UB Neurosurgery Academic Publications

Continuous Intraventricular Vancomycin for Treatment of Ventriculitis Using IRRAflow®: A Case Report.

Hess RM, Khan A, Edwards M, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI: Continuous Intraventricular Vancomycin for Treatment of Ventriculitis Using IRRAflow®: A Case Report. Surg Neurol Int 12:583, 2021 (epub November 30, 2021  DOI 10.25259/SNI_1036_202). Free article: https://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint-articles/continuous-intraventricular-vancomycin-for-treatment-of-ventriculitis-using-irraflow-a-case-report/

Aneurysm Risk Metrics and Hemodynamics are Associated with Greater Vessel Wall Enhancement in Intracranial Aneurysms

Veeturi SS, Rajabzadeh-Oghaz H, Pintér NK, Waqas M, Hasan DM, Snyder KV, Siddiqui AH, Tutino VM: Aneurysm Risk Metrics and Hemodynamics are Associated with Greater Vessel Wall Enhancement in Intracranial Aneurysms. R Soc Open Sci8(11):211119, November 2021 (eCollection November 10, 2021  DOI 10.1098/rsos.211119).  PMID 34804573  PMCID PMC8580418  Free article https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsos.211119

Ninety-Day Complication, Revision, and Readmission Rates for Current-Generation Robotic-Assisted Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery: Results of a Multicenter Case Series.

Liounakos JI , Khan A, Eliahu K, Mao JZ, Good CR, Pollina J, Haines CM, Gum JL, Schuler TC, Jazini E, Chua RV, Shafa E, Buchholz AL, Pham MH, Poelstra KA, Yang MY: Ninety-Day Complication, Revision, and Readmission Rates for Current-Generation Robotic-Assisted Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery: Results of a Multicenter Case Series. J Neurosurg Spine (epub November 26, 2021  DOI 10.3171/2021.8.SPINE21330).  PMID 34826805

Interdisciplinary Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke – Current Evidence on Training Requirements for Endovascular Stroke Treatment. Position Paper from the ESC Council on Stroke and the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions with the Support of the European Board of Neurointervention: A Step Forward.

Musialek P, Nizankowski R, Hopkins LN, Micari A, Alvarez CA, Nikas DN, Ruzsa Z, Kühn AL, Petrov I, Politi M, PillaiS, Papanagiotou P, Mathias K, Sievert H, Grunwald IQ: Interdisciplinary Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke – Current Evidence on Training Requirements for Endovascular Stroke Treatment. Position Paper from the ESC Council on Stroke and the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions with the Support of the European Board of Neurointervention: A Step Forward. Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej 17(3):245-250, September 2021 (epub October 20, 2021  DOI 10.5114/aic.2021.109832). PMID 34819960  PMCID PMC859728  Free article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8596728/pdf/PWKI-17-45398.pdf

Thrombectomy for Anterior Circulation Stroke Beyond 6 h from Time Last Known Well (AURORA): A Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis.

Jovin TG, Nogueira RG, Lansberg MG, Demchuk AM, Martins SO, Mocco J, Ribo M, Jadhav AP, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Hill MD, Lima FO, Haussen DC, Brown S, Goyal M, Siddiqui AH, Heil JJ, Menon BK, Kemp S, Budzik R, Urra X, Marks MP, Costalat V, Liebeskind DS, Albers GW: Thrombectomy for Anterior Circulation Stroke Beyond 6 h from Time Last Known Well (AURORA): A Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Lancet (epub November 11, 2021  DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01341-6). PMID 34774198

Predictors of Unfavorable Outcomes Despite Substantial Reperfusion: Insights from Analysis of Revascularization in Ischemic Stroke with EmboTrap II Study.

Siddiqui AH, Waqas M, Andersson T, Saver JL, Mattle HP, Bozorgchami H, Ribó M, Zaidat OO: Predictors of Unfavorable Outcomes Despite Substantial Reperfusion: Insights from Analysis of Revascularization in Ischemic Stroke with EmboTrap II Study. Interv Neuroradiol (epub October 30, 2021  DOI 10.1177/15910199211051553). PMID 34719305

Mechanical Thrombectomy versus Intravenous Alteplase Alone in Acute Isolated Posterior Cerebral Artery Occlusion: A Systematic Review

Monteiro A, Khan S, Waqas M, Dossani RH, Ruggiero N, Siddiqi NM, Baig AA, Rai HH, Cappuzzo JM, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH: Mechanical Thrombectomy versus Intravenous Alteplase Alone in Acute Isolated Posterior Cerebral Artery Occlusion: A Systematic Review. J Neurointerv Surg (epub November 2, 2021 DOI 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-018017). PMID 34728545

The Accuracy of Robot-Assisted S2 Alar-Iliac Screw Placement at Two Different Healthcare Centers

Lee NJ, Khan A, Lombardi JM, Boddapati V, Park PJ, Mathew J, Leung E, Mullin JP, Pollina J, Lehman RA: The Accuracy of Robot-Assisted S2 Alar-Iliac Screw Placement at Two Different Healthcare Centers. J Spine Surg 7(3)326-332, September 2021 (DOI 10.21037/jss-21-14).  PMID 34734137  PMCID PMC8511558  Free article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8511558/pdf/jss-07-03-326.pdf

Cerebral Aneurysm Flow Diverter Modeled as a Thin Inhomogeneous Porous Medium in Hemodynamic Simulations

Abdehkakha A, Hammond AL, Patel TR, Siddiqui AH, Dargush GF, Meng H: Cerebral Aneurysm Flow Diverter Modeled as a Thin Inhomogeneous Porous Medium in Hemodynamic Simulations. Comput Biol Med 139:104988, December 2021 (epub October 28, 21021 DOI 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104988). PMID 34717230  Accepted manuscript: https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2106/2106.05994.pdf

Isolation of RNA from Acute Ischemic Stroke Clots Retrieved by Mechanical Thrombectomy

Tutino VM, Fricano S, Frauens K, Patel TR, Monteiro A, Rai HH, Waqas M, Chaves L, Poppenberg KE, Siddiqui AH: Isolation of RNA from Acute Ischemic Stroke Clots Retrieved by Mechanical ThrombectomyGenes (Basel)12(10):1617, October 2021. (Epub October 14, 2021  DOI 10.3390/genes12101617).  PMCID PMC8536169  Free article https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/12/10/1617/htm

Embotrap Extraction & Clot Evaluation & Lesion Evaluation for NeuroThrombectomy (EXCELLENT) Registry Design and Methods

Siddiqui AH, Waqas M, Brinjikji W, De Meyer S, Doyle K, Fiehler J, Hacke W, Hanel RA, Jovin TG, Liebeskind DS, Yoo AJ, Zaidat OO, Andersson T, Nogueira RG: Embotrap Extraction & Clot Evaluation & Lesion Evaluation for NeuroThrombectomy (EXCELLENT) Registry Design and Methods. J Neurointerv Surg (epub October 13, 2021  DOI 10.1136/ neurintsurg-2021-017671).  PMID 34645704  Free article + supplement  https://jnis.bmj.com/content/neurintsurg/early/2021/10/13/neurintsurg-2021-017671.full.pdf?with-ds=yes

Endogenous Animal Models of Intracranial Aneurysm Development: A Review.

Tutino VM, Rajabzadeh-Oghaz H, Veeturi SS, Poppenberg KE, Waqas M, Mandelbaum M, Liaw N, Siddiqui AH, Meng H, Kolega J: Endogenous Animal Models of Intracranial Aneurysm Development: A Review. Neurosurg Rev 44(5):2545-2570, October 2021 (epub January 26, 2021 DOI 10.1007/s10143-021-01481-w). PMID 33501561

Repeat Flow Diversion for Cerebral Aneurysms Failing Prior Flow Diversion: Safety and Feasibility From Multicenter Experience.

Salem MM, Sweid A, Kühn AL, Dmytriw AA, Gomez-Paz S, Maragkos GA, Waqas M, Parra-Fariñas C, Salehani A, Adeeb N, Brouwer P, Pickett G, Ku J, Yang VXD, Weill A, Radovanovic I, Cognard C, Spears J, Cuellar-Saenz HH, Renieri L, Kan P, Limbucci N, Mendes Pereira V, Harrigan MR, Puri AS, Levy EI, Moore JM, Ogilvy CS, Marotta TR, Jabbour P, Thomas AJ: Repeat Flow Diversion for Cerebral Aneurysms Failing Prior Flow Diversion: Safety and Feasibility From Multicenter Experience. Stroke (epub October 12, 2021  DOI 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033555). PMID 34634924

Intravenous Alteplase Has Different Effects on the Efficacy of Aspiration and Stent Retriever Thrombectomy: Analysis of the COMPASS Trial.

Mokin M, Waqas M, Fifi JT, De Leacy R, Fiorella D, Levy EI, Snyder K, Hanel RA, Woodward K, Chaudry I, Rai AT, Frei D, Delgado Almandoz JE, Kelly M, Arthur AS, Baxter BW, English J, Linfante I, Fargen KM, Turk A, Mocco J, Siddiqui AH: Intravenous Alteplase Has Different Effects on the Efficacy of Aspiration and Stent Retriever Thrombectomy: Analysis of the COMPASS Trial. J Neurointerv Surg (epub October 14, 2021  DOI 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017943).

Transition to Transradial Access for Mechanical Thrombectomy – Lessons Learned and Comparison to Transfemoral Access in a Single-Center Case Series

Munich SA, Vakharia K, McPheeters MJ, Waqas M, Tso MK, Levy EI, Snyder KV, Siddiqui AH, Davies JM: Transition to Transradial Access for Mechanical Thrombectomy – Lessons Learned and Comparison to Transfemoral Access in a Single-Center Case Series. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 19(6)701-707, November 2020 (epub Aug 21, 2020  DOI 10.1093/ons/opaa230). PMID 32823287

Letter to the Editor. Meta-analysis of Fluoroscopic and Navigation-Based Cervical Pedicle Screw Placement.

Soliman MAR, Khan A, Pollina J, Mullin JP: Letter to the Editor. Meta-analysis of Fluoroscopic and Navigation-Based Cervical Pedicle Screw PlacementJ Neurosurg Spine (epub October 8, 2021  DOI /10.3171/2021.6.SPINE21859)

Use of Quantitative Angiographic Methods with a Data-Driven Model to Evaluate Reperfusion Status (mTICI) During Mechanical Thrombectomy

Shiraz Bhurwani MM, Snyder KV, Waqas M, Mokin M, Rava RA, Podgorsak AR, Chin F, Davies JM, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH, Ionita CN: Use of Quantitative Angiographic Methods with a Data-Driven Model to Evaluate Reperfusion Status (mTICI) During Mechanical Thrombectomy. Neuroradiology 63(9):1429-1439, September 2021 (epub January 7, 2021  DOI 10.1007/s00234-020-02598-3).  PMID 33415348  PMCID: PMC8409249

Social Media Use among Neurosurgery Trainees: A Survey of North American Training Programs.

Waqas M, Gong AD, Dossani RM, Cappuzzo JM, Rho K, Lim J, Housley SB, Shakir HJ, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI: Social Media Use among Neurosurgery Trainees: A Survey of North American Training Programs. World Neurosurg 154:e605-e615, October 2021 (epub July 27, 2021  DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2021.07.098). PMID 34325027

Use of Patient Specific 3D Printed Neurovascular Phantoms to Simulate Mechanical Thrombectomy

Sommer KN, Shiraz Bhurwani MM, Tutino V, Siddiqui A, Davies J, Snyder K, Levy E, Mokin M, Ionita CN: Use of Patient Specific 3D Printed Neurovascular Phantoms to Simulate Mechanical Thrombectomy. 3D Print Med 7(1):32 (epub September 27, 2021  DOI 10.1186/s41205-021-00122-8).  PMID 34568987  PMCID PMC8474770  Free article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8474770/pdf/41205_2021_Article_122.pdf

Revascularization Outcome Prediction for A Direct Aspiration-First Pass Technique (ADAPT) from Pre-Treatment Imaging and Machine Learning

Patel TR, Waqas M, Sarayi SMMJ, Ren Z, Borlongan CV, Dossani R, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH, Snyder KV, Davies JM, Mokin M, Tutino VM: Revascularization Outcome Prediction for A Direct Aspiration-First Pass Technique (ADAPT) from Pre-Treatment Imaging and Machine Learning. Brain Sci 11:1321, 2021 (epub October 5, 2021  DOI 10.3390/brainsci11101321).  Free article:https://link.zixcentral.com/u/859ef3b8/PB7WvuMl7BGxz5_mYFsSiw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mdpi.com%2F2076-3425%2F11%2F10%2F1321%2Fpdf

Infantile Hemangiomas of the Central Nervous System

Winograd E, Reynolds R, Li V, Hopkins LN: Infantile Hemangiomas of the Central Nervous System. In Agrawal A, Britz G (eds): Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery. Technical Nuances in Contemporary Pediatric Neurosurgery (Part 2). Springer International Publishing, Cham Switzerland, p 179-188, September 2021. ISBN 978-3-030-74749-7 (ebook)

Engaging Medical Students in Neurointervention: Rationale and Recruitment.

Shlobin NA, Levy EI: Engaging Medical Students in Neurointervention: Rationale and Recruitment. World Neurosurg 154:80-82, October 2021 (epub July 28, 2021  DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2021.07.109). PMID 34332150 Editor’s Choice article: https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S1878875021011189?token=FF8FD6E9999A16CF194C0E49F1DD41C6F0A74A43310AE1DF27836D31F9011DD3CE7D14931202A8D36B2E93AE90CA48E4&originRegion=us-east-1&originCreation=20211001173752

Automated Collateral Flow Assessment in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients using Computed Tomography with Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

Rava RA, Seymour SE, Snyder KV, Waqas M, Davies JM, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH, Ionita CN: Automated Collateral Flow Assessment in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients using Computed Tomography with Artificial Intelligence Algorithms. World Neurosurg S1878-8750(21)01324-3 (epub September 7, 2021  DOI 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.08.136).  PMID 34506979

Factors Affecting Postoperative Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Kuo CC, Hess RM, Khan A, Pollina J, Mullin JP: Factors Affecting Postoperative Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF). World NeurosurgS1878-8750(21)01270-5 (epub August 28, 2021  DOI 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.08.093). PMID 34464773

Comparison of Prone Transpsoas and Standard Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease: A Retrospective Radiographic Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.

Soliman MAR, Khan A, Pollina J: Comparison of Prone Transpsoas and Standard Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease: A Retrospective Radiographic Propensity Score-Matched Analysis. World Neurosurg S1878-8750(21)01274-2 (epub August 28, 2021  DOI 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.08.097). PMID 34464774

Factors Associated with Decreased Accuracy of Modified Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarct Scoring Among Neurointerventionalists During Thrombectomy

Pressman E, Waqas M, Sands V, Siddiqui A, Snyder K, Davies J, Levy E, Ionita C, Guerrero W. Ren Z, Mokin M: Factors Associated with Decreased Accuracy of Modified Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarct Scoring Among Neurointerventionalists During Thrombectomy. Stroke (Epub September 9, 2021  DOI STROKEAHA.120.033372). PMID 34496615

A Direct Characterization of Model Distensibility using Intravascular Ultrasound

Sparks AJ, Smith CM, Allman AB, Senko JL, Meess KM, Ducharme RW, Springer ME, Waqas W, Siddiqui AH: Compliant Vascular Models 3D Printed with the Stratasys J750: A Direct Characterization of Model Distensibility using Intravascular Ultrasound. 3D Print Med 7(1):28, September 3, 2021 (DOI 10.1186/s41205-021-00114-8). PMID: 34477997  Free article https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186/s41205-021-00114-8.pdf

Use of a Sheathless 8-French Balloon Guide Catheter (Walrus) Through the Radial Artery for Mechanical Thrombectomy: Technique and Case Series.

Dossani RH, Waqas M, Monteiro A, Cappuzzo JM, Almayman F, Snyder KV, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH, Davies JM: Use of a Sheathless 8-French Balloon Guide Catheter (Walrus) Through the Radial Artery for Mechanical Thrombectomy: Technique and Case Series. J Neurointerv Surg (epub August 24, 2021  DOI 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017868).  PMID 34429347

Use of Walrus Balloon-guide Catheter through Sheathless Radial Approach for Mechanical Thrombectomy of Right Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion. [Video Case]

Dossani RH, Waqas M, Rai HH, Monteiro A, Almayman F, Cappuzzo JM, Davies JM: Use of Walrus Balloon-guide Catheter through Sheathless Radial Approach for Mechanical Thrombectomy of Right Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion. [Video Case]J Neurointerv Surg (Epub August 24, 2021  DOI 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017985).  PMID 34429348

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