):141-9. PMID: 27044020.
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      15. Lau D, Chan AK, Theologis AA, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Burch S, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames C. Costs and readmission rates for the resection of primary and metastatic spinal tumors: a comparative analysis of 181 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Apr 29; 1-13. PMID: 27129043.
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      16. Smith JS, Klineberg E, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Protopsaltis T, Scheer JK, Ailon T, Ramachandran S, Daniels A, Mundis G, Gupta M, Hostin R, Deviren V, Eastlack R, Passias P, Hamilton DK, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Assessment of Surgical Treatment Strategies for Moderate to Severe Cervical Spinal Deformity Reveals Marked Variation in Approaches, Osteotomies, and Fusion Levels. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jul; 91:228-37. PMID: 27086260.
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      17. Jalai CM, Passias PG, Lafage V, Smith JS, Lafage R, Poorman GW, Diebo B, Liabaud B, Neuman BJ, Scheer JK, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Schwab F, Ames CP. A comparative analysis of the prevalence and characteristics of cervical malalignment in adults presenting with thoracolumbar spine deformity based on variations in treatment approach over 2 years. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2423-32. PMID: 27076049.
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      18. Passias PG, Soroceanu A, Yang S, Schwab F, Ames C, Boniello A, Smith J, Shaffrey C, Boachie-Adjei O, Mundis G, Burton D, Klineberg E, Hart R, Hamilton DK, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Lafage V. Predictors of Revision Surgical Procedure Excluding Wound Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity and Impact on Patient-Reported Outcomes and Satisfaction: A Two-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Apr 6; 98(7):536-43. PMID: 27053581.
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      19. Hostin R, Robinson C, O'Brien M, Ames C, Schwab F, Smith JS, Lafage V, Gupta M, Hart R, Burton D, Bess S, Schaffrey C, McCarthy I. A Multicenter Comparison of Inpatient Resource Use for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr; 41(7):603-9. PMID: 27014953.
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      20. Diebo BG, Lafage R, Ames CP, Bess S, Obeid I, Klineberg E, Cunningham ME, Smith JS, Hostin R, Liu S, Passias PG, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. Ratio of lumbar 3-column osteotomy closure: patient-specific deformity characteristics and level of resection impact correction of truncal versus pelvic compensation. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2480-7. PMID: 27002615.
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      21. Iyer S, Nemani VM, Nguyen J, Elysee J, Burapachaisri A, Ames CP, Kim HJ. Impact of Cervical Sagittal Alignment Parameters on Neck Disability. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar; 41(5):371-7. PMID: 26571157.
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      22. Smith JS, Klineberg E, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage R, Hostin R, Mundis GM, Errico TJ, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis TS, Hamilton DK, Scheer JK, Soroceanu A, Kelly MP, Line B, Gupta M, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Prospective multicenter assessment of perioperative and minimum 2-year postoperative complication rates associated with adult spinal deformity surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jul; 25(1):1-14. PMID: 26918574.
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      23. Theologis AA, Miller L, Callahan M, Lau D, Zygourakis C, Scheer JK, Burch S, Pekmezci M, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames CP. The Economic Impact of Revision Surgery for Proximal Junctional Failure after Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Cost Analysis of 57 Operations in A 10-Year Experience at a Major Deformity Center. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 26909838.
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      24. Lau D, Funao H, Clark AJ, Nicholls F, Smith J, Bess S, Shaffrey C, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Deviren V, Hart R, Kebaish KM, Ames CP. The Clinical Correlation of the Hart-ISSG Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Severity Scale With Health-Related Quality-of-life Outcomes and Need for Revision Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb; 41(3):213-23. PMID: 26641842.
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      25. Lenke LG, Fehlings MG, Shaffrey CI, Cheung KM, Carreon L, Dekutoski MB, Schwab FJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Kebaish KM, Ames CP, Qiu Y, Matsuyama Y, Dahl BT, Mehdian H, Pellisé-Urquiza F, Lewis SJ, Berven SH. Neurologic Outcomes of Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Results of the Prospective, Multicenter Scoli-RISK-1 Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb; 41(3):204-12. PMID: 26866736.
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      26. Bess S, Line B, Fu KM, McCarthy I, Lafage V, Schwab F, Shaffrey C, Ames C, Akbarnia B, Jo H, Kelly M, Burton D, Hart R, Klineberg E, Kebaish K, Hostin R, Mundis G, Mummaneni P, Smith JS. The Health Impact of Symptomatic Adult Spinal Deformity: Comparison of Deformity Types to United States Population Norms and Chronic Diseases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb; 41(3):224-33. PMID: 26571174.
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      27. Bess S, Protopsaltis TS, Lafage V, Lafage R, Ames CP, Errico T, Smith JS. Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Adult Spinal Deformity. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Feb; 29(1):6-16. PMID: 26710188.
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      28. Safaee M, Oh T, Barbaro NM, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Tihan T, Ames CP. Results of Spinal Fusion After Spinal Nerve Sheath Tumor Resection. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jun; 90:6-13. PMID: 26802866.
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      29. Spiegel MA, Lafage R, Lafage V, Ryan D, Marascalchi B, Trimba Y, Ames C, Harris B, Tanzi E, Oren J, Vira S, Errico T, Schwab F, Protopsaltis TS. Developing the Total Disability Index Based on an Analysis of the Interrelationships and Limitations of Oswestry and Neck Disability Index. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan; 41(1):74-81. PMID: 26335678.
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      30. Ames C, Traynelis VC, Vaccaro AR. Introduction. Dynamic stabilization of the spine. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jan; 40(1):E1. PMID: 26721575.
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      31. Lafage R, Schwab F, Challier V, Henry JK, Gum J, Smith J, Hostin R, Shaffrey C, Kim HJ, Ames C, Scheer J, Klineberg E, Bess S, Burton D, Lafage V. Defining Spino-Pelvic Alignment Thresholds: Should Operative Goals in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Account for Age? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan; 41(1):62-8. PMID: 26689395.
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      32. Moon BJ, Smith JS, Ames CP, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab F, Matsumoto M, Baik JS, Ha Y. Prevalence and type of cervical deformities among adults with Parkinson's disease: a cross-sectional study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Apr; 24(4):527-34. PMID: 26654338.
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      33. Buckland AJ, Vigdorchik J, Schwab FJ, Errico TJ, Lafage R, Ames C, Bess S, Smith J, Mundis GM, Lafage V. Acetabular Anteversion Changes Due to Spinal Deformity Correction: Bridging the Gap Between Hip and Spine Surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 2; 97(23):1913-20. PMID: 26631991.
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      34. Pekmezci M, Herfat S, Theologis AA, Viscogliosi P, Demirkiran G, McClellan RT, Ames C. Integrity of Damage Control Posterior Spinal Fusion Constructs for Patients With Polytrauma: A Biomechanical Investigation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(23):E1219-25. PMID: 26192728.
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      35. Liu S, Tetreault L, Fehlings MG, Challier V, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Arnold PM, Scheer JK, Chapman JR, Kopjar B, Protopsaltis TS, Lafage V, Schwab F, Massicotte EM, Yoon ST, Ames CP. Novel Method Using Baseline Normalization and Area Under the Curve to Evaluate Differences in Outcome Between Treatment Groups and Application to Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Undergoing Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(24):E1299-304. PMID: 26335673.
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      36. Verma K, Kohan E, Ames CP, Cruz DL, Deviren V, Berven S, Errico TJ. A Comparison of Two Different Dosing Protocols for Tranexamic Acid in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Randomized Trial. Int J Spine Surg. 2015; 9:65. PMID: 26767157.
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      37. Gupta MC, Ferrero E, Mundis G, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Kim HJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Lafage V, Bess S, Hostin R, Burton DC, Ames CP, Kebaish K, Klineberg E. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the Revision Versus Primary Adult Spinal Deformity Patient: Is There a Difference in Correction and Complications? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov; 40(22):E1169-75. PMID: 26730526.
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      38. Liu S, Diebo BG, Henry JK, Smith JS, Hostin R, Cunningham ME, Mundis G, Ames CP, Burton D, Bess S, Akbarnia B, Hart R, Passias PG, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. The benefit of nonoperative treatment for adult spinal deformity: identifying predictors for reaching a minimal clinically important difference. Spine J. 2016 Feb; 16(2):210-8. PMID: 26523966.
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      39. Daniels AH, Smith JS, Hiratzka J, Ames CP, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Klineberg EO, Burton D, Mundis GM, Line B, Hart RA. Functional Limitations Due to Lumbar Stiffness in Adults With and Without Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Oct 15; 40(20):1599-604. PMID: 26731705.
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      40. Ha Y, Oh JK, Smith JS, Ailon T, Fehlings MG, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Impact of Movement Disorders on Management of Spinal Deformity in the Elderly. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77 Suppl 4:S173-85. PMID: 26378355.
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      41. Ailon T, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lenke LG, Brodke D, Harrop JS, Fehlings M, Ames CP. Degenerative Spinal Deformity. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77 Suppl 4:S75-91. PMID: 26378361.
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      42. Scheer JK, Mundis GM, Klineberg E, Hart RA, Deviren V, Nguyen S, Protopsaltis TS, Gupta M, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Smith JS, Ames CP. Postoperative Recovery After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Comparative Analysis of Age in 149 Patients During 2-year Follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Oct 1; 40(19):1505-15. PMID: 26192720.
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      43. Winkler EA, Rowland NC, Yue JK, Birk H, Ozpinar A, Tay B, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, El-Sayed IH. A Tunneled Subcricoid Approach for Anterior Cervical Spine Reoperation: Technical and Safety Results. World Neurosurg. 2016 Feb; 86:328-35. PMID: 26409079.
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      44. Soroceanu A, Diebo BG, Burton D, Smith JS, Deviren V, Shaffrey C, Kim HJ, Mundis G, Ames C, Errico T, Bess S, Hostin R, Hart R, Schwab F, Lafage V. Radiographical and Implant-Related Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Incidence, Patient Risk Factors, and Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 15; 40(18):1414-21. PMID: 26426712.
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      45. Scheer JK, Passias PG, Sorocean AM, Boniello AJ, Mundis GM, Klineberg E, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis TS, Gupta M, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Smith JS, Ames CP. Association between preoperative cervical sagittal deformity and inferior outcomes at 2-year follow-up in patients with adult thoracolumbar deformity: analysis of 182 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan; 24(1):108-15. PMID: 26360147.
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      46. Sciubba DM, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Lafage V, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Mundis GM, Protopsaltis TS, Kim HJ, Hiratzka JR, Koski T, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Hart RA, Ames CP. Which daily functions are most affected by stiffness following total lumbar fusion: comparison of upper thoracic and thoracolumbar proximal endpoints. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 1; 40(17):1338-44. PMID: 25943083.
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      47. Liu S, Lafage R, Smith JS, Protopsaltis TS, Lafage VC, Challier V, Shaffrey CI, Radcliff K, Arnold PM, Chapman JR, Schwab FJ, Massicotte EM, Yoon ST, Fehlings MG, Ames CP. Impact of dynamic alignment, motion, and center of rotation on myelopathy grade and regional disability in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec; 23(6):690-700. PMID: 26315953.
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      48. Ames CP, Smith JS, Eastlack R, Blaskiewicz DJ, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Bess S, Kim HJ, Mundis GM, Klineberg E, Gupta M, O'Brien M, Hostin R, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis TS, Fu KM, Hart R, Albert TJ, Riew KD, Fehlings MG, Deviren V, Lafage V. Reliability assessment of a novel cervical spine deformity classification system. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec; 23(6):673-83. PMID: 26273762.
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      49. Safaee M, Parsa AT, Barbaro NM, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Tihan T, Ames CP. Association of tumor location, extent of resection, and ncurofibromatosis status with clinical outcomes for 221 spinal nerve sheath tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Aug; 39(2):E5. PMID: 26235022.
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      50. Saigal R, Clark AJ, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Bess S, Mummaneni PV, McCarthy IM, Hart RA, Kebaish KM, Klineberg EO, Deviren V, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Recall Fewer Than 50% of the Risks Discussed in the Informed Consent Process Preoperatively and the Recall Rate Worsens Significantly in the Postoperative Period. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 15; 40(14):1079-85. PMID: 25946720.
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      51. Fakurnejad S, Scheer JK, Lafage V, Smith JS, Deviren V, Hostin R, Mundis GM, Burton DC, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Kebaish K, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Schwab F, Ames CP. The likelihood of reaching minimum clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit at 2 years following a 3-column osteotomy: analysis of 140 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep; 23(3):340-8. PMID: 26091440.
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      52. Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab F, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis T, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Hostin R, Fu KM, Mundis GM, Kim HJ, Deviren V, Soroceanu A, Hart RA, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Comparison of best versus worst clinical outcomes for adult spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of a prospectively collected, multicenter database with 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep; 23(3):349-59. PMID: 26047345.
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      53. Scheer JK, Fakurnejad S, Lau D, Daubs MD, Coe JD, Paonessa KJ, LaGrone MO, Amaral RA, Trobisch PD, Lee JH, Fabris-Monterumici D, Anand N, Cree AK, Hart RA, Hey LA, Ames CP. Results of the 2014 SRS Survey on PJK/PJF: A Report on Variation of Select SRS Member Practice Patterns, Treatment Indications, and Opinions on Classification Development. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jun 1; 40(11):829-40. PMID: 25811261.
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      54. Ma EY, Calvo MR, Wang J, Lian B, Mühlbauer M, Brüne C, Cui YT, Lai K, Kundhikanjana W, Yang Y, Baenninger M, König M, Ames C, Buhmann H, Leubner P, Molenkamp LW, Zhang SC, Goldhaber-Gordon D, Kelly MA, Shen ZX. Unexpected edge conduction in mercury telluride quantum wells under broken time-reversal symmetry. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:7252. PMID: 26006728; PMCID: PMC4455136.
      55. Protopsaltis TS, Scheer JK, Terran JS, Smith JS, Hamilton DK, Kim HJ, Mundis GM, Hart RA, McCarthy IM, Klineberg E, Lafage V, Bess S, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. How the neck affects the back: changes in regional cervical sagittal alignment correlate to HRQOL improvement in adult thoracolumbar deformity patients at 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Aug; 23(2):153-8. PMID: 25978077.
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      56. Passias PG, Soroceanu A, Scheer J, Yang S, Boniello A, Smith JS, Protopsaltis T, Kim HJ, Schwab F, Gupta M, Klineberg E, Mundis G, Lafage R, Hart R, Shaffrey C, Lafage V, Ames C. Magnitude of preoperative cervical lordotic compensation and C2-T3 angle are correlated to increased risk of postoperative sagittal spinal pelvic malalignment in adult thoracolumbar deformity patients at 2-year follow-up. Spine J. 2015 Aug 1; 15(8):1756-63. PMID: 25862507.
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      57. Oh T, Scheer JK, Eastlack R, Smith JS, Lafage V, Protopsaltis TS, Klineberg E, Passias PG, Deviren V, Hostin R, Gupta M, Bess S, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Cervical compensatory alignment changes following correction of adult thoracic deformity: a multicenter experience in 57 patients with a 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jun; 22(6):658-65. PMID: 25793468.
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      58. Tang JA, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Deviren V, Bess S, Hart RA, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Ames CP. The impact of standing regional cervical sagittal alignment on outcomes in posterior cervical fusion surgery. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 76 Suppl 1:S14-21; discussion S21. PMID: 25692364.
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      59. Passias PG, Soroceanu A, Smith J, Boniello A, Yang S, Scheer JK, Schwab F, Shaffrey C, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis T, Mundis G, Gupta M, Klineberg E, Lafage V, Ames C. Postoperative cervical deformity in 215 thoracolumbar patients with adult spinal deformity: prevalence, risk factors, and impact on patient-reported outcome and satisfaction at 2-year follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Mar 1; 40(5):283-91. PMID: 25901975.
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      60. Schwab F, Blondel B, Chay E, Demakakos J, Lenke L, Tropiano P, Ames C, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Glassman S, Farcy JP, Lafage V. The comprehensive anatomical spinal osteotomy classification. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 76 Suppl 1:S33-41; discussion S41. PMID: 25692366.
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      61. Scheer JK, Smith JS, Clark AJ, Lafage V, Kim HJ, Rolston JD, Eastlack R, Hart RA, Protopsaltis TS, Kelly MP, Kebaish K, Gupta M, Klineberg E, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Ames CP. Comprehensive study of back and leg pain improvements after adult spinal deformity surgery: analysis of 421 patients with 2-year follow-up and of the impact of the surgery on treatment satisfaction. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 May; 22(5):540-53. PMID: 25700238.
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      62. Sciubba DM, Scheer JK, Yurter A, Smith JS, Lafage V, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Eastlack R, Mundis GM, Protopsaltis TS, Blaskiewicz D, Kim HJ, Koski T, Kebaish K, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Hart RA, Schwab F, Ames CP. Patients with spinal deformity over the age of 75: a retrospective analysis of operative versus non-operative management. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2433-41. PMID: 25657104.
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      63. Scheer JK, Mundis GM, Klineberg E, Hart RA, Deviren V, Burton DC, Protopsaltis TS, Gupta M, Rolston JD, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Smith JS, Ames CP. Recovery following adult spinal deformity surgery: the effect of complications and reoperation in 149 patients with 2-year follow-up. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2612-21. PMID: 25657105.
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      64. Jahangiri A, Chin AT, Wagner JR, Kunwar S, Ames C, Chou D, Barani I, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, Benet A, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Factors predicting recurrence after resection of clival chordoma using variable surgical approaches and radiation modalities. Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb; 76(2):179-85; discussion 185-6. PMID: 25594191.
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      65. Daniels AH, Ames CP, Smith JS, Hart RA. Variability in spine surgery procedures performed during orthopaedic and neurological surgery residency training: an analysis of ACGME case log data. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Dec 3; 96(23):e196. PMID: 25471922.
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      100. Maruo K, Ha Y, Inoue S, Samuel S, Okada E, Hu SS, Deviren V, Burch S, William S, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Berven SH. Predictive factors for proximal junctional kyphosis in long fusions to the sacrum in adult spinal deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 1; 38(23):E1469-76. PMID: 23921319.
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      110. Feldman WB, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Ames CP, Parsa AT. Tumor control after surgery for spinal myxopapillary ependymomas: distinct outcomes in adults versus children: a systematic review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Oct; 19(4):471-6. PMID: 23971762.
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      127. McCarthy I, Hostin R, O'Brien M, Saigal R, Ames CP. Health economic analysis of adult deformity surgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Apr; 24(2):293-304. PMID: 23561565.
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      128. Fu KM, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, Bess S. Coronal realignment and reduction techniques and complication avoidance. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Apr; 24(2):195-202. PMID: 23561558.
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      129. Williams BJ, Smith JS, Saulle D, Ames CP, Lenke LG, Broadstone PA, Vaccaro AR, Polly DW, Shaffrey CI. Complications associated with surgical treatment of traumatic spinal fractures: a review of the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality database. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):818-24. PMID: 23396067.
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      131. Tang JA, Leasure JM, Smith JS, Buckley JM, Kondrashov D, Ames CP. Effect of severity of rod contour on posterior rod failure in the setting of lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO): a biomechanical study. Neurosurgery. 2013 Feb; 72(2):276-82; discussion 283. PMID: 23149956.
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      132. Deviren V, Tang JA, Scheer JK, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Construct Rigidity after Fatigue Loading in Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy with or without Adjacent Interbody Structural Cages. Global Spine J. 2012 Dec; 2(4):213-20. PMID: 24353970; PMCID: PMC3864425.
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      134. Smith JS, Saulle D, Chen CJ, Lenke LG, Polly DW, Kasliwal MK, Broadstone PA, Glassman SD, Vaccaro AR, Ames CP, Shaffrey CI. Rates and causes of mortality associated with spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a review of the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Nov 1; 37(23):1975-82. PMID: 22498991.
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      136. Pekmezci M, McDonald E, Kennedy A, Dedini R, McClellan T, Ames C, Deviren V. Can a novel rectangular footplate provide higher resistance to subsidence than circular footplates? An ex vivo biomechanical study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Sep 1; 37(19):E1177-81. PMID: 22718226.
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      140. Abdul-Jabbar A, Takemoto S, Weber MH, Hu SS, Mummaneni PV, Deviren V, Ames CP, Chou D, Weinstein PR, Burch S, Berven SH. Surgical site infection in spinal surgery: description of surgical and patient-based risk factors for postoperative infection using administrative claims data. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jul 1; 37(15):1340-5. PMID: 22210012.
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      141. Kasliwal MK, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Saulle D, Lenke LG, Polly DW, Ames CP, Perra JH. Short-term complications associated with surgery for high-grade spondylolisthesis in adults and pediatric patients: a report from the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality database. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul; 71(1):109-16. PMID: 22407074.
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      142. Tarapore PE, Mukherjee P, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP. The appearance of dural sealants under MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Sep; 33(8):1530-3. PMID: 22460340.
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      143. Ames CP, Smith JS, Scheer JK, Bess S, Bederman SS, Deviren V, Lafage V, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI. Impact of spinopelvic alignment on decision making in deformity surgery in adults: A review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jun; 16(6):547-64. PMID: 22443546.
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      144. Lafage V, Ames C, Schwab F, Klineberg E, Akbarnia B, Smith J, Boachie-Adjei O, Burton D, Hart R, Hostin R, Shaffrey C, Wood K, Bess S. Changes in thoracic kyphosis negatively impact sagittal alignment after lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy: a comprehensive radiographic analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Feb 1; 37(3):E180-7. PMID: 21673626.
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      145. Tang JA, Scheer JK, Ames CP, Buckley JM. Pure moment testing for spinal biomechanics applications: fixed versus 3D floating ring cable-driven test designs. J Biomech. 2012 Feb 23; 45(4):706-10. PMID: 22277153.
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      146. Klineberg E, Schwab F, Ames C, Hostin R, Bess S, Smith JS, Gupta MC, Boachie O, Hart RA, Akbarnia BA, Burton DC, Lafage V. Acute reciprocal changes distant from the site of spinal osteotomies affect global postoperative alignment. Adv Orthop. 2011; 2011:415946. PMID: 22007318; PMCID: PMC3189460.
      147. Williams BJ, Smith JS, Fu KM, Hamilton DK, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, Knapp DR, McCarthy RE, Shaffrey CI. Does bone morphogenetic protein increase the incidence of perioperative complications in spinal fusion? A comparison of 55,862 cases of spinal fusion with and without bone morphogenetic protein. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 15; 36(20):1685-91. PMID: 21897187.
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      148. Acosta FL, McClendon J, O'Shaughnessy BA, Koller H, Neal CJ, Meier O, Ames CP, Koski TR, Ondra SL. Morbidity and mortality after spinal deformity surgery in patients 75 years and older: complications and predictive factors. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Dec; 15(6):667-74. PMID: 21888481.
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      149. Reames DL, Smith JS, Fu KM, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, Glassman SD, McCarthy RE, Knapp RD, Heary R, Shaffrey CI. Complications in the surgical treatment of 19,360 cases of pediatric scoliosis: a review of the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 15; 36(18):1484-91. PMID: 21037528.
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      150. Lafage V, Smith JS, Bess S, Schwab FJ, Ames CP, Klineberg E, Arlet V, Hostin R, Burton DC, Shaffrey CI. Sagittal spino-pelvic alignment failures following three column thoracic osteotomy for adult spinal deformity. Eur Spine J. 2012 Apr; 21(4):698-704. PMID: 21837411; PMCID: PMC3326123.
      151. Deviren V, Scheer JK, Ames CP. Technique of cervicothoracic junction pedicle subtraction osteotomy for cervical sagittal imbalance: report of 11 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Aug; 15(2):174-81. PMID: 21529128.
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      152. El-Sayed IH, Wu JC, Dhillon N, Ames CP, Mummaneni P. The importance of platybasia and the palatine line in patient selection for endonasal surgery of the craniocervical junction: a radiographic study of 12 patients. World Neurosurg. 2011 Jul-Aug; 76(1-2):183-8; discussion 74-8. PMID: 21839972; PMCID: PMC3156412.
      153. Hamilton DK, Smith JS, Sansur CA, Glassman SD, Ames CP, Berven SH, Polly DW, Perra JH, Knapp DR, Boachie-Adjei O, McCarthy RE, Shaffrey CI. Rates of new neurological deficit associated with spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a report of the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 1; 36(15):1218-28. PMID: 21217448.
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      154. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Deviren V, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of revision strategies for rod fracture in pedicle subtraction osteotomy. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul; 69(1):164-72; discussion 172. PMID: 21336218.
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      155. Acosta FL, Sanai N, Cloyd J, Deviren V, Chou D, Ames CP. Treatment of Enneking stage 3 aggressive vertebral hemangiomas with intralesional spondylectomy: report of 10 cases and review of the literature. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Jun; 24(4):268-75. PMID: 20844447.
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      156. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Buckley JM, Deviren V, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of osteotomy type and rod diameter for treatment of cervicothoracic kyphosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15; 36(8):E519-23. PMID: 21245784.
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      157. Park J, Scheer JK, Lim TJ, Deviren V, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of Goel technique for C1-2 fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 May; 14(5):639-46. PMID: 21332283.
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      158. Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, McCarthy RE, Knapp DR, Shaffrey CI. Correlation of higher preoperative American Society of Anesthesiology grade and increased morbidity and mortality rates in patients undergoing spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr; 14(4):470-4. PMID: 21294615.
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      159. Nguyen TQ, Buckley JM, Ames C, Deviren V. The fatigue life of contoured cobalt chrome posterior spinal fusion rods. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2011 Feb; 225(2):194-8. PMID: 21428153.
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      160. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Deviren V, Acosta F, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of cervicothoracic junction osteotomy in cadaveric model of ankylosing spondylitis: effect of rod material and diameter. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Mar; 14(3):330-5. PMID: 21235305.
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      161. Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, Glassman SD, McCarthy RE, Knapp DR, Shaffrey CI. Morbidity and mortality associated with spinal surgery in children: a review of the Scoliosis Research Society morbidity and mortality database. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan; 7(1):37-41. PMID: 21194285.
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      162. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Polley MY, Ames CP. En bloc resection for primary and metastatic tumors of the spine: a systematic review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug; 67(2):435-44; discussion 444-5. PMID: 20644431.
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      163. Scheer JK, Tang J, Eguizabal J, Farin A, Buckley JM, Deviren V, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Optimal reconstruction technique after C-2 corpectomy and spondylectomy: a biomechanical analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 May; 12(5):517-24. PMID: 20441484.
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      164. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Cloyd C, Ames CP. Effects of age on perioperative complications of extensive multilevel thoracolumbar spinal fusion surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Apr; 12(4):402-8. PMID: 20367376.
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      165. Eguizabal J, Tufaga M, Scheer JK, Ames C, Lotz JC, Buckley JM. Pure moment testing for spinal biomechanics applications: Fixed versus sliding ring cable-driven test designs. J Biomech. 2010 May 7; 43(7):1422-5. PMID: 20181340.
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      166. El-Sayed IH, Wu JC, Ames CP, Balamurali G, Mummaneni PV. Combined transnasal and transoral endoscopic approaches to the craniovertebral junction. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2010 Jan; 1(1):44-8. PMID: 20890414; PMCID: PMC2944854.
      167. Tate MC, Banerjee A, Vandenberg SR, Tihan T, Chi JH, Ames CP, Parsa AT. Post-radiation reactive changes in a single vertebral body mimicking metastatic pineoblastoma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Nov; 4(5):479-83. PMID: 19877784.
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      168. Yang I, Paik E, Huh NG, Parsa AT, Ames CP. Giant thoracic schwannoma presenting with abrupt onset of abdominal pain: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2009; 3:88. PMID: 19946504; PMCID: PMC2783087.
      169. Cloyd JM, Chou D, Deviren V, Ames CP. En bloc resection of primary tumors of the cervical spine: report of two cases and systematic review of the literature. Spine J. 2009 Nov; 9(11):928-35. PMID: 19716772.
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      170. Buckley JM, Parmeshwar R, Deviren V, Ames CP. An improved metric for quantifying the stiffnesses of intact human vertebrae. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2009 Jul; 223(5):537-43. PMID: 19623907.
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      171. Acosta FL, Cloyd JM, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Patient satisfaction and radiographic outcomes after lumbar spinal fusion without iliac crest bone graft or transverse process fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 16(9):1184-7. PMID: 19500992.
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      172. Chou D, Acosta F, Cloyd JM, Ames CP. Parasagittal osteotomy for en bloc resection of multilevel cervical chordomas. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 May; 10(5):397-403. PMID: 19442000.
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      173. Buckley JM, Kuo CC, Cheng LC, Loo K, Motherway J, Slyfield C, Deviren V, Ames C. Relative strength of thoracic vertebrae in axial compression versus flexion. Spine J. 2009 Jun; 9(6):478-85. PMID: 19364678.
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      174. Aryan HE, Newman CB, Lu DC, Hu SS, Tay BK, Bradford DS, Puttlitz CM, Ames CP. Relaxation of forces needed to distract cervical vertebrae after discectomy: a biomechanical study. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2009 Apr; 22(2):100-4. PMID: 19342931.
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      175. Wang VY, Deviren V, Ames CP. Reconstruction of C-1 lateral mass with titanium mesh cage after resection of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the atlas. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Feb; 10(2):117-21. PMID: 19278324.
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      176. Ames CP, Wang VY, Deviren V, Vrionis FD. Posterior transpedicular corpectomy and reconstruction of the axial vertebra for metastatic tumor. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Feb; 10(2):111-6. PMID: 19278323.
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      177. Ciacci J, Ho A, Ames CP, Jandial R. Stem cell horizons in intervertebral disc degeneration. Stem Cells Cloning. 2009; 1:31-9. PMID: 24198503; PMCID: PMC3781689.
      178. Barnes AH, Eguizabal JA, Acosta FL, Lotz JC, Buckley JM, Ames CP. Biomechanical pullout strength and stability of the cervical artificial pedicle screw. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 1; 34(1):E16-20. PMID: 19127143.
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      179. Sahgal A, Ames C, Chou D, Ma L, Huang K, Xu W, Chin C, Weinberg V, Chuang C, Weinstein P, Larson DA. Stereotactic body radiotherapy is effective salvage therapy for patients with prior radiation of spinal metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jul 1; 74(3):723-31. PMID: 19095374.
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      180. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Effect of age on the perioperative and radiographic complications of multilevel cervicothoracic spinal fusions. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Dec 15; 33(26):E977-82. PMID: 19092608.
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      181. Acosta FL, Cloyd JM, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Perioperative complications and clinical outcomes of multilevel circumferential lumbar spinal fusion in the elderly. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 16(1):69-73. PMID: 19019682.
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      182. Smith JS, Abel MF, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Decision making in pediatric spinal deformity. Neurosurgery. 2008 Sep; 63(3 Suppl):54-68. PMID: 18812934.
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      183. Smith JS, Wang VY, Ames CP. Vertebral column resection for rigid spinal deformity. Neurosurgery. 2008 Sep; 63(3 Suppl):177-82. PMID: 18812922.
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      184. Aryan HE, Newman CB, Gold JJ, Acosta FL, Coover C, Ames CP. Percutaneous axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF) of the L5-S1 segment: initial clinical and radiographic experience. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2008 Aug; 51(4):225-30. PMID: 18683115.
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      185. Wang VY, Aryan H, Ames CP. A novel anterior technique for simultaneous single-stage anterior and posterior cervical release for fixed kyphosis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Jun; 8(6):594-9. PMID: 18518684.
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      186. Chou D, Lu DC, Weinstein P, Ames CP. Adjacent-level vertebral body fractures after expandable cage reconstruction. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Jun; 8(6):584-8. PMID: 18518682.
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      187. Acosta FL, Christensen FB, Coe JD, Jahng TA, Kitchel SH, Meisel HJ, Schnöring M, Wingo CH, Ames CP. Early Clinical & Radiographic Results of NFix II Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System. SAS J. 2008; 2(2):69-75. PMID: 25802605; PMCID: PMC4365829.
      188. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Complications and outcomes of lumbar spine surgery in elderly people: a review of the literature. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jul; 56(7):1318-27. PMID: 18503519.
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      189. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Chou D, Ames CP. Long-term biomechanical stability and clinical improvement after extended multilevel corpectomy and circumferential reconstruction of the cervical spine using titanium mesh cages. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 May; 21(3):165-74. PMID: 18458585.
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      190. Acosta FL, Buckley JM, Xu Z, Lotz JC, Ames CP. Biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques for unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Apr; 8(4):341-6. PMID: 18377319.
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      191. Aryan HE, Newman CB, Nottmeier EW, Acosta FL, Wang VY, Ames CP. Stabilization of the atlantoaxial complex via C-1 lateral mass and C-2 pedicle screw fixation in a multicenter clinical experience in 102 patients: modification of the Harms and Goel techniques. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Mar; 8(3):222-9. PMID: 18312073.
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      192. Jandial R, Singec I, Ames CP, Snyder EY. Genetic modification of neural stem cells. Mol Ther. 2008 Mar; 16(3):450-7. PMID: 18253153.
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      193. Aryan HE, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Two-level total en bloc lumbar spondylectomy with dural resection for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jan; 15(1):70-2. PMID: 18068050.
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      194. Acosta FL, Sanai N, Chi JH, Dowd CF, Chin C, Tihan T, Chou D, Weinstein PR, Ames CP. Comprehensive management of symptomatic and aggressive vertebral hemangiomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2008 Jan; 19(1):17-29. PMID: 18156044.
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      195. Sahgal A, Chou D, Ames C, Ma L, Lamborn K, Huang K, Chuang C, Aiken A, Petti P, Weinstein P, Larson D. Image-guided robotic stereotactic body radiotherapy for benign spinal tumors: theUniversity of California San Francisco preliminary experience. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2007 Dec; 6(6):595-604. PMID: 17994789.
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      196. Chi JH, Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Chou D, Ames CP. Partial spondylectomy: modification for lateralized malignant spinal column tumors of the cervical or lumbosacral spine. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jan; 15(1):43-8. PMID: 18037295.
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      197. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Stand-alone anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion with plate: initial experience. Surg Neurol. 2007 Jul; 68(1):7-13; discussion 13. PMID: 17586210.
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      198. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL, Hartl R, McCormick PW, Ames CP. Bioabsorbable anterior cervical plating: initial multicenter clinical and radiographic experience. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 May 1; 32(10):1084-8. PMID: 17471089.
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      199. Acosta FL, Ames CP, Chou D. Operative management of adult high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr; 18(2):249-54. PMID: 17556125.
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      200. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Chi J, Parsa AT, Ames CP. Modified paramedian transpedicular approach and spinal reconstruction for intradural tumors of the cervical and cervicothoracic spine: clinical experience. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Mar 15; 32(6):E203-10. PMID: 17413461.
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      201. Aryan HE, Sanchez-Mejia RO, Ben-Haim S, Ames CP. Successful treatment of cervical myelopathy with minimal morbidity by circumferential decompression and fusion. Eur Spine J. 2007 Sep; 16(9):1401-9. PMID: 17216528; PMCID: PMC2200762.
      202. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Corpectomy followed by the placement of instrumentation with titanium cages and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for vertebral osteomyelitis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Jan; 6(1):23-30. PMID: 17233287.
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      203. Espinoza-Larios A, Ames CP, Chamberlain RH, Sonntag VK, Dickman CA, Crawford NR. Biomechanical comparison of two-level cervical locking posterior screw/rod and hook/rod techniques. Spine J. 2007 Mar-Apr; 7(2):194-204. PMID: 17321969.
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      204. Acosta FL, Galvez LF, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Recent advances: infections of the spine. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2006 Sep; 8(5):390-3. PMID: 16934198.
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      205. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Successful outcome of six-level cervicothoracic corpectomy and circumferential reconstruction: case report and review of literature on multilevel cervicothoracic corpectomy. Eur Spine J. 2006 Oct; 15 Suppl 5:670-4. PMID: 16924551; PMCID: PMC1602202.
      206. Leung JM, Sands LP, Rico M, Petersen KL, Rowbotham MC, Dahl JB, Ames C, Chou D, Weinstein P. Pilot clinical trial of gabapentin to decrease postoperative delirium in older patients. Neurology. 2006 Oct 10; 67(7):1251-3. PMID: 16914695.
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      207. Aryan HE, Box KW, Ibrahim D, Desiraju U, Ames CP. Safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine in neurosurgical patients. Brain Inj. 2006 Jul; 20(8):791-8. PMID: 17060146.
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      208. Auguste KI, Chin C, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Expandable cylindrical cages in the cervical spine: a review of 22 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Apr; 4(4):285-91. PMID: 16619674.
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      209. Aryan HE, Ames CP, Szandera B, Nguyen AD, Acosta FL, Taylor WR. Coblation of spinal endplates in preparation for interbody spinal fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2006 Apr; 13(3):349-52. PMID: 16540328.
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      210. Acosta FL, Dowd CF, Chin C, Tihan T, Ames CP, Weinstein PR. Current treatment strategies and outcomes in the management of symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas. Neurosurgery. 2006 Feb; 58(2):287-95; discussion 287-95. PMID: 16462482.
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      211. Tihan T, Chi JH, McCormick PC, Ames CP, Parsa AT. Pathologic and epidemiologic findings of intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Jan; 17(1):7-11. PMID: 16448902.
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      212. Lee J, Parsa AT, Ames CP, McCormick PC. Clinical management of intramedullary spinal ependymomas in adults. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Jan; 17(1):21-7. PMID: 16448904.
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      213. Ames CP, Acosta FL, Chamberlain RH, Larios AE, Crawford NR. Biomechanical analysis of a newly designed bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate. Invited submission from the joint section meeting on disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves, March 2005. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Dec; 3(6):465-70. PMID: 16381209.
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      214. Ames CP, Smith JS, Preul MC, Crawford NR, Kim GE, Nottmeier E, Chamberlain R, Speiser B, Sonntag VK, Dickman CA. Effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an experimental model of spinal fusion in a radiated area. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Dec 1; 30(23):2585-92. PMID: 16319743.
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      215. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Emerging directions in motion preservation spinal surgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):665-9, vii. PMID: 16326290.
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      216. Aryan HE, Acosta FL, Ames CP. The ProDisc artificial disc: insertion technique. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):651-6, vii. PMID: 16326288.
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      217. Aryan HE, Acosta FL, Ames CP. The Charité Artificial Disc: insertion technique. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):637-50, vii. PMID: 16326287.
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      218. Acosta FL, Ames CP. Artificial pedicle screw reconstruction of the cervical spine after lateral paramedian transpedicular approach for lesions of the ventral cervical spinal canal. Neurosurgery. 2005 Oct; 57(4 Suppl):281-5; discussion 281-5. PMID: 16234675.
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      219. Ames CP, Acosta FL, Chi J, Iyengar J, Muiru W, Acaroglu E, Puttlitz CM. Biomechanical comparison of posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed at 1 and 2 levels. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Oct 1; 30(19):E562-6. PMID: 16205329.
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      220. Acosta FL, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gadkary CA, Schmidt MH, Chin CT, Ames CP, Rosenberg WS, Weinstein P. Frameless stereotactic image-guided C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation for atlantoaxial instability: review of 20 patients. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005 Oct; 18(5):385-91. PMID: 16189447.
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      221. Acosta FL, Ames CP. Cervical disc arthroplasty: general introduction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):603-7, vi. PMID: 16326283.
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      222. Chi JH, Ames CP, Tay B. General considerations for cervical arthroplasty with technique for ProDisc-C. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):609-19, vi. PMID: 16326284.
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      223. Acosta FL, Lotz J, Ames CP. The potential role of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for intervertebral disc degeneration: a critical overview. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Sep 15; 19(3):E4. PMID: 16190603.
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      224. Ames CP, Bozkus MH, Chamberlain RH, Acosta FL, Papadopoulos SM, Sonntag VK, Crawford NR. Biomechanics of stabilization after cervicothoracic compression-flexion injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Jul 1; 30(13):1505-12. PMID: 15990664.
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      225. Noss RS, Ames C. Changing stimulation parameters for motor evoked potentials: a case study. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2005 Jun; 22(3):180-2. PMID: 15933490.
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      226. Ames CP, Crawford NR, Chamberlain RH, Deshmukh V, Sadikovic B, Sonntag VK. Biomechanical analysis of a resorbable anterior cervical graft containment plate. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 May 1; 30(9):1031-8. PMID: 15864155.
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      227. Acosta FL, Thompson TL, Campbell S, Weinstein PR, Ames CP. Use of intraoperative isocentric C-arm 3D fluoroscopy for sextant percutaneous pedicle screw placement: case report and review of the literature. Spine J. 2005 May-Jun; 5(3):339-43. PMID: 15863091.
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      228. Helton R, Cui J, Scheel JR, Ellison JA, Ames C, Gibson C, Blouw B, Ouyang L, Dragatsis I, Zeitlin S, Johnson RS, Lipton SA, Barlow C. Brain-specific knock-out of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha reduces rather than increases hypoxic-ischemic damage. J Neurosci. 2005 Apr 20; 25(16):4099-107. PMID: 15843612.
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      229. Bozkus H, Ames CP, Chamberlain RH, Nottmeier EW, Sonntag VK, Papadopoulos SM, Crawford NR. Biomechanical analysis of rigid stabilization techniques for three-column injury in the lower cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Apr 15; 30(8):915-22. PMID: 15834336.
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      230. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Taylor WR, Ames CP. Kyphoplasty-augmented short-segment pedicle screw fixation of traumatic lumbar burst fractures: initial clinical experience and literature review. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Mar 15; 18(3):e9. PMID: 15771399.
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      231. Ames CP, Crawford NR, Chamberlain RH, Deshmukh V, Sadikovic B, Sonntag VK. Biomechanical evaluation of a bioresorbable odontoid screw. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Feb; 2(2):182-7. PMID: 15739531.
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      232. Ames CP, Acosta F, Nottmeier E. Novel treatment of basilar invagination resulting from an untreated C-1 fracture associated with transverse ligament avulsion. Case report and description of surgical technique. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Jan; 2(1):83-7. PMID: 15658133.
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      233. Parsa AT, Chi JH, Acosta FL, Ames CP, McCormick PC. Intramedullary spinal cord tumors: molecular insights and surgical innovation. Clin Neurosurg. 2005; 52:76-84. PMID: 16626057.
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      234. Acosta FL, Chin CT, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Ames CP, Weinstein PR, Chou D. Diagnosis and management of adult pyogenic osteomyelitis of the cervical spine. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Dec 15; 17(6):E2. PMID: 15636572.
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      235. Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Lyon R, Ames CP, Parsa AT. Neuromonitoring during surgery for metastatic tumors to the spine: intraoperative interpretation and management strategies. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2004 Oct; 15(4):537-47. PMID: 15450888.
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      236. Parsa AT, Lee J, Parney IF, Weinstein P, McCormick PC, Ames C. Spinal cord and intradural-extraparenchymal spinal tumors: current best care practices and strategies. J Neurooncol. 2004 Aug-Sep; 69(1-3):291-318. PMID: 15527097.
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      237. Cornwall GB, Ames CP, Crawford NR, Chamberlain RH, Rubino AM, Seim HB, Turner AS. In vivo evaluation of bioresorbable polylactide implants for cervical graft containment in an ovine spinal fusion model. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Mar 15; 16(3):E5. PMID: 15198493.
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      238. Ames CP, Cornwall GB, Crawford NR, Nottmeier E, Chamberlain RH, Sonntag VK. Feasibility of a resorbable anterior cervical graft containment plate. J Neurosurg. 2002 Nov; 97(4 Suppl):440-6. PMID: 12449198.
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