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Explore all the publications our Neurosurgeons have participated in:

1. Firearms in major motion pictures, 1995-2004.
  Binswanger IA, Cowan JA Jr.
  J Trauma. 2009 Mar;66(3):906-11. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31816142e1.
  PMID: 19276772 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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2. Brainstorming about next-generation computer-based documentation: an AMIA clinical working group survey.
  Johnson KB, Ravich WJ, Cowan JA Jr.
  Int J Med Inform. 2004 Sep;73(9-10):665-74.
  PMID: 15325323 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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3. Minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation utilizing O-arm fluoroscopy with computer-assisted navigation: Feasibility, technique, and preliminary results.
  Park P, Foley KT, Cowan JA, Marca FL.
  Surg Neurol Int. 2010 Aug 25;1:44. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.68705.
  PMID: 20975974 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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4. Seatbelt and helmet depiction on the big screen blockbuster injury prevention messages?
  Cowan JA Jr, Dubosh N, Hadley C.
  J Trauma. 2009 Mar;66(3):912-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318166d740.
  PMID: 19276773 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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5. Informatics and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: automated processes could replace manual record review.
  Hanauer DA, Englesbe MJ, Cowan JA Jr, Campbell DA.
  J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jan;208(1):37-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.08.030. Epub 2008 Oct 31.
  PMID: 19228500 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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6. Images in clinical medicine. Reversal of traumatic quadriplegia after closed reduction.
  Cowan JA Jr, McGillicuddy JE.
  N Engl J Med. 2008 Nov 13;359(20):2154. doi: 10.1056/NEJMicm064490. No abstract available.
  PMID: 19005199 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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7. Food insecurity, stressful life events and symptoms of anxiety and depression in east Africa: evidence from the Gilgel Gibe growth and development study.
  Hadley C, Tegegn A, Tessema F, Cowan JA, Asefa M, Galea S.
  J Epidemiol Community Health. 2008 Nov;62(11):980-6. doi: 10.1136/jech.2007.068460.
  PMID: 18854502 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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8. Changing trends in the use and costs of procedures performed by neurosurgeons in the United States.
  Cowan JA Jr, Chandler WF.
  Clin Neurosurg. 2007;54:209-11. No abstract available.
  PMID: 18504921 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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9. Safety belt use by law enforcement officers on reality television: a missed opportunity for injury prevention?
  Cowan JA Jr, Jones B, Ho H.
  J Trauma. 2006 Oct;61(4):1001-4.
  PMID: 17033579 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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10. Changes in the utilization of spinal fusion in the United States.
  Cowan JA Jr, Dimick JB, Wainess R, Upchurch GR Jr, Chandler WF, La Marca F.
  Neurosurgery. 2006 Jul;59(1):15-20; discussion 15-20.
  PMID: 16823295 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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11. Surgical reversal of prolonged blindness from a metastatic neuroblastoma.
  McGirt MJ, Cowan JA Jr, Gala V, Garton HJ, Muraszko KM, Thompson BG.
  Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Jul;21(7):583-6. Epub 2005 Jan 26.
  PMID: 16028089 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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12. The syndrome of hydrocephalus in young and middle-aged adults (SHYMA).
  Cowan JA, McGirt MJ, Woodworth G, Rigamonti D, Williams MA.
  Neurol Res. 2005 Jul;27(5):540-7.
  PMID: 15978182 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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13. A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome.
  Stevens EA, Marsh R, Wilson JA, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr, Powers AK.
  Spine J. 2010 Oct;10(10):874-80. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2010.07.388.
  PMID: 20869001 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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14. Acute hydrocephalus secondary to neurocysticercosis.
  Weber D, Stevens EA, Couture DE, Winslow JE.
  J Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;43(2):342-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.05.026. Epub 2010 Jul 14. No abstract available.
  PMID: 20630680 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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15. Effects of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains on bacterial culture results: an in vitro analysis.
  Stevens EA, Palavecino E, Sherertz RJ, Shihabi Z, Couture DE.
  J Neurosurg. 2010 Jul;113(1):86-92. doi: 10.3171/2009.10.JNS09565.
  PMID: 19961313 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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16. Simplified harvest of autologous pericranium for duraplasty in Chiari malformation Type I. Technical note.
  Stevens EA, Powers AK, Sweasey TA, Tatter SB, Ojemann RG.
  J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Jul;11(1):80-3. doi: 10.3171/2009.3.SPINE08196.
  PMID: 19569946 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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17. Occult dural arteriovenous fistula causing rapidly progressive conus medullaris syndrome and paraplegia after lumbar microdiscectomy.
  Stevens EA, Powers AK, Morris PP, Wilson JA.
  Spine J. 2009 Sep;9(9):e8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2009.03.015. Epub 2009 May 13.
  PMID: 19442586 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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18. Ruptured anterior spinal artery aneurysm: a case report.
  Pollock JM, Powers AK, Stevens EA, Sanghvi AN, Wilson JA, Morris PP.
  J Neuroimaging. 2009 Jul;19(3):277-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2008.00287.x. Epub 2008 Aug 4.
  PMID: 18681926 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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19. Response of arteriovenous malformations to gamma knife therapy evaluated with pulsed arterial spin-labeling MRI perfusion.
  Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Simonds J, Stevens EA, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA.
  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Jan;196(1):15-22. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.5290.
  PMID: 21178042 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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20. Delayed resolution of Chiari I-associated hydromyelia after posterior fossa decompression: case report and review of the literature.
  Doughty KE, Tubbs RS, Webb D, Oakes WJ.
  Neurosurgery. 2004 Sep;55(3):711. Review.
  PMID: 16933383 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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21. Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of posterior pharynx denervation in pediatric patients with Chiari I malformation and absent gag reflex.
  Tubbs RS, Webb D, Smyth MD, Oakes WJ.
  J Neurosurg. 2004 Aug;101(1 Suppl):21-4.
  PMID: 16206967 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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22. Persistent syringomyelia following pediatric Chiari I decompression: radiological and surgical findings.
  Tubbs RS, Webb DB, Oakes WJ.
  J Neurosurg. 2004 May;100(5 Suppl Pediatrics):460-4.
  PMID: 15287455 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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23. Posterior cranial fossa volume in patients with rickets: insights into the increased occurrence of Chiari I malformation in metabolic bone disease.
  Tubbs RS, Webb D, Abdullatif H, Conklin M, Doyle S, Oakes WJ.
  Neurosurgery. 2004 Aug;55(2):380-3; discussion 383-4.
  PMID: 15271244 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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24. Central nervous system grafting in the treatment of parkinsonism.
  Bakay RA, Herring CJ.
  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1989;53(1):1-20. Review.
  PMID: 2662308 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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25. Preliminary report on adrenal medullary grafting and cografting with sural nerve in the treatment of hemiparkinson monkeys.
  Watts RL, Bakay RA, Herring CJ, Sweeney KM, Colbassani HJ, Mandir A, Byrd LD, Iuvone PM.
  Prog Brain Res. 1990;82:581-91. No abstract available.
  PMID: 2290960 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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26. Cushing’s disease: results of transsphenoidal microsurgery with emphasis on surgical failures.
  Tindall GT, Herring CJ, Clark RV, Adams DA, Watts NB.
  J Neurosurg. 1990 Mar;72(3):363-9.
  PMID: 2303869 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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27. Transcranial stab wounds: a report of three cases and suggestions for management.
  Herring CJ, Lumsden AB, Tindall SC.
  Neurosurgery. 1988 Nov;23(5):658-62.
  PMID: 3200400 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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