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Research Bulletin: Neurological Surgery

 

The Department of Neurological Surgery research bulletin is updated monthly. Check back for the latest grants, awards, and high-impact publications.

Grants and Awards

National Institutes of Health Award

Matthew Sun, M.D., has received the NIH K12 Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Award for his project "Investigating PD-L1's Role in Meninginoma Immunoresistance to NY-ESO-1 T cell Immunotherapy.”

UT Southwestern 2023 Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards

Toral Patel, M.D., received the Patient and Family Recognition Award, which honors clinical faculty whose dedication to the compassionate, respectful delivery of exceptional patient care has garnered the highest degree of patient trust and satisfaction.

High-Impact Publications

Dr. Hunt Batjer and his collaborators published "Remote Magnetic Navigation Enables Precision Telesurgery" in Science Robotics.

Dr. Bruno Braga and his collaborators published "Cervical Collar-Associated Pressure Injury in Pediatric Trauma Patients: A Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium Study" in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Dr. Matthew Sun and his collaborators published a video "Clipping of Recurrent Right Middle Cerebral Artery Trifurcation Aneurysm With Extracranial-Intracranial and Intracranial-Intracranial Bypass Using a Radial Artery Graft: 2-Dimensional Operative" in Operative Neurosurgery.

Dr. Nader Pouratian and his collaborators published "Small pretreatment lesion size and high sphericity as favorable prognostic factors after laser interstitial thermal therapy in brain metastases" in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Bradley Lega and his collaborators published "Functional and anatomical connectivity predict brain stimulation's mnemonic effects" in Cerebral Cortex.

Drs. Brett Whittemore, Bruno Braga, Angela Price, Rafael De Oliveira Sillero, Bradley Weprin, and Dale Swift published " Management of cerebrospinal fluid pseudocysts in the laparoscopic age" in the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 

Dr. Christopher Madden and his collaborators published "Clinical Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury and Exposure to Extracranial Surgery: A TRACK-TBI Study" in JAMA Surgery.

Dr. Nader Pouratian and his collaborators published "Benefits of sharing neurophysiology data from the BRAIN Initiative Research Opportunities in Humans Consortium" in Neuron. 

Dr. Panagiotis Mastorakos and his collaborators published "The Rate and Predictors of 30-Day Readmission in Patients Treated for Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms: A Large Single-Center Study" in Neurosurgery.

Dr. Salah Aoun and his collaborators published "Maxine Deborrah Hyde: First Female Graduate of Case Western Reserve University's Neurological Surgery Residency Program and Second Black Female Neurosurgeon in the United States" in World Neurosurgery.

Dr. Sam Barnett and his collaborators published "Rationale for the Development of a Novel Clinical Grading Scale for Postoperative Facial Nerve Function: Results of a Multidisciplinary International Working Group" in Otology & Neurotology.

Dr. Babu Welch and his collaborators published "Surpass Intracranial Aneurysm Embolization System Pivotal Trial to Treat Large or Giant Wide-Neck Aneurysms - SCENT: 3-year outcomes" in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Dr. Bradley Lega and his collaborators published "Bibliometric Analysis and Applications of a Modified H-Index Examining the Research Productivity of Neurosurgery Faculty at High-Ranking Academic Institutions" iWorld Neurosurgery

Dr. Bradley Lega and his collaborators published "Bibliometric Analysis and Applications of a Modified H-Index Examining the Research Productivity of Neurosurgery Faculty at High-Ranking Academic Institutions" in bioRxiv.

Dr. Brett Whittemore and his collaborators published "Increased Intracranial Pressure in Pediatric Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-Associated Disease" in Neurology Neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation.

Dr. Christopher Madden and his collaborators published "Association of Early Dexmedetomidine Utilization With Clinical and Functional Outcomes Following Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Transforming Clinical Research and Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury Study" in Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. DaiWai Olson and his collaborators published "Describing Anisocoria in Neurocritically Ill Patients" in the American Journal of Critical Care.

Dr. DaiWai Olson and his collaborators published "A Novel External Ventricular Drain Sensor to Improve Acquired Brain Injury Monitoring" in Military medicine.

Dr. DaiWai Olson and his collaborators published "A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to using tenecteplase to treat acute ischemic stroke" in the Journal of Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.

Dr. Matthew Sun and his collaborators published "Approaches to the Middle Cerebellar Peduncle for Resection of Pontine Cavernomas" in Operative Neurosurgery.

Dr. Nader Pouratian and his collaborators published "Stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases: a prospective study using the NeuroPoint Alliance Stereotactic Radiosurgery Registry" in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Salah Aoun and his collaborators published "Response to the Letter to the Editor on "Psoas Muscle Index as a Predictor of Perioperative Outcomes in Geriatric Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery" in Global Spine Journal.

Dr. Toral Patel and her collaborators published "Modeling gamma knife radiosurgical toxicity for multiple brain metastases" in Radiotherapy and oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.