Daniel Brian Scherman

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BACKGROUND Surgical clipping and endovascular coiling yield similar functional outcomes for the treatment of saccular aneurysms of the anterior communicating (ACOM) artery. However, surgical treatment may be associated with greater rates of cognitive impairment due to injury of adjacent structures. We aimed to quantify the rates of injury(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Cervical arthroplasty is an increasingly popular alternative for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. This technique preserves motion at the index and adjacent disc levels, avoiding the restraints of fusion and potentially minimizing adjacent segment pathology onset during the postoperative period. PURPOSE This study(More)
Lumbar fusion surgical intervention is often followed by bilateral pedicle screw fixation. There has been increasing support for unilateral pedicle screw fixation in an attempt to reduce complications and costs. The following study assesses the efficacy and complications of bilateral versus unilateral pedicle screw fixation in open and minimally invasive(More)
We conducted a systematic review to assess the safety and clinical and radiological outcomes of the recently introduced, direct or extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) approach for degenerative spinal deformity disorders. Open fusion and instrumentation has traditionally been the mainstay treatment. However, in recent years, there has been an(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate if degenerative disc-related back or neck pain and/or radicular symptoms are caused by infection with low virulent bacterial organisms. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The potential relationship between disc infection and disc degeneration-related symptoms remains controversial, with contradictory(More)
BACKGROUND Acute subdural hematoma (SDH) is a major cause of morbidity after severe traumatic brain injury. Surgical evacuation of the hematoma, either via craniotomy or craniectomy, is the mainstay of treatment in patients with progressive neurologic deficits or significant mass effect. However, the decision to perform either procedure remains(More)
The traditional surgical approach to treat multi-level cervical disc disease (mCDD) has been anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). There has been recent development of other surgical approaches to further improve clinical outcomes. Collectively, when elements of these different approaches are combined in surgery, it is known as hybrid surgery (HS)(More)
STUDY DESIGN A systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes of anterior lumber interbody fusion (ALIF) with and without an "access surgeon." SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Anterior approaches for spine operations have become increasingly popular but may often involve unfamiliar anatomy and territory(More)
BACKGROUND The spinal cord intramedullary cavernoma (SCIC) is a rare form of hemangioma that typically behaves as a space-occupying lesion resulting in neurological symptoms, including bladder and bowel dysfunction. To date, there have been few reports characterizing the clinical presentations and surgical outcomes of cavernomas at the C2 spinal level or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the sensitivity and specificity of the Awaji and revised El Escorial diagnostic criteria (rEEC) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS We conducted a large prospective multicenter study, recruiting 416 patients (253 male, 163 female) between January 1, 2012, and August 31, 2015, to compare the diagnostic accuracy of Awaji and(More)