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WILLIAM ERNEST WHITEHEAD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Neurosurgery
DivisionNeurosurgery
AddressTexas Children's Hospital
Clinical Care Center, Room 1230
Houston TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    DivisionObstet & Gyne: Maternal & Fetal Med


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    1. Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Limbrick DD, Whitehead W, Browd S, Rozzelle C, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Oakes WJ, Drake J, Luerssen TG, Kestle J. Shunting outcomes in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus: results of a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective cohort study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 20(1):19-29. PMID: 28452657.
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    2. Levy RL, Langer SL, van Tilburg MA, Romano JM, Murphy TB, Walker LS, Mancl LA, Claar RL, DuPen MM, Whitehead WE, Abdullah B, Swanson KS, Baker MD, Stoner SA, Christie DL, Feld AD. Brief telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy targeted to parents of children with functional abdominal pain: a randomized controlled trial. Pain. 2017 Apr; 158(4):618-628. PMID: 28301859.
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    3. Marques NR, Whitehead WE, Kallu UR, Kinsky MP, Funston JS, Wassar T, Khan MN, Milosch M, Jupiter D, Grigoriadis K, Kramer GC. Physician-Directed Versus Computerized Closed-Loop Control of Blood Pressure Using Phenylephrine in a Swine Model. Anesth Analg. 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28368937.
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    4. Sato M, Gunther JR, Mahajan A, Jo E, Paulino AC, Adesina AM, Jones JY, Ketonen LM, Su JM, Okcu MF, Khatua S, Dauser RC, Whitehead WE, Weinberg J, Chintagumpala MM. Progression-free survival of children with localized ependymoma treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy or proton-beam radiation therapy. Cancer. 2017 Mar 07. PMID: 28267208.
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    5. Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Shamshirsaz AA, Bateni ZH, Olutoye OO, Olutoye OA, Mann DG, Espinoza J, Williams E, Lee TC, Keswani SG, Ayres N, Cassady CI, Mehollin-Ray AR, Sanz Cortes M, Carreras E, Peiro JL, Ruano R, Cass DL. Fetoscopic Open Neural Tube Defect Repair: Development and Refinement of a Two-Port, Carbon Dioxide Insufflation Technique. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar 06. PMID: 28277363.
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    6. Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV, Wellons JC, Rozzelle CJ, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD, Browd SR, Naftel RP, Shannon CN, Simon TD, Holubkov R, Illner A, Cochrane DD, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Oakes WJ, Kestle JR. Ventricular catheter entry site and not catheter tip location predicts shunt survival: a secondary analysis of 3 large pediatric hydrocephalus studies. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Feb; 19(2):157-167. PMID: 27813457.
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    7. Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Gove N, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N. Variability in Management of First Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Observational Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2016 Sep 27. PMID: 27692463.
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    8. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Drake JM, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle CJ, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Kestle JR. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 18(4):423-429. PMID: 27258593.
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    9. Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Ball R, Silver R, Shamshirsaz A, Ruano R, Espinoza J, Becker J, Olutoye O, Hollier L. Fetoscopic Amniotic Band Release in a Case of Chorioamniotic Separation: An Innovative New Technique. AJP Rep. 2016 Apr; 6(2):e222-5. PMID: 27298754; PMCID: PMC4902712.
    10. Siah KT, Wong RK, Whitehead WE. Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant IBS: Separate and Distinct Disorders or a Spectrum of Disease? Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2016 Mar; 12(3):171-8. PMID: 27231446; PMCID: PMC4872845.
    11. Parsons DW, Roy A, Yang Y, Wang T, Scollon S, Bergstrom K, Kerstein RA, Gutierrez S, Petersen AK, Bavle A, Lin FY, López-Terrada DH, Monzon FA, Hicks MJ, Eldin KW, Quintanilla NM, Adesina AM, Mohila CA, Whitehead W, Jea A, Vasudevan SA, Nuchtern JG, Ramamurthy U, McGuire AL, Hilsenbeck SG, Reid JG, Muzny DM, Wheeler DA, Berg SL, Chintagumpala MM, Eng CM, Gibbs RA, Plon SE. Diagnostic Yield of Clinical Tumor and Germline Whole-Exome Sequencing for Children With Solid Tumors. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan 28. PMID: 26822237.
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    12. Kestle JR, Holubkov R, Douglas Cochrane D, Kulkarni AV, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Jerry Oakes W, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Simon TD, Walker ML, Wellons JC, Browd SR, Drake JM, Shannon CN, Tamber MS, Whitehead WE. A new Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 17(4):391-6. PMID: 26684763.
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    13. Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JR, Holubkov R, Butler J, Kulkarni AV, Drake J, Whitehead WE, Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle C, Browd SR, Simon TD. Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 17(4):382-90. PMID: 26636251.
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    14. Belfort MA, Shamshirsaz AA, Whitehead WE, Ball R, Silver R, Ruano R, Espinoza J, Mann DG, McCullough L, Chervenak F. Unusual pleuroamniotic shunt complication managed using a two-port in-CO2 fetoscopic technique: technical and ethical considerations. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jan; 47(1):123-4. PMID: 26183219.
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    15. Markland AD, Burgio KL, Whitehead WE, Richter HE, Wilcox CM, Redden DT, Beasley TM, Goode PS. Loperamide Versus Psyllium Fiber for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: The Fecal Incontinence Prescription (Rx) Management (FIRM) Randomized Clinical Trial. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Oct; 58(10):983-93. PMID: 26347971.
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    16. Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Shamshirsaz AA, Ruano R, Cass DL, Olutoye OO. Fetoscopic Repair of Meningomyelocele. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct; 126(4):881-4. PMID: 25923030.
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    17. Belfort M, Whitehead W, Shamshirsaz A, Ruano R, Cass D, Olutoye O. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep; 126(3):674-5. PMID: 26509198.
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    18. Gunther JR, Sato M, Chintagumpala M, Ketonen L, Jones JY, Allen PK, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Su JM, Weinberg J, Boehling NS, Khatua S, Adesina A, Dauser R, Whitehead WE, Mahajan A. Imaging Changes in Pediatric Intracranial Ependymoma Patients Treated With Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Compared to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Sep 1; 93(1):54-63. PMID: 26279024.
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    19. van Tilburg MA, Levy RL, Walker LS, Von Korff M, Feld LD, Garner M, Feld AD, Whitehead WE. Psychosocial mechanisms for the transmission of somatic symptoms from parents to children. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 May 14; 21(18):5532-41. PMID: 25987776; PMCID: PMC4427675.
    20. van Tilburg MA, Hyman PE, Walker L, Rouster A, Palsson OS, Kim SM, Whitehead WE. Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders in infants and toddlers. J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3):684-9. PMID: 25557967.
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    21. Levy RL, Langer SL, Romano JM, Labus J, Walker LS, Murphy TB, Tilburg MA, Feld LD, Christie DL, Whitehead WE. Cognitive mediators of treatment outcomes in pediatric functional abdominal pain. Clin J Pain. 2014 Dec; 30(12):1033-43. PMID: 24469611; PMCID: PMC4110203.
    22. Whitehead WE, Rao SS, Lowry A, Nagle D, Varma M, Bitar KN, Bharucha AE, Hamilton FA. Treatment of fecal incontinence: state of the science summary for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases workshop. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jan; 110(1):138-46; quiz 147. PMID: 25331348.
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    23. Lam S, Luerssen TG, Whitehead WE, Jea A, Pan IW. Letters to the Editor: challenges in identifying endoscopic third ventriculostomy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 14(5):558-60. PMID: 25216289.
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    24. Teo WY, Elghetany MT, Shen J, Man TK, Li X, Chintagumpala M, Su JM, Dauser R, Whitehead W, Adesina AM, Lau CC. Therapeutic implications of CD1d expression and tumor-infiltrating macrophages in pediatric medulloblastomas. J Neurooncol. 2014 Nov; 120(2):293-301. PMID: 25115738.
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    25. Bishop AJ, Greenfield B, Mahajan A, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Allen PK, Chintagumpala M, Kahalley LS, McAleer MF, McGovern SL, Whitehead WE, Grosshans DR. Proton beam therapy versus conformal photon radiation therapy for childhood craniopharyngioma: multi-institutional analysis of outcomes, cyst dynamics, and toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Oct 1; 90(2):354-61. PMID: 25052561; PMCID: PMC4194252.
    26. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Browd SR, Drake JM, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle CJ, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infants with hydrocephalus: a retrospective Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 14(3):224-9. PMID: 24995823.
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    27. Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Wellons JC, Kulkarni AV, Browd S, Limbrick D, Rozzelle C, Tamber MS, Simon TD, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Oakes WJ, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Drake JM, Kestle JR. Factors associated with ventricular catheter movement and inaccurate catheter location: post hoc analysis of the hydrocephalus clinical research network ultrasound-guided shunt placement study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 14(2):173-8. PMID: 24926971.
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    28. Wang L, Yamaguchi S, Burstein MD, Terashima K, Chang K, Ng HK, Nakamura H, He Z, Doddapaneni H, Lewis L, Wang M, Suzuki T, Nishikawa R, Natsume A, Terasaka S, Dauser R, Whitehead W, Adekunle A, Sun J, Qiao Y, Marth G, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Leal SM, Wheeler DA, Lau CC. Novel somatic and germline mutations in intracranial germ cell tumours. Nature. 2014 Jul 10; 511(7508):241-5. PMID: 24896186; PMCID: PMC4532372.
    29. van Tilburg MA, Fortunato JE, Squires M, Drossman DA, Dalton C, Lichtman S, Whitehead WE. Impact of eating restriction on gastrointestinal motility in adolescents with IBS. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Apr; 58(4):491-4. PMID: 24164903.
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    30. Simon TD, Butler J, Whitlock KB, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Mayer-Hamblett N, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J. Risk factors for first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: findings from a multi-center prospective cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 164(6):1462-8.e2. PMID: 24661340; PMCID: PMC4035376.
    31. Hadley C, Gressot LV, Patel AJ, Wang LL, Flores RJ, Whitehead WE, Luerssen TG, Jea A, Bollo RJ. Osteosarcoma of the cranial vault and skull base in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Apr; 13(4):380-7. PMID: 24483254.
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    32. Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Wellons JC, Kulkarni AV, Holubkov R, Illner A, Oakes WJ, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Drake JM, Kestle JR. No significant improvement in the rate of accurate ventricular catheter location using ultrasound-guided CSF shunt insertion: a prospective, controlled study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 12(6):565-74. PMID: 24116981.
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    33. Matthews CA, Whitehead WE, Townsend MK, Grodstein F. Risk factors for urinary, fecal, or dual incontinence in the Nurses' Health Study. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 122(3):539-45. PMID: 23921863; PMCID: PMC3952631.
    34. Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Butler J, Browd SR, Drake JM, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Limbrick DD, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE. Outcomes of CSF shunting in children: comparison of Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network cohort with historical controls: clinical article. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 12(4):334-8. PMID: 23909616.
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    35. Shah S, Murthy SB, Whitehead WE, Jea A, Nassif LM. Decompressive hemicraniectomy in pediatric patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarction: case series and review of the literature. World Neurosurg. 2013 Jul-Aug; 80(1-2):126-33. PMID: 23791748.
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    36. Terashima K, Chow K, Jones J, Ahern C, Jo E, Ellezam B, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Su J, Adesina A, Mahajan A, Dauser R, Whitehead W, Lau C, Chintagumpala M. Long-term outcome of centrally located low-grade glioma in children. Cancer. 2013 Jul 15; 119(14):2630-8. PMID: 23625612.
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    37. Markland AD, Palsson O, Goode PS, Burgio KL, Busby-Whitehead J, Whitehead WE. Association of low dietary intake of fiber and liquids with constipation: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 May; 108(5):796-803. PMID: 23567352; PMCID: PMC3786707.
    38. Teo WY, Shen J, Su JM, Yu A, Wang J, Chow WY, Li X, Jones J, Dauser R, Whitehead W, Adesina AM, Chintagumpala M, Man TK, Lau CC. Implications of tumor location on subtypes of medulloblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Sep; 60(9):1408-10. PMID: 23512859.
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    39. Levy RL, Langer SL, Walker LS, Romano JM, Christie DL, Youssef N, DuPen MM, Ballard SA, Labus J, Welsh E, Feld LD, Whitehead WE. Twelve-month follow-up of cognitive behavioral therapy for children with functional abdominal pain. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 167(2):178-84. PMID: 23277304; PMCID: PMC4167735.
    40. Giannoni CM, Whitehead WE. Use of endoscopic vascularized nasoseptal flap in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):344-6. PMID: 23264122.
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    41. Lee YY, Waid A, Tan HJ, Chua AS, Whitehead WE. Rome III survey of irritable bowel syndrome among ethnic Malays. World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Nov 28; 18(44):6475-80; discussion p. 6479. PMID: 23197894; PMCID: PMC3508643.
    42. Wellons JC, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Riva-Cambrin J, Whitehead W, Kestle J, Kulkarni AV. The assessment of bulging fontanel and splitting of sutures in premature infants: an interrater reliability study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jan; 11(1):12-4. PMID: 23121114.
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    43. Townsend MK, Matthews CA, Whitehead WE, Grodstein F. Risk factors for fecal incontinence in older women. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan; 108(1):113-9. PMID: 23090350; PMCID: PMC3537864.
    44. Rao VY, Shah KB, Bollo RJ, Mawad ME, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Management of ruptured dissecting intracranial aneurysms in infants: report of four cases and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Apr; 29(4):685-91. PMID: 23014950.
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    45. Hwang SW, Gressot LV, Rangel-Castilla L, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Bollo RJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Outcomes of instrumented fusion in the pediatric cervical spine. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Nov; 17(5):397-409. PMID: 22998404.
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    46. Thomas JG, Hwang SW, Blumberg TJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Correlation between shunt series and scoliosis radiographs in children with myelomeningoceles. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Nov; 17(5):410-4. PMID: 22978435.
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    47. Mayer RR, Hwang SW, Reddy GD, Morales DL, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Bollo RJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Neurosurgical complications of left ventricular assist devices in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Nov; 10(5):370-5. PMID: 22938079.
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    48. Patel AJ, Boatey J, Muns J, Bollo RJ, Whitehead WE, Giannoni CM, Jea A. Endoscopic endonasal odontoidectomy in a child with chronic type 3 atlantoaxial rotatory fixation: case report and literature review. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Nov; 28(11):1971-5. PMID: 22763656.
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    49. Riva-Cambrin J, Shannon CN, Holubkov R, Whitehead WE, Kulkarni AV, Drake J, Simon TD, Browd SR, Kestle JR, Wellons JC. Center effect and other factors influencing temporization and shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 May; 9(5):473-81. PMID: 22546024; PMCID: PMC3361965.
    50. Rangel-Castilla L, Hwang SW, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Surgical treatment of thoracic Pott disease in a 3-year-old child, with vertebral column resection and posterior-only circumferential reconstruction of the spinal column: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 9(4):447-51. PMID: 22462713.
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    51. Rangel-Castilla L, Hwang SW, Jea A, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Dauser RC. Development of secondary unilateral coronal suture synostosis with a sagittal suture synostosis in a nonsyndromic patient. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 9(2):116-8. PMID: 22295913.
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    52. Paulson D, Hwang SW, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Aqueductal developmental venous anomaly as an unusual cause of congenital hydrocephalus: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2012; 6:7. PMID: 22236945; PMCID: PMC3275479.
    53. Hwang SW, Thomas JG, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Kim ES, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Left thorascopic sympathectomy for refractory long QT syndrome in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 8(5):455-9. PMID: 22044368.
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    54. Patel AJ, Fox BD, Fahim DK, Fulkerson DH, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. A clinicopathologic correlation in osteoblastoma of the spine in a child. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1728-30. PMID: 21992740.
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    55. Hwang SW, Al-Shamy G, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser R, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Amenorrhea complicating endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the pediatric age group. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Sep; 8(3):325-8. PMID: 21882927.
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    56. Patel AJ, Cherian J, Fox BD, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Publication patterns of oral and poster presentations at the annual meetings of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. J Neurosurg. 2011 Dec; 115(6):1258-61. PMID: 21961894.
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    57. Hwang SW, Thomas JG, Blumberg TJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Kyphectomy in patients with myelomeningocele treated with pedicle screw-only constructs: case reports and review. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jul; 8(1):63-70. PMID: 21721891.
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    58. Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin J, Wellons JC, Kulkarni AV, Whitehead WE, Walker ML, Oakes WJ, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Simon TD, Holubkov R. A standardized protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Quality Improvement Initiative. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jul; 8(1):22-9. PMID: 21721884; PMCID: PMC3153415.
    59. Al-Shamy G, Relyea K, Adesina A, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Solid variant of aneurysmal bone cyst of the thoracic spine: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2011; 5:261. PMID: 21718507; PMCID: PMC3141711.
    60. Chern JJ, Dauser RC, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. The effect of tethered cord release on coronal spinal balance in tight filum terminale. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jun 15; 36(14):E944-9. PMID: 21289577.
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    61. Thomas JG, Hwang SW, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Minimally invasive lumbar microdiscectomy in pediatric patients: a series of 6 patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 7(6):616-9. PMID: 21631198.
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    62. Parnell BA, Whitehead WE, Geller EJ, Jannelli ML, Connolly A. Overlapping anal sphincteroplasty: impact of suture selection on bowel symptoms. J Reprod Med. 2011 May-Jun; 56(5-6):187-91. PMID: 21682111.
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    63. Patel AJ, Cherian J, Fulkerson DH, Fox BD, Chern JJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Computed tomography morphometric analysis for translaminar screw fixation in the upper thoracic spine of the pediatric population. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 7(4):383-8. PMID: 21456910.
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    64. Fulkerson DH, Satyan KB, Wilder LM, Riviello JJ, Stayer SA, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials in very young children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 7(4):331-7. PMID: 21456902.
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    65. Shinozaki M, Kanazawa M, Palsson OS, Sagami Y, Endo Y, Hongo M, Drossman DA, Whitehead WE, Fukudo S. Validation of the Japanese version of comorbid conditions questionnaire (CCQ-J) and recent physical symptoms questionnaire (RPSQ-J). Intern Med. 2011; 50(5):375-80. PMID: 21372445.
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    66. Choung RS, Shah ND, Chitkara D, Branda ME, Van Tilburg MA, Whitehead WE, Katusic SK, Locke GR, Talley NJ. Direct medical costs of constipation from childhood to early adulthood: a population-based birth cohort study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Jan; 52(1):47-54. PMID: 20890220; PMCID: PMC3212031.
    67. Fahim DK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Routine use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in posterior fusions of the pediatric spine: safety profile and efficacy in the early postoperative period. Neurosurgery. 2010 Nov; 67(5):1195-204; discussion 1204. PMID: 20871458.
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    68. Patel AJ, Fox BD, Fulkerson DH, Yallampalli S, Illner A, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome during posterior fossa tumor resection in a child. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Oct; 6(4):377-80. PMID: 20887113.
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    69. Chern JJ, Macias CG, Jea A, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Whitehead WE. Effectiveness of a clinical pathway for patients with cerebrospinal fluid shunt malfunction. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Oct; 6(4):318-24. PMID: 20887102.
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    70. Jea A, Bradshaw TJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG. The high risks of ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures for hydrocephalus associated with vein of Galen malformations in childhood: case report and literature review. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2010 Aug; 46(2):141-5. PMID: 20664304.
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    71. Viswanathan A, Johnson KK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Hybrid spinal constructs using sublaminar polyester bands in posterior instrumented fusions in children: a series of 5 cases. Neurosurgery. 2010 May; 66(5):862-7; discussion 867. PMID: 20404689.
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    72. Kitagawa RS, Satyan KB, Relyea K, Dauser RC, Nuchtern JG, Minifee PK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Video-assisted thorascopic repair of a subarachnoid-pleural fistula in a child after thoracic tumor resection: technical note. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 20; 35(9):E347-50. PMID: 20375768.
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    73. Dunivan GC, Heymen S, Palsson OS, von Korff M, Turner MJ, Melville JL, Whitehead WE. Fecal incontinence in primary care: prevalence, diagnosis, and health care utilization. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May; 202(5):493.e1-6. PMID: 20223447; PMCID: PMC3855440.
    74. Levy RL, Langer SL, Walker LS, Romano JM, Christie DL, Youssef N, DuPen MM, Feld AD, Ballard SA, Welsh EM, Jeffery RW, Young M, Coffey MJ, Whitehead WE. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with functional abdominal pain and their parents decreases pain and other symptoms. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Apr; 105(4):946-56. PMID: 20216531; PMCID: PMC2887246.
    75. van Tilburg MA, Runyan DK, Zolotor AJ, Graham JC, Dubowitz H, Litrownik AJ, Flaherty E, Chitkara DK, Whitehead WE. Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms after abuse in a prospective study of children at risk for abuse and neglect. Ann Fam Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 8(2):134-40. PMID: 20212300; PMCID: PMC2834720.
    76. Jea A, Coscarella E, Chintagumpala M, Bhattacharjee M, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG. Medulloblastoma and juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma presenting as synchronous primary brain tumors in a child: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 5(2):149-54. PMID: 20121362.
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    77. Gutman RE, Bradley CS, Ye W, Markland AD, Whitehead WE, Fitzgerald MP. Effects of colpocleisis on bowel symptoms among women with severe pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2010 Apr; 21(4):461-6. PMID: 19960182; PMCID: PMC2896064.
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