Department Presentations at Spine Summit



Spine Summit 2019

Pittsburgh, March 17, 2019 -- University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and residents participated in numerous courses and presentations at Spine Summit 2019, the 35th annual meeting of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, held March 14-17 in Miami Beach, Fla. The theme of this year's meeting was "Technological Innovation for Restoring Patient Function."

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Leading, Expanding, Advancing Anterior Column Realignment: Insights to Lateral Procedural Solutions, ALIF, and TLIF
Non-CME Sponsored Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Adam S. Kanter, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Juan S. Uribe

Stand Alone for MIS Deformity? When to Back Up Posteriorly
Special Course 2: Case-based Pearls and Pitfalls for the Practicing Spine Surgeon
3:54 - 4:09 p.m.
Speaker: Adam S. Kanter

Saturday, March 16, 2019

205 Impact of Lower Thoracic Versus Upper Lumbar UIV in MIS Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity
MIS/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:10 - 8:12 a.m.
Presenters: Robert Eastlack, Pierce D. Nunley, Juan S. Uribe, Paul Park, Stacie Tran, Michael Y. Wang, Khoi D. Than, David O. Okonkwo, Adam S. Kanter, Neel Anand, Richard G. Fessler, Kai-Ming G. Fu, Dean Chou, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., International Spine Study Group

206 Is Achieving Optimal Spinopelvic Parameters Necessary to Obtain Substantial Clinical Benefit: Analysis of Patients Who Underwent Circumferential MIS or Hybrid Surgery with Open Posterior Instrumentation
MIS/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:12 - 8:14 a.m.
Presenters: Paul Park, Robert Eastlack, Kai-Ming G. Fu, Stacie Tran, Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., Juan S. Uribe, Michael Y. Wang, Khoi D. Than, David O. Okonkwo, Adam S. Kanter, Pierce D. Nunley, Neel Anand, Richard G. Fessler, Dean Cho

264 The Effects of Preemptive Hypothermia on Neurophysiological and Functional Outcomes Following Iatrogenic Spinal Cord Impact Injury
Spine Trauma/General Spine Surgery 1 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:52 - 8:54 a.m.
Presenters: Ahmed Jorge, Shreya Umredkar, Erika Fish, Rohan Krishnan, Parthasarathy D. Thirumala

316 Surgical Management of Cervical Epidural Abscess: A Treatment Algorithm in Response to the Opioid Epidemic
Improving Healthcare Delivery and Patient Outcomes Breakout: Abstract Presentation
9:16 - 9:18 a.m.
Presenters: Jason E. McGowan, D. Kojo Hamilton

Interbody (Death) Cage Match
Scientific Session 4
Co-Moderator: Adam S. Kanter
10:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

363 Perioperative Neurological Complications Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Clinical Impact on 317,789 Patients from the National Inpatient Sample
General Spine Surgery 3 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
7:51 - 7:53 a.m.
Presenters: Nitin Agarwal, Ahmed Kashkoush, Amol Mehta, Enyinna L. NwachukuDaryl FieldsNima Alan, Adam S. Kanter, David O. Okonkwo, D. Kojo HamiltonParthasarathy D. Thirumala

396 Balloon Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Fractures with Posterior Wall Disruption
General Spine Surgery 3 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
9:01 - 9:03 a.m.
Presenters: Alp Ozpinar, Nima AlanPeter C. Gerszten

481 Association of Body Mass Index, Sagittal Vertical Axis Change, and Health-related Quality of Life Outcomes Following Adult Deformity Surgery
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
7:45 - 7:47 a.m.
Presenters: Nitin Agarwal, Federico Angriman, Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Adam S. Kanter, David O. Okonkwo, Alan H. Daniels, Peter G. Passias, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Virginie Lafage, Renaud Lafage, Frank Schwab, Shay Bess, Christopher P. Ames, Justin S. Smith, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Sr., Douglas C. Burton, D. Kojo Hamilton

485 Transforaminal Versus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion at L5-S1 in MIS Treatment of ASD: Effect on Spinopelvic Parameters and Outcomes in Degenerative Scoliosis
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
7:53 - 7:55 a.m.
Presenters: Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Eric S. Varley, Juan S. Uribe, Paul Park, Stacie Tran, Pierce D. Nunley, Adam S. Kanter, Neel Anand, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Khoi D. Than, David O. Okonkwo, Richard G. Fessler, Kai-Ming G. Fu, Michael Y. Wang, Dean Chou, Robert Eastlack, International Spine Study Group

489 Grading of Complications Following Cervical Deformity-corrective Surgery: Are Existing Classification Systems Applicable?
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:01 - 8:03 a.m.
Presenters: Peter G. Passias, Cole Bortz, Renaud Lafage, Justin S. Smith, Breton G. Line, Gregory M Mundis Jr., Michael P. Kelly, Avery Brown, Katherine Pierce, Haddy Alas, Paul Park, Daniel M. Sciubba, D. Kojo Hamilton, Jeffrey L. Gum, Douglas C. Burton, Robert A. Hart, Frank Schwab, Shay Bess, Christopher I. Shaffrey Sr., Eric Klineberg, International Spine Study Group

491 Reciprocal Changes of Mild and Severe Cases of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Lumbo-Pelvic Spinal Fusions
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:05 - 8:07 a.m.
Presenters: Peter G. Passias, Nicholas Frangella, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Justin S. Smith, Breton G. Line, D. Kojo Hamilton, Bassel G. Diebo, Khaled Kebaish, Haddy Alas, Frank Segreto, Alex Soroceanu, Jeffrey L. Gum, Munish C. Gupta, Eric Klineberg, Douglas C. Burton, Robert A. Hart, Christopher P. Ames, Shay Bess, Christopher I. Shaffrey Sr., Frank Schwab

493 Is Frailty Responsive to Surgical Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity? An Investigation of Sagittal Re-alignment and Frailty Component Drivers
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:09 - 8:11 a.m.
Presenters: Frank Segreto, Peter G. Passias, Renaud Lafage, Justin S. Smith, Breton G. Line, Juan S. Uribe, Bassel G. Diebo, D. Kojo Hamilton, Robert Eastlack, Cole Bortz, Haddy Alas, Katherine Pierce, Jeffrey L. Gum, Munish C. Gupta, Eric Klineberg, Douglas C. Burton, Robert A. Hart, Shay Bess, Christopher I. Shaffrey Sr., Christopher P. Ames, Virginie Lafage

495 Incidence of Acute, Progressive, and Delayed Proximal Junctional Kyphosis over an 8-year Period in Adult Spinal Deformity Patients
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:13 - 8:15 a.m.
Presenters: Frank Segreto, Peter G. Passias, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Justin S. Smith, Haddy Alas, Breton G. Line, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Pierce D. Nunley, Alan H. Daniels, Munish C. Gupta, Jeffrey L. Gum, D. Kojo Hamilton, Eric Klineberg, Douglas C. Burton, Robert A. Hart, Frank Schwab, Shay Bess, Christopher I. Shaffrey Sr., Christopher P. Ames

506 Preoperative Chronic Opiate Use Associated with Lower Post-Surgical Clinical Outcomes After Complex Spinal Deformity Surgery
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:39 - 8:41 a.m.
Presenters: David SalvettiKamil W. NowickiNitin AgarwalNima Alan, Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, D. Kojo Hamilton, Adam S. KanterDavid O. Okonkwo

508 Evaluating the Need for Iliac Fixation in Long Segment Thoracolumbar Fusions
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:43 - 8:45 a.m.
Presenters: Juan S. Uribe, David S. Xu, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Robert Eastlack, Paul Park, Pierce D. Nunley, Khoi D. Than, Neel Anand, Adam S. Kanter, David O. Okonkwo, Dean Chou, Michael Y. Wang, Kai-Ming G. Fu, Richard G. Fessler, Praveen V. Mummaneni, International Spine Study Group (ISSG)

512 Hardware Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Correction When Using Computer-Assisted Rod Bending Technology: A Single Institutions Experience
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
8:51 – 8:53 a.m.
Presenters: Nima Alan, Song Kim, David SalvettiNitin AgarwalAlp Ozpinar, D. Kojo Hamilton, David O. OkonkwoAdam S. Kanter

Cahill Controversies
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Co-Moderator: D. Kojo Hamilton

Lateral/Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Future
Cahill Controversies
10:41 – 10:50 a.m.
Speaker: Adam S. Kanter