Hamid Reza Hassanzadeh

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Recently there has been a great research conducted on diverse variations of multi-objective swarm optimization algorithms each of which might have its own strengths and weaknesses. Due to the high complexity of multi-objective problems the efficiency of these methods has become a matter of concern. In this paper a new multi-objective meta-heuristic(More)
This study reports the surgical and clinical outcomes of spinal tumors managed with total en bloc spondylectomy. The authors searched their prospectively maintained database for patients undergoing total en bloc spondylectomy between 2001 and 2013. Ten patients (9 men, 1 woman; average age, 50.7 years; range, 42-68 years) were identified. The authors(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) are often performed as a treatment option for lumbar stenosis and radiculopathy before lumbar decompression surgery. Several case series have reported spinal infections after LESIs. There is lack of literature on the rate of postoperative infections after lumbar decompression in patients who had(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective database analysis. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare rates of postoperative dysphagia, length of stay, infection, and wound complications following short and long anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients who received local intraoperative steroids and those who did not. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
Prediction of survival for cancer patients is an open area of research. However, many of these studies focus on datasets with a large number of patients. We present a novel method that is specifically designed to address the challenge of data scarcity, which is often the case for cancer datasets. Our method is able to use unlabeled data to improve(More)
The concept of uncertainty is posed in almost any complex system including parallel robots as an outstanding instance of dynamical robotics systems. As suggested by the name, uncertainty, is some missing information that is beyond the knowledge of human thus we may tend to handle it properly to minimize the side-effects through the control process. Type-II(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To report and analyze the perioperative complications, radiographical results, and functional outcomes in elderly patients undergoing pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and/or vertebral column resection (VCR) procedures for spinal deformity correction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA To our knowledge, no studies(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVES To compare the incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) and the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes in adults undergoing long posterior spinal fusion with transverse process hooks versus pedicle screws at the uppermost instrumented vertebrae. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Proximal junctional(More)
—Cancer survival prediction is an active area of research that can help prevent unnecessary therapies and improve patient's quality of life. Gene expression profiling is being widely used in cancer studies to discover informative biomarkers that aid predict different clinical endpoint prediction. We use multiple modalities of data derived from RNA(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database. OBJECTIVE To characterize the utility of obtaining routine postoperative laboratory studies after an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ACDF is typically associated with minimal blood loss and morbidity. However, at many institutions,(More)