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Publications

65. The computed tomography-based fractal analysis of trabecular bone structure may help in detecting decreased quality of bone before urgent spinal procedures
Czyz M, Kapinas A, Holton J, Pyzik R, Boszczyk BM, Quraishi NA.
Spine J. 2017 Apr 14. pii: S1529-9430(17)30148-1. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.04.014. [Epub ahead of print]

64. En bloc resection versus intralesional surgery in the treatment of giant cell tumor of the spine. Charest-Morin R, Fisher CG, Varga PP, Gokaslan ZL, Rhines LD, Reynolds JJ, Dekutoski MB, Quraishi NA, Bilsky MH, Fehlings MG, Chou D, Germscheid NM, Luzzati A, Boriani S; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 31. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002094. [Epub ahead of print]

63. Berry's Ligament and the Inferior Thyroid Artery as reliable anatomical landmarks for the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN): a fresh-cadaveric study of the cervical spine. The RLN relevant to spine. Rajabian A, Walsh M, Quraishi NA. Spine J. 2017 Mar;17(3S):S33-S39.

62. A multicentre cohort study of spinal osteoid osteomas: results of surgical treatment and analysis of local recurrence.
Quraishi NA, Boriani S, Sabou S, Varga PP, Luzzati A, Gokaslan ZL, G Fehlings M, Fisher CG, Dekutoski MB, Rhines LD, Reynolds JJ, Germscheid NM, Bettegowda C, Williams RP.
Spine J. 2017 Mar 17(3): 401-408.

61. Changing the Adverse Event Profile in Metastatic Spine Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach to Target Wound Complications and Instrumentation Failure.
Mesfin A, Sciubba DM, Dea N, Nater A, Bird JE, Quraishi NA, Fisher CG, Shin JH, Fehlings MG, Kumar N, Clarke MJ.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15;41 Suppl 20:S262-S270.

60. Predicting Neurologic Recovery after Surgery in Patients with Deficits Secondary to MESCC: Systematic Review.
Laufer I, Zuckerman SL, Bird JE, Bilsky MH, Lazáry Á, Quraishi NA, Fehlings MG, Sciubba DM, Shin JH, Mesfin A, Sahgal A, Fisher CG.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15;41 Suppl 20:S224-S230

59. The Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score: Impact on Oncologic Decision-Making.
Versteeg AL, Verlaan JJ, Sahgal A, Mendel E, Quraishi NA, Fourney DR, Fisher CG.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15;41 Suppl 20:S231-S237

58. Spinal column chordoma: prognostic significance of clinical variables and T (brachyury) gene SNP rs2305089 for local recurrence and overall survival.
Bettegowda C, Yip S, Lo SL, Fisher CG, Boriani S, Rhines LD, Wang JY, Lazary A, Gambarotti M, Wang WL, Luzzati A, Dekutoski MB, Bilsky MH, Chou D, Fehlings MG, McCarthy EF, Quraishi NA, Reynolds JJ, Sciubba DM, Williams RP, Wolinsky JP, Zadnik PL, Zhang M, Germscheid NM, Kalampoki V, Varga PP, Gokaslan ZL; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.
Neuro Oncol. 2016 Sep 23. pii: now156. [Epub ahead of print]

57. Characteristics of Patients Who Survived < 3 Months or > 2 Years After Surgery for Spinal Metastases: Can We Avoid Inappropriate Patient Selection?
Verlaan JJ, Choi D, Versteeg A, Albert T, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Chung CK, Coppes MH, Crockard HA, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Kim ES, Lee CS, Leung Y, Liu Z, Martin-Benlloch A, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Meyer B, Peul W, Quraishi NA, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Ulbricht C, Wang M, Oner FC.
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 1;34(25):3054-61

56. Osteosarcoma of the spine: prognostic variables for local recurrence and overall survival, a multicenter ambispective study.
Dekutoski MB, Clarke MJ, Rose P, Luzzati A, Rhines LD, Varga PP, Fisher CG, Chou D, Fehlings MG, Reynolds JJ, Williams R, Quraishi NA, Germscheid NM, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Boriani S; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar 4:1-10.

55. Rapid improvements in pain and quality of life are sustained after surgery for spinal metastases in a large prospective cohort.
Choi D, Fox Z, Albert T, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Coppes MH, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Martin-Benlloch JA, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Oner FC, Peul W, Quraishi N, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Verlaan JJ, Wang M, Wang M, Crockard HA.
Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Feb 22:1-8.

54. Correlation between preoperative spinopelvic alignment and risk of proximal junctional kyphosis after posterior-only surgical correction of Scheuermann kyphosis.
Nasto LA, Perez-Romera AB, Shalabi ST, Quraishi NA, Mehdian H.
Spine J. 2016 Apr;16(4S):S26-S33.

53. Mobile spine chordoma: results of 166 patients from the AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor database.
Gokaslan ZL, Zadnik PL, Sciubba DM, Germscheid N, Goodwin CR, Wolinsky JP, Bettegowda C, Groves ML, Luzzati A, Rhines LD, Fisher CG, Varga PP, Dekutoski MB, Clarke MJ, Fehlings MG, Quraishi NA, Chou D, Reynolds JJ, Williams RP, Kawahara N, Boriani S.J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec 18:1-8.

52. New method of Scoliosis deformity assessment: ISIS2 system.
Zubovic A, Davies N, Berryman F, Pynsent P, Quraishi N, Lavy C, Bowden G, Wilson Macdonald J, Fairbank J. Stud Health Technol Inform 2008, 140:157–160

50. Surgery for metastatic spine tumors in the elderly. Advanced age is not a contraindication to surgery!
Amelot A, Balabaud L, Choi D, Fox Z, Crockard HA, Albert T, Arts CM, Buchowski JM, Bunger C, Chung CK, Coppes MH, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Kim ES, Lee CS, Leung Y, Liu ZJ, Martin-Benlloch JA, Massicotte EM, Meyer B, Oner FC, Peul W, Quraishi N, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Ulbricht C, Verlaan JJ, Wang M, Mazel C. Spine J. 2015 Jul 31. pii: S1529-9430(15)01148-1. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.07.440. [Epub ahead of print]

49. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Minimally Invasive versus Open Surgery Techniques for Lumbar Spinal Fusion in Italy and the United Kingdom.
Vertuani S, Nilsson J, Borgman B, Buseghin G, Leonard C, Assietti R, Quraishi NA.
Value Health. 2015 Sep;18(6):810-6.

48. Prediction of Quality of Life and Survival After Surgery for Symptomatic Spinal Metastases: A Multicenter Cohort Study to Determine Suitability for Surgical Treatment.
Choi D, Fox Z, Albert T, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Coppes MH, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Martin-Benlloch JA, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Oner FC, Peul W, Quraishi N, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Verlaan JJ, Wang M, Crockard HA.
Neurosurgery. 2015 Nov;77(5):698-708

47. Optimizing the management of patients with spinal myeloma disease.
Molloy S, Lai M, Pratt G, Ramasamy K, Wilson D, Quraishi N, Auger M, Cumming D, Punekar M, Quinn M, Ademonkun D, Willis F, Tighe J, Cook G, Stirling A, Bishop T, Williams C, Boszczyk B, Reynolds J, Grainger M, Craig N, Hamilton A, Chalmers I, Ahmedzai S, Selvadurai S, Low E, Kyriakou C; UK Spinal Myeloma Working Group. Br J Haematol. 2015 Jul 17.

46. Systematic Review of En Bloc Resection in the Management of Ewing's Sarcoma of the Mobile Spine with Respect to Local Control and Disease-Free Survival.
Sewell MD, Tan KA, Quraishi NA, Preda C, Varga PP, Williams R.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul;94(27):e1019

45. Spinal Hemangiomas: Results of Surgical Management for Local Recurrence and Mortality in a Multicenter Study
Goldstein, Christina L, Varga, Peter Pal, Gokaslan, Ziya L, Boriani, Stefano, Luzzati, Alessandro, Rhines, Laurence, Fisher, Charles G, Chou, Dean, Williams, Richard P., Dekutoski, Mark B., Quraishi, Nasir A., Bettegowda, Chetan, Kawahara, Norio, Fehlings, Michael G. Spine. May 2015, Volume 40 (9): 656–664

44. The Surgical Management of Metastatic Spinal Tumours based on an Epidural Spinal Cord Compression (ESCC) Scale.
Quraishi NA, Arealis G, Salem KM, Purushothamdas S, Edwards KL, Boszczyk BM. Spine J. 2015 Mar 26.

43. Reoperation rates in the surgical treatment of spinal metastases.
Quraishi NA, Rajabian A, Spencer A, Arealis G, Mehdian H, Boszczyk BM, Edwards KL. Spine J. 2015 Mar 2;15(3 Suppl):S37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.01.005. Epub 2015 Jan 20

42. Surgical treatment of sacral chordoma: prognostic variables for local recurrence and overall survival.
Varga PP, Szövérfi Z, Fisher CG, Boriani S, Gokaslan ZL, Dekutoski MB, Chou D, Quraishi NA, Reynolds JJ, Luzzati A, Williams R, Fehlings MG, Germscheid NM, Lazary A, Rhines LD.Eur Spine J. 2015 May;24(5):1092-101.

41. Diagnosis and treatment of a rectal-cutaneous fistula: a rare complication of coccygectomy.
Behrbalk E, Uri O, Maxwell-Armstrong C, Quraishi NA. Eur Spine J. 2014 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]

40. An evidence-based medicine model for rare and often neglected neoplastic conditions.Fisher CG, Goldschlager T, Boriani S, Varga PP, Rhines LD, Fehlings MG, Luzzati A, Dekutoski MB, Reynolds JJ, Chou D, Berven SH, Williams RP, Quraishi NA, Bettegowda C, Gokaslan ZL. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Sep 5:1-7

39. Intraspinal canal rod migration causing late-onset paraparesis 8 years after scoliosis surgery. Obeid I, Vital JM, Aurouer N, Hansen S, Gangnet N, Pointillart V, Gille O, Boissiere L, Quraishi NA. Eur Spine J. 2014 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]

38. Metastatic spinal cord compression as a result of the unknown primary tumour
Quraishi NA
, Ramoutar D, Sureshkumar D, Manoharan SR, Spencer A, Arealis G, Edwards KL, Boszczyk BM.
Eur Spine J. 2014 Apr 2

37. Transoral approach for the management of a C2 neuroblastoma
Salem K, Visser J, Quraishi NA. Eur Spine J. 2014 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]

36. Calcified giant thoracic disc herniations: considerations and treatment strategies.
Quraishi NA
, Khurana A, Tsegaye MM, Boszczyk BM, Mehdian SM. Eur Spine J. 2014 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]

35. A novel scientific model for rare and often neglected neoplastic conditions.
Fisher CG, Goldschlager T, Boriani S, Varga PP, Fehlings MG, Bilsky MH, Dekutoski MB, Luzzati A, Williams RP, Berven S, Chou D, Reynolds JJ, Quraishi NA, Rhines LD, Bettegowda C, Gokaslan ZL. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2013 Oct;4(2):160-2.
doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1357365.

34. Intracranial hypotension with a sixth cranial nerve palsy subsequent to massive thoracic CSF hygroma: a rare complication of thoracic disc excision
Khurana A, Brousil J, Russo A, Evans A, Quraishi NA, Boszczyk BM.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep;22(9):2047-54. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2818-1. Epub 2013 Jun 1

33. A large tuberculosis abscess causing spinal cord compression of the cervico-thoracic region in a young child
Manoharan SR, Leitao J, Emberton P, Quraishi NA.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Jul;22(7):1459-63. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2729-1. Epub 2013 Apr 20.

32. The postero-lateral approach to the mid-cervical spine for metastatic spinal tumors: technical report.
Quraishi NA
, Hammett T, Salem KM, Mehdian H.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

31. Minimal access bilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis.
Quraishi NA
, Rampersaud YR. Eur Spine J. 2013 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]

30. Intraoperative spinal cord monitoring during the surgical correction of scoliosis due to cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders.
Hammett TC, Boreham B, Quraishi NA, Mehdian SM.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Mar;22 Suppl 1:S38-41. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2652-x. Epub 2013 Jan 24.

29. Accuracy of the revised Tokuhashi score in predicting survival in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC)
Quraishi NA
, Manoharan SR, Arealis G, Khurana A, Elsayed S, Edwards KL, Boszczyk BM.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]

28. Outcome of embolised vascular metastatic renal cell tumours causing spinal cord compression
Quraishi NA
, Purushothamdas S, Manoharan SR, Arealis G, Lenthall R, Grevitt MP.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print

27. Access Related Complications in Anterior Lumbar Surgery Performed by Spinal Surgeons
Quraishi NA
, Konig M, Booker SJ, Shafafy M, Boszczyk BM, Grevitt MP, Mehdian H, Webb JK Eur Spine J. 2013 Mar;22 Suppl 1:S16-20. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2616-1. Epub 2012 Dec 19

26. Effect of Timing of Surgery on Neurological Outcome and Survival in Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
NA Quraishi
, T Rajagopal, S Elsayed, SR Manoharan, KL Edwards, BM Boszczyk
Eur Spine J. 2013 Jun;22(6):1383-8. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2635-y. Epub 2012 Dec 30

25. Surgical Treatment of Cauda Equina Compression as a Result of Metastatic Tumours of the Lumbo-Sacral Junction and Sacrum
NA Quraishi
, K Giannoulis, SR Manoharan, KL Edwards, BM Boszczyk
Eur Spine J. 2012 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]

24. Management of metastatic sacral tumours
Quraishi NA
, Giannoulis KE, Edwards KL, Boszczyk BM.
Eur Spine J. 2012 Jun 23. Oct;21(10):1984-93

23. Malpractice litigation and the spine: the NHS perspective on 235 successful claims in England.
Quraishi NA
, Hammett TC, Todd DB, Bhutta MA, Kapoor V.
Eur Spine J.
2012 May;21 Suppl 2:S196-9. Epub 2012 Feb 25.

22. Safety of fluoroscopy guided percutaneous access to the thoracic spine
Clamp JA, Bayley EJ, Ebrahimi FV, Quraishi NA, Boszczyk BM.
Eur Spine J.
2012 May;21 Suppl 2:S207-11. Epub 2012 Feb 23

21. Intra-operative localisation of thoracic spine level: a simple "'K'-wire in pedicle"technique
Thambiraj S, Quraishi NA.
Eur Spine J.
2012 May;21 Suppl 2:S221-4. Epub 2012 Feb 16

20. Posterior column reconstruction with autologous rib graft after en bloc tumor excision
Lewis SJ, Kulkarni AG, Rampersaud YR, Jhaveri S, Quraishi N, Bacon SA, Magana SP
Spine (Phila Pa 1976).
2012 Feb 15;37(4):346-50

19. Transient bilateral post-operative visual loss in spinal surgery
Quraishi NA
, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL
Eur Spine J.
2011 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

18. Minimal-invasive Percutaneous Reduction and Transsacral Screw Fixation for U-shaped Fractures
König MA, Seidel U, Heini P, Orler R, Quraishi NA, Boszczyk AA, Boszczyk BM.
J Spinal Disord Tech.
2011 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]

17. Transforaminal injection of corticosteroids for lumbar radiculopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis
Quraishi NA.

Eur Spine J.
2011 Sep 4 [Epub ahead of print]

16. A traumatic, high-energy and unstable fracture of the C5 vertebra managed with kyphoplasty: a previously unreported case.
Quraishi NA
, Elsayed S.
Eur Spine J.
2011 Oct 20(10): 1589-92

15. Metastatic spinal cord compression
Quraishi NA
, Esler C.
British Medical Journal
2011 Apr 27;342-344

14. Current Concepts in the Surgical Management of Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression N A Quraishi, Z L Gokaslan, S Boriani
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
2010 Aug; 92B (8):1054-60.

13. Giant Destructive Myxopapillary Ependymomas Of The Sacrum
N A Quraishi
, JP Wolinsky, A Bydon, T Witham, Z L Gokaslan
Journal of Neurosurgery (Spine)
2010 Feb;12(2):154-9.

12. Intra-operative Multimodality Monitoring in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery – A Prospective Analysis of 102 cases with Independent evaluation
N A Quraishi
, S J Lewis, M O Kelleher, R Sarjeant, M G Fehlings
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2009 June 15; 34(14):1504-12.

11. Cauda Equina Syndrome and the Rectal Examination
Letter response to ‘Management of low back pain’ by Steven P Cohen, Charles E Argoff, and Eugene J Carragee BMJ 2008; 337: a2718
Chrishan A Thakar, Elaine Buchanan, Nasir A. Quraishi, Chris Lavy and Jeremy Fairbank.
British Medical Journal
15 January 2009

10. Pointing In The Wrong Direction - A Case Of Diverticulitis Presenting At The Hip
S Haleem, R Clifton, N A Quraishi, J P Hallett
Hip International
2008; 18:58 – 60.

9. Do Patients With Fractures See Their Digital Radiographs And Does It Help?
N A Quraishi
, M Sahu, A H N Robinson
British Journal of Radiology
2008 May; 81 (965): 436.

8. A Case Of Occult Compartment Syndrome And Non-Resolving Rhabdomyolysis
S Prakash, N A Quraishi, P Nelligan, M G Fehlings
Journal of General Internal Medicine
2008 Mar 19.

7. Intermittent Atlantoaxial Subluxation Caused By A Prolapsing Neurofibroma
Kelleher M O, Quraishi N A, Tan G, Guha A, Massicotte E M
Journal of Neurosurgery ( Spine )
2008 Mar; 8 (3): 288-91.

6. Fractures Of Modern High Nitrogen Stainless Steel Cemented Stems Cause, Mechanism, And Avoidance In 14 Cases
Yates P J, Quraishi N A, Kop A, Howie D W, Marx C, Swarts E
Journal of Arthroplasty
2008 Feb; 23 (2): 188-96.

5. Thawing The Frozen Shoulder - Hydrodilation Versus Manipulation Under Anaesthesia – Which Is Better For Adhesive Capsulitis?
N A Quraishi
, P Johnston, J Bayer, M Crowe, A Chakrabarti
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
2007 Sep; 89B (9): 1197-2000.

4. Correlation Of Nerve Root Pain With Dermatomal Sensory Threshold And Low Back Pain With Spinal Motion In Patients With Spinal Lumbar Spondylosis
N A Quraishi
, O Taherzadeh, A H McGregor, S P F Hughes, P Anand
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Jan 2004; 86B (1), 74-80.

3. Histoplasmosis Causing A Pathological Fracture
N A Quraishi
, R Davidson, N Steele, F Grand
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
July 2003; 85B (5), 732-733.

2. Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Spinal Surgery – Which Is Best For Spinal Surgery? A Comparison Between Cefuroxime And Gentamicin
C C Tai, S Want, N A Quraishi, J Batten, M Kalra, S P F Hughes
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
September 2002, 84B (7), 1036-9.

1. Self Monitoring Dysfunction And The Schizophrenic Symptoms Of Alien Control
J D Stirling, J S E Hellewell, N A Quraishi
Psychological Medicine
1998, 28, 675 – 683

Degenerative Scoliosis: Preoperative Assessment and Prevention of Perioperative Complications
S Sabou, N A Quraishi
eccE-Learning, European Spine Journal, in Adult Deformity Module 4, edited by Professor Daniel Chopin, 2017

Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis – - Diagnosis and Natural History
S Sabou, L Nasto, H Mehdian, N A Quraishi
eccE-Learning, European Spine Journal, in Adult Deformity Module 4, edited by Professor Daniel Chopin, 2017

Scheuermann’s and Idiopathic Kyphosis – Treatment and Management
S Sabou, L Nasto, H Mehdian, N A Quraishi
eccE-Learning, European Spine Journal, in Adult Deformity Module 4, edited by Professor Daniel Chopin, 2017

Surgical Approach to the Anterior Lumbar Spine
Ashish Khurana, Masood Shafafy and Nasir A. Quraishi
Chapter: Frontiers in Neurosurgery, Video Atlas of Spine Surgical Techniques, Bentham Books
Federico A. Landriel and Eduardo Vecchi, 2016

Early Onset Scoliosis: The Nottingham Experience
J K Webb, N A Quraishi
Chapter in ‘Early Onset Scoliosis’, Editor: Colin Nnadi,Thieme 2015

Self growing Rod Constructs in Early Onset Neuromuscular Scoliosis
SM H Mehdian, N A Quraishi
Chapter in ‘Early Onset Scoliosis’, Editor: Colin Nnadi, Thieme 2015

Surgical Approach to the Anterior Lumbar Spine (L4/5 and L5/S1)
A Khurana, M Shafafy, N A Quraishi
Chapter in Video Atlas of Spine Surgical Techniques, Betham Science Publishers 2013

Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures
N A Quraishi
, O Sahota, J Fairbank
An e-chapter in British Medical Journal www.pointofcare.bmj.com
Sept 2013

Discogenic Back Pain
Mehta JS, Giannoudis K, Cull S, Quraishi NA
A monograph for primary care physicians. BMJ Point of care, an e-publication in ePocrates
July 2012
Over 14,000 views

Complications in Lumbar Spine Surgery
N A Quraishi, K Salem
Chapter in ‘Spine Revision for the FRCS’, Cambridge Publishing, 2010