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SPIROS GEORGE PNEUMATICOS

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
AddressBen Taub General Hospital
1504 Taub Loop
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    1. Karampinas P, Kollias G, Vlamis J, Papadelis EA, Pneumaticos SG. Erratum to: Salvage of failed hip osteosynthesis for fractures with modular hip prosthesis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Dec; 25(8):1343. PMID: 25976118.
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    2. Chatziioannou S, Papamichos O, Gamaletsou MN, Georgakopoulos A, Kostomitsopoulos NG, Tseleni-Balafouta S, Papaparaskevas J, Walsh TJ, Pneumaticos SG, Sipsas NV. 18-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan for monitoring the therapeutic response in experimental Staphylococcus aureus foreign-body osteomyelitis. J Orthop Surg Res. 2015; 10:132. PMID: 26306506.
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    3. Papadelis EA, Karampinas PK, Kavroudakis E, Vlamis J, Polizois VD, Pneumaticos SG. Isolated Subtalar Distraction Arthrodesis Using Porous Tantalum: A Pilot Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Sep; 36(9):1084-8. PMID: 25921196.
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    4. Georgakopoulos A, Pneumaticos SG, Sipsas NV, Chatziioannou S. Positron emission tomography in spinal infections. Clin Imaging. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):553-8. PMID: 25914050.
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    5. Pneumaticos SG, Karampinas PK, Triantafilopoulos G, Koufos S, Polyzois V, Vlamis J. Evaluation of TLICS for thoracolumbar fractures. Eur Spine J. 2016 Apr; 25(4):1123-7. PMID: 25808483.
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    6. Karampinas PK, Kollias G, Vlamis J, Papadelis EA, Pneumaticos SG. Salvage of failed hip osteosynthesis for fractures with modular hip prosthesis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Aug; 25(6):1039-45. PMID: 25753088.
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    7. Chatziioannou S, Kallergi M, Karampina P, Zotou P, Bakalis S, Lyra V, Lamprakopoulos G, Armeniakos I, Pneumaticos S. Association between bone scintigraphy features of spinal degeneration and anthropometric and demographic variables. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2015; 28(1):13-8. PMID: 24867900.
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    8. Gilmore JH, Clayton-Smith ZJ, Aguilar M, Pneumaticos SG, Giannoudis PV. Reconstruction techniques and clinical results of patellar tendon ruptures: Evidence today. Knee. 2015 Jun; 22(3):148-55. PMID: 25819155.
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    9. Polyzois VD, Stathopoulos IP, Lampropoulou-Adamidou K, Vasiliadis ES, Vlamis J, Pneumaticos SG. Strategies for managing bone defects of the lower extremity. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2014 Oct; 31(4):577-84. PMID: 25281517.
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    10. Vasiliadis ES, Kaspiris A, Grivas TB, Khaldi L, Lamprou M, Pneumaticos SG, Nikolopoulos K, Korres DS, Papadimitriou E. Expression of macrophage elastase (MMP12) in rat tail intervertebral disc and growth plate after asymmetric loading. Bone Joint Res. 2014 Sep; 3(9):273-9. PMID: 25224255; PMCID: PMC4178305.
    11. Philippou A, Maridaki M, Pneumaticos S, Koutsilieris M. The complexity of the IGF1 gene splicing, posttranslational modification and bioactivity. Mol Med. 2014; 20:202-14. PMID: 24637928; PMCID: PMC4022784.
    12. Morassi LG, Kokkinis K, Evangelopoulos DS, Karargyris O, Vlachou I, Kalokairinou K, Pneumaticos SG. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of spinal osteoid osteoma under CT guidance. Br J Radiol. 2014 Jun; 87(1038):20140003. PMID: 24712322; PMCID: PMC4075560.
    13. Vlamis J, Karampinas P, Kavroudakis E, Pneumaticos S. The use of core track endoscopy to document accurate decompression of the femoral head. Hip Int. 2014 May-Jun; 24(3):284-9. PMID: 24500830.
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    14. Lamb JN, Panteli M, Pneumaticos SG, Giannoudis PV. Epidemiology of pertrochanteric fractures: our institutional experience. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Jun; 40(3):225-32. PMID: 26816055.
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    15. Karampinas PK, Kavroudakis E, Polyzois V, Vlamis J, Pneumaticos S. Open talar dislocations without associated fractures. Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Jun; 20(2):100-4. PMID: 24796827.
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    16. Pneumaticos SG, Panteli M, Triantafyllopoulos GK, Papakostidis C, Giannoudis PV. Management and outcome of diaphyseal aseptic non-unions of the lower limb: a systematic review. Surgeon. 2014 Jun; 12(3):166-75. PMID: 24309558.
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    17. Evangelopoulos DS, Stathopoulos IP, Morassi GP, Koufos S, Albarni A, Karampinas PK, Stylianakis A, Kohl S, Pneumaticos S, Vlamis J. Sonication: a valuable technique for diagnosis and treatment of periprosthetic joint infections. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013; 2013:375140. PMID: 24222731; PMCID: PMC3810485.
    18. Pountos I, Georgouli T, Pneumaticos S, Giannoudis PV. Fracture non-union: Can biomarkers predict outcome? Injury. 2013 Dec; 44(12):1725-32. PMID: 24075219.
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    19. Pneumaticos SG, Triantafyllopoulos GK, Evangelopoulos DS, Hipp JA, Heggeness MH. Effect of vertebroplasty on the compressive strength of vertebral bodies. Spine J. 2013 Dec; 13(12):1921-7. PMID: 23981817.
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    20. Athanasakopoulos M, Mavrogenis AF, Triantafyllopoulos G, Koufos S, Pneumaticos SG. Posterior spinal fusion using pedicle screws. Orthopedics. 2013 Jul; 36(7):e951-7. PMID: 23823055.
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    21. Lampropoulou-Adamidou K, Athanassacopoulos M, Karampinas PK, Vlamis J, Korres DS, Pneumaticos SG. Congenital variations of the upper cervical spine and their importance in preoperative diagnosis. A case report and a review of the literature. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Jul; 23 Suppl 1:S101-5. PMID: 23563588.
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    22. Ioannou S, Chatziioannou S, Pneumaticos SG, Zormpala A, Sipsas NV. Fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan contributes to the diagnosis and management of brucellar spondylodiskitis. BMC Infect Dis. 2013; 13:73. PMID: 23388066; PMCID: PMC3598225.
    23. Benetos IS, Karampinas PK, Mavrogenis AF, Romoudis P, Pneumaticos SG, Vlamis J. External fixation for displaced 2-part proximal humeral fractures. Orthopedics. 2012 Dec; 35(12):e1732-7. PMID: 23218629.
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    24. Pianou NK, Pneumaticos SG, Vlachos L, Chatziioannou SN. Can pain influence the severity of findings of an (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in loosening hip arthroplasty? Hell J Nucl Med. 2011 Sep-Dec; 14(3):318-9. PMID: 22087460.
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    25. Chatziioannou SN, Savvidou C, Pianou NK, Athanassacopoulos M, Pneumaticos SG. Balloon kyphoplasty: scintigraphy as the ultimate decision maker? Acta Orthop Belg. 2011 Jun; 77(3):371-4. PMID: 21846006.
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    26. Ioannou S, Karadima D, Pneumaticos S, Athanasiou H, Pontikis J, Zormpala A, Sipsas NV. Efficacy of prolonged antimicrobial chemotherapy for brucellar spondylodiscitis. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 May; 17(5):756-62. PMID: 20518794.
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    27. Pneumaticos SG, Zafeiris CP, Chronopoulos E, Kassi E, Lyritis GP. Vitamin D deficiency resulting to a subsequent vertebral fracture after kyphoplasty. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2011 Mar; 11(1):81-3. PMID: 21364277.
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    28. Pneumaticos SG, Chatziioannou SN, Savvidou C, Pilichou A, Rontogianni D, Korres DS. Routine needle biopsy during vertebral augmentation procedures. Is it necessary? Eur Spine J. 2010 Nov; 19(11):1894-8. PMID: 20372942; PMCID: PMC2989251.
    29. Pneumaticos SG, Chatziioannou AN, Hipp J, Chatziioannou SN. Prediction of successful discectomy using MRI quantitation of dural sac and herniated disc dimensions. Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Jan; 64(1):13-8. PMID: 20089014.
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    30. Pneumaticos SG, Savidou C, Korres DS, Chatziioannou SN. Pancreatic cancer's initial presentation: back pain due to osteoblastic bone metastasis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2010 Jan 1; 19(1):137-40. PMID: 19708936.
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    31. Savvidou C, Chatziioannou SN, Pilichou A, Pneumaticos SG. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of cell saving blood autotransfusion in adult lumbar fusion. Transfus Med. 2009 Aug; 19(4):202-6. PMID: 19706137.
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    32. Mavrogenis AF, Papagelopoulos PJ, Korres DS, Papadopoulos K, Sakas DE, Pneumaticos S. Accuracy of pedicle screw placement using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and computed tomography. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2009; 19(1):41-8. PMID: 20402629.
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    33. Kalliakmanis AG, Pneumaticos S, Plessas S, Papachristou G. Transient hip osteoporosis. Orthopedics. 2006 Mar; 29(3):263-4. PMID: 16539206.
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    34. Pneumaticos SG, Chatziioannou SN, Hipp JA, Moore WH, Esses SI. Low back pain: prediction of short-term outcome of facet joint injection with bone scintigraphy. Radiology. 2006 Feb; 238(2):693-8. PMID: 16436824.
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    35. Pneumaticos SG, Reitman CA, Lindsey RW. Diskography in the evaluation of low back pain. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006 Jan; 14(1):46-55. PMID: 16394167.
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    36. Pneumaticos SG, Esses SI. Scoliosis associated with lumbar spondylolisthesis: a case presentation and review of the literature. Spine J. 2003 Jul-Aug; 3(4):321-4. PMID: 14589194.
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    37. Pneumaticos SG, Chatziioannou SN, Lindsey RW. Superinfection of chronic multifocal osteomyelitis with Enterobacter cloacae. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2002 May; 31(5):264-7. PMID: 12041518.
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    38. Pneumaticos SG, Noble PC, Chatziioannou SN, Trevino SG. The effects of rotation on radiographic evaluation of the tibiofibular syndesmosis. Foot Ankle Int. 2002 Feb; 23(2):107-11. PMID: 11858329.
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    39. Chatziioannou A, Mourikis D, Agroyannis B, Katsenis K, Pneumaticos S, Antoniou A, Dimakakos P, Vlachos L. Renal artery stenting for renal insufficiency in solitary kidney in 26 patients. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2002 Jan; 23(1):49-54. PMID: 11748948.
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    40. Pneumaticos SG, Chatziioannou SN, Moore WH, Johnson M. The role of radionuclides in primary musculoskeletal tumors beyond the 'bone scan'. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2001 Mar; 37(3):217-26. PMID: 11248577.
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    41. Pneumaticos SG, Hipp JA, Esses SI. Sensitivity and specificity of dural sac and herniated disc dimensions in patients with low back-related leg pain. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2000 Sep; 12(3):439-43. PMID: 10992311.
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    42. Pneumaticos SG. The effects of early mobilization in the healing of achilles tendon repair. Foot Ankle Int. 2000 Jul; 21(7):551-7. PMID: 10919619.
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    43. Chatziioannou AN, Johnson ME, Pneumaticos SG, Lawrence DD, Carrasco CH. Preoperative embolization of bone metastases from renal cell carcinoma. Eur Radiol. 2000; 10(4):593-6. PMID: 10795540.
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    44. Pneumaticos SG, Noble PC, McGarvey WC, Mody DR, Trevino SG. Open versus closed repair of the Achilles tendon: an experimental animal study. Foot Ankle Int. 1999 May; 20(5):307-13. PMID: 10353769.
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    45. Murphy GA, Pneumaticos SG, Kamaric E, Noble PC, Trevino SG, Baxter DE. Biomechanical consequences of sequential plantar fascia release. Foot Ankle Int. 1998 Mar; 19(3):149-52. PMID: 9542985.
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    46. Chatziioannou AN, Asimacopoulos PJ, Malone RS, Pneumaticos SG, Safi HJ. Torsion, necrosis, and inflammation of an epiploic appendix of the large bowel: a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. South Med J. 1995 Jun; 88(6):662-3. PMID: 7777887.
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