Stanford Spine Outcomes Lab Publications

Outcomes Research

Outpatient vs Inpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Population-Level Analysis of Outcomes and Cost.
David A. Purger, PhD, Arjun V. Pendharkar, MD, Allen L. Ho, MD, Eric S. Sussman, MD, Lingyao Yang, MS, Manisha Desai, PhD, Anand Veeravagu, MD, John K. Ratliff, MD, Atman Desai, MD. Neurosurgery, 2017 May.

CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas: a single-institution experience.
Zhang M, Chen YR, Chang SD, Veeravagu A. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Jan;42(1):E13. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.FOCUS16372. PMID: 28041316

Neuroregeneration: North America's First Human Stem Cell Trial for Stroke.
Chang HK, Veeravagu A, Wang MY. Neurosurgery. 2016 Dec;79(6):N21-N22. No abstract available. PMID: 27861413

Impact of Inpatient Venous Thromboembolism Continues After Discharge: Retrospective Propensity Scored Analysis in a Longitudinal Database.
Li AY, Azad TD, Veeravagu A, Bhatti I, Li A, Cole T, Desai A, Ratliff JK. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27750270

Complications, Readmissions, and Revisions for Spine Procedures Performed by Orthopedic Surgeons Versus Neurosurgeons: A Retrospective, Longitudinal Study.
Mabud T, Norden J, Veeravagu A, Swinney C, Cole T, McCutcheon BA, Ratliff J. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27623297

Surgical outcomes of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: an analysis of a national, administrative, longitudinal database.
Veeravagu A, Connolly ID, Lamsam L, Li A, Swinney C, Azad TD, Desai A, Ratliff JK. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jun;40(6):E11. doi: 10.3171/2016.3.FOCUS1669. PMID: 27246481

Predicting Occurrence of Spine Surgery Complications Using "Big Data" Modeling of an Administrative Claims Database.
Ratliff JK, Balise R, Veeravagu A, Cole TS, Cheng I, Olshen RA, Tian L.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 May 18;98(10):824-34. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.00301. PMID: 27194492

Retrosigmoid Versus Translabyrinthine Approach for Acoustic Neuroma Resection: An Assessment of Complications and Payments in a Longitudinal Administrative Database.
Cole T, Veeravagu A, Zhang M, Azad T, Swinney C, Li GH, Ratliff JK, Giannotta SL. Cureus. 2015 Oct 30;7(10):e369. doi: 10.7759/cureus.369. PMID: 26623224

Postoperative Visual Loss Following Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Review of Risk Factors by Diagnosis.
Li A, Swinney C, Veeravagu A, Bhatti I, Ratliff J. World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;84(6):2010-21. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.08.030. Review. PMID: 26341434

Craniotomy for Resection of Meningioma: An Age-Stratified Analysis of the MarketScan Longitudinal Database.
Connolly ID, Cole T, Veeravagu A, Popat R, Ratliff J, Li G. World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;84(6):1864-70. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.08.018. PMID: 26318633

Improved capture of adverse events after spinal surgery procedures with a longitudinal administrative database.
Veeravagu A, Cole TS, Azad TD, Ratliff JK. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep;23(3):374-82. doi: 10.3171/2014.12.SPINE14659. PMID: 26068273

Anterior Versus Posterior Approach for Multilevel Degenerative Cervical Disease: A Retrospective Propensity Score-Matched Study of the MarketScan Database.
Cole T, Veeravagu A, Zhang M, Azad TD, Desai A, Ratliff JK. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 1;40(13):1033-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000872. PMID: 25768690

Surgeon Procedure Volume and Complication Rates in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusions: Analysis of a National Longitudinal Database.
Cole T, Veeravagu A, Zhang M, Ratliff JK. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25551324

Intraoperative neuromonitoring in single-level spinal procedures: a retrospective propensity score-matched analysis in a national longitudinal database.
Cole T, Veeravagu A, Zhang M, Li A, Ratliff JK. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Nov 1;39(23):1950-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000593. PMID: 25202940

National trends in burn and inhalation injury in burn patients: results of analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample database.
Veeravagu A, Yoon BC, Jiang B, Carvalho CM, Rincon F, Maltenfort M, Jallo J, Ratliff JK. J Burn Care Res. 2015 Mar-Apr;36(2):258-65. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000064. PMID: 24918946

Usage of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein in cervical spine procedures: analysis of the MarketScan longitudinal database.
Cole T, Veeravagu A, Jiang B, Ratliff JK. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 3;96(17):1409-16. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01016. PMID: 25187578

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