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Richard Fessler

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InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
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    1. Bresnahan LE, Smith JS, Ogden AT, Quinn S, Cybulski GR, Simonian N, Natarajan RN, Fessler RD, Fessler RG. Assessment of Paraspinal Muscle Cross-sectional Area After Lumbar Decompression: Minimally Invasive Versus Open Approaches. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Apr; 30(3):E162-E168. PMID: 28323694.
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    2. Uribe JS, Beckman J, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo D, Nunley P, Wang MY, Mundis GM, Park P, Eastlack R, Anand N, Kanter A, Lamarca F, Fessler R, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Chou D, Deviren V. Does MIS Surgery Allow for Shorter Constructs in the Surgical Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity? Neurosurgery. 2017 03 01; 80(3):489-497. PMID: 28362966.
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    3. Theologis AA, Mundis GM, Nguyen S, Okonkwo DO, Mummaneni PV, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Fessler R, Bess S, Schwab F, Diebo BG, Burton D, Hart R, Deviren V, Ames C. Utility of multilevel lateral interbody fusion of the thoracolumbar coronal curve apex in adult deformity surgery in combination with open posterior instrumentation and L5-S1 interbody fusion: a case-matched evaluation of 32 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb; 26(2):208-219. PMID: 27767682.
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    4. Haque RM, Uddin OM, Ahmed Y, El Ahmadieh TY, Hashmi SZ, Shah A, Fessler RG. "Push-Through" Rod Passage Technique for the Improvement of Lumbar Lordosis and Sagittal Balance in Minimally Invasive Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Surgery. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Oct; 29(8):323-30. PMID: 25140537.
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    5. Humaira R, To CY, Moudgil S, Fessler R. Acquired Spinal Arteriovenous Fistula Presenting as Brown-Séquard Syndrome and Endovascular Treatment Outcome. World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec; 96:613.e1-613.e4. PMID: 27593715.
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    6. Nunley PD, Fessler RG, Park P, Zavatsky JM, Mundis GM, Uribe JS, Eastlack R, Nguyen S, Chou D, Wang MY, Anand N, Kanter AS, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV. 371 How Do Case Type, Length of Stay, and Comorbidities Affect Medicare Diagnosis-Related Group Reimbursement for Minimally Invasive Surgery for Deformity? Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:210. PMID: 27399568.
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    7. Adogwa O, Sure DR, LaBagnara M, Shaffrey CI, Fessler RG. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Sagittal Correction. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:31-6. PMID: 27399361.
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    8. Khanna R, McDevitt JL, Abecassis ZA, Smith ZA, Koski TR, Fessler RG, Dahdaleh NS. An Outcome and Cost Analysis Comparing Single-Level Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Intraoperative Fluoroscopy versus Computed Tomography-Guided Navigation. World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct; 94:255-260. PMID: 27423195.
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    9. Khanna R, Harris DA, McDevitt JL, Fessler RG, Carabini LM, Lam SK, Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA. Impact of Anemia and Transfusion on Readmission and Length of Stay After Spinal Surgery: A Single-center Study of 1187 Operations. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul 14. PMID: 26584200.
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    10. Bresnahan LE, Smith JS, Ogden AT, Quinn S, Cybulski GR, Simonian N, Natarajan RN, Fessler RD, Fessler RG. Assessment of Paraspinal Muscle Cross-Sectional Area Following Lumbar Decompression: Minimally Invasive versus Open Approaches. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jun 04. PMID: 24126935.
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    11. Witiw CD, Mansouri A, Mathieu F, Nassiri F, Badhiwala JH, Fessler RG. Exploring the expectation-actuality discrepancy: a systematic review of the impact of preoperative expectations on satisfaction and patient reported outcomes in spinal surgery. Neurosurg Rev. 2016 Apr 07. PMID: 27053222.
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    12. Than KD, Park P, Fu KM, Nguyen S, Wang MY, Chou D, Nunley PD, Anand N, Fessler RG, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Akbarnia BA, Deviren V, Uribe JS, La Marca F, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Mundis GM, Mummaneni PV. Clinical and radiographic parameters associated with best versus worst clinical outcomes in minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jul; 25(1):21-5. PMID: 26943254.
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    13. Hamilton DK, Kanter AS, Bolinger BD, Mundis GM, Nguyen S, Mummaneni PV, Anand N, Fessler RG, Passias PG, Park P, La Marca F, Uribe JS, Wang MY, Akbarnia BA, Shaffrey CI, Okonkwo DO. Reoperation rates in minimally invasive, hybrid and open surgical treatment for adult spinal deformity with minimum 2-year follow-up. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2605-11. PMID: 26909764.
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    14. Mummaneni PV, Park P, Fu KM, Wang MY, Nguyen S, Lafage V, Uribe JS, Ziewacz J, Terran J, Okonkwo DO, Anand N, Fessler R, Kanter AS, LaMarca F, Deviren V, Bess RS, Schwab FJ, Smith JS, Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM, Shaffrey CI. Does Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Posterior Instrumentation Reduce Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery? A Propensity-Matched Cohort Analysis. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jan; 78(1):101-8. PMID: 26348014.
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    15. Park P, Wang MY, Nguyen S, Mundis GM, La Marca F, Uribe JS, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Fessler R, Eastlack RK, Chou D, Deviren V, Nunley PD, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV. Comparison of Complications and Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Between Nonobese and Obese Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity Undergoing Minimally Invasive Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 87:55-60. PMID: 26724613.
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    16. Leckie S, Yoon ST, Isaacs R, Radcliff K, Fessler R, Haid R, Traynelis V. Perioperative Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery: Analysis of a Prospectively Gathered Database through the Association for Collaborative Spinal Research. Global Spine J. 2016 Nov; 6(7):640-649. PMID: 27781183.
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    17. Bakhsheshian J, Khanna R, Choy W, Lawton CD, Nixon AT, Wong AP, Koski TR, Liu JC, Song JK, Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Incidence of graft extrusion following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Feb; 24:88-93. PMID: 26578209.
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    18. Khanna R, McDevitt JL, McClendon J, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS, Fessler RG. Utility of Readmission Rates as a Quality of Care Measure and Predictors of Readmission Within 30 Days After Spinal Surgery: a Single-Center, Multivariate Analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov; 40(22):1769-74. PMID: 26352745.
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    19. Park P, Okonkwo DO, Nguyen S, Mundis GM, Than KD, Deviren V, La Marca F, Fu KM, Wang MY, Uribe JS, Anand N, Fessler R, Nunley PD, Chou D, Kanter AS, Shaffrey CI, Akbarnia BA, Passias PG, Eastlack RK, Mummaneni PV. Can a Minimal Clinically Important Difference Be Achieved in Elderly Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity Who Undergo Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery? World Neurosurg. 2016 Feb; 86:168-72. PMID: 26431736.
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    20. Gillis CC, Eichholz K, Thoman WJ, Fessler RG. A minimally invasive approach to defects of the pars interarticularis: Restoring function in competitive athletes. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Dec; 139:29-34. PMID: 26363364.
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    21. Uddin OM, Haque R, Sugrue PA, Ahmed YM, El Ahmadieh TY, Press JM, Koski T, Fessler RG. Cost minimization in treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec; 23(6):798-806. PMID: 26315955.
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    22. Wong AP, Lall RR, Dahdaleh NS, Lawton CD, Smith ZA, Wong RH, Harvey MJ, Lam S, Koski TR, Fessler RG. Comparison of open and minimally invasive surgery for intradural-extramedullary spine tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Aug; 39(2):E11. PMID: 26235009.
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    23. Samartzis D, Gillis CC, Shih P, O'Toole JE, Fessler RG. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Part II-Management Options and Outcomes. Global Spine J. 2016 Mar; 6(2):176-85. PMID: 26933620; PMCID: PMC4771497.
    24. Scheer JK, Khanna R, Lopez AJ, Fessler RG, Koski TR, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS. The concave versus convex approach for minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion for thoracolumbar degenerative scoliosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Oct; 22(10):1588-93. PMID: 26164479.
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    25. Asher R, Mason AE, Weiner J, Fessler RG. The relationship between preoperative general mental health and postoperative quality of life in minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jun; 76(6):672-9. PMID: 25714515.
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    26. Cardoso AC, Fontes RB, Tan LA, Rhoton AL, Roh SW, Fessler RG. Biomechanical effects of the transcondylar approach on the craniovertebral junction. Clin Anat. 2015 Jul; 28(5):683-9. PMID: 25914225.
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    27. Samartzis D, Gillis CC, Shih P, O'Toole JE, Fessler RG. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Part I-Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Diagnosis. Global Spine J. 2015 Oct; 5(5):425-35. PMID: 26430598; PMCID: PMC4577312.
    28. Scheer JK, Auffinger B, Wong RH, Lam SK, Lawton CD, Nixon AT, Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) for Spondylolisthesis in 282 Patients: In Situ Arthrodesis versus Reduction. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul; 84(1):108-13. PMID: 25753232.
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    29. Wong AP, Smith ZA, Nixon AT, Lawton CD, Dahdaleh NS, Wong RH, Auffinger B, Lam S, Song JK, Liu JC, Koski TR, Fessler RG. Intraoperative and perioperative complications in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a review of 513 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 May; 22(5):487-95. PMID: 25700243.
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    30. Smith TR, Habib A, Rosenow JM, Nahed BV, Babu MA, Cybulski G, Fessler R, Batjer HH, Heary RF. Defensive medicine in neurosurgery: does state-level liability risk matter? Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb; 76(2):105-13; discussion 113-4. PMID: 25255258.
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    31. Park P, Wang MY, Lafage V, Nguyen S, Ziewacz J, Okonkwo DO, Uribe JS, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Haque R, Fessler RG, Kanter AS, Deviren V, La Marca F, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM, Mummaneni PV. Comparison of two minimally invasive surgery strategies to treat adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Apr; 22(4):374-80. PMID: 25635632.
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    32. Scheer JK, Harvey MJ, Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA, Fessler RG. K-Wire fracture during minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: Report of six cases and recommendations for avoidance and management. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5(Suppl 15):S520-2. PMID: 25593770; PMCID: PMC4287903.
    33. Smith ZA, Sugimoto K, Lawton CD, Fessler RG. Incidence of lumbar spine pedicle breach after percutaneous screw fixation: a radiographic evaluation of 601 screws in 151 patients. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014 Oct; 27(7):358-63. PMID: 22688617.
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    34. Gerard CS, Fessler RG. Accurate pedicle screw placement--a perspective statement. World Neurosurg. 2015 May; 83(5):747-9. PMID: 25238678.
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    35. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Fontes RB, Fessler RG. Local cooling for traumatic spinal cord injury. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov; 21(5):845-7. PMID: 25170650.
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    36. Nixon AT, Smith ZA, Lawton CD, Wong AP, Dahdaleh NS, Koht A, Fessler RG. Bilateral neurological deficits following unilateral minimally invasive TLIF: A review of four patients. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5(Suppl 7):S317-24. PMID: 25289152; PMCID: PMC4173276.
    37. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive versus open laminotomy. Spine J. 2014 Jun 01; 14(6):1081-2. PMID: 24851736.
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    38. Snyder LA, O'Toole J, Eichholz KM, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler R. The technological development of minimally invasive spine surgery. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:293582. PMID: 24967347; PMCID: PMC4055392.
    39. Uribe JS, Deukmedjian AR, Mummaneni PV, Fu KM, Mundis GM, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Eastlack R, Wang MY, Anand N, Fessler RG, La Marca F, Park P, Lafage V, Deviren V, Bess S, Shaffrey CI. Complications in adult spinal deformity surgery: an analysis of minimally invasive, hybrid, and open surgical techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E15. PMID: 24785480.
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    40. Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI, Lenke LG, Park P, Wang MY, La Marca F, Smith JS, Mundis GM, Okonkwo DO, Moal B, Fessler RG, Anand N, Uribe JS, Kanter AS, Akbarnia B, Fu KM. The minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery algorithm: a reproducible rational framework for decision making in minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E6. PMID: 24785488.
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    41. Wang MY, Mummaneni PV, Fu KM, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Fessler R, Uribe J, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Haque RM, Deviren V, Mundis GM. Less invasive surgery for treating adult spinal deformities: ceiling effects for deformity correction with 3 different techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E12. PMID: 24785477.
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    42. Haque RM, Mundis GM, Ahmed Y, El Ahmadieh TY, Wang MY, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, Okonkwo DO, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Akbarnia BA, Park P, Lafage V, Terran JS, Shaffrey CI, Klineberg E, Deviren V, Fessler RG. Comparison of radiographic results after minimally invasive, hybrid, and open surgery for adult spinal deformity: a multicenter study of 184 patients. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E13. PMID: 24785478.
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    43. Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Nonexpandable tubular retractors and spinal tumors. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jun; 20(6):769-70. PMID: 24702508.
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    44. Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Preface. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Apr; 25(2):xiii. PMID: 24703456.
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    45. Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA, Snyder LA, Graham RB, Fessler RG, Koski TR. Lateral transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion: outcomes and deformity correction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Apr; 25(2):353-60. PMID: 24703453.
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    46. Smith ZA, Vastardis GA, Carandang G, Havey RM, Hannon S, Dahdaleh N, Voronov LI, Fessler RG, Patwardhan AG. Biomechanical effects of a unilateral approach to minimally invasive lumbar decompression. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e92611. PMID: 24658010; PMCID: PMC3962436.
    47. Snyder LA, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive treatment of thoracic disc herniations. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Apr; 25(2):271-7. PMID: 24703446.
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    48. Skovrlj B, Gologorsky Y, Haque R, Fessler RG, Qureshi SA. Complications, outcomes, and need for fusion after minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy and microdiscectomy. Spine J. 2014 Oct 01; 14(10):2405-11. PMID: 24486472.
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    49. Smith ZA, Wong AP, El Ahmadieh TY, Aoun SG, Haque R, Bendok BB, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive thoracic corpectomy: 3-dimensional operative video of a posterolateral approach to decompression and anterior column reconstruction. Neurosurgery. 2013 Dec; 73(2 Suppl Operative):ons141. PMID: 23719053.
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    50. Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS, Wong AP, Aoun SG, El Ahmadieh TY, Nixon AT, Bendok BR, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy: a 3-dimensional operative video. Neurosurgery. 2013 Dec; 73(2 Suppl Operative):ons142. PMID: 24193359.
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    51. Wong AP, Dahdaleh NS, Fessler RG, Melkonian SC, Lin Y, Smith ZA, Lam SK. Risk factors and long-term survival in adult patients with primary malignant spinal cord astrocytomas. J Neurooncol. 2013 Dec; 115(3):493-503. PMID: 24158670.
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    52. Wong AP, Shih P, Smith TR, Slimack NP, Dahdaleh NS, Aoun SG, El Ahmadieh TY, Smith ZA, Scheer JK, Koski TR, Liu JC, Fessler RG. Comparison of symptomatic cerebral spinal fluid leak between patients undergoing minimally invasive versus open lumbar foraminotomy, discectomy, or laminectomy. World Neurosurg. 2014 Mar-Apr; 81(3-4):634-40. PMID: 24239738.
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    53. Wong AP, Dahdaleh NS, Fessler RG, Melkonian SC, Lin Y, Smith ZA, Lam SK. Risk factors and long-term survival in adult patients with primary malignant spinal cord astrocytomas. J Neurooncol. 2013 Sep 29. PMID: 24078213.
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    54. Smith ZA, Aoun SG, Y El Ahmadieh T, Wong AP, Lall RR, Bendok BR, Bendok BB, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive resection of a high-thoracic intradural extramedullary tumor: an operative 3-D video. Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep; 73(1 Suppl Operative):ons1. PMID: 23190633.
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    55. Smith ZA, Lawton CD, Wong AP, Dahdaleh NS, Nixon AT, Ganju A, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive thoracic decompression for multi-level thoracic pathologies. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Mar; 21(3):467-72. PMID: 24153324.
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    56. Lawton CD, Smith ZA, Nixon AT, Dahdaleh NS, Wong AP, Khanna R, Barnawi A, Fessler RG. The effect of surgical level on self-reported clinical outcomes after minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: L4-L5 versus L5-S1. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jan; 81(1):177-82. PMID: 23916495.
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    57. Dahdaleh NS, Nixon AT, Lawton CD, Wong AP, Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Outcome following unilateral versus bilateral instrumentation in patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a single-center randomized prospective study. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Aug; 35(2):E13. PMID: 23905951.
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    58. Dahdaleh NS, Wong AP, Smith ZA, Wong RH, Lam SK, Fessler RG. Microendoscopic decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul; 35(1):E8. PMID: 23815253.
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    59. Hardin CA, Nimjee SM, Karikari IO, Agrawal A, Fessler RG, Isaacs RE. Percutaneous pedicle screw placement in the thoracic spine: A cadaveric study. Asian J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul; 8(3):153-6. PMID: 24403958; PMCID: PMC3877502.
    60. Dahdaleh NS, Lawton CD, El Ahmadieh TY, Nixon AT, El Tecle NE, Oh S, Fessler RG, Smith ZA. Evidence-based management of central cord syndrome. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul; 35(1):E6. PMID: 23815251.
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    61. Auffinger BM, Lall RR, Dahdaleh NS, Wong AP, Lam SK, Koski T, Fessler RG, Smith ZA. Measuring surgical outcomes in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: assessment of minimum clinically important difference. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e67408. PMID: 23826290; PMCID: PMC3691175.
    62. Haque RM, Hashmi SZ, Ahmed Y, Uddin O, Ogden AT, Fessler R. Primary dural repair in minimally invasive spine surgery. Case Rep Med. 2013; 2013:876351. PMID: 23818906; PMCID: PMC3683438.
    63. Fessler RG, Smith ZA, Slimack N, Smith JS, Parkinson RJ. Current advances and evidence in minimally invasive spine surgery. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012; 2012:508415. PMID: 23326657; PMCID: PMC3544297.
    64. Lawton CD, Smith ZA, Lam SK, Habib A, Wong RH, Fessler RG. Clinical outcomes of microendoscopic foraminotomy and decompression in the cervical spine. World Neurosurg. 2014 Feb; 81(2):422-7. PMID: 23246739.
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    65. Lall RR, Lall RR, Hauptman JS, Munoz C, Cybulski GR, Koski T, Ganju A, Fessler RG, Smith ZA. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in spine surgery: indications, efficacy, and role of the preoperative checklist. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Nov; 33(5):E10. PMID: 23116090.
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    66. Smith JS, Eichholz KM, Shafizadeh S, Ogden AT, O'Toole JE, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive thoracic microendoscopic diskectomy: surgical technique and case series. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):421-7. PMID: 23044002.
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    67. Lawton CD, Nagasawa DT, Yang I, Fessler RG, Smith ZA. Leptomeningeal spinal metastases from glioblastoma multiforme: treatment and management of an uncommon manifestation of disease. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Nov; 17(5):438-48. PMID: 22958073.
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    68. Lawton CD, Smith ZA, Sugimoto K, Smith JS, Fessler RG. Cervical spinal cord bullet fragment removal using a minimally invasive surgical approach: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2012 Aug 09; 6:235. PMID: 22876811; PMCID: PMC3438077.
    69. Habib A, Smith ZA, Lawton CD, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a perspective on current evidence and clinical knowledge. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012; 2012:657342. PMID: 22928099; PMCID: PMC3420139.
    70. Wong AP, Smith ZA, Lall RR, Bresnahan LE, Fessler RG. The microendoscopic decompression of lumbar stenosis: a review of the current literature and clinical results. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012; 2012:325095. PMID: 22900163; PMCID: PMC3415081.
    71. Smith ZA, Fessler RG, Batjer HH. Perspective--sacral Tarlov cyst: surgical treatment by clipping. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb; 79(2):285. PMID: 22858851.
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    72. Lall RR, Smith ZA, Wong AP, Miller D, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive thoracic corpectomy: surgical strategies for malignancy, trauma, and complex spinal pathologies. Minim Invasive Surg. 2012; 2012:213791. PMID: 22888418; PMCID: PMC3409553.
    73. Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Paradigm changes in spine surgery: evolution of minimally invasive techniques. Nat Rev Neurol. 2012 Aug; 8(8):443-50. PMID: 22710631.
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    74. Smith TR, Slimack N, McClendon J, Wong A, Fessler RG. Low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy as harbingers of acute myeloid leukemia recurrence in a patient with myeloid sarcoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jul; 19(7):1040-1. PMID: 22546081.
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    75. Lee P, Fessler RG. Perioperative and postoperative complications of single-level minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in elderly adults. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jan; 19(1):111-4. PMID: 22133812.
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    76. Shih P, Slimack NP, Roy A, Fessler RG, Koski TR. Abdominal complications following posterior spinal fusion in patients with previous abdominal surgeries. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E16. PMID: 21961860.
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    77. Moller DJ, Slimack NP, Acosta FL, Koski TR, Fessler RG, Liu JC. Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion and transpsoas approach-related morbidity. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E4. PMID: 21961867.
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    78. Lee P, Liu JC, Fessler RG. Perioperative results following open and minimally invasive single-level lumbar discectomy. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1667-70. PMID: 21944927.
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    79. Lawton CD, Smith ZA, Barnawi A, Fessler RG. The surgical technique of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. J Neurosurg Sci. 2011 Sep; 55(3):259-64. PMID: 21968588.
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    80. Shih P, Wong AP, Smith TR, Lee AI, Fessler RG. Complications of open compared to minimally invasive lumbar spine decompression. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Oct; 18(10):1360-4. PMID: 21775145.
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    81. Shih P, Smith TR, Fessler RG, Song JK. Minimally invasive discectomy for the treatment of disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Sep; 18(9):1219-23. PMID: 21752648.
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    82. Acosta FL, Liu J, Slimack N, Moller D, Fessler R, Koski T. Changes in coronal and sagittal plane alignment following minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of degenerative lumbar disease in adults: a radiographic study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jul; 15(1):92-6. PMID: 21476802.
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    83. Voyadzis JM, Gala VC, Sandhu FA, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive approach for far lateral disc herniations: results from 20 patients. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2010 Jun; 53(3):122-6. PMID: 20809453.
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    84. Bresnahan L, Fessler RG, Natarajan RN. Evaluation of change in muscle activity as a result of posterior lumbar spine surgery using a dynamic modeling system. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jul 15; 35(16):E761-7. PMID: 20634658.
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    85. Thomas JA, Tredway T, Fessler RG, Sandhu FA. An alternate method for placement of C-1 screws. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Apr; 12(4):337-41. PMID: 20367368.
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    86. Smith JS, Ogden AT, Shafizadeh S, Fessler RG. Clinical outcomes after microendoscopic discectomy for recurrent lumbar disc herniation. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Feb; 23(1):30-4. PMID: 20051925.
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    87. Ogden AT, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive resection of intramedullary ependymoma: case report. Neurosurgery. 2009 Dec; 65(6):E1203-4; discussion E1204. PMID: 19934940.
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    88. Ogden AT, Eichholz K, O'toole J, Smith JS, Gala V, Voyadzis JM, Sugimoto K, Song J, Fessler RG. Cadaveric evaluation of minimally invasive posterolateral thoracic corpectomy: a comparison of 3 approaches. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2009 Oct; 22(7):524-9. PMID: 20075817.
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    92. Fessler RG, Sasso R, Anderson P, Papadopoulos S, Heller J. BRYAN Cervical Disc Replacement: Four-Year Follow-Up Results from the United States Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial: 921. Neurosurgery. 2009 Aug 01; 65(2):407-408. PMID: 28173332.
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    95. Lozen A, Manjila S, Rhiew R, Fessler R. Y-stent-assisted coil embolization for the management of unruptured cerebral aneurysms: report of six cases. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Dec; 151(12):1663-72. PMID: 19618104.
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    96. Hurley MC, Kaakaji R, Dabus G, Shaibani A, Walker MT, Fessler RG, Bendok BR. Percutaneous vertebroplasty. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2009 Jul; 20(3):341-59. PMID: 19778703.
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    99. Ogden AT, Bresnahan L, Smith JS, Natarajan R, Fessler RG. Biomechanical comparison of traditional and minimally invasive intradural tumor exposures using finite element analysis. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2009 Feb; 24(2):143-7. PMID: 19121823.
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    100. Bresnahan L, Ogden AT, Natarajan RN, Fessler RG. A biomechanical evaluation of graded posterior element removal for treatment of lumbar stenosis: comparison of a minimally invasive approach with two standard laminectomy techniques. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 01; 34(1):17-23. PMID: 19127157.
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    101. Rosen DS, Ferguson SD, Ogden AT, Huo D, Fessler RG. Obesity and self-reported outcome after minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion surgery. Neurosurgery. 2008 Nov; 63(5):956-60; discussion 960. PMID: 19005386.
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    103. Hsieh PC, Koski TR, Sciubba DM, Moller DJ, O'Shaughnessy BA, Li KW, Gokaslan ZL, Ondra SL, Fessler RG, Liu JC. Maximizing the potential of minimally invasive spine surgery in complex spinal disorders. Neurosurg Focus. 2008; 25(2):E19. PMID: 18673048.
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    104. Smith JS, Ogden AT, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive posterior thoracic fusion. Neurosurg Focus. 2008; 25(2):E9. PMID: 18673057.
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    105. O'Toole JE, Eichholz KM, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive insertion of syringosubarachnoid shunt for posttraumatic syringomyelia: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2007 Nov; 61(5 Suppl 2):E331-2; discussion E332. PMID: 18091225.
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    107. Fessler RG. The evolving presence of spinal neurosurgery in the spectrum of neurological surgery. Neurosurgery. 2007 Apr; 60(4):589-90. PMID: 17415193.
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    110. O'Toole JE, Eichholz KM, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive far lateral microendoscopic discectomy for extraforaminal disc herniation at the lumbosacral junction: cadaveric dissection and technical case report. Spine J. 2007 Jul-Aug; 7(4):414-21. PMID: 17630139.
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    111. Santiago P, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive surgery for the management of cervical spondylosis. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan; 60(1 Supp1 1):S160-5. PMID: 17204879.
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    112. O'Toole JE, Eichholz KM, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive approaches to vertebral column and spinal cord tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Oct; 17(4):491-506. PMID: 17010899.
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    118. Song JK, Musleh W, Christie SD, Fessler RG. Cervical juxtafacet cysts: case report and literature review. Spine J. 2006 May-Jun; 6(3):279-81. PMID: 16651221.
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    120. Pytel P, Wollmann RL, Fessler RG, Krausz TN, Montag AG. Degenerative spine disease : pathologic findings in 985 surgical specimens. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Feb; 125(2):193-202. PMID: 16393686.
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    121. Tredway TL, Santiago P, Hrubes MR, Song JK, Christie SD, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive resection of intradural-extramedullary spinal neoplasms. Neurosurgery. 2006 Feb; 58(1 Suppl):ONS52-8; discussion ONS52-8. PMID: 16479629.
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    122. Eichholz KM, Fessler RG. Is the X STOP interspinous implant a safe and effective treatment for neurogenic intermittent claudication? Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2006 Jan; 2(1):22-3. PMID: 16932516.
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    126. Christie SD, Song J, Fessler RG. Fractures of the upper thoracic spine: approaches and surgical management. Clin Neurosurg. 2005; 52:171-6. PMID: 16626068.
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    127. Lee MC, Wang MY, Fessler RG, Liauw J, Kim DH. Instrumentation in patients with spinal infection. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Dec 15; 17(6):E7. PMID: 15636577.
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    128. Klimo P, Dailey AT, Fessler RG. Posterior surgical approaches and outcomes in metastatic spine-disease. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2004 Oct; 15(4):425-35. PMID: 15450877.
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    129. Li J, Luan X, Lai Q, Clark JC, McAllister JP, Fessler R, Diaz FG, Ding Y. Long-term neuroprotection induced by regional brain cooling with saline infusion into ischemic territory in rats: a behavioral analysis. Neurol Res. 2004 Sep; 26(6):677-83. PMID: 15327759.
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    131. Sandhu FA, Santiago P, Fessler RG, Palmer S. Minimally invasive surgical treatment of lumbar synovial cysts. Neurosurgery. 2004 Jan; 54(1):107-11; discussion 111-2. PMID: 14683546.
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    132. Isaacs RE, Podichetty V, Fessler RG. Microendoscopic discectomy for recurrent disc herniations. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Sep 15; 15(3):E11. PMID: 15347229.
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    133. Le H, Sandhu FA, Fessler RG. Clinical outcomes after minimal-access surgery for recurrent lumbar disc herniation. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Sep 15; 15(3):E12. PMID: 15347230.
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    135. Khoo LT, Mikawa K, Fessler RG. A surgical revisitation of Pott distemper of the spine. Spine J. 2003 Mar-Apr; 3(2):130-45. PMID: 14589227.
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    136. Zipfel GJ, Guiot BH, Fessler RG. Bone grafting. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Feb 15; 14(2):e8. PMID: 15727429.
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    137. Fessler RG, Sandhu FA. Minimalism: is less more? Clin Neurosurg. 2003; 50:220-7. PMID: 14677440.
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    138. Peters KR, Guiot BH, Martin PA, Fessler RG. Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic compression fractures: current practice and evolving techniques. Neurosurgery. 2002 Nov; 51(5 Suppl):S96-103. PMID: 12234436.
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    139. Khoo LT, Fessler RG. Microendoscopic decompressive laminotomy for the treatment of lumbar stenosis. Neurosurgery. 2002 Nov; 51(5 Suppl):S146-54. PMID: 12234442.
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    141. Frempong-Boadu AK, Faunce WA, Fessler RG. Endoscopically assisted transoral-transpharyngeal approach to the craniovertebral junction. Neurosurgery. 2002 Nov; 51(5 Suppl):S60-6. PMID: 12234431.
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    145. Fessler RG, Khoo LT. Minimally invasive cervical microendoscopic foraminotomy: an initial clinical experience. Neurosurgery. 2002 Nov; 51(5 Suppl):S37-45. PMID: 12234428.
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    146. Guiot BH, Khoo LT, Fessler RG. A minimally invasive technique for decompression of the lumbar spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Feb 15; 27(4):432-8. PMID: 11840112.
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    147. Wirth ED, Reier PJ, Fessler RG, Thompson FJ, Uthman B, Behrman A, Beard J, Vierck CJ, Anderson DK. Feasibility and safety of neural tissue transplantation in patients with syringomyelia. J Neurotrauma. 2001 Sep; 18(9):911-29. PMID: 11565603.
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    149. Guiot BH, Fessler RG. Molecular biology of degenerative disc disease. Neurosurgery. 2000 Nov; 47(5):1034-40. PMID: 11063096.
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    150. Strickland-Marmol LB, Fessler RG, Rojiani AM. Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis mimicking an intracranial neoplasm: clinicopathologic features and review of the literature. Mod Pathol. 2000 Aug; 13(8):909-13. PMID: 10955459.
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    151. Roh SW, Kim DH, Cardoso AC, Fessler RG. Endoscopic foraminotomy using MED system in cadaveric specimens. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2000 Jan 15; 25(2):260-4. PMID: 10685492.
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    152. Brara HS, Fessler RG. The role of anterior lumbar interbody allograft bone dowel fusion as an adjunct to posterior segmental lumbar fixation. Clin Neurosurg. 2000; 47:528-33. PMID: 11197723.
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    153. Samudrala S, Khoo LT, Rhim SC, Fessler RG. Complications during anterior surgery of the lumbar spine: an anatomically based study and review. Neurosurg Focus. 1999 Dec 15; 7(6):e9. PMID: 16918208.
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    154. Guiot B, Fessler RG. Complex atlantoaxial fractures. J Neurosurg. 1999 Oct; 91(2 Suppl):139-43. PMID: 10505495.
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    156. Fessler RG, Sturgill M. Review: complications of surgery for thoracic disc disease. Surg Neurol. 1998 Jun; 49(6):609-18. PMID: 9637620.
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    157. Graham AW, Mac Millan M, Fessler RG. Lateral extracavitary approach to the thoracic and thoracolumbar spine. Orthopedics. 1997 Jul; 20(7):605-10. PMID: 9243671.
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    158. Dietze DD, Fessler RG, Jacob RP. Primary reconstruction for spinal infections. J Neurosurg. 1997 Jun; 86(6):981-9. PMID: 9171177.
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    159. Fessler RG. Outcome analysis in lumbar spine: instabilities/degenerative disease. Clin Neurosurg. 1997; 44:297-303. PMID: 10080013.
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    162. Mac Millan M, Fessler RG, Gillespy M, Montgomery WJ. Percutaneous lumbosacral fixation and fusion: anatomical study and two-year experience with a new method. Clin Neurosurg. 1996; 43:423-36. PMID: 9247819.
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    165. Steck JC, Dietze DD, Fessler RG. Posterolateral approach to intradural extramedullary thoracic tumors. J Neurosurg. 1994 Aug; 81(2):202-5. PMID: 8027802.
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    166. Fessler RG. Synthes spine drill instrumentation. Neurosurgery. 1993 Jul; 33(1):164-5. PMID: 8355838.
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    167. Glasser RS, Knego RS, Delashaw JB, Fessler RG. The perioperative use of corticosteroids and bupivacaine in the management of lumbar disc disease. J Neurosurg. 1993 Mar; 78(3):383-7. PMID: 8433138.
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    168. Dietze DD, Fessler RG. Thoracic disc herniations. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1993 Jan; 4(1):75-90. PMID: 8428158.
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    169. Fessler RG. Decision making in spinal instrumentation. Clin Neurosurg. 1993; 40:227-42. PMID: 8111985.
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    171. Dickman CA, Locantro J, Fessler RG. The influence of transoral odontoid resection on stability of the craniovertebral junction. J Neurosurg. 1992 Oct; 77(4):525-30. PMID: 1527609.
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    172. Dietze DD, Fessler RG. Lateral parascapular extrapleural approach to spinal surgery. Compr Ther. 1992 May; 18(5):34-7. PMID: 1643836.
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    175. Fessler RG, Brown FD. Superior sagittal sinus infection with Petriellidium boydii: case report. Neurosurgery. 1989 Apr; 24(4):604-7. PMID: 2710306.
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    176. Smith LJ, Schaible KL, Fessler RG, Rachlin JR, Brown FD. Examination of the utility of the rat as an animal model for human anticoagulation. Haemostasis. 1987; 17(4):206-10. PMID: 3623264.
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    178. Brown FD, Rachlin JR, Rubin JM, Fessler RG, Smith LJ, Schaible KL. Ultrasound-guided periventricular stereotaxis. Neurosurgery. 1984 Aug; 15(2):162-4. PMID: 6384810.
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    179. Brown FD, Fessler RG, Rachlin JR, Mullan S. Changes in food intake with electrical stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamus in dogs. J Neurosurg. 1984 Jun; 60(6):1253-7. PMID: 6726369.
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    184. Arora RC, Fessler RG, Meltzer HY. Effects of lithium carbonate on serotonin uptake in rat blood platelets. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 1983; 7(1):39-45. PMID: 6407065.
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    185. Sturgeon RD, Fessler RG, London SF, Meltzer HY. Behavioral effects of chronic phencyclidine administration in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1982; 76(1):52-6. PMID: 6805009.
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    198. Meltzer HY, Fessler RG, Fang VS. Effect of piperoxane on rat plasma prolactin. Commun Psychopharmacol. 1978; 2(3):237-42. PMID: 212249.
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