Brandon A McCutcheon

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Conflicting reports and surgeon opinions have contributed to a long-standing debate regarding the merits of the intact canal wall versus canal wall down approach to cholesteatoma. The objective of this analysis was to identify and synthesize available data concerning rates of recidivism after the two primary types of cholesteatoma surgery. PubMed, Cochrane(More)
OBJECT Using a database that enabled longitudinal follow-up, the authors assessed the long-term outcomes of unruptured cerebral aneurysms repaired by clipping or coiling. METHODS An observational analysis of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) database, which follows patients longitudinally in time and through(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent studies suggest that diabetic patients may be more likely to exhibit back pain. Correlating diabetic disease progression to the presence of back pain could provide insight into the relationship between these conditions. METHODS A total of 67 132 patients within our institutional database were identified as having the diagnosis of(More)
The aim of our study was to determine independent predictors of discharge disposition to rehabilitation or skilled care (SC) facilities and investigate whether discharge location is associated with unplanned readmission and/or reoperation rates. All elective spinal surgery patients in a national surgical registry were analyzed using between 2011 and 2012.(More)
OBJECTIVE With improving medical therapies for chronic conditions, elderly patients increasingly present as candidates for operative intervention for degenerative diseases of the spine. To date, there is a paucity of studies examining complications in lumbar decompression, without fusion, that include patients older than 80 years. Using a multicenter(More)
OBJECTIVE This study moves beyond previous cohort studies and benchmark data by studying a population of elective spine surgery from a multicenter registry in an effort to validate, disprove, and/or identify novel risk factors for dural tears. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis queried a multicenter registry for patients with degenerative spinal(More)
It is well established that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with the development of psychiatric disorders. However, the impact of psychiatric disorders on TBI outcome is less well understood. We examined the outcomes of patients who experienced a traumatic subdural hemorrhage and whether a comorbid psychiatric disorder was associated with a(More)
OBJECTIVE The mechanism by which greater institutional case volume translates into improved outcomes after surgical clipping of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is not well established. The authors thus aimed to assess the effect of case volume on the rate of various types of complications after clipping of UIAs. METHODS Using information on the(More)
INTRODUCTION A1 segment hypoplasia is frequently observed in patients with anterior communicating artery (Acom) aneurysms. The effect of this anatomic variant on Acom on aneurysm morphology is not well understood. METHODS Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images were reviewed for 148 patients presenting to our institution with aneurysmal subarachnoid(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have demonstrated that increasing age is associated with decreased rates of operative management and gross total resection in patients with vestibular schwannomas. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data registry was used for this retrospective cohort analysis. Patients(More)