the past five years, the Division of Neurosurgery has experienced
an unprecedented growth and is widely regarded as a leading
neurosurgical academic unit in Canada. MORE
The Remote Presence or RP-7, is a telemedicine robot which allows physicians to be present at the patient bedside, regardless of location or time. MORE
This has been another great year for research in the
Division of Neurosurgery. Division members are involved in a
wide spectrum of research. MORE
The major objective of the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
at Dalhousie is the development of skilled neurosurgeons in
the clinical care of neurosurgical patients. MORE
The Division of Neurosurgery is an integral part
of the Brain
Repair Centre, the largest and most comprehensive health
research initiative in Atlantic Canada. MORE
Neurosurgery Publications 2011
Agu R, MacDonald C, Cowley E, Shao D, Renton K, Clarke DB, Massoud E. Differential expression of organic cation transporters in normal and polyps human nasal epithelium: Implications for in vitro drug delivery studies. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 406:49-54. 2011
Arnason T, Clarke DB, Imran SI. Hyperthyroidism caused by a pituitary adenoma. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 183(11):E757. 2011
Baghbaderani BA, Mukhida K, Hong M, Mendez I, Behie LA. A review of bioreactor protocols for human neural precursor cell expansion in preparation for clinical trials. Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 6(3):229-54. 2011.
Baghbaderani BA, Mukhida K, Hong M, Mendez I, Behie LA. New bioengineering insights into human neural precursor cell expansion in culture. Biotechnology Progress 2011. 27(3):776-87. 2011
Bretzner F, Gilbert F, Baylis F, Brownstone RM. Target populations for first in-human embryonic stem cell research in spinal cord injury. Cell Stem Cell. 8:468-73. 2011
Brownstone RM and Stuart DG. Whither motoneurons? Brain Res. 1409:93-103. 2011
Brownstone RM, Krawitz S, Jordan LM. Reversal of the late phase of spike frequency adaptation in cat spinal motoneurons during fictive locomotion. Journal of Neurophysiology. 105:1045-50. 2011
Christie S, Thibault-Halman G, Casha S. Acute pharmacological DVT prophylaxis after spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 28(8):1509-14. 2011
Cox A, Breau L, Connor L, McNeely PD, Anderson PA. Transition of care to an adult spina bifida clinic: patient perspectives and medical outcomes. Journal of Urology. 185(4 Suppl): 1590-1594. 2011.
D’Arcy RCN, Gawryluk JR, Beyea SD, Ghosh Hajra S Feindel KW, Clarke DB. Tracking cognitive changes in new-onset epilepsy: Functional Imaging challenges. Epilepsia. 52(Suppl. 4):43-46, 2011
Fleetwood IG, Clarke DB, Clarke L, Imran SA, Ur E, Rheaume DE, Mulroy LA. Visual fields are preserved in acromegalic patients treated with SRT, Can J Surg 2011;54(3), p 56.
Imran SA, Pelkey M, Clarke DB, Clayton D, Trainer P. Spuriously elevated serum IGF-1 in individuals with delayed puberty - a diagnostic pitfall. Epilepsia. 52 Suppl 4:4:43-6. 2011
Kulkarni AV, Drake JM, Kestle JR, Malluci CL, Sgouros S, Constantini S, Walling S. Predicting who will benefit from endoscopic third ventriculostomy compared with shunt insertion in childhood hydrocephalus using the ETV Success Score. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Feb;(7):221. 2011
Nickerson PEB, Myers T, Clarke DB, Chow RL. Changes in Musashi-1 subcellular localization correlate with cell cycle exit during postnatal retinal development. Experimental Eye Research. 92:344-352. 2011
Nickerson PEB, McLeod MC, Myers T, Clarke DB. The effects of Epidermal Growth Factor and Erythropoitin on Muller Glial Activation and Phenotypic Plasticity in the Adult Mammalian Retina. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 89:1018-1030. 2011
Pennings R, Morris D, Clarke L, Allen S, Walling S, Bance. Natural History of Deterioration in Intracanalicular Vestibular Schwannomas. Neurosurgery. 8(1):68-77. 2011
Stuart DG and Brownstone RM. The beginning of intracellular recording in spinal neurons: facts, reflections and speculations. Brain Res. 1409:62-92. 2011
Thibault-Halman G, Tallon JM, Ackroyd-Stolrz S, Fenerty L, Karim SA, Sealy B, Clarke DB. Major Traumatic Brain Injury : Time to Tertiary Care and the Impact of a Clinical Guideline. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 70(5):1134-40. 2011.
Umansky F, Black PL, DiRocco C, Ferrer E, Goel A, Malik GM, Mathiesen T, Mendez I, Palmer JD, Juanotena JR, Fraifeld S, Rosenfeld JV. Statement of Ethics in Neurosurgery of the World of Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. World Neurosurg. 76(3-4):239-47. 2011
Borgal L, Hong M, Sadi D, Mendez I. Combined Effects of Rehabilitation and Neurotrophic Environment on Graft Function in the Hemiparkinsonian Rat. Behavioural Brain Research. Submitted 2011
Borgal L, Hong M, Sadi D, Mendez I. Rehabilitation and VM Transplantation in the Hemiparkinsonian Rat. European Journal of Neuroscience. Submitted 2011
Bui TV, Brownstone RM. A model for sensory afferent evoked rhythm resetting in a CPG network with sparse sensory input. Soc. Neurosci. 919.01. 2011
Christie SD, Meisner J, Marsh D. Spinal Cord Injury Induced Neuropathic Pain Can be prevented in Murine Model by Early Treatment with Pregablin. Eleventh Annual Scientific Conference of the Canadian Spine Society. 2011;28:2.4.25. 2011
Fenerty LA, Thibault-Halman G, Young J, Walling S, Clarke DB. Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Ski and Snowboard Helmet use in Nova Scotia. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference. 2011.
Fenerty LA, Thibault-Halman G, Clarke DB. The Effects of Helmet Use Pre and Post Mandatory Helmets for Skating: The Halifax Experience. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference. 2011.
Fenerty L, Christie SD, Lynch M. A pilot project to study the effects of conservative treatment for low back pain patients on a neurosurgical spine wait list. Eleventh Annual Scientific Conference of the Canadian Spine Society. 2011;9:1.2.07. 2011
Robichaud A, Poushay H, Pencle F, Wheeler-O’Neil C, Christie SD. Can referral triage scores predict surgical cases? Eleventh Annual Scientific Conference of the Canadian Spine Society. 2011;50:1.5.04. 2011
Fenerty LA, Thibault-Halman G, Landry J, Bruce B, Young J, Walling S, Clarke DB. Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Ski and Snowboard Helmet use in Nova Scotia. Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Scientific Meeting. 2011.
Mendez I and Van den Hof, M. Portable Remote Presence Device for Point-of-Care Health Care Delivery. Canadian Medical Association Journal. Submitted 2011
Thibault-Halman G, Fenerty LA, Tallon JM, Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Sealy B, Karim SA, Clarke DB. Improving Time to Tertiary Care Through the Implementation of a Head Injury Guideline: Is this possible? Canadian Journal of Surgery. 54(3):p56. 2011
Thibault-Halman G, Fenerty LA, Tallon JM, Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Sealy B, Karim SA, Clarke DB. Improving Time to Tertiary Care Through the Implementation of a Head Injury Guideline: Is this possible? Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Scientific Meeting. 2011.
Shankar JJS, Pickett GE. Technique for plain CT and CT angiogram of the head in an obese patient Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. In press. 2011